Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NowPlayingNashville.com artist profile registry


If so, follow these simple instructions to get your Artist Profile listed on NowPlayingNashville.com, Middle Tennessee’s newest online events calendar featuring information about music, theater, dance, sports, kids and family activities, and other entertainment options!

> Click onto http://www.nowplayingnashville.com/profile/login.

> Click on New Profile Registration.

> Read the submission steps and complete profile. Once complete, click Submit Your Artist Profile at the bottom of the form.

> You will receive a confirmation email with validation link (you will only receive this email the first time you register).

> Open the email and click the validation link.

> Your profile will then be flagged for approval by a member of the content management staff.

> Once approved, your profile will appear on NowPlayingNashville.com and you will then be able to login and make changes whenever you'd like!


A great feature of Artist Profiles is the ability to link your profile with your events that are listed on NowPlayingNashville.com. Below are steps to have your Events listed on NowPlayingNashville.com. However, before you enter an event, please search the website using the search toolbar at the top of the page. We may already be listing your events and we do not want to receive duplicate listings or have you take the time to submit events that are already listed!

> Click onto www.nowplayingnashville.com.

> Using search toolbar at the top of the page, check to see if your event is already listed. If not, then proceed with the remaining steps.

> Click on Submit Listings on the upper right hand corner of the screen.

> Select Submit Events and read the submission form guidelines.

> If your event matches the criteria, complete the event submission form (including images, if available).

> Click Submit Record when finished to submit your event.

artEMBRACE - spring classes w/ updates

artEMBRACE Center Spring Session Classes begin on Monday, April 7th (Saturday morning class added!) and run for six weeks.

All supplies are included in the Workshop fee. Non-Y-members pay a 12- month $45 Program Fee that is good 'til 2009.

Download the Registration Form and full Spring Class Schedule at:http://www.ymcafunco.org/artembrace.html.

Jewelry-Making w/Pam Hall: Walk in, bang on some copper and precious stones, then walk out with a pair of fabulous earrings and a bracelet!

Wheel-Throwing Pottery w/Dwight Laughlin: Learn how to throw, trim, bake, and glaze your very own plates, pots, vases, you-name-it.

Restorative Yoga (FREE for Y-Members) w/ Margaret Harris: Restore balance and focus each week.

Creative Movement for Kids w/ Vakeyshela: Kids gotta move, right? So get 'em movin' right with Vakeyshela! Saturday Mornings.

Latin Ballroom Dance (Beginner/Intermediate) w/Merrida Childress:
Learn to Cha Cha, Salsa, and Meringue in only six weeks!

Traditional Ballroom Dance (Beginner/Intermediate) w/Jasmine Shinnes:
This class offers The Tango, Waltz, and more.

Kidz Klay w/Kathy Townsend: Your child will be encouraged to let his/ her creative light burn brightly. And have fun playing in clay, of course!

West African Drumming for Families w/Billy Ramirez: Why not burn some calories, explore world cultures, and make fantastic music with your whole family? Come boogie with Billy!

Acrylic Painting for Adults w/Cindy Marie Wunsch: In this class you will create a mixed media collage that will represent all those dreams and aspirations that you have in your heart and you desire to manifest in your life. Throughout this process, you will use paper, fabric, wax, string, ink, paint and anything that you can imagine to develop a finished canvas that you can hang in your home as a daily reminder that what you dream can become your reality. Beginners welcome.

Acrylic Painting For Families: Explore your deepest creative intuitions with your entire family. The theme of "family" and what this expression means to you will be visited through the art you create in this workshop.

To register for a Class: Fill out and mail Registration Form to: YMCA artEMBRACE, 1021 Russell Street, Nashville, TN 37206. Registration Forms/Flyers are also available at your local YMCA. Call Gerry Walker at 615-533-1590 with additional questions.

Gerry Walker
Director, YMCA artEMBRACE
1021 Russell Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 533-1590
(615) 226-6427 (fax)

Call for Public Art - Memphis: Deadline: 5-7-08

Countrywood/Fletcher Creek Park
Memphis, TN
Deadline: 5/7/08

The UrbanArt Commission (UAC) is seeking an artist to create a fun and unique public art enhancement for Countrywood Park, soon to be renamed Fletcher Creek Park. The top three residential priorities for the installation include: promoting community interaction and bringing people of all ages together, linking the project with the surrounding environment, and including an innovative educational aspect. The location within the park and nature of the enhancement is to be left up to the artist.

The budget for this artwork is $50,000. All artists who live in the tri-state area, which includes Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, are invited to submit their proposals by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 7, 2008.

Also, a workshop will be held at the UrbanArt Commission office at 8 S. Third St., Suite 100 at 5:30 PM, Monday, April 7, and is open to all artists who wish to learn more about the project and its guidelines.

The full guidelines for proposals can be found on the UAC website, www.urbanartcommission.org, or by calling Laura Caroline Johnson, Project Coordinator, at 901-525-0880.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire: April 17 - June 26

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire
Spring 2008

April 17 - June 26th

Please note: This class has been rescheduled.
There will be no March classes.

This class focuses on sculpting, but students are welcome to paint or draw.
A model changes poses every third week.
Alan will provide clay for those sculpting and fire pieces free of charge.
Students who choose to paint or draw should bring their own supplies.

Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm
No Registration.

Classes held in LeQuire Studio.
4304 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN

LeQuire Gallery
4304 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 298-4611

For more information call 615 298-4611.

Music City Arts tv9: Call for artist interpretation of logo

Greetings Fellow Artists ~

Music City Arts tv9 (MCA tv9) is twenty-four hours of music, art, theater and dance spanning all genres, countries, and time periods. We are a non-profit 501c3 whose mission is to educate, entertain, and promote the arts community of Nashville, Tennessee

We are carried on Comcast Cable channel 9, serving the Metro-Davidson/ Nashville community.

One component of our programming day is devoted to the Classic Arts Showcase.You can't miss us while scrolling through the endless assortment of reality TV shows or Britney's latest drama - we're the channel with an opera playing over an old silent film clip, a classical overture layered over the paintings of Edvard Munch, or a Japanese ballet. We have recently acquired the technology to more actively control our programming. This means, we can attach our logo to the channel, let people know how to contact us, and solicit donations.
While we will most definitely continue carrying Classic Arts Showcase, MCA tv9 will, in the near future, offer you an exciting assortment of live musical concerts, theatre productions, art films, and documentaries.

Really, the sky's the limit to what we can do for the Nashville creative community and its fans.

We are having a benefit to raise money for arts programming on Friday April 4th at the Basement on Eighth Ave. We will be launching our channel on April 1, 2008. Please keep an eye out for us in the local press!

We want to know what you, as the community, wants to see.

We also would like to invite all of Nashville's visual artists to reinterpret our logo - to put their own special, creative spin on it!
We hope to use these versions of our logo for station ids and promotional materials.

Interested in helping support our cause? Drop me a line and let's talk about how we can work together to make our arts community stronger, more visible, and better connected!

Thanks for your time!
Brittany Conner
Metropolitan Educational Access Corporation 120 White Bridge Rd #46 Nashville, TN 37209 bconner.meac@comcast.net


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Faith Wilding @ Watkins. April 17, 2008

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Faith Wilding

April 17

Reception 6pm

Lecture 7pm

Watkins Theatre

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

A reception will precede each lecture. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, or inks to artist websites, click here.


Call to Artists - Flying Solo Exhibition Series. Deadline: April 11, 2008

Call to Artists - Flying Solo Exhibition Series
Nashville International Airport
Nashville, TN

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2008, 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and Arts at the Airport announce a Call for Proposals for the Flying Solo Exhibition Series at Nashville International Airport. The exhibition opportunities are open to Tennessee artists or artists who have a strong connection to Tennessee.

The complete Call to Artists is available on the Nashville International Airport website www.flynashville.com. The Direct link to the CFP is http://www.flynashville.com/arts/callforprop.aspx

Artists must comply with the submittal requirements described in the Call for Proposals to be considered.

Please post, distribute or forward.

Arts at the Airport

artEMBRACE Center in East Nashville classes - March, April 2008

After two successful seasons, the artEMBRACE Center in East Nashville is now headed into our next round of classes!

We thank you for growing with us, and we strive to become your choice in Neighborhood Creative Arts Enrichment Workshops and Classes.
Please tell us what you want. And tell everyone you know about us - word of mouth is the BEST form of advertising.

So we're ADDING SOMETHING NEW!!!! Write down these Thursday dates:
March 13, 20, 27, & April 3.

artEMBRACE now offers Interim Workshop Series in Latin Ballroom Dance (6:30pm), Traditional Ballroom Dance (7:30pm), Wheel-Throwing Pottery (6:30pm), and Intermediate/Advanced Jewelry-Making (6:30pm).

So if you can't wait until artEMBRACE Spring Session begins (Monday, April 7th), just come join one of the above Classes - and bring a friend!

Prices for artEMBRACE Interim Workshop Series:

Dance Workshops with Merrida Childress: $30 ($40 for non-YMCA-members)

Wheel-Throwing Pottery with Dwight Laughlin: $80 ($90 for non-members)

Jewelry-Making with Pam Hall: $32 ($42 for non-members)

To register, call Gerry or Dimesa at (615)259-3418 x72555 or just come on in 10 minutes early on the first night of your Series. We'll get you registered for the Class.

coming in April: African Drumming for Families.

Dimesa Lee
Coordinator, YMCA artEMBRACE
1021 Russell Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(615)259-3418 x72555
Fax (615)226-6427

Dr Sketchys Anti Art School Nashville presents March Madness: March 8, 2008

Dr Sketchys Anti Art School Nashville presents March Madness with burlesque startlet Bella De Ball.

Come join in all the madness as Dr Sketchy's delves into the world of Easter bunnies and a drunken leprechaun.

Enter the unusual drawing contests and win prizes from local sponsors:
Harlow Salon on Music Row, Music City Burlesque, The Hip Zipper & The Good Comics.

Saturday March 8th 3-6 pm $10 The 5 Spot

for more info check out:

Seminar: Basics of Running an Arts Organization - TNVLA. March 25, 2008

Seminar: Basics of Running an Arts Organization I Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

5:00 - 6:30 PM, March 25

Tennessee Art League, 808 Broadway

Throughout 2008, TNVLA will be presenting a series of seminars on the legal aspects of running an arts organization. Whether you're the full time Executive Director of a cultural institution or an artist serving as the secretary of a small theater company in your "spare" time, these workshops have something for you. The first installment will discuss employment matters and contract fundamentals. For more information, contact TNVLA at (615) 312-7224 or info@tnvla.org. Presented by Vanderbilt University Law School Community and Economic Development Legal Clinic students, this program is free and open to the public. RSVP is required to info@tnvla.org.

Workshop: Art is Within You - March 8 2008

Workshop: Art is Within You - The Art in Your Subconscious - Finding Your Authentic Self

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, March 8

In this workshop, artists will investigate their subconscious to see what thoughts are sabotaging our art success, go to the roots of their art passion and find out where their "wires got crossed," look at their "struggle patterns" and learn tools to transform them. Workshop will be led by artist Juliana Ericson, a professional artist who was Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville" Visual Artist for 2006. For more information, contact Juliana at (615) 482-3535 or juliana-art@comcast.net.


Tennessee Arts Commission Cultural Tourism Grants Deadline: March 25
These grants are available to any nonprofit organization or government entity chartered in the state of Tennessee. All projects must have an arts focus and at least one primary partner (or the applicant) must be an arts-focused entity. All potential applicants must discuss their projects with Leigh Patton, director of community arts development, by March 18, prior to submitting an application. For more information, click here.
Tennessee Arts Commission Grants
Grant categories 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). The grants will be available for fiscal year 2009, which begins July 1, 2008 and ends June 30, 2009. Applications and guidelines can be found online at www.arts.state.tn.us.
National Endowment for the Arts "Grants for Arts Projects"
Grant categories include Access to Artistic Excellence, Challenge America: Reaching Every Community, Fast-track Review and Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth. For application or guidelines, click here.