Exhibitor Instructions

Exhibitor Instructions

Submission Procedures


 Exhibits are scheduled several months in advance. View the current schedule. Please submit a proposal online to be considered for a future exhibit of your art in City Hall.

Prior to Scheduled Opening 

One month prior to your scheduled opening, send three images at 72 dpi, and the same three images at 300 dpi, a short biography in Microsoft Word format, and your artist statement in Microsoft Word format. Additional images may be submitted for the exhibit gallery on this website. These files can be sent via email to Lisa Browning, Assistant Cultural Arts Coordinator.

Artwork Delivery 


Deliver work to City Hall Rotunda at the pre-arranged time on installation day. If unable to comply, artist should alert Lisa Browning at 615-801-2467 or lbrowning@murfreesborotn.gov.

Please be prepared to do the following:
  • Bring your work (either framed or with a professional edge) wired, and ready for hanging. Any work not suitably prepared for hanging will be rejected.
  • Bring title cards printed on white card stock, cut-out (without prices) with title, medium, and artist’s name.  (Template is provided)
  • Bring a numbered Price List of works to be displayed. Include size, medium, and price. (Template is provided) This list will be left at the secretary's desk in the Rotunda for prospective buyers. The city is not allowed to sell artwork, but will directly refer prospective buyers to the artist.
  • Works that sell during the show may not be removed until the conclusion of the exhibit.
  • Each artist will receive several postcards for personal distribution. The committee has a select list of persons to whom notice is sent when a new exhibit is displayed through various media releases and social media sites.  
  • Sign the Art Loan Agreement.
Once the show is hung, no work is to be removed without the approval of the Murfreesboro Art Committee. This is for the protection of the artist.

Reception 

If the artist desires a simple reception of punch and cookies, it will be hosted by Murfreesboro Cultural Arts on an afternoon convenient for the artist and Cultural Arts. If you feel compelled to bring additional food, you may; however, no alcoholic beverages are allowed on city property. If you desire music, outlets are available for CD or tape players, but you must provide your own equipment and music. Live music is also welcome.  A virtual reception may also be an option during certain conditions.