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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

29th Annual POSITIVE NEGATIVE National Juried Art Exhibition

Slocumb Galleries

Juror: BUZZ SPECTOR, Washington University
Deadline: December 18, 2013

In its 29th year, the annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibitions, organized by the Slocumb Galleries under the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University, have consistently served as a platform for diverse visual art production that surveys various media, perspective and style from all over the country since 1985.

The annual juried art event has contributed to the promotion and appreciation of contemporary art in the East Tennessee region and surrounding states of Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina. It provides the academic and local communities access and opportunity to engage with wide-ranging work by artists from around the country. The event is open to all categories of artistic practice and the juror invites submissions as well of artwork engaged with reading and pages as vital elements.

Best of Show cash award of $500.00 and possible solo exhibition. Invitation to future shows may develop through selection by the Slocumb Galleries Committee.

All Entries must be received by DECEMBER 18, 2013.

All 2D, 3D and video art are eligible. Due to space considerations, installation and performance art are not eligible. Work using materials hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. Work must not exceed 5 ft. in any direction and preferably weigh under 30 lbs.

All 2D work must be ready for hanging. Frames with glass are discouraged; acrylic glaze is preferred for framed work. All 3D work must have a stable base and installation instructions. Works that require complex installation are discouraged.

Artists may request Prospectus via email or send SASE to Positive/Negative 29, Box 70708, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Johnson City TN 37614.

Download Prospectus & Entry Form in pdf format:

Buzz Spector is an artist and critical writer whose artwork has been the focus of exhibitions in such museums and galleries as the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA.

His work makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and object, and is concerned with relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception. Spector was a co-founder of WhiteWalls, a magazine of writings by artists, in Chicago in 1978, and served as editor until 1987. Since then he has written extensively on topics in contemporary art for American Craft, Artforum, Art on Paper, Dialogue, Exposure, and New Art Examiner, among other publications. Buzzwords, a book of interviews with Spector, plus new page art, was published in 2012 by Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Chicago.

Buzz Spector is the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman Jr. Professor of Art and Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Spector received degrees from the University of Chicago and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Spector was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Art Award by the College Art Association in 2013. In 2005, he received the NYFA Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 1991 he was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship. In 1982, 1985, and 1991 he received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Awards.

Complete entry must include: (1) Entry Form, (2) CD of jpeg images, Artist Statement & Image List both in .doc format, and (3) Entry Fee check, (4) printed Artist Statement & Image list.

A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required. Artists may submit up to three entries; additional $5.00 per entry in excess of 3.

Make checks payable to: Positive/Negative 29

Mail entries to: Positive/Negative 29
Slocumb Galleries, Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614

All Juror's Notifications will be SENT VIA EMAIL by January 17-22, 2014. Artists must provide legible email address. Artists may submit a legal-sized SASE – self-addressed, stamped envelope for postal notification.

The Juror's decision is final. Late, non-compliant entries will not be considered. For inquiries, email Slocumb Galleries' Director Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay via


The 29th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition accepts ONLY digital images on CD or thumb drive. Artists must submit electronic images in JPEG (at least 300 dpi) format. Label the top of CD with the Artist's full name and "Positive/Negative29".

Entry images must have the following as title: Artist's LastName.Entry#.Title.jpg. A brief Artist's Statement (150 words to 200 max) and Image List in .doc format are required.

The Image List must include (1) Artist's contact info - mailing address, email, mobile no. (2) entry images that show top-front work orientation with label info - Artist's name, entry #, title, year, media, dimension. Include both Artist's Statement and Image List  in .doc with the images in CD.

Accepted work will be disqualified if misrepresented or if photos are digitally enhanced. Only one electronic image per 2D entry; 3D work may include a detail shot.

All video art submissions should be in digital form and submitted in either CD, DVD or thumb drive; video art should not exceed 30 minutes running time. All accepted video art will be played collectively on a loop during exhibition unless accompanied by a viewing device from Artist.

All submitted application materials will not be returned. Artists agree that Slocumb Galleries may use images for educational and promotional purposes. Work should be original and the sole copyright property of the Artist. Slocumb Galleries will be indemnified for any legal claims on the submitted work.

Accepted entries will be insured ONLY during the installation and exhibition of work at the Slocumb Galleries. The Slocumb Galleries will not be responsible for loss, theft, or damages to work with inadequate packaging and shipping provisions. A minimum of 10% commission is requested on all work sold during the exhibition. A signed Insurance/Loan Agreement Form will be required for all accepted entries.

The 29th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. All work must be original and completed within the last two (2) years. Work previously submitted to the Positive/Negative or exhibited at the Slocumb Galleries may not be resubmitted. Current students and employees of East Tennessee State University are not eligible to apply.

Download Prospectus & Entry Form in pdf format:

Accepted entries may be shipped or hand delivered. All shipped and hand-delivered work must be adequately packed in secure, reusable containers. Do not send work framed with glass. Installation instructions should be included.

The Artist is responsible for insurance during transit and all shipping costs. Please ensure that work is securely packed and labeled for both shipping and hand-delivered submissions.

Shipped work should include a pre-paid label for return shipping. Work without return provisions and that which is not claimed after 60 days from the last day of exhibit will become property of the Slocumb Galleries.

Ship work to:
Positive/Negative 29 c/o Slocumb Galleries
100 Central Receiving Drive, ETSU
Johnson City, TN 37614

All shipped entries must be received at ETSU on or before February 6, 2014.

Submit Hand-delivered entries at the Slocumb Galleries from February 3 to 7, 2014, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 423.483.3179 or email to schedule the delivery.

Submit work at:

Slocumb Galleries Office, Room 419, Ernest C. Ball Hall
Department of Art & Design, East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614

Directions to the Slocumb Galleries are available at Online map available at Ball Hall is listed as bldg. no. 6.

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