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Calling all interior designers!

Now accepting applications for Art by Design 2019
Wednesday May 8 - Sunday, May 12
Pipkin Building at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Interested in showing off your work at Memphis' premier interior design event?  For the fourth consecutive year, ArtsMemphis will bring together some of Memphis' top interior designers to create one-of-a-kind vignettes.  This year we have a new venue, more set up and breakdown time, and double the showcase time.  Events include: sponsor tours, industry specific tours, a cocktail party, a dinner party, special talks, and general admission days.

Application Instructions and Details

Before applying, be sure to review all of the information in this section.  Once you've reviewed the information, scroll to the bottom of this page and upload a PDF of your resume, along with a one-page PDF containing images from your design portfolio.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 28th.

Please note that all applications are subject to a competitive selection process.  Submitting your application does not necessarily guarantee that you will be selected to participate.  Designers will be chosen based on criteria including quality of design and materials, and ability to execute design installation in a short period of time. The application review process will be led by event co-chairs, Ann Parker (Parker Design Studio) and Greg Baudoin (Greg Baudoin Interior Design). Applicants will be notified of the judge's decisions by Tuesday, March 5th.

Please review the following terms and conditions to get a sense of what will be required for the 2019 event. 

If selected, you will be required to design a “vignette” space (approx. 16’ W x 10’ H x 12’ D) in any way you see fit. 

If selected, you will be required to become a Sponsor at the $1,500 Level – either by making a donation directly or by securing a donation on your behalf.  You will receive valuable sponsorship benefits in recognition of this donation, including visibility on event signage, complimentary tickets, and more.

If selected, you will be required to provide sketches, mock-ups, clippings, notepads, or other preparatory materials for review by the Event Co-Chairs at least two months in advance of the event: March 8, 2019

If selected, you will be required to transport and install your vignette – including all furniture, décor, lighting, hangings, and technical elements – in your assigned gallery space within a specified time window.

If selected, you will be required to cover the costs of all labor and equipment needed for transport, installation, and set-up of your vignette, as well as breakdown and “load-out” of same.
If selected, you will be required to comply with relevant insurance conditions of the host venue and agree not to hold ArtsMemphis responsible for any damages that you may cause or incur.

All proceeds from Art by Design will help ArtsMemphis invest in arts organizations and artists throughout Shelby County.  Click here to learn more about ArtsMemphis.

Submission Form
(If you encounter any difficulty using this form, please don't hesitate to send a note to Sarah Watkins, Art by Design coordinator at [email protected] and she will be happy to assist you.)


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