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$35.00 USD 

A curated exhibition open to all artists 18 and older working in any media residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, TN, TX, SC, VA, or WV. Entries must be original works created within the last 2 years. Reproductions not allowed. Works previously exhibited at Ground Floor Gallery and L Ross Gallery are ineligible. Artists may submit up to three images with an entry fee of $35. Accepted works will be exhibited at L Ross Gallery in Memphis, TN or Ground Floor Gallery in Nashville, TN June 2–June 30, 2017.


Important Dates:

  • April 2: Entries Due
  • April 16: Notifications of Acceptance

Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

  • May 15–May 20: Shipping of Art to Ground Floor Gallery
  • May 21: Hand Delivery of Art by Artists to Ground Floor Gallery, 3–5pm
  • June 3: Opening Reception at Ground Floor Gallery, 6-9pm
  • June 23: Exhibition Closes
  • June 25: Pick-up Hand-Delivered Artwork, 3–5pm; Gallery Ships Work

L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

  • May 27–29: Ship to L Ross Gallery via UPS, USPS, or Fedex
  • May 30: Hand Delivery to L Ross Gallery
  • June 2: Opening reception L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm
  • June 30: Exhibition Closes
  • July 1: Pick-up Hand-Delivered Artwork, 12–4pm
  • July 5: Gallery Ships Work

Submission Guidelines:

All work must weigh less than 60 lbs and measure no larger than 48” in any direction. Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Accepted work must arrive to Ground Floor Gallery by May 21 and to L Ross Gallery by May 30, 2017. Works must arrive exhibition ready, complete with hanging wire. No saw-tooth hangers or clip frames will be accepted. Works that differ significantly from the entry image may be disqualified. Works may be shipped or hand delivered to Ground Floor Gallery, 942 4th Avenue S, Nashville TN 37210 or L Ross Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 104, Memphis, TN 38117.

Those being shipped must use plexi or acrylic, no glass. Work must use a reusable container and be accompanied by a prepaid return-shipping label. Work will be repackaged and shipped back to the artist at the close of the exhibition. Hand delivered works not picked up by each galleries’ designated pick-up date will become the property of Number: Inc.


Entry Submission:

Submissions will only be accepted through our online submission portal until 11.59 pm on April 2. 2017. Only digital files (JPG) at 72 ppi, with the longest side measuring 1200 pixels will be accepted. For video submissions use .mp4 or .mov using the h264 codec with a maximum runtime demo of two minutes. Format entry file names to include artists first initial, last name, title of artwork, and submission number (i.e., j_doe_myartwork_1.jpg).

All submissions must include a completed entry form and entry fee. Entry fees will be collected at the time of submission by credit card or PayPal.


All art works will be insured while on gallery premises. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason. Please insure your work during transit.

Sale of Artwork:

Artists have the option to have artworks for sale during the exhibition. A commission of 30% will be deducted from all general sales at Ground Floor Gallery and L Ross Gallery; for interior designer sales at L Ross Gallery the commission will be 40%


Number: Inc.,Ground Floor Gallery, and L Ross Gallery may use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity and archival purposes.


Mark Scala is the chief curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. His major exhibitions have focused on the representation of the body in contemporary art. The most recent was Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art (2015), which explores the subjects of loss and remembrance in contemporary art. This exhibition received an honorable mention from the Association of Art Museum Curators for best exhibition of 2015 in a mid-size museum. The 2012 exhibition, Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, an international survey on the theme of the hybrid body in folklore, science fiction, and genetic engineering, was one of five finalists for the AAMC’s best thematic exhibition of 2012. Paint Made Flesh (2009) was a compilation of figure painting in the U.S., Germany, and Britain since World War II. In 2007, Scala was curator of Whispering Winds: Recent Chinese Photography featuring works by 21 contemporary artists from China, who are internationally celebrated for images that examine contrasts between traditionalism and globalism, the real and unreal, nature and urban life, and the personal and social that have come into sharp focus since the end of the Cultural Revolution. Scala has also organized solo exhibitions on emerging and mid-career artists, including Guido van der Werve, Inka Essenhigh, Gregory Barsamian, U-Ram Choe, Angelo Filomeno, Mike Hoolboom, Simen Johan, Tokihiro Sato, Ana Maria Tavares, and Camille Utterback.

Before coming to the Frist Center, Scala was curator at the Art Museum of Western Virginia, where he worked for ten years. He received his MA in art history in 1988 and MFA in painting in 1979, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2008-2013, he held the position of senior guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University, teaching the course Sources of Contemporary Art. He has been a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators since 2001, and served on its board from 2010-2016.



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