Monday, December 6, 2010

Call to Artists: Second Street Public Art Project - Chattanooga. Deadline: 1-31-11

CALL TO ARTISTS: Second Street Public Art Project, Chattanooga, TN | Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Public Art Chattanooga is seeking qualifications from artists for a public art project that will result in the installation of two sculptures in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. This RFQ is open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18, who currently reside in the United States. Deadline for submissions is January 13, 2011, 4:00 PM EST. For complete details and an application, please click on the link:

Public Art Chattanooga
Department of Parks & Recreation
1102 South Watkins Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6096

Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit - Deadline: February 22, 2011

Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit

Please view our 2009 and 2010 exhibit at:

The Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibition was developed to showcase and award the areas finest artists. Artists from within a radius of 300 miles of Knoxville may enter. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by a juror for exhibition. Our new 2011 location will be Bennett Gallery, Knoxville most prestigious fine arts gallery, housed in a renovated vintage movie theater at 5308 Kingston Pike.
Juror: Our juror this year is Virginia Derryberry, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Derryberry received her BA in art history from Vanderbilt University, and MA in painting and printmaking from Peabody College, and an MFA in painting from the University of Tennessee. Her recent exhibits include venues such as Valdosta State University in Georgia, Nashville International Airport, and Rudgers University. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Asheville Art Museum. A recipient of many grants, awards, and fellowships, she was recently chosen as Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.
Cash awards totaling $4,000.00 will be presented at the exhibit’s Reception on April 2nd. Best in Show- $2,000.00, $1,000.00 Merit, $500.00 Merit, and two $250.00 Merit awards. All awards are designated by juror and are final.
The exhibit will run from April 1-30, 2011. Deadline for entry is February 22, 2011.
Please visit to download an application and prospectus.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Invite to Public Art Meeting - 28th/31st Avenue Connector - Nov 30, 2010

The Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Metro Public Works, the Nashville Civic Design Center and Councilmember Edith Taylor Langster
invite you to


Finding Inspiration for Public Art

Interested neighbors … help find inspiration for art at the new 28th/31st Avenue Connector!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Hadley Park Community Center
2901 John A Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209

Participants will hear about the new 28th/31st Avenue Connector project and how local history,
nature, geography and other sources can provide inspiration to artists as they design new artworks.
Come contribute your ideas for what specifically could inspire public art at the connector bridge.

You may register by contacting Metro Nashville Arts Commission at or 862-6721.
Prior registration not required.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Art Studios available at Open Lot - Dec 2010

Two new artist studios are available for rent beginning Dec. 1st at Open Lot Nashville:

-150 sq. ft. ($200/mo.). 24/7 access with free parking and use of 3,000 sq. ft. communal work area for larger projects. Studio rental includes use of communal wood/metal shop and free entry into group art exhibits put on by Open Lot. Building currently houses 10 artists with garage bay door for easy load-in of artwork, furniture and supplies.

-200 sq. ft. ($250/mo.). 24/7 access with free parking and use of 3,000 sq. ft. communal work area for larger projects. Studio rental includes use of communal wood/metal shop and free entry into group art exhibits put on by Open Lot. Building currently houses 10 artists with garage bay door for easy load-in of artwork, furniture and supplies.

See for more information on Open Lot Nashville

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 8am-8pm, Centennial Art Center Art Class Registration/Painting/Pottery/and more!

2011 Winter - Spring classes at Centennial Art Center or Bellevue Community Center.

Registration starts Tuesday, November 16, from 8 am to 8 pm, at Centennial Art Center.

Classes start January 10.

We are adding new classes, and some of those include:

- Josh Wagner's new (all level - beginners to advanced) pottery classes at Bellevue on Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm).

- Tiffany Warner's new advanced potters' "Open Studio" at Bellevue on Mondays (10 am - 2 pm). (She will also continue to offer her Wednesday morning Bellevue pottery class and Thursday morning and afternoon Art Center pottery classes.)

- Popular local artist and Centennial Art Center gallery exhibitor, Roberta Winnett Harrison, joins our teaching staff to offer a Wednesday evening painting class (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm). Check out her unique style on: and

- Semi Abidi will teach the fascinating art of Henna Body Painting on Monday evenings, (5 pm - 7 pm)

Lena Lucas and our popular teachers Harry Denson, Wanda Ellis, Hazel King, Barbara Rembert, Darlene Shadden and Kathy Tupper will also be returning to teach in 2011.

Contact for schedule for the rest of our class offerings and more registration information.

Metro Parks' Centennial Art Center
PH (615) 862-8442

Artist Grants: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Application Form

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation‘s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation‘s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Application Guidelines
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Grant Restrictions
The Foundation does not accept applications from artists whose work falls primarily within these categories: commercial art, photography, video art, film, craft, computer generated or digital art. The Foundation does not make grants to students or fund academic study.

The Foundation does not make grants to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or to pay for the costs of installations, commissions or projects ordered by others.

Selection Process
The Officers and Directors are advised in the selection process by a distinguished Committee of Selection comprised of recognized specialists in the fields of the Foundation‘s concern. Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and images of current work. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. All completed applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. If further information is required after the completed application has been received, the artist will be contacted directly by the staff. Further information including financial data may be requested at any time during the review process. The application process could take from nine months to a year.

Reapplication Procedure
Applicants may reapply to the Foundation. All reapplicants must send images of work not previously submitted. The procedure requires that grantees who reapply must wait 12 months from the end of their grant period. Reapplicants who were previously declined must wait at least 12 months from the date of their application letter to reapply. The 12-month waiting period may be waived for reapplicants applying under emergency circumstances.

Past recipients of our grants should understand that the Foundation does not wish to become an instrument of extended or permanent support for particular individuals. Recipients who reapply must have either circumstances so changed as to warrant further support or have a genuine emergency situation.

How to Apply
Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. Please do not send application forms by fax or e-mail.

A crucial part of the application process is based on the Committee of Selection’s review of each artist’s images. The Foundation urges artists to send the highest quality images of their work. It is recommended that while representative examples of your work over a period of years may be included, it is important to emphasize your most recent creative effort. The Foundation will only accept images completed within the past ten years.

Artists interested in obtaining application forms and an informational brochure on the application procedure can download the forms by using the links at left or below:

Application Form

Please address any questions to the Foundation at:

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
863 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10075
Telephone: (212) 517-5400
Fax: (212) 288-2836

Regional Call-to-Artists, McCabe Park - public art. Deadline: Dec 17, 2010

REGIONAL Call to Artists - Request for Qualifications
Nashville, TN

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2010, 3 p.m.. Central Standard Time
Project Budget: $50,000

Metro Nashville Arts Commission seeks proposals from interested artists to design, fabricate and install an artwork at McCabe Park near its new Community Center in summer 2011.
The complete call to artists / RFQ including a location map and other related images, is available on MNAC's website at

Teri McElhaney Alea
Public Art Project Manager
Metro Nashville Arts Commission

physical address:
800 2nd Ave. South, 4th Flr.
Nashville, TN 37210-2008

mailing address:
PO Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300

Friday, November 12, 2010

Call for Artists: Untitled FROZEN STIFF Show - Dec 17, 2010. Deadline Dec 5

Join Untitled, Nashville's longest running uncensored & unjuried artist run group!


Friday, December 17, 2010
LOCATION: Corsair Artisan Distillery (Old Yazoo location)

Learn more about untitled here:

Visit our website and click on the link to take the survey (registration) on the Participate page.
It is $15 per artist. There are various ways to pay, all outlined on the website.
In addition to the main exhibit, we will be offering the small works opportunity for this show as well. See the website for more info.

Untitled is open to ALL artists at ALL levels and ALL media.

November 24: Deadline for Press Images
December 1: Last chance to pay at a meeting
December 3: Payment must be Postmarked by today
December 5: Registration and Paypal Option ends at midnight
December 8: Last Meeting before Show (ready to hang review?)
December 15: Art Drop Off 6pm-7:30pm
December 16: Installation 9-7pm
December 17: Untitled Art Show 6-10pm
December 18: Clean up 10am to 1pm

Part of Untitled's mission is to give you the opportunity to learn how to make an art show happen. Many people have used this experience to develop their own exhibits as well as manage and own gallery spaces. And it's always a great resume boost.
We are always in need of volunteers willing to learn and be a part of the magic that makes Untitled happen.
Come to a meeting or email us if you would like to learn more.
Check out our volunteer guide:


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Call for Vendors - Nashville Paw Magazine holiday show - Dec 12

Nashville Paw Magazine is hosting a holiday extravaganza on December
12th, at Loew's Vanderbilt Hotel. They are expecting a huge crowd, and
are hoping to have artist/craft people joing the fun. The event is
advertised with a full page ad in both the current issue and upcoming
holiday issue of Nashville Paw Magazine, as well as the two weeks
leading up to the event in the Green Hills News, distributed to
readers in Green Hills, Belle Meade and Bellevue.

We have extended our deadline it a couple of days to allow for a few
more vendors. Please feel free, if you have a moment, to share with
the creative community.

The vendor details and application may be downloaded as a PDF file

Watercolor workshop - Murfreesboro

Moxie Art Supply and Studio School in downtown Murfreesboro will be hosting a watercolor workshop for the beginner and intermediate watercolorist. For more info and to reserve a seat call 615-849-1131.

Vendors for Holiday Craft Market - Casa dei Montessori - Nov 20

Casa dei Montessori is having a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 20th from 10am to 4pm. We still have a few spaces left for quality artists. Booth fee is only $30 and goes to fund our growing music program. Please send inquiries to Mollie @ or you may call the school @ 673-8000 with questions.


Saturday November 13, 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday November 14, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre
"Old Fall School" Building
1130 8th Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

Jewelry Making with Katherine Ratliff
Sat 3 to 6pm
Sun 1 to 3pm $10 per item of jewelry made

Workshops: There are two featured Speakers for the workshops. On Saturday at 1pm Michael McBride will be doing the workshop. This workshop is FREE.
Saturday: 1.00 to 3.00pm
Creating a Successful Art Career. Michael will discuss using different media, film, collaboration with other artists and education to create a big impact with your art.

Pomm Hepner is doing this workshop series on Sun. The cost is $25 dollars and includes the L.Ron Hubbard Book "Problems of Work"
Sunday: 1:00 pm
Promoting Yourself as an Artist (FREE)
Sunday: 3:00 pm
Empowering Yourself and Your Creative Ability

The "ARTLIGHTENMENT" exhibit is FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is for all AGES. The workshops are for all artists attending the show as well as visiting artists, musicians,actors, people in the creative fields, or any person wanting to improve their career or start a new one. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Call for Artists: 5th Annual Art Fusion Festival - Franklin, Williamson County


5th Annual
Visual, Performing &
Culinary Arts Festival

Applications are now being accepted at


June 3, 2011, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June 4, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Factory @ Franklin
Liberty Hall
230 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37064

To learn more, please visit

Free Artists' Forum @ Frist - Nov 12 - Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté

Artist's Forum featuring Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté
Friday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.
Rechter Room, FREE
Join regional artists Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté as they discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be part of the dialogue about the artistic process.

About the Artists:

Kristina Arnold
Arnold was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, and received a degree in community health from Brown University. After five years she returned to her first love and pursued her MFA in painting from the University of Tennessee. She now serves on the faculty of Western Kentucky University’s Art Department where she teaches and serves as the Gallery Director.

Arnold’s current work draws conceptually from her former background and interest in public health. As primarily an installation artist, her work often fills the space of a large room. She considers these works walk-in paintings; by suspending matrices of cells, neurons, and tissues in her installations, she creates fabricated environments that envelop the viewer in the biological microcosm of the body. Learn more about Kristina Arnold.

Derek Coté
As a former explorer, frustrated architect, and aspiring social examiner, Derek Coté, who was born in Québec, Canada, and currently resides in Nashville, studied at Western Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received his BFA and MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media respectively.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Scope Art Fair in New York and Miami, and many others. He will be an Artist-in-Residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art during the summer of 2011. Learn more about Derek Coté.

Free Lecture Series @ Frist Nov 11, 18, Dec 2

The Janet and Jim Ayers & Marlene and Spencer Hays Lecture Series continues
“From the Bastille to the Commune: France’s Long Nineteenth Century”
Thursday, November 11, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Free; First come, first served

Michael Bess, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will explore the succession of revolutions that marked France’s history: 1789, 1830, 1848, and 1871; the gradual spread of industrialization and capitalist enterprise, along with the concomitant rise of bourgeois society; the Weber thesis about the slow consolidation of national identity; neoclassicism and romanticism in culture and the arts; international politics and war; and finally, the trauma of the 1871 Paris Commune.

Learn more about the remaining lectures in this series:
Thursday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
“Painters of ‘La Vie Moderne’ ”

Thursday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.
“Cézanne, Zola, and the Outcast Impressionists”

Call for artists & crafters & vintage - Nashville Handmade

We are having a craft fair in Nashville on 11/21/2010.

Sunday, November 21 · 2:00pm - 6:00pm

LocationHarris-Hillman School
1706 26th Avenue
Nashville, TN

The fee is $25 to participate, and if you make handmade items, or are
a vintage seller, please contact us!!

Participate in a Community Christmas Tree Project - Talula Gallery

Participate in a Community Christmas Tree Project

Talula Gallery invites you to participate in our community Christmas
Our holiday show is “These are a Few of My Greenest Things” and we
want to dedicate our tree to this theme while inviting anyone of any
age to participate.

We have an 8 foot wooden, tripod like structure built that we will be
attaching “branches” to that are created from recycled pieces of
donated wood. Each participant will be given a piece of wood and ask
to decorate it as they would like. Any medium is welcome and the piece
can be altered in any way that you choose. This is a great thing for
families and/or organizations to do together. The pieces will then be
attached and our “lighting of the community tree” will take place
during our open house on Saturday, December 4th at 3pm.

All branches will be for sale for $49 each. Thirty dollars of each
sale will go back to the artist or can be donated to East Can or
Friends of Shelby Bottom for the holidays.

Branches can be picked up at Talula, starting Friday, Nov. 12, during
regular business hours or by appointment. All branches should be
returned to Talula by November 28th.

We hope that you will be a part of our first annual Community
Christmas Tree!

Talula Gallery
114 B South 11th St.
East Nashville (in the same house as Pied Piper Ice Cream)

3-6pm Tues-Fri
12-6 Sat.
1-5 Sun

Call for Artists & Artisans! Tennessee Artisan Market at The Renaissance Center

Call for Artists & Artisans!

Tennessee Artisan Market at The Renaissance Center

Calling all professional artists and artisans for a new and exciting retail store, the Tennessee Artisan Market at The Renaissance Center. The retail gallery will feature art and fine crafts from across Tennessee on consignment and will include an online retail store and multimedia features on participating artists. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 4th, 2010.

Artists interested in participating, or for more information, contact: LeAnn Polk, Events Coordinator, at or 615-740-5503.

The Rernaissance Center is a fine arts, performing arts, technology and education center located 30 minutes southwest of Nashville, TN. The state-of-the art facility includes several galleries, performance theaters, the CyberSphere Digital Theater, art studios, classrooms, lecture and meeting spaces and the new Tennessee Artisan Market.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Call for Poster Designs Untitled's Winter Show 2010: Deadline: Nov 17

Call for Poster Designs

Untitled's Winter Show 2010: FROZEN STIFF
DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at 7:30pm at the weekly meeting. DESIGNER TASKS: see below

Do you want to design the poster for the next Untitled show? Here’s how it works…

Before each show, artists bring posters to a meeting and those who attend the meeting vote for the design they like the most.
The chosen poster design will be printed and distributed/hung all over town as well as posted on the internet as the official poster for the show, including the Untitled website, social networking sites, in numerous emails, press releases, show invites and wherever else Untitled artists would like to post the image to promote the show. A link will be added to your personal website or portfolio on the Untitled website and in promotional emails.

What to Bring

A printout of your design. It helps to have it printed in the final size but it’s not necessary. Just be sure that everyone will be able to see the image and get the idea of how it will be formatted for printing. It also helps to have most or all of the required text and images on the design. If we do not have a location confirmed, just add some text like “Cool Venue 123 Main Street”.

If you can’t make the meeting but want to design a poster for consideration, have a friend bring it if possible.


Digital, drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, etc. The design should leave room for important text & images about the event. The final file will need to be ready for printing. Please see requirements below.
Artists may collaborate as well. If you are an artist with an image but no graphic design skills, you will need to hook up with a designer who can format your image for printing and include the necessary information.


Posters can be full color or not, up to 11″x17”. Please keep in mind that we also print small postcard size fliers. The design will need to be scalable to a postcard size and readable or redesigned with text that is readable. The designer is also responsible for designing a flyer. For printing purposes, it is definitely easiest to work with the 11×17 inch sized poster files.

Important Text and Images to Include
  1. Show Title- FROZEN STIFF
  2. The Untitled Logo – Prominently displayed, undistorted and at least 3 inches long (download here: What do we mean by undistorted? When you resize the logo (you should be going smaller not bigger by the way), keep the proportions the same and do not stretch the logo out by either width or height.
  3. Show & Year (ex. Winter Show 2010)
  4. Show date: December 17
  5. 6 – 10 pm
  6. Free
  7. One-Night-Only
  8. Slogan - uncensored art for unlimited audiences
  9. Venue Name or Logo(undistorted) - TBA
  10. Venue Address - TBA
  11. Website Address – (easily legible)
  12. Sponsor Logos, DJ and Other Info
    Please leave some room for additional small logos (if we have sponsors confirmed before printing).
File Requirements and Suggestions

In order to send a file to a printer to be printed, it is best to use these guidelines for easy printing of your awesome design. These are just some basic suggestions for getting started.

  1. Start by building your file in CMYK (not RGB) (color mode)
  2. Build your file at 300 DPI (resolution)
  3. Don’t use 4/c black – because it makes the black so rich – that when printed it won’t look that rich
  4. Start your file size at the largest size to be printed (for example: 11×17 inches)
  5. Save your file for printing in PDF – CMYK
Past Posters

Need some inspiration?
Here is a link to our flickr group for examples of past posters:

Other Things You Need to Know

You can put the required text and images in whatever order, font and configuration you like. Please be sure any logos are not skewed when resizing.

Before printing, the final draft will be approved by PR chair and board members. Untitled reserves the right to request a designer to change the layout of the design or text style to effectively communicate the message of the poster to a viewer.

The final draft will need to be ready the week it is chosen to be sent with the press release.

Artists are welcome and encouraged to design, print & distribute their own posters or promotional items for the show. Untitled will only pay for printing of the chosen design.

Poster Designer Tasks
  1. Create coordinating poster and flier designs for review by PR committee
    (Note that flier may need to be redesigned (ie text reconfigured or enlarged or image cropped))
    Flier should be postcard size or about 4×5 inches (4 per 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper)
  2. Send for review to – low resolution
  3. Edit designs per input from committee
  4. Create press-ready, high resolution files for printer. See guidelines above
  5. Send to or contact for alternative email address for large files (over 5mb). May need to send files to printer directly. Communicate with PR chair about this

Call for Artists - Artists In Nashville - deadline Nov 7

Open Call for November 13 Art Show (8th Ave. So., Nashville)

Artists In Nashville will hold its final art show of 2010 on Saturday, November 13 at Classic Modern, 2116 8th Ave. So., Nashville.

"Art Party" is an (almost) monthly event that includes great art, live music, wine and appetizers and a silent auction to benefit Nashville flood relief.

If you would like to participate in our last event of the year, go to and click the link that says "We are currently accepting applications for November Art Party" or send an email to

Entry fee is $35 for a 6 x 6 foot wall space. Event runs from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Deadline for entry is Saturday, November 7.

CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS: Georgetown College Art Galleries. Deadline: 12-1-10

CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS: Georgetown College Art Galleries

Georgetown College will review proposals for exhibitions in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery and the Cochenour Gallery. Exhibitions are scheduled for 1-3 months. Group and solo exhibitions are possible and all media will be considered. Georgetown College encourages exhibiting artists to give talks and/or critiques for students. For more information about Georgetown College Art Galleries, please visit:

To submit a proposal, please provide up to 15 digital images; image list with title, media, dimensions, and date for each work; resume; and artist statement. Information can be sent by postal mail to: Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections, 400 E. College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324. Or, submit via e-mail to: with "Call for Artists" in the subject line. For packets sent by postal mail, please include your e-mail address as well as a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like materials returned.

December 1 – submission receipt deadline
January 15 – results e-mailed to artists

Artist Talk at gallery F. - Tues, Nov 16

ARTIST TALK Nov 16, 7p
Free & Open To The Public

THE EXHIBIT This extraordinary show features the work of artists who have had experiences with mental illness, including a psychiatrist who has worked with the mentally ill. It leads to the question: How would art be different today if surrealist artists like Max Ernst, Paul Klee and André Breton had not been inspired by the art of psychiatric patients ninety years ago?

The magazine Raw Vision describes "visionary" or outsider artists as artists who invent their own forms and techniques and create private worlds. The art brut in this show is not made to please the desires of the viewer, but meant as a tool to fulfill the artists raw desire for self-expression through art. The paintings, drawings, installations, sculptures, text and video invite the viewer into other worlds.

THE ARTISTS Laura Hudson, Geraldine Kuttab, Cindy Buchanan, Sunny Boy Whitfield,
Robert White, Thaddeus Tekell, Ron Bass, Hans Vorbusch and special guests.

THROUGH Jan 22, 2011

GALLERY HOURS 9a to 6p Tuesday-Friday ~ 9a to 4p Saturday-Sunday (Closed Mondays)

1000 19th Ave. S. (corner of Grand Ave. and 19th Ave. S.)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Call for Artist Donations: Gifted Energy Art Benefit - Nov 20, 2010

Gifted Energy – Art Benefit
November 20th 1pm to 6 pm
Art Auction to conclude at 5:30

Artists are donating their gifts of art to support Mimi’s Fund, which directly subsidized the utility costs in our senior and special needs living centers.

We are asking for a donation of one piece of art to go into the silent auction. Artists keep profit on whatever else they sell, and can donate to the benefit at their discretion.
Anyone interested can contact Kim or Kiki at WCO at 833-9580 if you would like to participate or donate a piece to the auction.

Billups Art Building
108-C Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Cost $10.00 Min Donation

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's Nashville on Holiday Break

Hello Art Monkeys!

Dr Sketchys Nashville is taking a break this holiday season! We will be taking off November & December 2010. But don't worry! We will be back on January 16, 2011 with a Dr Sketchys Session of Epicness never before seen!!!

Have a Happy Halloween, Terrific Thanksgiving and a Merry Chrismahanukwanzakah!

See ya next year!

Nichole "Lolly" & Larry Lehmann
Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School -Nashville

Silk Screen & Printmaking Classes (South Nash / Brentwood)

Have you ever wanted to learn printmaking such as Silkscreen , Etching, Woodblock, Lino cut or Lithography. Now is your chance.
You can be an Artist wanting to explore a new medium or a beginner looking to discover the world craft or printmaking.
Classes start this week and run for 4 weeks with 2 sessions per week. This is a professional class and taught in a studio environment with hands on teaching.
You will walk away with several pieces of your artwork in a print media.

Check out our Website and contact us for scheduling and cost.

Blue Fig Editions

Call for entries: Archetype Gallery: Deadline Oct 30, 2010

Compete with other southern artists!
What are your views on consumerism in 2010?
details below

facebook "Archetype Gallery"
twitter @archetype_atl

ARTIST CALL: The Pancakes & Booze Art Show DEC 10th @ The Open Lot




PANCAKES & BOOZE is currently the biggest underground art show in Los Angeles, and has now made a home in Nashville!!!

Art from over 50 of Nashville's emerging underground artists!!!

Live Nude Body Painting!

Submit links and/or pics to your work for consideration!!!

Must be able to drop off work on the day before the event and take home after the show ends @ 1am on the night of the event or before 1pm on the following day!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!



Individual Artist Fellowships Available - TN Arts Commission

Individual Artist Fellowships Available

Individual Artist Fellowships are
available from the Tennessee Arts Commission for Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1,
2011 – June 30, 2012). Application
...must be submitted electronically,
and must be received by Monday, January 24, 2011 by 4:30 p.m. (CST). The
printed application and required documents must also be postmarked or hand
delivered to the Tennessee Arts Commission on that date.

The award provides
fellowships to outstanding artists who live and work in Tennessee.
No matching funds are required and no specific project has to be carried out
with the funds. The Commission
anticipates that each fellowship will be $5,000.

In the coming year,
the Commission may award up to two fellowships in each of the discipline categories.
Categories for the fellowships include: Craft;
Dance (performance and choreography); Literary
Arts (fiction/creative nonfiction and poetry); Media (film, video, and photography); Music (vocal performance and composition); Theater (acting); and Visual
Art (two-dimensional).

For more information, contact the
appropriate program director:

Music, Dance, and Theater

Hal Partlow – (615)


Visual Arts, Craft and Media

Julie Horn – (615)


Literary Arts

Lee Baird – (615)


application forms, and other information on Individual Artist Fellowships are
available on the Commission’s Web site:

Artist Spaces near Bellevue

The Harpeth Art Center & Gallery and Mud Puddle Pottery Studio has Artist Studio Spaces.
Located 5 minutes from Bellevue, and just 20 minutes west of downtown Nashville, our 7000 square ft facility offers a large area dedicated to private artist spaces. We currently have artists working in clay, stained glass, fiber, jewelry, and painting. Our artist spaces start at $135 per month. We also offer Studio Membership Packages for unlimited use of our studio facility during business hours starting at $115 per month. What a great holiday gift for someone special!
About the Harpeth Art Center and Gallery:
*Spacious central class area and fully equipped pottery studio offering classes in various art mediums.
*Gallery featuring middle Tennessee Artisans with frequent featured art shows and openings. Studio space residents are involved with gallery and shows.
*Easy access off I-40 west, low traffic and plentiful, safe parking.
*Fully equipped kitchen available to studio residents.
Our artists love it here. If you would like to come check us out, we are open 6 days a week at 462 Highway 70, Pegram, TN 37143. You can view our website for additional information at or contact us at 615-646-6644.

Call for Artist/Crafters/Vintage Collectors! OPEN LOT. Deadline Nov 6

Attn: Artist Crafters and All Creative Types!

Saturday, November 13th is the RE-Sale yArt Sale and Dance Party at
Open Lot. This is a big one! We will begin setting up at 8am and open
to the public from 9am-4pm. We are currently searching for vendors. If
you make crafts, Art, or have vintage goods you want to sell.. We
want you to sign up! We are offering vendor spaces indoors for $40
(5'x5' space including artisan wall) and larger spaces outdoors (about
8'x12', the size of a standard parking space). All vendors will be
required to bring their own tables/chairs/props/displays/et cetera and
their own money banks for making change.

The dance party will have a Funk theme and begin at 9pm that night,
after the RE-sale has been broken down.

All RE-sale vendors and volunteers will receive free tickets to the
dance party.


Contact Allison at for application!

Sign up deadline is November 6th

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Professional Critique & Artist Career Consultation

It's Fall: A Gift to You! from Davis Art Advisory

A Professional Critique & Artist Career Consultation

$90 / session or $250 / 3 sessions *highly recommended
( regularly $130/ session , $300/ 3 sessions )

What we cover:
Your goals, strengths, direction and cohesivenessPricing your work, gallery negotiations and commissionsOptions for pushing your presentation, framing, materialsHow to approach the correct galleries/ consultants Website, Images*, and Self-Marketing.Resume, Statement, Bio

* Art Documentation Photography is available $20/ object photographed. See website
* Out of state? Consultations are available via phone & web

Schedule your Consultation with:
Sera Davis Cremona, Career Coach & Art Advisor

Show art at Downtown Gallery

"O"Gallery at 42 Arcade, Downtown Nashville, invites artists to create their own show in the gallery space. Renting all four walls of one room (approx. 30 linear feet total, with 13' ceilings), allows the visual artist to create the show of their choice. Monthly participation in Gallery Crawl brings nearly 1000 people to view your art and make beneficial contacts for the future. A special opening or closing reception can be arranged. Also included at no additional cost: your name will be mentioned as the featured artist in the Gallery marketing campaign AND on the Gallery website. This Artist gets this room for an entire month; one Artist per month.
Please submit 5-7 images for consideration along with a short bio and Artist statement to:
Gallery is making plans for entire year-submit your application soon!

Adult Plein Air Painting Workshop @ FRIST - 10-30-10

Adult Plein Air Painting Workshop
Saturday, October 30, 10:00-4:00 p.m.
Registration required, call 615.744.3355


Instructor: Lori Putnam
Location: Vaughn’s Gap Field Station at Edwin Warner Park

Paint in the open air just like the Impressionists! This one-day workshop is designed for all skill levels and will utilize oil paints to explore ways of depicting the changing light of outdoors. Plein air painter and instructor, Lori Putnam, will lead the workshop, which will take place at Edwin Warner Park. To learn more about Lori and view some of her work visit

Cost: $60 members/$80 non-members; cost includes all supplies. Lunch will not be provided, participants must bring their own lunches.

Call 615.744.3355 to register or complete the Workshop Registration Form.


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Thursday, October 14, 2010


GLOW is right around the corner...but GLOW needs more art!
C'mon artists! GLOW is one unforgettable experience and we want you to be a part of it.
Do you know artists who make glowy things? Send this along to them!

We've dropped the participation fee from $20 to $15!**
We know that creating glowing artwork can be a challenge, so we've also extended the deadline to Sunday, October 17.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Nashville - (2) gift cards - $10 value each
Jerry's Artarama - (6) $10 gift cards

**If you have already paid, we are offering a reimbursement of $5 to you. Or you can show your undying love to untitled by making this a donation. Either way is fine with us!


Visit the link below to go directly to our registration/payment steps.


GLOW : An Illuminated Art Event
Untitled's Annual Fundraiser
October 22, 2010
Location: Riverside Village
1400 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216


FOR EXAMPLE - Black light reactive work, self-lit, back-lit, glow in the dark, etc.
Please note: Payment and Registration are 2 different steps to be in the show.

PayPal Payment Option: Sunday, October 17; Midnight
Registration (online) Deadline: Sunday, October 17; Midnight
Art Drop-off @ Venue: Wednesday, October 20; 6-7:30pm
Installation: Thursday, October 21; 9am-7pm
Glow Show: Friday, October 22; 7-11pm
Break Down: Sunday, October 24; 10am-1pm
(times & days subject to change)

The RULES are the same as they always are with just a couple changes for GLOW:

-all work must somehow function in the dark. get ideas at the glow page for artists:

-$15 fee pay online with PayPal by October 17. Find the link on our

- One piece per artist. No diptychs, triptychs, or multiples UNLESS
they are physically attached to each other so that they can hang from
one nail and sell as one piece. No exceptions.

- Work is due on Wednesday, October 20, between 6 and 7:30 pm at the
venue. Late work cannot be accepted.

-If you need to change your submitted artwork (or price, or title or
volunteer preferences, name, address, etc.) just return to the survey
before the deadline and enter the new information. You will have to re-
enter all of your information. You may NOT change your information
after October 17. We will take the most recently entered info.

-Untitled is just a bunch of artists making shows happen together.
Please be kind to each other by helping out as much as you can and
meeting every deadline and following every rule. Thank you!

Please see our participate page on our site for more info about
showing with Untitled:

INFO and be sure to sign up for our mailing

Thank you for being a part of Untitled!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Call for photography - SNAP Digital Slideshow at GLOW

Digital photo slideshow at Untitled's annual GLOW SHOW

Organized by SNAP Nashville

- Digital image no larger than 1024 x 768, including a including a BLACK "frame".
Artist name and title should be in a white Verdana typeface in the
bottom border. Maximum of 10 images per artist.
Send images to:
- $1 per image (goes to Untitled.)
Send $ & name to:
202 S. 17th Street
Nashville, TN, 37206

October Guest Speaker at Wm. Cty. Library

Connie Lasiter to speak about “The Arts: An Economic Engine for Greater Nashville” at Williamson County Public Library, October 8

FRANKLIN, Tenn., September 22, 2010 --The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ has guest speaker, Connie Valentine, is planned for their October meeting. Valentine’s topic will be “The Arts: An Economic Engine for Greater Nashville”. The Lunch Bunch will meet on Friday, October 8, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Williamson County Public Library (main conference room), 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin.

Connie Valentine has served as President & CEO of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville since 2008. During her short tenure with the Arts & Business Council, a new organization in Nashville developed to drive collaborations between Arts, Business & Community, she has launched initiatives ranging from the first “Music City Corporate Band Challenge,” “Arts Build Community,” “ArtWorks,” and the “Bowtie Awards,” recognizing business support for the arts.

Prior to moving to Nashville she served as Executive Director of the Florida Philharmonic, the largest performing arts organization in Florida. For seven years she was Executive Director of the Greater Akron Musical Association, encompassing the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Youth Symphony, the Akron Symphony Chorus, and Akron Symphony Gospel Choir. She also has held the position of Executive Director with the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale. She began her career as one of seven individuals selected nationally to participate in the prestigious League of American Orchestra’s Management Fellowship program, during which time she worked with the Boston, Hartford, and Oregon Symphony Orchestras.

She moved to Nashville to be married and assumed the position of Executive Director of the Nashville Chamber Orchestra until she was named to her current position. Throughout her orchestra career, she has worked with artists and communities to use music as a means of inclusion and building bridges. She has also been executive producer of several albums. During her orchestra work, Connie continued to hold national leadership roles in the League of American Orchestra’s manager associations, and has been a speaker/presenter at the local and national level. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in music.

Connie is currently an active member of the Nashville Downtown Rotary and Nashville CABLE, for which she chaired the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Luncheon. She is a member of the Mayor’s Nashville Music Business Council Executive Committee and a co-founder of the
Nashville Downtown Arts Partners. An alumna of Leadership Music and Leadership Middle Tennessee, for which she served as class president, she is in the 2010 Leadership Nashville class and currently serves on the Board of Leadership Middle Tennessee.

Grab your lunch and join the Art’s Council for a lunchtime of artistic fun and camaraderie. Guests are invited to bring a piece of their own artwork to share with the group. The Arts Council’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ meets 2nd Friday of most months. Open to the public and no charge to attend. For more information, visit, or call 428-3845.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Insight? Outta Site! brings Art Papers Editor-in-Chief Sylvie Fortin to Nashville: Sat, Oct. 2 @ 5pm

Nashville Cultural Arts Project welcomes Art Papers Editor-in-Chief
Sylvie Fortin Saturday, October 2nd, 5 - 6:30 pm., for the
Insight? Outta Site! lecture series.

Please join us at the Neuhoff Building in Germantown for the second participatory potluck forum designed to ignite creativity and thoughtful discussion about contemporary art and social engagement.

While Fortin will be discussing her ideas about art and writing, she's not here to give a traditional talk -- rather she wants to directly engage with you and answer your questions on the subject. Please bring a dish/snack/question/thought to share!

Insight? Outta Site! takes place in the Neuhoff building, located at 1315 Adams Street, 37208.
The forum is free, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to by September 30.

Note: Drinks and snacks at 5pm. Talk 5:30 - 6:30

Sylvie FortinArt Papers Editor-in-Chief Sylvie Fortin is an independent curator, art historian, critic and editor who has worked internationally since 1991. She was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, Ontario, 1996-2001), Program Coordinator at la chambre blanche (Quebec City, Quebec, 1991ö1994), and a long-term collaborator with OBORO (Montreal, Quebec, 1994ö2001). Her critical essays have been published in Canadian, American and European catalogues, and her reviews have appeared in many periodicals including Art Press, C Magazine, Espace, Fuse (of which she is a contributing editor), NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art and Parachute.

Fortin studied Art History at the University of Toronto, Université Laval, and Duke University. She has received numerous significant grants and awards as a critic and curator, as well as for her academic research. In 2007 Fortin was named a Lexus Leader of the Arts.
Playing on the success of NCAP's Outta Site! series, which brought internationally prominent artists, architects, and urban planners to Nashville, Insight? Outta Site! redefines the traditional lecture model. Rather than bring in speakers to simply give a speech and leave, Insight? Outta Site! facilitates interaction between invited speakers and the local community. Our previous talk was with Kevin McGarry.

Fortin's lecture is co-sponsored by Lipscomb University and Tennessee State University
Departments of Art.

CALL FOR WORKS: Trevecca's 1st mail art show. Deadline OCT1, 2010

CALL FOR WORKS: Trevecca's 1st mail art show

"We Art with Thee:
Visuals for Devotion
(Mail Art Show)"

Sponsored by the Center for Worship Arts

All members of the Trevecca Community around the world are invited submit artwork!

The artwork, submitted via US Mail in the form of mail art postcards, will be exhibited during Trevecca's Celebration of the Arts, October 5-7, 2010.

What is a mail art show?—Any techniques or media are welcome, from hand-made to digital creations, in the form of mailable art. Any embellished, decorated, or designed piece of artwork that can be mailed will be accepted. Consider creating with a public, worshipful attitude, and purpose. Creating a piece of visual art can be an act of worship; it is an opportunity for conversation and therapy with oneself, God, and others.

Mail art examples:

Professional artists & amateurs are invited to submit (a great opportunity to display your work at a community art show!). Postcards (4x6" or 5x7") are the most traditional/ well-accepted forms of mail art, but larger or 3-dimensional pieces are also encouraged (although they must remain lightweight).

All entries must be received by Friday, Oct. 1

Address for sending via campus mail:

Center for Worship Arts – McClurkan Building

Address for sending via US Postal Service:

Center for Worship Arts
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Rd.
Nashville, TN 37210

E-mail your questions about the Mail Art Show to

Monday, September 20, 2010

Call for Artists: "Express Yourself" Kentucky Art Speaks

"Express Yourself" All Mediums Art Show, January 14, 2011:

Accepting entries of all mediums and visual styles of art, including photography.

Exhibit Dates: 01/14-02/25.

Submission deadline: November 10, 2010.

For more information go to or send an email to

Kentucky Art Speaks/ K.A.S. Gallery

Bee Creative, Bee Happy with Encaustics

Bee Creative, Bee Happy with Encaustics
Come see what all the BUZZ is about!!
Indulge your CREATIVE side!
Beginners welcome! You will learn how LUSCIOUS and VERSATILE the world of
encaustics is and BEE introduced to the more advanced techniques including
shellac, collage and PHOTO and drawing transfer. Painting with beeswax is
fun and easy! Students will prepare their own surface and learn how to make
their own medium and paint. Two finished paintings will be completed in this
class as well as several small paintings.
Supplies: Students will provide their own panels on Sunday. Panels can be
bought on site! All other supplies will be provided. Supply fee is
Saturday, October 9, 2010
10:00 - 4:30 pm
Sunday, October 10, 2010
12:15 - 4:15pm
Plaza Artist Materials
633 Middleton Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Cost: $175.00
Contact Judy Klich via email to register!


> The Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to announce that it will
> offer three statewide workshops to professional individual Tennessee
> artists who are interested in utilizing social media networks to
> advance their career by learning online creativity and marketing
> strategies. Topics of discussion include: networking, benefit-driven
> content, building relationships vs. making sales, understanding
> online goals and audiences, measuring and evaluating success, and
> balancing personal and professional profiles. Each workshop will be
> lead by Jacob Weiss a Nashville producer, artist and social media
> consultant who is also the Founder/Director of High-Wired
> Communities and Playing By Air Productions. These free workshops are
> offered to professional individual Tennessee artists with some
> working knowledge of social media networks and will NOT cover any
> technical aspects of beginning these processes but instead focus on
> content-driven strategies. Attendees may bring laptops to workshops
> however they are not considered necessary.
> The workshops will be presented on the following dates, times and
> venues:
> Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - Knoxville
> Time: 11:00 am - 1 pm
> Place: Knoxville Museum of Art
> 1050 Worlds Fair Park Drive
> Knoxville, TN 37916
> Thursday, October 28, 2010 - Nashville
> Time: 11:00 am - 1 pm
> Place: WO Smith School
> 1125 8th Avenue South
> Nashville, TN 37203
> Thursday, November 4, 2010 - Memphis
> Time: 11:00 am - 1 pm
> Place: Clark Opera Memphis Center
> 6745 Wolf River Parkway
> Memphis, TN 38120
> If you are a professional Tennessee artist planning on attending one
> of the workshops, please RSVP via email to the proper TAC staff
> person below with the following information: your name, physical
> address, email address, and artistic discipline.
> If attending the Knoxville workshop, RSVP to:
> If attending the Nashville workshop, RSVP to:
> If attending the Memphis workshop, RSVP to:
> NOTE: RSVPs are for estimated attendance numbers only and will not
> be responded to with a confirmation.
> Please help us in getting the word out and forward this eBLAST and
> RSVP information onto any professional Tennessee artists you may know!

FIBER AND COLOR FROM FIELD AND FOREST - Sustainable craft workshop to be held at Bells Bend Neighborhood Farm in October

Sustainable craft workshop to be held at Bells Bend Neighborhood Farm in October

Nashville, TN - September 20, 2010

Fiber artists, farmers, and all interested in sustainable craft are
invited to participate in a workshop on kudzu fiber and indigo dye
processing, to be held October 9 - 10, 2010, at Sulphur Creek Farm in
Bells Bend, from 9 am until 5 pm each day. Participants will turn
kudzu vines into fiber suitable for sewing and weaving, harvest indigo
plants on-site and process them into blue pigment for use as dye and
paint, and create a wall hanging incorporating kudzu fiber and indigo
dye. Artisan Natural Dyeworks (formerly ASK Apparel) have teamed up
with Philadelphia-based BLUEREDYELLOW to run a two-day workshop at
Sulphur Creek Farm, where the Bellos sisters of Artisan Natural
Dyeworks grow many of the plants used in their dyehouse operations.

Indigo is perhaps best known for its starring role in coloring blue
denim. Most of the indigo in use today is synthetic; prior to the
advent of synthetic dyes, however, plant-derived indigo was highly
valued as one of the few sources of permanent blue from the natural
world. Artisan Natural Dyeworks, which uses only natural indigo in
their dyework, has received a Sustainable Agriculture Research and
Education (SARE) grant to investigate best practices for cultivating
and processing indigo-containing plants. They hope to apply the
results of this research as they establish a cooperative of dyeplant
growers in the Southeast. During the October workshop, participants
will be able to see the four different indigo-pigment producing
varieties grown at Sulphur Creek as part of the research grant -- two
tropical Indigoferas, the primary commercial genus of historical
trade; Polygonum tinctorum, also known as Dyer’s Knotweed,
historically cultivated in Japan and particularly well-suited for
Tennessee’s temperate climate; and Isatis tinctoria, or woad, the
historic source for blue dye in Europe. (Fans of Braveheart, take
note: though woad has been used since Neolithic times, the jury is
still out on whether it was ever used as a facepaint.) The process of
extracting color from indigo-containing plants, then getting that
color onto cloth, is a complex, multi-step operation. The two-day
workshop will provide a great introduction to the chemistry, lore and
unpredictable magic of indigo!

Kudzu, though reviled in the American South as an agricultural pest
and a fast-growing scourge of highways, actually has a long tradition
of use as medicine, food, and fiber. In Japan, kudzu roots, leaves,
shoots, and flowers are used to prepare a wide range of edible
delicacies, and kudzu powder and root are used to treat a variety of
blood and intestinal disorders. Kudzu cloth, woven from the long bast
fibers present in the vines, is known for its remarkable durability --
a garment can last several generations. Its initial stiffness
eventually mellows and softens with age, a quality that has given rise
to a proverb stating that the first generation wears a kudzu-cloth
garment as a jacket, the second generation the same garment as a
shirt, and the third as an undergarment.

Workshop participants will engage in a demonstration of kudzu-fiber
processing, have the opportunity to harvest and process the several
species of indigo-producing plants grown by the Bellos sisters at
their Sulphur Creek Farms dye plot, learn the process of setting up a
fresh-leaf indigo vat, and dye their hand-processed kudzu fiber in a
fresh indigo vat constructed over the course of the workshop. The
workshop will culminate in a lecture on Sunday, October 10th at 4:30
p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will provide an
overview on indigo cultivation, processing and dyework from a
contemporary and historical perspective. There is a $30 fee for the
two-day workshop, and space is limited, so participants are urged to
sign up early by visiting the workshop information page at

Artisan Natural Dyeworks is an artisanal dyehouse based in Nashville,
Tennessee, specializing in the use of all-natural plant- and
earth-based dyes to dye garments, piece goods and production yardage.
Co-founded by sisters Sarah and Alesandra Bellos, Artisan Natural
Dyeworks grows and gathers its own dye materials, works with farmers
to cultivate natural dye plants on a larger scale, and designs and
uses minimal-waste systems to create distinctive colors for textiles.
BLUEREDYELLOW produces locally-made clothing in the Philadelphia area,
using home-grown natural dyes and organic cotton garments sewn by
local textile manufacturers. BLUEREDYELLOW co-founder Elissa Meyers
explored her interest in natural dyes as an intern with ASK Apparel
(Artisan Natural Dyework’s previous incarnation) during the summer of
2009, and, together with workshop co-leader Kiki Brown, studied kudzu
processing across the southeast. Workshop host Sulphur Creek Farms,
one of several Bells Bend Neighborhood Farms, is a fifty-acre parcel
with a vibrant Community Supported Agriculture program and a strong
focus on connecting urban Nashville with its rural and agricultural
heritage and future. With several thousand acres of rich, fertile
soil only fifteen minutes from downtown Nashville, the
Scottsboro/Bells Bend area could potentially provide Nashville with a
large percentage of its food (and perhaps even its dyes and fibers),
grown locally and sustainably.


For more information, please contact or
615.306.3154. Please note that workshop coordinators Sarah and
Alesandra Bellos will be out of town and unavailable for comment from
September 22 until October 3.