Mar 08, 2018
Discovery Center seeking submissions for new exhibit

Calling all artists: Discovery Center seeking submissions for new exhibit

Deadline for entry: March 23


MURFREESBORO, Tenn., March 8, 2018—This April, the Discovery Center will open We Are Tennessee, an exhibit exploring concepts of our state’s cultural identity and what it means to be a Tennessean.


Artists of all ages and mediums from Tennessee are invited to submit their work exploring the theme through representations of the people of Tennessee. More information about the exhibit is available at


Artwork should represent children, families, community, and the people that live in Tennessee. Drawing, painting, and photography submissions are preferred. However, visual artists may approach this call through any medium, and written work and multimedia files will be accepted.


We Are Tennessee is a wonderful, collaborative opportunity to engage people from different backgrounds in conversations about who we are as a community,” said Tara MacDougall, president and CEO of the Discovery Center. “We’re excited to host this exhibit and shine a spotlight on what makes this state so special—and our community so diverse.”


One of the museum’s major supporters, Ginny Togrye, is Murfreesboro’s painter laureate this year, and she is undertaking this project. Her vision is to create a mural using artists’ concepts of identity. Each depiction of a Tennessean will be woven into a universal tapestry that celebrates the traditions, identity, and culture of Tennessee.




Entry deadline: March 23, 2018

Notification of selection: April 6, 2018

Opening event: April 28, 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Discovery Center, Free and open to the public



  • Artists may submit up to three (3) entries for review.
  • Upon each submission, you will receive an email affirming submission. This does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibit.
  • By submitting your entry, you give Discovery Center the right to publish your art for the exhibit, for any publicity regarding the exhibit, and as part of the art directory of selected artists (All credits to artist will be included). Select artists may also be highlighted on the Discovery Center website and social media pages.
  • Reproductions of each work must stay on display at the Discovery Center for the life of the exhibit.


About the Discovery Center

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a hands-on, environmental, cultural and educational museum located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. More than 120,000 children and families visit annually, exploring exhibits and participating in programs that promote STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) education. Adjacent to the Center is the protected Murfree Spring wetlands, a natural habitat for a variety of fish, amphibians and birds. Located at 502 S.E. Broad Street in Murfreesboro, TN, the Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit or call (615) 890‑2300.


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Jeff Krinks, Prufrock Communications

(615) 478-0267