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)

Upcoming Events

June 20, 2014

The 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!!!

November 23, 2014

The Cress will close for the holiday at 5pm Wednesday Nov. 26 and reopen for its regular weekend hours Nov. 29 & 30 and resume its regular weekday hours Mon. Dec. 01.  Don't miss Greg Smith's exhibition "Breakdown Lane Orrery" now in its final weeks. Last day of exhibition: Tues. Dec. 09, 2014!!

December 09, 2014

The Cress will open again January 06, 2015 for the UTChattanooga Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition! Juror Joshua Bienko, Assistant Professor of Drawing & Extended Media, UTKnoxville. Public Reception 5:30pm through 7:30pm; Awards at 6:00pm.

October 28, 2014

Diane Marek Series Visiting Artist Greg Smith presents a public lecture Tuesday October 28, 5:30pm in room 356, Fine Arts Center, followed by a public reception to open his exhibition "Breakdown Lane Orrery".
Diane Marek Series events October 27 - 31, 2014. 

March 10,2014

Diane Marek Visiting Artist Michelle Segre's exhibition continues through Thursday March 20, with regular gallery hours weekdays and weekends.
Read an independent review by artist / writer Rob Colvin here

and see you at the Cress!

September 06, 2014

The Cress will be open from 1pm to 8pm for the AVA Downtown Gallery Hop. Selections IV from the UTC Permanent Collection, featuring recent acquisitions by Mary B. Lynch (gift of the artist) and Andy Warhol (gift of the Warhol Foundation) alongside work by Robert Motherwell, George Cress, Larry Smith, and Joseph Shipp

June 17, 2014

The Cress announces its exhibition schedule & Diane Marek Visiting Artists for the upcoming 2014-15 academic year.  Click the "News" tab for details!

June 02, 2014

The Cress Gallery is now open with its summer exhibition "Selections IV: An Exhibition of Art from the UTC Permanent Collection" to run through July 29, 2014. Note Summer Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm; closed weekends and June 30 - July 4.