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.
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: (NOW EXTENDED - Thursday January 24, 2019)
Submission purpose is to allow our Preparator time to curate works in our exhibition space!
No fee | No Jury Process (editing only for gallery space restrictions and work of similar nature)
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Submit the following at https://mtsutoddartgallery.submittable.com/submit
* 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.
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.
For questions: 615-898-5532 or 615-904-8315
Middle Tennessee Visiting Artist Program / Artist Residency
Application Deadline: January 28, 2019
Residency duration: May 13-31, 2019
Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee Visiting Artists Program is designed to support visiting artists’ research in an immersive studio environment. While being afforded valuable studio time, participating artists will gain teaching experience, working with other artists, students, and community members. Additionally, the artists will be actively contributing to the growth of the first permanent collection of art at MTSU. These contributions will create a visual record of the program and the artists’ interaction with the Middle Tennessee community. We will document the process, artwork, and activities so they continue to be employed as teaching tools and can be incorporated into broader discussions of artwork in the Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee area. By stimulating dialogue between visiting artists, students, the arts community, and residents of the surrounding counties, we will demonstrate the importance of arts education and foster a culture of support and advocacy for the Arts in Tennessee.
Artists will pursue an in depth investigation into one concept or technique. This 3 week residency (May 13th -May 31) is scheduled in conjunction with the Maymester Summer Session. The participating artist will be working in proximity with students enrolled in a Relief Printing Workshop. Visiting Artists will be provided private on-campus accommodations, a private studio space, parking pass, basic print materials, and a $1500.00 stipend. Travel to and from MTSU is the responsibility of the selected artist.
Participating artists will present a one hour public lecture, offer an all ages public workshop, and lead one Master’s class for the students registered in the Maymester Print Workshop. At the end of the residency, one piece the artist has produced during their residency will be donated to the MTSU permanent art collection. Artists will be asked to submit an evaluation of their experience, along with recommendations for how the program could be implemented moving forward.
Information regarding the program, updates regarding Visiting Artist events, and a gallery of work generated by the program will be available online and promoted through print and social media.
Artists will be selected on the basis of their merit, strength of project proposal and the significance of their current and previous contributions to their fields.
Submission requirements include: a portfolio of 10 images, updated CV, proposal for project and community engagement activities, and contact information for two references. This information will be uploaded to the Department of Art and Design’s Submittable account.
The MTSU Department of Art and Design recognizes and respects the diversity of our students and community. We welcome applications by all artists regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexuality, socio-economic class, age, religion, or disability to apply.
Artists will be housed within a private studio within the printmaking facilities of Todd Hall. This studio features a large work table, several small working surfaces, wall space, screenprint table, small etching press and inking area. While participating artists need not engage specifically with printmaking, the space is equipped to serve those who might. Todd hall also features expansive sculpture and ceramics facilities, digital labs as well as book arts and letterpress. Regardless of project, the artist must be proficient on all equipment used and be completely self-sufficient.
For questions or more information contact Middle Tennessee Visiting Artist Program Coordinators:
MTSU Art and Design Chair: Nicole.Foran@mtsu.edu