Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Adult Printmaking Workshop Frist; August 1-2, 2009

Adult Printmaking Workshop

Part I: Saturday, August 1, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Part II: Sunday, August 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

$50 members; $60 non-members (cost is for both days of the workshop and includes all supplies and gallery admission)

Call (615) 744-3355 to register

Mary Pat Tuner, a Nashville-based artist and visual arts instructor at Lipscomb and Belmont Universities, will lead this two-day workshop in conjunction with the exhibition Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration. The workshop will begin with a tour of the exhibition, during which participants will discuss some of the techniques Chuck Close uses to create his prints. After the tour, the discussion will continue while participants spend the rest of the weekend in the studios learning how to make linoleum block relief prints.

The Art Train - figure drawing sessions


The Art Train

Self-directed and Instructional Art

Initially, we will be offering portraiture and clothed figure meetings, with a nude figure drawing session to be added later at another venue. Watch the blog for updates.

- Cost: $8.00 per session. Money collected goes to paying the model, the A/C, rent incurred, and for snacks. Any surplus goes to equipment and a slush fund for less populated nights.

- Time: Every Tuesday night from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. We'll post a holiday schedule sometime in the near future.

- Location: Woodland Presbyterian Church, near the intersection of Gallatin Road, North 11th Street, and Gartland Av. The address of the church is 211 North 11th Street. Here's a link to Google Maps. The entrance is at the rear of the church, upstairs. Follow the signs.

- Bring someone along! Come early… the doors open at about 6:15. Pay and sign-in on entry. Help set up and then claim your spot. The model starts promptly at 6:30 pm. A reminder: take care not to block your neighbor's view. Stay until closing… At 9:30 pm we begin cleaning and packing up. If everyone helps, we can finish by 9:45. Come and go when you like. One fee covers whatever part of the night you attend. Work on whatever you wish. This is a self-instructional group, but there are other educational opportunities available. Feel free to ask either Nick or Pat for details.

Schedule of poses:

- Five two (2) minute poses
- Two five (5) minute poses
- One ten (10) minute pose
- One twenty (20) minute pose

20 minute break for model (@ 7:30)

- One thirty (30) minute pose
- One sixty (60) minute pose

- Break time is 7:30-ish. We have roughly 20 minutes for announcements and socializing. Snacks usually consist of soda and juice, veggies, cookies, bread, chips and dip, or some combination thereof.

- We strive to be chemical free. Please use fixatives outside of the building. Please keep smelly or noxious materials at home, including perfumes, oils and markers.
- Recording devices such as cameras, cam recorders, or phones are not permitted.
- Quiet talk is permitted but please be respectful of your neighbors.

We will try to provide a diverse pool of models. We will alternate randomly model genders. If you know of any good models, or someone who is interested in modeling, please contact us.
Participants under 18 should provide parental permission.

Help us make figure drawing a satisfying experience. If you have any questions, suggestions, or problems, please contact us,

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Call for Entry - Publication Opportunity - Visual Overture

Call for Entry - Publication Opportunity
Visual Overture magazine is seeking submissions for the Winter 2009 edition. Emerging artists of any field are encouraged to apply. Juror selects 7 artists for feature in publication. Selected artists presented on two pages of magazine and receive 3 complimentary copies of issue in which they are featured.

Accepted Genres: Sculpture, Metals, Textiles, Photography, Mixed media, Painting, Drawing, Video art, Digital art, Printmaking, and Installations

Deadline: September 30, 2009.

Enter online: www.visualoverture.webs.com/artists.htm

Call for your Mail Art: Twist Art Gallery

Call for your Mail Art: Love Letter to the Post Office

Recently, our dear Arcade Post Office has been threatened with closing
by the U.S. Postal Service. While we all assume the end of paper mail
is at some point inevitable, we certainly have a nostalgia for actual
handwritten letters and postcards. The Arcade Post Office has been in
the Arcade since the very beginning, opening in 1903. 106 years later
- is it the end of an era? We hope not, but in the meantime, send your
heartfelt Love Letter to the Post Office via Twist Art Gallery, 73 Arcade,
Nashville, TN 37219. Please make it a postcard no larger than 5" x 7"
and postmark by July 24th.

We will hang your postcards in Twist 58 for the August Gallery Crawl.
Postcards will not be returned, but will be sold at the Gallery Crawl for
$5 a piece to support future Twist exhibitions in the Arcade. (It is our
third birthday after all!! And we hope to have many more.) You need
not be an artist to send us a postcard, but we hope it will get your
creative juices flowing.


Vol State Instructor Needed for Graphic Design

Volunteer State Community College is in need of an adjunct Instructor for Graphic Design this Fall Semester.

The course is scheduled for Tues and Thursday afternoons. It is dual enrolled for students at levels 1 and 2. This covers computer based focus on design for page layout. Study of typography, incorporation of images, publication formats and logo design. Adobe Photoshop, Ilustrator and In-Design Applicant credentials: Preferably an MFA in Graphic Design. May accept a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design with years experience in the field. Teaching experience preferred.

for details contact Claire Hampton at claire.hampton@volstate.edu , 615-230-3220

Call for Works -Belmont Mansion Annual Fashion show

Belmont Mansion hosts an Annual Fashion show each fall and this is our 30th anniversary. We have the longest running fashion show in Nashville! There is always a popular and well-known designer at each show. We have had Carolina Herrera, Gustavo Cadile, Tuleh—just to name a few. This year we are trying to shake things up a bit and thus holding TWO shows. One will be sponsored by Gus Mayer and take place in Belle Meade Country Club and the other will be hosted by Posh and hopefully will be at The Standard Restaurant. We are doing away with the usual silent auction and replacing it with an “open market” type environment. There will be vendors for all over Nashville as well as a few service booths. This year we are trying to help the local Nashville economy as well. We are looking for at least 25 donated works of art ranging in price from $50 to $500. This will be great exposure for any new artist. Their name will be mentioned on our website (which will be newly designed by the time of the show), in the program which will be handed out during both shows, and in the invitation if the works are donated by August 31st. Also, we will offer a FREE membership to those artists who participate and a special reception held at the mansion (date TBD.) We will take 2-D, 3-D and everything from paintings to sculpture to photography.

All proceeds from the show benefit the mission of the mansion which is the continued restoration and preservation of this Nashville landmark.

Please email if you have additional questions.

P.S. This is also a tax deduction.

Kate Wilson

Director of Operations

Belmont Mansion

1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212

(615) 460-5459

fax: (615) 460-5688


Freedom Quilting Bee @ Frist July 24, 2009

On Friday, July 24th, from 6 - 8 pm in the Frist Center lobby, meet members of the Freedom Quilting Bee for an informal social hour.
Freedom Quilting Bee members will share the history of their community, their connections to the craft of quilting, and their visions for the future.

The Freedom Quilting Bee is a nationally-recognized quilting cooperative established in 1966 in Alberta, Alabama as an outgrowth of the civil rights movement. When local people lost their incomes, and sometimes their homes, after registering to vote, women banded together to put their skills to use in order to earn family income and build community. Today, the Freedom Quilting Bee remains one of the oldest cooperatives in the country.

The Freedom Quilting Bee and ASK Apparel, a Nashville dyeshop and clothing company focused on revitalizing the use of plant-based dyes, have partnered for a three-day workshop on natural dyeing with plant and earth-based materials. The quilters welcome discussion of projects old and new.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located at 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN. For further information on the Freedom Quilting Bee or ASK Apparel, please contact Sarah Bellos of ASK Apparel at info@askapparel.com, or 615.306.3154, or visit www.askapparel.com.
For further information about the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, please contact 615.244.3340

Monday, July 6, 2009

Show @ Tomato Art Fest @ Billups Art

Tomato Art Fest @ Billups Art

Saturday, August 8th

1008-C Woodland St. Nashville, TN 37206

Set up - 7AM to 9AM
Event 9AM - 6PM

Spaces available:
30 total spaces
10 - outdoor 10x10 spaces
20 - 6x8 Spaces - electricity and AC
(most with wall space)


What do you get for your $100?
If you are paid by July 20th you will be included in all marketing.
This includes the Scene Pull out for Tomato Fest, several ads running in the Scene weeks prior to the event, lots of posters and cards to be distributed, of course all the list-servs and all the places that can be thought of promoting the event online.

Also you can share with as many people as you would like!

Billups Art

Other things about Billups Art...

During the Billups Tomato Art Fair, they will also be hosting the Tomatolympics. There will be a 'Mater Toss for distance, velocity and accuracy...two of which Billups will be stiff competition in!

Also you can still sign up for their July 11th event - 11am-6pm - $30

Bravo's Untitled Art Project

NEW YORK, NY.- Bravo's latest stroke on the reality canvas brings Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker and her production company, Pretty Matches, together with the Emmy-nominated Magical Elves ("Top Chef," "Project Runway") and Eli Holzman, to produce an hour long creative competition series among contemporary artists. The Untitled Art Project will bring together thirteen aspiring artists to compete for a gallery show, a cash prize and a sponsored national tour. Open calls for artists interested in competing in this highly anticipated new competition series will be held in cities across the country starting in July.

Casting Calls for The Untitled Art Project are as follows:

Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 10 AM – 2 PM

Tuesday, July 14, 10 AM – 2 PM
Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Thursday, July 16, 10 AM – 2 PM
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sullivan Galleries, 33 State Street

Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
White Columns

For additional information, go to www.BravoTV.com/casting.

Call for artists crafters - Robertson County Arts in the Park - Oct 3 2009

Saturday, October 3rd , 2009

The Robertson County Arts Council 1st Annual "Arts in the Park" @ J. Travis Price Park

Springfield, TN

The Event will be from 10am - 5pm
(with setup from 7am until 9am)

Artist entry fee is $10 per booth
Booths must be covered by an (EZUP style) canopy type tent (preferably white) (Can be purchased at Lowe's, etc.)
Artist must supply all tables & chairs and any materials needed to display their work.
You will also be responsible for your sales and what forms of payment you will accept.
Your $10 gets you a 10x10 space, it's up to you to fill it :o)

We are taking NO, NONE, 0% commission on sales!

We are in need of visual artists & crafts persons.

Of particular interest are artists who specialize in the following:

Glass (blown & stained)
Wood working
Tell us what you do or make!

For more information or to become involved email our Arts in the Park Ranger Jay jaypswafford@yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Untitled Call for GLOWing art! Deadline: July 12

GLOW SHOW is Untitled's Annual Fundraiser. GLOW is a one-night-only art exhibit modeled after our regular quarterly shows with a few changes:

* ALL art functions in the dark
* $5 suggested donation at the door (participating artists, volunteers, & sponsors get in free)
* artist participation fee = $20

Untitled will supply a black light if needed. This is included in the $20 participation fee.
Bringing your own black light? It must be the fluorescent tube type that can hang above your work.

All of the regular showing guidelines still apply. Visit our PARTICIPATE page to learn about the steps to showing with Untitled.



Important changes! Please note that the deadlines for payment and registration only have been moved up one week!
Also, Payment and Registration are 2 different steps to be in the show.

Registration Opens (online): June 21
Press Images Due: June 24
Pay @ Meeting Option: Wednesday, July 8
Postmark Payment Option: Friday, July 10
PayPal Payment Option: Sunday, July 12; Midnight
Registration (online) Deadline: Sunday, July 12; Midnight
Ready to Hang Demo: Wednesday, July 15
Art Drop-off @ Venue: Wednesday, July 22; 6-7:30pm
Installation: Thursday, July 23; 9am-7pm
Glow Show: Friday, July 24; 7-11pm
Break Down: Saturday, July 25; 10am-1pm

(times & days subject to change)

MEAC: Seeking Auction Items: Art Due July 6, 2009

Dear Artists,

We are planning a silent auction to benefit Music City Arts Channel 9 and IQTV channel 10.
Your donation will help us stay on the air and continue to broadcast arts and education
programming in Davidson County. All donations are tax deductible and you will be on our
guest list for the event.

Please deliver your artwork to the station by July 6, 2009 to my attention.
Thank you in advance for your generous contributions!

Kim Milligan
Executive Director

Metropolitan Educational Access Corporation
Music City Arts TV9 / iQ TV10

120 White Bridge Road #46
Nashville, TN 37209

Free Workshop: NonProfit Board Member Rights and Responsibilities July 14, 2009

Tuesday July 14, 2009 | 5:30-7:00 PM
Located in the main theater at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
2298 Rosa Parks Blvd. (Metrocenter)

Presented by Corey Stringer, Nicole James and Melissa Wibbens of
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.

Are you interested in becoming a board member at one of the local arts nonprofits? Do you currently serve and want to know more about the legal rights and responsibilities you incur as a result of your commitment? For beginners as well as experienced board members, this seminar is all about covering the must-know basics for when you jump on board.

This seminar is free and open to the public. There is a fee for lawyers seeking CLE credit: $40 for ABC Member Lawyers; $60 Non-Members (for 1.5 hours CLE credit). If you would like to attend, you must RSVP to vlpa@abcnashville.org by Mon., July 13.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
211 Commerce Street, Suite 100 | Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 743-3055 | www.abcnashville.org