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.  

Rutherford Arts Alliance

RAA Visual Arts Group 

Image of visual art words courtesy Eric Snyder.

Creatives: Five Years of the Rutherford Arts Alliance

The Rutherford Arts Alliance presents the 5th RAA Visual Arts Group annual exhibition. Entitled Creatives: Five Years of the Rutherford Arts Alliance, this is a call for current and new members to apply to showcase their art! 

* This exhibit is open to all 2D and 3D media, including poetry and prose. 

* No more than one submission of three artworks will be considered.

This year’s event will take place in the remarkable gallery space of The Center for the Arts, located at 110 W College St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

Who is eligible to participate? Both existing and new members of the Rutherford Arts Alliance are welcome to take part. How long does it take to complete the submission process? It typically takes around 10 to 15 minutes to finish.

Scheduled June 26 - July 30, 2023, we’ll install the art on June 22 with an Artists’ Reception and Artist Panel on July 14 to coincide with the opening of Peter Pan, Broadway’s timeless musical. The uninstall will take place on July 31

To apply, you must 

* Create a Submittable account, if you do not already have one

* Complete this submission form, 

* Download the 2023 Art General Release of Liability 

* Download the Memorandum of  Understanding for Artists 2023

* Complete each downloaded document, and return them via email to


For jurying you may submit up to 3 unique works of art.

Key Dates to Remember

Exhibition: June 26 - July 30, 2023

Submission Deadline: Monday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Selection Notice: Friday, June 16

Install: Thursday, June 22, You'll be provided with an install time via email along with your selection acceptance letter. If you are unable to be present for the installation, you may have a representative present.

Artists Reception and Artist Panel: Friday, July 14, 3 to 6 p.m.

Uninstall: Monday, July 31

Contact eric.snyder@mtsu.edu 

GUIDELINES for Artist Submissions to Participate 

The Submission Deadline is Friday, May 26, 2023 - Open until 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 29. 2023


THE BORO ART CRAWL is a juried event and collaboration of artists, patrons, and businesses from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2023. Located in Murfreesboro's historic downtown shopping district, the Crawl invites artists, authors, craft artists, musicians, and poets, from all career stages, students through professionals, to apply to show and sell your work. 

The MTSU Department of Art and Design, Main Street Murfreesboro, Rutherford Arts Alliance, Murfreesboro City Schools, Rutherford County Schools, Church Street Gallery, Legacy Ink, M&J Home, and numerous other businesses and visual art enthusiasts sponsor the Boro Art Crawl.

Those wishing to participate must complete this application! Venue spaces are limited, so do not delay! 

Your completion of the following form is your acknowledgment that upon selection, you will participate in person or by a representative, in the Crawl, during the date and time listed above.

Please upload at least three digital images (Jpeg or PDF files)  of the work you intend to display and offer for sale.

All images of work must include a Title, Description, Dimensions, and Price. Artist submissions must have this information to be accepted. 

Artists are encouraged to submit at least five representative pieces of their work.

ALERT: Photographs, CDs, and email attachments are not accepted.

The deadline is May 26, 2023 

Artists selected to participate are responsible for their setup, including a table, chairs, and possibly a tent and proper tie-downs.

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

Acceptance emails will contain the following:

Address and contact information of your business venue

Set up Location: In front of the venue on the sidewalk or inside the business

Set up Start Time:  When you meet the venue owner or representative and begin to place your work

The Crawl will send additional details to each artist upon acceptance of their work and 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 payments from the sale of their artwork and applicable sales tax. The artist's work will only be displayed or offered during The Crawl unless otherwise arranged with the participating venue. Visual work and all related setup must be removed immediately after 8 p.m. 

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 it 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.  As an artist, you are welcome to update your art images with each subsequent Crawl scheduled. 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.


1. All entries must be original works. No work may infringe on the copyrights of another artist or organization. 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 a piece of music, please submit proof of payment.

2. All entries have required form fields. You cannot bypass or submit your application if left blank.

3. All entry materials must be received by May 26, 2023, 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 September's Art Crawl.

A CRAWL will occur FOUR to SIX TIMES a year, in May at MTSU and Downtown in June, August, September, November, and December. Additionally, October will feature our companion event, The Boro Art and Brew Crawl. Questions on subsequent Crawls should be directed to: TheBoroArtCrawl@gmail.com



1. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of your artwork; 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.

2. Rights to the artwork shown: All rights to the artwork shown will remain with the artist.

3. Permission for using Images of Artwork: Your application submission grants permission to THE BORO ART CRAWL to employ your images for promotional purposes on the event’s social media pages, press releases, brochures, and any other forms of marketing communication for the event.

Your completion and submission of this application acknowledges that you have read, understand, and will comply with all the above.

Call for Solo and Small Group (2-4 Artists) Exhibition Proposals for the following dates:

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, including a current CV, artist statement, description of the proposed exhibition, and  10 images (jpegs) of recent work. All Group Proposals of two to four artists should provide 12 images. Groups of  five or more artists are not being accepted at this time.

If completing this application, you will be prompted to create an account before proceeding.

Jpeg format should not exceed 1MB per image or appropriate media for time-based work). 

Todd Art Gallery

MTSU Department of Art and Design

Eric V. Snyder, Gallery Coordinator

Box 25, 1301 E Main Street

Murfreesboro TN 37132-0025

All Exhibition proposals become the property of the MTSU Department of Art and Design and may be used for promotion purposes.  

To ensure consideration, please submit only the requested materials.  The department's Art Areas/Committee meets at the start of each fall and spring semester 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 all other items or actions necessary to ensure a successful exhibition.

Your submission is your acceptance of the above guidelines.

For questions call: 615-898-5532 or 615-904-8315 or text: 615-542-6368

MTSU Todd Art Gallery