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is a national juried show focused on socially engaged and politically motivated art. Progressive art has been integral in the development of contemporary art. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field. Recent social, political, and economic uncertainty has encouraged the production of works that are not meant for mere market commodity but rather these works serve as avenues or agents for societal transformation.

"Every great work of art is offensive to someone, for a work of art is a protest against things as they are and proclamation of things as they ought to be,"

- Gerald W. Johnson.

Fletcher Hancock Dyer, age 22, was lost too soon in a mo­torcycle accident in Johnson City, TN on November 5, 2009. Fletcher was a senior in the Department of Art and Design at East TN State University pursuing a concentration in Graphic Design under a Bachelor of Fine Arts program. As an artist and graphic designer, Fletcher created works that addressed social and political issues thus exposing injustices through vi­sual means. Fletcher was always curious and aware of current events; he experimented in innovative ways to create works that investigate contemporary social issues. New, unexpected ideas and perspectives had unique ways of coming to the sur­face as a result of Fletcher’s creative means of rattling cages. Fletcher’s work embodies a purposeful, deliberate perspective of his personal endeavor to employ art as social and political commentary. THE FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT aspires to honor Fletcher’s legacy by providing a venue for artists to exhibit artworks that continue the dialogue.

Fletcher Dyer

"Self Portrait Fletcher H. Dyer"

Exhibit of Fletcher's work:
Web Woven Across The Sky
Web Woven

DOWNLOAD PDF - Biographical info re. Scholarship's namesake, "Fletcher H. Dyer"

FL3TCH3R Exhibit Artists 2013 - 2016 that have participated have hailed fromthe following countries:

Andorra, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Philippines, South Korea, Latvia, Qatar, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States

USA States represented in exhibit: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia))