Well, with less than a week left before Baby Jesus arrives (or Saint Nick depending on who you are waiting for more these days), there is not much time to write here anything you already don’t know or are looking forward to in the near future.
Instead of holding you up like Green Hill’s traffic, I just want to make a quick reminder of things on my list to share with you so you don’t forget about them before the New Year ahead.
First things first, DO NOT WAIT or HESITATE to do your last minute gift shopping down on the EAST SIDE of town. Remember, you have until Christmas Eve night to purchase one-of-a-kind creative gifts at Bryant Gallery’s Christmas Show and Art & Invention’s Holiday Art Show (in the gallery and the idea hatchery).
Secondly, be sure to stop by the station of Cheekwood’s Botanical Garden to see “Trains! Tennessee in G” before they pull out for good on December 31st. It might not be as bright as the lights at Opry Mills or as cool as the Ice show in that same neck of the woods, but it is worth witnessing before it is gone for good.
Third, don’t forget about visiting the Frist Center fun to be had. The gift shop has countless deals going on right now for the holidays. The Egyptian exhibition is coming to an end in the near future, and now is the time to get out of your seat and see a real, living mummy decked out in the halls! Need I write more?
There are several holiday deals going down at nearly every art gallery in town this week/weekend. Don’t be a humbug … help the local art scene end 2011 with a bang that will shoot us into 2012 with smiles, hope, and a promise of a brighter and better day to come.
Have the hap hap happiest holiday season you’ve ever had. Whether you are on the road, on the couch, or in the air, please take time to share the good word about your local art wherever you are and show the creative folk that keep the heartbeat of your streets going know that you truly care!
ps- I have extended the submission deadline for Number: 70in case you or any of your friends would like to submit possible stories for the next issue. Even if you don’t write, you might know someone who does. Even better, you might know of someone who might want to advertise with Number. Either way; send us what you got and let me know ahead of time if you are working on either a story or advertisement. THANKS!
Call for Papers – Due Jan. 1st, 2012
Number: 70 – Arkansas Art
Number: magazine seeks articles and reviews for publication in its February 2012 issue. The theme for the issue is Arkansas Art. Through this topic, it is intended to provide an in-depth look at the art world of Arkansas from the major museums and institutions to the rural folk art, galleries, and community arts organizations. Submissions can include discourse on established or emerging Arkansas artists; new and old surviving in a tough economy; and public or private art movements ongoing in the area.
In addition to writing focused onArkansas, Number: always seeks writers for reviews, interviews, and regional updates. These writings can be about current or recent exhibitions taking place in the region or about artists residing in the region showing outside of the tri-state area of TN, MS, and AR. Specifics for each type of submission are found below.
· 1500-2000 words
· Addresses theme of the issue
· Includes 2-3 digital images to support the writing
· 500-1000 words
· Critical discussion of works presented in exhibitions
· Title of show/exhibition, name of artist, location, and dates of exhibition noted at the top of the page.
· 3-5 digital images from the exhibition or of the artists work
· 1500-2000 words
· Provided in interview format that includes the question
· Short introduction to the artist or interviewee
· 5-10 digital images of the artists work
· 500 words
· Provides a look at what is happening with the visual arts in your area
· 2-3 digital images to support writing
Guidelines for all writers:
· Submissions are typed in 12 point font, double spaced
· Italicize titles of works of art and books
· Submitted as a .doc (not .docx)
· Include author name, affiliation, and contact information (email, address, and phone #)
· High resolution JPEG or TIFF images (300 dpi @ 5”X7”)
· Cutlines for each image that includes artist name, title of work, size, year, medium and photo credit
· Author cutline (a short descriptive sentence about you)
All submissions must be submitted electronically toChuck.Beard@numberinc.org by January 1st to be considered for publication. Authors of works selected for publication will be notified by January 13th and provided a contract for compensation. Questions regarding submission guidelines and number publication can be directed to Chuck Beard at Chuck.Beard@numberinc.org.
Number is a non-profit art journal that strives to stimulate critical discourse on the contemporary visual arts by educating, advocating, and informing the arts communities of the Mid-South region. Past issues of Number: are available at www.numberinc.org