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Disappearing Ink - submission opportunities

Jamie Harmon's Amurica studio

image caption: interior view of Jamie Harmon's "Amurica" studio


open call - Two submission events on location at a Memphis area bookstore and at Jamie Harmon's "Amurica" studio at Crosstown Memphis! Bring your submissions to one of the two locations at the specified times. (details below.)

Submission Opportunities: "Amurica" studio at Crosstown Memphis from 5pm to 7:30pm on February 6th (410 N. Cleveland, Memphis, TN 38104) and at Burke’s Books from 10am-6pm on Thursday, January 30th (Cooper / Young 936 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104)

Disappearing Ink 

curated by John Salvest

Exhibition: April 5th- June 28th

Disappearing Ink: Curated by John Salvest

Does the apparent triumph of electronic over print media mean that the daily newspaper will soon no longer exist as a physical object? The Art Museum of the University of Memphis requests your participation in an exhibition addressing the changing face of print media and its effect on contemporary culture. Do you have a treasured newspaper clipping, perhaps the obituary of a loved one, or the news coverage of a significant event or individual accomplishment, or just a story that mattered enough for you to take the time to save it? The museum is seeking any form of personally meaningful artifact from any time period involving the traditional printed newspaper. Clippings, pages, complete newspapers, and vehicles for the display or preservation of such ephemera (scrapbooks, bulletin boards, even refrigerator doors) are welcomed. The museum requests that each participant also provide a written statement explaining the personal significance of his or her contribution. The collected artifacts will be curated and arranged by artist John Salvest in the museum’s galleries with the assistance of the museum staff. An on-line archive of submissions will also be created. Submitted materials will be carefully cataloged and returned to the lender after the conclusion of the exhibition.

Submission Process:

Bring your news artifact / clipping and statement to Burke’s Books (Cooper / Young 936 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104) on Thursday, January 30th from 10am-6pm or to Jamie Harmon's "Amurica" studio at Crosstown Memphis (410 N. Cleveland, Memphis, TN 38104) on February 6th from 5pm-7:30pm
Complete official AMUM loan documents
Take photo with news artifact (optional)
Record statement about why it is important to you (optional)
Your object / news artifact will be returned to you after the close of the exhibition.
Find out more about how to participate in this call online at or call AMUM at 901.678.2224

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