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.

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