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Frist Art Museum Accepting Digital Photo Submissions Until Sept. 30 for Upcoming Community Exhibit

The Frist Art Museum will continue accepting digital photography submissions until September 30 for the upcoming community exhibition Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City. The juried show will feature photographs by Davidson County residents of diverse ages and backgrounds, capturing how the area’s population boom has affected them and the lives of the people around them.

About the exhibition Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City is a community exhibition inspired by a 2017 Tennessean article about how Nashville has been growing at a rate of one hundred people per day. The exhibition hopes to explore the rising connectivity between neighborhoods and communities, and the potential for disconnection between people and socioeconomic classes as the city strives to adapt to record growth. Its themes may include the new atmosphere of entrepreneurship and creativity, the impact of transit and housing on current and new residents, and the ongoing effects of recent and historical events.

Eligibility Davidson County residents of any age are encouraged to enter their work.

Submission process All entries must be submitted to by September 30, 2018 (the system will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT). You may submit up to two photographs for consideration. Images must be digital photographs that are at least 3 MB in size, with maximum dimensions of 8 x 10 inches. No videos, please.

Selection, installation, and celebration Submissions may be displayed in an online gallery at Images remain the property of their creators. A jury will choose 50 works to be printed and framed by the Frist Art Museum for the Conte Community Arts Gallery. On March 22, the opening day of the exhibition, the museum will host a reception for the featured photographers and their guests.

Jurors Marty Stuart, musician and photographer, whose work was the subject of the 2014 Frist exhibition American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart

Carlton Wilkinson, educator and photographer

Susan H. Edwards, executive director and CEO, Frist Art Museum

Entry/participation fees None!

Key dates:

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Submission period closes

October–November 2018 Submissions juried Entrants notified of decisions

Friday, March 22, 2019 Exhibition opening and artists’ reception

Saturday, August 4, 2019 Exhibition closes

Questions? Contact Rosemary Brunton at or 615.744.3323.

Sponsor Acknowledgment

The Frist Art Museum is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Buddy Kite: 615.744.3351, Ellen Jones Pryor: 615.243.1311,

About the Frist Art Museum Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Art Museum offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. The Frist Art Museum’s newly renovated Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Art Museum exhibitions. Information on accessibility can be found at Gallery admission is free for visitors 18 and younger and for members; $12 for adults; $9 for seniors and college students with ID; and $7 for active military. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5:009:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more can receive discounts with advance reservations by calling 615.744.3247. The galleries, café, and gift shop are open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:005:30 p.m., with the café opening at noon. For additional information, call 615.244.3340 or visit


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