Monday, April 21, 2008

Call for artists/proposals: Shift Pause Play @ TSU: DEADLINE: August 1, 2008

Call for Artists/Proposals


Tennessee State University art spaces are administered by the Art Department are located in Elliot Hall on Tennessee State University's campus, minutes from downtown Nashville. The Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery regularly houses faculty and student shows and a wide variety of temporary exhibitions. The Space for New Media will house innovations in digital media, new media, video and electronic arts by African Americans as its mission. Programming of the Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery will mirror the programming for the adjacent the Space for New Media.

Recognizing the historical precedence of working with immediate communities to affect positive change (e.g. the civil rights movement) the Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery invites Nashville-area artists, collectives and curators to submit curatorial proposals for summer exhibitions (June-July) that support existing programming missions. In keeping with the mission, the Hiram Van Gordon gallery encourages proposals from artists and curators with diverse backgrounds.

In 2009 the theme is SHIFT, all proposals must include a written statement detailing how the proposed exhibition supports the existing programming vision. Please read information provided on the TSU Gallery web site before you organize and exhibition: Artists (2-3 person), collectives or curators interested in exhibiting in the Hiram Van Gordon at Tennessee State University should send the following:

• one page proposal detailing exhibition and how it supports the existing programming (for 2009: SHIFT for 2010: PAUSE for 2011: PLAY)

• resume, statement, and bio (all limited to one page)

•10-20 images of recent work in slide or digital format

-Slides should be labeled with name and number that corresponds to an image list with title, date, medium and if brief description of work (if applicable)

-CD should contain a pdf file that includes all images. Provide a paper copy of image list.

•SASE For return of materials (if requesting materials back)

•$10 processing fee

Deadline is August 1, 2008 for 2009 consideration

Submit materials and questions to:
Jodi Hays, Director/Hiram Van Gordon Gallery and Space for New Media
Department of Art, Tennessee State University

3500 John Merrit Blvd., PO Box 9562
Nashville, TN 37209

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Untitled Summer show 2008: Call for poster designs: Deadline April 30, 2008

Wanna design the poster for the next Untitled show?
Untitled's Summer Show 2008: "Multiple Origami"
Poster Design Contest
April 30, 2008
Kazu in Cummins Sation

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, including the Untitled website, MySpace, or any other promotional website or networking site, in numerous emails, press releases, show invites and wherever else Untitled artists would like to post the image to promote the show. A link will be added to your personal website or portfolio on the Untitled website and in promotional emails.

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. If we do not have a location confirmed, just add some text like "COOL VENUE 123 Main Street".

If you can't make the meeting but want to design a poster for consideration, have a friend bring it if possible.


digital, drawing, printmaking, photography, 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.

Posters can be full color or not, up to 11"x17”. Please keep in mind that we also print small postcard size fliers. The design will need to be scalable to a postcard size and readable or redesigned with text that is readable.

The important text & images to include:

+ image - the Untitled logo – Prominently displayed, undistorted and at least 3 inches long (download here: )
+ show date - June 13, 2008
+ 6-10 pm
+ free
+ one-night-only art exhibit
+ uncensored art for unlimited audiences
+ Venue name or logo : TBA
Venue address: TBA
Venue Logos:
none at this time

+ (easily legible)
+ image - the Metro Nashville
Arts Commission logo - undistorted and 1-3 inches long (download here: )
This logo is usually at the bottom or side of poster, along with any other sponsors' logos. Try to leave some room for small logos (if we have sponsors confirmed before printing).


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. Untitled reserves the right to request a designer to change the layout of the design or text style to effectively communicate the message of the poster to a viewer.

The final draft will need to be ready a week after it is chosen to be sent with the press release.

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.


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)


Creative Space studio - East Nashville

Creative Space is a secure 24/7 lockout, with flex space for bands, solo artist, photographers, gearheads, etc...

Tucked away in a little nook on the east bank of the Cumberland near LP Field.
400 Davidson St. Nashville, TN 37213

Gated entry, secure parking, climate controlled, clean restrooms, freight elevator, and most importantly convenience. 3 sizes of rooms, $300, $400, $500 per month.

Open for viewing Monday through Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm, while they last.
Located in former Leggot & Platt plant, entry gate is located directly beneath freeway overpass. Around back side, look for "personnel office".
You ARE in the right place. Or for a look outside those times, or any other questions, email

On MySpace:

Monday, April 14, 2008

"American Music" Art Exhibition: Danville KY: Deadline: April 30, 2008

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The Community Arts Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating and supporting the development of the arts and artists as valuable community resources; to providing attractive and flexible space for community-based arts and social activities for children and adults; and to uniting the efforts of artists and arts organizations for the benefit of the community at large.

Community Arts Center
401 W. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422

859.236.7993 or 236.4054

Call to artists:'Hybrids and Other Sorts': New Orleans: Deadline: May 5, 2008

Call to US based artists:

a call for 2D and 3D submissions from US based artists for group exhibition.

Receive deadline is May 5, 2008.

One artist from 3 finalists will be awarded a solo show at BECA gallery in New

Orleans to open October 4, 2008.

'Hybrids and Other Sorts'


/ –noun

- the offspring of two animals or plants of different breeds, varieties, species, or genera, esp. as produced through human manipulation for specific genetic characteristics.

- a person or group of persons produced by the interaction or crossbreeding of two unlike cultures, traditions, etc.

- anything derived from heterogeneous sources, or composed of elements of different or incongruous kinds

- a word composed of elements originally drawn from different languages


- bred from two distinct races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera.

- composite; formed or composed of heterogeneous elements.

- composed of elements originally drawn from different languages, as a word.

The world is full of hybridized peoples, cultures, places, ideas and things. We're interested in viewing your personal expression of these. Complete information and submission form may be found at: /my_weblog/call-to-artists.html

Melissa Roberts, co-director
Kurt Schlough, co-director
BECA gallery - Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 St. Joseph Street (across from the Contemporary Arts Center)
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 566-8999
Hours: Wed.-Sun. (11am-4pm) and by appointment

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lecture: “Modern Women? The Eight and Images of Women”: April 19, 2008

LECTURE @ Cheekwood

“Modern Women? The Eight and Images of Women”
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Potter Room, Botanic Hall @ Cheekwood
Alexis Boylan, Assistant Professor of Art History
University of Tennessee


March 8 - June 15

Gallery Talk: Monet to Dalí: April 17, 2008

Gallery Talk: Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.
Included with gallery admission

Join Trinita Kennedy, associate curator at the Frist Center, for a tour of Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art. This exhibition brings together more than 75 acclaimed European paintings and sculptures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including works by Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, and Vincent Van Gogh. Together, these works illuminate the spirit of innovation and creativity that marks one of the most extraordinary epochs in the history of art.

image: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Poplars at Saint-Rémy (Les peupliers sur la Colline), 1889. Oil on fabric; 61.6 x 45.7 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr. 1958.32. © The Cleveland Museum of Art

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dr. Sketchy's Cabaret Life Drawing featuring Diletta Delight: April 19, 2008

Cabaret Life Drawing
Nashville, TN


When many artists think "life drawing," they think of sterile rooms, bad lighting, and bored, silent, models with nary a hint of personality. Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School is here to change all that. This month Dr Sketchy's Nashville will be "Animated In April" !!

That's right, this is an Anime themed sketching session in anticipation of The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention coming to Nashville later this month! Our model will be MTAC's very own beautiful and animated mascot "Con Kitty" posing for your artistic enjoyment!

You will have the chance to participate in contests such as best use of your favorite childhood cartoon character or most colorful Kimono drawn on the model and more!

We will be awarding prizes such as passes to MTAC, Goon Comics and Gift Certificates from I Dream of Weenie and The Groove.

Dr. Sketchy's will "Animated In April"
Saturday April 19, 2008 at
The Five Spot in East Nashville
3 - 6 pm $10
w/ free parking & drink specials. (Nashville Branch) (Founding branch)

Jerry's Artarama "Super Demo Days": April 19-20, 2008

Jerry's Artarama "Super Demo Days" is an opportunity for artists of all ages to get together and learn different ways to paint, draw, spray-paint and more!

We'll be having artists from around the Nashville area come in to teach different styles of using art supplies to create great art! It's completely FREE and will be on the weekend of April 19th and 20th.

Demos will include how to use Montana Gold spraypaint, painting with palette knives, airbrushing on canvas, painting with watercolor and how to use modeling clay...just to name a few!
There will be door prizes and special discounts on art supplies that weekend!
The dates and times for the "Super Demo Days" are;
April 19th from 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm
and on April 20th from 1pm-4pm

Location is:
Phone number is 615-731-5901 and you can reach us everyday of the week;
(10am to 7pm monday-saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday)
Everyone interested in stopping by is welcome to call for directions!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project: Deadline: April 11, 2008

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

Submission form:

More info about Women's Work:

The submission deadline for Women’s Work is speeding at us: April 11. There’s been a bit of confusion about the date, so I’m going to say that submissions must be postmarked by that date.

We will consider a variety of works: staged readings or reader’s theater presentations of plays by women playwrights; performance pieces by women; films and documentaries by women; poetry readings; songwriters, choreographers; stand-up comics – you name it, we’ll consider it. TWTP will provide the stage; the woman artist will provide the work. The festival runs from May 9 – 25, and selected presenters will be given one festival performance time slot (any selected visual art submissions will be on display in the lobby during the run of the festival). Please note, if a presenter requires actors, musicians, dancers, etc., TWTP can provide the leads, but it will be up to the presenter to contact those people and arrange for their participation.

A submission form can be downloaded from our website ( There’s a small submission fee of $15.00, to help offset our costs; this fee will be waived for 2007 presenters.

I ask that you quickly forward this to any women artists you think might be interested. E-mail me [maryanna(at)twtp(dot)org], or call 615‑681‑7220, for more information or if you have any questions.

We’re looking forward to an even bigger and better festival than last year!


Founding Artistic Director
Tennessee Women's Theater Project

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Plate Tone Printshop is looking for new members!

Plate Tone Printshop is looking for new members!

We are a Nashville-based printmaking studio with current membership openings. Basic knowledge of printmaking is required in the context of a fine art practice. Members of the Printshop create work including but not limited to etching, monoprint, monotype, polyester plate lithography, relief processes and marbling. Through hands-on workshops, demonstrations and group exhibitions, members increase their knowledge of printmaking and connect to other working artists. Our goal is to foster a vibrant, local printmaking community.

The Printshop provides the opportunity for artists to have 24-hour access to specialized equipment. Our facilities include two etching presses, a large inking table, a low toxic etching bath (Ferric Chloride as opposed to Nitric Acid), a Solarplate exposure unit, a large paper soaking sink, and more. We use exclusively non-toxic and low toxic printmaking materials.

The studio is conveniently located right off of I-40 in a storefront space on Charlotte near the Italian Market and Southern Thrift, in the hip Sylvan Park district.

Plate Tone Printshop
5124 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

View our brochure online

and check out our website:

Questions? Email

Campus for a Cure-Relay for Life walk looks for artists: May 3, 2008

Campus for a Cure is organizing a group of artists interested in participating in the East Nashville Relay for Life on Saturday, May 3rd.

Interested artists are invited to walk to support finding a cure and ongoing further cancer research. All artists are invited including literary artists, musicians, visual artists, etc.

For more about Campus for a Cure visit:

artclectic 2008: Deadline May 23, 2008

VISIT for more info and application!

artclectic 2008 dates & times

Thursday, October 23
The Benefactors Party

Friday, October 24
Education Day
The Community Party

Saturday, October 25
Show open to the public

Sunday, October 26
Show open to the public


Application, Jury, and Notification Deadlines

  • May 23, 2008 Postmark applications
  • May 29, 2008 Deadline for hand-delivered applications
  • June 2, 2008 Jury convenes
  • June 23, 2008 Notification of selection (by mail and website)
  • July 14, 2008 Deadline for artists selected to accept the invitation to participate


Five images of recent work are to be submitted with the completed application and fee. They must accurately represent the body of the artist’s work to be exhibited at artclectic 2008. Past participants, please submit new images to be considered.

Images must be in digital form, a maximum of 1.8 MB. All 5 images are to be submitted on a CD and be labeled Image 1, Image 2, etc. Do not include your name under each image.

Artist Statement

Include an Artist Statement with your application. Sections may be read to the jury should a juror request that be done. You may wish to include a description of the materials and process employed to create the art.

All work must be original and handcrafted. Artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as his or her own creation.

No more than two artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included on the application form. Both must be present at artclectic 2008.

VISIT for more info and application!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Off the Wall Lecture, Part 2: "Ballet During the Time of Degas: The Dancer as Muse": April 10, 2008

Off the Wall Lecture, Part 2: "Ballet During the Time of Degas: The Dancer as Muse"
Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE

Join Paul Vasterling, artistic director for the Nashville Ballet, a Fulbright Scholar and an award-winning choreographer, as he discusses Edgar Degas’ view of the romantic ballet. As a life-long enthusiast of music and opera, Degas was a regular attendee of the Paris Opéra, both as an audience member and backstage visitor, giving him a unique perspective of the lives and work of the dancers there. This is the second of a three-part lecture series examining the Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition from various disciplines.

Artists' Forum @ the Frist -Ted Jones and Paul Grigsby : April 11, 2008

Artists Forum: Ted Jones and Paul Grigsby

Frist Center
919 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

April 11, 2008
Friday 6:30pm

Rechter Room, FREE

Artists Forum gives local and regional emerging and recognized artists an opportunity to discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Presenting artists from Fisk University: Ted Jones and Paul Grigsby.

CRAFT poster contest: Deadline: April 19, 2008

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Attached you will find a PNG of the CRAFT logo - additional Logos are uploaded to the Google Group:
and an example of the Spring Poster.
Please make the poster as 10 x 16 - CMYK(4/c) JPG or PDF
If your poster is chosen please note that we will resize for different cards and also do some as grayscale.
It needs to include the following information
The location - parking lot of the The Lipstick Lounge and their website
Day and Time - Sunday 11AM - 5PM
The dates of the Summer events - June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd
and in the case of rain the event will be held the following Sunday and our website - for more information goto
Please do not put your credit on your poster until it has been chosen - so it is a secret.
Posters designs must be in by April 19th 11PM
They will be posted to vote on April 20th - you will have until April 26th 11PM to place your vote
Winner will be announced on April 27th
To be printed and distributed at the May event - this will be the poster pickup.

Southern Appalachian International Film Festival Deadline: August 31, 2008

Southern Appalachian International Film Festival Deadline: August 31, 2008
Johnson City, TN

The Southern Appalachian International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for this year's festival, which will take place on the campus of East Tennessee State University in October 2008. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit

Fresh Air Arts Festival - Cookeville: Deadline: May 15, 2008

Fresh Air Arts Festival Deadline: May 15

Cookeville, TN
Painters and crafts artists are invited to apply for admission to the first-ever Fresh Air Arts Festival, set in historical Granville, TN. The festival, a juried event, is the first public show in the Upper Cumberland expressly intended to bring together "plein air" painters- artists who paint from life in the outdoors, or "open air"- and their peers in other painting styles, as well as in the fine art crafts. Demonstrations of all media are welcome. While the festival focuses on plein air painting, artists of all painting styles and craft media are welcome and encouraged to apply for exhibition and sales space. The festival will take place on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veteran's Park in Granville. For more information, call (931)265-0388.

Artists' Magazine Competition: Deadline May 1, 2008

The Artist's Magazine's 25th Annual Art Competition Deadline: May 1
Cincinnati, OH

The Artist's Magazine has issued a call for entries for its 25th Annual Art Competition. The competition is open to visual artists anywhere in the world. More than $25,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Artists can compete and win in 5 categories: Abstract/Experimental, Animal/Wildlife, Landscape/Interior, Portrait/Figure, and Still Life. For more information:

regional public art opportunity - Memphis, TN: Deadline: May 7, 2008

Regional Public Art Opportunities
(1) UrbanArt Commission (UAC) in Memphis, TN 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.
ELIGIBILITY: All artists who live in the tri-state area, which includes Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi
BUDGET: $50,000
DEADLINE: 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 7, 2008

INFORMATION:, or call Laura Caroline Johnson, Project Coordinator, at 901-525-0880.
Monday, April 7, at 5:30 PM a WORKSHOP will be held at the UrbanArt Commission office at 8 S. Third St., Suite 100, and is open to all artists who wish to learn more about the project and its guidelines.
(2) Riversculpture in Asheville, NC is seeking submissions for the Third Annual Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at French Broad River Park. The exhibition runs from September 1, 2008 to November 31, 2008 and includes interdisciplinary arts events on each weekend in September and October. The 14-acre park is located on the French Broad River, across from Asheville's River Arts District.
ELIGIBILITY: All sculptors from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
BUDGET: Stipend of $500 per sculpture plus insurance coverage
DEADLINE: May 31, 2008

PROSPECTUS: For additional questions e-mail or contact Robert Winkler at 828-225-3766

FILMS and more

The INTERNATIONAL LENS Foreign Film Series sponsored by
The Office of the Dean of Students

The last two films in series for spring don't miss them!
Free admission and open to the public.

Wed, Apr 9, 7 p.m., Sarratt Cinema
Film introduction by Professor Judith Mayne from Ohio State University,
sponsored by the French and Italian Department
(1943) France. Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot. This suspense thriller
portrays a small French village whose everyday existence is shaken by a
series of mysterious poison pen letters. French with English subtitles.

Event Held in Conjunction with LE CORBEAU film screening
Thurs, Apr 10, 3 p.m., 126 Wilson Hall
Lecture by Professor Judith Mayne from Ohio State University
Sponsored by the French and Italian Department
The lecture concentrates on the relationships between the Nazi occupiers of
France (1940-44) and the French filmmakers, actors, and writers who made the
choice to work for Continental Films, the Nazi-owned production company that
was the most powerful film institution in France during the war.

Wed, Apr 16, 7 p.m., Sarratt Cinema
Presented by the Spanish and Portuguese Department
Film introduction by Jason Borge, Spanish and Portuguese Department
(2004) Uruguay. Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll. A perversely
funny film set in Uruguay, depicts a lonely sock factory owner who convinces
his employee to pose as his wife to impress his visiting long-lost brother.
Winner of 17 International awards. Spanish with English subtitles.

INTERNATIONAL LENS SERIES screenings will continue in 2008-09
If you have any feedback on the program or wish to sponsor a film please


Wed, Apr 9, 10 p.m., Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center Auditorium
Free admission


ATTENTION STUDENT FILMMAKERS: Now Accepting Submissions for
Tues. Apr 15, deadline to submit online entry form, for info visit:
Sun. Apr 20, 5 p.m., deadline to submit films, deliver films to 310 Sarratt
For film festival schedule visit:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Panel Discussion w/ Rocky Horton @ Zeitgeist: April 8 6-8pm


Please join us in the gallery for a panel discussion featuring Dialogue artist and educator Rocky Horton, and Watkins College professors, Terry Thacker and Kelly Williams.

For more information on all events, please visit our website ( or call Janice Zeitlin or Lain York at 615-256-4805.

Harry Benson - talk with Brentwood Camera Club - April 1

World-renowned Scottish photographer Harry Benson will be the guest speaker at the April 1st meeting of the Brentwood Camera Club. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Mr. Benson is know for his iconic photos of the Beatles in the 60s, presidential photos from Eisenhower to the present, celebrity portraits, and war-zone photo-essays.

This special event will be sponsored by the Brentwood Camera Club and Canon, USA.

Location: Otter Creek Church gymnasium, 409 Franklin Rd, Brentwood. Drive to the back of the church and look for signs.

Date: Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Time: 6:00 p.m. social time, program starts at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for this rare visit by Mr. Benson!

Call for Entries: 1000 Handmade Greeting Cards: Deadline April 15, 2008


Deadline: April 15, 2008