Belle Mort

Terri Phillips, Still from Belle Mort showing left to right, Melissa Farris, Tristan Parks and Grace Bowers, May 17, 2014, Performance, photo courtesy of artist.

Terri Phillips, Still from Belle Mort showing left to right, Melissa Farris, Tristan Parks and Grace Bowers, May 17, 2014, Performance, photo courtesy of artist.

On a rainy Saturday night a light spirit of romance filled Marshall Arts in Memphis with the debut performance of Belle Mort, a new piece created by Terri Phillips with support from ArtsMemphis. Swept clean of distraction, the space hosted three dancers and a musician who took the audience, of around one hundred people, through a story of love and loss.
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Art As Community Builder – Interview with Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay

Scott Contreras-Koterbay

Scott Contreras-Koterbay. Courtesy of Keith Herrin

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 »

Perry Johnson: The TenYear Review (2004-2014)

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.

Prometheus Band, 2011, 70x60 inches, o/c, Credit: Johnson

Prometheus Band, 2011, 70×60 inches, o/c, Credit: Johnson

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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. continue reading »

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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