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An art installation by Kaitlyn Dunn was selected by juror Warren Lehrer to be featured in ArtLab for the 32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition. (Stay tuned for details to be released soon!)

Artists may now submit for the Spring 2016 ArtLab award appointment. 

The submission deadline is 5pm, December 5th, 2014. The winning proposal receives an honorarium of $250, museum sponsored online publicity on AMUM's .edu website and our social media presences (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vimeo). Your ArtLab opening reception will share the larger reception of AMUM's new exhibition opening, which will add to the abundance of viewers who will see your work in addition to the viewers you bring in through your own publicity and the aforementioned publicity offered by AMUM's Media Specialist. However, the highest incentive is the opportunity, for emerging and established artists alike, to showcase your most experimental artwork installation within a dedicated museum space. ArtLab offers all the benefits of exhibiting within a museum environment, which includes track lighting options, multiple electrical outlets, and a protected camera surveilled setting. Your work will be secure within the safe climate controlled museum as priceless artifacts and contemporary exhibitions. 

ArtLab Space Dimensions: 485 square ft, 87 running ft, and 10 ft ceiling.

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About ArtLab: The Experimental Art Space

ArtLab is intended to be a space for new, experimental, unreviewed, non-mainstream, and otherwise under-represented work that demonstrates the potential to broaden boundaries for the understanding of expression and ideas. Download the prospectus below, and please note that artists who exceed the minimal requirements of the prospectus will fair better than artists with proposals that are too vague.) Please note that travel and shipping expenses are not covered by the museum and are the responsibility of the exhibiting ArtLab artist. Therefore, while this call is open to all artists, nevertheless, it is necessary for the artist to deliver and install his/ her own work or have an appointed installer or representative who can install your work to your specifications. The Museum Media Specialist will assist in the installation, but the artist should be involved physically as well as through blueprint. In short, it is advantageous to local artists to apply, and yet any artists with the energy and ambition to make it happen is eligible.

 (By mail or in person by dropping off to the front desk at AMUM with the following labeling.)


Jason Miller

ArtLab Selection's Committee Chair

The Art Museum of The University of Memphis

142 CFA Building 
Memphis, TN 38152


Now accepting electronic submissions: Send your submission to directly through e-mail if under 15mb or to the above e-mail address through if between 15mb and 50mb or if under 2 gigabytes. Your submission e-mail's subject should state ArtLab Proposal Period/ Fall, Spring, or Summer.

Precautions: Please note that certain substances are not allowed within The Art Museum of The University of Memphis due to safety precautions and equally important due to the protection of all art and artifacts housed within the museum. Therefore, do not submit proposals that include fog machines, water vapor or any other vapor, sparks, fire, weapons, or anything that could hurt another human being.In short, make sure your art proposes an idea that is safe and produces no harmful circumstances that could jeopardize any of the other artworks in the museum. With the aforementioned stated, now let your imagination run wild.

Artists interested in showing their work in this space may download the ArtLab prospectus.


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