Log in

October 17 to November 11, 2022
Slocumb Galleries

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN
Jurors: Leticia Bajuyo & Mike Barclay

MSA Select 


Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) and the Slocumb Galleries under the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University are partnering to present a juried exhibition. The Slocumb Galleries serve as a platform for innovative, dynamic and outstanding examples of contemporary art. Its educational, curatorial and public engagement programming address diversity in the formal, cultural and critical discourse. 

This exhibition fosters MSA’s mission to advance the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. Selected sculptures will offer a dynamic exhibition highlighting a variety of techniques, media and content. 

MSA Professional Member Artists are encouraged to submit up to ten images of three dimensional work for consideration.

Application and Exhibit Timeline

Shipping Delivery Deadline October 12, 2022
Hand Delivery Deadline October 10-15, 2022      

Exhibition Opens          October 17, 2022                                        

Closing                         November 11, 2022                                                                                         

Artist Eligibility

This opportunity is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older, who are current or new professional 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 suitable for indoor exhibition will be considered. Applying for membership can be made when submitting for this exhibition.

A Filipinx-American interdisciplinary artist and object maker, Leticia R. Bajuyo started creating in rural Midwest flyover communities. Bajuyo received her B.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame and her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  In 2017, Bajuyo joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, where she is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture.  Prior to this professorship in Oklahoma, she served as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Notre Dame and Professor of Art at Hanover College. 

Mike Barclay With over a decade of experience in museums and contemporary art galleries, Barclay is an independent curator, collections manager, and artist based in Indianapolis. As the Curator and Collections Manager for Eskenazi Health, he oversees acquisitions, care and preservation of the large historic and contemporary art collection. He has held previous positions as the Director of Exhibition for Indianapolis Contemporary and Assistant Gallery Director of the Herron Galleries at the Herron School of Art and Design. With special interests in community curation, he has collaborated with Indy Pride Inc., City of Columbus, Arts Council of Indianapolis and others. He holds a BA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design; BA in Art History and Classical Studies; and a Master’s in Museum Studies.


The Slocumb Galleries are educational exhibition venues of the Department of Art & Design under the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University. Our Mission is to develop creative excellence, foster collaborations, promote inclusivity and encourage critical thinking by providing access to and serving as inclusive platforms for innovative ideas and diverse exhibitions. The Slocumb Galleries promote the understanding, presentation and appreciation of contemporary art in support of the academic experiences and the cultural development of the region, through collaborative programming with various units and community institutions.

Artwork Themes

The open call for submission requires no theme nor specific media or subject matter. Innovative, new, excellent examples of formal, process-driven, material transformation and strong conceptual or technique in sculpture are desired. The ETSU Tipton and Slocumb Galleries are educational facilities and discourage commercial-driven or travel-souvenir mass production work. The shape and content of the show will be defined entirely by the jurors.


All accepted artwork should either be shipped or hand delivered to the Slocumb Galleries at

Slocumb Galleries 325 Treasure Lane
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City TN 37614

Artwork Scale

The exhibition encourages small and medium sized work due to space limitations. Sculptural assemblage may be considered but too elaborate installation is discouraged. Wall mounted works and lightweight suspension works are permissible. Works must not exceed 5 ft in any direction and not weigh over 150 lbs. 

Limitation & Restrictions

  1. All work must be original and completed within the last 5 years.

  2. Wall mounted artworks must be ready to hang upon delivery and include anchoring hardware appropriate for masonry walls.

  3. All shipping or hand delivery and the return of work for the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.

  4. MSA reserves the right to reject works that are misrepresented in the application process or are not properly outfitted to display in the gallery.


Artist Responsibilities

MSA and the Slocumb Galleries will supply power, tools, pedestals and assistance for installation. The artist will provide hardware needed. Selected artists are encouraged to send a detailed installation instruction of artwork. If needed, Artists may come during installation to set up their work.

Notification: Both selected and rejected artists will be notified of their selection by email.


For further information regarding MSA please visit or contact Baggs McKelvey, Managing Director at or 423.903.5648



Application Requirements

  1. Please upload up to ten image files, including detail images where needed. No more than three artworks accepted. Works in progress will be considered only if images clearly depicting where the sculpture is to this point and a detailed technical drawing is included. Each image file must not exceed 1MB. For work better suited for representation by video (installation, kinetic sculpture, etc) post a video and include a link in the application form below.Image upload directionsNo more than 10 images total. Each image must be:

●  Saved in jpeg or png format

●  Set color to RGB

●  Image size should not exceed horizontal pixel dimension of 1600 pixels or vertical pixel dimension of 1200 pixels

●  each file must be less than 1MB

●  Saved as the artist's last name and image’s title. Example: DOE_UNTITLED.jpg

  1. A complete list of images. For each image, include:

●  Title

●  Medium

●  Dimensions

●  Weight of sculpture

●  Date completed

  • Description of how the sculpture would be installed/hung etc
  1. Brief artist statement with bio

  2. Completed entry form 

Apply and upload here

Submitting your application indicates that you have read and understood all guidelines and criteria contained within this prospectus. To the best of your knowledge, you are eligible to be considered for MSA’s Juried Member Exhibition. Your application contains your work and the information in your resume is complete and true. You understand that if accepted, it will be your responsibility to deliver your work to the Slocumb Galleries ready for hanging and on time, concurrent with any schedules given to you upon acceptance. If accepted, the work presented with this application is the work that will be installed in the exhibit. All works are insured while on Slocumb Galleries premises.

No person will be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination in regards to services, programs and employment, provided by Slocumb Galleries based on color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.




Call: +803-956-9876


PO Box 333101
Murfreesboro, TN 37133

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software