The Central Collective

923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN


Call for Submissions

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In a post-apocalyptic world, many of the items that we interact with every day will become useless relics of the past. From lipstick to cell phones, our interactions with countless commonplace items will transform or cease.

In partnership with Knox County Library’s Big Read initiative, which is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment, The Central Collective will host “The Museum of Civilization” group show for its November 2017 First Friday reception.  Inspired by the fictional airport museum in Station Eleven, this show will be comprised of artistic renderings or replications of physical items that the artists believe deserve a place in a museum memorializing modern society, either for their usefulness or hindrance.

In Station Eleven, many of the objects represented technology – cell phones, credit cards, etc. However, artists should not feel limited in what they would choose to represent and are not limited to figurative representations.

Pieces will be chosen based on submitted images, adherence to and understanding of the theme (artists are encouraged but not required to familiarize themselves with the novel before submitting), and to represent diversity in artists, subject, and medium.

Artists of any and all mediums are encouraged to submit.

Finished pieces are required to be delivered to The Central Collective at 923 N Central St on or before October 27, 2017 during office hours (Monday-Friday 10a-6p).