Thursday, January 29, 2009

Arts Council of Williamson County: February’s “Brown Bag Lunch Bunch” w/ Carol Hagen, Curatorial Management System

Arts Council of Williamson County announces February’s “Brown Bag Lunch Bunch” guest speaker, Carol Hagen, Curatorial Management System.

The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ will meet on Friday, February 13, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Williamson County Public Library (main conference room), 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin.

Carol Hagen will speak about the reasons why "artists should take a serious interest in documenting their art work" and why it is important to the artist, their clients and their legacy. Accurate documentation enables families to understand what artists were doing all those hours they were locked up in their studios. Carol states: "Many spouses and children of professional artists and collectors are left with artwork, collectibles, and novel tools that they do not know how to appreciate or take care of. Documentation enables artists to tell their loved ones what may be considered an heirloom and why. Importantly, documentation empowers your family to sell art work to pay for bills at a time when they are overwhelmed with loss and responsibility."

Carol will cover:

· Why it is to the advantage of the artist to set the tone for how galleries, collectors, and curators document their artwork.

· What manner of documentation protects the artist and collector in cases of fire and theft.

  • 'What is an artist's legacy in 2008?' 'Do you consider your private collection part of your estate plan?'

‘Supplies for Soldiers’ collection continues again this month. The Arts Council is collecting supplies for troops stationed in Iraq. They will be collecting simple, everyday supplies for them (preferably something easy to ship). You bring the supplies, they'll get them to the soldiers.

Grab your lunch and join them for a lunchtime 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 most months.

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Artists' Career Workshops - Davis Art Advisory - UPDATED!

at the request of many artists

*Artist Workshop-Consultations *

Inquire: or #(347) 306 1859

Instructor/ Consultant:

Sera Davis, Owner, Davis Art Advisory and THE SHOWROOM gallery

Bio/Resume, Website

Not in Nashville?.... consultations available via phone/email. Highly successful. Feel free to let your artist friends know in other cities.


These workshop-consultations are meant to be

intimate, progressive and inspiring!

Professional Critique Workshop and Consultation

This workshop offers artists a professional, objective review of your current body of work so that you are a ble to continue with or evolve in your creative endeavors OR simply determine if your body of work is ready for gallery exhibition and or representation. We take a look at how to formally analyze and intellectually interpret your work. We discuss what is strong as well as what is lacking and what elements and or concepts can be pushed further to set your body of work apart. This is an important process that focuses on information gathering, and persuasive oral and justification skills. Group classes allow artists to receive feedback from the instructor as well as their contemporaries. Excellent for recent graduates or emerging-mid career artists.

One on one ($50/workshop)

Optional: $35/follow up meetings

Portfolio Presentation & Pricing Workshop and Consultation

("Professional Critique Workshop" recommended as a prerequisite to this class)

This workshop will ensure that your portfolio presentation is immaculate and that your gallery submission guidelines are met. We will review your body of work, prepared images, resume, exhibition history, sales history, pricing (important!) and website (or discuss the possibility of one.) The class will help determine when where and how to submit your work to professional galleries for exhibition opportunities and or gallery representation so that you are noticed and selected by the appropriate programs locally or nationally. We steer you in the right direction with confidence using our knowledge of and connections with the professional art world.

One on one ($50/workshop)

Optional: $35/follow up meetings

*Home studio consultations are available for a small additional fee.

*Please email Sera Davis to schedule a day and time for your workshop-consultations.

Call for Artists: 12th annual Lenten DIG Through Art Show


We are seeking 1-2 works per person for The 12th annual Lenten DIG Through Art Show. The 40 non-feast days before Easter is fast approaching. This year's theme is EMBODIMENT. Any visual artwork you have that touches on the concept of embodiment would be welcomed.

There is a $15.00 entry fee per artist.

There will be a $1,000 purchase award. Works should be delivered to The Downtown Presbyterian Church (154 5th Ave North) on from 3:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday Feb 27th. There will be a preview opening at NOON on Sunday March 1st and our official grand opening saturday March 7th with the announcement of our purchase prize and also as a part of our monthly Art-Luck potluck dinner and art showcase. Works will remain up through Easter Sunday the 12th of April.

For more information contact:

Beth Gilmore :
Tom WIlls :

The Downtown Presbytertian Church
a lenten art show and film series
a D.I.G.
(Dialogue: an Interaction For Growth)
Through Art Event

Art Drop off date:
Wednesday, Feb 27th
3:00-7:00 PM

Preview opening
Sunday, March 1st at 12:00 noon

Saturday, March 7th at 6:00 PM
Bring a potluck dish!
with a Lenten Film Series (TBA)


TNVLA presents:

Date: Wed., Feb. 11th, 2009, 5:30-7:30p.m.
Co-Sponsor/Location: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Cost: FREE to the public, but must RSVP to to attend

Negotiation is an important skill, both professionally and personally. In our first program on negotiation, we introduced "hard bargaining" and focused on such topics as bargaining ranges, opening offers/demands, and concession making. In this second program on negotiation, we will introduce "smart bargaining" and focus on such topics as interests, option generation, and objective standards. This program will be interactive.

Taught by Chris Guthrie, Professor of Law, from Vanderbilt University Law School. The program is FREE and open to the public. To attend, you must RSVP to by Mon., Feb. 9th. Priority will be given to people who attended the first negotiation seminar in October.

Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
1507 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 298-9309

Art Night @ Jerry's Artarama

Jerry's Artarama in Nashville presents

Every Tuesday night
Starting February 3, 2009

Various artists will be scheduled to teach a variety of classes.
Schedule to be posted on website and in store.

Artist Valry Drake will be teaching a collage workshop
Feb 3, 2009

Call to sign up:
Jerry's Artarama
(615) 731-5901
5361 Mount View Rd. Antioch, TN 37013

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Regional Public Art Opportunities - Chattanooga & Ft Myers: 2009

Regional Public Art Opportunities
The City of Chattanooga is seeking proposals for the Brainerd Neighborhood Public Art Project in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which will be on view April 2009 - October 2010. Works can be in any media and must be suitable for outdoors. Artworks submitted for consideration should clearly relate to the theme of this exhibition: Community & Diversity. Two works will be selected for installation in a public landscape,and will be leased for a period of eighteen (18) months. Each artist or artist team may propose either one work or two works for consideration.
ELIGIBILITY: All professional artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the United States.
EXHIBITION DATES: 18 months, April 2009 - October 2010
STIPEND: $4,000 award for 18-month lease period. All of the removal costs and arrangements (equipment rental, labor assistance, etc.) will be the responsibility of the artist.
DEADLINE: postmarked by February 7, 2009
INFORMATION: For more information and a copy of the RFP and application please contact Rachel Hildebrandt, Public Art Program Director, City of Chattanooga, c/o Dept of Parks and Recreation, 1102 South Watkins Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37404. Phone: (423) 304-1016, E-mail:
The City of Ft Myers announces a national call-to-artists requesting RFQs for a site-specific exterior public art project, Marks & Brands, commemorating the historic cattle trail that ran through downtown during the 19th and 20th centuries. Extensive historic documentation is available to the artist that includes information about the prominent ranchers of that period as well as images of their brands and earmarks.
ELIGIBILITY: All professional artists who currently reside in the United States.
BUDGET: $20,000 (covers all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, materials, fabrication, installation, permitting, documentation and transportation) Up to three finalists will be given an additional $500 design fee to develop a maquette/proposal for final consideration.
DEADLINE: Online applications: Midnight, Friday, February 6, 2009. Receipt of hard copy applications: 4 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2009
For further information about this project or the city’s public art program, please visit or contact Public Relations Manager Jennifer Hobbic at 239-321-7027, e-mail

PhotoTreks in Dublin, Ireland mar 28- apr 4 2009

PhotoTreks is traveling to Dublin, Ireland for excellent photography and a little Luck-of-the-Irish! Travel dates - March 28th to April 4th – no foolin’!

Did you get a new camera for Christmas!? Bring it with you on the next PhotoTreks Photo Mentoring Guided Tour! Travel with two highly creative and technically knowledgeable mentors to Dublin, Ireland – shoot all day – present each evening with the group – compare and learn! Expand your stock photography library! Advance your skills by learning from the pros one-on-one!

Book by January 21, 2009 and save $100 dollars – limited to 20 Trekkers!

For more information and all the details –

Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School Nashville: Miss Truvy Trollop: 2-22-09

Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School Nashville
Dames, Drinking & Drawing in the Big Easy
Sunday Feb 22, 2009
The 5 Spot

Thats right Art Monkeys!

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Nashville is back after a few months off and we are ready to go!

Come join us on SUNDAY Feb 22, 2009 at 7pm - 10pm at The 5 Spot! $10

We will have Music City Burlesque's newest bombshell Miss Truvy Trollop posing for you Big Easy Style as we celebrate Mardi Gras!

That's right The Krewe of Dr Sketchy's Nashville are throwing a Mardi Gras Ball and you're invited! There will be King Cake, Hurricans, Beads, Contests, Prizes, and good ol' Nawlins' music!

See you Feb 22!

For More Info Check Out

Thank you,
Dr Sketchys Nashville

TACA Winter Worskshop 2009

Winter Workshop 2009

We are offering a one day workshop February 21 with a "weather date" of February 28. It will be at Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville with a cost of $40 for the whole day per person. Registration is scheduled for 9:00am. First session will begin promptly at 10:00. Lunch will be available for purchase in the cafeteria at noon. Second session will begin promptly at 1:30pm. The workshop should conclude at 3:30. Both sessions are included in the $40. There will be NO discount, free pass or half day charge.

Topics will be:

Craft Fairs 101: A diverse panel of experts will present their ideas about what you need to know to be successful in the craft fair market. They will exchange points of view and then be open to your questions. Bring your questions and note pad. Panel will include: Dale Baucum, long time potter; Marcie Christensen, coordinator of Francisco's Farm Festival and founder of CompassRoseWorks; Wendy Outland, art consultant, juror and founder of Who Knows Art; and Breanna Rockstad-Kincaid, fiber artist.

Digital photography: Starting with the Fall 2009 Fair TACA will accept only digital photography for fair applications. Learn what you need to know about making the digital transition. John Peden will explain the mechanics and terminology of digital photography as it applies to recording your images and applying to craft fairs. Get aboard the digital revolution! John Peden teaches digital photography at Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro.

Postmark deadline is February 6. If there are not 50 participants, workshop will be cancelled. You must provide phone and/or email.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Remove and send with $40 to - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
PO Box 120066
Nashville, TN 37212-0066

Name ________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________

Phone __________________ Email ________________________________

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shelter: A Squatumentary : free film UPDATED!



Hannah Dobbz, the videographer who made Shelter (http://www. killnormal. com/shelter/), will be our guest on Monday, March 2nd for a showing of the film and a discussion afterward.

Shelter: A Squatumentary

A free film for the community that tells the store of a squatter community in San Francisco and their battle for a place to exist.

Firebrand Community Center & Infoshop
1318 Little Hamilton
Nashville, TN 37203

CALL TO ARTISTS: 5th annual FUSION 2009


5th annual FUSION 2009
NASHVILLE, TN – The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation announces a Call to Artists seeking submissions from local artists for a silent auction and show/sale.

We are looking for 30 artists (first come first serve) to join in our events’ art show and sale at the Cannery Ballroom Saturday, March 28th, 2009.

We are hoping to announce this in enough time for interested artists to create a collection to show and sell by March as well as letting us know how many exhibition spaces to plan for.

What is Fusion? In its fifth year, the event is an urban chic fusion of visual and musical artists, cultivating their talents to benefit cancer research and the Young Adult Cancer Survivor Retreat. Presented by The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation’s Young Professionals Committee, this unique evening will feature a live concert by an impressive roster of Nashville musicians, the fresh talents of many visual artists, a wealth of local fashion designers competing to become the next Runway Fusion Star, original Nashville short Films and a silent auction geared toward young professionals.

Art Show: In keeping with the Fusion theme, we are looking for a wide variety of artists from classic to modern, realist to abstract, we are looking for a diverse medium as well whether it be paint, photography, sculpture, jewelry. This will be a great business opportunity to:

Chat with potential buyers, hand out your business cards and display an artist statement.
One free ticket will be given to each artist.
An approximate 4’wide x 4' wide x 8’ tall display space will be provided for each artist.
All art will be hung by the artist on the day of the event.
All art must be appropriate for a public environment and meet the standards maintained by the committee. Material containing nudity, profanity, illegal activities, violence or negative depictions of social, ethnic, or political groups or individuals will not be admitted to the show.

Submission Process:
All donations are tax deductible.
Interested artists can find submission forms at (under Special Events)

Please include:

1) Artist Registration Form – Acknowledging the desire to be in the show and committing to a donated art piece for the silent auction.

2) Artist Commission Agreement – Agreement to gift the Fusion Gallery a commission equal to 30% of the total sales price during the show.

3) Send 2 JPG examples of your artwork.

We look forward to a positive response and greatly appreciate your support for Fusion ’09 and The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation!

Beneficiary - Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Retreat: All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation’s third annual Young Adult Cancer Survivor Retreats. The Foundation will host these retreats at the NaCoMe Conference Center near Centerville, TN. Cancer survivors, aged 18-35, will be treated to a weekend free-of-charge with activities revolving around self-esteem, leadership, recreational programming, and life-skills workshops. Because young adults with cancer are a smaller demographic, programming and support are not always available. This retreat offers a weekend of camaraderie among young adults who are otherwise, often isolated.

About the Foundation
The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity committed to funding programs that provide the greatest benefit to cancer patients and their families by supporting new programs in cancer research, education, and patient and family services. All of their efforts are in memory of Sarah Cannon, a cancer patient herself, who created the beloved character, “Minnie Pearl.”
The Foundation’s Patient Resource Center provides free counseling from oncology social workers, a library with the latest information on cancer and cancer-related issues, community outreach programs to provide cancer education, computers with book-marked cancer websites, and meeting space for cancer and other health-related groups. All of these services are free to patients regardless of geographic area, treatment facility, or type of cancer.

For more information on the Foundation call 615-467-1936 or visit www.

For more info contact Duncan Ragsdale, Art Chair, 615.294.5441

Interested in participatig in the First Saturday Gallery Crawl?

If you've ever wanted to participate in the First Saturday Gallery Crawl, but didn't want to commit to a long-term lease or all the extra overhead, i.e. insurance, marketing, advertising, etc., this is your opportunity!

Twist 58

Twist Art Gallery is expanding! We have opened a new space at the Arcade. This space is a cross between artist studio and exhibit space. We are renting out two rooms that can be used as a studio and/or exhibit space. Benefits included with the rent will be:

-Inclusion in Twist PR & marketing efforts (press releases, e-news blasts, postcards, etc.)
-Inclusion in broader Downtown Arts Destination Alliance (DADA) marketing efforts (currently working with the Nashville Convention and Visitor's Bureau and other downtown entities)
-Free wireless internet
-Participation in First Saturday Gallery Crawl (literally hundreds of people each month)
-Water/Utilities/AC and Heat included
-Web page within Twist's web site
-Credit Card Processing

The studio/exhibit room is 15 x 11 and has windows, natural light, separate AC/heat units and hardwood floors. It rents for $275 per month. (This space has rented.)

The front gallery space is approximately 23 x 15 and has windows across the front facing out into the Arcade. It rents for $275 per month. (Available)

Group shows with 2 people: only $137.50 per person
Group shows with 3 people: only $92 per person
Group shows with 5 people: only $55 per person
Group shows with 10 people: only $27.50 per person

Or use it as a studio.

We will accept short-term leases (one month up to one year).

We require you to be on-site or have a representative on-site during all First Saturday Crawls and at least one to two days during the week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. We will retain a 30% commission on all work sold out of the space.

Please contact for application, photos of the space or with questions.

Twist Art Gallery

73 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219
ph. 888-535-5286

Paint Made Flesh Symposium @ Frist: January 2009: Registration required

Paint Made Flesh Opens January 23

The Frist Center is especially pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Paint Made Flesh. This exhibition, organized by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala, presents paintings created in Europe and the United States since the 1950s in which a wide range of painterly effects suggest the carnal properties and cultural significance of human flesh and skin.

Paint Made Flesh Symposium Offered

The Frist Center will host a major symposium January 23–24, 2009, in conjunction with Paint Made Flesh.

The symposium will offer compelling conversation about the role of figure painting as it has defined psychological and socio-historical conditions in Europe and the United States since World War II.

John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture, Museum of Modern Art

Michael Bess, chancellor's professor of history, Vanderbilt University

Emily Braun, distinguished professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University New York

Susan H. Edwards, executive director and CEO, Frist Center

Eric Fischl, artist

Mark Scala, chief curator, Frist Center

Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in art history and director, Center for the Study of Modernism, University of Texas-Austin

Cost to attend: $30 students/faculty; $35 members; $50 non-members

See a detailed schedule of the symposium. To register, call 615.744.3247 or complete and send in the symposium registration form.

CSM-Nashville Fundraiser seeking artists Jan 17 2009

We would love for you to be a part of a fundraiser event we are having this Saturday, January 17th! The Center for Student Missions (CSM-Nashville; is dedicated to providing urban ministry experiences and supporting the local non-profits/ ministries in our city. We have to fundraise a percentage of our budget, and desire for our fundraiser to not only support our work, but also bring awareness to the amazing things going on in Nashville.
The event is called "heART for the City" and is open to anyone who loves the city of Nashville and wants to support its local artists and ministries. This is where you come in.
Along with having information about local non-profits and havning 6 singer/songwriters performing, we want to designate an area for some of the local artists to display and perhaps sell their work.
This is our first year, and space is available BUT if you are interested in what CSM stands for, and would love to be a part of the evening, please contact us. We will need to view a few of your pieces, so if you could include that in your email, we'd greatly appreciate it!

Contact information: Kristin Quarles:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Art Makes Place Panel Discussions @ Frist

Art Makes Place Panel Discussions
Fridays, Jan. 9, Feb. 27, March 27, April 17-- 6:30 p.m.
Studio B, FREE

The Frist Center will be the site for a number of presentations in conjunction with ART MAKES PLACE: Contemporary Artists make Community-based, Public Art in the form of Temporary, Site-specific and Performance-based Artworks.

Art Makes Place is organized by the Nashville Cultural Arts Project, in collaboration with Metro Nashville Public Schools, Vanderbilt University, and the Frist Center, with funding from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Vanderbilt University, and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

Additional information about AMP is available at

Remaining Presentations

Friday, January 9, 2009
Michael Cooper

Nationally renowned Nashville muralist Michael Cooper discusses a proposed mural by students at Overton High School based on graffiti art. This talk will be followed by a round table discussion with other Art Makes Place artists working in the public sphere.

Cooper and Overton High School students will create a temporary mural with sidewalk chalk on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd Ave. Rock City Machine building in downtown Nashville, weather permitting. The public is invited to watch.

Friday, February 27, 2009
Julie Horn

Video artist Julie Horn discusses the production of a video about personal and communal time.

Friday, March 27, 2009
Bonnie Fortune

Friday, April 17, 2009
Lindsay Obermeyer
Location: Rechter Room at the Frist Center

Friday, May 22, 2009
Mike Calway-Fagen

Friday, August 14, 2009
Mel Zeigler

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Adrienne Outlaw

Unspoken Words: FREE Lecture at Frist- January 8 2009

Unspoken Words: Contemporary Women Artists from the Middle East and North Africa
Thursday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE

Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, senior research associate in the department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss the art produced by women artists from the Middle East and North Africa with a particular focus on the work of Moroccan-born artist, Lalla Essaydi.

Interestingly, all of these artists use calligraphy as their chief mode of expression. They manipulate the letters, often transforming them beyond recognition, using ingenious and innovative methods, materials, and daring compositions. Some use the letters for purely aesthetic reasons while others reduce it to mere writing, signs, or ciphers as they grapple with issues of gender, socio-political orientation, and cultural identity.


"Graffiti in Pompeii" Lecture by Rebecca Benefield January 27, 2009

The Parthenon’s 2008-2009 Symposia Series presents a lecture entitled "Graffiti in Pompeii" by Rebecca Benefield, Washington & Lee University.

January 27, 2009

Free admission; please call (615) 862-8431 for reservations

The lecture is free but reservations are required. Co-sponsored by The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park and the Archaeological Institute of America.

Call for Artists: Estel Gallery: Feb/March 2009 exhibition Rock Paper Scissors: Deadline: 1-9-09

Estel Gallery is currently accepting submissions for its Feb/March 2009 exhibition Rock Paper Scissors featuring artwork using the media of rock/stone, cut paper or scissors. We will also consider any media with rock, paper or scissors as its subject matter.

The show runs Feb. 6- March 14, 2009.
The opening reception will be Feb. 7, 2009.
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 9, 2008.

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

Acceptable Media: Rock/stone, cut paper or scissors - any subject matter with rock, paper or scissors as its subject matter.

Fee: $10 per entry

Participation: Emailed submissions and/websites sent for consideration WILL NOT be considered. You may send images using the following guidelines.

1. No more than five (5) quality images of work. Please present at least two different views of any three-dimensional pieces 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.

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 as a .doc file on the CD with your images.

3. An 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 in a .doc format on the CD with your images.

4. Submissions will not be returned.

5. Acceptance requires that the artist pay for delivery and return shipping.
In the event the gallery chooses to represent the artist, the gallery will pay the return shipping fees.

6. Please make sure your contact information: name, email, phone number and address are included on a separate sheet of paper enclosed. This information is important so we may contact you in the event that we are unable to open any of the files you submit.

Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by Jan. 9, 2008 to be considered.

Send Submissions to:

Estel Gallery - RPS

115 Rosa L Parks Blvd

Nashville, TN 37203


Jan. 9, 2009: postmarked deadline for entries

Jan 17, 2009: notification of inclusion via email

Jan 23 - 31, 2009: delivery of artwork

Feb 6 - March 14, 2009: exhibition dates

Feb 7, 2009: reception from 6pm-9pm

March 21, 2009: return shipping of artwork

artEMBRACE East Winter Session Classes begin January 19th 2009

artEMBRACE East Winter Session Classes will begin January 19th! 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 (, AND we offer flexible payment plans!

We can even set up a special night for just you and your loved ones!

Here's the class menu for Winter Session:

Jewelry-Making w/Pam Hall (Tues, 1 1/2 hrs): This class is so popular we had to add additional ones late this fall! 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 (Mon or Tues, 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!

Traditional AND Latin Ballroom Dance Survey Class w/Emily Masters (Mon or Wed, 1 hr): Learn to Cha Cha, Salsa, Meringue, Tango, Waltz AND Foxtrot in only 6 weeks! Yes, in response to our students we've revamped the classes to include EVERYTHING! 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! Register early... this one tends to fill up really quickly.

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!

Class duration is 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 Winter 2009 Class Schedule at

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 with additional questions.

Call for Artists - Plowhaus February 2009


You are invited to join the February Plowhaus Group Show, at the Plowhaus Gallery at the Tennessee Art League - 808 Broadway(Downtown Nashville), 2nd Floor. Runs Feb. 6th though Feb. 29th. The theme of the show will be Black History as February is Black History Month - We want all perspectives to be represented at this show - and some exciting ideas have been mentioned so far.

If you would like to participate in this event – Please contact John Holland at Openings for this show are on a first come/first claim basis and there are 24 spaces available. The fee to enter the show will be $25. Each artist's to get about 4 linear feet of space.

A meeting will be held at 5:30 on Saturday January 10th, at the Alley Cat Tex Mex Grill to discuss the show. more on that to those who want to participate.

We will need people to fill the following positions - if you are interested let me know - thanks so much, john

Press Release:
Hanging chair:
Poster Design:
Food Coordinator:
Music Coordinator:

The Plowhaus Artist's Cooperative:
Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway
Nashville, Tn. 37203