Number: seeks writing that critically explores the visual arts of the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas region. Submissions for publication are reviewed and selected by an editorial team led by our editor. Writers for both online and print editions of Number: should consider the following before submitting work:

  • Writers must disclose potential conflicts of interst when submitting work.
  • Writers are responsible for submitting images as appropriate with proper cutlines and permissions.
  • The editorial team reserves the write to seek revisions and/or edit the work for grammar, publication style guidelines, length, general content, and accuracy while maintaining the original ideas of the writer.
  • Submissions that are malicious, demeaning, or hateful will not be published.
  • All submitted works may be considered for either print or online publication. At this time writers will only be paid for work published in the print editions of Number.
  • Submissions that do not meet general and category guidelines (i.e. reviews, features, interviews, etc.) will not be considered.

Number:  seeks critical reviews of current visual art shows, performances and exhibitions that are taking place throughout the South. This includes events in TN, KY, VA, NC, SC, FL, GA, AL, MS, AR, LA and TX. Reviews submitted in this section will be published on Number's website only, www.numberinc.org. Preference is given to reviews as follows:

  1. Reviews of work by regional artists showing in the region
  2. Reviews of shows or exhibitions at regional arts organizations/institutions
  3. Reviews of exhibitions, shows, or performances taking place outside of the South but featuring a regional artist.

Submissions Guidelines:

  1.                 500-600 words
  2. Saved as a Word document (.doc)
  3. 12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4. Italicize titles of art works, books, films, and articles
  5. Ideas, information, and images credited appropriately
  6. Permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission)
  7. Follow naming conventions for all files
  8. Include high resolution JPEG or TIFF images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")

File Naming Conventions Written Submission

  • RE_lastname_firstname

Image File

  • RE_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

Number:Inc is seeking feature articles (1000-1500 words). Feature articles should focus on the topical theme of each issue. Submissions not related to the theme will not be considered for print publication. Be sure to submit high quality images to support your writing.

  Feature Article (FA) Guidelines:

  1.   1000-1500 words
  2.   Saved as a Word document (doc.)
  3.   12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4.   Italicize titles of art works, books, films, and articles
  5.   Credit ideas, information, and images appropriately
  6.   Gain permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission
  7.   Follow naming conventions for all files
  8.   Include high resolution TIFF or JPEG images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")
  9.   Do not submit images taken from websites

  File Naming Conventions

  Written Submission

  •   issue#_FA_lastname_firstname

  Image File

  •   Issue#_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

Number:Inc is seeking Interviews (1000-1500 words). Using an interview format that includes the question and answers, provide insight into the artists, educators, and supporters of the arts. Be sure to submit high quality images to support your writing.

 Interviews (IN) Guidelines:

  1.   1000-1500 words
  2.   Saved as a Word document (.doc)
  3.   12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4.   Italicize tiltes of art works, books, films, and articles
  5.   Credit ideas, information, and images appropriately
  6.   Gain permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission
  7.   Follow naming conventions for all files
  8.   Include high resolution TIFF or JPEG images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")
  9.   Do not submit images taken from websites

  File Naming Conventions

  Written Submission

  •   issue#_IN_lastname_firstname

  Image File

  •   Issue#_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

Number:Inc is seeking Interviews for website publication (500-600 words). Using an interview format that includes the question and answers, provide insight into the artists, educators, and supporters of the arts. Be sure to submit high quality images to support your writing.
 Interviews (IN) Guidelines:
 

  1.   500-600 words
  2.   Saved as a Word document (.doc)
  3.   12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4.   Italicize tiltes of art works, books, films, and articles
  5.   Credit ideas, information, and images appropriately
  6.   Gain permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission
  7.   Follow naming conventions for all files
  8.   Include high resolution TIFF or JPEG images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")
  9.   Do not submit images taken from websites

   File Naming Conventions
  Written Submission
 

  •   issue#_IN_lastname_firstname

   Image File
 

  •   Issue#_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#


Number:Inc is seeking Regional Updates for the next issue of Number. In about 500 words, tell us about what is happening in your region of the South. This includes TN, KY, VA, NC, SC, FL, GA, AL, MS, AR, LA and TX. Submissions can focus on developments, opportunities, plans, upcoming shows or art events, issues and/or controversies. Be sure to submit high quality images to support your writing.

  Regional Update (RU) Guidelines:

  1.                 500 words
  2.   Saved as a Word document (doc.)
  3.   12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4.   Italicize titles of art works, books, films, and articles
  5.   Credit ideas, information, and images appropriately
  6.   Gain permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission
  7.   Follow naming conventions for all files
  8.   Include high resolution TIFF or JPEG images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")
  9.   Do not submit images taken from websites

  File Naming Conventions

  Written Submission

  •   issue#_RU_lastname_firstname

  Image File

  •   Issue#_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

 Number:  seeks critical reviews of current visual art shows, performances and exhibitions that are taking place throughout the South. This includes TN, KY, VA, NC, SC, FL, GA, AL, MS, AR, LA and TX. Preference is given to reviews as follows:

  1.   Reviews of work by regional artists showing in the region
  2.   Reviews of shows or exhibitions at regional arts organizations/institutions
  3.   Reviews of exhibitions, shows, or performances taking place outside of the South but f            featuring a regional artist.

  Submissions Guidelines:

  1.                 700-1000 words
  2.   Saved as a Word document (.doc)
  3.   12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4.   Italicize tiltes of art works, books, films, and articles
  5.   Ideas, information, and images credited appropriately
  6.   Permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission)
  7.   Follow naming conventions for all files
  8.   Include high resolution JPEG or TIFF images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")

  File Naming Conventions

  Written Submission

  •   RE_lastname_firstname

  Image File

  •   RE_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

Number:  seeks critical writing on visual art issues, art advocacy, and art education (700-1000 words). Preference is given to articles focusing on the TN, AR, MS region.

  1. Provide information on current issues impacting the arts and arts organizations
  2. Advocate for artists, arts organizations, and/or benefits of art to communities
  3. Cover art educational topics or activities

Submissions Guidelines:

  1. Saved as a Word document (.doc)
  2. 12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  3. Italicize titles of art works, books, films, and articles
  4. Ideas, information, and images credited appropriately
  5. Permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission)
  6. Follow naming conventions for all files
  7. Include high resolution JPEG or TIFF images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")

File Naming Conventions

Written Submission

  • IAE_lastname_firstname

Image File

  • IAE_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

This is an open call for artwork to be considered for the cover of the next issue of Number.

Artists from AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA are eligible to apply. Artwork will be selected by the Guest Editor of the issue. Artwork will also be seen on the Number:Inc website and on Facebook. All appearances of the artwork will be credited. Visit numberinc.org/back-issues for examples of past covers. Notifications will only be sent out to the artist whose work was selected. 


Artists may submit up to 3 images. 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, uncompressed JPEG
  • Artwork related to issue theme
  • Include an Artist Resume (PDF)

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 cover. 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.

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 and $5 each additional entry. Accepted works will be exhibited at MCA in Memphis, Tennessee, May 28–July 14, 2019. 

Important Dates 

· March 29: Entries Due 

· April 1-April 14: Jury process

· April 17: Notifications of Acceptance

· May 13 - May 17: Ship to Memphis College of Art via UPS, USPS, or FedEx

· May 17 - May 18: Hand Delivery to MCA, 9.00am – 5.00pm

· June 7: Opening reception Memphis College of Art, 6.00 – 8.00pm

· July 14: Exhibition Closes

· July 15 - 16: Pick-up Hand-Delivered Artwork, 9.00am – 5.00pm

· 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 by May 20, 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. 

Entry Submission 

Submissions will only be accepted through our online submission portal until 11:59 PM on March 29, 2019. Only digital files (JPG) at 72 ppi, with the longest side measuring 1200 pixels will be accepted. For video submissions use .mp4 or .mov using the h264 codec with a maximum runtime demo of two minutes. Formal entry file names to include artists first initial, last name, title of artwork, and submission number (i.e., j_doe_myartwork_1.jpg). 

All submissions must include a completed entry form and entry fee. Entry fees will be collected at the time of submission by credit card or PayPal. 

Insurance 

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. 

Publicity

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. 

Biography of the Juror

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.

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