Monday, April 21, 2008

Call for artists/proposals: Shift Pause Play @ TSU: DEADLINE: August 1, 2008

Call for Artists/Proposals


Tennessee State University art spaces are administered by the Art Department are located in Elliot Hall on Tennessee State University's campus, minutes from downtown Nashville. The Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery regularly houses faculty and student shows and a wide variety of temporary exhibitions. The Space for New Media will house innovations in digital media, new media, video and electronic arts by African Americans as its mission. Programming of the Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery will mirror the programming for the adjacent the Space for New Media.

Recognizing the historical precedence of working with immediate communities to affect positive change (e.g. the civil rights movement) the Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery invites Nashville-area artists, collectives and curators to submit curatorial proposals for summer exhibitions (June-July) that support existing programming missions. In keeping with the mission, the Hiram Van Gordon gallery encourages proposals from artists and curators with diverse backgrounds.

In 2009 the theme is SHIFT, all proposals must include a written statement detailing how the proposed exhibition supports the existing programming vision. Please read information provided on the TSU Gallery web site before you organize and exhibition: Artists (2-3 person), collectives or curators interested in exhibiting in the Hiram Van Gordon at Tennessee State University should send the following:

• one page proposal detailing exhibition and how it supports the existing programming (for 2009: SHIFT for 2010: PAUSE for 2011: PLAY)

• resume, statement, and bio (all limited to one page)

•10-20 images of recent work in slide or digital format

-Slides should be labeled with name and number that corresponds to an image list with title, date, medium and if brief description of work (if applicable)

-CD should contain a pdf file that includes all images. Provide a paper copy of image list.

•SASE For return of materials (if requesting materials back)

•$10 processing fee

Deadline is August 1, 2008 for 2009 consideration

Submit materials and questions to:
Jodi Hays, Director/Hiram Van Gordon Gallery and Space for New Media
Department of Art, Tennessee State University

3500 John Merrit Blvd., PO Box 9562
Nashville, TN 37209

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