The Todd Art Gallery exhibits works of art from emerging and prominent artists in conjunction with studies offered through Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Art. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Exhibits are offered year-round and include open calls and competitions at no expense to students from kindergarden through college undergraduates. The Gallery supports collaborations with the Rutherford County Property Assessor's Murfree Gallery and with community artists, organinzers, and supporters of the Boro Art Crawl and the Murfreesboro Art Committee's Rotunda presentations in City Hall. 

Currently, two competitions and an annual thematic exhibit produced in conjunction with the department's Student Gallery Committee (SGC) are regularly scheduled. They include 12x12: A Juried National Exhibit of Small Scale Works of Art, Shoebox: An International Juried Sculpture Exhibit, and next year's Persuation, Politics, and Propaganda: Influence by Design.  The competitions recur once every three years with jurors of prominence in studio arts.

Often exhibit/competition and invited artists participate in receptions, lectures, and studio visits with students and the public, comprising but a small part of the many educational opportunities the MTSU Department of Art offers the campus and middle Tennessee communities.  
  

Ends on 11/30/2016$ 25.00 - 35.00
$ 25.00 - 35.00

Ascend Federal Credit Union Presents: MTSU Arts

and the MTSU Department of Art's:

2nd SHOEBOX: An International Sculpture Exhibition

Sponsored in part by:

Jerry's Artarama NASHVILLE

5381 Mount View Rd 

Antioch, TN 37013

Phone: 615-731-5901

Fax: 615-731-5906
Email: 
nashville@jerrysartarama.com

Plaza Art

633 Middleton Street

Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-254-3368

Fax: 615-254-1814 

SHOEBOX is an international juried competition featuring three-dimensional work designed to fit within the inner dimensions of a shoebox selected by each participating artist.

● Each applicant is free to select any shoebox for use from baby-size shoes to boots.

● Shoebox must be used to encase and accompany the shipment of each exhibit selected work.

● Shoebox is intended only as a size guide, not for incorporation into work or as part of display unless that is artist’s desire.  

● Shoebox must have been commercially produced and feature the brand of shoe originally contained.

● Double box work after placing work in shoebox first for added shipping protection & packing efficiency.

● Once emptied after delivery shoeboxes will be used for promotional purposes and returned with work at close of exhibit.

Shoebox Guidelines

1. No media restrictions.

2. Artists must be at least 18 years old.

3. Work must have been completed in the last 2 years.

4. While work may be smaller than shoebox it may not exceed shoebox dimensions with lid in place.

5. Any base and/or frame must be contained within shoebox. NO EXCEPTIONS!

6. Exhibit closed to faculty & staff of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).

RETURN SHIPPING: MTSU Todd Art Gallery pays return shipping and insurance. The U.S. continental carriers are United Parcel Service (UPS) or United States Postal Service (USPS).

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: It is the responsibility of each applicant to review U.S. federal and foreign residency guidelines for restrictions regarding international shipping before applying to SHOEBOX. All work that is non-returnable due to shipping restrictions become the property of the MTSU Todd Art Gallery with all proceeds from subsequent sale of work going to the MTSU Foundation's Art Enrichment fund for use in scholarships for MTSU art majors.

CALENDAR

· October 28, 2016-Deadline for discount application (Up to three works for $25.00)

· November 30, 2016-All entries must be received by this date (Up to three works for $35.00)

· December 16, 2016-Artists will be notified of the status of their entries.

· January 6, 2016-Accepted works due at Todd Art Gallery.

Accepted artists cover shipping costs to Todd Art Gallery.

Return shipping will be covered by the exhibition at no cost to the artist.

· 5 p.m., January 19, 2017– Exhibition Opening & Juror Awards

· February 9, 2017-Exhibition closes


AWARDS

· BEST OF SHOW - $1,000.00

· AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (Second Place) - $500.00

  • Juror - Dr. Leslie King-Hammond

    A native of the South Bronx King-Hammond was educated in the New York City public education system. After attending City University of New York and Johns Hopkins University she began teaching art history at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Later appointed Dean of Graduate Studies she retired in 2008 as Graduate Dean Emerita.

    During her storied career King-Hammond has served as the Founding Director of the new Center for Race and Culture at MICA, received a number of Mellon Grants, and a Trustee Award for Excellence in Teaching.

    Other honors include the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture's Chairperson of the Board and Chairperson of the Collections and Exhibits Committee; appointment to the Board of the Creative Alliance for the Artists, Baltimore, MD.; and project director for Ford/Phillip Morris Fellowships for Artists of Color at MICA (including Yale School of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and California Institute of the Arts).

    King-Hammond serves on numerous juries, boards, organizations, and art commissions including Executive Board, International Association of Art Critics (2000-2003); President, College Art Association (1996-2000); Board of Overseers, Baltimore School for the Arts (1996-1999); Vice President, Jacob Lawrence Catalog Riasonne Project; Trustee, Baltimore Museum of Art (1981-1987); Center For Emerging Artists (2005-2007); Advisory Board, Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts, Kingston, Jamaica (1988-Present).

    Further accomplishments include, her book, Hughie Lee-Smith, (2010), Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Studio Museum in Harlem (2002), Lifetime Service, MICA (2005), The DuBois Circle (2006), Women's Art Caucus-College Art Association (2008), and the James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University (2008). In 2008, she received an Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellowship and the Detroit Institute of the Arts gave her the Alain Locke International Prize in 2010. 

  • CONTACT PERSON

  • Eric V. Snyder

  • Gallery Coordinator, Todd Art Gallery

  • Department of Art

  • Middle Tennessee State University

  • tel: 615.898.5532 or 615.542.6368

  • e-mail: eric.snyder@mtsu.edu


  • NOTE: your submission grants MTSU use of your images for purposes of promotion, archiving, and publicity. You also understand that proper credit will be provided with each image use. 





Artists interested in exhibiting in the Todd Art Gallery on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, MTSU, should complete the remainder of this application or send a current CV, artist statement, description of the proposed exhibition and a cd containing 10 images (jpegs) of recent work.

If mailing cd (jpeg format should not exceed 1MB per image or appropriate media for time-based work). Mail to:

Todd Art Gallery
Eric V. Snyder
Box 25, 1301 E Main Street
Murfreesboro TN 37132-0025

All Exhibition uploaded or mailed proposals become the property of the MTSU Department of Art and will not be returned and may be used for promotion purposes. 

In order to ensure consideration, please submit only the requested materials.  The department's Gallery Committee meets twice a year to review exhibition proposals and will contact artists when additional information is needed.

If extended an invitation to exhibit artist/group acknowledges willingness to comply with agreed TBD scheduling, contractual obligations and other items or actions necessary to insure success of exhibit.

By submission or mail each artist accepts the above guidelines.

For questions: 615-898-5653








Murfreesboro Art Committee website: http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/index.aspx?NID=390

Art in the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall is maintained by the Murfreesboro Art Committee (MAC). The committee consists of seven members who are appointed for three-year terms. The committee was created by Resolution of the City Council on August 15, 1991.

MAC is responsible for advancing the awareness and support of our visual arts resources in Murfreesboro and for scheduling exhibitions of community artists and artists of local interest in the rotunda of City Hall. The committee is also responsible for encouraging gifts of art to the city and participating in collaborations with other government entities involving the short-term to permanent presentation of art throughout the city.

Current members and their terms are listed on the City's website www.murfreesborotn.gov. All meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Jennifer Moody, Assistant City Manager at 615-849-2629 or 615-566-2355.

Rotunda address and city contact: City of Murfreesboro | 111 W. Vine St. | Murfreesboro, TN 37130 | Ph: 615-849-2629

All Exhibition proposals become the property of the MAC and will not be returned and may be used for promotional purposes. 

In order to ensure consideration, please submit only the requested materials.  The MAC meets every six to nine weeks to review exhibition proposals and will contact artists when additional information is needed.

If extended an invitation to exhibit artist/group acknowledges willingness to comply with agreed TBD scheduling, contractual obligations and other items or actions necessary to insure success of exhibit.

Submission acknowledges acceptance of above guidelines and all following MAC policy.

Questions: 615-849-2629

Application provided by Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Department of Art's Todd Art Gallery








The Murfree Art Galleries are a collaborative effort between the Rutherford County, TN Property Assessor's office and the MTSU Department of Art. All Artists (working and/or higher education art students) interested in exhibiting in the Murfree Art Gallery should complete the remainder of this application.

Contact Person:

Eric Von Snyder
Todd Art Gallery, MTSU Department of Art
Box 25, 1301 E Main Street
Murfreesboro TN 37132-0025
615-898-5653

All Exhibition uploads or mailed proposals become the property of the MTSU Department of Art and will not be returned and may be used for promotional purposes. 

In order to ensure consideration, please submit only the requested materials.  The department's Student Gallery Committee meets as needed to review exhibition proposals and will contact artists when additional information is needed.

If extended an invitation to exhibit artist/group acknowledges willingness to comply with agreed TBD scheduling, contractual obligations and other items or actions necessary to insure success of exhibit.

Submission acknowledges acceptance of above guidelines and all following Murfree Gallery policy.

For questions: 615-898-5653