"Through the Eyes of a Psychopath"
Saturday, February 28, 11:00 a.m.
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE
Dr. Stephen Benning, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, will present a gallery talk in the Paint Made Flesh exhibition titled, “Through the eyes of a psychopath: How individual differences impact perception of paintings.” Based on research involving the ways different individuals process similar emotional material, this talk will focus on the way persons possessing high levels of fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality might perceive paintings in the exhibition.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Art Makes Place: Mike Calway-Fagen
Friday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
Studio B, Upper-Level, FREE
Artist Mike Calway-Fagen invites public participation for planning an artwork about ideas and issues of community. Calway-Fagen's talk is the third of an eight-part public meeting and discussion about the year-long project, "Art Makes Place," an initiative in which contemporary artists create community-based, temporary and performance-based art for public places.
"Art Makes Place" is organized by the Nashville Cultural Arts Project, in collaboration with Metro Nashville Public Schools, Vanderbilt University, and the Frist Center, with funding from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Vanderbilt University, and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE
Join Trinita Kennedy, associate curator at the Frist Center, for a tour of Medieval Treasures. Medieval Treasures offers an unprecedented opportunity to view the Cleveland Museum’s celebrated Early Christian, Byzantine, Western Medieval, and Early Renaissance works of art in Nashville. The exhibition spans the history of Western art from the adoption of Christianity as the state religion of the Roman Empire in the fourth century to the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Call to Artists: Flying Solo Exhibition Series: Nashville International Airport: Deadline April 17, 2009p
Call to Artists – Flying Solo Exhibition Series
Nashville International Airport
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2009, 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and Arts at the Airport announce a Call for Proposals for the Flying Solo Exhibition Series at Nashville International Airport. The exhibition opportunities are open to Tennessee artists or artists who have a strong connection to Tennessee.
Artists must comply with the submittal requirements described in the Call for Proposals to be considered.
Arts at the Airport
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
1300 sq. ft. space available for rent.
It is clean and dry with a bathroom and some natural light.
Rent is $825 per month and can be shared by up to three people.
Call 298-4611, or come by 4304 Charlotte to have a look.
COPYRIGHT BASICS (CLE Approved)
Date: Thurs., March 5th, 2009, 5:00-6:30p.m.
Co-Sponsor/Location: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Cost: FREE to the public; Fee for lawyers seeking CLE credit: $40 Members/$60 Non-Members (for 1.5 hours).
This seminar will introduce many basic elements of copyright law including notice, registration, and term, as well as include a discussion of works for hire and fair use.
Presented by Michelle Brooks & Tom Motzny, TNVLA volunteer lawyers from King & Ballow. This seminar is FREE and open to the public. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed., Mar. 4th.
Sarratt Art Studios at
May 11 – 22 2009
Sarratt Art Studios is pleased to announce its first May Arts Intensive. Nicknamed “Art Camp for Adults” this popular studio art program will be offering many popular classes as well as new ones designed just for the Intensive. Class offerings include pottery, drawing/painting. Jewelry, creative quilts, off loom bead weaving, and many more exciting art offerings. Classes are non credit and will meet daily from 10:00am – 2:00pm or from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Many of the courses offer one week or two week options. A schedule, information, and tuition prices can be found on line at www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart. Art classes are taught by professional studio artists from the
+++CALL FOR ARTIST'S+++
You are invited to join the April Plowhaus Group Show; ABSTRAKTA, at the Plowhaus Gallery at the Tennessee Art League - 808 Broadway(Downtown Nashville), 2nd Floor.Runs April 4th through April 25th.The theme, of course, is Abstract Art ala Nashville and for this show we would like Artists to hold to this broad theme.If you would like to participate in this event – Please contact John Holland at Digitaldoodler7@gmail.com. Openings for this show are on a first come/first claim basis and there are 27 spaces available. The fee to enter the show will be $25. Each artist's to get about 4 linear feet of space.A meeting for the show will be scheduled onece we have a list of Participating Artists
We will need people to fill the following positions - if you are interested let me know - thanks so much, john
Poster Design: Franco Scaramuzza
Music Coordinator:Show Coordinator: John HollandShow Run: April 4th through April 25th
The Plowhaus Artist's Cooperative:
Tennessee Art League
Nashville, Tn. 37203
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Come join us at Art & Invention Gallery for our 7th annual
Valentines Making Workshop!
Create a Valentine's masterpiece for the one(s) you love.
If you supply your time, we will supply the materials!
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Cost: $6.00 per Card or Wooden Heart
Wednesday, February 11, 2pm – 7pm
Thursday, February 12, 1pm – 8pm
Friday, February 13, noon – 7pm
Saturday, February 14, noon - 6pm
groups of 5 or more, and for weekend workshops.
Art & Invention Gallery
1106 Woodland Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
(East Nashville at 5 Points)
Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m
Weekdays and Evenings by Appointment
$$$$$$$$$$$- The $5 Art Show - $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
1318 Little Hamilton Nashville TN 37203 - Saturday March 14th 2009 - 3:00 - 10:00 pm.
We at the Little Hamilton collective are hosting a community art sale to raise funds for our community center. We are taking submissions from anyone, on a donation basis, with the understanding that all artwork will be sold at the exhibit for exactly $5.
There are no limits on submissions; cheap art, found art, defaced found art, prints, sculpture, oddities, as well as all manner of original art, are all acceptable.
Given that everything is only being sold for five bucks, you don't exactly have to go all out to be a part of the show, but don't let that stop you!
The show is going to be huge, and we want everyone to come out for a fun night of crazy ass art. We also want the word to spread around about the show, so even if you don't have the time to donate any art, let people know about it and come out yourself.
To contribute or ask questions, you can contact Santana at
(615) 598 -8976 or email@example.com, or myspace.com/littlehamiltonshows.
We'll gladly come pick up the work, or you can pool a group with friends, and we'll get it together.
February 19, 6pm, panel discussion
Room 126 at Vanderbilt University’s Wilson Hall
The Image of the Black Female in Art and Education
TSU Art is partnering with Vanderbilt Studio Art and Watkins College of Art and Design
The panel discussion, organized by TSU ART and hosted by Vanderbilt University, includes Ms. Aisha Cousins (Artist, Brooklyn, NY), Ms. Cynthia Gadsden (Artist, Educator, TSU Art), Amelia Winger-Bearskin (Artist-Educator, Vanderbilt Univeristy) and Jewell Winn (Educator, Women's Center, TSU). The panel will be moderated by Jodi Hays (Artist-Gallery Director/Instructor, TSU Art ).
Ms Cousins will give an informal artist talk at Tennessee State University's Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery on Thursday, February 19th at 1pm.
She will speak to Wakins College of Art and Design students on their campus on Friday, February 20th at 10am.
Call to Artists: LAL Project Space
LAL invites artists to apply for an exhibition in the Project Space for its 2009-2010 calendar year.
The mission of the Project Space is to exhibit installation and new media work that is engaging, challenging, and experimental in both concept and execution. The Project Space, located in the basement of the historic Loudoun House, is 29’ x 20’ with concrete and brick walls that are painted white, and a concrete floor that is painted gray. There is one doorway (45” x 81”). The ceiling has exposed pipes and ductwork; the ductwork is 74” from the floor, the fluorescent lights are 84” from the floor. The basement also houses artist studios and storage spaces. Exhibitions will run for approximately six weeks, beginning in July 2009. The artist will be entirely responsible for the installation and removal of their artwork, as well as solely bearing the financial responsibility of any and all supplies and travel expenses, although LAL will provide a small honorarium. We encourage KY artists and those from surrounding states to apply.
To apply for the Project Space, please send a cover letter addressing the content of your work and the installation that you propose for the space, up to 10 digital images of artwork along with an inventory list of the images, and a resume listing other gallery exhibitions (if applicable). If the work that you would like to exhibit in the Project Space is currently unrealized, include a detailed, written proposal, with drawings or other images if possible.
Application materials are due by April 11, 2009 and will not be returned. Notifications will be mailed by June 2009.
For more information please e-mail Mike Deetsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send all application materials to:
LAL Mike Deetsch, Exhibitions and Programs Director Ref: Project Space
e-mail to email@example.com.
CD or DVD submissions preferred.
Davis Art Advisory is currently SEEKING a professional:
WEB DESIGNER who can assist my clients with developing a professional, clean, modern artist website.
PHOTOGRAPHER who can document my client’s art portfolio for either reproduction or use on websites.
Also someone who can document a corporate or private art collection. The gallery can be used to do photo-shoots if necessary.
**Because we will be referring clients to you, we request negotiating a gallery commission on these projects.**
CONTACT: Sera Davis, Owner, Davis Art Advisory at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Provide: Resume, pricing, examples of past projects.
Davis Art Advisory now offering:
GROUP CRITIQUES hosted monthly at the Gallery!
THE SHOWROOM gallery
75 Arcade, Nashville, TN 37219
EVERY 3rd SATURDAY, 3pm.
Get consistent critiques from your contemporaries to stay on track and fresh with ideas.
(will be postponed if not enough sign ups)
Sign up for next group critique: email@example.com
Artist's Perspective: Mike Hoolboom
Saturday, February 14, 2:00 p.m.
Join experimental filmmaker Mike Hoolboom as he discusses his work. Hoolboom’s Imitations of Life integrates compelling images drawn from mainstream cinema, newsreels, and science fiction films. In it, sequences of deconstructed and recombined imagery, variously haunting and playful, hypnotically cast the cumulative effects of film as a force that shapes our subconscious image of self in relation to the stream of history and the trajectory of humanity.
Image: Mike Hoolboom. Still from Imitations of Life, 2003. Video, 21:00. Courtesy of the artist
Curator's Perspective: Reflections of the Medieval World
Friday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Stephen N. Fliegel, curator of medieval art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will present a thousand years of aesthetic culture—from the austere spirituality of the Byzantines to the exalted frivolity of French Gothic secular art—in this lecture on medieval masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
These works of art, which were precious in their time, remain so today, not simply because they are beautiful, but as the inheritance of European culture. These works effectively offer us a glimpse of the past that is our own. Whether preserved in church treasuries, buried in the ground, or forgotten in some chest or unvisited corner of a building, objects of the medieval period are survivors of a lost age.
The constant factor throughout these centuries was the common center around which most life was organized—the Christian Church. Fliegel’s lecture will examine sublime sculptures, painted altarpieces, and illuminated manuscripts created in the service of faith and devotion. He will also discuss objects commissioned by some of Europe’s great aristocrats—King Charles V of France; the Duke of Burgandy, Philip the Bold; and Queen Isabella of Spain—as expressions of their personal wealth and taste. The lecture will also present an overview of the Cleveland Museum’s medieval collection, which is internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest.
Image: A Bridal Pair, 1400s. South German. Oil on panel, 30 ½ x 20 1/16 x 2 15/16 in. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds 1932.179
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The Artistry of Hope Show
A Call to Artists....
Come join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of "Danita's Children". For the past 10 years Danita Estrella has devoted her life to taking care of orphaned children in
The "Artistry of Hope" will draw in hundreds of donors, celebrities, and people that just want to make a difference. We hope that you will be compelled to create works of art that inspire others to help make the world a better place for the children of
Here is how it works: To be selected as an artist for the show, you must submit 3 examples of your CURRENT work to firstname.lastname@example.org for jurying. These pieces do NOT have to be hope inspired, just work that represents what you are currently doing. We accept small file digital photos through email or a website link. (Work is selected on the opinion that it works well with the other artists and the theme of the night as a whole.)
If you are selected to be in the show:
Each artist can submit up to three pieces of artwork for the show, but there is no guarantee that we can hang all three pieces. Please be prepared to take home any remaining work and/or your packaging, etc. All work needs to be hang-able upon delivery. Because this is a fund raiser event, a percentage of the sale will go to the children. We want this event to be a win for everyone, so we are giving the artists the option to donate 50%, 75%, or 100% of their sale, which goes directly to the children in
* DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Wednesday, APRIL 1st *
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Date: April 18th, 2009
• For more information on Danita's Children and The Hope for
• To learn about
If you would like further information on participating in the show, please contact either
Sera Davis, Owner and Principal Advisory, Davis Art Advisory/ THE SHOWROOM
Thank you for your participation,
Fund raiser Director
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
ART: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, AT 6 P.M.
FRANKLIN, January 30, 2008—Multimedia painter Lain York will appear in the second free educational program of The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), “Art: Up Close & Personal,” Monday, February 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Williamson County Public Library.
The Williamson County Public Library and O’More College of Design are participating as sponsors in this series to benefit students in the arts as well as those in the community who have an interest in the arts. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The main branch of the Williamson County Library is located at
According to Scott B. Hodes, director of visual arts for the Arts Council of Williamson County, “The lecturers have been asked to share the experiences that have culminated in that artisan being able to fulfill the role of professional working artist in the community, such as background, history, choices and decisions, education and technique, work experience, and artistic and life influences.”
He continues, “These particular images, though inspired by African, Mayan, Middle Eastern, Greek Archaic masks and figures, are distilled elements. I really don’t think of them as a part of any specific culture. They appeal to me as a record or evidence of the way a society or culture tries to make sense of the human experience through art and ritual. The record of this attempt, the art objects, is common to all societies past and present. All human societies in one way or another make art; we all share this basic need.”
His art has also been in group exhibitions including those at the Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville; Bolm Projects, Austin, Texas; Davidson County Public Library, Nashville; Flood Projects, Ashville, N.C.; Art Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Ill.; Tulca Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland; and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville.
He received a 1998 Arts On The River award from Savannah College of Art and Design,
The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) service organization that exists to enrich the lives of the citizens of Williamson County, Tenn., by bringing the arts and people together. The Arts Council envisions a dynamic, lively and diverse arts community, which is accessible to all and which is a major cultural destination.
2009 Summer Studio Workshops
May - September 2009
Bell Buckle, TN
Classes in concrete, mosaic and sculpture will be held at the studio of artist Sherri Warner Hunter in Bell Buckle, TN. Learn a new skill, refine your technique or give yourself time and space to be creative. Refreshments and lunches are included in the cost of workshops and supplies are covered by materials fee. Dates and details for these offerings can be found at www.sherriwarnerhunter.com
Bell Buckle, TN
Create one-of-a-kind Valentine artwork/gifts at the studio of Sherri Warner Hunter's Bell Buckle Studio. Select two projects to mosaic: sculpted hearts, mirrors, picture frames, assorted heart shapes or mini wall hangings. Professional mosaic instruction and materials are included. Refreshments are included. No experience necessary! For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.sherriwarnerhunter.com.
Appalachian Center for Craft Exhibitions Deadline: March 31
The Appalachian Center for Craft is seeking artists for solo or group exhibitions. The Craft Center is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University. The gallery features contemporary and traditional fine craft by Craft Center artists and more than 100 regional craft artists. The Craft Center hosts up to 20 exhibitions annually in its three exhibition galleries. For more information, call (615) 597-6801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition Deadline: March 6
North Charleston, SC
Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the fourth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. This unique exhibition offers emerging and established artists the opportunity to display their thought-provoking sculpture throughout Riverfront Park on the banks of the Cooper River. This national competition is organized by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Sculptors can compete for up to $14,750 in awards and honorariums with fifteen selected for this eleven-month exhibition (April 2009 - March 2010.) For more information, contact Lauren Lynn at (843) 745-1089 or click here.
Arts & Culture Alliance Top 40 Exhibition Deadline: February 20
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announced a call for entries for its "Top 40 Exhibition," a new group exhibition of 2D and 3D works selected by the general public and arts enthusiasts around the world. Local and regional artists may submit digital images of works to be displayed on the Arts & Culture Alliance's website, and the public will vote for their top ten works during the week of March 2 - 6. Entries must be original works completed within the last 2 years in the following categories: painting, graphic arts, 3D and photography. This call for entries is open to artists 18 years of age and older. For more information, contact Suzanne Cada at (865) 523-7543.
Environmental Art Market Deadline: February 14
Eco artists are invited to apply for one of the exhibitor slots in the first-ever Environmental Art Market during Shelby Farms Park Conservancy's annual Down to Earth Celebration. Artists are required to showcase art that demonstrates a relationship with nature, informs about nature and its processes, educates about environmental problems, and/or utilizes reclaimed, recycled, or natural materials, and above all honors nature in artistic, aesthetic ways. Vendors will be notified by February 28 of their acceptance to Down to Earth Celebration 2009. An application can be downloaded at www.shelbyfarmspark.org/sfpc/down-earth-celebration-0. For more information, contact Margaret Cross at (901) 767-7275 or email@example.com.
Kingsport Center for Higher Education Public Art Projects Request for Proposals
The Kingsport Public Art Committee has announced a Request for Proposals for two art projects in conjunction with the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The projects are funded by the City of Kingsport's Percent for Art Program that allocates three quarters of one percent of the construction budget for the acquisition, installation and maintenance of art for public places. To receive a copy of the full Request for Proposals, contact the City of Kingsport's Purchasing Department at 423-229-9419. For more information on the project visit www.publicart.kingsporttn.gov.