Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Member Show  

MSA Select: A Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Member Show

May 5, 2017- June 24, 2017

Application Deadline: March 20

Acceptance Notification: March 31

Accepted Work Delivery:  May 1 or 2

Opening Reception: May 5

Pick-up work June 26


The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) and the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) are partnering to present a juried exhibition of work by MSA members. This exhibit seeks to foster MSA’s mission to advance the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.

This call is open to all current and new Mid-South Sculpture Alliance members. In order to promote a varied pool of applicants, MSA has extended a one-time discount to AVA members. MSA membership is regularly $50 but will be $40 for AVA members who apply to this exhibition. AVA is reciprocating with a $10 discount for MSA members who would like to further benefit from AVA membership, bringing the regular $45 membership to $35. This exhibit will be juried by AVA’s Exhibition Advisory Panel.


  1. All applicants MUST be a current Mid-South Sculpture Alliance member in order to submit an application. If you are not an MSA member, or if your membership has lapsed, you can visit http://www.midsouthsculpture.org/membership.php to update your membership status.

  2. Artists working in any 3-dimensional medium are encouraged to apply.

  3. Artists must have a current body of work, comprised of at least 5 pieces, which the artist is able to show at the time of application.


Limitation & Restrictions

  1. All work must be original and completed within the last 2 years.

  2. Works must not have been previously exhibited at AVA.

  3. Works must be no larger than 33” at it’s widest and 82” at it’s tallest, or works must be able to disassemble to fit within these dimensions.

  4. Works must not exceed 100 lbs.

  5. AVA handles all sales transactions and receives a 30% commission from all gallery sales.

  6. All shipping or hand delivery and return of work for exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.

  7. AVA reserves the right to reject works that are misrepresented in the application process or are not properly outfitted to display in the gallery.


  1. Brief artist’s statement that is relevant to the work submitted (in PDF format)

  2. Five digital images of recent works. If necessary, please include additional detail shots of work submitted. Each image must be:

  • Saved in jpeg format

  • Set color to RGB

  • Image size should not exceed horizontal pixel dimension of 1920 pixels or vertical pixel dimension of 1080 pixels

  • Saved as artist’s last name and image’s title. Example: DOE_UNTITLED.jpg

  1. Complete list of images. For each image, include:

    • Title

    • Medium

    • Dimensions

    • Price


Send materials to: Indoor-exhibition@midsouthsculpture.org

Submitting your application indicates that you have read and understand all guidelines and criterion contained within this prospectus. To the best of your knowledge, you are eligible to be considered for AVA’s Juried Member Exhibition. Your application contains your work and the information in your resume is complete and true. You understand that if accepted, it will be your responsibility to deliver your work to the AVA Gallery ready for hanging and on time, concurrent with any schedules given to you upon acceptance. If accepted, the work presented with this application is the work that will be installed in the exhibit. All works are insured while on AVA’s premises.

For further information regarding MSA please visit midsouthsculpture.org or contact Baggs McKelvey, Managing Director at admin@midsouthsculpture.org or 907.687.0131. 

For more information regarding this exhibit or other AVA programming, visit http://www.avarts.org/call-to-artists/ or contact Ric Morris, Executive Director at rmorris@avarts.org or 423.265.4282.

No person will be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination in regards to services, programs and employment, provided by the Association for Visual Arts based on color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.


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