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Current installation view of one window in ‘Embedded’ (Boxed In/Break Out 2021), courtesy of the artist Kelly Boehmer

SAVANNAH, GA (November 9, 2021) — Telfair Museums is encouraging local artists in Chatham County to submit proposals for its seventh annual Boxed In/Break Out public art exhibition.

Beginning now through Friday, January 7, 2022, Telfair is accepting proposals for its annual museum-sponsored public art installation at the Jepson Center. The installation will feature six windows of the Jepson Center that face Barnard Street and will be on view from April 29, 2022-April 2023.

Proposals must include a detailed plan for how to utilize all six windows in a cohesive manner and will be judged based on the following criteria: originality, feasibility, visual appeal, resourcefulness, and sustainability. The winning artist will participate in a forum with Telfair Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Erin Dunn and will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

“Telfair Museums is pleased to once again offer the opportunity for a local artist to have their work featured in the windows along Barnard Street,” Dunn said. “Each year, the winning proposal offers something new and exciting, and I look forward to sharing the next project with Savannah visitors.”

Boxed In/Break Out is part of Telfair’s #art912 initiative, which is dedicated to raising the visibility and promoting the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah.

How to Submit

Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022

Application fee: None

Window dimensions: 95” high x 63 ½” wide x 13” deep. The panels at the back of the windows must be able to close to adhere to fire code.

Eligibility: Must be at least 18 years old and be an artist living or working in Chatham County.

Honorarium: $1,000

For more information on Boxed In/Break Out 2022, please visit https://www.telfair.org/boxed-2022/.

 

About Telfair Museums: 

Opened in 1886, Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the South and the first U.S. museum founded by a woman. The museum features a world-class art collection in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District and encompasses three sites: the Jepson Center for the Arts, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the Telfair Academy. Two National Historic Landmarks—the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters—showcase the complicated history of 18th- and 19th-century Americans, free and enslaved, who lived and toiled in Savannah. The Jepson Center houses the museum’s more than 7,000-work permanent collection, including important works of American Impressionism and the Ashcan School; the largest collection of Kahlil Gibran’s visual art in the United States; seminal 20th-century photography by Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, and Bruce Davidson; and essential works by contemporary artists in the museum’s Kirk Varnedoe Collection. For more information on Telfair Museums, visit telfair.org.