FLAUNT2022: Let’s Play!

FLAUNT2022: Let’s Play! | March 3 – April 14
Public Art Walk | Creative District

Live Mural Painting | Thursday, March 3
The Kickstand Alley | 9 am – 4 pm

Opening Celebration | Thursday, March 3
The UnVacant Lot | 217 W. Jackson St.
Reception | 6 – 7:30 pm
Awards | 6:45 pm

Thomasville Center for the Arts has been pushing the creative envelope with bold, interactive and unexpected public art experiences for more than a decade. FLAUNT2022: Let’s Play! will take your imagination to the next level with larger-than-life Monopoly-inspired art installations created by over 100 artists, makers and designers from across our region.

Featuring eight juried public art exhibitions scattered throughout the Creative District, FLAUNT2022 also includes interactive game stations, live mural painting, playful photo opportunities, and the unveiling of THOMOPOLY, our very own version of the popular board game.

Call To Artists

Thomasville Center for the Arts is looking for artists of all mediums (painters, bakers, miniature artists, diorama artists, woodworkers, welders, origami, Paper cut, 3D collage, photographers, and others to apply). Best of Show awards of $500 will be given in 8 categories. Application deadline extended for Art of METAL entries only.

Application is FREE to all. Application is OPEN NOW. If you have questions regarding an installation or the application
process contact Darlene Crosby Taylor at dtaylor@thomasvillearts.org.

The application deadline is December 31, 2021.
Only completed applications received by the deadline will be considered.

The artist application is FREE, and whether accepted or not, includes: 

  • Two tickets to the FLAUNT2022: Let’s Play! Opening Night Reception + Art Walk
  • One year THOM Collective membership at Thomasville Center for the Arts with an opportunity to compete for awards and exhibit at the THOM Collective Annual Exhibition + Art Sale in May 2022.


Accepted artists will receive additional perks:

  • A space to exhibit their talent within the creative district for 6-weeks (March 3 – April 14)
  • Individual recognition in each group installation
  • One custom-designed THOMOPOLY game
  • The chance to compete for Best of Show in each category with a $500 award, given at the Opening Reception on March 3, 2022
  • An opportunity to become a teaching Artist in Residence at Thomasville Center for the Arts
  • Accommodations for Opening Night, Thursday, March 3, 2022 – when traveling 60 miles or more
  • One display box for you to use for your entry – All boxes are 16”W x 16” H x 12” D, and painted white on the inside; EXCEPTION: Money Art 2D paint or collage – Artists will receive a box that is 23.5″ x 55.25″ and painted white on the inside (All other materials required to complete your entry – supplied by the artist)
  • Recognition in FLAUNT2022: Let’s Play! marketing collateral
  • Group installation inclusion in the Art Walk + Exhibition map (1,500 printed)
  • Group installation inclusion in press releases announcing juried artists or award winners (Please note: TCA cannot guarantee that all press releases will be printed)
  • Potential opportunities to partner with local businesses or be placed as an intern within the creative Thomasville community
  • Opportunity to sell your artwork and receive a 70% commission

Application Fees do not include:

  • Any additional supplies needed to execute the creation of your public art entry.
  • Man-power or transportation to move display boxes or props or supplies.

December 31 | Deadline to apply
January 5 | Acceptance email sent to artists
January 12 | Deadline for concept sketch due + approved
January 12 – 14 | Display + prop pickup
Artists may not begin until concept is approved; Competition begins at prop pickup — 6 weeks to deadline.
March 1 | Deadline for FINAL artwork delivered (by appointment TBD)
All artwork must be secured to the display box (supplied at acceptance), so that it is simple to insert and secure in the display building (more details will be provided, if you are accepted.)
March 1-2 | Artwork installed
March 3 | Opening Reception + Awards
March 3 | Art Walk + Performance Art
March 9 | Announcement of FLAUNT winners
April 14 | Strike all installations

  • Call to bakers, potters, ceramicists and sculptors;
  • Nature’s Own bread OR bread dough will be supplied;
  • Entry should reflect the category.

 

  • Call to welders, sculptors, and mixed media artists;
  • No materials will be supplied;
  • Entry should reflect the category

 

  • Call to miniature artists, diorama artists, mixed media artists;
  • Keys will be supplied and required to be included some way in each installation;
  • Entry should reflect the category.

  • Call to painters, mixed media, and collage artists;
  • Work must be in 2D;
  • Specific “denomination” concepts will be supplied.

 

  • Call to origami, mixed media, and collage artists;
  • Work must be in 3D;
  • Specific “denomination” concepts + altered money will be supplied.

 

  • Call to painters interested in the idea of fantasy art and surrealism, as well as storytellers;
  • Entry should reflect the category.

 

Two additional categories will be on exhibition but are not open for application:

Make Your Move: The Art of ASSEMBLY
Build Your Dream: The Art of FURNITURE

Graffiti + Mural Competition

The public art team at Thomasville Center for the Arts is looking for 3 graffiti artists to compete on March 3, 2022 from 9 am – 4 pm. 

  • You must provide your own paint
  • You must include the Monopoly Man
  • Lodging will be available so that you can attend the
  • Opening Reception + Awards on the following night in The UnVacant Lot from 6-7:30pm.
  • You may compete as a team (up to 2 artists), but there is only 1 stipend, and 1 award/team
  • Best of Show will be awarded $500

Contact Darlene Crosby Taylor at 229-221-1859 if you are interested.