MSA SELECT: Member’s Exhibition
Submission Deadline: July 25th, 201
Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) and Knoxville’s Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA) are partnering to present a juried exhibition of work by MSA members. Selected sculptures will offer a dynamic exhibition highlighting a variety of techniques, media and content. Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, promoting a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance seeks to advance the understanding that sculpture educates; effects social change; and engages artists, art professionals and the community in dialogue. Membership is open to anyone, anywhere with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
The Emporium Center is Knoxville’s first true arts center, which re-opened following renovations during the summer of 2004. The 28,000 square feet of flexible use space houses multiple art galleries showcasing local and regional artists, the administrative offices of the Arts & Culture Alliance, and offices for seven other arts and cultural organizations. Additionally, the building houses studio for ten individual artists and rehearsal, classroom and meeting space.
This opportunity is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older, who are current or new members of MSA. Each applicant may enter up to THREE works; all entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work; all media will be considered. Applicant does not need to attend the reception to be eligible. Applying for membership can be made when submitting for this exhibition.
Application and Exhibit Timeline
Pick-up of work: Monday, October 29, between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM or buy pre-paid shipping label
No work is released before the end of the exhibition. Any artwork left beyond 45 days after the last day of the exhibition may become property of ACA.
Sales: The following commission applies to all sales: 25% (20% for cash/check sales). To operate in accordance with the Tennessee Department of Revenue guidelines, ACA will add sales tax to the price of each work that sells from the Emporium and for which it collects payment. Sales are permitted as a service to patrons of the ACA. However, ACA cannot guarantee such sales. The receipt of funds from sales, the retention of commissions, and the disbursement of monies to Artist will be handled by ACA. Sold works are to remain in the exhibition until its official closing date and time, unless an alternate arrangement can be reached that is mutually agreeable to ACA, Artist, and the purchaser of the artwork. ACA prefers for all work to be for sale.
Handling: ACA agrees to handle all artwork with proper care so that artwork will not be damaged, excepting ordinary wear and tear. ACA shall not be liable for damage or loss caused by war, confiscation, order of any government or public authority, or by any and all causes beyond the control of ACA.
Theft, Damage or Loss: ACA agrees to notify Artist within 36 hours by telephone, e-mail, and/or by written notification upon the event of any theft, damage or loss that occurs while artwork is in the possession of ACA. In the event of loss or damage to artwork at fault of ACA, ACA agrees to compensate up to reasonable market value on each artwork as agreed upon by Artist and ACA Executive Director.
Insurance/Artwork Inventory: Unless otherwise specified, ACA will insure up to $25,000 on all artwork in the Emporium throughout the exhibition. If necessary, Artist will insure work above that amount. Artist must furnish ACA with an inventory of objects to be exhibited, including the title, media, and sale price prior to the exhibition opening. ACA will provide Artist with an Excel spreadsheet for this information, which will be used to generate gallery tags for artwork.
Transportation: Moving or shipping artwork to and from the Emporium will be the sole responsibility of Artist. Works may be hand delivered or shipped. If shipping artwork, include a pre-paid return shipping label. Artwork must arrive between September 24-27, 2018 and should be shipped to:
1715 Volunteer Blvd
Limitation & Restrictions
For more information regarding this exhibit please visit midsouthsculpture.org or contact Baggs McKelvey, Managing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-903-5648
Apply here: MSA Select Application