Sunday, November 04, 2012

NEXUS 2013 Indoor Sculpture Exhibit

Deadline: December 29, 2012 (ONLINE)

NEXUS 2013
Indoor Sculpture Exhibit
Dogwood Arts Festival

Knoxville, TN
March 27, 2013 – April 6, 2013

NEXUS 2013 showcases artists working in the field of contemporary sculpture. Small sculpture encompassing all styles and genres from emerging and established artists will be selected by a nationally recognized juror for exhibition at the U. T. Downtown Gallery located at 106 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Juror: Durant Thompson is an Associate Professor of sculpture in the Department of Art at the University of Mississippi.

Awards: Cash awards totaling $2,000 will be presented at the NEXUS 2013 Reception on April 5, 2013 – one award for Best in Show – $1,000, 2nd Place – $500, and two (2) $250 Merit awards. All awards are designated by juror and are final.


NEXUS 2013 is open to all artists 18 years and older. Submit only work completed in the last two years. 3-D sculpture of all media, including freestanding floor and pedestal-based pieces. Kinetic sculpture is acceptable, and in conjunction with three dimensional works, applicants are encouraged to submit sound-based components. The juror will consider all multi-media sculpture and sound art submissions. Art presented in electronic media must be accompanied by appropriate audio and video equipment, supplied by the artist. Wall based sculpture must be suitably wired for hanging. Wall bolts are not acceptable. No sculptures may exceed 100 pounds in total weight. Dimensions of each sculpture must not exceed 72 inches in any direction – no large installations (larger than a 6’ X 6’ footprint).

All work must be sturdy, stable, or otherwise secured to a base or wall. Free-standing floor based work must be easily moved and installed by gallery staff. The juror reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitably presented or not appearing to correspond to the entry image.

Entry Procedure: The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00 per application (may submit up to three works per application). Two images may be submitted for each piece submitted on the application.

Sales: Every effort is made to promote sales, however, work is NOT required to be for sale. A 60% commission of the sale price is paid to the artist upon sale of work.

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