Wednesday, May 30, 2007

So Much Going on in Memphis!!!

Check out these calls to artists for events in Memphis:

RIVERARTSFEST CALLS FOR ARTISTS (oops - this one is due today - hurry up and apply!)
Fine artists nationwide are invited to submit entries for inaugural RiverArtsFest in the heart of the historic South Main Arts District of Downtown Memphis.
The juried show will be held Oct. 26-28. The deadline for submissions is May 30 electronically via the RiverArtsFest website at

The festival will feature both a Juried Art Exhibition and Juried Artist Market. Ken Marvel of LewAllen Contemporary in Santa Fe will select approximately 50 artists for the exhibition, while a five-person jury will select up to 150 participants for the artist market. Winners will be announced June 30th.

Artists may submit applications to one or both of the competitions in the following categories: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. Application details are available on the website.

Free and open to the public, RiverArtsFest will celebrate the visual, performing and culinary arts with activities for all ages. The festival is sponsored by former festival organizers of Arts in the Park and the South Main Association. For more information, call 901-482-1399.

Call for Proposals: The Memphis Downtown Storefront Art Project
The Rhodes College Center for the Outreach and Development of the Arts (CODA) and the Center City Commission (CCC) are working together to install art of any media in vacant storefront windows along Main Street between Adams and Union in downtown Memphis. The installations will be temporary, so should be relatively easy to put up and take down. Artists that become involved with the project will receive a base stipend of $500 for materials and installation of work in the window. Students in BFA and MFA programs are also strongly encouraged to to apply.

CODA will retain ownership of the work and shared rights of reproduction upon completion.

Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2007.

Please send an artist's statement of no more than 300 words, 5-10 images of your work in a jpeg format, and any ideas that you may have regarding the project.

Direct all submissions and inquiries to Lauren Kennedy.
phone: 870.225.9388

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