Monday, March 1, 2010


NASHVILLE, TN – Fusion 10 and The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation (TMPCF) announce a Call to Artists.

We are seeking local artists for a show/sale at the Cannery Ballroom and Mercy Lounge, Saturday, April 10th, 2010. Additionally we are seeking submission to donate to TMPCF’s silent auction.

Are you interested in having your work viewed by an audience of 1200+?
Do you want the opportunity to win a feature in Nashville Arts Magazine? Here’s your chance to
show Nashville what you’re made of and benefit a great cause at the same time. The winner of Fusion 10’s Artist Competition will be featured in NASHVILLE ARTS MAGAZINE as well as in a press release to the mass media and will receive a spotlight on with a link to your website for one year!
Remember, space is limited, so sign-up today.

What is Fusion? FASHION. MUSIC. ART. FILM. Fusion is the nation's largest young adult cancer awareness event and, having formed a reputation in the Nashville community as a SOLD OUT affair, Fusion 10 is continuing in its efforts to use the arts as a platform to give cancer survivors a voice. This year’s event will feature over 100 visual, fashion, film, and musical
artists. With live performances by renowned Nashville musicians, the spring collection debut of some of Nashville’s finest fashion designers, a striking art show from local Nashville artists and an independent film festival, Fusion 10 is sure to delight the senses.

Art Show: In keeping with the Fusion theme, we are looking for a wide variety of art, whether it be oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, sculpture, jewelry design. This will be a great business opportunity to chat with potential buyers, hand out your business cards and display an artist statement.

Your $25 Entry Fee includes:
• An approximate 8’x 6’ display space for your art
• A chance to win Fusion 10‘s Artist Competition Grande Prize
• Free Entry into the event for the Artist
• Venue, display space, lighting and an audience of 1200+

To Sign-up, submit the following: either by mail to: Fusion Artist
Submissions, C/O The Minnie
Pearl Cancer Foundation, 310 25th Avenue North, Suite 103, Nashville,
TN 37203 or by paying through
Paypal on and emailing forms to

1. Artist Registration Form – Acknowledging the desire to be in the
show and committing to a
donated art piece for the silent auction. (Can be found on website)

2. $25.00 Entry Fee - paid by cash, check to the MPCF, or PayPal at

3. 2 JPGS - examples of your artwork.

Questions? contact: Duncan Ragsdale, Art Chair at 615.294.5441 or We look
forward to a positive response and greatly appreciate your support for
Fusion 10 and The Minnie Pearl
Cancer Foundation! For more information on the Foundation call
615-467-1936 or visit

*All art must be appropriate for a public environment and meet the
standards maintained by the committee. Material containing nudity,
profanity, illegal activities, violence or negative depictions of
social, ethnic, or political groups or individuals will not be
admitted to the show.

Fusion 10 ART FAQ’s

1. What is the Grande Prize? The grand-prize winner of the Fusion
2010 Artist Competition will receive the following: a) your work will
be featured in Nashville Arts Magazine following the event, b) a press
release featuring the name of your art and contact information will be
sent out to all of our Fusion press associates, c) a picture of your
work will be on display for viewing on the Fusion website for one year
with a bio and link to your website, and d) you will receive a copy of
The Art of Tennessee Catalogue compliments of the Frist Center for the
Visual Arts…and other goodies TBD!!

2. Who are the judges for the Fusion Art Competition? Confirmed
judges include Katie Sulkowski with the Nashville Arts Magazine and
Andee Rudloff of the Frist Center for the Visual Artists, with
additional judges to be determined.

3. What is the judging criteria? Originality, Craftsmanship, Elements
of Art, Composition, Unity and Variety, Medium and Texture, Use
of Space, Presentation, Degree of Difficulty.

4. When is the submission deadline? All applications must be
submitted and paid for by April 1st in order to participate in the
Fusion 2010 Art Competition.

5. When will the winner be announced? The winner will be announced at
Fusion 2010 prior to the final band taking stage.

6. Do I get a free ticket? Fusion is a sold out event and
unfortunately we cannot give away any complementary tickets. As a
participating artist, your ticket is included in your entry fee, but
any friends and family members will need to purchase tickets ahead of
time to guarantee entry. Tickets are available at

7. What is the entry fee and what does it include? The entry fee for
Fusion 2010’s Artist Competition is $25 and that includes: display
space [two 4’x6’ display panels], lighting, venue rental, exposure to
gallery owners in Nashville, the opportunity to sell your artwork to
over 1000 potential buyers and the chance to win our Grande Prize.
Checks can be made out to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.

8. What is the artist’s commission and donated piece? Each
participating artist donates one piece to The Minnie Pearl Cancer
Foundation (TMPCF) silent auction. This year the donated piece will be
placed in the silent auction area leaving more room for your art to be
displayed on your wall. If the donated piece is not sold in the Silent
Auction the night of the event, it becomes the property of TMPCF and
can be used for future auctions at their discretion. All other work on
display is available for sale with a 30% commission donated to TMPCF.

9. How does the event check-out/payment system work? Any non-donated
art piece sold at Fusion will be paid for at TMPCF check-out table (we
do accept credit cards) and Artists will receive checks via US Postal
Service 2-4 weeks after the event for artist’s portion of such sales.

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