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Benjamin Walls Announces Solo Exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum

August 04, 2015

On the evening of July 25th, in front of a capacity crowd at his signature gallery, Benjamin Walls announced his upcoming solo exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum. That same evening Walls also launched “The 55 Campaign,” which includes the first opportunity for WALLS™ collectors to acquire an actual museum-exhibited piece.

The Exhibit: Although Benjamin’s work has been featured in many museum exhibits before, this will be his first, large-scale, solo museum exhibit. “This opens up a whole new platform, not only to share my work, but also to share a broader story. I feel its only fitting to start with the unlikely story of how my Appalachian roots played a crucial role in the development of my artistic vision,” said Walls.

The exhibit, which will feature 55 of Walls best large-scale images, is scheduled to show from July-October 2016, and will include 4 distinct categories of work which demonstrate Benjamin’s development as an artist and how each piece has Appalachian roots. “As a Tennessee native, this is a tremendous honor! I’m so proud to share my work in downtown Nashville, but even more proud to share how my Appalachian heritage has been fundamental in the creation of my work, not only here, but around the world,” said Walls.

The “55” Campaign: While the exhibit is a huge honor, it’s also a huge responsibility to create the large pieces that will be exhibited at the museum. With that in mind Benjamin has launched the “55” campaign. Here’s how it works: In order to subsidize the creation of the 55 large-scale works for the Museum, Benjamin’s 55 campaign is designed to boost overall sales by $55,000 in a 55 day window (which ends Sept 19th).

To achieve that, the 55 Campaign offers a career-first for both Benjamin and his collectors. Walls is offering a limited selection of the pieces that will be exhibited at the Museum next year for purchase now. Once acquired by a collector, the piece will be custom made, travel to Nashville for the exhibit, and finally will be delivered to the collector along with a Certificate of Exhibition provided by the gallery. While on display, the museum placard beside the image will read “on loan from the private collection of ___________.”

The 55 Campaign also offers a rare promotional discount on most other fine art purchases made between now and the end of the campaign. Other offerings include two VIP tickets to a rooftop deck celebration for $155 or an assorted selection of 25 oversized art cards for $55.

For full details on the campaign, you can watch the announcement video at www.BenjaminWalls.com or stop by the gallery in historic downtown Bristol.