Art of the South

Art of the South 2022: Back Again

October 1-29, 2022
Location: Zeitgeist Gallery | Nashville, TN

Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 1, 12-6 pm

OPEN CALL: Submissions have closed! Thank you everyone who applied and support our mission.

Juror: Katie Delmez, Senior Curator at Frist Art Museum

Katie Delmez has been a curator at the Frist Art Museum since 2001. She has organized numerous exhibitions including LeXander Bryant: Forget Me Nots; Bethany Collins: Evensong; Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar (with Jamaal Sheats, Director and Curator, Fisk University Galleries); Murals of North Nashville Now; We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968; Nick Cave: Feat.; The Prison Industrial System: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick; Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows; and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Journeys. She was also the curator of a major retrospective on photographer Carrie Mae Weems that traveled to four venues, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York.Ms. Delmez has been the editor of several accompanying books published by Yale University Press, Vanderbilt University Press, and others, with such noted contributors as Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Deborah Willis, and Congressman John Lewis. Her exhibitions have been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Warhol Foundation, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University and featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art Forum, Hyperallergic, and many other national and local news outlets.Ms. Delmez has overseen the presentation of more than 35 touring exhibitions at the Frist, and is currently an advisor to the Engine for Art, Democracy, and Justice, an initiative founded by Vanderbilt University art professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Ms. Delmez is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Boston University.

Event Committee:

Sai Clayton – Artist

Stefanie Gerber – Museum Manager, 21C

Shaun Giles – Community Engagement Director, Frist Art Museum

Lina Silvers – Registrar and Curatorial Assistant, Cheekwood Art Museum

Past Events:

Art of the South 2021: cancelled due to ongoing global pandemic

Art of the South 2020: cancelled due to global pandemic

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