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Open Call for Digital Photography Submissions

Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the "It" City

Are you a Davidson County resident? Send us digital photographs that capture the theme of connection or disconnection in our communities, for a juried exhibition, Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City, that will take place in Spring 2019.


Friday, July 6, 2018
Submission period opens
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
Late July 2019
Exhibition closes

About the Frist Art Museum: Located in Nashville, with approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space, the nonprofit Frist Art Museum presents the finest visual art from local, state, and regional artists, as well as major US and international exhibitions.

About the exhibition space: Dedicated to our mission of finding and making connections with local artists, the Conte Community Arts Gallery is the major entryway into the Frist Art Museum.

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, Connect/Disconnect will feature photographs by Davidson County residents of diverse ages and backgrounds, showing how the population boom has affected them and the lives of the people around them. 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.
Entry/participation fees: None!

Special Note about this exhibition: In collaboration with Nashville Public Library's Special Collections Division, all submissions to this call will also be a part of a collection which captures the city's fabric, culture and history. Go to to learn more.

Terms and Conditions

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 panel of professional photographers, educators, and curators 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.

Questions? Contact Rosemary Brunton at or 615.744.3323.

Submission Tutorial

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