Mississippi Museum of Art

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Mississippi Invitational

In the summer of 2023, the Mississippi Museum of Art will present the Mississippi Invitational, a biennial survey of contemporary Mississippi art. Artists from across the state are invited to participate in this exhibition. Works for the Mississippi Invitational coordinated by the Mississippi Museum of Art, will be selected by a guest curator.

The Museum produces an illustrated catalog documenting the exhibition. Artists selected receive information regarding the production of the catalog and transportation of artwork, as well as a loan agreement. Every precaution is taken for the safe handling of works. The Museum provides door-to-door insurance for works at a fair value, designated by the artist and agreed to by the Museum The biennial Mississippi Invitational and its exhibition and catalog are sponsored by the Community Foundation for Mississippi/Jane Crater Hiatt Fund.

In addition to having their work exhibited, artists chosen are eligible to apply for The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship—a grant of up to $20,000 that is awarded to one artist to pursue projects which further artistic development and support the realization of specific creative ideas. The fellowship recipient is announced at the opening reception for the exhibiting artists.

2023 Mississippi Invitational Key Dates

· October 12, 2022: Artists’ entry materials due to Submittable.

· February 3, 2023: Artists receive notification of final selection.

· Exhibition on view June 10 – August 31, 2023.

Questions? Contact mmacuratorial@msmuseumart.org.

About the Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship

The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship was created in 2005 by Jane Crater Hiatt and her late husband Wood (1930-2010) in response to the need to nurture and invigorate the arts within the state. The fellowship provides support to an individual artist in the development and creation of art over a two-year period. The funds may be used to purchase supplies and equipment, conduct research, or travel, and may be used for study with an individual artist or in a studio, workshop, or residency setting. Following the conclusion of the grant period, the artist is required to donate one original work of art, chosen from at least five works created during the grant period, to the Museum. Only artists whose work is selected for inclusion in the Mississippi Invitational exhibition are eligible to apply for The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship in the year that their work is chosen. The recipient’s works should demonstrate the potential for significant artistic and cultural impact, as well as act as a catalyst for the development and realization of adventurous and imaginative ideas.




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