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 and Design. 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 kindergarten through college undergraduates. The Gallery supports collaborations with the Rutherford County Property Assessor's Murfree Gallery and with community artists, organizers, and supporters.

Currently, a national competition/exhibition is regularly scheduled. Entitled 12 | Cubed: A Juried National Exhibit of Small Scale Works of Art, it occurs every two years.

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


FORM LINE SHAPE SPACE 

Artists who engage in a Drawing based art practice are invited to submit work to this juried national exhibition to be held in Todd Art Gallery by the the Department of Art and Design at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).  

This exhibition will emphasize the continuing relevance of Drawing and its application to other disciplines. Artwork exploring innovative methods and experimental materials are welcomed.

Form, Line, Shape, Space will be exhibited March 12 – April 1, 2020.  

CRITERIA:

Artists may submit two-dimensional or three-dimensional works, video, and/or installations.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age.

Each submission/application is limited to three entries/pieces.

All artwork entries must have been completed in the last two years.  

Entries cannot have been shown previously at MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

Notifications by Thursday, February 27, 2020

Artwork must arrive (Shipped or Dropped off) at Todd Art Gallery no later than Thursday, March 5, 2020. No exceptions!

RETURN SHIPPING: 

MTSU Todd Art Gallery pays return shipping and insurance on all accepted work. Shipping return is done through United Parcel Service (UPS), or upon request by United States Postal Service (USPS).

SHIPPING ADDRESS – Upon Notification of Acceptance:

MTSU Todd Art Gallery

PO Box 25

1672 GREENLAND DR

MURFREESBORO, TN 37132-0025

SUBMISSION FEE:

10.00 USD, per three pieces total. To have more than 3 artworks considered complete a second application for an additional $10 for up to an additional three artworks. Total submission number is not restricted, but each submission is limited to 3 artworks.

PARTICIPATION:

All accepted artworks will additionally be featured online at www.mtsu.edu/art/ and published in a Form, Line, Shape, Space 2020 Catalog available during the exhibit. The catalog will also be included with each artwork's return shipping.

CAMPUS MAPS:

MAP to MTSU:  https://www.mtsu.edu/maps/docs/CampusMap.pdf 

MAP to TODD HALL'S TODD ART GALLERY: https://www.mtsu.edu/maps/interactive.php 

ARTWORK DIMENSIONS:

While there are no artwork size restrictions artists should review the following gallery layout link for size feasibility within this group exhibition. 

TODD ART GALLERY LOCATION AND LAYOUT:

MTSU Campus, Todd Hall, Room 224A

Gallery Layout: https://www.mtsu.edu/art/gallery-layout.php | Wall Height Approximately 9 Feet

DISCLAIMER:

The MTSU Department of Art and Design may refuse to or remove from display any artwork prior to exhibit opening for any reason including, but not limited to, conflicts with exhibition design and artist non-compliance with exhibit criteria or shipping deadline.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS:

eric.snyder@mtsu.edu

Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, Room 224A | Gallery Office, Todd Hall, Room 212

Department of Art and Design | Middle Tennessee State University | Box 25 | 1301 E Main Street | Murfreesboro TN 37132-0025 | 615-898-5532

Eligibility

Incoming Freshmen (Fall 2020) declaring one of the following Majors in the Department of Art and Design: Art Education, Graphic Design, Studio Art, or Visual Arts.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  If you have any questions about the application process or would like to receive information on our degree programs, please visit our department website at http://mtsu.edu/art/ or call the department at 615-898-2455. We look forward to reviewing your application! 

DEADLINE FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIP MATERIALS: MARCH 1st, 2020

Required Materials:

1) DIGITAL PORTFOLIO:

Applicant portfolios must contain 10 examples of art and design work.  Appropriate examples may be selected from the following : 

  • Drawings with an emphasis on observational drawing (i.e. still life). 
  • Artwork created through painting, sculpture, ceramics, or print media.
  • Artwork that demonstrates an understanding of Design Concepts (Elements of Art, Principles of Design, Color Theory, etc...). Samples of 2D, 3D, and digital work are acceptable for this category. 

Images must be saved in the following format:

• JPEGS: Sized no bigger than 1000 pixels in the longest direction (72 dpi). Label each image in numerical order (LastName_1.jpg) 

2) IMAGE LIST:

Please include a corresponding image list with the title of the artwork, size, media, and date.  

3) Personal Essay:

 In 500 words or less, please describe your goals for pursuing a major in the Department of Art and Design.  

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
Department of Art and Design
Eric V. Snyder, Gallery Coordinator
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: 615-898-5532 or 615-904-8315








This information relates to an exhibit of work by:

Sarah Smelser

Exhibit dates are: 

February 22–March 7, 2020

Opening reception:

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Reception and related workshop TBD

This submission is only for Sarah Smelser. All other artist uploads summarily rejected. 

Please complete the following by January 6, 2020 after creating an account to provide your physical address to www.Submittable.com.
Then use link for Loan Agreement/Inventory List which you will upload with Submittable.com: https://www.mtsu.edu/art/docs/Sarah-Smelser-Loan-Agreement.pdf

Questions: 615-898-5532 or 615-542-6368

Prefer to email questions: Eric.Snyder@mtsu.edu or Rick.Rishaw@mtsu.edu

This information relates to an exhibit of work by:
Chris Schweizer
Exhibit dates are:
January 21–February 15, 2020
Exhibit Reception:
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Reception and/or related workshop TBD
This submission is only for  Chris Schweizer. All other artist uploads summarily rejected.
Please complete the following by December 16, 2019 after creating an account to provide your physical address to www.Submittable.com.
Then use link for Loan Agreement/Inventory List which you will upload with Submittable.com: https://www.mtsu.edu/art/docs/Chris-Schweizer-Loan-Agreement.pdf
Questions: 615-898-5532 or 615-542-6368
Prefer to email questions: Eric.Snyder@mtsu.edu or Rick.Rishaw@mtsu.edu
 

MTSU Todd Art Gallery