Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Call for crafters: The Streets of Indian Lake weekly event - Hendersonville

New venture in Hendersonville:
The event takes place each Saturday at "The Streets of Indian Lake" between Barnes and Noble and September's Cafe in the court yard area of the shopping complex.
Artisans/Vendor's can sign up for one weekend or several weekends or all weekends available. The event runs through October.
The cost is $25.00 for each Saturday event. Artisans/Vendors can share a booth and the entry fee.
There have been two weekends so far with much success and several folks sold out of goods and products!
No items of jewelry or purses are allowed in the booths/tents as the shops at "The Streets of Indian Lake" sell jewelry and purses.
Artworks, clay, stuffed animals, tie dye, textiles, various other arts and crafts, and home grown veggies and fruits and honey, etc... are allowed. There is electricity available. Vendors/Artisans must supply their own tent.

For more information send all further inquires to/and for a Vendor's Release Form please contact via email or phone:
Jan Ellis
President/The Ellis Group
131 Saundersville Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Art Making in the Lobby @ Frist: Free: Wednesdays in June 2009

Art Making in the Lobby
Wednesdays, June 10, 17 & 24, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Grand Lobby, FREE

Drop in, be inspired, and create your own work of art in the Grand Lobby throughout the day on these select Wednesdays in June.

June 10
Featured activity: Twilight Cityscapes
Create your own nighttime cityscape.

June 17
Featured activity: Summertime Lanterns
Create you own festive summertime lantern.

June 24
Featured activity: Dot Portraits
Create a portrait similar to the ones artist Chuck Close makes.

Frist Center Kids Club @ Frist: June 13, 2009

Frist Center Kids Club
Saturday, June 13, 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., or 3:00 p.m.

Kids Club members will GO GREEN using colorful recycled materials and natural fibers to create decorative, handmade paper bowls.

Reservations are strongly suggested. Walk-ups are welcome as long as space is available. Please note, even if you are a current Kids Club member, it is important that you make a reservation. Call 615.744.3357 to make your reservation.

ARTini on Museum Architecture Exhibition @ Frist: June 12, 2009

ARTini on Museum Architecture Exhibition
Friday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE

Join Kim Jameson, evaluation and community engagement director at the Frist Center, for a conversation about a few works in Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings.

During your visit, enjoy music in the Grand Lobby featuring Bone Therapy (trombone choir) & Quintessentially Jazz, an ensemble comprising keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and vocals, who will be playing from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Artist's Forum: Joseph Whitt @ Frist: Free: June 11, 2009

Artist's Forum: Joseph Whitt
Thursday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.
Rechter Room, FREE

Join Joseph Whitt at our next Artist's Forum as he discusses the thoughts and processes behind his work.

Whitt is an honors graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has taught classes in visual arts at Middle Tennessee State University and New College of Florida, Sarasota. He lives in New York City, and is currently the curator and events programmer at Starr Space, artist Jules de Balincourt's Brooklyn-based performance art venue.

His latest project, Serenades, is built on a series of trades with a highly personal pantheon of artistic heroes, including Nick Currie (a.k.a. Momus), Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner, Drew Daniel of Matmos, and others.

Call for artists and vendors "Depot Square Festival" July 11, 2009

Call for artists and vendors - special fund raising event located in the heart of Gallatin, directly across the street from (non-profit) shelter (http:// www.safeplaceforanimals.com).

"Depot Square Festival"
Saturday July 11
10:00 - 8:00
254 W. Eastland Ave, Gallatin, TN
(Across from Safe Place For Animals Shelter at the Depot Square building)

Proceeds will benefit Safe Place For Animals, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding a safe Place for animals in Sumner County.

There will be arts and crafts booths, Food vendors, Bluegrass Bands, Kids' games/inflatables, Animals available for adoption, and lots of fun for the entire family!!!!

Booth outside $50
Booth Inside $75

If you are interested in having a vendor booth at the festival, please contact Beckie at 210-3296.

Call for Posters: SpotLight Downtown Lexington: Deadline: June 26, 2009

SpotLight Downtown Lexington

OFFICIAL POSTER In anticipation of the downtown festivities, we are looking for a drawing/painting to commemorate the celebration. The winning artwork will be converted into the official poster for SPOTLIGHT LEXINGTON and used in conjunction with the Host Committee's marketing efforts.

DEADLINE: June 26, 2009

New Pottery Cooperative in Nashville

Potters, Clay Artists and others interested in creating with fired clay:

A new Pottery Cooperative is looking for a few more members - enough to keep costs down, but not so many we have to wait to use equipment. Long hours of access to building and studio daily.

Starting July 1 we will have a building in downtown (4th @ Elm). It has free parking, lots of space and an excess of creative energy from the other artists in the building. You will have access to open areas outside the pottery studio. Very social atmosphere. Wireless internet is provided, as well as opportunities to participate in shows.

I have 1 potters wheel and 2 kilns plus lots of other tools and equipment.
We will acquire more if needed later. This is just starting and we can make up the rules as we go.

Please contact me as soon as possible if you may be interested as we will have our 1st meeting Thursday, June 11.

Kat Townsend

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

BEEHIVE DESIGN COLLECTIVE - JUNE 16, 2009 - the true cost of coal

where art and the environment in(ter)sect.

The Beehive Design Collective -a group of artist activists based in Maine- travels the U.S. and abroad engaging communities in a dialogue about pressing socio-politico-environmental issues of the day through their intricate large-scale graphic works and accompanying presentations (aka narrative picture-lectures). All research for the murals is done first-hand, which means months or more spent in an area, collaborating with communities, listening to their stories and interpreting them visually. If you're interested in community action, social change, environmental justice, or just really cool art, we'll see you there! And in the meantime, help us spread the word far and wide!

details about this presentation:
Beehive Design Collective presents: The True Cost of Coal
TUESDAY, June 16
7pm @ Firebrand/Little Hamilton Collective
1318 Little Hamilton Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
Donation $5-25 encouraged, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds

"Your light switch is connected to a human and ecological drama playing out in the Appalachians and beyond. The Beehive Design Collective presents "The True Cost of Coal," a giant poster-in-progress with an all-animal cast! The Beehive is an all-volunteer, art-activist collective dedicated to "cross-pollinating the grassroots" by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools."


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ART.EDU (UPDATED!!!) - Deadline: June 12th at 5pm


Open Lot Project Space

Special Guest Curator: Lain York (Curator, Zeitgeist Gallery)

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 2008, 2009, & 2010 at Nashville area colleges and Universities are eligible, including those from Appalachain Center for Crafts, Art Institute of Tennessee, Belmont University, Fisk University, Lipscomb University, Middle Tennessee State University, Nossi College of Art, O’More College of Design, 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 12th at 5pm, no exceptions. It is free to submit work to ART.EDU. Artists are required to pay a $40.00 exhibition fee upon acceptance. ART.EDU opens Friday, July 31st and runs until closing night, Friday, August 14th.

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Be a part of an art installation - Send your Trashy Clothing!

Be a part of an art installation - Send your Trashy Clothing!

I am creating an installation at the new Blend Studio Art Gallery at the Arcade in Nashville. This installation is to bring awareness for the need of textile recycling in America. We are a country of stuff and often just throw it away only to fill our landfills. There are recycling programs for plastic, glass, aluminum but rarely do you see one for textiles. According to the Council for Textile Recycling every American on average throws away 68 pounds of fabric each year!

How can you help?? I am collecting used clothing, in any condition (dirty, with holes, it does not matter) from as many people as possible. Each piece will be labeled with the name and location of the person who donates it. All the pieces will then be stitched together to create one large installation art piece bringing awareness to this problem. I would love to get at least one piece from everyone! Come on you know you have an old shirt, skirt or pants hanging in that closet that you don't want.
After the installation, and some before, all the fabric from the items will be sewn into new items that will be sold at local galleries and shops. The money raised will be sent to Kiva. An organization that helps people of poverty survive. I have selected a lady who is a weaver with 5 children making $3 a day and her husband makes $2 a day recycling. Kiva creates a loan for the family that they will pay back. They are wanting to purchase a bike for the husband to deliver the recycling he collects. The family lives in Cambodia. Some money will also be used to help local schools with recycling programs. And who knows what other great things we will accomplish!

Send me your trashy clothes today!! One shirt in a small mailer envelope should cost about $2 to ship. And you can be a part of this great project!
All envelopes will be reused.
A website will be up and running soon so that you can follow the progress. Drop off sites will also be available if you have lots of clothing to donate.

Mail today!

send me an email for snail mail address: denton.tiffany@gmail.com


Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator Tennessee Arts Commission

Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator Tennessee Arts Commission

The TAC is seeking a qualified candidate interested in a long-term career in arts education. This position provides support in all aspects of the Arts Education program and reports to the Director of Arts Education. While providing management assistance and coordination of existing programs is part of this position, the Commission is interested in individuals who wish to actively contribute new and innovative ideas to its arts education programming. Interested candidates should contact Kim Leavitt, Director of Arts Education, at kim.leavitt@tn.gov or (615) 532-5934.

NAAD presents Art After Hours June 4, 2009 5-7pm

The Nashville Association of Art Dealers (NAAD) presents a new opprotunity for art lovers and patrons to explore Nashville’s diverse and growing art scene. "Art After Hours" - Nashville’s first monthly, city-wide art crawl - seeks to elevate awareness and support for the visual arts in Nashville. On the first Thursday of each month participating galleries will remain open late from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, inviting the public to come and enjoy art after work.

Nearly 20 members of NAAD have already committed to the first "Art After Hours" on June 4th and others are expected to join the effort by the event’s launch. Participating galleries include: Bennett Galleries, Cumberland Gallery, Estel Gallery, Finer Things Gallery, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Gallery One, HA Gallery at Hanging Around, LeQuire Gallery, Local Color Gallery, Midtown Gallery, Richland Fine Art, Rymer Gallery, The Arts Company, Tinney Contemporary and Zeitgeist Gallery. Click here for a NAAD gallery map.

NAAD is a membership organization of respected and established art dealers from throughout Nashville. Its 36 members and associate members are dedicated to promoting and maintaining the highest degree of professionalism in business conduct, and collectively aim to increase support for the visual arts in Nashville.




FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 2, 2009--The Third Annual Art Fusion Show 2009 will feature the fine art and crafts by members of the Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC) and artists from The Row @ The Factory, on Friday, June 5, at 1 to 9 p.m. and continuing Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The juried art show will open on Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m. The Friday evening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. will include a wine tasting by Del Rio Wine & Spirits, music by Jack Grant, gourmet food by Garden Gate Catering and lots of great art to view. On Saturday, the art show and sale will continue all day with music by Orchestra Nashville from 1 to 3 p.m.
Artists scheduled to participate include Adornments, Eleanor Ann Bailey, Shirley Barker, Sandra Barrett-Hoomani, Bebo, Troy Berggren-Lacey, Guy and Bev Bozard, John Cannon, Angie Daniel, Deborah Gall, Carol Hall, Pam Hall, Deann Hebert, Jay Jackson,Bob Jones, Eric Lankford, Mike Lawson, Christina Long, Rose Reed Littrell, Emily Martinez, Linda McLaughlin, Dawn Neumann, Kelly O’Neill, Angie Parl, Roz Ramey, Bethany Reiser, Dorit Riley, Carol Roberts, Mike Serkownek, Connie Shaw, Lindsay Shepherd, Midge Simpson, Norb Skalski, Dot Small, Mike Summers, Dolores Weaver, Julie Westall and Donna Zimmer.
The event benefits The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), and is hosted by Abide Studio, The Row @ The Factory and Merchants of Building 12 in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road in Franklin, TN 37064. Filled with working art studios and galleries, Building 12 has become one of the art centers in the Franklin area, and provides a great setting to see the artisans actually working on their pieces.
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.
For additional information, please call 615-428-3845, or email info@artscouncilwe.org. Interested persons can also find out more about many of the ACWC artists at the website www.artscouncilwc.org.

Open Lot Meeting 6/2/09, 7pm at The Greenhouse in Green Hills

Open Lot Meeting 6/2/09, 7pm at The Greenhouse in Green Hills

Renovations begin this week on the future home of Open Lot on 4th Ave. South. New windows, new floors, track lighting, sinks, public bathrooms, etc. will all be put in during the next three weeks. There are still a few private studios available for move-in for July. I would love to know everyone's plans for move-in before July 1st so we can possibly share truck, dolly, etc. to make the whole process go a little faster.

Recently we've been talking about who Open Lot should be working with and how to keep the space and the group sustainable. Now that the space is quickly becoming available for use, let's talk more about the specifics of what we should show and how we should use the space as a public venue. What are the kinds of shows you've heard and read about and thought, "that sounds amazing, but would never fly in Nashville"? Don't forget to keep a look out for exhibition ideas outside of visual art, and please bring others who have ideas or just want to support new kinds of art in Nashville.

See you there,
Jonathan Lisenby