Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gallery Talk: "Through the Eyes of a Psychopath" @ Frist: Feb 28, 2009

Gallery Talk:
"Through the Eyes of a Psychopath"
Saturday, February 28, 11:00 a.m.
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE

Dr. Stephen Benning, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, will present a gallery talk in the Paint Made Flesh exhibition titled, “Through the eyes of
a psychopath: How individual differences impact perception of paintings.” Based on research involving the ways different individuals process similar emotional material, this talk will focus on the way persons possessing high levels of fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality might perceive paintings in the exhibition.

Art Makes Place: Mike Calway-Fagen: Free Talk @ Frist; Feb 27, 2009

Art Makes Place: Mike Calway-Fagen
Friday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
Studio B, Upper-Level, FREE

Artist Mike Calway-Fagen invites public participation for planning an artwork about ideas and issues of community. Calway-Fagen's talk is the third of an eight-part public meeting and discussion about the year-long project, "Art Makes Place," an initiative in which contemporary artists create community-based, temporary and performance-based art for public places.

"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.

Gallery Talk: Medieval Treasures @ Frist Feb 26, 2009

Gallery Talk:
Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE

Join Trinita Kennedy, associate curator at the Frist Center, for a tour of Medieval Treasures. Medieval Treasures offers an unprecedented opportunity to view the Cleveland Museum’s celebrated Early Christian, Byzantine, Western Medieval, and Early Renaissance works of art in Nashville. The exhibition spans the history of Western art from the adoption of Christianity as the state religion of the Roman Empire in the fourth century to the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Call to Artists: Flying Solo Exhibition Series: Nashville International Airport: Deadline April 17, 2009p

Call to Artists – Flying Solo Exhibition Series

Nashville International Airport

Nashville, TN

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2009, 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and Arts at the Airport announce a Call for Proposals for the Flying Solo Exhibition Series at Nashville International Airport. The exhibition opportunities are open to Tennessee artists or artists who have a strong connection to Tennessee.

The complete Call to Artists is available on the Nashville International Airport website The Direct link to the CFP is

Artists must comply with the submittal requirements described in the Call for Proposals to be considered.

Arts at the Airport

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

1300 sq ft studio space for rent

1300 sq. ft. space available for rent.

It is clean and dry with a bathroom and some natural light.

Rent is $825 per month and can be shared by up to three people.

Call 298-4611, or come by 4304 Charlotte to have a look.
Alan LeQuire

David Bean presents Light and Commerce Workshop. April 18, 2009

David Bean presents Light and Commerce Workshop in April 2009

This workshop will cover not just the technical, but will delve deep into the business side of photography as well. It is ideal for anyone who wants to transition into commercial photography or just take the craft to a new level.
You will learn from BOTH an artistic/technical and business side how to produce and pull off commercial photo shoots as well as how to not just run a business, but “stay” in business and turn profits.

David Bean

TNVLA presents: COPYRIGHT BASICS: March 5th, 2009

TNVLA presents:

Date: Thurs., March 5th, 2009, 5:00-6:30p.m.
Co-Sponsor/Location: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Cost: FREE to the public; Fee for lawyers seeking CLE credit: $40 Members/$60 Non-Members (for 1.5 hours).

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 Michelle Brooks & Tom Motzny, TNVLA volunteer lawyers from King & Ballow. This seminar is FREE and open to the public. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to by Wed., Mar. 4th.

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

Sarratt Art Studios Vanderbilt hosts May Arts Intensive: May 11-22 2009

Sarratt Art Studios at Vanderbilt University to host a May Arts Intensive

May 11 – 22 2009

Sarratt Art Studios is pleased to announce its first May Arts Intensive. Nicknamed “Art Camp for Adults” this popular studio art program will be offering many popular classes as well as new ones designed just for the Intensive. Class offerings include pottery, drawing/painting. Jewelry, creative quilts, off loom bead weaving, and many more exciting art offerings. Classes are non credit and will meet daily from 10:00am – 2:00pm or from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Many of the courses offer one week or two week options. A schedule, information, and tuition prices can be found on line at Art classes are taught by professional studio artists from the Nashville area.

Call for Artists: Plowhaus Abstrakta: April 4-25, 2009


You are invited to join the April Plowhaus Group Show; ABSTRAKTA, at the Plowhaus Gallery at the Tennessee Art League - 808 Broadway(Downtown Nashville), 2nd Floor.
Runs April 4th through April 25th.
The theme, of course, is Abstract Art ala Nashville and for this show we would like Artists to hold to this broad theme.
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 27 spaces available. The fee to enter the show will be $25. Each artist's to get about 4 linear feet of space.
A meeting for the show will be scheduled onece we have a list of Participating Artists

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: Franco Scaramuzza
Food Coordinator:
Music Coordinator:
Show Coordinator: John Holland
Show Run: April 4th through April 25th
The Plowhaus Artist's Cooperative:
Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway
Nashville, Tn. 37203

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentines Making Workshop! @ Art & Invention

Come join us at Art & Invention Gallery for our 7th annual

Valentines Making Workshop!

Create a Valentine's masterpiece for the one(s) you love.

If you supply your time, we will supply the materials!

Cost: $6.00 per Card or Wooden Heart


Wednesday, February 11, 2pm – 7pm

Thursday, February 12, 1pm – 8pm

Friday, February 13, noon7pm

Saturday, February 14, noon - 6pm

Reservations a must for

groups of 5 or more, and for weekend workshops.

Call to Book a private evening workshop! 226-2070

Sign up today!

Art & Invention Gallery
1106 Woodland Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
East Nashville at 5 Points)

Gallery Hours:
Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm
Noon - 5 p.m
Weekdays and Evenings by Appointment

Call for Artists: The $5 Art Show @ Little Hamilton: March 14, 2009

$$$$$$$$$$$- The $5 Art Show - $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

1318 Little Hamilton Nashville TN 37203 - Saturday March 14th 2009 - 3:00 - 10:00 pm.

We at the Little Hamilton collective are hosting a community art sale to raise funds for our community center. We are taking submissions from anyone, on a donation basis, with the understanding that all artwork will be sold at the exhibit for exactly $5.
There are no limits on submissions; cheap art, found art, defaced found art, prints, sculpture, oddities, as well as all manner of original art, are all acceptable.
Given that everything is only being sold for five bucks, you don't exactly have to go all out to be a part of the show, but don't let that stop you!
The show is going to be huge, and we want everyone to come out for a fun night of crazy ass art. We also want the word to spread around about the show, so even if you don't have the time to donate any art, let people know about it and come out yourself.

To contribute or ask questions, you can contact Santana at
(615) 598 -8976 or, or
We'll gladly come pick up the work, or you can pool a group with friends, and we'll get it together.

The Image of the Black Female in Art and Education Panel Discussion: FEb 18, 2009

February 19, 6pm, panel discussion

Room 126 at Vanderbilt University’s Wilson Hall
The Image of the Black Female in Art and Education

TSU Art is partnering with Vanderbilt Studio Art and Watkins College of Art and Design

The panel discussion, organized by TSU ART and hosted by Vanderbilt University, includes Ms. Aisha Cousins (Artist, Brooklyn, NY), Ms. Cynthia Gadsden (Artist, Educator, TSU Art), Amelia Winger-Bearskin (Artist-Educator, Vanderbilt Univeristy) and Jewell Winn (Educator, Women's Center, TSU). The panel will be moderated by Jodi Hays (Artist-Gallery Director/Instructor, TSU Art ).

Ms Cousins will give an informal artist talk at Tennessee State University's Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery on Thursday, February 19th at 1pm.

She will speak to Wakins College of Art and Design students on their campus on Friday, February 20th at 10am.

Call to Artists: LAL Project Space: Deadline: April 11, 2009

Call to Artists: LAL Project Space

LAL invites artists to apply for an exhibition in the Project Space for its 2009-2010 calendar year.

The mission of the Project Space is to exhibit installation and new media work that is engaging, challenging, and experimental in both concept and execution. The Project Space, located in the basement of the historic Loudoun House, is 29’ x 20’ with concrete and brick walls that are painted white, and a concrete floor that is painted gray. There is one doorway (45” x 81”). The ceiling has exposed pipes and ductwork; the ductwork is 74” from the floor, the fluorescent lights are 84” from the floor. The basement also houses artist studios and storage spaces. Exhibitions will run for approximately six weeks, beginning in July 2009. The artist will be entirely responsible for the installation and removal of their artwork, as well as solely bearing the financial responsibility of any and all supplies and travel expenses, although LAL will provide a small honorarium. We encourage KY artists and those from surrounding states to apply.

To apply for the Project Space, please send a cover letter addressing the content of your work and the installation that you propose for the space, up to 10 digital images of artwork along with an inventory list of the images, and a resume listing other gallery exhibitions (if applicable). If the work that you would like to exhibit in the Project Space is currently unrealized, include a detailed, written proposal, with drawings or other images if possible.

Application materials are due by April 11, 2009 and will not be returned. Notifications will be mailed by June 2009.

For more information please e-mail Mike Deetsch at

Send all application materials to:

LAL Mike Deetsch, Exhibitions and Programs Director Ref: Project Space 209 Castlewood Drive Lexington, KY 40505

e-mail to

CD or DVD submissions preferred.

209 Castlewood Drive | Lexington, KY 40505 | p 859.254.7024 | f 859.254.7214 | |

Davis Art Advisory seeking Web Designer & Photographer

Davis Art Advisory is currently SEEKING a professional:

WEB DESIGNER who can assist my clients with developing a professional, clean, modern artist website.

PHOTOGRAPHER who can document my client’s art portfolio for either reproduction or use on websites.

Also someone who can document a corporate or private art collection. The gallery can be used to do photo-shoots if necessary.

**Because we will be referring clients to you, we request negotiating a gallery commission on these projects.**

CONTACT: Sera Davis, Owner, Davis Art Advisory at

*Provide: Resume, pricing, examples of past projects.

GROUP CRITIQUES hosted monthly at THE SHOWROOM gallery!

Davis Art Advisory now offering:

GROUP CRITIQUES hosted monthly at the Gallery!

75 Arcade, Nashville, TN 37219


Get consistent critiques from your contemporaries to stay on track and fresh with ideas.

$10 cover

(will be postponed if not enough sign ups)

Sign up for next group critique:

Artist's Perspective: Mike Hoolboom: Free lecture @ Frist: Feb 14, 2009

Artist's Perspective: Mike Hoolboom
Saturday, February 14, 2:00 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE

Join experimental filmmaker Mike Hoolboom as he discusses his work. Hoolboom’s Imitations of Life
integrates compelling images drawn from mainstream cinema, newsreels, and science fiction films. In it, sequences of deconstructed and recombined imagery, variously haunting and playful, hypnotically cast the cumulative effects of film as a force that shapes our subconscious image of self in relation to the stream of history and the trajectory of humanity.

Image: Mike Hoolboom. Still from Imitations of Life, 2003. Video, 21:00. Courtesy of the artist

Curator's Perspective: Reflections of the Medieval World: Free Lecture @ Frist: Feb 13, 2009

Curator's Perspective: Reflections of the Medieval World
Friday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE

Stephen N. Fliegel, curator of medieval art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will present a thousand years of aesthetic culture—from the austere spirituality of the Byzantines to the exalted frivolity of French Gothic secular art—in this lecture on medieval masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art.

These works of art, which were precious in their time, remain so today, not simply because they are beautiful, but as the inheritance of European culture. These works effectively offer us a glimpse of the past that is our own. Whether preserved in church treasuries, buried in the ground, or forgotten in some chest or unvisited corner of a building, objects of the medieval period are survivors of a lost age.

The constant factor throughout these centuries was the common center around which most life was organized—the Christian Church. Fliegel’s lecture will examine sublime sculptures, painted altarpieces, and illuminated manuscripts created in the service of faith and devotion. He will also discuss objects commissioned by some of Europe’s great aristocrats—King Charles V of France; the Duke of Burgandy, Philip the Bold; and Queen Isabella of Spain—as expressions of their personal wealth and taste. The lecture will also present an overview of the Cleveland Museum’s medieval collection, which is internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest.

Image: A Bridal Pair, 1400s. South German. Oil on panel, 30 ½ x 20 1/16 x 2 15/16 in. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds 1932.179

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Call to artists: The Artistry of Hope Show: Deadline: April 1 2009

The Artistry of Hope Show

A Call to Artists....

Come join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of "Danita's Children". For the past 10 years Danita Estrella has devoted her life to taking care of orphaned children in Haiti. Her sacrifice and determination to see these children prosper has been an incredible exercise in love, faith, and courage. This April the 18th we have the opportunity to help her continue her journey by taking part in a one night show at Davis Art Advisory's downtown gallery, THE SHOWROOM that illustrates our own perspective of hope.

The "Artistry of Hope" will draw in hundreds of donors, celebrities, and people that just want to make a difference. We hope that you will be compelled to create works of art that inspire others to help make the world a better place for the children of Haiti.

Here is how it works: To be selected as an artist for the show, you must submit 3 examples of your CURRENT work to for jurying. These pieces do NOT have to be hope inspired, just work that represents what you are currently doing. We accept small file digital photos through email or a website link. (Work is selected on the opinion that it works well with the other artists and the theme of the night as a whole.)

If you are selected to be in the show:

Each artist can submit up to three pieces of artwork for the show, but there is no guarantee that we can hang all three pieces. Please be prepared to take home any remaining work and/or your packaging, etc. All work needs to be hang-able upon delivery. Because this is a fund raiser event, a percentage of the sale will go to the children. We want this event to be a win for everyone, so we are giving the artists the option to donate 50%, 75%, or 100% of their sale, which goes directly to the children in Haiti and is tax deductible.


Event Info:

Where: Davis Art Advisory/ THE SHOWROOM ( 75 Arcade, Nashville, TN 37219 (* In the middle of the block between 4th & 5th avenues and between Union and Church) )

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Date: April 18th, 2009

• For more information on Danita's Children and The Hope for Haiti Center visit

• To learn about Davis Art Advisory & THE SHOWROOM visit:

If you would like further information on participating in the show, please contact either

Andrew Atteberry


Sera Davis, Owner and Principal Advisory, Davis Art Advisory/ THE SHOWROOM

Thank you for your participation,

Andrew Atteberry

Fund raiser Director

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Nashville Artist Lain York tospeak in ArtsS Council Series, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, AT 6 P.M.



FRANKLIN, January 30, 2008—Multimedia painter Lain York will appear in the second free educational program of The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), “Art: Up Close & Personal,” Monday, February 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Williamson County Public Library.

The Williamson County Public Library and O’More College of Design are participating as sponsors in this series to benefit students in the arts as well as those in the community who have an interest in the arts. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The main branch of the Williamson County Library is located at 1314 Columbia Avenue in Franklin. For more information about the event or the Arts Council, visit or call (615) 428-3845.

According to Scott B. Hodes, director of visual arts for the Arts Council of Williamson County, “The lecturers have been asked to share the experiences that have culminated in that artisan being able to fulfill the role of professional working artist in the community, such as background, history, choices and decisions, education and technique, work experience, and artistic and life influences.”

York currently is gallery director of Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, and on the board of Fugitive Projects. In addition, he has served as preparator for the Arts in the Airport program for 18 years, has coordinated exhibitions for the Kennedy Center on the Vanderbilt Campus for the past 11 years and previously has worked with The Metropolitan Arts Commission, the Summer LIghts Festival, The Greater Nashville Arts Foundation, the Frist Center for Visual Art and the untitled artist group.

York’s work can be found in the permanent collections of EMI Los Angeles, the Savannah College of Art, The Tennessee State Museum and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. His work has been exhibited around the U.S., and in Europe, as well as being published in New American Paintings; New York Arts Magazine; Number, Inc.; and Art Papers.

York’s paintings deal with masks and ritualistic figures that “are portraits that exist somewhere between an interior landscape and an assumed identity.” York explains, “The idea is that of the lost record or unidentified museum piece and is an attempt to deal with the intangible through physical and ordered means.”

He continues, “These particular images, though inspired by African, Mayan, Middle Eastern, Greek Archaic masks and figures, are distilled elements. I really don’t think of them as a part of any specific culture. They appeal to me as a record or evidence of the way a society or culture tries to make sense of the human experience through art and ritual. The record of this attempt, the art objects, is common to all societies past and present. All human societies in one way or another make art; we all share this basic need.”

Originally from Nashville, York earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His works have been shown in solo exhibitions at St. Andrew’s Sewanee School, Sewanee, Tenn.; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville; and Freed Hardeman University, Hardeman, Tenn.; University of Alabama Huntsville; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville; Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn.; and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville.

His art has also been in group exhibitions including those at the Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville; Bolm Projects, Austin, Texas; Davidson County Public Library, Nashville; Flood Projects, Ashville, N.C.; Art Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Ill.; Tulca Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland; and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville.

He received a 1998 Arts On The River award from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.; and a 1996 award in The Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Ala.

The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) service organization that exists to enrich the lives of the citizens of Williamson County, Tenn., by bringing the arts and people together. The Arts Council envisions a dynamic, lively and diverse arts community, which is accessible to all and which is a major cultural destination.

2009 Summer Studio Workshops May - September 2009 Bell Buckle, TN

2009 Summer Studio Workshops

May - September 2009

Bell Buckle, TN

Classes in concrete, mosaic and sculpture will be held at the studio of artist Sherri Warner Hunter in Bell Buckle, TN. Learn a new skill, refine your technique or give yourself time and space to be creative. Refreshments and lunches are included in the cost of workshops and supplies are covered by materials fee. Dates and details for these offerings can be found at

Mosaic Valentines Workshops: Bell Buckle: February 7 2009

Mosaic Valentines

February 7

Bell Buckle, TN

Create one-of-a-kind Valentine artwork/gifts at the studio of Sherri Warner Hunter's Bell Buckle Studio. Select two projects to mosaic: sculpted hearts, mirrors, picture frames, assorted heart shapes or mini wall hangings. Professional mosaic instruction and materials are included. Refreshments are included. No experience necessary! For more information, email or visit

Appalachian Center for Craft Exhibitions: Smithville, tn: Deadline: March 31 2009

Appalachian Center for Craft Exhibitions Deadline: March 31

Smithville, TN

The Appalachian Center for Craft is seeking artists for solo or group exhibitions. The Craft Center is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University. The gallery features contemporary and traditional fine craft by Craft Center artists and more than 100 regional craft artists. The Craft Center hosts up to 20 exhibitions annually in its three exhibition galleries. For more information, call (615) 597-6801 or email

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition: South Carolina: Deadline: March 6 2009

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition Deadline: March 6

North Charleston, SC

Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the fourth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. This unique exhibition offers emerging and established artists the opportunity to display their thought-provoking sculpture throughout Riverfront Park on the banks of the Cooper River. This national competition is organized by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Sculptors can compete for up to $14,750 in awards and honorariums with fifteen selected for this eleven-month exhibition (April 2009 - March 2010.) For more information, contact Lauren Lynn at (843) 745-1089 or click here.

Arts & Culture Alliance Top 40 Exhibition: Knoxvile: Deadline: February 20 2009

Arts & Culture Alliance Top 40 Exhibition Deadline: February 20

Knoxville, TN

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announced a call for entries for its "Top 40 Exhibition," a new group exhibition of 2D and 3D works selected by the general public and arts enthusiasts around the world. Local and regional artists may submit digital images of works to be displayed on the Arts & Culture Alliance's website, and the public will vote for their top ten works during the week of March 2 - 6. Entries must be original works completed within the last 2 years in the following categories: painting, graphic arts, 3D and photography. This call for entries is open to artists 18 years of age and older. For more information, contact Suzanne Cada at (865) 523-7543.

Environmental Art Market: Memphis Deadline: February 14 2009

Environmental Art Market Deadline: February 14

Memphis, TN

Eco artists are invited to apply for one of the exhibitor slots in the first-ever Environmental Art Market during Shelby Farms Park Conservancy's annual Down to Earth Celebration. Artists are required to showcase art that demonstrates a relationship with nature, informs about nature and its processes, educates about environmental problems, and/or utilizes reclaimed, recycled, or natural materials, and above all honors nature in artistic, aesthetic ways. Vendors will be notified by February 28 of their acceptance to Down to Earth Celebration 2009. An application can be downloaded at For more information, contact Margaret Cross at (901) 767-7275 or

Kingsport Center for Higher Education Public Art Projects Request for Proposals

Kingsport Center for Higher Education Public Art Projects Request for Proposals

Kingsport, TN

The Kingsport Public Art Committee has announced a Request for Proposals for two art projects in conjunction with the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The projects are funded by the City of Kingsport's Percent for Art Program that allocates three quarters of one percent of the construction budget for the acquisition, installation and maintenance of art for public places. To receive a copy of the full Request for Proposals, contact the City of Kingsport's Purchasing Department at 423-229-9419. For more information on the project visit

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