Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay is an Associate Professor of Art History at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in Johnson City, TN. He is guest editor of the November 2014 issue of Number: Inc. magazine. I sat down with him at his home in the historic “tree streets” area near the university to learn more about him and his perspective on art, with a particular focus on the central topic of the forthcoming issue, Number:80 Art as Community Builder. continue reading
The former Hayes Furniture building, Bristol, VA – June 20-August 31,2014
Perry Johnson has been a growing presence in the art world of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia during the last decade, and this exhibition secures his position as an interesting artist with something to say. Occupying the entire empty ground floor of the former Hayes Furniture Building in Bristol, VA, it is a large exhibition of work that resonates with common pictorial devices, narrative threads and an urgency of purpose heightened by its surroundings. This exhibition is more than just a series of paintings from the artist’s career but is an accomplished balancing act between competing pictorial tendencies rewarding extended contemplation.
Call for Art Work – No: 80 Cover Art Competition – Deadline September 23, 2014
This is an open call for artwork to be considered for the cover of the Fall 2014 issue of Number. Artists from AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA are eligible to submit work. Only one artwork will be selected for use on the cover and credited in the upcoming issue. As the cover, the artwork will also be seen on the Number:Inc website and Facebook with credits. Visit numberinc.org/back-
Number: Inc is happy to announce a Juried Exhibition entitled Art of the South 2014. This exhibition will take place at the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary at University of Memphis. Submit your work online here.
A juried exhibition open to all artists 18 and older working in any media residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, TN, TX, or SC. Entries must be original works created within the last 2 years. Reproductions not allowed. Works previously exhibited at the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art are ineligible. Artists may submit up to three images with an entry fee of $30. Accepted works will be exhibited at the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art (University of Memphis, TN) June 27 to August 8, 2014.
May 17: Entries Due
May 22: Notifications will be sent out
May 23 -June 20: Accepted work delivered via artist, UPS, USPS, or Fedex
June 27: Exhibition Opens
August 8: Exhibition Closes
August 11-15 Artwork pickup/Gallery ships work
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Hello readers! As you know our region is rich in talent, venues, and passion for visual art. Number:’s 25 year volunteer run publication history is a unique tribute to the amazing visual arts of our region. We recently extended our efforts for arts coverage by creating a website designed to make it easier for you to get involved in that coverage. Number: Inc wants your participation in our print and online efforts to cover visual art in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Since Number: Inc does not employ staff writers, we rely on submissions from our readers, artists, professionals, and others interested in being a part of our region’s arts conversation. We want to hear from you! Find out more about how you can write for Number: at numberinc.org/write. Submissions are reviewed by our editor and editorial committee for consideration in the print and online publication. continue reading