Call To Artists
The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery is planning exhibitions for April 2020 through the following 18 months. Artists living within 250 miles of Knoxville are encouraged to submit proposals.
This premier not-for-profit gallery, located just west of The University of Tennessee, programs six exhibitions per year, showcasing regional artists working in a wide variety of styles, media, and genres. The gallery can only show work that is two-dimensional and ready to hang in a professional manner. Work must be appropriate for audiences of all ages and will be decided on by the art committee. The TVUUC Art Gallery Committee reserves the right to pair artists for two-person exhibitions but will also consider artists for one-person exhibitions as well as group shows by arts organizations. Exhibitions typically run for two months.
The nonrefundable entry fee for submitting a proposal is $30 per individual artist or $60 per official organization. The gallery provides publicity (including show postcards) and hosts a reception for the artist(s) whose work is selected.
Individual artists have the option of submitting their work by email or physically delivering their submission to TVUUC. Email submissions will be sent to Bobbie Crews at bobbiecrewsart(at)gmail.com. Artists will submit an online package to Bobbie or a flash drive (to the church or to Bobbie with prior arrangement) with eight to ten images of the work (or type of work) they wish to show, a one-paragraph bio with name, address, phone, email address, a brief artist statement and an image list including title, size and media. Include payment with proposal. If submitting by email, please send or deliver a check for $30 in payment to TVUUC (memo to the Art Committee). If submitting a physical package with flash drive, please include your $30 check in the package. JPG images are required, approximately 1MB in size, labeled with title, size and artist’s name. Art must be original and created by the artist.
Organizations will submit everyone’s images and info in one group submission. Package will include a flash drive with 2-3 representative images of each artist’s work, a one paragraph bio with name, address, phone, email address, a brief artists statement and an image list including title, size, and media per artist.
Proposals must be received by Friday, December 6, 2019.
Art Gallery Committee
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
2931 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Artists will be notified by January 24th, 2020.
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