Call for Entries - The Da...

The Day on Fire Apocalypse in Contemporary Art
August 20, 2012 – September 14, 2012 Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University

The Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University invites artists to submit work in any media on the subject of apocalypse. Any work that directly or indirectly relates to visions of the end of the world, aftermath, nuclear winter, localized images of collapse, upheaval of thought, and post-apocalyptic depictions are welcome in this exhibition that takes a wide-angle perspective to the theme. The end of times has been a preoccupation with artists for centuries – this exhibition expressly planned for 2012 frames this theme at the doorstep of the Mayan and Nostradamus "Dooms Day" prophecies.
Works will be jointly curated and juried by the Slocumb Galleries' Exhibition Committee. All submissions must be received or postmarked July 1, 2012.

All media are accepted for consideration (2D, 3D, installation, video, etc). Artists may submit up to 3 entries with a maximum of 5 images including details. Artists are responsible for all shipping and insurance during transit to and from the galleries. Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with the artwork. Slocumb Galleries will provide insurance for the artwork during the term of the exhibition.

Images must be submitted on a CD in jpeg format. Files must be named using the following convention: lastname_firstinitial_imagenumber.jpg (ex. collins_b_01.jpg). Artists must also submit an Inventory Sheet that includes the image number, title, media, date and dimensions. The Slocumb Galleries reserves the right to reproduce submitted images for media and publicity purposes.

A brief Artist Statement must be included along witha CV/Bio containingthe Artist’s contact information (address, phone numbers and email). Acceptance notification will be sent via email, please ensure that email address is listed accurately. Submitted materials will not be returned. A non- refundable submission fee of $20.00 must be included, check payable to Slocumb Galleries. For inquiries, please contact Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay via email or call 423.483.3179.     Floor plan available upon request.


July 1, 2012 – Submission deadline

July 21, 2012 – Notification of accepted artwork

August 15, 2012 – Accepted artwork must be received

August 20 to September 14, 2012 – Exhibition at ETSU Slocumb Galleries


-    CD containing 3–5 images, Inventory Sheet (image no., title, medium, size, date), Bio/CV (with Artist’s address, contact no. and email), and Artist Statement

-    Images must be saved as high quality JPEGS, no longer than 2000 pixels in the longest dimension, label images in the following format: lastname_firstinitial_imageno.jpg

-    $20.00 Entry Fee, check made payable to Slocumb Galleries

Send submission to:

Apocalypse Exhibition Committee c/o Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay

Slocumb Galleries, Box 70708, Department of Art & Design East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614