Sunday, September 28, 2008

Call for Artists: ArtDocs First Annual Fundraiser: Deadline: Oct 17, 2008

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Location: Limelight Nashville
201 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37213


On Thursday, October 23, 2008, ArtDocs Nashville, will be hosting its first annual kickoff/fundraiser from 7-10 pm at Limelight Nashville. For this event, ArtDocs is asking for artists to submit works for auction. Please follow the guidelines below in submitting your work.

ArtDocs is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care to local uninsured artists. All of the money raised at the event will be used to pay for critical aspects of medical care such as lab testing or imaging studies. Health care provider time is donated.

+ Works will not be juried; the first 60 pieces received will be auctioned
+ Participation or Application Fee: $0
+ Size Limit: Pieces must be able to fit through the door at Limelight 
+ 1 piece of artwork per artist
+ Silent Auction: Works priced with a minimum bid of $99 and below will be placed into Silent Auction; Bid Increment = $5
+ Live Auction: Works priced with a minimum bid of $100 and up to $6,000 will be placed into Live Auction; Bid Increment = $20
+ Artist sets Minimum Bid
+ Percentage of sale donated to ArtDocs: 75%
Percentage of sale to artist: 25%
+ Artwork must be dry and ready to hang
+ Artwork must be labeled with form provided on back of work


+ Deadline to Apply: October 17, 2008
+ Artwork Drop off: at a TBA location on Sunday, Oct 19th between 12 - 3 pm.
+ Artwork Pick up: TBA
+ Artwork images sent in for press by: October 8, 2008


+ Send images of your work for press consideration to by October 8, 2008 File Requirements: 300 DPI; JPEG
+ Fill out the Artist Submission Form online:

Thank you for being a part of starting this organization in Nashville!

ArtDocs and its organizers reserve the right to reject artwork deemed unsuitable for the location or event.

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Frist Center-Artists Forum: October 3, 2008 - FREE

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 (Next Friday)
Rechter Room, FREE

Artists Forum gives local and regional emerging and recognized artists an opportunity to discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work.

Friday, October 3
Featured artists: Kathryn Dettwiller and Bob Durham

Friday, September 26, 2008

Introduction to Nashville's Public Art program

Please take a moment to view the short video linked below about the establishment of Nashville's Public Art Program and the citizen-driven process of selecting public art. This video illustrates those steps using Nashville's first Percent for Public Art project, Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks, by artist Alice Aycock.

To see the film on line, visit:

Produced by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Metro 3 Television, the video was created to document this exciting chapter in our city's history for Nashville residents, visitors and artists. This film will also be available at public libraries and Metro schools and will air periodically on Metro 3. To view Metro 3's broadcast calendar go to We encourage you to view the video and forward this link to your friends and family who may like to know more about Nashville's public art. Thank you for your support.

Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Public Art Program Manager

800 2nd Avenue South, 4th Floor

Nashville, TN 37210

(615) 862-6720

Call to Artists - The Hermitage: Deadline: October 10, 2008

Call to Artists - Request for Qualifications

The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

Nashville, TN

Submission Deadline: October 10, 4:00 p.m.Central Standard Time

Project Budget:

The Hermitage invites individual artists or teams of artists to submit their qualifications to design, fabricate and install a public artwork to memorialize enslaved African Americans on The Hermitage property.

Open to artists residing in Tennessee

Contact for Call to Artist RFQ is attached.

Artists must comply with the submittal requirements described in the Request for Qualifications to be considered.

Direct all questions related to this RFQ to The Hermitage staff via e-mail only:

MTSU-TODD GALLERY: Call for Proposals: Deadline: Oct 31, 2008

Middle Tennessee State University – Todd Gallery Call for proposals for gallery exhibitions 2009-2010

National Deadline: October 31, 2008

The Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Art, Todd Gallery is accepting exhibition proposals for 2009-2010. All visual media considered. Founded in 1911 as one of three state normal schools for teacher training, MTSU now hosts the state’s largest population of undergraduates.

Artists should submit 10 digital images of recent work (within the last 3 years.) Please follow these instructions for your work to be considered.

Provide the following on a Mac compatible CD:

• A .pdf file containing 10 images of your work with information regarding title, year, medium, and dimensions. (This can be created by exporting a PowerPoint presentation and saving as a PDF file.) Necessary details of 3D work may be included in addition to the 10 images.
• A printed copy of thumbnail images, showing the same information as on the CD, including artist name.
• Artist’s Statement, resume & bio (Microsoft Word Documents)

Label the CD with your name and Todd Gallery Submission 2009-10

Proposals must arrive no later than October 31st.
Send to:

Eric Snyder
Gallery Secretary
Department of Art
Box 25
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Late proposals will not be considered. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if materials are to be returned.

Selected artists will be required to pay for shipping to and from the University, and for insuring the work in transit. Selected artists may be invited to provide a lecture on their work, which pays a small honorarium. Images included in proposals, if not the actual work, should be representative of work to be shown.

Eric Snyder
The Gallery at Todd Hall
Department of Art
Middle Tennessee State University

"Night of the Living Dead: Re-animated" project

"Night of the Living Dead: Re-animated" project

looking for artists to take a crack at doing some art for various scenes from Romero's classic film.

Annual Shopping Extravaganza-Mt. Juliet Christian Academy: Nov 7, 2008

Mt. Juliet Christian Academy is hosting their annual Shopping Extravaganza on Friday, November 7th from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. We would like to invite all artists, artisans and craftspeople to apply to sell their handmade items, such as pottery, baskets, stained glass, furniture, paintings and more. We pride ourselves on selecting a variety of vendors to please both the shopper and the seller. Our location is less than 1 mile from Providence Market Place, one of the most widely visited areas in Wilson County. We market in both Wilson and Davidson County. We are expecting over 1,000 visitors to our event. Vendor space is limited. For a vendor application, email Tamara Griffin at

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Call for artists-Plowhaus - Halloween vs. Day of the Dead show meeting Sept 16, 2008

Dear Artists

you are ALL invited to a meeting next
Tues. Sept. 16th, 6pm at Bongo Java.

The show will open in middle of Oct. and go through mid. Nov.
the location is 5 points, Eeast Nashville .. we will be part of a
Halloween Maze, be on the Halloween Night Pub Crawl, Costume Party,
and gallery hours.

the theme of the show is
Halloween vs. El Día de los Muertos (day of the dead).

you must show up at this meeting to be in the show and you must do themed art to be in the show. (not just titles)

we will explain more about everything and answer all your questions at the meeting.

so if you are interested we would love to see you..

Franne Lee, Julie Sola, Carrie Hofaker and John Holland

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Volunteers needed for Boro Blues Fest Sept 12-13

Arts Council of Williamson County announces “Brown Bag Lunch Bunch” guest speaker, Melanie Jackson - Sept 12, 2008

Arts Council of Williamson County announces “Brown Bag Lunch Bunch” guest speaker, Melanie Jackson.

The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ will meet on September 12, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Williamson County Public Library (main conference room), 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin.

Melanie Jackson, of Prism Art League, will be speaking about ‘The Art of Teaching’. Melanie is an award-winning artist and is represented in private collections in the U.S. and abroad. The Tennessee State Museum recently purchased two of Jackson's drawings for their private collection. She conducts drawing & painting classes at the Williamson County Parks & RecreationCenter in Franklin, TN, and gives private lessons in her studio. Students of Melanie, currently have work on display at Franklin City Hall.

‘Supplies for Soldiers’ collection continues again this month. Julie Long, an Arts Council member, is collecting supplies for her brother-in-law and troops stationed in Iraq. They will be collecting simple, everyday supplies for the soldiers at the lunch. Supply suggestions can be found on their website.

Grab your lunch and join them for a lunch time of artistic fun and camaraderie. You provide your lunch; they’ll provide the location! The Arts Council’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ meets 2nd Friday of each month.

For more information, visit, call 428-3845 or email

Arts Council of Williamson County
230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 2B, Franklin, TN 37064

CRAFT VENDORS - Needles and Pins Craft Fair - Vanderbilt: Deadline: Sept 12, 2008

CRAFT VENDORS - Needles and Pins Craft Fair - Vanderbilt



The 2008 Vanderbilt Medial Center Staff Advisory Council (MCSAC) Needles and Pins Craft Fair will be held October 16–17 in the Robinson Research Building (RRB).

If you are interested in participating as a craft vendor this year, there are a limited number of spaces available and applications are due by 9/12/08. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

For more information or a vendor application, please contact:

Allyson Carroll, MCSAC 1st Vice President
2008 Needles & Pins Craft Fair Coordinator

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Festival by the Lake - September 20, 2008

Festival by the Lake
WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2008; 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Memorial Park, Hendersonville, TN

10x10 space is $75

approximately 8,000 people attend this fest
forms can be downloaded from the website

Belmont Community Celebration of Art Show and Sale: Oct 3-5, 2008

Belmont Community
Celebration of Art Show and Sale

Benefiting Christ the King School
October 3-5

Oil Painting for the Complete Beginner: Hobby Lobby Rivergate: September 22 and October 20, 2008

Oil Painting for the Complete Beginner

September 22 and October 20

Hobby Lobby Rivergate, 1789B Gallatin Pike North

If you have always wanted to try painting, but weren't sure if you could do it, this course is for you. Class is taught by Annie Tagg, who creates a supportive, gentle classroom approach that will bring out the artist in you. This introduction to oil painting will cover the basic facts of painting. All materials are provided and fee is only $25.00. For more information, call (615)477-4095 or email

Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition 2008- Knoxville, TN: Deadline: September 27

Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition 2008 Deadline: September 27

Knoxville, TN

The Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition was developed to provide a forum for artists to compete and display their work on a national scale. The selected works will be displayed at the Emporium Center in Knoxville, TN from December 15, 2008 - January 14, 2009. The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older living within the United States. Entries must be original works completed within the last two years in the following categories: Painting, Graphic Arts, 3-D and Photography. For more information, visit or call (865)523-7543.

Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show FORCE 2008 - Baton Rouge, LA: Deadline: September 26

Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show FORCE 2008 Deadline: September 26

Baton Rouge, LA

CultureCandy and the Louisiana State Museum- Baton Rouge are seeking artists for the second annual Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show on October 8, 2008. Artists of all mediums may apply. This cross-genre art event will provide local, regional and national artists the opportunity to expose their talent. The theme FORCE is meant to give participants a concept that enhances the artwork's ability to communicate with the audience. For more information, visit

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire: Fall 2008

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire
Fall 2008
September 4th - November 20th

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 at LeQuire Studio
4304 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN
For more information call 615 298-4611.


Painting & Drawing with Murat Kaboulov

October 2008
October 4th,11th, 18, & 25th
Registration Required

For more information on this class,
call 298-4611.

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

artEMBRACE Fall Session Classes begin September 15th, 2008

artEMBRACE Fall Session Classes will begin September 15th! Connect with your neighbors, learn a new artistic medium and be inspired to create something great! Classes last from 4 - 8 weeks in duration.
All supplies are included in the price ( artembrace.html), and we offer flexible payment plans!

Here's what's up for Fall Session:

Jewelry-Making w/Pam Hall (Tues, 1 1/2 hrs): This class is so popular we had to add additional ones on Mondays at the Brentwood YMCA! 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 (Mon, 2 hrs): Learn how to throw, trim, bake, and glaze your very own plates, pots, vases, and you-name-it.

Hand-Build Clay Sculpture For Families w/Doug Stevenson (Mon, 1 hr):
This is our newest class. In it your family will learn how to sculpt masterpieces you can fire up and take home to enjoy for years to come. Refer your neighbor's family and if they sign up, you’ll get a discount!

Wheel-Throwing Pottery w/Doug Stevenson (Tues, 2 hrs): Doug's new to artEMBRACE, but he's been teaching those crazy kids at Watkins College how to throw pottery for years! Fun, fun, fun!

Latin Ballroom Dance w/Emily Masters (Mon, 1 hr): Emily's back! Learn to Cha Cha, Salsa, and Meringue in only 4 weeks! Stick around for the next 4 to learn the cool tricks that’ll really make you shine on that floor! No partner needed.

Traditional Ballroom Dance w/Emily Masters (Wed, 1 hr): This class offers The Tango, Waltz, and more. No partner needed.

Kidz Klay w/Kathy Townsend (Thur, 1 hr): Your child will be encouraged to let his/her creative light burn brightly. And have fun playing in a lot of clay, of course!

Acrylic Painting For Adults w/Cindy Wunsch (Thur, 2 hrs): Cindy is an absolute 3-D magician with paints, canvas, brushes, collage, and imagination! And she'll teach you to be the same. You've NEVER had a painting class quite like this one… and like everyone else, you'll be hooked!

Acrylic Painting For Families w/Marjie Parsons (Wed, 1 hr): The kids just LOVE Marjie! And so do the parents! She can teach you how to focus your wildest dreams onto a canvas! Refer another family and if they sign up, you’ll get a discount!

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

To register for a Class: Fill out and mail or bring the Registration Form to: YMCA artEMBRACE, 1021 Russell Street , Nashville , TN 37206 to ensure your place. Or come by a few minutes before the first class in your series. Call artEMBRACE at (615) 226-5577 or e-mail or with additional questions.

call for artists - Estel Gallery - sculptural ornaments: Deadline: Sept 20, 2008

Estel Gallery is currently accepting submissions for its Nov/Dec 2008 exhibition Branch Out featuring fine art sculptural ornaments.

The show runs Nov. 22 - Dec. 20, 2008.

The reception will be Dec. 6, 2008.

The deadline for submissions is Sept 20, 2008.

Branch Out features the ultimate presentation of handmade ornaments, Christmas trees and menorahs - not just another decoration mass produced and "Made in China." Artists explore what it means to create something designed to be given to another individual as an expression of celebration and contemplation. This exhibit is not a craft fair, but fine craft may be considered. We are not looking for the same old same. Submissions will be judged on the basis of creativity, craftsmanship and wow factor.

Eligibility: Open to any artist over the age of 18.

Acceptable Media: Three-dimensional fine art. No limitation on media other than it must be durable and able to withstand the tests of time and storage.

If ornaments are made, they must be light enough to be supported by a Christmas tree branch without bending it, roughly 1 lb or less. Heavier ornaments will require the artist to suggest an alternative hanging system. If creating a tree, it must be able to be disassembled for convenient storage. Menorah's should be created for standard size candles, and the first set of candles should be included.

Each selected artist will be assigned an authentic aluminum Christmas tree, pedestal or space to showcase his/her creations of the season.

Aluminum Christmas trees range in size from 1 foot - 6 feet. You will be assigned a tree based upon the number of ornaments you can create for the show. Please note if you have a tree size preference. We do have a limited number of colored aluminum Christmas trees - blue/green, green/silver. You will be notified if you are assigned a tree that is not silver.

Fee: No fee

Participation: Emailed submissions and/websites sent for consideration WILL NOT be considered. Please do not bring samples of your work into the gallery for consideration. You may send images using the following guidelines:

1. No more than five (5) quality (300 dpi in RGB format) images of work. Please present at least two different views of each piece submitted (total images including multiple angles should not exceed 15 images). Each image must be properly labeled with: Artist Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions and Gallery Retail Price. (Gallery commission is 50%.) Please do not include images of sold work. All work for the show must be for sale. Please provide a best estimate of how many ornaments you will be able to create by the time of shipment.

2. A current resume limited to no more than two pages and include: Exhibitions divided between one-person and group as well as Gallery representation of both current and past relationships. Please provide this on the CD with your images.

3. A brief Artist's Statement about your work or any comments you feel necessary to fully appreciate your work. (Please limit to no more than one page. The statement should be clear, concise and not hand-written.) Please provide this on the CD with your images.

4. Submissions will not be returned.

Deadline: Sept. 20, 2008. All entries must be postmarked by Sept. 20 to be considered.

Send Submissions or drop them off to:

Estel Gallery - Branch Out

115 Rosa L Parks Blvd

Nashville, TN 37203

Sept 20, 2008: postmarked deadline for entries

Oct 10, 2008: notification of inclusion

Nov 1 - 15, 2008: delivery of artwork

Nov 22 - Dec 20, 2008: exhibition dates

Dec 6, 2008: reception from 6pm-9pm

Jan 15, 2008: return of artwork

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: Red Hot Annie: Sept. 13th, 2008

Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School Nashville is bringing a piece of the Windy City right here to Music City! And what a piece it is….

Red Hot Annie’s burlesque career began quite by accident. Originally a modest hot dog vendor, she peddled Annie’s Red Hots up and down the streets of Chicago.

Annie prided herself on the quality of her hot dogs, taking care not to rush an order. To offset the inevitable waiting and to keep her customers happy, Annie performed little dances for them while the food cooked.

Sadly, though, as the big chain restaurants moved in and as people began to forsake quality for faster and faster service, Annie was forced to pack up her hot dog cart for good.

However, in a textbook case of making lemonade out of lemons, she realized that she could put her dancing skills to use in the world of burlesque.

So, even though the hot dog cart is gone, Red Hot Annie still knows how to make the wieners boil!

Come catch Red Hot Annie as she poses for your artistic enjoyment on Sat. Sept. 13th from 3-6pm at The 5 Spot.

This is Artist Appreciation Month where you can enjoy a free session of Dr Sketchy’s this month only!

Check www. DrSketchysNashville. com for more info

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School - Nashville

Call for artists - Untitled fall show 2008 - naked carnivale - deadline: Sept. 14, 2008


This free, one-night-only art event unmasks on Friday, September 19th from 6 to 10 pm at Diamond Sound Studios in Metro Center (240 Cumberland Bend , Nashville , Tennessee 37228 ). Revelers at NAKED CARNIVALE will be awed and amused by the ingenuity of up to 125 established and emerging Nashville visual artists, who lay bare their wildly exciting and dramatically crafted collection of cutting edge work in a wide variety of mediums.


Untitled hosts quarterly un-juried, un-censored art shows in un-traditional spaces. All visual artists, at all levels, and in all media are welcome to participate.

For details visit

dates & deadlines:


$15 due at or before Sept 10 meeting
postmarked by Friday, Sept 12
or online by Sunday, Sept 14
by Sunday, Sept 14 - midnight
Sept 17; 6-7:30pm
Thursday, Sept 18; 9am - 7pm
Friday, Sept 19; 6-10pm
Saturday, Sept 20; 10am - 1pm
(times subject to change)