Monday, May 19, 2008

Art-Nonymous Nashville looking for participants

New anonymous art group in Nashville.

Learn how to participate by signing up for the Google group on the blog:

Event is planned for the week of May 18-24, 2008.

Artist Loft Studios - The Mill at Lebanon

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

aRT hOUSE Classes-Painting and Bookmaking: June & July 2008

The aRT hOUSE Upcoming Classes

Painting Made Easy

Tuesday, June 3rd

6:30-8:30p $45pp

This is Whitney Ferre's monthly class where you complete an entire acrylic painting on canvas in the class time! You will learn easy, easy, step-by-step techniques that break down the painting process--anyone can do it!

Click HERE to e-mail Whitney to register.

Class will be held at Snow Gallery.


Bookmaking with Claudia Lee

Class to be held at SNOW GALLERY

June 1, 2 Origami Books

June 29, 30 Books with Coptic Bindings

July 13, 14– Books with Japanese Bindings

Each participant will make 4 or 5 small, beautiful books during the six-hour session and will have the knowledge to make lots more as very special gifts and keepsakes. For example, in the origami book class, we will make a Star or Flower book, a Caterpillar book, a Spiral Caterpillar book, a German Accordion book and a Triangle book. Books will be made of hand-made or recycled paper and are thus not only a labor of love but also a green product.

The cost of $85 per 6-hour session includes instruction, materials, yummy box lunch, and complimentary wine at day’s end!

Click HERE to download a WORD doc with even more class info.

Click HERE to register for the class.


Snow Gallery

1517 Dallas Avenue

Nashville, TN 37212



Monday, May 12, 2008

Nashville Craft Mafia - Revolution of Craft 2008: Deadline: May 28, 2008

Applications are now available for the June 21st event, The Revolution of Craft 2008. Applications will also be posted on the message board. If you had applied fort the first date that was postponed, we still have your application and will consider you for the June 21st event.

This is a juried event. Applications are due by May 28th and we will post the vendor list on June 1st.
Booth fee is $30.00 for member and $40.00 for non members. There is a $5 non-refundable application fee.
The show will be June 21st from 12:00pm until 8:00pm and will feature 50 vendors.

Please visit our site for more info.

Amy Culbertson
The Nashville Craft Mafia

Market Midway Saturday Craft fair at the Nashville Farmers Market

Market Midway Saturday Craft Fair
Nashville Farmers' Market

The new Saturday Craft at the Market will be every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning May 31st. The Craft Market is in the uncovered area between the two farm sheds. This area will now be closed to traffic
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There is room for 12 craft vendors, each occupying a 10’ x 10’ space. The fee to participate is $20 a day.

• Set-up time is between 9am and 11:00am. The event runs from 11 am - 4 pm
• Booth set-up and tear-down is your responsibility.
• The Nashville Farmers’ Market bears no responsibility for any damage, loss or theft to your wears, display materials and personal property.
• Please pick up around your booth area before you leave.
• Spaces are 10’ by 10’ and are numbered (1-12) on the pavement.
• The Farmers’ Market does not provide tables or tents.
• We highly recommend bringing a tent, and since the areas are accessible from several sides, bringing two tables.
• Tents will be on asphalt; as such you will be unable to stake tents. Please bring sand bags or weights to secure tents.
• All vendors must abide by the Farmers’ Market rules and regulations. They are available in the Market
offices or online at
• All Farmers’ Market vendors are required to have a Tennessee Sales Tax registration and a current business license.
• Applications will be accepted beginning on May 12th, 2008. You may fax, mail or email a copy of the application to the Market offices. If spaces are filled for the day, you will be placed on the waiting list.
• To help increase variety for shoppers, vendors are limited to two visits per month.
• Payments for booths are due no later than 4:30 p.m. the Monday prior to your visit. Any booths not paid for by then will be given to those on the waiting list in the order they were received.
• To qualify for the craft market you must first submit a photo, either electronically or physically, to the Market Manager that shows your product and a description of how you make the product. Artist and crafters that use a learned skill to produce their products are preferred and all vendors must make 70% of the item they are selling. Products that are assembled from kits will not be considered.

Business Name:

Please submit photos to:
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
phone: 615-880-2001 fax: 615-880-2000

Lost Boys & aRT hOUSE hold Kids ART Camp: May 28-30, 2008

The Lost Boys Foundation of Nashville &


will be holding Kids ART Camp

May 28, 29, 30th noon to 4p
for rising 1st through 5th graders!

The mask above was created by one of the Lost Boys artists.

During camp, each child will work as a team with one of the Lost Boys to create a collaborative mask that will be featured in the next Art Opening at The Lost Boys Studio!

They will learn the process behind both clay and ceramic masks an the stories behind why the Lost Boys create these masks!

The cow sculpture below is an example of what The Lost Boys traditionally made from clay dirt from river banks as they travelled from Sudan to Ethiopia to Kenya.

They played with cows like our kids play with action figures. In their culture, wealth was measured by how many cows you had and the men spent their days herding and tending to the cows. The Lost Boys had been violently separated from their families at the young ages of 5-9yrs. (If they were any older they could stay to fight, any younger and they could not run fast enough!)

Each camper will be given a cow created by one of Nashville's Lost Boys an the be given the opportunity to paint/decorate it.

During Art Camp

campers will also paint a canvas, depicting what is important for them to have in their "village". They will sample traditional African snacks and learn traditional stories that The Lost Boys were told when they were children, first by their families and then by each other as they were forced to survive without their families.

ALL MONIES received from camp fees are going to The Lost Boys Foundation and to The Lost Boys who will be taking time off from work to teach out children.


brought to you by tHE aRT hOUSE &

The Lost Boys Foundation of Nashville


When: May 28, 29, 30th noon to 4p

Where: The Lost Boys Studio on 4th Ave.

How much: $120 per child ($50 deposit due with registration) *ALL proceeds go to benefit The Lost Boys Foundation

Who: Rising 1st graders-5th graders

Click HERE for a registration form.

During the 3 days our children will be exposed to painting, sculpture and mask making. They will be taught by The Lost Boys Artists and aRT hOUSE artists. They will learn traditional African stories, songs and games.

Our hope is that this experience will illustrate to our children the importance of our global community and how we can take care of each other.

We highly recommend watching the movie "God Grew Tired of Us" that documents the plight of The Lost Boys of Sudan.

e-mail Whitney with any questions or to reserve your child's spot:

Friday, May 9, 2008

Dialogue 2: Photography, panel discussion @ Zeitgeist: May 13, 2008

Dialogue 2: Photography, panel discussion

PANEL DISCUSSION at Zeitgeist in Hillsboro Village, TUESDAY, EVENING MAY 13th 6-8PM

Zeitgeist will host the second panel discussion from the Dialogues exhibition series this Tuesday from 6 to 8PM in the gallery to address topics related to the medium of photography (see last week's Tennessean article on the first panel held for the medium of painting).

Invited panelists are: Caroline Allison (artist and Watkins College professor of photography), Wendy Koenig (professor of Art History at Middle Tennessee State University and ArtPapers contributor), and Pradip Malde (artist and University of the South, Sewanee photography professor).

address: zeitgeist 1819 21st Avenue South in Hillsboro Village

We hope to engage viewers to explore the wealth of art and artists in our area. Our goal as a gallery is to be a resource to those viewers who value the connection between the visual arts and the Nashville community at large and to provide a richer experience for those moved by the art, the artists, and the creative process.

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

zeitgeist gallery

phone: 615-256-4805


Date: Wed. June 4th, 2008
Time: 9:00-11:15a.m.

Co-Sponsor: Legal Aid Society
Location: TBD

The title says it all! Neil McBride will discuss issues faced by lawyers who advise nonprofit organizations. Neil has nearly 30 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations as the Director of Rural Legal Services of Tennessee and in his current role as General Counsel to the Legal Aid Society. He also teaches a clinical seminar on representing nonprofit corporations at the University of Tennessee College of Law. TNVLA is delighted that he has agreed to share his considerable knowledge with us. This will be a great program for TNVLA volunteer lawyers and others interested in working with nonprofit organizations.

This program is FREE and open to the public. There is a fee for lawyers seeking CLE credit: $50 for TNVLA Member Lawyers; $70 for Non-Members (for 2 hours CLE credit). If you would like to attend, you must RSVP to by Mon. June 2nd.


TNVLA presents:

Date: Thurs. May 29th, 2008
Time: 5:00-6:30p.m.

Co-sponsor/Location: Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Ave.

This seminar will introduce many basic elements of copyright law including notice, registration, and term, as well as include a discussion of works for hire and fair use. Presented by Alex MacKay and Tara Aaron, TNVLA volunteer lawyers from Stites & Harbison.

This program is FREE and open to the public. There is a fee for lawyers seeking CLE credit: $35 for TNVLA Member Lawyers; $50 for Non-Members (for 1.5 hours CLE credit). If you would like to attend, you must RSVP to by Wed. May 28th.

Portrait Painting Class @ Battle Ground Academy: June 23-June 27

Portrait Painting Class

This one-week course will cover portrait painting working in a limited oil palette.

The first two days will concentrate on working with an oil wash technique to create a full tonal painting of the portrait.
This technique is a great transition from drawing to painting. The aim will be to create a finished study using this technique.
The last three days, utilizing a direct method of painting, we will be working with a limited palette of 4 colors of white, black, yellow ochre and cadmium red.

Basic supplies will be provided. Additional supplies may be purchased individually.

Contact Alison Logan with questions at or Mark Rogers at BGA at 615-567-9019.

June 23-June 27 1pm-4pm Grades 9-Adults - rising Freshman welcome!


Location: Battle ground Academy Art Room, Upper School

artEMBRACE Summer Session Classes begin June 2nd

artEMBRACE Summer Session Classes will begin June 2nd! Don’t miss the chance to connect with your neighbors, learn something new, and be inspired to create something great! This time around we’re offering wonderful classes such as:

Jewelry-Making w/Pam Hall: Walk in, bang on some copper and precious stones, 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, and you-name-it.

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

Traditional Ballroom Dance 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! Open to all ages.

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.

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.

Classes last for either six or eight weeks. Non-Y-members pay a $45 Program Fee that is good for 12 months. Download the Registration Form and full Summer Class Schedule at: artembrace.html.

To register for a Class: Fill out and mail the Registration Form to:
artEMBRACE, 1021 Russell Street, Nashville, TN 37206 or come by a few minutes before the class. Call Gerry Walker at 615-533-1590 or e-mail with additional questions.

Artist Retail Booth Space available in East Nashville/Inglewood

Artist Retail Booth Space available in East Nashville/Inglewood.
Affordable 6'x12' booths/areas at $300 plus 10% commission. All inclusive, sales handled, taxes, utilities, insurance & advertisement.
Larger Spaces Available
6'x12' space could be shared with another artist easily.

Please call for additional information.

Carla Neet
Neet Designs

part time instructors needed - Volunteer State

Part-time instructors needed:

The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Volunteer State Community College is seeking adjunct instructors for Introduction to Art (Art Appreciation). It is a college level course the meets for 3 hours per week. Sections are 1 night, or 2 and 3 day spits. Fall and Spring semesters are 15 weeks; summer semester is daily for 5 weeks. The base pay rate for this 3 credit lecture course is $1425. Faculty must hold an MA, MFA, or PhD in Art or Art History.

Volunteer State is located in Gallatin, about 35 minutes north of downtown Nashville. We are a small, but strong program offering University Parallel courses in the arts.
If you would like more information contact Claire Hampton, Professor
of Art VSCC. or 615-230-3220 .
Applications are submitted at, see "jobs".

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Off the Wall Lecture, Part 3: “Edouard Manet and the French Impressionists: Artistic Cross-Pollination” - May 15, 2008

Off the Wall Lecture, Part 3: “Edouard Manet and the French Impressionists: Artistic Cross-Pollination”
Thursday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE

Dr. Mishoe Brennecke, associate professor and chair of the department of Art and Art History at the University of the South, presents the final lecture of a three-part series that examines the Monet to Dalí exhibition from various disciplines. The speaker will examine Edouard Manet’s relationship to French Impressionism, including the impact of his works of the 1860s and 1870s in particular, as well as the reciprocal influence of French Impressionism on Manet’s works during the later years of his life. This is the final of a three-part lecture series examining the Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition from various disciplines.

Films at the Frist: Lust for Life: May 9, 2008

Films at the Frist: Lust for Life
Friday, May 9, 7:00 pm
Auditorium, FREE

Based on the novel by Irving Stone, Lust for Life is a brilliant portrait of the relationship between the tormented painter Vincent van Gogh (played by Kirk Douglas) and his friend Paul Gauguin (played by Anthony Quinn). Beautifully captured, the film is an exquisite feast of color orchestration.

Directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1956, 122 minutes. Not Rated

Call for images - Untitled Summer show "Multiple Origami": Deadline: May 15, 2008

DEADLINE: May 15, 2008
If you are planning to participate in the summer show, send in your images. If you have an image ready for print send it to 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.
Images that are not ready for print will not be used.

What we need:
ready for print image of your work that you plan to show in next Untitled show. (One image per artist please)

- 300dpi

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

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

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

Plate Tone Printshop Tour - May 11, 2008

Do you want to see Plate Tone Printshop?

On Sunday, May 11, we are hosting a Tour of the Printshop. This will be an informal thing where people can drop by and look at the shop, and learn more about what we offer. The Printshop is a membership organization usually closed to the public, so this is a good chance to see the presses and our workspace. It's not an art show type open house, just a tour of the shop. We'll be there from 1-4, you can come by at your convenience.

Plate Tone Printshop
5124 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

We are a 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.

Look for the the gold dome roof Amsouth bank. We are next to Zigns sign store, with the orange plaid curtain. There is a parking lot behind the building.

View our brochure online

and check out our website:

estel gallery call for entries - drawing exhibition. Deadline: May 31, 2008

Estel Gallery is currently accepting submissions for its August 2008 exhibition of drawings August 1 - 30, 2008, opening reception August 2, 2008. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2008.

Most artists can trace their initial interest in art to the drawings they first made as children. Yet as an art form, drawing has become less appreciated with the increase in variety of art media available and the notion of what is considered art. This summer Estel Gallery dedicates its walls to artists who have continued to refine their skills and creativity through the art of drawing, pushing it to new levels.

For more information, see the guidelines at

Typeface tour downtown Nashville: May 10

Graphic designer Griffin Norman and "Works with Words" artist Dan Brawner will lead a tour of interesting typefaces used on signs and buildings in downtown Nashville. Meet in NPL Art Gallery located on 1st floor at 11am. Rain or shine - don’t forget your walking shoes.

Saturday May 10
Nashville Public Library

For more information contact Liz Coleman at 862-5800 or

Friday, May 2, 2008

International Black Film Festival Call for Films: Deadline: July 31, 2008

The International Black Film Festival (IBFF) of Nashville announces its dynamic four day event highlighting the newest work in independent cinema, will take place October 15 - 18 in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Impressively, the Rage Magazine recently designated IBFF one of the "50 Things We Loved in 2007." IBFF is rapidly making a name for itself on the festival circuit, hosting premieres, engaging panels and attracting noted filmmakers, VIP's and celebrities from around the globe.

IBFF is now accepting submissions until July 31, 2008 and is dedicated to discovering emerging filmmakers and promoting their work. All official IBFF film selections receive tremendous exposure, reaching the festivals broad audience that attracts representatives from distribution companies and leading industry film executives. After screening at IBFF, a number of films have received international recognition and distribution offers.

Accepted filmmakers receive an all access festival pass, informative panels, enjoy fabulous parties and wonderful screenings. Selected films are eligible for awards. Screen your film and immerse yourself in Nashville's diverse and dynamic entertainment community. Submit your film today!

IBFF is open to independently produced national and international films in the following genres:
Short Narrative, Feature Narrative, Documentary Long/Short and Animation. Also accepting faith-based, health & environment and sports-related films.