The Art Galleries at TCU open call for submissions for upcoming mask exhibition


In a year of dramatic change, The Art Galleries at TCU has found a way to inspire creativity amongst the TCU community. CREATE + PROTECT: Fashioning Safety in Times of Pandemic is an upcoming in-person and virtual exhibition, and members of the TCU community are invited to submit their own creations for inclusion.

Members of the TCU community are invited to submit their mask creations Sept. 1 through Oct. 3.

Now through Oct. 3, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit original sculptural and statement masks for the CREATE + PROTECT juried exhibition, which will run Oct. 16 to Nov. 14.

Submissions do not necessarily need to be functional masks, but are intended to showcase artistic interpretation and self-expression. All traditional and nontraditional visual mediums, including sewing, 3D printing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, paper and more are allowed. Perishable artwork is also welcome for submission and will be considered for the online exhibition only as the gallery cannot display works that will decompose during the run of the show.

Masks will be displayed in the windows of Moudy Gallery and in display cases in Mary Couts Burnett Library during the in-person exhibition Oct. 16 to Nov. 14. TCU is unable to welcome public audiences to on-campus exhibitions until further notice, so the exhibition will also be available to view online indefinitely.

The call-for-entry is free to all applicants, and entrants will be notified of their acceptance into the exhibition by Oct. 7.

To learn more about the submission process, visit the CREATE + PROTECT submission site.