Art of the South 2019


Number: Presents Art of the South 2019


The sixth annual Art of the South is a juried exhibition open to all artists 18 and older working in any media, and residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, TN, TX, SC, VA, Washington, D.C., or WV. Entries must be original works created within the last 2 years. Reproductions not allowed. Works previously exhibited at Memphis College of Art (MCA) are ineligible. Artists may submit up to three images with an entry fee of $35. Accepted works will be exhibited at MCA in Memphis, Tennessee, May 28–July 14, 2019.


Number is happy to announce that we have extended the Art of the South exhibition call for entries deadline to April 5th. We are excited to see your work and encourage you to submit today!


Exhibition venue: Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee


Important Dates


  • April 5: Entries Due
  • April 8-21: Jury process
  • April 24: Notifications of Acceptance
  • May 13-17: Ship to Memphis College of Art via UPS, USPS or FedEx
  • May 17-18: Hand deliver to Memphis College of Art, 9am-5pm
  • June 7: Opening reception at Memphis College of Art, 6-8pm
  • July 14: Exhibition closes
  • July 15-16: Pick up hand-delivered artwork, 9am-5pm
  • July 18-19: Gallery ships work


Submission Guidelines


All work must weigh 60 lbs or less and measure no larger than 48” in any direction. Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Accepted work must arrive at MCA (Memphis College of Art) by May 17 Shipment and May 18th for hand delivery, exhibition ready, complete with hanging wire. No saw-tooth hangers or clip frames will be accepted. Works that differ significantly from the entry image may be disqualified. Works may be shipped, or hand delivered to Memphis College of Art at 1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104. Those being shipped must use plexi or acrylic, no glass. Work must be in a reusable container and be accompanied by a prepaid return-shipping label. Work will be repackaged and shipped back to the artist at the close of the exhibition. Hand delivered works not picked up by the gallery’s designated pick-up date will become the property of Number: Inc.




Artists chosen to participate will receive a loan form from MCA that must be filled out and sent back. MCA will include chosen works of art under its insurance policy for works of art on view in its exhibition spaces.


Sale of Artwork


Artists have the option to have artworks for sale during the exhibition. MCA will deal with all sales from the exhibition and will deduct a 30% commission.




Number: Inc. and MCA may use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity and archival purposes.


Juror Bethany Springer
Art of the South 2019


Bethany Springer


Bethany Springer was born in Washington, D.C. in 1975. Her installations have been exhibited at venues including 21C Museum Hotel in Bentonville, AR, Maryland Art Place (MAP) in Baltimore, Boston Center for the Arts, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT, the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, City Gallery East in Atlanta, the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Kansas City Artists Coalition, Full Tilt Creative Centre in Newfoundland, Canada, and The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, DE (forthcoming).


Springer received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Georgia in 2001. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council, an Artist Mini Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a Community Research Award from the University of Arkansas Community and Family Institute, and a Research Grant from the Center for Digital Technology and Learning at Drake University in Des Moines. Springer has also been in residence at Full Tilt Creative Centre and Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences in Georgia, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE, the Artist House at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and The Arctic Circle in the International Territory of Svalbard, Norway (forthcoming). Springer currently lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is an Associate Professor in Sculpture at the University of Arkansas.