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The Globb: Our Nameless Blog

Untitled, 1950, by Merton Daniel Simpson (American, b. 1928)
Untitled, 1950, by Merton Daniel Simpson (American, b. 1928)

Whether you are a loyal blog follower or joining us for the first time, it is clear by your attention that you are a fan of the Gibbes Museum. In reading this blog, even this exact post, you must have realized by now that our untitled blog needs a name of its own!

As you may recall, we invited you to join our Face Lift: Caption This! contest last fall. With September already underway, we would like to again invite you to use your wit and creativity by indulging in our newest challenge. The Gibbes Blog has been consistently growing since its launch in 2008. It has been our goal for the blog to be an active place for visitors, curators, staff, and friends to continually build their relationship with the museum and the larger art community.

Perhaps a play on words comes to mind, or perhaps this blog means something specific to you. Either way, we would love to hear about it! Starting on Friday, September 16, we will be accepting entries to Blank Canvas Blog contest. Your suggested title should be clever and relevant, yet short, as any title should be.

We look forward to seeing what your creative minds produce! Follow the rules below and let the games begin!

Contest Rules:
1. The Blank Canvas Blog contest begins September 16, 2011 and ends at 11:59pm on Friday, September 30, 2011.

2. Entrants represent and warrant that their submission is their original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entry.

3. By submitting a title in the Blank Canvas Blog contest, you authorize the Gibbes Museum and/or others authorized by the Gibbes Museum the right to edit, adapt, and modify the submission. Each entrant releases and discharges the Gibbes Museum, any party associated with the development or administration of the Contest, their employees, agents or representatives from any and all liability in connection with the contest, including without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demand or actions of any kind.

4. Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

5. By participating in the contest, you authorize the Gibbes Museum of Art to use your submission for educational and promotional purposes related to the Gibbes Blog, and for archival purposes in any media.

How to Participate:
1. Scroll down to the “Leave a Reply” section of this post.

2. Log in to add a comment and submit your suggestion for our blog title.

3. Submit as many entries as you would like. There is no restriction on the number of entries permitted by an individual.

What to Expect from the Gibbes Museum:
1. Comments will be moderated. Off-topic comments, captions containing foul language, or any submission deemed inappropriate by Gibbes Museum staff will be removed.

2. The Gibbes Museum reserves the sole discretion over the selection of, and the decision not to select, any title submitted on the blog.

3. Five top entries will be selected from the contest submissions by a member or members of the curatorial and editorial staff of the Gibbes Museum of Art. In the event two or more valid entries contain the identical caption (including punctuation) and are selected as a finalist, the Gibbes staff will draw the finalist by random selection. Gibbes staff may also submit entries but are not eligible to win the grand prize. The winning title will be chosen by you, our audience, through a vote in a future post.

4. The qualified winner and two runners up in the Blank Canvas Blog contest will receive two (2) free-admission passes to the Gibbes Museum of Art. The qualified winner will also receive two (2) free passes to one (1) upcoming museum lecture or performance during the fall season (October 1 – December 31, 2011).

5. The winning title and author will be announced on our blog in October.

How to view all submissions:
View all suggested titles by scrolling down to the comments below.

Contact Lasley Steever at [email protected] with any questions.

—Contributed to by Brett N. Skirkanich, museum intern, and Lasley Steever, program & events manager and blog editor

Published September 16, 2011

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