Calls For Artists



Art can be created with order or disorder; a plan or in chaos. Technology-based art can embrace or ignore process in new and intriguing methods. Sequence at Touchstone Gallery invites artists or artist teams to submit works that are created with, or influenced by, technology.

Artists and artist teams are invited to submit film, video, video games, digital works, physical works created from digital processes, sound, light, and time based pieces, performance pieces, and more. This exhibition welcomes art created with, in part by, or inspired by any digital technology.

Due to the varied nature of media expected, this exhibition will include a physical gallery show, a series of screenings and performances, and a virtual online exhibition.

Location: Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4 11:59 pm EST
Artists Notified of Acceptance: Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, February 19, 2023


Maleke Glee, Director of Art + Programming STABLE
Lauren Leving, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Roddy Schrock, Executive Director, Eyebeam
Caroline Sinders, Machine-learning-design researcher and artist
Additional jurors may be announced


Call for Entries: Positive/Negative 38 National Juried Art Exhibition

The deadline for submission is December 21, 2022.

Greetings from the Appalachian Highlands! The ETSU Slocumb Galleries invite you to submit entries to the 38th Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition with this year’s esteemed Juror Mark Scala, Chief Curator at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

This exhibition stems out from the long standing 38 years of Positive/Negative,  an annual, open national juried exhibitions that provides survey of contemporary art in the US. The Positive/Negative continues its commitment to provide platform for excellent, creative and innovative work by contemporary artists living in the US serving the academic and regional communities’ access for critical discourse through art.

The deadline for submission is December 21, 2022. For more information, please visit:

To submit via Slideroom:

The Positive/Negative 38 National Juried Exhibition will be held from February 13 to March 24, 2023 at the Slocumb Galleries.  The call for submission for Positive/Negative exhibitions is OPEN with NO theme.

The juried exhibition serves as survey of diverse, creative, innovative and excellent examples of contemporary art. Works in 2D, 3D and video are eligible, artists must be 18 years old or older. Work must not exceed 48 inch in any direction and no heavier than 75 lbs.

The Juror shall select 38 artists and curate the accepted entries and winners, Juror’s decision is final. There is a $500 Best of Show cash prize and several Honorable Mention; winners and artists who submit will be considered for future solo or curated exhibitions. Accepted artists will be responsible for shipping to and from the galleries; insurance coverage will be provided during exhibition. A full color catalogue will be printed and distributed to accepted artists.

East Tennessee State University, Department of Art and Design – SlideRoom

About the Juror:

Mark Scala is the chief curator at the Frist Art Museum. His major exhibitions have focused on the subject of bodily vulnerability in the context of cultural transformation in global contemporary art. Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century (2018) was an international survey of artists who convey a sense of anxiety and sublimity arising from the contemplation of an increasingly unstable social imaginary. Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art (2015) explored the subjects of physical absence, loss, and remembrance in contemporary art. Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination (2012) considered the theme of the hybrid body in folklore, science fiction, and genetic engineering. Paint Made Flesh (2009) featured expressionistic figure painting from the U.S., Germany, and Britain since World War II in which the experience of trauma, internal and external, is borne out in representations of the damaged body. Scala is currently working on the exhibition Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood, scheduled to open in November of 2022.

Scala has also organized exhibitions of the works of Diana Al-Hadid, Inka Essenhigh, Alicia Henry, Angelo Filomeno, Simen Johan, Ragnar Kjartansson, Osgemeos, Vesna Pavlovic, Jaume Plensa, Tokohiro Sato, Mary Sibande, Do-Ho Suh, Anna Maria Tavares, U-Ram Choe, Camille Utterback, and Guido van der Werve, among others.

Scala received his MA in art history/museum studies in 1988 and MFA in painting in 1979, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before coming to the Frist Art Museum in 2000, Scala was curator at the Art Museum of Western Virginia (1990-2000). 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 critic for The New Art Examiner and has been interviewed by Huffington Post (see Lilia Ziamou, “Mark Scala: On Curating Thematic Exhibitions for the Body”) and NPR (see Susan Stanberg

Scala has been a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators since 2001 and served on its board from 2010-2016.

In addition to the annual Positive/Negative juried exhibitions, we also review proposals from artists and curators for consideration via


Call for Artwork: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Gallery of Arts Tribute

Posted: November 16, 2022

The Arts & Culture Alliance announces a call for artwork for the 8th Gallery of Arts Tribute, hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission and developed to recognize local artists and honor the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Approximately 40-50 fine art works of all media will be selected for display in the main lower gallery of the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, the anchor to Knoxville’s downtown arts scene, from January 6-28, 2023.

Artists should deliver work for consideration to the Emporium on Tuesday, January 3, between 9 AM – 5 PM. There is no fee to participate.

Artists may view the information and complete the entry form at

“This annual exhibition is special to me because it is one of the only themed shows to appear at the Emporium,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance. “As such, it reminds me each year of the lasting impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the very personal meaning his words continue to have for each individual artist.”

The call for entries is open to all artists living within 100 miles of Knoxville. Artwork should provide one or more of the following: A reflection of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; a response to the themes of Unity, Community, Love, Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Civil Rights.

Entries must be original and completed within the last five years in 2-D and 3-D (such as painting, watercolor, pastel, drawing, sculpture in any medium, jewelry, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media). The maximum allowed size is 60” x 60” in any direction including frame or stand. Weight is not to exceed 50 lbs. unless special arrangements are made. Artwork must be suitably framed/mounted and WIRED FOR INSTALLATION. Work may not have previously exhibited in any Alliance exhibition.

The 7th Gallery of Arts Tribute featured the work of 24 regional artists (pictured here).

About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury; the City of Knoxville; and Knox County.

Contact: Suzanne Cada
PO Box 2506
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 523-7543

Send us your art for our Breaking Ground magazine

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2023

Every year, the Council produces a special issue of our magazine, Breaking Ground, celebrating the creative work of Tennesseans with disabilities. We feature all kinds of artwork and writing, as well as articles about inclusive arts programs across the state.

Explore last year’s issue, including videos from featured artists, here.

If you:

  • create any kind of visual art
  • take photos
  • write poetry, creative essays, or stories
  • make crafts
  • engage in other artistic activities

… send us your work! We can consider written work up to 1,000 words and up to 3 pieces of visual artwork.

If you act in plays, play instruments, sing, or dance, feel free to send us photos of yourself doing those activities, too.

If you know of arts programs or groups leading great inclusive activities for folks with and without disabilities, please let us know!

Send your work and ideas by email to before January 15, 2023. Please include:

  • your name
  • where you live
  • a brief bio

It is important to us to celebrate work by artists from all kinds of diverse backgrounds, with all types of disabilities, and all sorts of life experiences. Please help us spread the word in your networks about this opportunity!

Questions? Email us at