4 Bridges Arts Festival Accepting Applications For 2016;Tate changes way we experience art

4 Bridges Arts Festival Accepting Applications For 2016

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival will return for its 16th year to bring fine art to the region and is now accepting applications. 4 Bridges is a fully juried show with artist awards totaling $15,000. Diversity in media and styles in a truly unique 50,000 sq. ft. covered pavilion, mixed with serious art buyers from across the region, and beyond, create an atmosphere unlike any other.

The show will begin April 15 with a preview party and then continue April 16-17.

There will be 150 participating artists at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Benefits of the festival include the Patron Purchase Program, $15,000 in Artist Merit Awards, complimentary meals and beverages, on-site priority parking (including RVs), booth sitting, discounted hotel rates, 10′ x 12′ booth spaces, and double and corner booths available, electricity available.

Click here to review the complete prospectus.

For more information email the festival director, Michelle Kimbrell, at mkimbrell@avarts.orgfrancis-bacon 0


In an effort to engender a more immersive artistic experience, Tate Britain is putting together a show which seeks to combine all five senses and challenge the perception of art as a purely visual experience.

Titled “Tate Sensorium,” the exhibition brings together the expertise of a master chocolatier, a scent expert, and an audio specialist to offer visitors a unique gallery experience where they can taste, touch, smell, and listen to art.

The revolutionary project by the creative agency Flying Objects is the winning proposal of the second annual IK Prize, which was established by Tate to explore innovative ways to experience British art through technology.

“The idea [is] that our senses work together, they are not in a vacuum,” multimedia producer at Tate Media Tony Guillan, who oversees the prize, told the Independent. “While painters obviously work in a visual medium, maybe they were inspired by non-visual things. Maybe Bacon was inspired by things he heard, tasted, or touched.”

“Tate Sensorium” will be on view at Tate Britain, London, from August 26 – September 20, 2015.

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