Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Call for artists - NAA Nashville Artists Studio Tour - Sept 13, 2008: Deadline: Aug 15, 2008

Dear Artists,

Do you have a studio in Davidson County? Are you available to work in your studio on Saturday, September 13th, 2008? If so, we want to get you registered for the NAA Nashville Artists Studio Tour!

Tour Details:
NAA presents "A Nashville Artists Studio Tour"
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10am – 4pm Studio locations throughout Davidson County (map will be provided to tour goers)
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of event

Studio Tour Preview Exhibition
Friday, September 12, 2008, 6-9 pm
Location TBA
$5 suggested donation at the door

Artist Participation:
To register for the tour, you must have a studio in Davidson County and you MUST COMMIT TO WORK IN YOUR STUDIO ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, FROM 10AM – 4PM. Participation is FREE for all artists although we ask that artists donate 15% of any sales that result from tour visitors to NAA to help support future tours.

To register for the tour, e-mail the following information BY AUGUST
15 to studiotour@areaarts.org:

-Studio address (including zip code)
-Phone number
-E-mail address
-Website URL (if you have one)
-Your discipline (painting, sculpture, ceramics, video, mixed-media,
-Your studio location (in your house, garage, building, etc.) -A jpeg of your studio/gallery at 300 dpi (ideally sized at 720 x 480 pixels, for inclusion in publicity slide show). You can also include a JPEG of your work if you’d like.

Artists can also submit up to three digital images (JPEGs at 300dpi) to be considered for the Juried Studio Tour Preview Exhibition. The Jurors will be NAA Founders Adrienne Outlaw and Susan Knowles and NAA Director Jenny Gill.

Studio Tour Tickets:
Encourage your patrons, friends, and neighbors to attend the Studio Tour and Preview Exhibition! Advance tickets will be $10 (sold online or at Preview Exhibition); tickets purchased on the day of the event are $12. Online tickets will be available in late August – we will send a form e-mail to all registered artists that you can use to invite your contacts to attend the tour.

Purchase options:
Starting in late August, Advance Tour Tickets can be purchased online for $10 – we accept all major credit cards. Online purchasers will pick up tickets and maps at the Preview Exhibition or from the Exhibition Location on the morning of the tour. Tickets will also be for sale at the Preview Exhibition for $10 (cash or check only). On the day of the event, tickets will be available from 10am – 2pm for
$12 at the exhibition location. The tour is free for kids and teenagers under 18 years of age and for art students at universities that are institutional members of NAA.

The Preview Exhibition is free for participating artists and their immediate families, although artists who are able to pay the suggested donation are encouraged to do so to help support NAA.

To register for the tour or if you have any questions, write to studiotour@areaarts.org.

Nashville Area Arts

Call for artists - 2nd Annual Art for Animals - Nov 13, 2008

Calling Local Artists!

On Thursday, November 13, 2008, NashvillePAW Magazine will host our
2nd Annual Art for Animals, a very special art gallery event benefiting local spay and neuter programs. The event will be held from 6-9pm at HA Gallery in Nashville. We would like to invite you to be a part of the festivities and to help us support local spay and neuter by submitting your artwork!

Last year's inaugural event was a smash hit, raising over $5,500 as nearly 200 guests enjoyed an evening filled with local art, wine and hors d'oeuvres, as well as a fabulous silent auction. The event was featured as the Nashville Scene's "Pick of the Week" and received rave reviews from artists and attendees alike. This year, the event will benefit Fix for Life, a new high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter clinic located in Lebanon and operated by the Humane Association of Wilson County.

This is not only a wonderful chance to help support local spay and neuter, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to promote your work within the community. All mediums are considered, although animal-themed art, abstracts and contemporary work wsa especially popular with our guests last year.

Please contact for event details and artist opportunities.

Thank you for your time... and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

For the Animals,

Heather Davis
Publisher & Editor

NashvillePAW Magazine

P.O. Box 160087
Nashville, TN 37216
Phone: (615) 712-8500
Fax: (615) 469-3808
Email: NashvillePAW@aol.com

Middle Tennessee's Award-Winning Resource
for Pet Lovers & the Animal Welfare Community

Visit us online at www.NashvillePAW.com!

Oil painting for the complete beginner - Annie Tagg - August, September, October 2008



Interested in alternative life, ideas and art? A cooperative is promoting an exciting project that we hope you will take interest in. On August 19th we are taking a classic East to West roadtrip to "Promote a More Cooperative Economy." The trip is a living work of art that will pass thru many American cities on it way from Nashville to New York to San Fransisco and back. Of the many highlights will be events at the Hotel Chelsea, NYC - The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - And The Burning Man Project in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada and much, much more.


All artists that join us along the way will be showcased on the various promotional venues that will be used. We will be streaming the revelry on the 'MoBus' the entire trip as well as live blogging, vloggin' and filming all events for national press. We have a creative foundation that artists can get global recognition.

Please see the below links for more information.


Join Our Google Group!


Thank you for your consideration, if you are interested please contact me. If you know someone that may be interested please forward this email. All the best, I am


*** We will have meeting each Monday until the MoBus departs.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Call for artists - 8 OrangePai Art Gallery

8 OrangePai Art Gallery August 21-27, 2008

I. Mission Statement:

Public health, in no doubt, needs a stronger prescription for awareness of well-beings. According to the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC), 16 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2007 hemorrhaged to total health care spending.

The debut of 8 OrangePai Art Gallery on August 21-27, 2008, is a great event to orchestrate a diverse group of medical professionals, who are amateurs of art. A belief, which visual aid is art, circumvents not only the lethargy of patients’ chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, mental disorders, or malicious cancer, but also the gratitude of cheerfulness.

With this promulgation of art for health to the public, more people are aware of their physical conditions and show appreciation of art.

P.S. Combining two parts together-medical and artists groups, who are in different fields to show arts is a great way to promote health.

II. When:

August 21-27, 2008

III. Art Location:

219 Fifth Ave North, Nashville, TN 37219. (Next to the Dollar General and across The Historic Arcade)

IV. Activities:

1) Art Show 2) Musical concert 3) Silent Auction 4) Opening/Refreshments

5) Seminars 6) Published art book

V. Help Needed:

1) Volunteers 2) Marketing sales 3) Event sponsors 4) Paintings 5) Donations to the Dispensary of Hope 6) Talented people

VI. Items:

Art gallery comprises of oil/color paintings, photographs, cartoons, illustrations, wood work, poetry, or short stories.

VII. Contact Information:

Fifi Pai, PharmD., President

8 OrangePai Publishing

Mobile: (615)305-9466

Email: paififi@hotmail.com

Note: Application Form Enclosed-Dateline July 31, 2008

Please email the completed application to:

8 OrangePai Publishing

Attn: Fifi Pai, PharmD., Event Coordinator


Tel: 615-305-9644

Please send your artwork to

PO BOX 11776, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Or contact me at (615) 305-9466 for drop-off

8 OrangePai Art Gallery - August 21-27, 2008



Name ________________ Occupation ___________E-mail ______________________

Address ___________________________ City ____________

State ________ Zip___________ Home Phone (_____)_____________

Cell (_____)__________________ Fax ____________________________

Company/Business ____________________________

Business Address ______________________________________

I want to: (Mark one or more)

£ Help marketing in sales and promotion

£ Offer refreshments/vender

£ Play as a musician. I play __________

£ Embellish the Art Gallery

£ Contacts

£ Donate my time as a volunteer

£ Contribute to silent auction Item(s): ______________ Valued at $___________

£ Share my authentic artwork _________________ (paintings, photographs, illustrations, graphic designs, poetry etc.)

p.s. Please enclose the title and introduction for the art

£ Administrative Assistance

£ Advocate the event by flyers, emails, and phone calls

£ Abet as IT person

£ Give a speech. Title: __________________ How long is the speech: _________

£ Help in printing

£ Donation $ _________________

£ Fundraising

£ Other _____________________

P.S. Closing Date: July 31, 2008

How did you hear about 8 OrangePai Art Gallery? ________________________________________________________

Why would you like to become a volunteer for the event? _______________________________________________________________________


Do you want to join our art of medicine alliance? Yes No

Thank you! We appreciate your interest in becoming a volunteer at 8 OrangePai Art Gallery and look forward to the creativity and compassion that you can bring to the public. You will receive a response about volunteering in our 8 OrangePai in a week.

PANEL DISCUSSION at Zeitgeist - July 22, 2008

PANEL DISCUSSION at Zeitgeist in Hillsboro Village, TUESDAY, EVENING July 22nd 6-8PM

Zeitgeist will host the third panel discussion from the Dialogues exhibition series this Tuesday from 6 to 8PM in the gallery to address topics related to the medium of Sculpture.

Invited panelists are: John Donovan (artist and educator), David Maddox (writer and arts advocate), and Julie Roberts (artist and Director of Visual Art, Craft, and Media for the Tennessee State Arts Commission).

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 (www.zeitgeist-art.com) or call Janice Zeitlin or Lain York at 615-256-4805.

zeitgeist gallery
phone: 615-256-4805

College Night at the Frist

Every Thursday night from 5:00-9:00 p.m. is College Night. College students with ID receive FREE admission during this time.

Children's Tomato Art Show and Competition - August 8, 2008

Children's Tomato Art Show and Competition
Sponsored by YMCA artEMBRACE and Karen Hoff in
collaboration with Plowhaus Artist Cooperative

Here at Tomato headquarters, we believe that there is no such
thing as too many tomatoes! That’s why we are thrilled to inform
you that the children’s tomato art show and competition will be back
again this year! It is always a treat to see what these amazing young
minds will create!

All mediums accepted.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded
in each age group, as well as one overall Best of Show.
Prize baskets are sponsored by CRAFT a creative community.

Competition Age Groups:
5 and under | 6-9 | 10-13 | 14-17

The opening reception for the Children's Tomato Art Show will be Friday, August 8, 6-8 pm in the
YCAP Chapel, 1021 Russell Street @ South 11th.

This reception is open to the public.

Judging of all artwork will take place on Friday evening at the reception. Winners will be announced
at the end of the evening.

The public is also invited to view the children’s art show on Saturday, August 9th from 11:00am – 3:
00pm. Come view the artwork, enjoy some great food, and stay around for Free African Drumming
Lessons and Painting lessons!

For more information, or to sign up for event, contact
Tiffany Denton


3rd annual Ole Time Farm Festival - Cedars of Lebanon State Park - Spet 20,21, 2008

3rd annual Ole Time Farm Festival
Sponsored by
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Friends of Cedars of Lebanon, Inc.

The Festival is held in the Cedars of Lebanon State Park

No admission fees and no fees for Artisans or Vendors who wish to participate

Festival Dates and Times:
Saturday, September 20, 2008 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM

Space is available for hand or homemade artisans and craftsmen to display and sell wares. No commercial or imported items will be permitted for display or sale. Local youth organizations can set up food concessions. No commercial food vendors. Farm equipment and antiques can be displayed. If you have a horse drawn buggy, you are welcome to participate by contacting the Friends of Cedars of Lebanaon Park. Vendors must be available both days of the festival.

This local Festival is open to the public and free of charge. Donations will be accepted.

For more information about the Festival please contact:

GO to their website

camping available at the park.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Untitled presents a free workshop: Photoshop Basics - July 30, 2008

"AFTER - GLOW" Workshop: Photoshop Basics
by Gabrial Denny

A free workshop hosted by Untitled Artists Group
Open to the public!
Wednesday July 30, 2008

Limelight Nashville
201 Woodland Street


Call for Artists - Untitled GLOW SHOW 2008 Deadline July 20, 2008

to register, pay, and to find more info about GLOW

$20 due at or before July 16 meeting
postmarked by July 18
or online by July 20
by July 20 - midnight
July 23; 6-7:30pm
July 24; 9am - 7pm
July 25; 6-10pm
July 26; 10am - 1pm
(times subject to change)

Pop-Up Artist Talk at the Nashville Public Library on Sunday, July 13, 2008

Please join us at the Main library this weekend for a talk by Carol Barton on the history of movable and pop-up books, which will be followed by a reception for "Beyond the Page: Carol Barton’s Art and Influence," opening in the Fine Art Gallery at the Main Library. July
13 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Main Library, 615 Church St., 862-5800.

Carol Barton is a book artist, teacher and curator who runs Popular Kinetics Press. She has published numerous artist book editions, and her work is exhibited internationally and held in numerous collections including the Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. "Beyond the Page" is an exhibit of Carol Barton’s beautiful books and books by local artists who have studied with her. July 13- August 30 in the Fine Art Gallery at Main Library, 615 Church St., 862-5800 (hours: M-Tr, 9-8, F 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 2-5).


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Professional Development Workshop - WCCAC - July 12, 2008

Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission is sponsoring a series of Professional Development Workshops for emerging Visual Artists.
These workshops are facilitated by Full Circle Art* at various locations in Tennessee.
Williamson County Public Library at Franklin will host a workshop on:
Sat July 12th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Included in these workshops is the opportunity for the participants to professionally document (and receive Hi res. digital files) of up to five pieces of their work.
These files can be used for submission in art exhibitions and gallery representation as well as for art reproduction and merchandising.
The workshops will also cover the following topics:
- Discussion on Signing, Titling and Pricing your Artwork
- Bio & Artist Statement Guidelines
- Protocol for approaching Art Galleries
- Digital Press/Portfolio Kits (DPKs)
- Basic Fine Art photography techniques and Art Documentation process
- Art Reproduction & Art Merchandising resources

The participants will be automatically enrolled in the Williamson County Arts Commission’s Artist registry/ website and will have the opportunity for statewide juried exhibitions and to share their work at various events and programs hosted by the Arts Commission.

Call WCCAC at 615.390.8563 to make reservation.
Download Registration form at: www.WilliamsonCountyArts.org
Registration fee is $25 which will also cover the cost of imaging up to 5 pieces of artwork per participating artist on a CD.
Mail to:
PO BOX 682733 Franklin, Tennessee 37068-2733
For more information: 615.390.8563
visit: www.WilliamsonCountyArts.org


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: WWII Pin-Up theme; July 26, 2008

Dr Sketchy's Cabaret Life Drawing Session
Saturday July 26th
3-6 pm
The 5 spot

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School will host a WWII Pin-Up themed event starring Nashville Pin-Up icon Belle Bombshell of Music City Burlesque on Saturday July 26th from 3-6 @ The 5 Spot.

Dr Sketchy's is a monthly Cabaret Life Drawing class that combines beautiful models, crazy drawing contests, fabulous prizes, great music and stiff drinks!

Pre Register at www.DrSketchysNashville.com only $10

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TNVLA presents: Basics of Running an Arts Organization II: Intellectual Property Issues: July 21, 2008

Seminar: Basics of Running an Arts Organization II: Intellectual Property Issues

July 21, 5:00 - 6:30PM

W.O. Smith School of Music

Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (TNVLA) presents the next installment in the series of seminars on the legal aspects of running an arts organization. This program is designed to familiarize representatives of nonprofit arts organizations with basic trademark, copyright and other intellectual property concepts. TNVLA volunteer lawyer Christina Ezell will be the presenter. The program is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are required to RSVP to info@tnvla.org by July 17.

Workshop: Drawing on the Inner Realm: by Marla Faith - July 2008

Workshop: Drawing on the Inner Realm: Finding Your Personal Symbols and Narratives taught by Marla Faith

July 17 - 31, Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30PM

Art & Soul, 2305 12th Avenue S.

Art can be a mirror that reveals one's deepest self. Classes will begin with guided visualizations and centering meditations that will help you open to the Soul's voice manifesting through your artwork. Music will be used to help sustain an empty, open space for receiving, trusting and drawing your visions. The instructor will gently guide and support you in putting your most authentic voice on paper. Cost is $150 plus $20 materials fee. For more information, call (615)460-1161.

Learn the Art and Business of Painting Murals with Michael Cooper

Learn the Art and Business of Painting Murals with Michael Cooper

July 7 - 11, October 6 - 10

Murals & More Studio, 112 Medford Place

Mike's intensive 5-day classes cover everything you need to master unique interior and exterior mural techniques, master basic perspective and Trompe L'oeil (meaning "fool the eye"), work with specialized tools of the trade to save valuable time, transfer drawings and designs by pouncing and graphing, properly use an opaque projector, design a mural to scale, prep, paint and install a canvas mural from start to finish, develop key business skills, pricing and marketing techniques and so much more! Fee for 5-day class is $1750. For more information, contact the studio at (615)591-2575, email michael@muralsandmore.com or click here.

Watkins Community Education - children & teens - Summer 2008

Watkins College of Art & Design's Community Education Summer of the Arts Program

July 7 - 11, July 21 - 25 and August 4 - 8

Watkins College of Art&Design, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

The Community Education Summer of the Arts Program for children and teens has three sessions left. There are many opportunities for budding artists ages 4 - 18 to discover and explore various art forms and methods at the college's state-of-the-art campus in MetroCenter. Each class meets for one week, Monday - Friday, for half-day sessions. For more information, visit www.watkins.edu/community or call (615)383-4848.

Southern Appalachian International Film Festival Deadline: August 31, 2008

Southern Appalachian International Film Festival Deadline: August 31

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, click here.

Tennessee Arts Commission Memorial Sculpture Deadline: July 18, 2008

Tennessee Arts Commission Memorial Sculpture Deadline: July 18

Nashville, TN

The Tennessee Arts Commission requests qualifications from professional artists for the creation of a sculpture to commemorate the first African Americans who served in the Tennessee General Assembly. This memorial will take form in a four-foot bronze portrait bust bearing the likeness of Representative Sampson W. Keeble of Nashville. The final piece will be displayed in a half-cylindrical wall niche on the second floor of the Capitol Building in Nashville. This project is open to established visual artists living in the United States with a minimum of two years professional experience. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity. For additional information, contact Julie Roberts, director of visual arts, craft and media, at julie.roberts@state.tn.us