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: