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.
The Middle Tennessee State University Todd Art Gallery will be hosting a Spoken Word Performance and Video event on Saturday, March 31, 2018. 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 11-2 pm on the 31st, around the Todd Building on MTSU’s campus, with videos playing on monitors concurrently.
Performances should relate indirectly or directly to text, communication, education, socio-economic inequities, literacy, or spoken word.
Proposals should include your project description, duration of performance or video and technical requirements. Submissions are free.
Preference will be given to those artists that can be present to perform and/or discuss their work on March 31. No stipends for expenses are available.
Please submit the following via https://tinyurl.com/MTSUSpokenWord by March 15, 2018:
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 email@example.com
Nicole Foran, Chair of Art and Design at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Video and Performance Art Event
Thursday, March 29, 2018
*ONE NIGHT ONLY*
Middle Tennessee State University Department of Art and Design is pleased to host this year's OUTLET — an invitational show featuring work by students and recent graduates from local mid-Tennessee universities and colleges. We'll be accepting submissions through March 15.
VIDEO & PERFORMANCE SUBMISSIONS
Artists are to submit the following by March 15, 2018
// Video files or hyperlinks to video works on Vimeo or YouTube // Images of proposed performance work with a short description // Technical requirements, if needed.
(more details to follow)
Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, Room 210
Middle Tennessee State University
Questions? Email email@example.com
This submission is open only to MTSU Studio Art BFA Candidates for Spring 2018. All other artist uploads summarily rejected.
Questions: 615-898-5532 or 615-542-6368
Prefer to email questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
• Participating students - refer to packet for a variety of gallery due dates that effect you and your group exhibition
• Images per artist (3 images) and artist statement and/or bio also due.
• Things to consider: Tentative work inventory/description list, what work requires pedestal construction; what can be mounted on wall. (Include extra/speculative work even it may not be included in exhibit)
We have a large variety of pedestals and portable walls available for your use. Perhaps what you need is already in our inventory.
• Updated and Final Publicity/Media/Exhibit
• Postcard/Poster Design postcard size 5.5" x 8" | poster size 22""x17"
•Artist Statements/Bios & Title Tags are due by 12 p.m.(noon) the Wednesday morning, April 4 before your reception Saturday, April 7
Residency Dates: July 9- 24, 2018
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.
Private accommodations in an MTSU residence hall, a US $250.00 stipend for food, and basic print materials will be provided. Travel to and from MTSU is the responsibility of the selected artist. Visiting Artists will pursue an in depth investigation into one concept or technique. 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.
Participating artists will present a one hour public lecture, offer an all ages workshop, and/or lead a Master’s class. 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.
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 20 images, updated CV, proposal for project and community engagement activities, two reference letters. 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.
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