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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Two Calls for Entry from the Slocumb Galleries: 31st Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition and Inhabitants: Creatures of Imagined Worlds

31st Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition
Please submit to PN 31 via slideroom:

The 31st Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition, organized by the Slocumb Galleries under the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University, serves as platform for diverse and innovative contemporary art practice that surveys various media, perspectives and styles from all over the country since 1985.

This year's juror is Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in Massachusetts. The event is open to all 2D and 3D categories of artistic practice, and video art. There is NO theme for this year, Juror will jury and curate the PN 31 exhibition from the selected submissions.

Deadline for submission of entries is on December 17, 2015.

The PN 31 exhibition is from February 8 to March 4, 2016, at the Slocumb Galleries, with Juror's Lecture and Awarding Reception on February 18, Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. This highly anticipated  annual exhibition 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 view engaging examples of contemporary art in the United States. Up to $1,000 in cash prize with $500 for Best of Show, and exhibit opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. Current students and employees of ETSU are not eligible to apply. Entry fee is $36.00 for three works.

MEDIA AND SIZE: Up to 3 entries per applicant. Eligible media: 2D, 3D, and video. Work using materials hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. Work must not exceed 5 ft. in any direction. 2D work must be ready for hanging. Plexiglass is preferred for framed work. If necessary, work should include detailed instructions for installation. Video art should not exceed 30 minutes running time. All accepted video art will be played collectively on a loop during the exhibition unless accompanied by a viewing device from the artist. Accepted work will be disqualified if misrepresented or if it is not installation ready
 Inhabitants: Creatures of Imagined Worlds

Please submit to ‘Inhabitants: Creatures of Imagined Worlds' via Slideroom:

The Inhabitants: Creatures of Imagined Worlds national juried exhibition is a celebration of aliens, monsters, robots and creatures of all kinds that reside within the imaginations of the artist’s mind. The artist’s works can be created from any genre, time or place and all mediums are welcome. Three-dimensional and two-dimensional work are encouraged. All art work must be original works of the artists. The works will be selected by co-curators Marty Henley and Kevin Reaves.

The exhibition is from January 13 to February 5, 2016, at the Slocumb Galleries at East Tennessee State University located at Johnson City, Tennessee.

Deadline for submission is December 9, 2015.

Artists notification is December 14 to 18, 2015. Open to all artists residing in the United States, 18 years and above. All works must not exceed 5 ft. in any direction, no year limitation. Entry fee is $20.00 for three works. All accepted works must be received by January 8, 2016.

About the Curators:

Marty Henley has a B.S. in Computer Animation and Design, a M.A. in art with a concentration in sculpture, and is a Professional Illustrator and Game Designer. He has a fascination with organic and inorganic textures and masses, their combinations in the creation of imaginary artistic creatures, and the emotional and psychological connections the viewers have with these creations. Marty is currently an Adjunct faculty member at East Tennessee State University, were he teaches 2D design, 3D design, and Color Theory.

Kevin C. Reaves has a B.F.A and an M.F.A. with a concentration in Jewelry and Metals. He is a traditional sculptor, metalsmith, digital modeler and an avid game and toy designer.  Kevin is inspired by retro science fiction, Japanese monster movies, toys, games and 80’s pop culture. His designs have a strong geometric aesthetic and they often deal with social issues and human conditions that primarily focus on Western civilization.

For inquiries, email Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay at or call/text 423.483.3179. We apologize for multiple emails, please let us know so we can update our database. Thank you and we look forward to your submission!

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