Monday, February 25, 2008

Vanderbilt University Arts Calendar

Vanderbilt University Arts Calendar:

Find lectures, exhibit openings and receptions, film showings, performace & dance, poetry reading, music, etc.

Lowertown Art & Music Festival - Paducah, KY. Deadline: March 15, 08

Lowertown Art & Music Festival
Festival Dates:

Friday, May 23, 2008 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, May 24, 2008 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:00am - 4:00pm

Application Deadline: 3/15/08 Midnight CST
Notification: 3/22/08

All information and specifics can be found at:

International Fiber Collaborative seeks fiber panels to cover gas station..

Seeking Participants. The goal of the International Fiber Collaborative is to provide an opportunity for people who enjoy working with crafts, whether professional artists, hobbyists or students to come together from all over the world to express their concerns about their countries extreme dependency on oil for energy. Those who participate will crochet, knit, stitch, patch, or collage a 3' x 3' square fiber panel that will express each participants concern towards this topic. By taking the step to create a panel with any design, and sending it in, in the larger picture, is expressing your concern. Once all 800 panels are received, they will be sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station and gas pumps in central New York.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Call to artists: "Exploring the 23rd Psalm". Deadline: March 21, 2008


When: APRIL 25-27, 2008

Entries Due By: March 21, 2008

First Baptist Church, Nashville, "Exploring the 23rd Psalm"

All Tennessee artists are invited to explore the visual and spiritual richness of the 23rd Psalm through the creation of new and original works of art in their preferred style and medium (see Eligibility). No entry fee for is required and the festival is open to all artists in the State of Tennessee who are 16 years of age and over. Each artist may submit up to four entries with only one entry per theme, listed below with its accompanying passage:

Passage One: The Shepherd's Provision

Psalm 23:1-3
Passage Two: The Shepherd's Protection Psalm 23:4

Passage Three: The Shepherd's Care

Psalm 23:5

Passage Four: The Shepherd's Promise

Psalm 23:6


This will be a Juried show. The Jurors will select at least the top 5 works from each theme that will be featured on the website ( The Jurors and a representative of the FBC Arts Festival will select four works, one from each passage in the Professional Division, to receive Purchase Awards in the amount of $1000. They will also select four works, one from each passage in the Amateur and Youth Division, to receive Awards in the amount of $250. Certain pieces from the festival will be selected for purchase at the Pre Exhibition Party.


The arts festival is open to all artists living within the State of Tennessee who meet the age requirement and present work in the categories listed above. Generally, works will be accepted on paper, canvas, and fabric, as well as photography, stained glass, and sculpture. Crafts including jewelry, kits, copies, or prints will not be accepted. Work accepted into the arts festival must be appropriately framed and ready for wall mounting and must not exceed 48" in any direction. Glazing for works must be Plexiglass only; Sculpture footprint cannot be more than 24" x 36" or weigh more than 50 lbs.

Artists are to deliver their entries on Saturday, April 12, 2008, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm to the
Main Entrance of First Baptist Church Nashville, corner of 7th Avenue and Broadway in
downtown Nashville. Call 615/662-1411 for details.

All accepted entries must be available for sale on consignment (75/25) during the run of the
exhibit. This is not a fundraiser, and all net proceeds will be invested in art and ministry. In
addition, artists will be given the option to accept commissions based on their work during the
show on the same consignment basis through a designated member of the Arts Festival
Committee. Certain works will be given the option to remain on the website and available for ecommerce purchase for an undetermined number of months.

January 28 Call to Artists
February 9 Live Art Demo Day featuring Bob Snider (painting), plus passage interpretation
March 21 Deadline for entry forms from artists
April 1 Electronic submission of digital photographs of work due
April 6 Four week teaching series begins on 23rd Psalm
April 12 Art Delivery Day
April 17-18 Judging takes place
April 24 Pre Exhibition Party for all artists and Art Patrons, announcement of awards
6:00 pm
April 25 - Exploring the 23rd Psalm Arts Festival (times TBA)
April 27
April 27 Artists final reception and art pick up
4:00 pm


Initial Entry Form
Due March 21, 2008
Name: _______________________________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________
Phone: ____________________________ Email: _____________________________
_____ Professional Artists Division _____ Amateur/Youth Division
Indicate Passage for your entry or entries:
____ Passage One ____ Passage Two ____ Passage Three ____ Passage Four
Indicate the Artistic Media of your entry:
____ work on canvas
____ watermedia on paper
____ drawing/pastel
____ sculpture
____ photography
____ other
Indicate TITLE of your entry(ies) ________________________________________________
Indicate the PRICE you wish to display on your entry(ies): __________________________
Artist Demo Day: Please register for the Artists Demo Day, Saturday, February 9th at
10:00 a.m. Demo Day will be held at First Baptist Church, corner of 7th and Broadway.
We encourage all those considering entry to attend this live demo and interpretation of the
Mail or fax entries to:
First Baptist Church Arts Festival
Attention: Paula Barnes, Chair
108 Seventh Avenue South

Fax: 615/664-6003
Attn: Paula Barnes, Chair
FBC Arts Festival

Nashville Craft Mafia - Revolution of Craft. Deadline: March 7, 2008

Nashville Craft Mafia is now accepting applications for The Revolution of Craft!!

The Revolution of Craft will be held April 5, 2008 at The Cannery Ballroom from 11AM until 6PM. Please visit our site for more info.

Please also, consider sponsoring our event. Sponsorship to our event is a great way to get people to notice your business. Over 700 people came through the doors our last event, and with over 100,000 clicks to our website in only one month, that is a ton of exposure!
Sponsorship information and Applications are available on the site.
Please contact us with any ?'s you may have!

the Nashville Craft Mafia

Untitled Active Ingredient Call for artists: Deadline March 9, 2008

active ingredient call to artists

Upcoming film and discussion events scheduled for Sarratt Cinema

There are a number of upcoming film events scheduled for Sarratt Cinema that we wish to bring to your attention. These events are free and open to the public.

To mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by the United States, Vanderbilt University is offering a film and discussion series examining the war.

"The aim of this series is to bring home the reality and true cost of war by portrayals from many different angles - that of soldiers, their families, Iraqi citizens, the media, corporate profiteers and so on," said David C. Wood, Centennial Professor of Philosophy and organizer of the film series with JoEl Logiudice, director of the Office of Arts and Creative Engagement.

The Iraq War: 5 Years and Counting series begins 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, with a screening of The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends, a documentary by Patricia Foulkrod that follows young Americans through recruitment, training, combat in Iraq and their return home.

Discussions and responses led by Vanderbilt faculty and graduate students will follow each of the films. The first response will be led by Monica Casper, associate professor of sociology and director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program. Professor Casper will discuss the film, "The Ground Truth," in terms of masculinity and disability issues. She will also situate it in the personal context of a recent loss of a family member in combat.

The IRAQ WAR film series continues through March 30, for the complete schedule visit

Wednesday, February 20
Battle of Algiers
Presented by Communication Studies and Film Studies Program
A documentary-style depiction of the Algerian people's struggle to liberate themselves from France between 1954 and 1962. Winner of 11 International awards, nominated for 3 Academy Awards. French and Arabic with English subtitles. Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

Thursday, February 21
Presented by Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
First-ever South African film to win Oscar nomination, tells the story of a young Zulu mother who is HIV positive. Zulu with English subtitles. Director: Darrell James Roodt. Film introduction by Dr. Frank Dobson, director of Black Cultural Center and Darrell Smith, vice-president of the Africa Channel.

The rest of the schedule:
Saturday, Feb. 23, Turtles Can Fly by Bahman Ghobadi, set in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of the invasion of Iraq by the United States.

Monday, Feb. 25, The War Tapes by Deborah Scranton, the first documentary war movie filmed by soldiers themselves.

Thursday, Feb. 28, in the multipurpose room of The Commons, The Road to Guantanamo by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, a first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years at Guantanamo Bay without being charged with a crime.

Monday, March 10, Control Room by Jehane Noujam, a documenatry about Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet.

Tuesday, March 11, a lecture by Control Room star Josh Rushing on "Spin: The Art of Selling War." Rushing is a former U.S. Marine captain who served as spokesperson at Central Command in Doha, Quatar, during Operation Iraqi Freedom and currently is a military and current affairs correspondent at Al Jazerra English.

Sunday, March 23, Iraq in Fragments by James Longley, a documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.

Tuesday, March 25, Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers by Robert Greenwald, a documentary that takes the viewer inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq.

Thursday, March 27, No End in Sight, a documentary that chronicles Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy.

Sunday, March 30, In the Valley of Elah, a fictional drama based on the story of Richard Davis, an Iraq War veteran murdered after returning home in 2003. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon and Charlize Theron.

Monday, February 11, 2008

American Quilter's Society (AQS) Quilt Expo – Nashville: Deadline May 5, 08

American Quilter's Society (AQS) Quilt Expo – Nashville

Deadline: May 5, 2008 (RECEIVED)

AQS Quilt Expo – Nashville
August 20-23, 2008

Download the complete Contest Rules and Entry Form

* Limit of two entries per person, one entry per category.

* All quilts must be quilted by hand, by machine, or both.

* Quilts/needlework must have been finished between May 1, 2005, and May 1,
2008, and be in excellent condition.

* Quilts/needlework displayed in any previous AQS contest (Paducah or
Nashville) or made from precut or stamped kits are ineligible.


Quilting: Quilts in Bed or Wall Size

Quilter’s Choice Quilts (Width 48” to 110”; Length 48” or more)
Quilts made using any quiltmaking technique.

On The Wall Quilts (Width 30” to 60”; Length 30” or more)
Quilts made for display on a wall, using any quiltmaking technique.

SewTech: Made by Machine Quilts
(Width 48” to 110”; Length 48” or more) – Quilt or wallhanging made entirely by machine (domestic home sewing machine, longarm machine, or embroidery machine).

Guild Challenge: The Ultimate Guild Challenge Quilts
(Width 30” to 60”; Length 30” to 60”) – The quilt guild selects the top eight quilts from their guild challenge to enter in The Ultimate Guild Challenge.

Needlework: Stitched Pieces Made of Fiber
(Width 12” to 36”; Length 12” to 48”) Needlework piece made of cloth, thread, or yarn (that is not a quilt), using a single or multiple needlework techniques: crochet, embroidery (crewel, crossstitch, goldwork, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, white or black work),
knitting, lacemaking, needlepoint, needlepunch, tatting, or weaving.

Special: Abraham Lincoln Contest
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Quilts– (Width 48” to 110”; Length 48” or more)

The story of his life is one of commitment to the ideals of freedom, democracy, and equal opportunity. Quilts might be based on any of a variety of themes related to Lincoln, from his humble beginnings, nineteenth-century political culture, the Civil War, to Lincoln’s legacy today. Quilts must depict the life of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, by incorporating some aspect of his life or influence on our country. Quilts may be based on: a theme related to Lincoln, pictorial quilts, traditional quilt blocks (e.g., Abe Lincoln’s Log Cabin, Lincoln’s Platform, or the Lincoln Quilt), blocks relating to his birthplace or states where he lived, his quotes, or writings.

Check out these Web sites for more information on Abraham Lincoln and the bicentennial celebration:

NEW! $10,000 Best of Show Award
$5,000 Best Hand Workmanship Award
$5,000 Best Machine Workmanship Award
$3,000 Best Longarm Workmanship Award
$3,000 Best Wall Quilt Award

Additional prizes in each category:
1st Place: $1,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $ 750

Two Digital Images on CD-Rom or two 35 mm slides (one full view of completed quilt/needlework and one detail ofcompleted piece)

Entry fee
AQS members: $10.00 per quilt/needlework
Non-members: $30.00 per quilt/needlework

American Quilter’s Society
P.O. Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fusion 2008: Call for artists

Fusion 2008

March 29, 2008
City Hall
Nashville, TN

Fusion 2008 an urban chic showcase of local culinary, visual and musical artists will feature an impressive roster of Nashville musicians, budding visual artists, trendy culinary delights, a must-see fashion show and a silent auction. This event, organized by The Foundation’s Young Professional Board, will benefit the annual Young Adult Cancer Survivor Retreats.

We are looking for artists who might want to donate a piece to be in the silent auction at City Hall and all the money made goes to the Foundation. Also, we will be taking submissions for a show at Project A gallery. They only have enough room for 25 pieces, so the artist will have to pick one piece to submit for review (by Project A owners and curators) and will be contacted if they are in that show as well.

If anyone is interested, please have them email me with their name and web site at

Artists Forum: Pradip Malde & Greg Pond. Feb 8

Artists Forum
Friday, February 8, 6:30 p.m.
Rechter Room, FREE

Be inspired and take this opportunity to hear from artists Pradip Malde and Greg Pond as they discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work.

Both artists have exhibited around the country and the world, and are currently teaching at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Pond, assistant professor of art, conveys ideas through unexpected combinations of images and media seeking to engage the viewer to recast perceptions of the world by making new measuring sticks out of sound, light, and objects.

Malde, professor of fine arts and author of Poetry of Form, is a photographic artist who melds experience, focus, time, movement, and space to create compelling views of the world.

Image top: Greg Pond, monument for the memory of the ride over the pink mountain.Sound installation, 2007
Image bottom: Pradip Malde, heart sutra i, 2007

Lecture: "Aaron Douglas and the Fisk Murals..." Feb 7

"Aaron Douglas and the Fisk Murals Restoration: A Masterpiece Revealed"

Thursday, February 7, 6:30 p.m.

The FRIST Auditorium, FREE

Dr. Amy Kirschke, associate professor of art history at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, will discuss the Aaron Douglas murals at Fisk University and their recent restoration.

Image: Aaron Douglas (United States 1899-1979). Drama, 1930. Cravath Hall, Fisk University, Nashville

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: Feb 9

Sketch your favorite rollergirl!

The Nashville RollerGirls will be the featured models for the Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School on February 9th, 2008 from 3pm-6pm at The 5 Spot in East Nashville.

Please visit this link to pre-register and sign up to sketch your favorite rollergirl.
There will be contest prizes to include NRG merchandise and bout tickets. This will be a benefit with all proceeds going to the W. O. Smith Nashville Community Music School charity, so please come out and support local art and NRG!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Mamamade Market Spring 2008: Call for participants. Deadline: March 1, 2008

1. WHO

Looking for creative mothers- artists and high quality crafters to participate in Spring 2008 Mamamade Market.


We are a group of mothers (and a few Honorary Mamas) that possess creativity, an artistic eye, and the determination to see Mamamade products enjoyed by all. We value innovative design, handmade, and quality. Mamamade is about showcasing, promoting, and selling our creations. We are in our fourth year.


Market Day: Saturday April 26, 2008 (9am-2pm)

Applications due by March 1, 2008 for the $60 booth fee, after March 1st the fee is $75


Lillie Belle's in Franklin, TN. The sale will be in their *covered* back garden courtyard and will be accessible from the street.

5. WHY

Promotion and sales! We keep a website and will link to participant's individual pages ( The sale is open to the public, and will also benefit from the foot traffic coming from the Franklin Main Street Festival that is the same day just one block over! Expected traffic in downtown Franklin that day is 50,000- 100,000 people.


Tisra fadely:

Untitled: Active Ingredient call for images. Deadline Feb 14, 2008

If you are an artist and you are planning to participate in the Untitled spring show: Active Ingredient, the we need your art!

This is a call for images to send out with our press release.

What we need:

ready for print image of your work that you plan to show in Active Ingredient
Deadline: Feb 14, 2008

-cropped to show art only
-good, clear image quality
-no glare

Please also include:
-artist name
-size of original artwork in inches
-your website if available

Need some pointers on how to photograph your art?
Check out these links:

Send it to info(at)untitlednashville(dot)org for possible inclusion in our press release. We usually get some press for the show and the press people like to use pictures. Need help? Email us.