Monday, December 3, 2007

call to artists - Nashville International Airport (deadline: Feb 1, 2008)

Call to Artists - Request for Qualifications

Nashville International Airport

Nashville, TN

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time

Project Budgets:

Ticketing Lobby Artwork - $250,000

Security Checkpoint Glass Wall - $125,000

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and Arts at the Airport seek artists for two large-scale public art projects at Nashville International Airport. The two projects are open to professional visual artists in the United States.

The complete Call to Artists RFQ including site maps and images is available on the Nashville International Airport website The Direct link to the RFQ is

Artists must comply with the submittal requirements described in the Request for Qualifications to be considered.

Please post, distribute or forward.

Arts at the Airport

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School has arrived to Nashville!

Walking in a Weenie Wonderland

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Saturday Dec 8th will be the 1st Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School in Nashville.

Dr Sketchy's Nashville

Saturday 12-8-07
3-6 pm
The 5 Spot

This months theme is:
Walking in a Weenie Wonderland

Our Model for December is : The owner of East Nashville's I Dream of Weenie & Burlesque Superstar - Monique Honeybush.

How is Dr. Sketchy's different from a normal life drawing class?

In normal life classes, silent students sit in a silent room and draw a bored, oft-uninteresting model. In Dr. Sketchy's we've got bodacious burlesque queens as models. We've got ridiculous art contests (best incorporation of a woodland animal? Best imagined costume?), good music and flashy prizes. We've got a selection of posh beverages alcoholic and not available to buy. At Dr. Sketchy's, we don't care if you picked up a pad yesterday or 50 years ago. Come to drink or to draw. We're happy to have you.

What mediums can I use?

All dry mediums are okay, as are dip pens and neat watercolor sets. Oil paints, messy mediums and stinky mediums are not okay. Sharpen your pencils over the garbage can. Please don't cause a mess - you will be spanked!

Are there easels? Tables? Sketchpads?

The 5 Spot has table seating. All seating is available first come, first serve. We try to bring sketchpads and pencils for drop-ins, but no guarantees. We don't supply easels.

The point is that this isn't your typical life drawing class. Here, the drawing sessions are about opening your mind, pushing the envelope, encompassing the model's personality and uniqueness, funny contests, and having a fun time. Dr Sketchy's is open for all skill levels! Bring you pad, bring your pencil.. let's draw!!!!


Monday, November 5, 2007

Submit to Nashville Arts Magazine 'Further Ado' column

artists, studio, gallery, reception info needed
Andee Rudloff, writer
Information and images must be received by the 5th of the month prior to the event, opening reception, etc. (ex: event Feb. 7th, information needed by Jan. 5th)

needed information includes name, address, time, location name, web site, images at 300 dpi, a short description and/or artist statement

Friday, November 2, 2007

Contract Basics: Workshop by TNVLA - Nov 15 (RSVP by Nov. 14)

Contract Basics: Reading and Understanding Agreements

presented by Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the arts

Date: Thurs., Nov. 15th, 2007

Time: 5:30-7:00p.m.

Location: Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Ave. S.

Mystified by contracts? Not sure when to "put it in writing"? This seminar will discuss when to use contracts and how, as well as walk through some common agreements to put standard provisions in plain English. This seminar is FREE and open to the public. However, if you plan on attending, please RSVP to by Wed., Nov. 14th.

For directions or more information, contact 615-312-7224 or

workshop coordinator needed - Chestnut Group

Workshop Coordinator
The Chestnut Group
Nashville, TN
The basic function of this position is to arrange, manage, promote and evaluate at least one workshop annually for members of The Chestnut Group and to supervise a committee of volunteers. For more information, email Lori Putnam at To learn more about The Chestnut Group, visit

TAC Fellowship (Deadline: Jan 28, 08)

Tennessee Arts Commission
Deadline: January 28, 2008

Applicants may now apply for fiscal year 2009 Individual Artist Fellowships. The fellowships will be available in Visual Arts, Craft, Media, Music, Dance, Theater and Literary Arts. For more information, visit

Starting a Nonprofit Arts Organization Workshop Nov. 6 (RSVP by NOV. 5)

Starting a Nonprofit Arts Organization: Incorporation and Tax Exempt Application Process
Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

In partnership with the Vanderbilt University Law School Community and Economic Development clinic, TNVLA presents:

Starting a Nonprofit Arts Organization: Incorporation & the Tax Exempt Application Process

Date: Tues., Nov. 6th, 2007

Time: 5:30-7:00p.m.

Location: Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Ave. S.

This seminar will discuss:

  • Whether your idea requires you to start a new organization or whether you could better accomplish your goals by partnering with an existing nonprofit organization;
  • The challenges of administrating, funding and sustaining a new nonprofit organization;
  • The pros and cons of incorporation;
  • The timeline and steps involved in the process to obtain tax exempt status.

Attendance by a representative of the organization is a prerequisite for seeking assistance from a TNVLA volunteer lawyer with the application for recognition of tax exempt status with the IRS.

This seminar is FREE and open to the public. However, if you plan on attending, please RSVP to by Mon., Nov. 5th.

For directions or more information, contact 615-312-7224 or

Storm Stories: Artists Respond to Disaster - Artist Talk Lecture

Tennessee State University’s Department of Art presents:

Storm Stories: Artists Respond to Disaster

Artist Talk/Performance
Friday, November 9, 2007, 6pm
Avon Williams Campus Auditorium
310 Charlotte Avenue
Between Union and Charlotte on 10th)
Downtown Nashville, TN

Karen Edmunds and Mary Perrin, Louisiana artists affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, have collaborated on a multi-media story/performance on their experiences after Katrina and Rita.
The performance will be accompanied by a slide presentation of the artists’ hurricane-related artwork and original photographs taken in the aftermath of the storms.
The lecture/performance coincides with a gallery exhibition on Tennessee State University’s main campus in the Hiram Van Gordon Gallery.

Exhibition runs through Dec 1, 2007
Hiram Van Gordon Gallery
Elliot Hall, Tennessee State University
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 10-11am, or by appointment
Contact: Jodi Hays, Gallery Director
Phone: 615.963.1599

ASK Apparel - help & learn natural dyeing process (this week)

We here at ASK Apparel world headquarters are working on a big order of naturally-dyed shirts for the new Whole Foods in Green Hills (check out the write up in the Nashville Scene Food Blog -

Is anyone interested in helping out with making the shirts, and learning a bit about natural dyeing in the process?

The particular process we'll be doing (a Japanese technique called
katazome) is a lot like color-by-numbers, but organic, and with the ever-endearing witticisms of Sarah Bellos. You will earn our eternal gratitude and a free shirt (or re-dyed item of your choice).

We are looking for people to help over the next week, so please contact me directly by email ( if you are interested.

Retrograde Studios - Call to Artists - Bowling Green

TAC GRANTS AVAILABLE Nov. 1 (Deadlines vary)

Tennessee Arts Commission

Grant Applications and Guidelines Available Nov. 1
Date(s): November 01, 2007 - January 01, 2008
Location: Nashville, TN 37202

NASHVILLE — - The Tennessee Arts Commission has announced that application
and guidelines for several Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009)
grant categories, will be available online beginning Nov. 1.

Applications will be accepted through the Commission's eGRANT system. Grant categories
will include: Major Cultural Institutions (MCI), General Operating Support
(GOS), Rural Arts Project Support (RAPS), Arts Project Support (APS), Arts
Access (AA), and Arts Education (Teacher Training, Artist in Residency, and
Community Learning).
Deadlines vary, check the web site.

Also, The Tennessee Arts Commission has announced that applicants
may apply for Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009) Individual
Artist Fellowships beginning Nov. 1.

The fellowships will be available in: Visual Arts (three-dimensional), Craft, and Media
(film and video); Music (instrumental performance and composition), Dance (performance
and choreography), and Theater (acting); Literary Arts (fiction/creative nonfiction,
and poetry). The award provides fellowships to outstanding professional artists who live
and work in Tennessee. The Commission anticipates that each fellowship in FY 2009 will be
$5,000. In the coming year, the Commission may award up to two fellowships in each category.
Deadline for application is: Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.

Applications and guidelines are on the Commission's

Nashville Arts Exhibition and Showcase - Nov. 13

November 13 Nashville Arts Exhibition and Showcase
5:00 - 7:00 PM, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway
Hosted by Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Over 60 local arts organizations will participate in this second annual event aimed to raise awareness of the importance of a vibrant art community in Nashville. It is also an opportunity to honor and thank elected officials who have worked to support public funding of the arts.


Artsy Mamas

Artsy Mamas is a non-profit organization based out of Murfreesboro/Nashville, TN and our mission is to "provide moms with encouragement, education, and empowerment through the arts, improving their self-esteem and quality of life and positively affecting their children and everyone around them. When you empower a mother, you benefit her child." We have artsy play dates with our kiddos, mom-led workshops, mom's night out, and an amazing outreach program. If bringing art to under served populations appeals to you, please contact us. You don't have to be a mama to help out with the cause!

If you would like to be involved with our organization, please contact us by email at, by phone at (615)-907-8084, check out our website at, or friend us on myspace at

Artworks Logo Contest, Bowling Green (Deadline: Dec. 31, 07)

ArtWorks, based in Bowling Green, KY, needs a logo!
Submit your design via email by December 31, 2007 to Lynette Frey Haggbloom (
Members will vote for their favorite design at the January meeting.
Keep in mind the organization's mission/vision statement as you create your logo.
Winner receives $50.00.

ArtWorks Mission Statement:
Mission Statement

ArtWorks: a Visual Arts Coalition is a non-profit organization of artists, patrons, and supporters dedicated to creating a sustainable art community by increasing visibility, vitality, and economic growth for the visual arts.

Vision Statement

ArtWorks: a Visual Arts Coalition will be a driving force in the area of Bowling Green, Kentucky. We will actively participate in our community while promoting, protecting and preserving the vitality and visibility of the visual arts. Artworks will commit to empower visual artists through financial support, exhibition opportunities, and professional seminars. We will educate the community and its leaders and policy makers on the economic benefits gained by enhancing our local culture through the works of visual artists.

Central to our Vision is a philanthropic plan designed to assist and strengthen our community at large which in turn will help ensure a successful future for our coalition of visual artists. As an organized body of visual artists which took root from the seeds of philanthropy, Artworks will pursue strategic investments and partnerships in projects and initiatives that inspire visual artists to imagine new horizons and to create new visions that will catalyze the cultural arts movement in our community. This will include funding our working visual art members for projects in our community through grants and contributions.

Artworks will become the voice of leadership for the visual arts in Bowling Green, KY.

To view the entries received thus far, visit:

Friday, October 19, 2007

Crafty People: NCM accepting goodie bag submissions now! (deadline: Nov. 15)

The Nashville Craft Mafia is accepting promotional items from all crafty people to put in our goodie bags for our winter "Stocking Stuffer" Show.

This is a great opportunity to get some attention from new customers and advertise yourself for free to hundreds of Craft-Hungry customers.


We will be making between 75-200 goodie bags, so submissions of at least 25 items would be most helpful (but any amount you can contribute will be accepted and used).

Items can include business cards, stickers, flyers, promo items, samples of your work, coupons, booklets, and other fun stuff.

Please contact me if you are interested in contributing.

All submissions due by Nov. 15th.


Nashville Craft Mafia

You will need to provide at least 25 promo items plus a show sample of your work for the goodie bags.
Goodie bag items can include can be pens, stickers, business cards, note cards, etc. Basically a promotional item for you booth.
Most vendors just make small items that represent their work. (like I am making votive candles to put in the goodie bags)
Look here for examples:

The show samples will go in the The Big Boss's Goodie Bag
The other 25 items (you can provide more if you want) will go in the cloth tote goodie bags
Any left over items will go in the free paper goodie bags.

  • 1st- The Big Boss's Goodie Bag will have one representative sample (approx.$10 value) from all our vendors to be raffled at the end of the day.( ticket proceeds to our charity)
  • 2nd- We will have 100 cloth tote goodie bags with random samples from all of our vendors that will be available for a donation to our charity
    • This bag will have the very best items we received from all our vendors and volunteered goodie bag contributors
  • 3rd- we will have 50-100 free paper tote goodie bags that will have business cards and small items from our goodie bag contributors



Saturday, Oct 27
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Plowhaus Artists' Coop
211 South 17th Street, East Nashville
$25 includes all supplies
Facilitated by Erika Johnson

An "ofrenda" is an altar, usually built in the home, to honor a departed loved one. We will discuss the traditional elements of a Dia de los Muertos altar (or offering), then create small personal shrines to celebrate the lives of those we have lost. The result will be a unique and personal work of art that engages both tradition and individual expression. Participants are encouraged (though not
required) to bring photographs (or photocopies) and other small items that relate to the person they wish to honor. Erika will provide a selection of wooden and metal boxes and a wide array of art supplies, tools, decorative materials and found objects. This workshop is designed for adults, but young people over 12 are welcome to participate with a grown friend or parent.

Here is a link to a useful website about the Day of the Dead and the tradition of building ofrendas:

For inspiration on making art in a box, please see this page about Joseph Cornell:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Will Art for Food Art-Luck at DPC

call for works:

Will Art for Food Art-Luck at DPC
Nov. 3th
6-9 PM

Downtown Presbyterian Church invites artists to show for one night at the November Art-Luck.

bring your work Saturday after 12 and pick a spot to set up for the night. church members bring the potluck dinner and everyone eats and sees your work as part of the first Saturday art crawl. work is taken down after 9pm that night. our only request is that the art is appropriate for our children as well.

please contact Beth Gilmore so we will know to expect you :)

thanks, DPC

SPCA benefit - call for artists/crafters



Calling Crafters/Artists
Booth spaces available
cost: suggested donation of an item

WHAT: THE PET PROJECT - A SECOND CHANCE EXTRAVAGANZA INDOOR “YARD” SALE OF GREAT STUFF! Live music, Arts and Crafts by local artists, and a Bake Sale.
WHEN: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2007 9am until 4pm


We need donations of used or new yard sale items (clothes,furniture,books,baby items,cars,dishes,ANYTHING ! ) We are accepting donations now. Donations are tax deductible. The pretty girl in this picture needs a foster or forever home. Sweetie is a 1 1/2 year old cattle dog mix. Please visit our website at to see what we do.

To Donate: Call 615 354 3531 or Email

the (rabbit) : New Nashville art publication (& a launch party)

the (rabbit) philosophy:

Things are always changing and moving, but where is our movement? We know it’s here somewhere, in the individuals and in the groups they have formed. It exists in the artists and galleries and cooperatives and enthusiasts and in anyone else who gives a shit. And regardless of our different paths as individuals we are all in that latter category and we are looking for others who share our enthusiasm for the art taking place here and now.

We call ourselves the (rabbit).

This is an art publication made to be a record of the burgeoning art scene in Nashville. We want to be fertilizer for the healthy plumule of inspiration and competition that can materialize if we, the art makers and appreciators, challenge ourselves to seek out relevant and innovative artistic endeavors.

In a refusal to separate ourselves from the general public, we will be a giant ear or maybe a lot of tiny ears (and throw in some eyes for good measure) for all those who wish to share themselves with us. What we are seeking is the untapped voice of the creative community in Nashville. So feel free to rant and bash, praise and swoon over, react and laugh at all we're trying to show you. Just make sure you’re loud enough so we can hear you.

When all is said and done, and the newsies hit the street, we hope to give you something interesting to look at. We also hope that something in this rag will inspire you to challenge, feed, punch, love, argue with and (at the very least) regularly toast the amazing creative beings that surround you daily.

And we in turn raise our glasses to you.

Who started it:
Casey Pierce
Leslie Guimaraes
Lauren Jones

Launch Party:
date: Tuesday OCT. 16th
time: 6-9pm
place: FIDO 1812 21st ave. S.

We'll have wine.
It is also an art show.
Paintings from Casey Pierce, Joel Batey, and Nathaniel Brindley

Contact for more info & about submissions:

Nashville Craft Mafia - Call for poster designs (Deadline: Nov. 15)

We need a poster design for our Dec. 2nd winter show "Rock your Stocking".

Poster should reflect the theme of the show and be a little edgy.
Something along the lines of a funky stocking with indie swag pouring out of it.

Poster must be at least 300dpi , CMYK, and 11x17 (please add .125 bleed to all sides). Vector graphics encouraged.
Actual flyer/poster sizes: 4x6, 13x9.5, 19x13

Lithographs, Letterpress, Etching & intaglio submissions accepted too.

Poster designs should be submitted no later than November 15th.

"Rock your Stocking"
Date: Sunday December 2nd
Location: The Factory, Franklin TN
Time: TBA

Please email submissions in PDF format to

Friday, October 12, 2007

Apparel prints designer

Can you design kids' and women's prints for apparel?

I have a Nashville-area client who is expanding and needs more work than I have time to produce right now. They are currently looking for LOCAL artists who can produce:

Cute traditional prints for newborns: baby animals in allover prints, rabbits, baby elephants, teddy bears, etc.

(Later this year, they will be looking for: women's sleepwear prints)

This client pays quickly and I love working with them. If you are interested in having your work represented to them for use as apparel prints, email me for payment and commission details, with four or five jpegs of newborn designs for consideration, where you are located, and which CS version of Photoshop and/or Illustrator that you use. (Sorry, no designs painted on fabric can be considered.)

Contact: Jane Word

Nashville Craft Mafia - Winter Show (deadline: Nov. 15)

The Nashville Craft Mafia is now accepting vendors for our Winter Show.

Date: Sunday December 2nd
Location: The Factory, Franklin TN
Time: TBA
Vendor rates:

N.C.M. members: $60

Non-members: $75

Members of other Craft Mafias: please contact us for your show perks


No more that two vendors per booth

Booth sizes are approximately between 8x8 & 10x10 (Our floor plan is being approved by the fire marshal right now and then we will have the final booth sizes)

Please let us know if you need electricity for your booth. Booths with electricity will be limited, so first come first serve.

Payment & applications for booths will be due by Nov. 15th. All payments will be non-refundable once paid and approved. You will receive an approval by Nov. 20th and be sent a waiver form that must be signed and returned to us before the show date.

You can mail or email this information to us:

Please send us digital pics of your work (website etc.) or mail photos to us with your application (photos will not be returned).

Name (full):
Phone Number:
Business Name:
Please describe your craft:
Please tell us a little about yourself:
(background, have you participated in our shows or meetings?)

Email applications to:
payment to:

Snail Mail applications & payment via check to:
Nashville Craft Mafia
c/o Amy Culbertson
2946 Windemere Circle
Nashville, TN 37214

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

State of the Art: Contemporary Issues Lecture Series

State of the Art: Contemporary Issues Lecture Series
October 18 (7:00 p.m.)
November 16 (6:00 p.m.)
Frist Center for the Visual Arts - Nashville, TN Auditorium

This fall, the Frist Center presents State of the Art, a new lecture series designed to introduce the contemporary art world through presentations by nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field.

Peter Plagens—The Absolute Truth
Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
Peter Plagens, artist and contributing editor to Newsweek and Artforum, and former art critic and senior writer for Newsweek, will present an overview of the current moment in contemporary art, with a personal, philosophical, and probably quirky viewpoint.
He has had solo exhibitions at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York), Jan Baum Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie Grashey (Konstanz, Germany), as well as the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem,
N.C.) and Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.). Plagens is a former recipient of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in painting (1977, 1985) and art criticism (1973), and a senior fellow in the National Arts Journalism Program, Columbia University (1998). He has also held various teaching positions.

Katy Siegel—Contemporary Art in the Age of Extremes Friday, November 16, 6:00 p.m.
Katy Siegel is an associate professor of art history at Hunter College, CUNY, a senior critic at Yale University's School of Art, a contributing editor to Artforum, and a visiting professor at Princeton Univeristy. She is the co-author of Art Works: Money (Thames & Hudson, 2004), and more recently, the curator of the traveling exhibition "High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975," which will go to Europe this fall. She is the author of a major essay on Jeff Koons for his new monograph (Taschen, 2007), and has written widely on contemporary art and artists, including Takashi Murakami, Lisa Yuskavage, David Reed, and Richard Tuttle.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Call for poster designers - Untitled Winter show 2007 (Deadline: October 24th)

Wanna design the poster for the next show?

Here's how it works...

Contest: Artists bring posters to a meeting and those who attend the meeting vote for the design they like the most. The chosen poster design will be printed and distributed/hung all over town as well as posted on the internet as the official poster for the show. Artists are welcome and encouraged to design, print & distribute their own posters or promotional items for the show. Untitled will only pay for printing of the chosen design.

What to bring: A printout of your design. It helps to have it printed in the final size but it's not necessary. Just be sure that everyone will be able to see the image and get the idea of how it will be formatted for printing. It also helps to have most or all of the required text and images on the design.

Bring your designs to the regular weekly meeting on October 24th - 7:30pm at Kazu in Cummins Station.
(209 10th avenue south)

digital, drawing, painting, etc. The design should leave room for important text & images about the event. The final file will need to be ready for printing. Artists may collaborate as well. If you are an artist with an image but no graphic design skills, you will need to hook up with a designer who can format your image for printing and include the necessary information.

Size: Posters can be full color or not, up to 11"x17”. Please keep in mind that we also print small postcard size fliers.

The important text & images to include:

+ the untitled logo – prominently displayed, undistorted and at least 3 inches long (download here: )
+ the metro nashville arts commission logo, undistorted and 1-3 inches long (download here: )
+ show date - December 14, 2007
+ 6-10 pm
+ free
+ one-night-only art exhibit
+ uncensored art for unlimited audiences
Venue name or logo : Layl'a
venue address: 909 20th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
+ (easily legible)

You can put these in whatever order, font and configuration you like. Before printing, the final draft will be approved by PR chair and board members.


Need some inspiration?

Here is a link to our flickr group for examples of past posters:
Also, check out our past shows section on our website for more poster designs. (under construction)


Untitled Documentary - call for film crew

Untitled wants to document our Spring '08 show. The lead up to the show, the show, the clean up and the things that happen to bring up the lights.

By document, we mean we want to take moving pictures of all these things. We are humbled by the cost of all things related to actual film so we will shoot 'Film Style' on the best HD Digital Video format we can get.

Our goal is to have a very short clip for our website, and a half hour to hour version to pitch to Public Television and Art Channels.

Untitled Artists Group, Nashville, is a non-profit group; therefore, we will not sell or create profit for any individual with this project. It's for us; and people who want to sit and watch us in full motion pixels.

Planning has already started and we want you to be involved - We have a place for you, if you:

  • Have experience with making film and video, all phases, pre- through post production.
  • Have experience with Untitled but have no experience with film beyond the masterful super 8 or VHS work you did in sixth grade.
  • Have no experience with Untitled, or film and video, and can't spell documentary.

We want you.

Untitled wants anyone that wants to be involved because there'll be a lot of work - and it's a hell of a good time. Hard work like digging a ditch is hard work, good time like the laundry mat is a good time compared to digging a ditch.

If you're interested send your name and briefly tell us you're related experience or what you'd like related experience in - here: We'll meet to flesh out a team at the regular Untitled meeting, Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 at Kazu

Sorry, but if you're a pro we can only accept you're donated talents and or gear. We're not begging we're just pre-rejecting your offer to work for a rate. Our budget is less than zero. However, we will give you full rights to any footage you help shoot for your own project or as stock footage.

Plowhaus - Day of the Dead

Invitation to join The Annual "Day of the Dead" Show

Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative will hosting its 6th Annual Celebration of Dia de los Muertos*, the Day of the Dead, with a themed exhibit that will run from October 27th - November 11th. An opening artists' reception will be held Saturday evening, October 27th, from 7 - 11 to honor the tradition. Historically the reception features traditional and non-traditional themed art, food and drink, and music

*Throughout the month of October, families and villages across Mexico prepare for Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. On these days at the cusp of October and November, those who have died are remembered and their spirits are welcomed back for a yearly visit. Handmade altars, special food and drink, parades and plays, skull-shaped confections and toys, gravesite visits


Artist in Residency w/ David Chatt-Sarratt Art Studios(Deadline: Dec. 1st)

Sarratt Art Studios
Artist in Residency Program with internationally known bead artist, David Chatt.

Sixteen selected artists have the opportunity to work with David through the winter and spring of 2008 to learn bead weaving techniques through jewelry, vessels, and sculpture. A final exhibition displaying the groups work will be held at the Tibbott Gallery at University School of Nashville.

For more info about David Chatt, please visit

Interested applicants should send 10 images (slides or digital), a resume, and a letter of intent to David Heustess at:
Sarratt Art Studios
207 Sarratt Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2007 and there is no application fee.

The letter of intent should explain why you want to participate, what your goals for the program are, how you can collaborate with the group, and how you feel this program can influence your work as an artist.

Artists selected MUST commit to the following dates: January 25-27, February 8-10, February 29, March 1-2, April 11-13. In addition, recommended group work days will be held every Sunday between January 27 and May 4.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

website designer needed

Looking for someone to do website. We have the artwork, images (very organized) and all the copy, we just need to find a capable designer with a certain artsy flair and can start as soon as possible.

Please contact at

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Whole Foods Market Nashville - Call to Artists

Greetings Artist of Nashville!
This letter is to invite you to add part of your talent to the new Whole Foods Market Nashville, opening November 1 in Green Hills. We are asking several Nashville artists to partake in an art project of painted used guitars that will be exhibited in the café at the new Whole Foods. We are asking that you as an artist find a used- very used guitar at a local shop - I have been around a few shops and found several if you need a few leads on where to find one... (for this you will be reimbursed for to a maximum of $75 so keep your receipt). We are asking for acrylic painted guitars with some theme of Nashville or Tennessee (ie. Skyline, icons of Nashville, the Iris etc) The first ten artists to respond will be chosen and all works of art will need to be turned over to Whole Foods Market by or on October 29th. Your name will appear next to your piece in the café and we will auction them off in a year or so with proceeds going to a local Music Foundation of Whole Foods Market's choice (TBD). Once artists are chosen more detailed information will be sent you. A tax deductable form will be given to participating artists.

We hope you will be interested in this project! Please call me with any questions 512 577 9069. -Julie

Monday, October 1, 2007

Health Coverage for Artists!

Health Coverage for Artists!

Go to to learn about health coverage for anyone in film/video/TV, dance, theatre, fine arts, music, graphic arts, written and spoken word. This is a safety net for professionals who work on a project-to-project basis, and therefore have found it difficult or impossible to be covered in any sort of corporate or group membership plan. A spectrum of options is available, including lowest cost basic coverage to comprehensive maximum coverage plans, available to individuals, families, organizations and corporations involved in any aspect of the arts.

An Introduction to Italy by Lori Putnam

An Introduction to Italy by Lori Putnam
November 4
Two hours of instruction in oil followed by an Italian-style dinner. For more information, contact Lori Putnam at (615) 512-0929 or
Class at 2:00 PM, Dinner follows.
Registration required, this is a FREE event.

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance's Fall 2007 Workshops

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance's Fall 2007 Workshops Watkins College of Art and Design
October 18 - 21
Stan Townsend will present "Molding and Casting with Modern Materials," during which participants will learn all of the steps to make a one-part and two-part mold, as well as a mother mold and other castings. Ron Young will present "Patinas and Metal Finishes," during which participants will learn how to achieve beautiful patinas on all types of metals. For more information and to register, visit and click "Workshops and Seminars."

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire LeQuire Gallery & Studio
September 6 - November 15
This class focuses on sculpting, but students are welcome to paint or draw. A model changes poses every other week. Alan will provide clay for sculptors and even fire pieces for students free of charge. Those wishing to paint or draw should bring their own supplies. Call (615) 298-4611.
Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
No Registration, $25/session

The Ugly Necklace Contest

The Ugly Necklace Contest Deadline: March 15, 2008
Nashville, TN
A jewelry design competition with a twist- this is an opportunity to put together a well-designed and functional, yet ugly, necklace. To enter, take three snapshots or scans of necklace and write a short poem about it. Official rules and information can be found on line at

Memphis Germantown Art League Juried National Exhibition

Memphis Germantown Art League Juried National Exhibition Deadline: December 14
Germantown, TN
The Memphis Germantown Art League's Juried National Exhibition will be held at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre from February 20 - March 15, 2008. Cost is $35 for three entries. For more information, visit

call to artists - 12" x 12" A Small Works Show (Deadline: November 12 )

12" x 12" A Small Works Show Deadline: November 12
Murfreesboro, TN
The Art Department of Middle Tennessee State University invites entries for its second 12" x 12" small works, juried exhibition. There are no media restrictions. Works submitted may not exceed 12" in any direction including frame and base, in the case of three-dimensional works. Awards to be made will total no less than $2,100. For more information, visit

Historic Franklin License Plate Design Competition (Deadline: Oct. 17)

Historic Franklin License Plate Design Competition Deadline: October 17
Franklin, TN
A vehicle license plate has been approved for Franklin and a formal competition will determine its design. Design submission is free. Artists of all genres are invited to apply. Designers are asked to visualize Franklin's quality of life in 6x12 inches. For more information, visit

Call to artists - Interactions/Interruptions (Deadline: October 12 )

Interactions/Interruptions Deadline: October 12
Memphis, TN
Interactions/Interruptions is a temporary public art program that celebrates the UrbanArt Commission's 10th anniversary. This is a student call to artists. Four students from the tri-state area (TN, MS, AR) will receive $1,000 each. Artists should propose potential locations or types of locations for the proposed public art projects. The artwork will be exhibited during February or March 2008. For more information, visit

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Art at the Arcade Seeking Bloggers, MySpacers, and Interns

Art at the Arcade is Seeking Bloggers, MySpacers, and Interns

Wednesday September 5, 2007 - by Matt Mikulla

The Arcade Crew is a busy bunch. So we’re putting a call out there for some help in the form of internships and volunteer work. Right now we desperately need someone who can blog and maintain a myspace page.

If you or anyone you know might be interested feel free to get in touch with me. If you are a student we can work it out so you get credit for your internship.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

New classes at Donelson Station for the Arts

New instructors and new classes are gearing up for the fall at Donelson Station for the Arts. Listed below is the information on the new instructors and the new classes beginning on October 1, 2007. Anyone can sign up for a class regardless of age!
Members of the Donelson Senior Center fee is $50.00 and non-members fee is $60.00 for each ten-week class!
Monday, Beginner Watercolor, 6-9 p.m. - instructor Karla Sanford
Tuesday, Beginning Art, 9-11:30 a.m. - instructor Roberta Steinmetz
Wednesday, Advanced Art Workshop, 9-11:30 a.m. - self directed class of advanced students
Thursday, Intermediate Art, 9-11:30 a.m. - instructor Andrea Seals
Thursday, Oil Painting II, 3-6p.m. - instructor Anne Carothers
Thursday, Oil Painting I, 6-9 p.m. - instructor Anne Carothers
Friday, Acrylic Painting, 8:30-11:30 a.m. - instructor Marsha Rusk

Note* A new stained glass class will be announced soon as well as workshops and specialty classes.

In addition, the above named instructors/artists in residence will be displaying artworks during the "Celebrations" art exhibition at the center. The opening reception for "Celebrations" is Friday, October 5, in conjunction with the center's up-coming Shoney's dinner theatre and play, "The Foreigner." Come and meet the artists during intermission and after the show.
Contact the Donelson Senior Center to sign up for a class today and/or for more information on the dinner theatre production at 615-883-8375.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Plowhaus trial membership offer

The Plowhaus Artists Cooperative announces a trial membership offer for the remainder of 2007! For $15, prospective members can join the Plowhaus and become eligible to participate in two more shows this year -- the acclaimed Day of the Dead Show (Oct 27 - Nov 11) and the Holiday Show Nov 17 - Dec 24. Each of these 2 shows is $40 to enter.

Also we will have a one weekend birthday show that is free to enter. This is an ideal opportunity for artists to gain real experience in exhibiting their work and being part of a successful gallery.

Interested artists should contact with questions or for further information. Additional information is also available at!

Artisan Spaces Available - Plowhaus Fundraiser

+++An Invitation to CRAFT artisans+++
Saturday Oct. 6th

The Plowhaus Artist's Cooperative of East Nashville is holding its annual Fundraiser which includes an all-day (10-5) Arts and Craft show. This year the Alley Cat Lounge on Woodland St., will be host to this event. They will be allowing Artisans to set up their tents in two areas around the establishment – There will be Music, Sponsors and lots of Advertisement. If you are interested in participating – the fee is $25 to enter

Please contact John Holland

Take 121 Arts - Amateur Artist Show

from the entry form (pdf):

Due to the many inquiries regarding submissions of artwork to Take 121 Arts, we are pleased to present an open format for aspiring artists to put you on the map, kickstart your resume, and just have fun with it all. An amateur has not sold works via a gallery and is not currently engaged in artwork as a full-time paid occupation.
Cash & other awards to be announced for Category, Distinction and Merit. Entry fees will contribute to awards among other sponsorships.

Awards Ceremony: November 3rd, 2007, 5 pm
Show: November 3rd, 2007, 6-9 pm (November Art Crawl) through November 27th, 2007
Entries: Received on or before October 1st, 2007 at 121 3rd Avenue, S, 37027
Notification of acceptance: October 8th, 2007
Submission Fee: $10.00 per entry

click links above to find out more info.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

still life workshop

Gayle Levee, as seen in the fall issue of American Artist WORKSHOP Magazine, will be giving a still life workshop November 7 - 10, 2007 in Nashville. The cost is $330., which includes three full days of painting and instruction, lecture, demo, dinner, entry to The Frist Visual Arts Center and an artist's reception at Richland Fine Art Gallery. The workshop will begin Wednesday afternoon with the lecture and demonstration, then dinner at The Standard restaurant. You may attend the lecture and demo only for $50. Visit Gayle's website at For more information and registration contact the artist at or 615-833-2480.

Monday, September 17, 2007

TNVLA seminar: Immigration Options for the Arts

SEMINAR: Immigration Options for the Arts
Date: Tues., September 25th, 2007
Time: 5:30-7:00p.m.
Location/Co-Sponsor: Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave.
Cost: FREE, but please RSVP by Mon., Sept. 24th to


TNVLA volunteer lawyer Yvette Sebelist of Siskind Susser Bland will discuss immigration law options for the arts community. This seminar will present valuable information for both individual artists as well as arts organizations. Ms. Sebelist practices exclusively in the area of immigration law, handling all types of matters with an emphasis on employment-based immigration issues.

This program is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to by Mon., Sept. 24th if you plan on attending. For directions or more information, contact TNVLA at 615-312-7224 or
Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Fall School Business Center
1130 Eighth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203 615-312-7224

IADT October Art Show

The International Academy of Design and Technology's October Art Show and Sale, held on October 20th from 10-8 on campus.



IADT Students and Staff

Local Artists and Craftspeople

All participants are encouraged to sell and demonstrate their art or craft to invite curiosity and discussion.


Art Show and Sale—no percentage on sales (all yours)

Neighborhood yard sale set up in an adjoining parking area.

Live Music—Food

Halloween Costume Contest

All ages welcome!


Saturday, October 20th 10am-8pm


IADT Parking Lot

(weather permitting—inside building alternate)

One Bridgestone Park Nashville, TN 37214 615-514-4690


IADT would like to invite our talented students and staff and the Nashville art community to mix and mingle in the Lebanon/Donelson/Opry Mills area. We would like to celebrate three years of providing excellent educational opportunities by becoming part of our local art scene. There’s a lot going on in our neck of the woods!

IADT has a fantastic, easily visible and accessible location directly off the Briley Parkway/Lebanon Road exit.


One day table rental for non-students is $20. Reservations required (deadline September 30, 2007).

Please bring your own display materials or equipment.

Please call Amy Masonis at the IADT Bookstore—615-514-4690.

International Academy of Design & Technology
One Bridgestone Park
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Toll Free: 866-302-4238
Main: 615-232-7384
Fax: 615-883-5285 presents 20/20

SHOPDROPPING.NET presents 20/20

SHOPDROPPING.NET is currently seeking 20 artists in their twenties for a new project that will consist of an upcoming book and exhibition. 20/20 will profile each artist and copies of the limited edition book will be shopdropped into bookstores throughout the world.

In the spirit of shopdropping, we are seeking artists who are exploring new forms and pushing boundaries within their field. Bands and musicians with hard to define genres, Internet filmmakers and compulsive bloggers, curators and gallerists working out of their homes, post-vinyl dj's and digital vj's, actors and writers working outside of film, theater, and television, artist collectives, culture jammers, and other hard-to-define creative minds are in demand.

To be considered for this project please submit examples of your work via web link to:

DO NOT send jpgs, mp3s, or other file types directly. Links only please.

Please repost this information and pass it along to anyone who may be interested. A deadline will be announced soon.

For additional information see: