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.  

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


Presented by Ascend Federal Credit Union and MTSU's Department of Art and Design

Sponsored in part by:

Jerry's Artarama NASHVILLE

5381 Mount View Rd 

Antioch, TN 37013

Phone: 615-731-5901

Fax: 615-731-5906 


Plaza Art

633 Middleton Street

Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-254-3368

Fax: 615-254-1814

The Sixth 12 Cubed: A NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SMALL SCALE WORKS OF ART is a juried exhibition composed of 2D or 3D works that do not exceed 12”x12”(x12”).  There are no media restrictions. 

Three dimensional works including a base and/or frame must be contained within the 12x12x12 dimensions.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age and works must have been completed in the last two years. Each submission is limited to two pieces of work. The number of submissions, however, is unlimited.

All artists' work selected will be provided a shipping address for the exhibit. With the provided gallery space, we estimate that a total of 25-30 works will be selected.

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).

The exhibition is closed to all MTSU faculty and staff. 

Works previously exhibited in MTSU's Todd Art Gallery are not permissable.

Juror: TBA


  • August 1, 2018-All entries and fees must be received ($20.00 for submission of up to two separate works of art (please note that artists may make multiple submissions))
  • August 17, 2018-Artists will be notified of the status of their entries
  • September 7, 2018-Accepted works due at Todd Art Gallery
  • September 22, 2018-Opening Reception and Juror Awards
  • October 20, 2018-Exhibition closes



  • 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:


  • 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.