Saturday, May 29, 2010

Call for artists! St. George's Arts Alliance Fine Art Show and Sale - Deadline: July 31, 2010

St. George's Arts Alliance
Fine Art Show and Sale
November 6, 2010

Fine Art Show and Sale in the Fall of 2010
If you would like to apply for participation in the November 2010 St. George's Arts Alliance Fine Art Show and Sale, please submit 6 to 8 images representing your current work. Submission should be in the form of 5 x 7 or 8.5 x 11 photographs or high quality digital photos. Please indicate the medium, original size, and price of the artwork. Please also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or mailer so that we may return your samples to you following the selection process. Please mail to:

St. George's Arts Alliance
8235 Dogwood Rd.
Germantown, TN 38139

In order to be considered for inclusion in this show, artwork must be submitted NO LATER THAN JULY 31, 2010. Decisions by the Selection Committee will be made by August 15, 2010.
For more information or questions please contact Timmi Warlick, 261-2395 or
Thank you for your interest in the November 2010 St. George's Arts Alliance Fine Arts Show and Sale.
More about our about St. George's Arts Alliance:
Each year, St. George's and the Arts Alliance hosts an exhibit and fine art sale featuring local and regional artists. On this special evening, hundreds of pieces of artwork are on display and are available for purchase by both St. George's families and the public. It is both an opportunity for artists to introduce their work to a large number of serious collectors of fine art, as well as those beginning to learn who the important regional artists are. Artists are able to sell their pieces, and a percentage (30%) of the proceeds goes to enhance the arts programs of all three campuses of St. George's Independent Schools.

Meet critic/curator Kevin McGarry in Nashville: Th, June 3 @ NCAP

Nashville Cultural Arts Project is proud to introduce our new lecture series Insight? Outta Site!

7pm, Thursday, June 3rd, NCAP welcomes Brooklyn-based writer and curator

Kevin McGarry to the Neuhoff Building in Germantown for the first of a series of participatory potluck forums designed to ignite creativity and thoughtful discussion about contemporary art and social engagement.

While McGarry will be discussing his ideas about art and writing, he's not here to give a traditional talk -- rather he wants to directly engage with you and answer your questions on the subject. Please bring a dish/drink/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 by June 1.

Kevin McGarry


Kevin McGarry is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn, NY.
He has contributed to
Rhizome, New York Times T' Magazine, and the online editions of Art in America, Artforum, Art 21, Bidoun and Interview Magazine.

McGarry is co-director and programer of Migrating Forms, a festival of new and experimental film and video held at Anthology Film Archives.

While McGarry is in Nashville he will be visiting Seed Space, to write about Alicia Beach's show, Senarios of Control. Please stop by to see the exhibit, which runs June 2 - July 17.

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. In September we welcome Sylvie Fortin, Editor-in-Chief of
Art Papers, for the next Insight? Outta Site! forum.

Art & Social Media: Eric L Hansen speaks at Williamson County Public Library - June 11, 2010

Contact: Linda McLaughlin, Arts Council of Williamson County,
(615) 428-3845,

Eric L Hansen speaks at Williamson County Public Library
Art & Social Media, June 11
FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 26, 2010 --The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ guest speaker for June is Eric L Hansen, Photographic Artist. The Lunch Bunch will meet on Friday, June 11, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Williamson County Public Library (main conference room), 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin.
Eric’s colour images are deeply personal storyboards of his own connection to contemporary American culture. He began making photographs at the age of 12, and while he later studied drawing and painting, photography remains his enduring passion. He earned a BFA degree at Newark College of the Arts in creative writing and theatre: the art of telling a story with actors, colour, light, shadow and space.

In the last ten years, his work has appeared in more than thirty group shows and solo exhibitions, where he has won numerous awards. His private collectors include the actress Drew Barrymore; and film and radio producer Margaret Koval. Some of his work was recently purchased by the LaGrange Museum of Art for their permanent collection.

Museum directors who have curated his work include: Curator of Photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Malcolm Daniel, Director of the Museum of Photographic Art Carol McCusker, Director of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art Robert Fitzpatrick, and Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art Joann Moser.

Eric is the founder of the Eric L Hansen Photo Workshops, presently in early startup. Facilities are located in Cool Springs. You can learn more about Eric, his work, and the workshops, at

Grab your lunch and join the Art’s Council for a lunch time 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. For more information, visit, or call 428-3845.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Request for Qualifications - Nashville International Airport

Request for Qualifications
Nashville International Airport


The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and Arts at the Airport invite individual artists or teams of artists to submit their qualifications to design, fabricate and install a significant public artwork to be integrated into the Nashville International Airport’s Consolidated Rental Agency Complex (CONRAC). Artists must comply with the submittal requirements described in this Request for Qualifications to be considered.
Application Requirements/Deadline

All applications must be submitted via Submissions must be received as a complete application no later than midnight (Central Standard Time) on May 21, 2010. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. More information is available at The direct link to the application is

Please post, distribute or forward.


Arts at the Airport

"The Art of Hope" Call to Artists

Danita's Children is a non-profit organization with
the intent of rescuing and caring for orphaned
children, meeting their needs spiritually, physically,
academically, and emotionally. Founded by
Danita Estrella in January 1999, the organization
began with a small house and fourteen children in
Ouanaminthe, Haiti.

Ouanaminthe is located about 9 hrs north of Port au Prince where the
recent earthquakes destroyed
almost everything. Danita traveled to Port au Prince and with the aid
of local government officials and
the Red Cross, began taking in orphans and transporting them back to
the orphanage in Ouanaminthe.
32 children, many with medical issues ranging from dehydration to loss
of limb, have been returned
to the Center with many more on the way.
Given the recent events and new challenges facing Danita and her
mission, it is imperative to take
action and help her continue to help the children of Haiti.
action and help her continue to help the children of Haiti.
Place: The Amber Leaf on the Square in Gallatin, TN
Time: July 17th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Here’s how it works: To be selected for “The Art of Hope” show, you
must submit 2 examples of your
CURRENT work to These pieces do NOT have to be
hope inspired, just
work that you are currently doing. We accept photographs, digital
photos through email, a request to
visit your website, or phone calls to make an appointment to show us
your work. Slides are accepted,
visit your website, or phone calls to make an appointment to show us
your work. Slides are accepted,
but not required.
If you are selected as an artist: Each artist can submit up to three
pieces of Haiti/Hope inspired artwork
for the show.
Deadline for entries is July 1. All artists chosen to exhibit at “The
Art of Hope” show must be able to
deliver their completed artwork no later than July 10, 2010. (Drop
off location to be determined)
Please make sure that your artwork
is ready to hang
100% of all proceeds will go directly to
100% of all proceeds will go directly to
Danita’s Children in Haiti.
For submissions and general information about the Art of Hope Show
Andrew Atteberry
For more information on Danita’s Children visit:

Call to artists: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Exhibition

Call for Entries: 75th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announce a call for entries for the “75th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition,” a juried exhibition developed to display artwork inspired by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (or of a music-related theme) in celebration of its 75th Anniversary season (2010-2011). The selected art will be exhibited at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from October 1-29, 2010 with a First Friday opening.

The postmark deadline for entries is Friday, August 20, 2010.

**Artists may attend a private KSO rehearsal at the Tennessee Theatre on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 PM to receive direct inspiration for their artwork. To attend a rehearsal, artists MUST contact Stephanie Burdette at 865-521-2317 or

Artists may submit unlimited entries which must be original works created within the last two years in the following categories: Painting, Graphic Arts, Photography, and 3-D. The nonrefundable entry fee is $10 per entry (Arts & Culture Alliance members pay $7). Juror: Carl Gombert. Prizes include $250 Best of Show with possible display at the Masterworks Concerts in the Tennessee Theatre lobby on October 21-22, 2010. Download a prospectus and application at (under Artist Calls & Press Releases), or send an SASE to Stephanie S. Burdette, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: (865) 521-2317 or

FBC 3rd Annual Art Festival - October 3-17, 2010

Calling all artists! The third annual FBC Nashville Juried Art Festival will be held October 3-17, 2010.

Exploring the theme "The Return of the Prodigal," based on scripture found in Luke 15:11-32, the categories will be:

I. The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-19)
II. The Pouting Brother (Luke 15:25-30)
III. The Patient Father (Luke 15:20-24, 31-32)

All artists are invited to explore the visual and spiritual richness of the theme through the creation of new and original works of art in their preferred style. Each artist may submit up to three entries with only one entry per category. Works will be accepted in the following divisions: Professional Division (those 15 and older who have sold their art commercially) and Amateur Division (those 15 and older who have not commercially sold their art).

The festival will be juried, purchase prizes awarded, and all art will be displayed for sale during the festival. This year's festival is extended to include three weekends, one of which will be the same weekend as the Downtown Art Crawl.

Please visit our website, for other important information, including the entry form and important dates to know. We also invite you to view the thematic videos on the website -- meditations of the theme presented by Pastor Frank Lewis. If you have any questions, please send them to We look forward to another wonderful show!


South Arts announces, an online emergency preparedness resource for artists and arts organizations. The site offers tips, links and resources for preparing for and dealing with emergency situations from fires to break-ins.
More info:


Twenty-nine national parks across the country offer artist-in-residence opportunities for artists.
More info:
Upcoming deadlines include:

Joshua Tree National Park, Calif.
Deadline: year-round.
Open to two-dimensional visual artists,
photographers, sculptors, writers and video/filmmakers.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Ky.
Deadline: three months prior to requested residency.
Open to two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors and video/filmmakers.



Saturday, July 22nd

9:00- 4:00

Sunday, July 23rd

1:30 - 4:30
All skill levels will be accepted from beginner to advanced levels. Some painting knowledge is helpful but not necessary. You will work at your own skill level and pace. Spaces are limited(minimum seven, maximum nine) so register early. Please e-mail your intent or call me at (615)754-7336 for information on where to mail your registration and a list of supplies. The price of this workshop is $185 and a minimum non-refundable deposit of half is required upon registration to reserve your seat.

You will discover a whole new way of seeing the world around you. Learning to draw what you see rather than what you think you see will open your eyes to a different approach to painting.

During the morning, I will have a short demo on some basic drawing skills, toning a canvas, and placing your subject on canvas. If you are familiar with the drawing on the right side of the brain, you can immediately begin to work on your composition. I will spend more time on the drawing for those that are just beginning. Still life set-ups will be available to paint from. Individual instruction at your easel will be given throughout the day. You are welcome to practice your drawing skills or work in pastels or oils.

A supply list will be sent upon registration for those that have their own supplies. For those who would like to use my supplies, there will be a flat usage fee of $35 in addition to the workshop fee. This will include use of paints, brushes, sprays, palette, and charcoal. I will also have some individual supplies available for purchase if you need them (canvases, tablets, pencils, eraser and paints). Please let me know ahead of time if you will be using my supplies or needing to purchase supplies.

If you attended my garden workshop in June, you will receive a 10% ($18.50) discount off of this


June 7th- 10th
9am-11am & 1pm-3pm
June 14th-17th
9am-11am & 1pm-3pm

An Art Summer Camp is being offered this year for children who would like to begin or continue art classes.
These classes will be offered in the private studio of Kathy Chester, a local artist in the Mount Juliet area. Two classes will be offered, one indoor in a classroom studio taught by Ginger Latham, and another outdoor class in a garden setting taught by Kathy Chester. Depending upon the number interested, it is possible Ginger will have morning and afternoon sessions with each session being $100. The morning will be June 7th - 10th from 9-11am. If enough are interested, the afternoon would be 1-3pm. The second week offered will be June 14th -17th same times.The outdoor camp will be taught by Kathy Chester the week of June 7th - 10th only and will be from 9-11 am. This particular class will be open to students who have had some prior painting experience but would like to advance further in their abilities. It will be filled with information on techniques focused on creating a painting in the outdoor setting. The outdoor camp will be $110 for those who have their own paints and $125 for those needing to use my supplies. More details will be given to those who sign up
Contact Kathy Chester at 754-7336

Summer 2010 Clay and Glass Classes - Sarratt/ University School

Summer Clay Classes
At University School of Nashville

Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Thursdays 6 – 8:30 pm
June 17 – August 5 (8 weeks)
$150.00 includes a 25# bag of clay, use of tools, kiln firings and glazes
*Open Studio on Mondays from 6 – 8:30 pm
**No Class or Open Studio on Monday July 5**

Beginning/Intermediate Handbuilding/Sculpture
Mondays 6 – 8:30 pm
June 14 – August 9 (8 weeks)
$150.00 includes a 25# bag of clay, use of tools, kiln firings and glazes
*Open Studio on Thursdays from 6 – 8:30 pm

To register and more information, contact David Heustess at
615.347.8324 or
A $50 nonrefundable deposit will reserve a place in class



Instructor: Nancie Roark

June 17 - August 5 (8 Weeks)
$160 includes glass, supplies, use of tools,
and kiln firings

This class will explore the process of glass fusing and slumping

Students will learn to create both functional and decorative pieces, large and small, from bowls and wall hangings to jewelry, and much more. This is a very popular class so early registration is recommended.

Notice to former students: This class will include new and exciting materials and processes !!!

To register and for more information, contact Nancie Roark at 615 498-8984 or
A $50 nonrefundable deposit will reserve a place in class

Class size limited to 10 students

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Presents: The Slumber Party Session May 16th 2010

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Presents:
The Slumber Party Session
starring Bianca 13
Sunday May 16th
The 5 Spot - 1006 Forrest Avenue
18 +

Who hasn't longed to crawl into bed with Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School and their favorite Sketchy's model Bianca 13? Well, on Sunday May 16th you will get the chance to do just that!

We invite you to join us at The Slumber Party Session! You will get three fun-filled hours to draw the sexy, sultry, and sinsational Sketchy's model Bianca 13! She will strike graceful poses both in and out of her bed just for your drawing pleasure!!

As always there will be great music, strong drinks, crazy contests and unique prizes from Baby Tattoo Books, The Goon, The 5 Spot and more!

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School -Nashville

Artist in Residency Studio Opportunity at Davis Art Advisory

Davis Art Advisory is currently considering artists for a studio
rental/ artist in residence opportunity.

The artist must have a minimal set up- no messy large scale oils/
acrylics, easels, photography, fumes or sculpture. Works on paper are

*EXCELLENT opportunities for exposure due to our monthly participation
in the downtown First Saturday’s Gallery Crawl (attendance of 1000.)

*EXCELLENT client meeting space and EVENT SPACE.

-A door and horses is provided as the desk. We cannot bring in a new
or additional desk. A two-drawer file cabinet is OK.

-Office or Artist work place must be clean and fairly minimal.

-Interior Designers, Web/Graphic Designers, Writers and Song Writers
are also welcome!

-NOTE ON SPACE: We function as a commercial gallery so we
consistently have high-end contemporary artwork on the walls that
rotates monthly for the First Saturday's Gallery Crawl openings (every
first Saturday from 6-9pm). We take 3 days a month to put up new show
for the openings (ever 1st Saturday) Please be ok with being "open"
to the public if you are there and the lights are on.

Contemporary rotating Artwork!

$265/month for one side of gallery (215 Sq feet) *INCLUDES INTERNET


CONTACT: or call Owner, Sera Davis at 347
306 1859