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No: 80 Cover Art Competition

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 for examples of past covers. The editor of the issue will select the cover of the issue and additional artworks from all submissions to be featured online.Artwork submitted for cover consideration must support the theme of the issue. No: 80 Art as Community Builder focuses on the ways that Southern visual artists, arts organization, and/or specific works of art are helping to build, revitalize, and maintain community. This can include non-profits using visual art to develop specific neighborhoods, art as educational tools, and art as economic development.

Artists may submit up to 3 images with each $15 submission fee. All submissions must be original artwork created by the person(s) completing the submission. Submission files should use the expected file naming convention of artists first initial_last name_title of artwork_submission# (Exaample: j_doe_myartwork_1.jpg) in either JPEG or TIFF format.

To be considered, submissions must meet all requirements below:

  • Up to 3 original artworks created by submitter
  • High quality color images only
  • 200 dpi @ 9.5″w x 10.625″h
  • TIFF, or uncompressed JPEG
  • Artwork related to issue theme
  • Inclusion of an Artist Resume (PDF)
  • $15 Submission Fee

Note: Accepted images will be cropped, and altered to meet print requirements for the cover. This includes the addition of text, sizing to fit cover, and optimization for color newsprint printing. As a result of submitting your artwork, you may be contacted for other opportunities with the Number:Inc. organization such as shows and publication opportunities.

To submit your artwork for consideration, go to

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Number: Presents Art of the South 2014

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.

Important Dates:
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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Number: 25 years and 25 more

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 Submissions are reviewed by our editor and editorial committee for consideration in the print and online publication. continue reading »

Happy Cannibals at Material Art Space

Melissa Farris - Sir Loin - 2012

Melissa Farris – Sir Loin – 2012, 6″x8″ gouache on paper

Broad Avenue’s one room art space Material showcased small works by Melissa Farris on Saturday, December 7. The “Bitesize Morsels” were delicate, yet vibrant, paintings of individual size. The colors mimicked Pepto-Bismol pink and an illustrative meaty red to form compositions reminiscent of classic cutesy animal cartoons and diagrams of meat pre-consumption. continue reading »

Student Artists Collaborate with Composer

The exhibition currently on view at the Germantown Performing Arts Center is a collaboration between composer/musician Anna Clyne and 26 Houston high school Advanced Placement and Art IV visual arts students. The works are based on Clyne’s written text, snippets of music from her website and the student /teacher discussions held in class and reference Clyne’s most recent composition entitled, Prince of Clouds. Clyne states on her website that while composing the piece she “was contemplating the presence of musical linage – a family-tree of sorts that passes from generation to generation.” continue reading »