All Cress Gallery events are free and open to campus and community.
Cress events range from artist's lectures, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and gallery talks as well as informal receptions that provide an opportunity for one on one conversation with the artists in association with exhibitions of their work.
(Pictured above: Michael Vasquez, Fall 2010 Diane Marek Visiting Artist, speaks about his exhibition What Comes with the Territory in the Cress)
June 20, 2014The Cress Gallery and the Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series are "on the road" to Atlanta for the upoming 9/50 Southeast Arts Presenters Summit, June 20 -22 at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center! Click the "exhibitions" tab for details and more information, and DO plan to join us there!!!
June 02 - July 29, 2015Selections V: Art from the UTC Permanent Collection
From the gift-based collection of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, a selection of paintings, drawings, and original prints whose creation dates span nearly a century of the history of the University, the Chattanooga community, and the National and International Modern Art Movement. Summer hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday. Closed on weekends and July 4th.
April 14, 2015Next in the Cress: UTC Department of Art 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibitions! Show Two opens Tuesday, April 14. Artists' Presentations begin at 5:00pm in the Auditorium of nearby Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street, followed by a reception at 6:00pm in the Cress! Park free for this event after 4:30pm in any UTC lot not marked "24hour reserved". Click the "Exhibitions" tab for more details and see you at the Cress!
March 31, 2015Next in the Cress: UTC Department of Art BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions! Show One opens March 31; Show Two opens April 14. Artist's Presentations begin at 5:00pm in Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street followed by a reception at the Cress. Park free for this event 4:30pm and after in any UTC lot not marked "24 Hour Reserved". Click "Exhibitions" for more details and see you at the Cress!!
March 6, 2015Monica Cook's exhibition "Milk Fruit" will be open during the UTC Spring Break for regular gallery hours: 9:30am - 7:30pm Mon-Fri. & 1pm - 4pm Sat & Sun. Visitors will be greeted with ample parking!! Don't miss the opportunity to see this amazing exhibition. Click the exhibitions tab for more information.
February 27, 2015The Cress resumes its regular hours of operation Saturday February 28! Weekend hours 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Monday thru Friday 9:30am - 7:30pm.
Plan now to see our spectacular current exhibition Monica Cook's "Milk Fruit"! And in Gallery II UTC Feinstein Scholarship 2014-15 Recipients Brooke Craig & Connie Millsaps. Both through March 19.
February 16, 2015Due to the threat of inclement weather, the campus of the University and the Cress Gallery will be closed Monday February 16, 2015. We hope to resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 17 for Monica Cook's spectacular "Milk Fruit" exhibition, but please check back before making travel plans or call 423-304-9789.
February 03, 2015Monica Cook, Spring 2015 Diane Marek Visiting Artist, Artist's Lecture Tuesday, February 03, 5:30pm, Rm 356 Fine Arts Center followed by an Opening Reception for her exhibition "Milk Fruit." Monica Cook appears on campus and in the community for activities February 02 - February 06 in association with an exhibition of her sculpture and stop motion animation.
Process & Materials Presentations: Wed. Feb 05 11am - 12 noon & 3pm - 4pm.
Professionalism Session (Life as an Artist) Thurs. 1pm - 2pm.
All presentations in the Cress Gallery!