The FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is an international juried exhibition focused on socially and politically engaged art. Socially and politically driven artwork has been integral in creative expression since the beginning of visual arts. This exhibition explores the current voice and trajectory in this field and these collective creative works serve as an avenue or agent for societal transformation and exposure of social and political points of view. The goal is to recognize and advance this endeavor by providing a venue for the exhibition of socially and politically motivated works. Furthermore, the exhibit’s proceeds after expenses will fund the Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an art & design student.







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.