Sunday, February 28, 2010

Little Hamilton Studio/Office Space

One of the rooms at the Little Hamilton Collective will be available
March 15, 2010. It has a large window, 10' ceilings, a closet, and
its own exterior entrance plus keyed internal door that opens on the
main room. Tenants have full use of the common space
(scheduling-dependent) for meetings, shows, practice, roller skating,
etc. The monthly rent is $250 not including utilities which are split
between all tenants - there is wireless internet available on the

If you or someone you know is interested in renting this space, please
have them email littlehamiltonbooking at gmail dot com
This is a great studio space for artists, musicians, or people who
need a bit of office space (it's very quiet during the day).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monthly Marketing & PR Workshops for Artists

Monthly Marketing & PR Workshops for (All Types of) Artists in Nashville, TN. All workshops are open to the public, yet they are designed for independent artists and small businesses in the creative industries. Workshops are held on a regular, monthly basis. All attendees complete the workshops with specific, applicable information to use on their own.

Date: the 3rd Saturday of each month
For scheduled workshops and topics,
Time: 12:00 noon
Cost: $35 for the general public or $25 for the membership/readers/viewers of Professional Sponsors

Place: Selection Center, 2960 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

RSVP: Register by 12:00 noon the Thursday prior to the workshop

To register:


· Branding & Re-Branding
· How to Promote Your Concert
· Create Your Own Pitch
· Make the Most of Your Website
· Create & Use Your Own Tagline
· Define Your Target Audience
· Press Releases 101
· Press Kits & EPKs
· Develop Your Own Marketing Plan
· Social Media – An Overview
· E-Mail Marketing
· Sponsorships
· How to PR Your Art at a Festival
· Or, submit your own idea!

For more information, email

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Art: Up Close and Personal - Bets Ramsey - 3-8-10

"Art: Up Close and Personal" is excited to present nationally recognized
fiber artist Bets Ramsey, of Nashville, who will speak at the free
educational program of the Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), Monday,
March 8, 2010, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Williamson County Public Library.

The main branch of the Williamson County Public Library is located at 1314 Columbia Avenue in Franklin. For more information about the event or the Arts Council, visit or call (615) 428-3845.

Post Valentine's Drawing - Nashville Drawing Group - 2-16-10

Calling all lonely hearts to come draw with us on Tuesday! We hope to see you for what's sure to be another great session as we welcome back Marjorie as our model. The details remain the same, as does the nice price of $5. That's cheaper than a Baconator combo at Wendy's, plus we are low in saturated fat and cholesterol! Beat that, Wendy's!

Hope we see you there, and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions.


Woodland Presbyterian Church
211 North 11th Street, Nashville, TN 37206

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

We are independent artists meeting twice monthly for self-directed life drawing. Two hour long sessions, two, five, ten, twenty, and thirty minute poses. At present, we are doing clothed figure and portraiture. Despite our current venue, we are not religiously affiliated and everyone is welcome. $5.00 per session. We would appreciate an RSVP in advance to attend, or contact us directly, but you are welcome to just show up, too!

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School Nashville Presents: A Valentine's Special - 2-21-10

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School Nashville Presents: A Valentine's Special

Starring burlesque beauty Freya Luna!

Sunday Feb 21, 2010
The 5 Spot
1006 Forrest Ave Nashville, TN 37206

Come celebrate the season of love Dr Sketchy's style on Sunday Feb 21st from 6-9pm at The 5 Spot.

There will be three hours of sketching beautiful women, listening to great music, drinking strong drinks, joining in crazy contests, winning cool prizes and eating Cupcakes by Agnes ALL for ONLY $10!

We love You, We love Art, We love Drinks, We love Prizes and We love Cupcakes! So come celebrate the season of love with us at Dr Sketchy's!

What is Sketchys you ask?

Dr. Sketchy's is what happens when cabaret meets art school. Dr. Sketchy's is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's asked a simple question. Why can't drawing half naked people be sexy?

On the THIRD SUNDAY of EVERY MONTH @ The 5 Spot - We will have gorgeous women, musclemen, sideshow freaks and geeks. Then we let you draw them for three hours! Grab a seat $10, Grab a drink, Listen to some tunes and Draw Draw Draw!!!

Mixed in with all that will be ridiculous drawing contests where you can win alcohol and fancy prizes from local retailers.

From it's humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy's now has over 100 branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Tokyo, Rome, Melbourne and Nashville.

See these sites for more information:

The point is this isn't your typical life drawing class. Here, the drawing sessions are about opening your mind, pushing the envelope, encompassing the model's personality and uniqueness, fun contests and having a fun time. It's also about joining various aspects of our city's culture to benefit of everyone!

Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School -Nashville

Entertainment Law Clinic for Artists, Musicians & Writers on Feb. 20th 2010

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and the Tennessee Bar Assoc. Entertainment & Sports Law Section present the
Nashville Entertainment Law Clinic

WHAT THIS MEANS: Do you have questions about how to copyright your art? Would you like to have a pair of expert, legal eyes look over an entertainment contract? At the Nashville Entertainment Law Clinic, you can sign up for a 30-minute appointment to receive pro-bono legal advice from entertainment lawyers. They'll answer questions about intellectual property (including copyrights, trademarks, and licensing) and all manner of entertainment law issues.

WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

WHERE: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the SunTrust Community Room, 222 5th Avenue South

HOW TO SIGN UP: All artists who would like to attend must sign up for a time slot by noon on Friday, February 19th by emailing or calling (615) 743-3055.

Open Lot: Call for Artists and Writers - Translation - Deadline 3-19-10


Curated by Meagan Rust, Richard Harper, and Open Lot

The goal of Translation is to highlight the process of interpretation from textual to visual, and from visual to textual. A dialogue between visual artists and writers, the show will explore how different types of art can influence and interact with each other.

The curators of Translation have selected two poems, a sculpture, and a painting that will be included in the show. Open Lot is currently seeking both writers and visual artists to craft responses to these preselected pieces. Visual artists are asked to create a response or interpretation to one of the written pieces, and writers are asked to create a response or interpretation to one of the visual pieces. All media are welcome to apply. Please limit poetry and prose to 500 words. Multiple submissions are welcome. There is a $10 submission fee for each submission to this show.

The submission deadline is March 19 at 5pm. Selected submissions will be announced Friday, March 26th. The opening reception will be April 16th from 6-9, with an after party following.

Please visit the Open Lot website,, to view our preselected pieces and to submit your work.


The Arts Council of Williamson County is undertaking an exciting new project
in collaboration with Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville and Samick
Music Corp. of Gallatin to recycle used piano parts into art of all types.

This should have countywide interest, and a person does not have
to live in Williamson County to participate, the person only needs to be a
member of the Arts Council of Williamson County.

images can be seen in the information on the event online at

Call for Entries: Arts in the Airport Exhibition - KNOXVILLE - Deadline 3-19-10

Call for Entries: Arts in the Airport Exhibition

(02/10/2010/Knoxville) – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the next "Arts in the Airport", a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art will feature contemporary 2-dimensional artwork and will be exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from April 23 – October 21, 2010.

The deadline for entries to be received is Friday, March 19, 2010.

No entry fee. Each artist may submit up to five entries which must be original works in the following categories: Painting, Graphic Arts, and Photography. 3-D works cannot be accommodated at this time unless they can hang on a wall. Download a prospectus and application at (under Calls & Press Releases), or send an SASE to Suzanne Cada, Arts & Culture Alliance, PO Box 2506, Knoxville, TN 37901. The Arts & Culture Alliance, with assistance from Stephen Wicks of the Knoxville Museum of Art, will jury the exhibition. Final approval is the purview of the Airport Authority. Prizes include $1,000 in cash awards. Information: 865-523-7543 or

View the current exhibition at: "Arts in the Airport" is sponsored by the McGhee Tyson Airport and Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.

About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Contact: Suzanne Cada
PO Box 2506
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 523-7543

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire - Spring 2010

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire
This relaxed studio session focuses on sculpting, but students are welcome to paint or draw. A model changes poses every third week. Alan will provide clay for those sculpting and even fire pieces for students free of charge. Those who choose to paint or draw should bring their own supplies. The model holds one pose for two sessions which gives you 6 hours to draw, paint, or sculpt.

Spring 2010
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm
March 2 - June 22
No Registration required.

For more information call (615) 298-4611.

Information of Summer Workshops coming soon.

LeQuire Gallery | 4304 Charlotte Avenue | Nashville, TN | 615.298.4611 | Hours: Tue - Sat 10-3