FLAUNT2022: Let’s Play!

FLAUNT 2022: Let’s Play! features a 6-week public art installation (March 3 –April 14) in downtown Thomasville, with boundless opportunities for play, larger-than-life Monopoly-inspired art and design, and will ultimately inspire you to dream big, take chances, and spark your creativity in order to find your happy place.

In addition to the public art installation, Thomasville Center for the Arts will introduce THOMOPOLY, our version of Monopoly, that focuses on the creative entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers in our historic downtown and Creative District. THOMOPOLY encourages “playing together.”

The Monopoly-inspired installations for FLAUNT2022 will be filled with an unexpected artistic twist on the original board game, and participating artists must be selected by jury – with limited space (10 per installation).

This 6-week-long public art exhibition stirs the undeniable curiosity of “what’s inside of the game,” and shifts the perspective of a traditional board game idea. While driving local and regional interest in our downtown, and positioning Thomasville as a creative community that attracts visionaries, thinkers and makers, Thomasville continues to lead the region in public art.

Call To Artists

Thomasville Center for the Arts is looking for artists of all mediums (painters, bakers, miniature artists, diorama artists, woodworkers, welders, origami, 3D collage, and others to apply). Best of Show awards of $500 will be given in 8 categories. Deadline to apply is
December 31.

Application fee is $25. 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 fee is $25, 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 exhibit at the THOM Collective Annual Exhibition + Art Sale


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 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 – 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