The Art Event

On 2/21/2014



2015 Art Event

February 6-8, 2015

Featured Artist: TJ Cunningham

Featured Piece: Dixie's Hue



About The Art Event 2015


This year, we have an exciting line-up of 54 uniquely talented artists exhibiting their original work, including 41 returning artists and 13 new artists. Styles range from traditional to contemporary, with a wide range of mediums and prices. There's something for everyone, as 3 dimensional art is represented, including: pottery, oriental rugs, jewelry, leather and wood working.


The Art Event Online Auction


Please click here to be taken directly to our online auction. To bid on a piece, follow these steps: 


  • Register
  • Place Bid
  • Text alerts will notify you if you have been outbid.
  • You may place bids higher than “next bid” amount.
  • If you are logged in at the 5 p.m. closing time, you will not be shut out of placing your bid. MobilSmartBid will hold for you until bidding activity has stopped.
  • You will not be required to give your credit card number to place a bid.
  • Winning Bidders may pay for and collect their artwork at The Art Event show checkout or by contacting the Lipscomb Academy Advancement Office at 615.966.6321 to make arrangements.


The Art Event Dates and Times

Friday, Feb. 6: 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 8: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Artists participating in the 2015 Art Event include: 


Gene Albritton

Frank Baggett

Melissa Payne Baker

Shirley Bramlett

Carol Carmichael

Adam Clague

Hannah Clayton

Ann Cowden

Charles Cox

Tonya Crawford

TJ Cunningham

Vicki Denaburg

Carrie Duborg

Lauren Dunn

Thomas Andrew Findlay

Justin Gaffrey

Dennis Harris

Denise Hawkins

Christian Hemme

Bitsy Hughes

Elaine Jackson

Joan Jannaman

Mildred Jarrett

Susan Jones

Thalia Kahl

Jon Kardamis

Amy Karnes


Lindsey Kernodle

Judy Klich

Tim Liddle

Emily Little

Colleen Lyons

Beverly Mayes

Max McWhorter

Carol Moliterno

Paige Morehead

Mike Moyers

David Nichols

Roy Overcast

Jairo Prado

Enrique Pupo-Walker

Colleen Quint

Erin Rickelton

Lorna Sanders

Vicki Shipley

Streater Spencer

Jonathan Stasko

Janice Stevens

Phil Stoner

Nicholas Sumner

Mary Veazie

Amber Wallace

Marilyn Wendling

Ann White

Caryl Witt


Featured Artist TJ Cunningham


Although TJ Cunningham displayed artistic interests as a child, he did not begin painting in oils until his first painting class at Pensacola Christian College. His primary instructor Brian Jekel instilled in him a deep love for the great masters of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Since then, TJ has spent hours in art museums learning to unravel the thought processes of painters from John Singer Sargent to William Bouguereau. This study of the masters coupled with hundreds of hours behind his easel, gives ever deepening quality and growing notoriety to his work.


TJ was recently named one of America’s emerging artists by Southwest Art Magazine. He has received numerous awards including the Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America in 2013 and fifth place award from the Portrait Society in 2014. His works has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States. 


Learn more about Cunningham by visiting


You can view recent award-winning works by visiting the following links:!Fifth-Place/zoom/c15nh/image19ts



Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors






If you are interested in sponsoring one of our talented artists, please follow this link for the Booth Sponsor Form.