Mint Museum Calling For Artists For 2nd Installment of “Coined In The South”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mint Museum officials say they are calling on southeastern artists to send their work in for a chance to featured in the second installment of the “Coined in the South” art exhibition.

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Officials say artists from or currently working in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Louisiana are eligible to send their work in to the juried exhibition, with prize money to be awarded to select artists.

Jurors include Hallie Ringle, a curator of contemporary art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Lydia Thompson, artist and chair of the Art and Art History Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Ken West, photographer and digital experience designer, according to a news release.

Museum officials say there will be a $10,000 juror-awarded grand prize, a $5,000 Young Affiliates of the Mint member-awarded prize, and a $1,000 “People’s Choice” prize awarded by the general public at the end of the show.

All artists selected to be in the show will receive a $200 stipend to offset shipping and travel costs, officials say.

Officials say submitted works of art must be less than 2-years-old, non-perishable, should not produce excessive noise pollution, and should not result in physical harm to any living being. Installation, video, and performance artists are encouraged to apply, but must send specific instructions for installation and space requirements.

“Coined in the South” is about shining a light on works produced by the creative innovators of the southeastern arts community, and officials say the show is not confined to any single aesthetic, theme, or medium.

Officials say the fee to enter is $50 per artist, and artists may submit up to five pieces of their work to be reviewed.

All submissions are due at 11:59 p.m. on June 4th, 2021 here, and show officials say all works of art must be delivered and ready to install by February 28th to March 18th, 2022.

The art exhibit will be held on display at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte from March 25th, 2022 to July 3rd, 2022, officials say.