Sunday, November 29, 2009

STUDIO TOUR of PLATE TONE PRINTSHOP - Wed, Dec 2, 2009

STUDIO TOUR TRIP TO PLATE TONE PRINTSHOP!!
Untitled visits the Plate Tone Printshop! Please join us for a tour of this fine art printmaking studio! Special thanks to the printshop for having us!!!

When: Wednesday, December 2nd; 7:30pm

See below for directions, etc.

Plate Tone Printshop is a fine art Printmaking studio on Charlotte Pike. Plate Tone offers various ways for you to take advantage of their great facilities, including membership with 24 hour studio access, workshops and tutoring, and a new "By The Block" access to non-members!

Platetone Printshop, founded in 2004, is a community printmaking studio that
offers membership to fine art printmakers. Members of the shop create work
including but not limited to etching, collagraph, solarplate, monoprint,
polyester plate lithography, relief processes and marbling. The Printshop
uses exclusively non-toxic and low toxic printmaking materials. Members have
access to the group's facilities, which includes two etching presses, large
inking tables, a low toxic etching bath and more. The shop provides the
opportunity for artists to have access to this specialized equipment, as
well as to a network of other working artists. Platetone Printshop is
located at 5124 Charlotte Pike, Nashville.
www.platetone.org

Getting There

Located in a white, mostly empty, strip mall storefront on Charlotte Pike, near the gold domed bank and the thrift stores, on the same side of the street as Southern Thrift. It used to be a hair college.
5124 Charotte Pike

Located in the part of Charlotte in West Nashville, not downtown.
From Downtown, Take Charlotte away from town. Turn R onto 52nd immediately after you pass our building, and park in the back.
From I-40, the closest exit is 46th Ave.

Parking
There is parking behind the building, and the vacant bank building next door has a parking lot.

Studio space - 5 points area - East Nashville

Studio space available in the 5 points area of East Nashville.
Potential for several studios of various sizes; lots of space that can be broken up into several configurations.
The studios are in the basement with 24hr access.
Contact: Steve Larios (615)242-2115

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Platetone Printshop Winter 2009 Workshops

Platetone Printshop Announces Winter Workshops:


Monotype Workshop
Instructor: Carrie Cox

2 workshop dates available:
December 12th, 1:00 - 4:00
January 9th, 1:00 - 4:00

This one-day workshop will introduce techniques for making one of-a-kind prints using oil based inks in a low toxicity environment (vegetable oil clean up).

Participants will learn to use layers of color, shape and texture in the creation of a multi-layered surface. All skill levels are welcome and additional instruction will be tailored to suit the needs of the individual.

Participants should bring brushes, rags, and a selection of printmaking papers to work with. Additional information on printmaking papers needed will be sent to participants prior to workshop.

Workshop fee: $35 for members/$45 for nonmembers

For more information contact
Carrie Cox
(615) 948-0638

Platetone Printshop
5124 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN

About Platetone Printshop
Platetone Printshop, founded in 2004, is a community printmaking studio that offers membership to fine art printmakers. Members of the shop create work including but not limited to etching, collagraph, solarplate, monoprint, monotype, polyester plate lithography, and marbling. The Printshop uses exclusively non-toxic and low toxic printmaking materials. Members have access to the group's facilities, which includes two etching presses, large inking tables, a low toxic etching bath, a Solarplate exposure unit, and more. The shop provides the opportunity for artists to have access to this specialized equipment, as well as to a network of other working artists. The Printshop as an organization holds approximately two shows per year.

Platetone Printshop is currently housed in about 600 sq. ft. located at 5124 Charlotte Pike in the hip Sylvan Park area of Nashville. For membership information email us at contact@platetone.org

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gallery Talk: Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song - Frist - 11-18-09

Gallery Talk: Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song
Wednesday, November 18, Noon
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE
Frist Center for the Visual Arts





Join Katie Delmez, Curator at the Frist Center, for a tour of Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song.

Exhibition Description:
In conjunction with the Nashville Public Library’s call for a city-wide celebration of beloved author Mark Twain, the Frist Center will present a selection of drawings and watercolors narrating Life on the Mississippi, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by another promoter of American narratives and everyday life, Thomas Hart Benton.

A second section of the exhibition will focus on another source of inspiration for the artist—one particularly appropriate for Nashville—folk music and musicians. Benton’s lifelong admiration of Americana music is well known, yet works of this subject matter have not yet been assembled as an exhibition.

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.

http://www.arts.state.tn.us/resources/Online%20Grant%20Workshop.pdf

U.S./Japan Creative Artists' Program Offers Residency

U.S./Japan Creative Artists' Program Offers Residency

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor The U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program. The program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend a five-month residency in Japan to pursue their individual artistic goals. The next deadline for this program is Feb. 1, 2010. Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible. The U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program is extremely competitive; applicants should have regional or national recognition and anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work. Click here for more information.

Nashville Farmers' Market Artists' Retail Spaces

Nashville Farmers' Market Artists' Retail Spaces:

Nashville Farmers' Market is looking for local artisan/crafts person looking to sell their wares in a dynamic, diverse retail environment. Please contact carolyn.sanders@nashville.gov or by calling (615) 880-2001 extension 23 for more information.

Call to Artists: Water Tower Regional Louisville, KY Deadline 11-16-09

Call to Artists: Water Tower Regional

Louisville Visual Art Association; Louisville, KY

Deadline: November 16, 2009

Application Guidelines: http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/regional.html

The Water Tower Regional, first held in 1909, is the oldest competitive juried art exhibition in the Southeast and Midwest regions. Hosted by the Louisville Visual Art Association, Kentucky's oldest arts organization, the exhibition will feature artwork from artists in Kentucky and surrounding states.

Call for Artists: Art in the Arbor Lousville KY Deadline 1-30-10

Call for Artists: Art in the Arbor

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church; Louisville, KY

Deadline: January 30, 2010

Application Guidelines: http://www.tjuc.org/events/art-in-the-arbor.html

Art in the Arbor is an annual event with over 100 artist booths and up to 8,000 visitors. In its 42nd year, the festival is held the weekend of May 7 - May 9, 2010. The jury panel typically consists of three prominent members of the regional visual arts community such as artists, gallery curators, and administrators. For more information call (502) 425-6943.

Call to Artists: The Dream Rocket Quilt Hunstville AL Deadline 2-1-10

Call to Artists: The Dream Rocket Quilt

University of Alabama-Huntsville; Huntsville, AL

Deadline: February 1, 2010

Application Guidelines: http://www.thedreamrocket.com/index.php/reserve-your-spot

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is directing a monumental project to 'wrap' the 37-story Saturn V Moon Rocket replica at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville with possibly one of the world’s largest collaborative quilts ever constructed (over 32,000 square feet). The Dream Rocket team is collecting 8,000 handmade panels from students, teachers, groups, and individuals from more than 100 countries. These panels represent the participants’ dreams for a better tomorrow, using dream themes such as Space, Science, Technology, Community, Health, Conservation, Peace, etc. Visit www.thedreamrocket.com for more information.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Pilgrims & Indian Session Lula Licious of Panty Raid 11-15-09

Come to Dr Sketchy's Pilgrims & Indian Session on Sunday November 15th when we have the lovely Lula Licious of Panty Raid! posing for your artistic enjoyment.

Forget sitting around the table with those people called your family eating dry turkey and watching grandpa take his teeth out and lay them on the table!

Come out to Dr Sketchy's and hang out with fellow artists, enjoy a drink or two, eat cake, draw pretty girls and celebrate the day those people on the mayflower came and stole this land from the people it belonged to!

We will, as always have great music, contests & prizes!

See you then!

Sun Nov 15th
6-9pm
The 5 Spot
$10


Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School Nashville

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gallery Talk: Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Circle of Early American Modernists - Frist - 11-14-09

Gallery Talk: Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Circle of Early American Modernists
Saturday, November 14, 11:00 a.m.
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE
Frist Center for the Visual Arts





Vivien Fryd, Ph.D., professor and chair of the history of art department at Vanderbilt University, will examine the art of the early American Modernists associated with the so-called Stieglitz circle—painters Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Joseph Stella, and Charles Sheeler as well as photographers Gertrude K√§isebeir, Anne Brigman, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Steichen. The styles, themes, and historical contexts of these modern visual images will be examined, focusing especially upon themes of sexuality, the city, spirituality, and nature.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Art: Up Close & Personal: Alan LeQuire - Nov 9, 2009

Art: Up Close & Personal

NOVEMBER
Alan LeQuire, Sculpture, LeQuire Gallery - November 9, 2009


* Co-sponsored by Williamson County Public Library & O'More College of Design *

Williamson County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike
Franklin, TN 37064

We are proud to present a new evening series for 2009. Some of the most renowned local artists will share an up-close and personal glimpse into their lives and their work. The evening starts with a powerpoint presentation, followed by a question and answer period.


The series is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 428-3845 or email info@artscouncilwc.org.

Call for Entries: 2010 4th Annual Art Fusion Fine Art & Craft Festival

4th Annual Art Fusion
Fine Art & Craft Festival


DATE: June 4 - 5, 2010

TIME: Friday, 1 - 9 pm,
with evening reception
Saturday, 10 am - 4pm

LOCATION: Factory @ Franklin


CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Friday, June 4, 1-9 pm
Reception, 6 - 9 pm

Saturday, June 5, 10 am - 4pm

For exhibitor guidelines and application, visit www.artscouncilwc.org.

Yes, we are doubling in size! This year, we are expanding from Building 12 (the home of the Artist @ the Row) and Building 11 on into the Commons Area, including the stage. Not only double the space, but double the entertainment! Plans are to include local performing artists and demonstrations.

Friday evening reception, from 6 - 9 p.m.,
will include live musical entertainment,
a wine tasting, hors d'oeurves, and great art
in both Building 12 and the Commons Area of the Factory @ Franklin.

The Factory @ Franklin
230 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37064

Arts Council of Williamson County
230 Franklin Road
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
615-428-3845

The Art Train - figure drawing sessions - weekly in East Nashville

The Art Train

Unstoppable relish for the creative and self-directed and instructional art

Artist-run drawing group meets weekly.
The fee per session is $8.00.
For all of the rules and more information, please see our blog:
http://thearttrain.blogspot.com/2009/07/life-drawing-with-nick-and-pat-begins.html

Tuesday, November 3rd. 6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Woodland Presbyterian Church
211 South 11th Street, East Nashville, TN 37206

Enter at door in rear parking lot and follow the signs from the door.


Bring yourself, bring a friend, and get ready to get your draw on!

Call for Artists! Plowhaus Holiday Show: Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Announcing the annual Plowhaus Holiday Show: Festivus for the Rest of Us! 12/5-28, 2009

Please let us know if you want to be part of this popular annual cash and carry show.
As Plowhaus members, former members and fans you are the first to know about this opportunity.

Members: $30 fee/10% commission (Join for $25 through June 2010)
Nonmembers: $50 fee/20% commission

Art should be priced to sell, preferably under $100, and each artist should provide multiple pieces in quantities to replace anything as it is purchased.

Every participant will be required to sit in the gallery for at least one two-hour shift, and it's imperative that we have the gallery open during weekday lunches to drive sales and increase traffic. Greater participation must occur if we are to keep our doors open.

Also, every artist will need to bring a bottle of wine to the opening and volunteer for at least one show job.

Please let us know your interest ASAP. And don't forget to donate your slightly used/unwanted/orphan art to the yArt Sale. We'll help it find a new home.


info@plowhaus.org

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gallery Talk: Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times - Frist - 11-12-09

Gallery Talk: Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE
Frist Center for the Visual Arts





Join Mark Scala, chief curator at the Frist Center, for a tour of Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of fine Arts, Boston, which includes superb examples of some of American Modernism’s greatest artists, such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Charles Sheeler.