Tuesday, May 26, 2009


CONTEMPORARY OFFICE space FOR RENT in professional downtown (5th Ave) GALLERY!
(Great event space too!!)


Davis Art Advisory is currently renting out both sides of our (very
cool) contemporary white-cube gallery space, THE SHOWROOM. We'd like to have this space open when we're not there. No work on your part expected. Just use it for your business.

IDEAL FOR: entrepreneurs or small business professionals interested in having an office space, meeting space, event space and business address.
This is a very coveted space.

ADDRESS: 75 Arcade, off 5th Avenue between Union and Church. Balcony
level. Close to everything! (Best pizza in town is downstairs)

NOTE ON SPACE: We function as a commercial gallery so we consistently have high-end contemporary artwork on the walls that rotates monthly for the First Saturday's Gallery Crawl openings (every first Saturday from 6-9pm). We take 3 days a month to put up new show but will try to stay out of your way.

I am in the gallery on occasion so at times I will be set up at my desk. Mostly, I am quiet there or work from home.

DESK PROVIDED (door and horses- architect style) *You are welcome to have a small file cabinet and chair. Only laptops please. Plenty of light.
Contemporary Artwork
Excellent EXPOSURE for your business during the gallery crawl (draws in 1000 people a month)

$250/month for one side of gallery (215 Sq feet) OR $450/month (discounted) for BOTH sides (425 sq feet)


IDEAL tenant: Someone who will USE the space daily or close to it. We are looking to have the space filled with a body to create dynamics and professionalism.

Please email info@davisartadvisory.com or call Owner, Sera Davis at
347 306 185

Monday, May 18, 2009

Invitation to Participate in Public Artwork - Art Makes Place

This month ART MAKES PLACE invites you to participate with Mike Calway-Fagen's "Stoop Project." With the idea of making a place for community, Mike has built five large movable stair stoops (see pic below) which we'll be unveiling at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on Friday, May 22nd at 6:30 during his artist talk. Please come!

On Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, we'll be pushing the stoops around Nashville! Would you like to push a stoop? It's easy, fun and a great way to meet new people! People are invited to each take reign of a stoop in 2 hour time blocks, 10am - 6pm. To sign up or get more information, email Amanda by Wednesday, May 20th. We are especially looking for people on Saturday.

Should you have questions Amanda is not able to answer, feel free to contact me at curator@n-cap.org. Visit website below to learn more about our lectures/projects throughout the year.

Thank you,

Adrienne Outlaw

NCAP and AMP Curator


Friday, May 15, 2009

Shakerag Workshops in Sewanee, TN, in June 2009

There are still places available in several of classes at Shakerag Workshops in Sewanee, TN, in June 2009. There are two week-long sessions (June 13-20 and June 21-27), with classes in bamboo, beading, felting, soft sculpture, book arts, mudcloth dying, digital art, clay, quilting, and inkjet printing. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. Shakerag has become known for its excellent faculty from around the country, and for the "extras" - superb locally grown food, swimming in the campus lake, late nights in the studios. Andrew Wagner, editor of ReadyMade magazine, will speak on Wednesday evening, June 24. Several Nashvillians have enjoyed Shakerag over the last few years and can recommend the program. For more information go to the website (www.shakerag.org) or contact director Claire Reishman (creishman@sasweb.org).

2nd Call for Artists - Plowhaus June Show (6/6-27)

The Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative invites local artists to be part of our next downtown show for the month of June. In keeping with the Nashville Pride Festival, occurring June 20th at Riverfront Park, our theme is a loose one, celebrating diversity, the spirit of inclusion, and the importance of accepting difference among people.

Here are some possible clues to what this art will represent (thanks to artist Betsy Clapsaddle for her slightly altered words, which I am using):

Nashville pride; meaning the city must be represented literally in the piece [like with a skyline or a landmark], or

Nashville pride; meaning if you do work in Nashville, then whatever you come up with is acceptable as long as it reasonably family friendly, or

Nashville pride; meaning acceptance of the GLBT population as one with an important place in Nashville,

For the June Downtown Art Crawl (Saturday, June 6,
2007) through the end of the month, we would like to invite artists
who want to celebrate Nashville Pride to exhibit their artworks. We
also want to hold a special reception in conjunction with the Pride
Festival Downtown on June 20th.

Everyone is welcome to participate—the $25 entrance fee (to pay for
gallery costs) will entitle artists to roughly 3-4 linear feet of wall
space. We ask that artwork be reasonably family friendly -- an honest,
mature, expression of oneself is okay. Graphic depictions probably
won’t be okay. Our goal is to celebrate a Nashville where everyone can
feel at home, included, valued, and welcome.

In addition to the participation fee, we ask that artists contribute
to the opening refreshments and sign up for a show job. These will be
discussed in a future e-mail with interested participants. For any art
sales, the Plowhaus will take 25% as its fee.

A preliminary show calendar:

Tuesday June 2nd art drop-off
Wednesday June 3rd - Thursday, June 4th curating/hanging
Saturday, June 6th – Downtown Art Crawl
Saturday, June 20th – Pride Festival Reception

Interested artists should let me know immediately (by Friday, May
15th) if they would like to be part of the celebratory exhibit. We
need 20-25 artists to make this happen.

Let me know if you have any questions or want to participate.

Stephen McClure




Open Lot Project Space
Special Guest Curator: TBA

ART.EDU is a showcasing of Nashville’s newest talent, artists emerging from art-driven academic programs. All students earning (completing) MFA, MA, BA, or BFA degrees in 2009 at Nashville area colleges and Universities are eligible, including those from Art Institute of Tennessee, Belmont University, Fisk University, Lipscomb University, Middle Tennessee State University, Nossi College of Art, Tennessee State University, The University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, and Watkins College of Art & Design. All media is welcome, including all digital, fashion, performance, installation, and traditional 2-D and 3-D artwork.

Email submission to openlotnashville@gmail.com with “ART.EDU Submission” in the subject line. Submissions must include Artist’s Name, Phone & Email Address, Name of School Attended & Degree Earned, Image Information/Checklist, and Artist Statement.
To include in Image Information/Checklist for each numbered artwork:
A. Artist’s Name
B. Name of Artwork
C. Dimensions
D. Medium

All artwork must have been completed in the 12 months leading to the artist’s degree completion. Only 5 artworks maximum are allowed per artist submission. Only 10 images maximum are allowed per artist submission. Each image should be numbered to correspond with the information pertaining to it in the Image Information/Checklist. All images must be in JPEG or TIFF format and be no larger than 15mb in file size each. The Artist Statement should be one page or shorter (Word .doc file preferred). Please include the Image Information/Checklist and Artist Statement as 2 files attached to the email in addition to being typed in the body of the email.

Submissions will be accepted beginning May 15th and are due by June 5th at 5pm, no exceptions. It is free to submit work to ART.EDU, but accepted artists are required to pay a $40.00 acceptance fee to cover installation, handling, invitations, and refreshments. ART.EDU opens Friday, July 31st and runs until closing night, Friday, August 14th.

Open Lot

Schedule of Art Classes at Art & Invention Gallery

Relief Printmaking:
Relief printmaking is the oldest form of printmaking and is accessible to everyone with or without a printing press.
The uppermost surface of the material used for printing is inked, and printed from as with a rubber stamp. The cut marks below the surface do not receive ink and therefore will not print.
Styrofoam, cardboard, cork, linoleum, plexiglass, vinyl and all sorts of found objects both natural and manufactured can be used to make a relief print.

WHEN: Thursdays – May 14, 21, 28, 2009
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street / East Nashville
TIME: 7:00pm -9:00 pm.
COST: $25.00 per class (Cost will include inks and materials for printmaking.)

More advanced printmaking techniques such as Intaglio and Solar Plate will be available in future classes.
INSTRUCTOR: Nashville artist Marlynda Augelli.
Marlynda is a member of the Platetone Printmaking Cooperative, The Tennessee Art League and the Plowhaus Artists Cooperative.
She teaches printmaking to elementary school children through a YMCA after school program called artEmbrace, and also teaches for the Tennessee Art League in an after school arts program for at risk teenagers.
During the Fall and Winter months she teaches printmaking to the homeless at the Campus for Human Development.

TO REGISTER: contact Marlynda Augelli- maugelli@comcast.net / (615)226-2070

ECO CLASS SERIES: Found Art Shadow Boxes

Have you ever wanted to beautify your house and neighborhood? Have you ever wanted to make beautiful art?
Well then, Found Art Shadow Boxes is the class for you! Here is how you go about combining both desires- go through your alley, picking up interesting objects (i.e. unrecognized treasures sometimes known as trash), bring your finds to Art and Invention and build your very own found object art sculpture! Also feel free to bring in natural materials such as dried leaves, twigs, nests, hollow eggs, wool, etc as natural items make for good contrast to man made. So get out, walk, explore (safely), clean your alley and create a wonderful art piece!

WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2009
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street / East Nashville
TIME: 6:00-9:00 pm
COST: $45.00 (Cost includes all necessary materials to make a found art shadow box - except, of course, the found art!)

TO REGISTER: contact Seth Conley- sethconley@gmail.com / (615)473-3191

ECO CLASS SERIES: Plein Air Painting
East Nashville is ready to paint! Enjoy the spring breeze, fresh air and beautiful views while painting your very own masterpiece!
Step outdoors with local artist Seth Conley and paint all over East Nashville. We will paint such sites as Five Points, the railroad bridge at Shelby Bottoms, the downtown skyline, Shelby Park landscapes and pond settings, and even various historic homes around the area. More info to come...
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street / East Nashville
INSTUCTOR: Seth Conley

TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN THIS CLASS: contact Seth Conley- sethconley@gmail.com / (615)473-3191

Creative Self Discovery Workshop:
Beneath the noise of everyday life, it is easy to tune out the voice of your authentic self. Whether you are seeking to discover your deeper calling or just hoping to find a moment of freedom within, this workshop is for you! Through the process of creating a self-discovery collage, we will bring forth the inner artist that exists within your unique self! No prior artistic experience necessary!
WHEN: Sunday, May 17, 2009
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street / East Nashville
TIME: 1:00pm- 4:00pm
COST: $45.00 (includes all materials)
TO REGISTER: contact Emile Jones- gypsyfins@gmail.com / (940)399-8255

Art Journaling Workshop:
Come experience the wonder that exists in the world of art journaling.
The practice of art journaling will help you learn to discover the magic that exists within everyday life. The unique experiences of your life don't always fit within the lines of a notebook. With art journaling, a new world of freedom, creativity, and self expression will transform the ordinary into the extraordinary! In this workshop you will create your own art journal and explore different techniques, topics and possibilities.
WHEN: Sunday, June 7, 2009
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street / East Nashville
TIME: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
COST: $45.00 (includes all materials)
TO REGISTER: contact Emile Jones- gypsyfins@gmail.com / (940)399-8255

Feng Shui Vision Board Workshop:
Back By Popular Demand!
Join us for this dynamic workshop where you can Have Fun! Be Creative! Manifest Your Dreams!
A Vision Board is the best way to visualize the positive things you want in your life! A feng-shui-ed Vision Board is an even more powerful way to do just that! Using the Law of Attraction with feng shui Bagua Map, you can manifest what you want in every area of your life with balance, from relationships to career to prosperity, and so on. Simply display the work of art you create, sit back, and watch your vision board materialize before your very eyes.
WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 2009
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street / East Nashville
TIME: 4:00pm – 7:30pm
COST: $40.00 (All supplies and materials are provided. Just bring any inspiring images or photos that you may already have, along with a desire to create and manifest what you want your life to be!)

INSTRUCTOR: Tisha Morris

TO REGISTER: contact Tisha Morris- tisha@mindbodyhome.net / (615)519-9995 balance, from Relationships to Career to Prosperity, and so on!


Have you ever wanted to create your own work of art, but didn’t have the space or the materials to get started?
We have everything you need! Bring all of your own materials, or just your imagination! (Paint Panels and Craft Projects available here!)
WHEN: EVERY Thursday & Friday Night: 4:00pm – 8:30pm
EVERY Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00pm
EVERY Sunday: noon – 5:00pm
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street / East Nashville
COST: Thursday & Friday Nights: $5.00 / day using your supplies; $15.00 / day using our supplies
Saturdays: $10.00 / day using your supplies; $20.00 / day using our supplies
Sundays: $5.00 / day using your supplies; $15.00 / day using our supplies
INSTRUCTOR: Not a structured class, but we are available to help you if needed!

TO REGISTER: Contact Meg or Bret MacFadyen – artandinvention@earthlink.net / (615)226-2070

Fort Night (Day):

Your chance to think inside & outside of the refrigerator box!

There was a time when the delivery of a new refrigerator was a big event for a child. Not because of the appliance, but because of the BOX it arrived in! A box big enough to play in - A box big enough to become a fort or castle!
Now is the time for a whole new generation of children & adults to have this amazing experience!
Come to Art & Invention to select & paint your own cardboard fort or castle…

Just get your group or family together… (Yes, parents are required to participate- you need to play, too!)…, and contact us to make your reservation.
We have all the supplies and space needed. ALL YOU HAVE TO BRING IS YOUR IMAGINATION!
WHEN: EVERY Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00 pm
EVERY Sunday, noon – 5:00pm
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street / East Nashville
COST: average cost /$35.00 - $75.00 per fort / castle
CONTACT: Bret or Meg MacFadyen- artandinvention@earthlink.net / (615)226-2070
MATERIALS: We use recycled cardboard and Mythic Paints. Mythic paints - zero VOCs, AND 100% non-toxic.
(Mythic paints available at All Seasons / 924 8th Ave. / Nashville http://www.allseasonsnashville.com/ )

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Alan LeQuire Artist Talk @ Library - May 9, 2009

Tour of Artwork by Alan LeQuire at the Library and Beyond

Saturday, May 9
10:30 AM
Tour begins in the lobby at the Church Street entrance to the Main Library

Join Alan LeQuire as he talks about his work at the Main Library.
Attendees are welcome to tour Nashville on their own to look at Mr.
LeQuire’s other local artwork, such as the Parthenon’s Athena, and are invited to visit his studio from 1-3 pm.

This program is free and open to the public.

Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 862-5804 x6092

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Frist: Artist's Forum: Rocky Horton and Chris Scarborough - May 7 , 2009

Artist's Forum: Rocky Horton and Chris Scarborough
Thursday, May 7, 6:30 p.m.
Rechter Room, FREE

Join artists Rocky Horton and Chris Scarborough as they discuss their work.

In his most recent studio practices, Rocky Horton utilizes different dilutions of photographic development chemicals to paint onto exposed photographs. With these "photo paintings" Horton is commenting on the precarious relationship these mediums have had with each other since the invention of photography in the 19th century.

Chris Scarborough works in photography and drawing to create meticulously detailed images of people who have been manipulated according to the exaggerated characteristics of Japanese anime. His most recent work has developed from this foundation to include the examination of cartoon violence.

During the evening, enjoy jazz music in the lobby from 6:00-8:00 p.m. by Billy Contreras and Buddy Spicher and a stroll through the galleries.


The Circus is Coming to Town Dr Sketchys Style! May 17, 2009

Dr Sketchys Anti Art School presents: The Circus is Coming to Town with Leela Sophina Queen of The Air!

Have you ever wanted to chance to sketch a burlesque beauty suspended from the air? Well here is your chance!

We will have three hours of Sketching, Music, Drinks, Contests, Prizes, Juggling, Clowns, Ringmasters & More!

Come dressed up and get a special prize!

There will be popcorn & peanuts for everyone! Bring your friends, your creativity and your rowdy behavior cause this aint your typical life drawing session!

Dames, Drinking, Drawing & Debauchery ... welcome to art class!

Sunday May 17th
The 5 Spot - 1006 Forrest Avenue


Monday, May 4, 2009

Untitled Call for GLOW Poster Designs - May 20, 2009

Untitled Call for GLOW Poster Designs

Poster Design Contest
Untitled's Annual Fundraiser - GLOW SHOW

Deadline: May 20, 2009
(During regular weekly meeting)

Details here:

Space available at the Arcade - May 2009

Please contact Jody Boles with any questions jodyboles@firstmanagement.net:
Space coming available on 5th Avenue that is considered a part of the Arcade. It is the space Fox's Discounts is currently occupying. They should be out of the space by mid-May. Since 5th has several artists that occupy the buildings across the street, I wanted to let the art world know that this space will be available.

Plaza Spring and Summer 2009 Workshop Schedule

Plaza Spring and Summer Workshop Schedule in Nashville


Three-Hour Live Model Figure Drawing Studio Session - May, June 2009

Three-Hour Live Model Figure Drawing Studio Session

May 13, May 27 and June 10

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Studio #226

Chestnut Square, (615) 336-7773

4 Juried Exhibition Opportunities - Sculpture Conference Deadline: July 14, 2009

Four Juried Exhibition Opportunities at Mid-South Sculpture Alliance's Sculpture Conference 2009 Deadline: July 14

Chattanooga, TN

Two of the opportunities are Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and Chicago Sculpture International members only; offering two $500 cash awards for the indoor exhibit and a $1,000 honorarium for each work selected for the outdoor exhibit. The other two opportunities are for student level juried exhibitions, offering one $250 award for indoor exhibit and one $250 for outdoor exhibit. For more information, visit www.midsouthsculpture.org.

"Southern Exposure" Juried Exhibition Deadline: May 25, 2009

"Southern Exposure" Juried Exhibition Deadline: May 25

Palm Coast, FL

Open to all southern artists (GA, AL, MS, LA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA and WV) who would like to express their heritage, environment, ideals and issues concerning the south, this exhibition will be held June 13 - July 5. All media welcome. For more information, click here or contact Gena Brodie Robbins at submissions@hollingsworthgallery.com or (386) 338-1735.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Calls for Artists: Yeiser Art Center - Paducah - Photo 09 & Wood-O-Rama

Yeiser Art Center announces two calls for 2009:

Paducah Photo 09
Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition, in its 34th year, is now Paducah Photo 09. The Yeiser Art Center, Paducah's oldest and most prestigious gallery has agreed to host the competition.
For all rules, specifications, and entry methods see
or call the Yeiser at 270-442-2453
Exhibit runs July 17 - August 29, 2009.

A national competitive exhibition which showcases a cross section of both innovative and traditional woodwork of outstanding quality and craftsmanship. Any piece created using wood as the primary medium is welcome. Open to professional artists 18 years and over working and living in the United States or Canada. Work must have been completed within the past two years. See www.theyeiser.org or call 270-442-2453 for entry details.
Exhibit runs October 9 – November 7 2009.

Teri Moore
Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway St.
Paducah, KY 42001

P: 270.442.2453
F: 270.442.0828


BCA Rocks the Block for Autism May 30: Deadline May 8, 2009

BCA Rocks the Block
for Autism

BCA Rocks the Block is a fundraising event benefiting the Brown Center for Autism, a Nashville nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides therapy services for young children with autism in Middle Tennessee.

Crafters: This Block Party is on Saturday May 30th from 12 noon to 8 PM on Greystone Road in Berry Hill
Set up time is: 10 AM

$25 Booth fee for 1- 6 foot table inside a large tent
Plus 15 % of your sales to go to the Brown Center for Autism
(which is tax deductible for you)

Your applications and fees are due May 8th, 2009
Checks should be sent to:
The Brown Center for Autism
2702 Greystone Rd.
Nashville, TN 37204
Contact for application
615.385.7994 Phone

Also, we are looking for volunteers to do a beading craft activity with children. we would love to have someone engage the children in helping them to make their own piece of beaded jewelry. This activity can last anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour, with as many children attending the activity (filling seats on a rotating basis as other children finish the activity and leave the table) during the allotted time span. The times that are currently available for a jewelry-making activity are from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. You'd have your choice of these times to chose from. The materials that you would need to bring with you for this activity include enough beads and other items to possibly create about 50 pieces of jewelry.

The mission of the Brown Center is to deliver an innovative, comprehensive, therapeutic experience to young children impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders, by providing fully integrated and coordinated services in a truly caring environment.

Event Information
In today’s economy, many families simply cannot afford intensive therapy services for their young child with autism. Also, to date, the majority of insurances still do not provide sufficient coverage for the services these children need to realize their full potential. The BCA Rocks the Block event will be a family-friendly, eight hour street festival held near the heart of downtown Nashville , with live music from a wide variety of genres--including performances by local musicians on the autism spectrum. Additional highlights include a silent auction, activities for families and children, and booths for local concession and product vendors donating a portion of their proceeds to the Brown Center for Autism. Proceeds from this event will be used at The Brown Center to assist families who could not otherwise afford quality programming for their child with autism.

Date- Saturday, May 30th
Time- 12 noon-8:00pm
Cover Charge- $8
Location-Greystone Rd. Nashville , TN
**children 12 and under admitted free

Benefits for Vendors:

· Entertaining Family Event

· Opportunity to reach a family oriented market

· Direct access to potential customers

· Brand development & visibility

· Support of services for the autism community and their families

· Satisfaction derived from helping families dealing with autism

· All monies earned at this event go directly to help serve children with autism

Local Artists Wanted - HANDS TOGETHER in FLATROCK Festival


2ND Annual
Held At Coleman Park
384 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN

Saturday, MAY 23, 2009
11AM - 7PM
Check in time 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Canopy size 10 X 10

You are encouraged to display items reflecting your heritage
There is no cost for a booth

You are responsible for your own tent, tables,chairs,decorations, and clean up at shut down

To be considere‎d for participation
CALL....(615) 400-4969
Schedule appointment [615] 400-4969 and bring 3 samples of your work or email 3 digital images to : festival10@comcast.net

Check out

Mission Statement
The mission of the Hands Together In Flatrock Music & Arts Festival is to provide a family oriented one day festival that reaches out to both the older residents of Flatrock as well as the new immigrant families to encourage interaction, greater understanding, and tolerance among the residents of Flatrock. This festival will showcase the unique cultural mix, as well as the history of the neighborhood, to the greater Nashville area through a diverse mix of music, arts, and food.
We have posters in businesses in the area, there will be a banner on the fence outside Coleman Park 2 weeks before, we have multi ads running on hispanic radio stations and a publicity person sending out press releases.