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Friday, October 7, 2016

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SHOEBOX: An International Sculpture Exhibition

Ends on November 30, 2016 $25.00 USD, $35.00 USD

Ascend Federal Credit Union Presents: MTSU Arts and the MTSU Department of Art's 2nd SHOEBOX: An International Sculpture Exhibition

Sponsored in part by:
Jerry's Artarama NASHVILLE
5381 Mount View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013

Phone: 615-731-5901
Fax: 615-731-5906


Plaza Art
633 Middleton Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-254-3368
Fax: 615-254-1814

SHOEBOX is an international juried competition featuring three-dimensional work designed to fit within the inner dimensions of a shoebox selected by each participating artist.

● Each applicant is free to select any shoebox for use from baby-size shoes to boots.
● Shoebox must be used to encase and accompany the shipment of each exhibit selected work.
● Shoebox is intended only as a size guide, not for incorporation into work or as part of display unless that is artist’s desire.
● Shoebox must have been commercially produced and feature the brand of shoe originally contained.
● Double box work after placing work in shoebox first for added shipping protection & packing efficiency.
● Once emptied after delivery shoeboxes will be used for promotional purposes and returned with work at close of exhibit.

Shoebox Guidelines

1. No media restrictions.
2. Artists must be at least 18 years old.
3. Work must have been completed in the last 2 years.
4. While work may be smaller than shoebox it may not exceed shoebox dimensions with lid in place.
5. Any base and/or frame must be contained within shoebox. NO EXCEPTIONS!
6. Exhibit closed to faculty & staff of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).

RETURN SHIPPING: MTSU Todd Art Gallery pays return shipping and insurance. The U.S. continental carriers are United Parcel Service (UPS) or United States Postal Service (USPS).

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: It is the responsibility of each applicant to review U.S. federal and foreign residency guidelines for restrictions regarding international shipping before applying to SHOEBOX. All work that is non-returnable due to shipping restrictions become the property of the MTSU Todd Art Gallery with all proceeds from subsequent sale of work going to the MTSU Foundation's Art Enrichment fund for use in scholarships for MTSU art majors.


· October 28, 2016-Deadline for discount application (Up to three works for $25.00)
· November 30, 2016-All entries must be received by this date (Up to three works for $35.00)

· December 16, 2016-Artists will be notified of the status of their entries.
· January 6, 2016-Accepted works due at Todd Art Gallery.

Accepted artists cover shipping costs to Todd Art Gallery.

Return shipping will be covered by the exhibition at no cost to the artist.
  • 5 p.m., January 19, 2017– Exhibition Opening & Juror Awards
  • February 9, 2017-Exhibition closes
  • BEST OF SHOW - $1,000.00
  • AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (Second Place) - $500.00
Juror - Dr. Leslie King-Hammond

A native of the South Bronx King-Hammond was educated in the New York City public education system. After attending City University of New York and Johns Hopkins University she began teaching art history at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Later appointed Dean of Graduate Studies she retired in 2008 as Graduate Dean Emerita.

During her storied career King-Hammond has served as the Founding Director of the new Center for Race and Culture at MICA, received a number of Mellon Grants, and a Trustee Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Other honors include the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture's Chairperson of the Board and Chairperson of the Collections and Exhibits Committee; appointment to the Board of the Creative Alliance for the Artists, Baltimore, MD.; and project director for Ford/Phillip Morris Fellowships for Artists of Color at MICA (including Yale School of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and California Institute of the Arts).

King-Hammond serves on numerous juries, boards, organizations, and art commissions including Executive Board, International Association of Art Critics (2000-2003); President, College Art Association (1996-2000); Board of Overseers, Baltimore School for the Arts (1996-1999); Vice President, Jacob Lawrence Catalog Riasonne Project; Trustee, Baltimore Museum of Art (1981-1987); Center For Emerging Artists (2005-2007); Advisory Board, Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts, Kingston, Jamaica (1988-Present).

Further accomplishments include, her book, Hughie Lee-Smith, (2010), Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Studio Museum in Harlem (2002), Lifetime Service, MICA (2005), The DuBois Circle (2006), Women's Art Caucus-College Art Association (2008), and the James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University (2008). In 2008, she received an Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellowship and the Detroit Institute of the Arts gave her the Alain Locke International Prize in 2010.


Eric V. Snyder
Gallery Coordinator, Todd Art Gallery
Department of Art
Middle Tennessee State University

tel: 615.898.5532 or 615.542.6368

NOTE: your submission grants MTSU use of your images for purposes of promotion, archiving, and publicity. You also understand that proper credit will be provided with each image use.

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