Call for Entries: COMPULSION | 2024 Juried Exhibition

COMPULSION: 2024 Juried Exhibition
October 17 – November 24, 2024

Juror Erin Dunn
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Telfair Museums | Savannah, GA

Deadline for Submission: August 31, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

Prizes! $500 in Cash Awards

Seeking contemporary art in all media that explores or references COMPULSION, a term that can apply to the impulse towards artmaking, a common phone-induced behavior, an uncontrollable act, a desire, a need, or a sense of being driven. #COMPULSION can come upon you any time, anywhere.  Now! Channel your compulsion to share your work and enter the 2024 juried exhibition without delay! We are thrilled to announce that the work will be juried by Erin Dunn, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the esteemed Telfair Museums of Savannah, Georgia.

  • All artists are invited submit up to three contemporary works in any media exploring or referencing SURFACE by August 31, 2024.
  • All works must be submitted via this online entry form:  (Please note that access to the Google form requires a google account/gmail address, which permits the form to receive image files.)
  • Work should have been created within the last two years and not have been shown previously in the Athens area.
  • Your entry fee goes to cover the exhibition expenses and to help sustain the gallery, which is a 100% community-supported and 100% volunteer organization, providing a space for artists in Athens for 23 years. In recognition of the economic challenges faced by many artists, you may elect to pay either the standard fee of $25 or a reduced fee ranging from $5-$20. You may also request a fee waiver. ATHICA welcomes any additional support you wish to offer at this time when so many in our community are unable to provide their usual support.
  • Prizes: Donald Keyes Founder Award ($300) selected by juror, Community Pick ($100), and Director’s Pick ($100).
  • ATHICA will refer all sales inquiries directly to the artist, with the request that artists donate 30% of the sale back to ATHICA to help sustain the gallery.
  • To enter:




About the Juror

Erin Dunn | Photo: Jason Thrasher

Erin Dunn is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA where she has been a member of the curatorial team since 2014. She has organized numerous exhibitions including Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography, Feels like Freedom: Phillip J. Hampton, and Frank Stewart’s Nexus: An American Photographer’s Journey, 1960s to the Present in collaboration with The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Current projects include an exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed artist Anila Quayyum Agha and the first major exhibition to explore the profound impact of Ossabaw Island on arts, culture, and the sciences in the United States during the latter half of the twentieth century. Her writing has appeared in the exhibition catalogue for Phillip J. Hampton, Late Night Polaroids: Photographs by Emily Earl, and Seven Rivers, a monograph of photographer Ansley West Rivers. In addition, Dunn spearheads Telfair’s #art912 initiative, which raises the visibility and promotes the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah. Dunn was the recipient of the Fall 2023 Margie E. West Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. She holds a BA from Emory University and an MA from the University of Georgia.