Friday, October 30, 2009

Day of the Dead Mask Workshop! Art & Invention 10-31-09

Saturday, October 31, 2009:

Day of the Dead Mask Workshop!

A ritual known today as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has been celebrated for thousands of years in Mexico and parts of the United States as a way of honoring deceased relatives and ancestors. Families build altars in their homes, dedicating them to the dead. They surround these altars with flowers, food, candles and pictures of the deceased.

They don wooden skull masks called calacas and dance in remembrance. Both life and death are honored in this lovely tradition.

Join us to decorate your own Day of the Dead Mask and celebrate those who have gone before!

When: Saturday, October 31

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Art & Invention Gallery /1106 Woodland Street / Nashville, TN 37206

Register: (615) 226-2070 / email

Cost: $15.00 / mask

Found Art Class at Twist Art Gallery Nov-Dec 2009

Found Art Class with
Artist Julie Lee

Monday Nights: November 9th, 16th, 30th and December 7th
6 to 8pm at Twist Art Gallery
in the Downtown Arcade
$95 for all 4 classes

Create your own works of Found Art just in time for the holidays. Found Art brings together overlooked, forgotten or broken things - usually bits of wood, metal, fabric or paper - to create something of beauty and meaning.

Basic materials included. Participants encouraged to bring personal photos, fabrics or other found objects to add to their artwork. Each participant can expect to complete at least one, and up to four, original works of art, plus acquire the knowledge to make more found art in the future!

Registration and prepayment required by October 31st.

Go to Registration to register.

Day of the Dead Workshops - East Nashville - Oct 31 2009

The Plowhaus Artist Cooperative of Nashville,
in conjunction with Studio 83 East and Open Lot Nashville,
proudly presents

“El Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) 2009 at
Studio 83 East and Open Lot Nashville

A one day/night event on Saturday October 31st

The Plowhaus is proud to announce East Nashville's Day of the Dead 2009, the continuation of an East Nashville tradition. The day starts with Day of the Dead-inspired classes, followed by a night of art and music.

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

ART CLASSES -- 4 options for adults and children
(all classes at Open Lot -- 1307 Jewell St., Nashville, TN 37207)

1. Children's workshop "Impressions in Clay" for kids 7 and up. 10AM-Noon
Items will be fired and ready for pick-up one week later.
$12 RSVP to (walk-ins welcome)

2. Adult Altar Workshop 10AM-Noon
$15 RSVP to (walk ins welcome)

Altars are traditionally created during this holiday to honor loved ones.
Small cigar box offrendas with silk flowers, foil, loteria cards and candles will be created. Participants would need to bring small photos of their loved ones that they are honoring in the altars. All altars created during this workshop can be included in the Day of the Dead art show at Open Lot opening on October 31.

3. Children’s Day of the Dead Necklace Workshop 12-1 PM
$10 RSVP to (walk ins welcome)
Come and create a skull necklace with silk flowers.

4. A "make & take" workshop in the pottery studio. People can decorate a stoneware skull with paint and make it into an ornament or necklace, all for $5.
Questions to to (walk-ins welcome)

for general information:

Plowhaus Artist Coop
Visit Plowhaus at, facebook or on Twitter.

Studio 83 East

The Open Lot

Job Opportunity-Youth & Family Educator - Frist

Youth and Family Educator (Full-time, Exempt)

Date Effective: October 9, 2009

Supervised by: Director of Education and Outreach

The Environment: The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a major art exhibition center that opened April 2001 in Nashville’s historic downtown post office building. The development of the Frist Center is the result of unprecedented community involvement and cooperation from the public and private sectors which developed this institution that now serves as a hub of Nashville’s flourishing arts community. The Center does not have a permanent art collection. Rather, the Center is committed to bringing top-quality exhibitions to the region, to community outreach, and to education programs and activities.

The Board of Trustees of the Frist Center is firmly committed to the Center. The Board is broadly diverse, comprising of corporate leaders of national renown, public school educators, working artists, community activists, and collectors.

The city of Nashville is steadfast in its commitment to the arts, as evidenced by the explosion of new galleries, important art exhibitions at the city’s existing institutions, and the formation of new visual and performing arts organizations. This growth is raising awareness of the arts to new and exciting levels in the city.

Job Summary: The Youth and Family Educator is responsible for the development and successful implementation of all programs related to youth and family learning at the Frist Center including the Martin ArtQuest, Kids Club, Family Days and Summer Art Camp. The Martin ArtQuest Gallery, the Frist Center’s interactive education gallery, is an integral component of the Frist Center visitor experience and has highly public visibility. Working with the Director of Education and Outreach, the Youth and Family educator sets the educational and philosophical approach to Youth and Family art education, supervises and directs daily operations, assessment, and renewal of the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. S/he is also responsible for developing content for other youth and family programs, budgeting, evaluation, and some grant writing, The Youth and Family Educator supervises and schedules the Assistant Educators for ArtQuest, teaching assistants, interns, volunteers, and any on-call educators or contract artists involved with these programs.

Essential Job Functions:

· Develop the art activities and learning concepts for individual stations in ArtQuest using appropriate art education principals, curriculum, or theories. These may be in support of art education principles or in support of specific exhibitions themes and concepts

· Responsible for the successful operations of ArtQuest including ordering of supplies, contracting appropriate vendors, management of technology and interactive components, and installation of temporary exhibitions and original works of art in ArtQuest.

· Plan, implement, and monitor the annual and long-range budget for ArtQuest and collaborate with development staff to seek foundational and grant support.

· Supervises ArtQuest staff and volunteers, including Teaching Assistants, interns, and on-call educators.

· Work in ArtQuest periodically to ensure direct knowledge of the daily operations and to develop appropriate assessment tools.

· Write and supervise production of all written support materials and installation texts and graphics using a variety of teaching strategies and approaches to address various learning styles, implement valid and reliable learning assessment strategies to evaluate ArtQuest.

· Develop youth and family programs in support of specific exhibitions or general art education principles using appropriate and current art education curriculum or theories.

· Manage and implement special educational events and festivals including Family Day and other related youth and family activities and events.

· Develop and manage art camps for youth – which includes identifying and managing camp personnel, overseeing content development and studio management, developing publicity materials, ordering supplies, supervising reservations, payment, and day-to-day operations of camp.

· Ensures programs are offered in a safe learning environment for visitors of all ages.

· Works collaborative with the Director of Education and Outreach, educators and curators, and has the leadership ability to ensure the successful implementation and execution of projects and to supervise a diverse staff.

· Develop and maintain positive relations with a wide range of people and organizations both inside the Frist Center and outside the Center, including visitors, volunteers, vendors, interns, contract artists and cultural organizations.

· Some evening and weekends required.

· Accept projects as assigned by supervisor.

Education: Requires a Master’s degree or above in art education, museum education, art history or related discipline, and teaching experience as visual art educator.

Work Experience: Must have 3-5 years of experience in a museum or school environment.

Skills and Abilities:

· Knowledge of current object-based pedagogy, curriculum, and teaching strategies for art education, art history, and museum education;
· Knowledge of interactive galleries in art museums;
· Knowledge and experience in current hardware, software, and museum resources;
· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work directly with casual museum visitors, teachers, and students;
· Supervisory experience;
· Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
· Strong organizational skills and ability to organize and inspire organization in the work of others;
· Ability to work effectively with public and staff on a personal level, with tact and diplomacy;
· Well-versed and at ease in computer all current applications;

Physical Requirements for Essential Functions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

· Lifting materials up to 25 pounds.
· Stooping, bending, kneeling
· Standing for long periods of time.
· Working at computer for long periods of time.

Interested candidates should send their resume, references and salary requirements to:

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Fax: (615) 244-3339
Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager

Or E-mail

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Call for Artists - DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL 2010

To see the 2009 Regional Fine Arts Exhibit (300 mile radius of Knoxville call) , go to:


Call For Artist Entries

For half a century, the Dogwood Arts Festival has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee. The 2010 edition showcases our region's best visual and performing artists in a "blue jean to black tie" festival that has something for everyone!

For the entire month of April, Dogwood’s 50th anniversary will be commemorated in style, featuring

a vibrant mix of visual arts, crafts, theater, Americana music, film and literary arts.

You are invited to apply for entry into our art exhibitions and competitions:

• Art In Public Places Knoxville (National outside sculpture call)

• Chalk Walk

• Dogwood Arts DeTour: Studio Art Trails

• Knox County Art Educators’ Exhibit

• Market Square Art Fair (Regional call)

• Student Art Show

• Regional Fine Art Exhibition (300 mile radius of Knoxville)

• Wearable Art Fashion Show

Please visit to download an application.

Deadlines are approaching. Call 865-637-4561 with questions.

Lisa C. Duncan
Executive Director

Dogwood Arts Festival

Office: 865-637-4561
Direct: 865-246-4397
Fax: 865-546-2213

Our mission:
To help fund arts education in our schools
To promote the performing and visual arts
To preserve and enhance the beauty of our region

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lecture: "Thomas Hart Benton: An Epic Life" - Frist - Free - 11-5-09

Lecture: "Thomas Hart Benton: An Epic Life"
Thursday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Thomas Hart Benton was not only a famous American painter, but a notable writer, musician, and spokesman for American country music. While best known as the leader of the “American Scene” movement of the 1930s, he also had a notable early career as a Modernist in Paris and was the teacher of the abstract painter Jackson Pollock. Join Henry Adams, author of the principal biography of Benton, as he reviews the trajectory of Benton’s life, as he ranged from Gertrude Stein’s Paris to the highways of the American West.

Henry Adams is the author of Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original (Knopf, 1989) as well as the recent book Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock (Bloomsbury Press, October 2009).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Call For Entries - Mir Gallery in Arcade - Deadline: 11-30-09

Call For Entries

Mir Gallery
44 Arcade
Nashville, TN

Mir Gallery is seeking artists interested in displaying their work in our exhibition space during the calender year January through December, 2010.

Mir Gallery is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, in the historic Arcade Building. We are proud participants in Art at the Arcade and the First Saturday Art Crawl.

There will be no fewer than twelve exhibits curated into Mir Gallery's exhibition calender during 2010. Most exhibits will last approximately one month. Mir Gallery will spotlight at least eight artists with solo shows or two to three person exhibits. A few large group exhibits are planned as well, including an exhibit exploring textile arts and an exhibit focusing on darkroom photography. Each show will have an opening reception which coincides with the 'First Saturday Art Crawl' and 'Art on 5th Avenue' activities.

The exhibit space is approximately 300 SQ. FT. with adjustable wall space. Best equipped for 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional artwork that is displayed on the wall, Mir Gallery is interested in any and all forms of creative expression.


- A statement about the artwork thats exhibition is being proposed. This should include size, medium, a description of the process, approximate quantity of works, and a brief description of how the work would be presented.

- 5-10 images of the artwork. These can be sent through e-mail, as j-peg files on a disc, or as photographs.

- A brief bio/resume for the artist(s) seeking to display their artwork. This should include a description of the artist's education or experience and a list of any recent exhibitions.
- A twenty-five dollar application fee. Checks made payable to Mir Gallery.


All serious inquiries will be responded to. If time and distance permit, you can also schedule an appointment to bring examples of your artwork to Mir Gallery.

Questions are welcome. Direct all inquiries to gallery director Miranda Herrick at or (931) 980-0779.

Applications and Entry fees should be sent no later than Nov. 30th, 2009

to :
Mir Gallery
c/o Miranda Herrick
1708 Gale LN. Apt. B
Nashville, TN 37212

See what is going on at Mir Gallery: (under construction)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Opportunity to Exhibit - Senior Center for the Arts - 2010

Opportunity to Exhibit
Senior Center for the Arts, 108 Donelson Pike has opportunities for artists to exhibit with us in 2010. If interested contact

Call for Participants: Separate Paths Common Goals: East Nashville Community Crime Awareness and Prevention

Call for Participants

Separate Paths Common Goals: East Nashville Community Crime Awareness and Prevention.

"Separate Paths Common Goals" is an ongoing project to raise awareness about crime prevention in the East Nashville area, while bringing together local community through fun and informative events. There will be three "Separate Paths Common Goals" (SPCG) events scheduled throughout East Nashville during the fall of 2009. Five different activities are planned during each event. Each activity will address the issue of crime and prevention through video documentation, interactive art projects, questionnaires, information areas and guest speakers.

The first activity of each event will be video testimonials recorded from the attendees of the SPCG events. Attendees will be asked questions about neighborhood crimes and their thoughts on crime prevention. During the second activity, attendees are invited to paint together on flat figurative sculptures. These sculptures will be life-size wooden cut-outs of figures of children. This hands-on, collaborative project will bring together individuals and initiate dialog between community members. The finished, painted figures will be shared with attendees to be displayed outside of their homes as public art in private spaces in East Nashville neighborhoods. The third activity of each event will be a questionnaire addressing neighborhood crime awareness and prevention. An information area will be set up as the fourth activity where printed materials will be available from various local resources related to helping family and young people dealing with issues in the community. The fifth activity will consist of guest speakers who will address crime related issues.

The SPCG project will continue into 2010 with events in additional East Nashville locations. The information gathered through SPCG events will be shared with community leaders to better serve East Nashville neighborhoods. An exhibition is planned of the SPCG project at Blend Studio in 2010 in downtown Nashville.
Locations for the SPCG events:

The Family Wash at 2038 Greenwood Ave., Nashville, TN 37206
Date: October 24, 2009 Start time: 1 PM to 5 PM
Guest Speakers TBA

Art & Invention Gallery at 1106 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
Date: November 14, 2009 Start time: 1 PM to 5 PM
Guest Speakers TBA

The Open Lot at 1307 Jewell Street, Nashville, TN 37207
Date: November 21, 2009 Start time: 1 PM to 5 PM
Guest Speakers TBA

Contact: Ben C. Vitualla

Call for Artists: Day of the Dead Celebration in East Nashville 10-31-09

Second Call for Artists: Day of the Dead Celebration in East Nashville. 10/31/09.
A joint project of Plowhaus, Studio 83, and Open Lot. Featuring Art Exhibition, Art Classes, Costumes, and Music.
The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Plowhaus members, past and present, are invited to take part in this show. Fees to show are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Each participant can exhibit 1-2 pieces, depending on size.

Art drop off at Studio 83 (604 Gallatin Ave. #216) needs to occur before 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2009.
Please e-mail with any questions or your intention to participate. More details to follow.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gallery Talk on Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris - Frist - 10-29-09

Gallery Talk on Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris
Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
Included with gallery admission

Join Katie Delmez, curator at the Frist Center, for a tour of this Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris.

Exhibition description:
Including more than 120 photographs by such artists as Man Ray, Eugène Atget, Brassaï, Hans Bellmer and André Kertész, Twilight Visions celebrates Paris as the literal and metaphoric foundation of Surrealism. In addition to examining the revolutionary social, aesthetic and political activities of the movement between the world wars, the exhibition focuses on works—predominantly photographs as well as select films, books and period ephemera—that evoke the mystery of the chance encounters experienced by the Surrealists as they wandered through the labyrinthine city streets.

Organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts with guest curator Therese Lichtenstein, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Family Day @ FRIST - FREE - 10-18-09

Family Day @ FRIST
Sunday, October 18, 1:00–5:30 p.m.

The Frist Center invites you, your friends, and your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of art activities, live music, and exciting performances!

Check out Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which features amazing examples of American Modernist paintings and photographs. Stroll through Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song to see Benton’s original illustrations for Mark Twain’s books Life on the Mississippi, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and drawings, prints, and paintings from Benton’s lifelong admiration of folk music and musicians. Top off your day with a visit to the Upper-Level Galleries to explore the exhibition Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, which includes photographs that evoke the mystery of the chance encounters experienced by the Surrealists as they wandered through the labyrinthine streets of Paris.

Events and Activities
Family Day programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are appropriate for all ages.

Musical Petting Zoo with Instrument Demonstration
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Rechter Room (Main Level)
How well do you know your instruments? Join the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as they introduce you to a world of music. Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo! The Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians an opportunity to try unusual and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. At the beginning of the program a professional musician will demonstrate a selection of instruments.

Live Music: Westbound Rangers
1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Grand Lobby
Be swept away into a world of music as you listen to Nashville’s own Americana band! The Westbound Rangers are an acoustic group formed here in Nashville to preserve and promote music from the past while infusing it with a new, unique sound.

Wood and Strings Theater presents Backwoods Ramblin’
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Auditorium (Main Level)
Come check out this main stage marionette production! Through the enchanting arts of puppetry and music, fun and humorous folklore, scenes, and music of the Appalachian hill country will spring to life!

Story Time
1:45 and 4:00 p.m.
Art Library and Resource Center (Upper Level)
Listen and let your imagination go as a Frist Center educator reads the children’s book Nature's Paintbox: A Seasonal Gallery of Art and Verse, written by Patricia Thomas and illustrated by Craig Orback.

Art Activities

The Essence of Nature
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio A (Upper Level)

Come explore the abstract qualities of the natural world using Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings as your muse. Create your own nature-based imagery as you experiment with various materials and the use of light and color!

Illustrations! The Art of Telling a Story
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio B (Upper Level)

Grab a pen, a piece of paper, and try your hand at illustrating quotes from Mark Twain’s novels just as Thomas Hart Benton did!

Fantasy Postcards
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio C (Upper Level)

Take a step back to 1930s Paris and create your very own fantasy postcard just like the ones Surrealist artists produced and collected in France.

Martin ArtQuest Gallery
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Visit the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, located on the upper level, for more exciting hands-on art activities, including several that were inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
by the Surrealists as they wandered through the labyrinthine city streets of Paris.

Artist's Forum: Ron Lambert and Lesley Patterson-Marx - Frist - Free - 10-15-09

Artist's Forum: Ron Lambert and Lesley Patterson-Marx
Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.
Rechter Room, FREE

Artist’s Forum is a program in which Nashville-based and regional emerging and recognized artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be a part of the dialogue about the artistic process.

Presenting Artists: Ron Lambert and Lesley Patterson-Marx

Working mainly in video and sculpture, Ron Lambert investigates the intersection between psychology and the environment. He received his MFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University and has taught at Cornish College of the Arts, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and Alfred University, where he received an excel¬lence in teaching award in 2008. Ron is currently an assistant professor at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, Tennessee. His work has been published in Shaping Space (Third Edition), and Color (Third Edition), both by Paul Zelanski, as well as in the exhibition catalogue People Doing Strange Things With Electricity. Ron has shown at the Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle, the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art in Georgia, the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, the Lexington Art League, the Soil Collective in Seattle, and several university galleries around the country. Ron's work has won awards at Artworks Gallery in Hartford, Connecticut, and the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri. His work is in the Joseph Vascovitz collection and in the collection of the Tacoma Art Museum. He is cur¬rently represented by Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle. To see examples of Ron’s work go to:

Lesley Patterson-Marx was born in 1975 in Louisville, Kentucky. She became obsessed with art in high school and took Saturday classes through the Louisville Visual Art Association. An Art teacher led her to the Summer Art Workshop for high school students at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She eventually attended college at Murray State, where she received her BA in Fine Art in 1997. She then moved to nearby Paducah, where she was a working artist and teacher for nearly two years. She left Paducah in 1999 to pursue an MFA in studio art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Upon graduation in 2001, she was invited by one of her instructors, Judy Chicago, to work on “At Home, A Kentucky Project,” in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While living in Bowling Green, Lesley began teaching in Nashville, commuting daily to Watkins College of Art and Design as an adjunct instructor. Upon completion of the “At Home” project, she moved to Nashville and was eventually hired as a full-time instructor and gallery director at Watkins, where she worked from 2001 to 2006. In 2004, along with students and friends, she helped found Plate Tone Printshop, a non-toxic, fine art community printshop. In the fall of 2006 she began teaching as a part-time instructor at University School of Nashville, where she currently teaches book arts and printmaking to high school students. The artwork of Lesley Patterson-Marx has been featured in several publications, including Readymade Magazine, Craft Magazine, and New American Paintings MFA Annual. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries including Wendy Cooper Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin, and Cynthia Broan Gallery in New York City. She had shown regularly in Nashville at Tag Gallery before it closed. To see examples of Lesley’s work go to:

Lecture: "Georgia O'Keeffe: Photography and an American Icon" Frist - Free 10-9-09

Lecture: "Georgia O'Keeffe: Photography and an American Icon"

Friday, October 9, Noon
Auditorium, FREE

No artist has been photographed from the beginning to the end of a career as frequently and consistently as Georgia O’Keeffe, whose image was captured by many of America’s most well-known photographers: Ansel Adams, Philippe Halsman, Yosuf Karsh, Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz, Todd Webb, and Andy Warhol to name only a few.

Join Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ph.D., curator at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the Emily Fisher Landau Director at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center, as she explores the significance of the two opposing personas that these photographs constructed of O’Keeffe during her lifetime, and the degree to which the medium of photography played a key role in defining her as one of America’s leading art celebrities.

This lecture is offered in conjunction with one of our newest exhibitions Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

See a complete list of programs relating to this exhibition.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Playing in Paint" Acrylic Abstract Class at Vol State October 13 2009

"Playing in Paint" Acrylic Abstract Class at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee on
Tuesday, October 13, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. for any of you who are interested in taking the class/workshop. It is a one-time workshop of freedom to play and experiment in acrylic paint...
Please call Volunteer State Community College's Continuing Education Department at
230-3360 or Lisa Haley/Director of Continuing Education at 230-3358 to sign up for the workshop and let's paint!!!

Green Gifts workshop: November 14 2009

"Green Gifts workshop"

Taught by Jodi Reeves from the creative JAR

When and Where: Nashville Library, Edmundson Pike Branch, Saturday, November 14th, 1 - 5 PM

How much does it cost? $8.00/person which must be pre-paid. Please send a check or cash to:

Artsy Mamas
PO Box 332965, Murfreesboro, TN 37133
or please send $9.00 via paypal to

No, we cannot accept payment in person.

What will I learn? You will learn how to create recycled arts and crafts that make great gifts for friends and family! Create a "shemic" piece of art, free standing tree and ornament all out of recycled materials. Also see examples and learn tips on other recycled creations that you can make by recycling everyday household items.

What is a shemic you ask? A shemic is a comic style, mixed media piece of art based on the thoughts, philosophies and attitudes of women.

Do I need to bring anything?

Yes! Please bring the following materials:
* at least 2 cereal boxes for each person - or packaging similar in size
* meat trays or egg cartons - works great for paint trays - 1 for each person
* recycled papers - any scrap papers, recycle magazine papers with cool colors or patterns, cool packaging, old telephone books, newspapers, paint chips etc.

Slots are limited so register soon!

Learn more about Jodi and see other tutorials at

Anthropologie Art Intern Needed

If you've ever been into an Anthropologie (sister store to Urban Outfitters), then you'll know that they are hardcore about their displays. The holiday season is like overdrive for us, and because of that we're looking to take on an intern or two. This position would be unpaid, but potentially eligible for school credit. The intern would be working mostly with me, working on window displays, fixtures, large and small scale installations and learning a TON! This is a great company to work for, especially for those with a creative head on their shoulders, and any experience now is a real benefit for upcoming available positions.
If you're interested or know someone who is, come see the store and fill out an application. We're located at 4031 Hillsboro Pk in the Hill Center.
Even if you're not interested in the position, feel free to come by the store anyway. It's a great creative outlet and just a cool place to be. Feel free to offer up some constructive feedback too!

James Worsham
Display Coordinator
Anthropologie, Nashville TN

Looking for 3D rendering artist

Looking for an artist who is a master of 3D rendering (preferably SketchUp) and Photoshop to translate my public art proposals into client-ready presentations. Must be able to work fast with minimal supervision and MEET DEADLINES. Please e-mail examples of your most creative work, your resume, and fee schedule to Must be available to start immediately.

Call for Entries – Emerging Artists - Visual Overture Magazine - Deadline January 1 2010

Call for Entries – Emerging Artists
Visual Overture Magazine is seeking submissions for the Spring 2010 edition. International emerging artists of any field are encouraged to apply. Juror selects 7 artists for feature in publication. Selected artists are presented on two pages of magazine and receive 3 complimentary copies of issue in which they are featured. This is an excellent opportunity for under-represented artists to connect with galleries, curators, and collectors!

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

Deadline: January 1, 2010

Enter online:

Enlightenment Festival of the Arts - November 14 2009

Saturday November 14, 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Artists Reception- Meet the Artists - Saturday 6:00-10:00
Sunday November 15, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Visit site for application & guidelines!

Tennessee Arts Commission Online Grant Workshop

Tennessee Arts Commission Online Grant Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Tennessee Arts Commission has outlined their Fiscal Year 2011 grant categories. For the essential steps for completing a TAC grant application please check out the online workshop.

"4 Bridges Arts Festival" call for entries Deadline: November 15 2009

"4 Bridges Arts Festival" call for entries

Deadline: November 15

Chattanooga, TN

Celebrating its 10th year, Chattanooga's 4 Bridges Arts Festival is the place to be April 17th & 18th, 2010! This exciting event will feature fine art and fine craft from over 150 local and national artists. Housed in Chattanooga's beautiful open air First Tennessee Pavilion, this stand-out show is not to be missed. Artist Merit Awards totaling $10,000 will be available. In addition, the 4 Bridges Patron Program provides funds for the purchase of artworks by collectors and art enthusiasts who commit to a particular level of spending before the Festival. Complimentary lunches, continental breakfast, boothsitting, discounted hotel rates, on-site parking, and 10' x 12' booth spaces. All applications are digital. To submit your work, log on at $40 entry fee. Questions? Please contact Jerry Dale McFadden at or call 423-265-4282.

United States Mint Announces 2009 Call for Artists! Deadline: November 9 2009

United States Mint Announces 2009 Call for Artists!

Deadline: November 9

Washington D.C.
The United States Mint has announced the 2009 Call fro Artists. The Call for Artists invites artists from all over the country to apply for a paid position as an Associate Designer in the successful Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). Artists in the AIP program have the opportunity to take part in American history through the contribution of designs for coins that will be enjoyed by all Americans. In the past, AIP artists have submitted successful designs for coins released through the 50 State Quarters® Program and the Presidential $1 Coin Program. This year artists can apply online! The program will run year-long with three cut-off dates for applicant review. more...

Tennessee Arts Commission Fiscal Year 2011 Grant Application Deadlines(July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011)

Tennessee Arts Commission Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011) Grant Application Deadlines:

January 4, 2010

Cultural Education Partnership

Major Cultural Institution

January 11, 2010

Arts Education


Community Learning

Funds for At-Risk Youth

Teacher Training

January 19, 2010

Arts Access (conference deadline: January 15, 2010)

Arts Project Support

Partnership Support (formerly General Operating Support)

Rural Arts Project Support

January 25, 2010

Individual Artist Fellowship

Metro Arts Invites Area Artists To Submit Designs For Public Art Bike Racks Deadline: November 18 2009

Metro Arts Invites Area Artists To Submit Designs For Public Art Bike Racks

Deadline EXTENDED: November 18

Nashville, TN

Any professional artist who lives within 200 miles of Nashville can submit up to three designs for artistic bicycle racks inspired by Nashville's history, culture or natural features. Approximately five different designs will be selected for fabrication and each winning design will earn the artist $2500 to cover the artist's design, project-related travel and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, along with consultation throughout fabrication and installation. Designs for new bicycle racks will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit, functionality, and durability. Five locations were chosen around downtown for the art, including Church Street and Capitol Blvd across from the Nashville Public Library, Farmers' Market East and West entrances, the Northeast corner of Demonbreun Street and Buddy Killen Circle, the Fulton Complex (formerly Howard School) on 2nd Avenue, and Commerce Street between 4th and 5th Avenues.

Once designs are selected, a fabricator will be commissioned to build selected designs in consultation with selected artists and project partners. Artists may submit and be selected for both the design and fabrication stages.

Artists wishing to submit designs may visit the Metro Arts website at and click on Public Art Projects for additional information.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Nancy VanReece’s “The Pride Portraits” Gallery Talk 10-8-09 noon

What: Nancy VanReece’s “The Pride Portraits” of LGBT faces in history including Del Martin, Phylis Lyon, Urvashi Vaid, Jane Wagner, Lillian Faderman, Lucy Burns, Bayard Rusting showing throughout the month of October as part of LGBT History month along with a Gallery Talk with the artist.

When: Exhibit open October 1-30,
Gallery Talk Thursday, October 8 at Noon.

Where: Office of LGBTQI Life in the K.C. Potter Center.
Euclid, 312 West Side Row


Panel on Drugs and Creativity 10-8-09 at Nashville Public Library

Join us 4-5 pm Th., Oct. 8th, at the downtown library to get a free, limited edition piece of Adrienne Outlaw's "The Enhancer Project" and to join a talk with an expert panel about how taking "smart drugs" may affect creativity and innovation.

A multi-part artwork, Outlaw's "The Enhancer Project" consists of public talks about the ethics of pharmacological neuroenhancement, publically distributed, brain-shaped viewfinders, an informative and participatory blog (, and an installation piece for exhibit.

Panelists for the Oct. 8th talk include writer Michael Sims along with Vanderbilt University faculty Elizabeth Heitman, Jeffrey Schall and Dr. John Greer. Adrienne Outlaw will lead the discussion. Audience members may participate.

Outlaw made "The Enhancer Project" for ART MAKES PLACE, a year-long project whereby 7 artists make 7 temporary, community and performance-based artworks for public spaces in Nashville.
For more information on AMP, see

Carl Pope Artist Talk TSU 10-1-09

Carl Pope Artist Talk

on his letterpress project
"The Bad Air Smelled of Roses"

(featured in Art Papers Magazine, May/June 2009)

October 1, 6pm

Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery

Main Campus, Tennessee State University

TSU will host two visiting artists for a joint exhibition. Carl Pope's work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art (Biennial), and MoMA in New York City. His work explores the use of text and language as it informs identity, specifically the black identity.

His project, "The Bad Air Smelled of Roses" is shown as an introduction to his work as he partners with TSU's art galleries and Nashville artists on a collaborative print project (Spring 2010).

Up next: Aisha Cousins' Diva Dutch project, November 5.

for more info see