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 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, two national competitions/exhibitions are regularly scheduled. They include 12x12: A Juried National Exhibit of Small Scale Works of Art and Paperworks. The competitions run on a biennial rotation.

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.  

Todd Art Gallery and the MTSU Department of Art and Design is proud to announce a call for entries to the Middle Tennessee Regional Community College Showcase.  The exhibition will be hosted at the Todd Art Gallery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee from February 9 – 28, 2019.

* We are seeking submissions of two dimensional, three dimensional, video and time based original artwork created by students and faculty of regional Community Colleges. 

* Artists affiliated with those community colleges in Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia are welcome to submit work.

Submission deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019

Notification: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Submit the following at 

* Artist Bio with regional community college affiliation listed (students and faculty welcome to submit).

* Maximum 3 pieces, Jpegs of min. 72 dpi (300 dpi preferred) and/or youtube or vimeo links to video submissions.

* Accompanying Image List. 

MTSU Faculty only: Please submit your materials to be used for external promotions.

Please provide a file that is a minimum of 900x1200 or 1200x1200 pixels. (3X4" or 4X4" @ 300dpi). 

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

Ends on December 13, 2018

The Middle Tennessee State University Todd Art Gallery is hosting a Spoken Word Performance event on Saturday, ­­­­­­­­­January 26, 2019. 

The Department of Art and Design is now accepting proposals from students, emerging, and mid-career artists whose art practice is concerned with performance, text, and spoken word. The performances will be scheduled between 12-2 pm on the 26th, in the Todd Art Gallery, with Open Mic to follow. 

Performances should relate indirectly or directly to communication, text, literacy, social constructs, socio economic systems, and power relationships. 

Proposals should include a project description, duration of performance and technical requirements.

By December 13, 2018 please submit the following via


Artist statement

5 images of recent work with a short description of the project or hyperlinks to your videos or performances on YouTube or Vimeo 


For more information please contact:

Eric Snyder, Todd Art Gallery Coordinator at

MTSU Todd Art Gallery