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  • Submissions that are malicious, demeaning, or hateful will not be published.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:Inc is seeking feature articles (1000-1500 words) for the Spring 2016 issue of Number. 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) for the Spring 2016 issue of Number. 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 Regional Updates for the next issue of Number. In about 500 words, tell us about what is happening in your region of Tennessee, Mississippi, or Arkansas. 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 TN, AR, MS region. 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 TN, MS, or AR but featuring a regional artist.
  4. Reviews of note from neighboring states to TN, MS, and AR.

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.
$35.00

A curated exhibition open to all artists 18 and older working in any media residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, TN, TX, SC, VA, or WV. Entries must be original works created within the last 2 years. Reproductions not allowed. Works previously exhibited at Ground Floor Gallery and L Ross Gallery are ineligible. Artists may submit up to three images with an entry fee of $35. Accepted works will be exhibited at L Ross Gallery in Memphis, TN or Ground Floor Gallery in Nashville, TN June 2–June 30, 2017.

 

Important Dates:

  • March 26: Entries Due
  • April 16: Notifications of Acceptance

 Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

  • May 15–May 20: Shipping of Art to Ground Floor Gallery
  • May 21: Hand Delivery of Art by Artists to Ground Floor Gallery, 3–5pm
  • June 3: Opening Reception at Ground Floor Gallery, 6-9pm
  • June 23: Exhibition Closes
  • June 25: Pick-up Hand-Delivered Artwork, 3–5pm; Gallery Ships Work

 L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

  • May 27–29: Ship to L Ross Gallery via UPS, USPS, or Fedex
  • May 30: Hand Delivery to L Ross Gallery 
  • June 2: Opening reception L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm
  • June 30: Exhibition Closes
  • July 1: Pick-up Hand-Delivered Artwork, 12–4pm
  • July 5: Gallery Ships Work


Submission Guidelines:

All work must weigh less than 60 lbs and measure no larger than 48” in any direction. Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Accepted work must arrive to Ground Floor Gallery by May 21 and to L Ross Gallery by May 30, 2017. Works must arrive 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 Ground Floor Gallery, 942 4th Avenue S, Nashville TN 37210 or L Ross Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 104, Memphis, TN 38117. 

Those being shipped must use plexi or acrylic, no glass. Work must use 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 each galleries' 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 26. 2017. 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. Format 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:

All art works will be insured while on gallery premises. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason. Please insure your work during transit.

Sale of Artwork:

Artists have the option to have artworks for sale during the exhibition. A commission of 30% will be deducted from all general sales at Ground Floor Gallery and L Ross Gallery; for interior designer sales at L Ross Gallery the commission will be 40%

Publicity:

Number: Inc.,Ground Floor Gallery, and L Ross Gallery 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.

Curator:

Mark Scala is the chief curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. His major exhibitions have focused on the representation of the body in contemporary art. The most recent was Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art (2015), which explores the subjects of loss and remembrance in contemporary art. This exhibition received an honorable mention from the Association of Art Museum Curators for best exhibition of 2015 in a mid-size museum. The 2012 exhibition, Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, an international survey on the theme of the hybrid body in folklore, science fiction, and genetic engineering, was one of five finalists for the AAMC’s best thematic exhibition of 2012. Paint Made Flesh (2009) was a compilation of figure painting in the U.S., Germany, and Britain since World War II. In 2007, Scala was curator of Whispering Winds: Recent Chinese Photography featuring works by 21 contemporary artists from China, who are internationally celebrated for images that examine contrasts between traditionalism and globalism, the real and unreal, nature and urban life, and the personal and social that have come into sharp focus since the end of the Cultural Revolution. Scala has also organized solo exhibitions on emerging and mid-career artists, including Guido van der Werve, Inka Essenhigh, Gregory Barsamian, U-Ram Choe, Angelo Filomeno, Mike Hoolboom, Simen Johan, Tokihiro Sato, Ana Maria Tavares, and Camille Utterback.

Before coming to the Frist Center, Scala was curator at the Art Museum of Western Virginia, where he worked for ten years. He received his MA in art history in 1988 and MFA in painting in 1979, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2008-2013, he held the position of senior guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University, teaching the course Sources of Contemporary Art. He has been a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators since 2001, and served on its board from 2010-2016.