Friday, February 26, 2016

Calls to Artists: 2-26-2016

•The University of Memphis Box Gallery is seeking submissions for their Fourth Annual Best of Memphis Juried Exhibition. Submissions are open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in art classes at a higher education institution in the greater Memphis area. The deadline to apply is Feb. 29. Read more and submit...

•The Young Arts Patrons organization is seeking submissions for their exhibition Young Collectors Memphis, which will be on view March 11–12 at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Young Collectors Memphis is a contemporary art exhibition established as part of the annual arts programming for Young Arts Patrons. The exhibition is recognized for providing its local community of emerging artists with the opportunity to access a diverse audience, and allows young collectors to engage in events and programs to build their personal collections. The deadline to submit work is March 10. Read more and submit…

•Memphis College of Art is seeking alumni and non-degreed former students who have completed at least 12 hours in a degree-seeking program to submit artwork for the 2016 Biennial Alumni Exhibition. The exhibition will be juried by Mark Scala, chief curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tenn. The exhibition will be on view May 20–Aug. 6 in the Hyde Gallery of the Nesin Graduate School, 477 S. Main St. The deadline to submit is March 12. Read full submission guidelines and submit...

•The Downtown Memphis Commission is seeking proposals for a temporary mural for a storefront at 107 S. Main St., to be on view until the developer has finalized plans for the property. The property owner will add new plywood to the ground-floor storefront to create the priority area for the mural. All submissions must propose a mural that will completely fill the priority area, and the mural should last a minimum of 24 months without maintenance. The deadline to submit is March 14 by 9 a.m. Read full submission guidelines and submit…

•The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in California is seeking artists to submit work for their Blue Marble: National Juried Exhibition, on view at the museum June 3–July 31. Submissions will be juried by Patricia Watts, and work in all mediums will be considered. The theme of the show is the planet Earth, and first through third place winners from the exhibition will receive cash prizes. The exhibition is open to all artists 18+ years of age living within the United States, and the deadline to apply is March 19, 2016. Read more and submit…

•DRAWL Southern Contemporary Art and Oxford American Magazine are seeking submissions for the exhibition The Gun Show, which explores the historical and cultural role of the firearm in the American South. The Gun Show is a juried art competition and exhibition open to all artists, both amateur and professional, born in, currently residing in or having lived for a period of five years or more in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The show will be judged by Chad Alligood, a curator at the world class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, and will be exhibited in Little Rock at DRAWL and the Oxford American’s annex space in summer 2016. The deadline to submit is March 25. Read more and submit...

•Main & Station is seeking artists to submit work for the Nonesuch Art on Paper Awards, an international arts award program based in Canada. The awards are open to all artists, and consist of cash prizes and artist residencies valued up to nearly $20,000. Entries will be accepted until April 30, and the winners will be announced Sept. 3. Read more and apply…

•The Outflix Film Festival is seeking submissions of documentaries, animation and narratives that involve the LGBT motif for their short film competition. The festival will take place in September 2016, and first, second and third places prizes will be awarded. The deadline to submit is May 31. Read more and submit…

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