Calls for Artists

Call for Entries: MAPs at Nashville’s Fort Houston, July 2019

This MAPs event is organized by artists Abbey Skojec and David Hellams, and will take place in the gallery at Nashville’s Fort Houston in July 2019. We expect this to be an intimate and experimental show with 15 or fewer pods. These MAPs will be on display 2 weeks total, but with special opening and closing weekend events. Special thanks to MAPs creator @tonyyoungblood for advice, support, and the gift of MAPs!

Submitting your proposal is simple! Link to the application here:

Link to Pod Rules for MAPs @ Fort Houston 2019:

Pod Building Guide (helpful instructions from the official MAPs website):

Call for Artists: Final Day to Submit to Modular Art Pods at Queen Ave

Queen Ave

Queen Ave

If you’ve been planning on submitting a pod-making idea to Modular Art Pods at Queen Ave, today is your last day to submit. The show will take place on November 11 and 12, 2016.

This edition is being organized and curated by Tyler Blankenship and Tyler Walker. They will consider both new pods and pods built for previous editions of MAPs. They are also looking for performers.

Find out all the details and apply here: MAPs @ Queen Ave Application.

Queen Ave’s address is 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, TN 37207.

Queen Ave Announces Call for Artists for First Independently-Run Modular Art Pods!

Queen Ave

Queen Ave

Queen Ave, the East-Nashville experimental gallery and venue, just announced their own edition of Modular Art Pods, slated for November 11 and 12, 2016. This makes me happy. My hope for MAPs was always that other people would take the concept and run with it. That’s exactly what the Queen Ave organizers Tyler Blankenship and Tyler Walker are doing. It’s is why we licensed the idea under Creative Commons – Share Alike.

That being said, I should be explicit in stating that I am not involved in the production of Modular Art Pods @ Queen Ave, although I plan on submitting a pod idea for the show. If you have any questions, contact Tyler Blankenship at

Applications are open now through August 25, 2016. Queen Ave will consider both new pods and pods built for previous editions of MAPs. This is a great opportunity to re-use the pod sitting in your basement. They will also consider performers who don’t necessarily want to build their own pod.

Find out all the details and apply here: MAPs @ Queen Ave Application.

Queen Ave’s address is 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, TN 37207.

Tyler Blankenship works on his pod for MAPs @ OZ

Tyler Blankenship works on his and Sarah McDonald’s pod for MAPs @ OZ


Enter Jason Brown’s Mail Art Project. Fill His Pod with Your Art

Andee Rudloff's answer to "I Propose To Fill This Pod With..."

Andee Rudloff’s answer to “I Propose To Fill This Pod With…”

The call for participants for Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville (June 21-25, 2016) is long closed, but there’s still a way to get your art in the show.

Jason Brown is making his pod out of postcard-sized proposals for what he should put in his pod. Anyone can mail in a postcard proposal, including you. The art can be words, drawings, paintings, photographs, origami … ANYTHING that fits on a postcard. All you need to do is finish this sentence with your work: “I propose to fill this pod with…”

Jason has put on several successful mail art shows in the past, including Letter to Me and Reinvention: A Mail Art Show.

The deadline is May 1st, 2016. Learn more and submit at the project website.


Modular Art Pods at OZ Announces Participating Artists!


Modular Art Pods is pleased to announce the list of participating artists for our weeklong exhibition at OZ Arts Nashville,  June 21-25, 2016! To learn more about MAPs, go here.

We contacted all applicants about their status a few weeks ago. If you applied but DID NOT hear from me, please contact me at

Pod Makers:

Ashley Adkins and Leah Sawyer
Mika Agari, Alexine Rioux, and Kayla Saito
Art & Soul Studio
Matthew Batty
Tyler Blankenship and Sarah McDonald
Chip Boles
Amanda Joy Brown and Kyle Jones
Jason Brown and the Postal Provocateurs
Paul Cain
Erica Ciccarone
Carla Ciuffo
Ben Clark and Matt Fox
Alexis Colbert
Sarah Cozort
Jenn Deafenbaugh and Monica Bolles
Jim DeVault
Zach Duensing
Patricia Earnhardt and Elizabeth Sanford
Dylan Ethier and Molly Lahym
The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project
Osvaldo Gonzalez
Trey Gossett
Phillip Granke
Ben Green and Rebecca Steinberg
Rhendi Greenwell
Brandon Greer
Zack Hall
Briena Harmening and Jaime Raybin
Emily Holt
Robbie Lynn Hunsinger
Beth Inglish
Isle of Printing
Travis Janssen and Alex Lopez
Megan Kelley and Stephen Zerne
Jennifer Knowles (Brown Dog Bindery)
Shana Kohnstamm
Mia Krout, Ben Marcantel , Ryan Norris, and Christine Rogers
Emily Sue Laird and Jake Wells
Clayton Landiss
Ariel Lavery and Christopher Lavery
Sara Lederach
Jonathan Lisenby
Jovanni Luna
Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews
Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society
George Miller and Vivian Saxon
Mary Mooney
Joe Nolan and Antonia Oakes
Luke Rainey
Beth Reitmeyer and ELEL
Kit Reuther
Gordon Roqué
Liz Clayton Scofield
Abbey Skojec
Brian Somerville and Will Somerville
Lain York


Rebekah Alexander
Andri Alexandrou
Big Guise
Aubrey Derryberry
Dig Deep Light Show
Marlos E’van
MKAV (Mike Kluge Audio Visual)
Lindsay Goranson
Dustin Hedrick and Bethany Langford
Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing
Ashley Lawless
Ben Marcantel and Ryan Norris
Colleen Phelps
Sideshow @ Actors Bridge
Brian Siskind

Submissions Now Closed — Applicants, Check Your E-mail

Lauren Kussro's pod. Photo by Erica Ciccarone.

Lauren Kussro’s pod. Photo by Erica Ciccarone.

For those that applied to participate in Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville, thank you! We received over 100 submissions for pods and performances. You should have received an e-mail from me confirming receipt of your submission. If you did not receive this e-mail, please e-mail me as soon as possible at

Next, the organizing team will go over the submissions and send out questions to the applicants. We hope to notify the applicants about their status on or around November 28th.  We’ll then begin formally announcing the participants in early December.

We received SO MANY wonderful submissions. It’s going to be an amazing show!

One Day Left to Submit to Modular Art Pods!

Megan Kelly and Stephen Zerne's pod at inaugural show. Photo by Alison Rinner.

Megan Kelly and Stephen Zerne’s pod at inaugural show. Photo by Alison Rinner.

Hey everybody,

You have one day left to submit to participate in Modular Art Pods, taking place at OZ Arts Nashville June 21 to 25, 2016.

Get on it! Submit here.

For those who have already submitted (as of 8 p.m. on November 17), you should have received an e-mail from me confirming receipt. If you submitted before 8 p.m. tonight but HAVEN’T heard from me, please contact me as soon as possible: