Thursday, January 28, 2010

Open Call for February Art Party - February 19, 2010

Open Call for February Art Party

Artists In Nashville has issued an Open Call for Visual Artists to
participate in February Art Party on Friday, February 19th.

The event is open to visual artists in any medium or genre (painting,
photography, ceramic arts, wood work, mixed media, textiles,

Here are the particulars:

Location: Classic Modern, 2116 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37204
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tear down Time: Immediately after the show
Entry Fee: $35

- Your entry fee gets you a 6' x 6' wall display space or a (approx)
3' x 5' table space
- We provide display fixtures (grid walls, tables)
- You deliver your wall art to the venue by Thursday evening, the
18th. (Must be wired and ready to hang)
- We do the installation of wall art
- Artists with table top displays will set up between the hours of 1
and 4 p.m. on the day of the show
- You participate in the event, mingle with guests and enjoy
- You handle all aspects of sales of your work. There is no commission
split with the venue or Artists In Nashville
- You may (optionally) donate something for our silent auction (you
get 50% of the proceeds from the auction of your item - the other 50%
goes to a Haiti charity)
- You get exposure for your work and an opportunity to begin creating
relationships with art enthusiasts and buyers of art in the Nashville
- At the end of the event you will receive a $25 gift certificate for
Jerry's Artarama

In addition to the art, guests will enjoy:
- Live music (Suzahn Fiering
- Appetizers and Beverages
- Silent Auction
- Door Prizes

If interested, email with "Art Party" in
the subject and we'll forward you the Show Guidelines and Artist

Studio Opportunity - East Nashville 5 points - Billups Art

Hey Artists,

We are finishing up our studios in Billups Art!

If you are in need of studio space, please contact us. I cannot tell you just how excited I am to meet all of you, see your work and start working with you to create something amazing!

Studio Bullet Points
from $250-$350
--month-to-month lease
--6am-2am access
--10am-6p Mon-Sat business hours...anyone to walk through our doors
during those hours will have exposure to your art!
--Men and Women's Restrooms
--Internet Access
--Right now, we have over 20 events scheduled in February and 15 in
March. These events are both private and public events that offer
endless exposure to your work.
--Art Strolls...our growing monthly East Nashville Art Stroll will be
one night a month that our wonderful, art-loving neighbors will be
strollin' around to see your work.
--Creative, motivating environment. Be surrounded by artists who can
motivate, critique, advise and join in your creative process!!!
Personally, my most influential time as an artist was when I was in an
environment just like this...each day, I had access to Jodi Hays, Jeff
Stamper, Julia Martin and more. That experience is a big reason why I
have been creating my art for a living for over three years!
--Website link and profile. Our new website is under construction and
will be finished soon. We will highlight your art on our site, as well
as link to your site. Currently, is
averaging over 3000 views/month!!!
--Fully Heated/Air-Conditioned building
--Participation in all of our events, from Art Fairs to the Tomato Art
--Over 300sq ft to display your work
--Have your own show. We are letting our artists choose dates to have
their own private events, such as open studios, birthday parties, etc.
Not only does this benefit YOU as an artist, but also the rest of our
--Bi-weekly Marketing Meetings. I am the first to admit I don't know
everything. That is why we are going this route, to get people in who
can help make every event as great as can be. We are extremely open and
want you to have ownership over your space and the building, I can
promise you that you will have a voice in everything that goes on.
--Nashville Scene Ads, our shows and events will be in the Scene Ads
that we have been running since May.

Please contact with a link to your art and we will setup a time for you to come by and check out our studios.

Anthony Billups
Billups Art
Anthony (615-489-5100) Clint (615-812-9239)

Free Optomap Eye Imaging for artists! Vision1st Nashville

Vision1st Nashville offering free optomap eye exams for new patients until Feb 28, 2010.

To view the offer visit:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Art Train Life Drawing Session Feb 2 - $5

OK folks, the greatest holiday of the year is upon us: Groundhog Day! Technically, we'll always have six more weeks of winter - but if the model sees her shadow then we'll be having six more weeks of drawing. Don't be doomed to repeat the same old thing; bring your $5.00 and come and draw with us!

Hope to see you there!

Come draw with us! Parking in back, enter at rear entrance, follow the signs!

02/02/2010 6:30pm-8:30pm
Woodland Presbyterian Church
211 North 11th Street, Nashville, TN 37206

Six-Month Artist Residency Opportunity in Knoxville. Deadline March 19, 2010

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce availability of the next Betsy Worden Memorial Artist Residency at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, March 19, 2010. An application is attached, or one may be downloaded at (under Calls & Press Releases).

Available to college students and other young and emerging artists, The Betsy Worden Memorial Artist Residency includes:

+ FREE and exclusive access to a 10’ x 10’ artist studio located in the Emporium Center;
+ Sponsored membership in the Arts & Culture Alliance for one year;
+ Display of at least one piece of artist’s new work in the public areas of the Emporium Center each month of the residency (beginning with the First Friday opening reception on April 2, 2010); and
+ Solo exhibition of artist’s new work in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center near the end of the residency period (September 3-24, 2010).

The resident artist is required to occupy the studio and be present to show new work each First Friday of the month, spend a significant amount of time creating work in the Emporium studio, and help hang monthly changing exhibits in the Emporium galleries if necessary. Artist may also offer curatorial input and be eligible for curatorial opportunities in programming gallery space. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or e-mail

Call for Artists: 2nd Annual $5 Art Show @ Little Hamilton Collective

Hello Nashville Artists!

The Little Hamilton Collective is hosting its 2nd Annual $5 Art Show
on Saturday, January 30 from 3-9pm.

The $5 Art Show is a fundraiser for the all-volunteer run Little
Hamilton Collective. We will be accepting art donations to sell at the
very affordable price of $5 a piece during an all-day event January
30. Please consider submitting your art to help our organization stay
afloat and allow good art to be accessible to all!!! Call 598-8976 to
schedule a pick up. We'll take anything - paintings, photographs,
collages, sculptures, books, music, poetry and anything else that you
consider your art! We would like to have most art collected by
Wednesday, January 27, but we will gladly take submissions on the day
of the show.

Even if you are unable to donate art, please come to our show! Meet
new people, check out some local Nashville art and maybe even take
something home! The Little Hamilton Collective is located at 1318
Little Hamilton Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. The space is off 4th Ave/
Nolensville Rd between the Sounds Stadium and the fairgrounds. Tell
all your friends!

Thank you!!!

More about the Little Hamilton Collective
The Little Hamilton Collective fosters independent art, media, DIY
education, urban sustainability, and community. Our goal is to provide
tools that promote social justice and a place that welcomes and
empowers all people. As an all-volunteer group, LHC is a resource
available at no or minimal cost for community meetings, events, and
workshops. Additionally, Little Hamilton offers:
• an infoshop/zine library,
• performance/gallery/studio space,
• community garden space
• screen-printing workshops,
• and co-operative bike shop
Little Hamilton Google Group little-hamilton-

TN Disability MegaConference Artwork Contest

TN Disability MegaConference Artwork Contest
Calling All Artists with Disabilities!

The Tennessee Disability MegaConference Steering Committee is proud to announce our 2010 Art Contest! Our conference theme this year is Sharing our Strength in Collaboration, Innovation, and Resilience.

A picture of the winning artwork, a short bio and picture of the artist will be featured on the 2010 Program Booklet cover and on the Tennessee Disability MegaConference website . The winning artist will also receive a complimentary exhibit table.

The winning artist will be notified by April 2, 2010.

All artwork submitted will be displayed in the Exhibit Area June 3-4, 2010 during the MegaConference at the Nashville Airport Marriott.

The deadline for entry is March 19, 2010. High quality digital images (300 dpi) of your artwork must accompany the entry form and be emailed to:

Lori Israel

If you have any questions, please call Lori at 615-248-5878 or 800-835-7077 ext 22.

WEATHER UPDATE! Frist Center Agora project

DUE TO WEATHER, the AGORA Project at the Frist Center has been cancelled for January 29th. The Agora project will begin NEXT Tuesday, February 4th at 5:00pm.

In the spirit of the Greek agora (place of assembly), and in
conjunction with the Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece exhibition,
Thursday and Friday evenings will offer visitors to the Frist Center for the
Visual Arts an opportunity to take place in an art making and art exchange
project in the Frist Center’s own agora, the Grand Lobby from Friday, Jan. 29

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.

On these evenings, from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., there will be art making
supplies available in the lobby, as well as tables set up for visitors
to leave a work of art, exchanging it for one on the table. Members of
the Frist Center staff and the College Advisory Committee are contributing
the first works in this Artful Exchange. Visitors are invited to make a
piece of art and exchange it for one on the tables in the Frist Center’s Grand

This activity is free.

“This is a fun activity that we hope will encourage celebratory and
collaborative art making,” said Andee Rudloff, Frist Center community
relations manager. “Our College Advisory Committee is eager to reach
out to their peers on college campuses+ to experience the Frist Center. This
is one way for them to do that.

Want to participate in the Frist Center's Agora project??
Please contact Andee at 615-744-3351 or

Monday, January 18, 2010

Artist Thursdays 2010

Artist Thursdays 2010

Beginning March 4th 2010 and continuing through fall every Thursday from 9am to 1pm. Oils, Watercolors, Photography, Writing, or perhaps you would like to join us to listen and learn by watching other artists create.

Beverages provided, bring a bag lunch and your creative supplies of choice. Only $20 weekly. Set up anywhere on the grounds surrounding the house. There are 2 1/2 acres of creeks, garden paths, porches, a covered pavilion, barn, chicken coop and a garden house.

Although this is not a formal class, we will be working on something new every Thursday and will have a noontime show and tell for those interested in sharing. Artist Sharon Rusch Shaver will be available for encouragement, critiques, and demonstrations, drawing on a carreer of over 30 years working nationally and internationally as a fine artist. A large variety of painting supplies will be available for artists to try new mediums for a small additional fee.

Come and join a group of artists willing to share artistic ideas in beautiful surroundings in all kinds of spring, summer and fall weather. With four large covered areas, and gardens that have matured for the past ten years, the blooming of iris, tulips, daffodils, dogwood, grapevines and countless other wild Tennessee plants begins in March and continues until late fall. Lots of wildlife as well to inspire. Misty rainy days are as wonderful as bright and sunny ones for giving the inspriration to create. I look forward to having you join me in creating something special on Thursday mornings in 2010!

To register: Send your name, address and area of art interest to:
Sharon Rusch Shaver
1585 Wrights Lane
Gallatin, TN 37066

Wooden Books – Mica Pages - Shakerag Workshops Sewanee, TN - June 2010

Daniel Essig
Wooden Books – Mica Pages
June 13 - 19, 2010
Shakerag Workshops Sewanee, TN
Course Description

Developed as early as the fourth century, this Ethiopian binding style has withstood the test of time. The elegant sewing structure, combined with the use of traditional wooden covers and alternative mica pages, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and the advanced bookbinder. After first creating a miniature structure using only paper and mica, the class will move on to the wooden covered book. Using a variety of manual and power tools, participants will drill, shape, and smooth book covers. A combination of paper and plate mica will be used for pages. The mica is a material designed for lamp shapes, but it also works well as an element in book arts and collage. Finishing includes sealing the wooden covers with milk paint and a coating of wax as well as adding a leather closure. As time allows, Daniel will share various features he includes in his own bindings and sculptural books. Many of Daniel’s books are featured in the Penland Book of Handmade Books.

Skill Level
All skill levels are welcome: beginners, intermediate book artists, and advanced book artists will all find this class appropriate and challenging.

Hanging space available for rent at arcade "O" gallery

Olga Alexeeva, artist and owner of the "O" gallery located at 42 arcade is renting space for other artists to hang and show their work. For more information please contact Olga Alexeeva

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

VSA Arts invites artists to submit. Deadline Feb 5, 2010

You are welcome to participate in the VSA Arts Collaborative Postcard Project "What is a Disability?" Postcard templates will be provided in the Frist Center Grand Lobby to contribute to the VSA Arts postcard project. You can also create and submit your own postcards Deadline for submissions is February 5th.

Dr Sketchys Goes to Broadway! 1/17/10

Come to Dr Sketchys on Sunday Jan 17th when we have Burlesque Sinsation The Violet Vixxxen as Dr Sketchys Goes to Broadway!

We will be bringing the magic of Broadway to The 5 Spot with fantastical broadway style performances and costumes!

This will be one spectacular evening of drawing, drinking, and dancing dames!

Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School Nashville
The 5 Spot
1006 Forrest Ave.
6pm - 9pm

For more info:

Position Notice: University of Tennessee Knoxville Assistant Professor Time-Based Media

Position Notice: University of Tennessee Knoxville Assistant Professor Time-Based Media
Knoxville, TN
Assistant Professor, tenure-track position starting August 1, 2010. MFA, PhD or equivalent professional experience in time-based media required. Applicant must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of traditional and experimental approaches to time-based media and be engaged in contemporary and theoretical issues in art and design. Applicants should possess a record of professional development, exhibition and research. Review of applicants began January 4, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants planning to attend the CAA Conference will be notified by January 20, 2010 if they have been selected for a pre-screening interview. Send letter of application, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, portfolio of 20 pieces of work (submitted on CD or DVD), image inventory to accompany CD/DVD, names and contact information of three or more references, and indication of availability for CAA interview to: Time-Based Media Search attn: Debbie Cooper, The University of Tennessee, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996-2410. For more Information please contact Sarah Lowe at

Calls to Artists: Waynesville Public Art Commission. Deadline Feb 12, 2010

Calls to Artists:
Waynesville Public Art Commission
Deadline: 4:00 PM (CST), Friday, February 12, 2010
Budget: $20,000
Chattanooga, TN
Waynesville Public Art Commission has issued a call to all professional artists, residing in both North Carolina and Tennessee, to create an artistic railing at a Main Street public park to honor the historic connection between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Town of Waynesville. Open to all professional artists, or team of artists, over the age of 18, residing in North Carolina or Tennessee, the two states contiguous with Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To download the full Request For Qualifications, visit For additional information contact Kaaren Stoner, Waynesville Public Art Commission Chairman at (828) 627-0928

Call of the Birdwoman: A Drawing and Writing Exploration January 2010

Call of the Birdwoman: A Drawing and Writing Exploration
Instructor: Marla Faith and Thandiwe Shiphrah

Part I: Intuitive Drawing
Saturday, January 23, 9:00 am-Noon
Your journey begins with an invitation to your animal friends to reveal themselves through reflection and guided meditation led by Marla Faith
From an intuititve place, using pencils on paper, there power animals will be drawn into being. $50 ($40 Co-op)*

Part II: Creative Writing
Saturday, January 23, 1:00 pm-3 pm
Guided by Thandiwe Shiphrah, liberate your voice and take flight with words and imagination. Give expression to your bird-woman-self through exercises in poem-making, storytelling, and art journaling. $40 ($35 Co-op*)

*Take both workshops for $80 ($70 Co-op).
For more information contact Art & Soul at 460-1161,, 2305 12th Ave So, Nashville 37212 or

Workshops: Charles Brindley Drawing Lecture and Workshop Series


Charles Brindley Drawing Lecture and Workshop Series
Acclaimed landscape artist Charles Brindley, who has captured the ageless beauty of some of Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary's, will present a free lecture and discussion session in January to be followed by a four-part drawing workshop at Owl's Hill that is open to artists of all levels. Don's miss this special opportunity to sit in on the free lecture, participate in the afternoon workshop sessions, or do both. Space is limited and registration is required, so please call Owl's Hill at (615) 370-4672 or register online at

Tennessee Alpaca Association Scarf Competition Deadline April 1, 2010

Tennessee Alpaca Association Scarf Competition
Deadline: April 1, 2010
Sweetwater, TN
The Tennessee Alpaca Association is sponsoring an alpaca scarf competition to promote the use of alpaca fiber produced right here in Tennessee. Knitters, crocheters, weavers and felters: Send us your very best. We invite all Tennessee fiber artists to join the fun. Two hundred dollars to the winner in each category. Click here for more information.

The Art Train - next life drawing session January 19, 2010

We're back for another night of life drawing, and we're bringing back Steamy. For those of you who drew him before, you know he was a good model, and this should prove to be a fun session. As always, the particulars are:

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
Woodland Presbyterian Church
211 North 11th Street
East Nashville, TN 37206

And if you use Facebook, check out our Nashville Drawing Group site and blog (if you haven't already, that is):

The last few sessions have been really great, and we thank all of you who have come out. This one should be just as much fun, too. Hope we see you there!

Best regards,

Nick & Pat

Frist Center Senior Monday and FREE Day Jan 18, 2010

Frist Center
Senior Monday and FREE Day
Monday, January 18, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, admission to the galleries will be FREE for all visitors on Monday, January 18.

This Monday is also a Senior Monday and in addition to free admission, seniors will receive a 15% discount on purchases in the Frist Center Gift Shop and Café during the day.

Docent guided tours will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and WAMB's Harry Stephenson will be broadcasting live from the Grand Lobby at noon.

Vendor Wall at the Showroom Gallery

Davis Art Advisory
Opportunity for Designers/ Artisans looking to Exhibit and Gain Exposure :

Vendor Wall We are offering select designers and artisans an opportunity to exhibit their work at Davis Art Advisory during appropriate future group shows.

· Dates TBA
· Value: $75 vendor fee

· Contact:

Artist in Residence Studio Opportunity at Davis Art Advisory

Artist in Residence Studio Opportunity at Davis Art Advisory
Inquire immediately if interested

We are currently accepting applications. This will be a juried placement. In exchange for a minimal rent, the selected artist will receive studio space in the gallery and numerous benefits and exposure.

RENT: Please inquire
EXPOSURE and BENEFITS: Featured at the Gallery Crawls and on the website. A studio in a commercial gallery in the downtown gallery district. Financial opportunity for gallery commissions
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 225, lighting and desk included (door with horses, architect style)
· Lease required. Must add The Arcade Co. as additionally insured to your insurance policy.
· 24/7 access to building and 24/7 security
· A clean use of the desk is permitted (maybe a small easel). Internet provided for laptops.
· No large works. Dry or semi-dry materials are preferred. Nothing dangerous, loud or messy.
· Supplies must be stored away to maintain a clean, professional environment in the gallery.
· The Gallery is technically open for business if you are there but gallery owners are not. (You are not responsible for speaking with guests but we can educate you if you wish.

INQUIRE/SUBMIT: website or 3 images :

Cheekwood 50 cent admission January 2010

50-Cent Admission

Entire month of January

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we're going back to our original admission in 1960 and offering 50-cent admission the entire month of January!