No Bigger Than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Sh...
Posted: Apr 19, 2019
Statement of Purpose
The Arts & Culture Alliance hosts this national, juried exhibition designed to celebrate the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale and in a broad range of media and styles. The title, No Bigger Than a Breadbox, honors an exhibition of similar nature hosted by Bennett Galleries more than a decade ago. Approximately 40-50 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by the juror, Marga Hayes McBride, for exhibition in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville’s downtown arts anchor location, from July 5-26, 2019. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and additional hours for special events.
Sculptor, painter, and mixed media artist Marga Hayes McBride has been “making things” ever since she can remember. She has worked in the artistic field all of her life, beginning as a layout artist on Music Row in Nashville, TN, to becoming Art Director for one of the largest hospitals in the USA: St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She made the switch to fine art in 1988, working as a gallery assistant, manager, and finally Gallery Director for art galleries in Tennessee. While working in galleries by day, Marga studied drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture at night at the University of Tennessee. In 1995 she began showing her work professionally when she won “Best of Show” in a juried South Eastern Exhibition. Since that time, Marga has shown across the country in fine art galleries and museum exhibitions. Highlights of her career came when she was chosen to exhibit at the international Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Show (SOFA) on the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, received a four-piece, permanent public installation of a mixed media painting in the Convention Center for the City of Knoxville, TN, and then was featured on the national television show “Country Style” for the Home & Garden Network. She has been exhibited in galleries in Maine, Baltimore, California, Tennessee, Philadelphia, PA, Dallas & Austin, TX, Ann Arbor, MI, Madison WI, New Orleans, LA, Miami, FL, and Chicago IL. http://margamcbride.com
At least $1,000 in cash awards will be presented at the exhibition’s Opening Reception on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Emporium at 6:30 PM (opening lasts from 5:00-9:00 PM). Awards include: $500 Best in Show, two $250 Juror’s Citations, and a cash award for Best Work by an Alliance member. Exhibiting artists will receive a catalog at the close of the exhibition. Awards are as designated by the juror, whose decision is final.
Eligibility and Size Requirements
I. Artwork may not have previously exhibited in any Alliance exhibition at the Emporium Center or in any Alliance satellite gallery (including Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport).
II. Entries must be original and completed within the last two years.
III. Work must be no more than 12 inches (12”) in any direction including the framing, mounting, or video monitors. The artwork may represent any subject matter.
IV. All media—including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, jewelry, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media—will be considered.
V. Accepted work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under Plexiglas or glass.
VI. Maximum weight of sculpture: 30 pounds. Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos.
These eligibility requirements will be strictly enforced, and work will be refused if it does not comply with the requirements.
The nonrefundable entry fee is $30 for up to three works ($20 for Arts & Culture Alliance members and students). Up to three additional entries may be submitted for $5/each ($4 for members/students). Diptychs and triptychs are considered one work. Works are juried by digital image only.
Each 2-D work should be represented by one digital image with an additional detail image if appropriate (texture, surface embellishment, mixed media, etc.); each 3-D work may be represented by up to three separate digital images. Send digital images as JPG files, identifying image with entry form number (A-F) and title of work (example: A.Title.jpg). Image size is ideally 1600 pixels on the longest side. For video works, please upload a still image in the application and email the Alliance with a link to the video on YouTube or Vimeo to view the entry.