Arts Educators living and working in Rutherford County are invited to submit for the 2017 Educator's Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display at the City Hall Rotunda from November 13th to January 4th to celebrate the talent and dedication of our Arts Educators! Please submit your contact information and up to 3 pieces you would like to include in the exhibit. The number of pieces accepted will be determined by the number of submissions received. 

City Schools, County Schools, College Instructors, and any non-traditional educators including homeschool teachers and private instructors are encouraged to submit.

Please read the Policy of Art Work Displays Below:

POLICY ON ART WORK DISPLAYS

Approved by Art Committee: April 24, 1998
Approved by City Council:
May 14, 1998

1. a) The City Hall Art Committee ("Art Committee") will solicit and review works of art proposed for display in the rotunda and public hallways of the Murfreesboro City Hall. The Art Committee shall adopt such policies as it deems necessary to guide its decisions on artists and/or works of art to be considered for display. These policies shall reflect that the Art Committee is subject to the laws and policies of the City and that the City Hall is both a workplace for employees and a public building. These policies shall provide:

(i) that the Art Committee will review (preview) and accept or reject every piece of art before it is displayed; and

(ii) that the Art Committee will meet and vote on any work of art to which a member of the Art Committee has an objection before that work will be displayed. A decision by the Art Committee to display a work of art after a member of the Art Committee has objected to it will require a two thirds affirmative vote. The Art Committee's decision not to display a work of art is final.

1. b) (i) A work of art must show a mastery of the art form or craft represented by the work presented, including use of materials and awareness of design structure and artistic principles.

 (ii) It must be an original work of art as opposed to a reproductive print created through the process of photography, or any other type of copy. Traditional print making processes where the artist has full control of the image being crafted are considered original works of art. Paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and appropriate hand-crafted items will be placed in a contemporary fine arts category. Works which are historic in nature and are representatives of the above categories will be placed in the historic category and may be accepted on that basis.

 (iii) Works accepted may be created by artists currently residing in the Mid-South or by native Tennesseans living elsewhere, or by artists who have chosen Tennessee as the subject matter for the image presented; Of by such artists from one of the three groups fisted above who are no longer living.

 (iv) Works presented for consideration for acceptance in the City collection will be reviewed by the Art Committee which will be responsible for the acceptance or refusal on the basis of the criteria in this Section 1.

2. If a signed, written complaint is made by an employee or citizen of Murfreesboro about a work of art on display, then the Chair of the Art Committee, or designee shall notify the owner about the complaint and allow the owner an opportunity to immediately withdraw the work without the necessity for a hearing. Should the owner not wish to withdraw the work, the Chair, or designee, shall convene a meeting of the Art Committee within three (3) working days of receiving the complaint. The owner and the complainant shall be notified of the meeting and given an opportunity to be present and address the Art Committee as to the appropriateness of the display of the work of art. The Art Committee may also allow presentations from persons other than the owner and the complainant if it wishes to do so. After such presentations and discussions. the Art Committee shall vote on whether the work of art shall be removed, relocated, relabeled or otherwise modified giving due regard and consideration to the owner's freedom of expression and due process under the First and Fourteenth Amendments in accordance with the forum In which that art work is displayed. There shall be no removal or disguise of the wick of art once placed on display unless and until the Art Committee votes to do so, subject to the right of the owner to remove it.

3. The City is sell-insured and does not insure the art work displayed in the City Hall The owner who loans art work for display in the Murfreesboro City Hall bears the risk of loss from damage, destruction, or theft of the art work while it is in the care of the Art Committee of the City of Murfreesboro. Although reasonable efforts are made by the Art Committee, employees, and officials of the City of Murfreesboro to protect art work loaned for display in the City Hall, the City cannot assume any liability or responsibility for loss, damage, or theft of the art work.

4. Works of art may be identified with a title and the name of the artist. Sales information shall not be posted or displayed with a work of art but may be made available upon inquiry at the receptionist's desk in the rotunda.

1. The Art Committee is charged with the responsibility for selecting, arranging, and displaying art work in the City Hall.

2. The City is self-insured and does not insure the art work displayed in the City Hall.

3. The owner who loans art work for display in the Murfreesboro City Hall bears the risk of loss from damage, destruction, or theft of the art work while it is in the care of the Art Committee or the City of Murfreesboro. Although reasonable efforts are made by the Art Committee, employees, and officials of the City of Murfreesboro to protect art work loaned for display in the City Hall, the City cannot assume any liability or responsibility for loss, damage or theft of the art work.

4. The City Hall is a limited public forum and a workplace. The City of Murfreesboro Employee Handbook contains policies against unlawful discrimination and disruption of the workplace. The Art Committee shall comply with the laws and policies of the City. The Art Committee has the responsibility to preview and accept or reject every piece of art before it is displayed. The decision by the Art Committee is final.

5. Works of art may be identified with a title and the name of the artist. Sales information shall not be posted or displayed with a work of art, but may be made available upon inquiry at the receptionist's desk.

Perform Murfreesboro is seeking production team members for the 2017/2018 season featuring the following shows:

Anne of Green Gables (MTI)
Audition Ages: 13-17
Auditions: July 5th & 6th 2017
Performance: August 25th, 26th, & 27th

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing (PFYA)
Audition Ages: 9-12
Auditions: August 16th & 18th 2017
Performance: October 13th, 14th, & 15th

Elf JR. The Musical (MTI)
Audition Ages: 6-17
Auditions: September 20th & 22nd 2017
Performance: December 8th, 9th, & 10th

Willy Wonka KIDS (MTI)
Audition Ages: 6-9
Auditions: January 10th & 12th 2018
Performance: March 2nd, 3rd, & 4th

Madagascar a Musical Adventure JR (MTI)
Audition Ages: 6-17
Auditions: February 21st & 23rd 2018
Perform: April 27th, 28th, & 29th
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  • All positions are paid.
  • Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview. 
  • Parent directors are encouraged to apply for shows their children will not be participating in.
Perform Murfreesboro commits to being a positive influence in the education of Theatrical Arts by providing professional quality theatre programing for children.  
 
PERFORM MURFREESBORO BELIEVES:
Theatre Education helps children gain  confidence in themselves in the areas of public speaking, music appreciation, dance, creative thinking, problem solving, team and leadership skills, and more. Our practice is to put more emphasis on the process rather than the final product. We believe that by focusing on a quality process, we naturally produce a quality production that will provide entertainment for the community.

PERFORM MURFREESBORO MEMBERSHIP
Perform Murfreesboro Members gain access to a wide variety of programming at no extra cost to them after a $25.00 membership fee. The membership lasts for one fiscal year (July 2017-June 2018 and may register anytime during the year) and comes with many perks. Members have access to free classes in a range of subjects, are given a gift with the Perform Murfreesboro logo on it, can buy discounted tickets to Perform Murfreesboro Productions that they are not cast in, and can sell tickets (not required) at a discounted price to Perform Murfreesboro Productions they are involved in. 
PERFORM MURFREESBORO PRODUCTIONS
Cast and Crew have the opportunity to sell presale tickets at the cost of $5.00. Show tickets at the door are $7.50 for adults (ages 18-59), $6.00 for seniors (ages 60 and up) and youth (ages 4-17), $3.00 for members, and (ages 0-3) are free.  Financial assistance does not apply to ticket sales. 
LOCATION
Perform Murfreesboro resides in The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center. There is no running in the Theatre and no food or drink besides bottled water is allowed unless otherwise specified. 
ABOUT US
Perform Murfreesboro is a program operated by Cultural Arts Murfreesboro, a division of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation, City of Murfreesboro.
Ends on September 15, 2017
Presented by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Greenway, the annual Greenway Art Festival is held in Old Fort Park along the Murfreesboro Greenway. Large shade trees, Spring Branch Creek, and the extension of the Murfreesboro Greenway System as it connects through the park create a calm and pleasant atmosphere. Food, live music, and children’s activities enhance the festival.

ELIGIBLE WORK
Artist selection will be juried based on subject, overall quality, originality, and presentation. All original fine art is eligible, including but not limited to: jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and furniture. All work must be original and created by the artist. No mass-produced, commercially manufactured work, or work manufactured from kits or molds are eligible. Any commercially made embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work. Only media accepted by the selection committee will be permitted in the sales booth. The festival director reserves the right to ask that any inappropriate or ineligible work be removed.

DEADLINES
Application forms must be received no later than August 16, 2017 to be included in our Artist Guide. Late entries will be accepted based upon available space and/or judging, but may not be included in the Artist Guide and promotional materials. There is a $5 late registration fee after August 16. Early acceptance notices will be emailed starting June 1, 2017. Final acceptance notices will be e-mailed by September 8, 2017.  Applications postmarked after September 1, 2017 will not be accepted.

REGISTRATION FEES
If accepted into the Greenway Art Festival, you will be emailed instructions on how to complete payment. Applicants will be informed via email if they are accepted or denied. 

15‘ x 15’ booth space along trail: $25 per booth space plus transaction fee
$30 per booth space after August 16
Electricity not available

10‘ x 10’ booth space in pavilion: $35 per booth space plus transaction fee
$40 per booth space after August 16
Electricity available

Booth spaces will be pre-assigned. Multiple booths may be reserved. Exhibitors will be responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, easels and necessary display units; you are encouraged to bring a canopy tent to shade your area. If you have special needs or concerns, please let us know. Booth assignments will be based on the date the application is received.
If accepted, there will be tables and chairs available to rent.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
• All rules and regulations of the Murfreesboro Greenway System and Old Fort Park apply. These rules are posted at each trailhead and are available online at www.murfreesborotn.gov.
• Artist check-in will be Saturday morning from 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Exhibitors will drive to their site, unload, and move their vehicles to the designated parking area. All vehicles must be moved out of the exhibition area no later than 9:00 a.m. and may not return until 4:00 p.m. There is no check-in after 8:30 a.m.
• A limited number of booths allow for close vehicle parking. Indicate on the application if you require your vehicle to be parked near your booth.
• Exhibitors must participate the entire event. The booth must be occupied by the artist or an artist representative during scheduled hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Exhibitors are responsible for security of their own work. We assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to artwork or display materials from any cause whatsoever.
• No food or edible items may be sold or distributed by any other than designated food vendors.
• All applicants, upon signing and submission of official registration form, consent to be bound by these regulations and will abide by them throughout the Greenway Art Festival.
• Any exhibitors who do not abide by the rules and regulations contained herein may be excused from the show.

REFUNDS
There will be a $5 processing fee for cancellations. No refunds will be given after September 1, 2017.
We hope to have perfect fall weather – mid-70’s, sunny yet crisp, with a slight breeze. If we are not so fortunate and are met with heavy rains, we will not reschedule or move to an indoor location. The event will be canceled and a refund equal to the amount of the booth fee will be offered.

PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY
To learn more about this group of volunteers, please visit www.murfreesborotn.gov/parks, call (615) 893-2141, or visit the information booth at the Greenway Art Festival.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Greenway office at (615) 893-2141, or email mtate@murfreesborotn.gov.






Thank you for your interest in showcasing at the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall!

Art in the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall is maintained by the Murfreesboro Art Committee (MAC). The committee consists of seven members who are appointed for three-year terms. The committee was created by Resolution of the City Council on August 15, 1991.
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Thank you for your interest in participating in the exhibit at this year's Wild Arts Day! 

We are specifically seeking art that is either made from natural materials or has content focusing on animals or nature.

Wild Arts Day is an all-ages, free event taking place at The Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park on August 12th from 10am to 1pm. Families are invited to participate in a variety of activities and entertainment that fuses the arts and nature together. 
The art exhibit will take place indoors at the Wilderness Station and is open to the public throughout the event.

Instructions for submissions:

  • Wild Arts Day takes place August 12th, 10am-1pm.
  • Please upload a digital image (PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, MP3, MP4, PSD, Ai) of each piece that you want to be considered.
  • Artists with selected works will be notified by email. 

WILD ARTS DAY EXHIBITION REQUIREMENTS

1. All entries must be original works. No work may infringe on the copyrights of another artist or organization. Any work containing copyrighted materials, such as brand logos, screen grabs, music, video, etc. will not be accepted. If a well-known image is a part of your work of art, it must belong to the public domain. If you have paid for the right to use an image or piece of music, etc., please submit proof of payment.

2. All entries have required form fields. You will not be able to bypass or submit your application if left blank.

HOLD HARMLESS

Every effort will be made to insure the safety of your work, however, we are not responsible for loss or damage to any artwork.

RIGHTS TO THE WORK SHOWN

All rights to the work shown will remain with the artist.

PERMISSION FOR USE OF IMAGES OF ARTWORK

Your application submission grants permission to use images of your work for promotional purposes on the event’s social media pages, press releases, brochures and any other forms of marketing communication for the event.

Your completed and submitted application also serves as an acknowledgement that you have read, understand, and will comply with all the above.