About the Galleries at MTSU:

The Todd Art Gallery and it's subsidiary student 210 and Glass Galleries exhibit 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. In addition, 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, Form | Line | Shape | Space: A Juried National Drawing Exhibition emphasizes the continued relevance of drawing and its application to other disciplines. This biennial exhibit will return in spring 2022. 

Often exhibit/competition and invited artists to 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 and Design offers the campus and middle Tennessee communities.  
 

Outstanding Student in Art and Design


  • Evidence of Excellence Beyond the Classroom. Examples include but are not limited to: participation in professional conferences, publication/creation of research or creative projects, and significant awards.
  • GPA.  The Department of Art and Design evaluates each applicant's success in coursework, both the total GPA and in the Major.
  • Evidence of Public Service.  Proof of excellence in this area may be manifested in various ways, such as tutoring or volunteering on or off-campus.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.  One must be a faculty member in the student's major field of study, but the other may be from anyone who can speak to the candidate's efforts and success.
  • Include your bio.
  • An Applicant Must Hold the Classification of Junior or Senior.  Applicant must be an Art and Design major with 60 hours of undergraduate studies completed with the Department and College of Liberal Arts courses.

If you have questions about the application process or would like to receive information on our degree programs, visit our department office, Todd Hall, Room 227C

If you prefer to submit a hard copy satisfying the above criteria, it may be delivered to the art office by the end of the day, 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2023.

CRAWL GUIDELINES -

CALL FOR ARTISTS INSTRUCTIONS:
THE BORO ART CRAWL will take place from 5  to 8 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2022, on and around the square of Murfreesboro. It is open to all visual media, musicians, poets, and authors from Beginning, Emerging, Established Artists and Art Teachers, to College and High School Art Students. The Boro Art Crawl is in conjunction with the MTSU Department of Art and Design, Main Street Murfreesboro, and Rutherford Arts Alliance.
Those wishing to participate must complete this application! Venue spaces are limited so do not delay! 

  • This is an in-person onsite event. Artists must be present during the Art Crawl!
  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2022


    Please upload a digital image (Jpeg or PDF; or MP3/MP4 files for sound and video art) representative of the work you wish to display and offer for sale.
    All images of work must include Title, Description, Dimensions, and Price. Artist submissions without this information will be rejected outright.


    Artists are encouraged to submit at least five representative pieces of their work.
    ALERT: Photographs, CDs, and email attachments are not accepted.


    If you have submission questions: eric.snyder@mtsu.edu


    Acceptance emails will contain the following:
    Address and contact information of the business sponsor
    Set up Location: In front on the sidewalk or inside the business
    Set up Start Time:  When you meet the business sponsor and begin to place your work
    The Crawl will provide final instructions before the start of the event


    Artists (or their representatives must attend the night of the CRAWL. They are responsible for collecting all sales from their works' purchase and applicable sales tax. The artist's work will only be displayed or offer performances of their work during THE CRAWL unless otherwise arranged with the participating venue. Visual work and all related setup must be removed immediately following the closing of the event. The Crawl will send additional details to each artist upon acceptance of their work.


    The Crawl will keep all applications and artwork submissions on file for future CRAWLS. Should your artwork not be selected for one CRAWL, it does not mean your artwork is excluded from a future CRAWL. Likewise, being chosen to show in one CRAWL does not guarantee acceptance into future CRAWLS as each CRAWL will be individually curated by artist submission, not by individual pieces. If you need to remove unavailable work or submit new images of work, you must return to this submission site and sign in to your free access account.


    CRAWL REQUIREMENTS
    1. All entries must be original works. No work may infringe on the copyrights of another artist or organization. Any work containing
    copyrighted materials, such as brand logos, screengrabs, music, video, etc., is not permissible. If a well-known image is a part of your work of art, it must belong to the public domain. If you have paid for the right to use an image or piece of music, please submit proof of payment.
    2. All entries have required form fields. You will not be able to bypass or submit your application if left blank.
    3. All entry materials must be received by Friday, August 12, 2022, to be considered for The Boro Art Crawl. You should submit and resubmit with each Crawl to be added for consideration, to refresh, update, or remove work no longer available for curation. Watch for the submission page for June's The Boro Art Crawl, which returns to the square of Murfreesboro.
    A CRAWL will take place FOUR TIMES a year.
    HOLD HARMLESS
    Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of your work, however,
    THE BORO ART CRAWL, the members of the planning committee, and
    participating businesses and organizations are not responsible for loss or damage to any
    artwork.
    RIGHTS TO THE WORK SHOWN
    All rights to the work shown will remain with the artist.
    PERMISSION FOR USE OF IMAGES OF ARTWORK
    Your application submission grants permission to THE BORO ART CRAWL to employ your images for use in promotional purposes on the event’s social media pages, press releases, brochures, and any other forms of marketing communication for the event.
    Your completed and submitted application also acknowledges that you have read, understand, and will comply with all the above.

CRAWL GUIDELINES -

CALL FOR ARTISTS INSTRUCTIONS:
THE BORO ART CRAWL will take place from 5  to 8 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2022, on and around the square of Murfreesboro. It is open to all visual media, musicians, poets, and authors from Beginning, Emerging, Established Artists and Art Teachers, to College and High School Art Students. The Boro Art Crawl is in conjunction with the MTSU Department of Art and Design, Main Street Murfreesboro, and Rutherford Arts Alliance.
Those wishing to participate must complete this application! Venue spaces are limited so do not delay!

  • This is an in-person onsite event. Artists must be present during the Art Crawl!
  • Application Deadline: Monday, September 19, 2022


    Please upload a digital image (Jpeg or PDF; or MP3/MP4 files for sound and video art) representative of the work you wish to display and offer for sale.
    All images of work must include Title, Description, Dimensions, and Price. Artist submissions without this information will be rejected outright.


    Artists are encouraged to submit at least five representative pieces of their work.
    ALERT: Photographs, CDs, and email attachments are not accepted.


    If you have submission questions: eric.snyder@mtsu.edu


    Acceptance emails will contain the following:
    Address and contact information of the business sponsor
    Set up Location: In front on the sidewalk or inside the business
    Set up Start Time:  When you meet the business sponsor and begin to place your work
    The Crawl will provide final instructions before the start of the event


    Artists (or their representatives must attend the night of the CRAWL. They are responsible for collecting all sales from their works' purchase and applicable sales tax. The artist's work will only be displayed or offer performances of their work during THE CRAWL unless otherwise arranged with the participating venue. Visual work and all related setup must be removed immediately following the closing of the event. The Crawl will send additional details to each artist upon acceptance of their work.


    The Crawl will keep all applications and artwork submissions on file for future CRAWLS. Should your artwork not be selected for one CRAWL, it does not mean your artwork is excluded from a future CRAWL. Likewise, being chosen to show in one CRAWL does not guarantee acceptance into future CRAWLS as each CRAWL will be individually curated by artist submission, not by individual pieces. If you need to remove unavailable work or submit new images of work, you must return to this submission site and sign in to your free access account.


    CRAWL REQUIREMENTS
    1. All entries must be original works. No work may infringe on the copyrights of another artist or organization. Any work containing
    copyrighted materials, such as brand logos, screengrabs, music, video, etc., is not permissible. If a well-known image is a part of your work of art, it must belong to the public domain. If you have paid for the right to use an image or piece of music, please submit proof of payment.
    2. All entries have required form fields. You will not be able to bypass or submit your application if left blank.
    3. All entry materials must be received by Monday, September 19, 2022, to be considered for The Boro Art Crawl. You should submit and resubmit with each Crawl to be added for consideration, to refresh, update, or remove work no longer available for curation. Watch for the submission page for June's The Boro Art Crawl, which returns to the square of Murfreesboro.
    A CRAWL will take place FOUR TIMES a year.
    HOLD HARMLESS
    Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of your work, however,
    THE BORO ART CRAWL, the members of the planning committee, and
    participating businesses and organizations are not responsible for loss or damage to any
    artwork.
    RIGHTS TO THE WORK SHOWN
    All rights to the work shown will remain with the artist.
    PERMISSION FOR USE OF IMAGES OF ARTWORK
    Your application submission grants permission to THE BORO ART CRAWL to employ your images for use in promotional purposes on the event’s social media pages, press releases, brochures, and any other forms of marketing communication for the event.
    Your completed and submitted application also acknowledges that you have read, understand, and will comply with all the above.


MTSU Todd Art Gallery