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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.

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