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Art with an Explanation

Art with an Explanation Contest

Mixed media work must be entered with registration form and an index card with no more than three sentences or bullet points stating why the artist(s) believe their piece best fits the theme: The Birds and Seeds.  On back of index card, student’s name(s), school(s) and homeroom teacher(s) must be provided. 

Pieces must be displayed by hanging from wall by command hooks and/or string for easy removal, sitting on a table, easel or floor, or self-standing with no size requirement or restraints.  If needed, easels must be provided by artist(s).   

Final deadline for art pieces is Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 as judging will take place on Friday, January 24th, 2020.  Pieces may be dropped off at Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Road, Memphis, TN, 38119 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday (1/17/2020) and Saturday (1/18/2020); OR 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Tuesday (1/21/2020) and Wednesday (1/22/2020) OR Thursday (1/23/2020) from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Because we know how busy our teachers, parents and students truly are, staff members from Lichterman Nature Center will be picking up art pieces from your school for judging by appointment from  9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020.  This service is completely complimentary.  For pick-up appointment, please e-mail Dr. Dawn Manning at dawn.manning [at] memphistn [dot] gov by Tuesday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m. In your e-mail, please state your school’s name and address, how many pieces are ready for pick-up, location of these pieces (i.e., gym, art room #3, hallway B, etc.), and the sizes so we will know what size vehicle to bring.  Also, please let your wonderful school office staff  know that Lichterman staff will be coming to pick up art pieces.


For more information, e-mail or call Lichterman reservations at nature.reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov, 901-636-2221 or email Dr. Dawn Manning at dawn.manning [at] memphistn [dot] gov

More information and registration forms are available at www.memphismuseums.org.  Registration forms will be accepted via e-mail, dawn.manning [at] memphistn [dot] gov, beginning January 1, 2020.

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