Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Meet NY artist Jason Paradis 7-23-10, 4-6 pm

Please join us for a small gathering to meet NY artist and curator Jason Paradis at Seed Space (427 Chestnut St., 37203) this Friday, July 23, 2010, 4-6 pm. Kindly RSVP by Thursday to curator@n-cap.org if you can make it. See press release below.

ARTIST NOTE: Jason is also interested in doing studio visits on Saturday. If you are interested in such a visit, email curator@n-cap.org by Thursday.

Contact: Adrienne Outlaw, Laura Hutson
Phone: 615-479-8623
Email: curator@n-cap.org


Seed Space is proud to announce a mixed media installation from artist Jason Paradis, on view from July 24 through Sep 18 in the Chestnut Square building on 427 Chestnut Street.

Jason Paradis is an artist and curator from Canada who now lives and works in the New York area. This is Paradis’ first exhibition in the south, which is exciting given the thematic link between his artwork and the southern agrarian tradition. His installations blend contemplation, wonder, and reverie with a certain psychedelic oddity that is perfectly at home here. Existential wonderings on the mystery of nature and the possibility of solitude pervades his work, a result, Paradis says, of “a lot of camping under an expansive sky in the northern Canadian wilderness. There, questions emerged regarding the existence of something much larger than the immediate world. “

Paradis currently teaches Studio classes at Stony Brook University and Art Theory and Appreciation at St-Joseph’s College. His work has been displayed in several exhibitions in and around New York City as well as across the United States and Canada. Among these are New York area galleries such as White Columns, Jessica Murray Projects, Cynthia Broan Gallery, Marcus Ritter, and OMNI Gallery. Other venues include the Islip Art Museum, Patchogue Arts, and the Art Gallery at Virginia Tech. He received a BFA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, an MFA from Stony Brook University, and attended the selective Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program hosted by the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Seed Space is the newest venture of Nashville Cultural Arts Project, or NCAP, a 501c(3), and receives funding from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission. It is located at 427 Chestnut Street in South Nashville, where it is open by appointment, and has public gallery hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-4pm.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Art & Soul Multi-Arts Workshop August 20, 21

Holding Fast

Taught by Hero Journeys Workshops

How do everyday heroes hold on to their passions? Do you have a dream that needs tending or creative energies that long to be released? In this workshop we will create, reflect and explore the provocative power of words, images and movement alongside compelling works of art. Join us in this 'holding fast' to a remembered sense of who we are at our core and what is vital.

August 20, 21*

Friday 6:30pm-9pm

Saturday 9am-1pm

$125 ($105 Co-op)




About Hero Journeys Workshops

After working and creating together for nearly a decade, writer F. Lynne Bachleda; visual artist and poet, Rising Moon Bishop; actor, director and writer, Jill Massie; and choreographer and dancer Amanda Cantrell Roche formed Hero Journeys Workshops. With almost 60 years of combined teaching artistry experience, this happy tribe has inspired, guided, prodded, surprised, and enlivened learners of all ages through playful, meaningful, and transformative aesthetic experiences. To do the heavy lifting they confidently rely on the power of multiple arts disciplines, instinctive creativity, and life's great themes. www.HeroJourneysWorkshops.com

Tomato Art Fest 2010 artist booths at Billups

Tomato Art Fest 2010
Booths at Billups Art

Booth fee $200.00
no application fee

Billups Art is hosting booths for the Tomato Art Fest. We have a few remaining outside booths in front of Billups Art, behind Beyond the Edge and on the patio between Billups Art and Drifters. We will be running the same hours as the Tomato Fest and are expecting thousands of people to be walking around and checking out our booths. We will also be hosting the Tomatolympics and drawing lessons for the children.

Setup will be from 7a-9a and you are expected to bring your own tent. If you are interested but do no have a tent, we have four available outdoor booths underneath an awning. Tents are preferred to be 10x10 but if you have a 12x12, you wont get the boot. Splitting booths is allowed, but please let us know. Booth fee is $200, no submission needed.

For those of you who have not participated in a Billups Art Fair, it is an amazing environment with live music all day long and will be even more amazing considering the fact that it is the Tomato Art Fest. Thanks for all of your continued support, we look forward to working with you.

E-mail billupsart@gmail.com for booth or event info.

CALL FOR WORKS - SoundCrawl:Nashville 2010

CALL FOR WORKS - SoundCrawl:Nashville 2010

Calling all: electroacousticians, composers, musicians, sound artists, noise designers, aural engineers, audio tinkerers, etc., etc. from anywhere at any time.

To a: call for works for SoundCrawl:Nashville 2010. We are looking for stereo works not longer than 7 minutes in AIFF format. Submitted files must be titled as LastName_PieceTitle. Video projection is available this year in one space. Submitted video files must be formatted in h.264 .mp4 with the same time restrictions and stereo sound. There are no live performances.

The call: will be open from March 1st to August 1st, 2010.

To submit visit: our submission page. In an effort to go green we are accepting only online submissions this year. Submissions will be sent via YouSendIt.com and payment through our paypal account.

Details, details: Submissions must include a short biography of the artist and a program note of the work (both limited to 1,000 characters) and some technical info (software/hardware used, etc.). Cost of submission is $5 per work (major credit cards and foreign currencies are accepted). Works will be programmed together at “SoundStations” in various galleries and other spaces around downtown Nashville. A selection of the top pieces will be chosen for our “MainStage” in the center of the Arcade for performances throughout the evening.


Directors - Kyle J. Baker/Aaron Hoke Doenges
eMail: crawl@soundcrawlnashville.com.
snailMail: SoundCrawl, 1906A 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212.
web: http://www.soundcrawlnashville.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/soundcrawlnash

Call for Artists: K.A.S. Gallery, Louisville KY

Contact K.A.S. Gallery, Louisville KY c/o Tonya Smith
Email: info@k-a-s-gallery.com

K.A.S. Gallery hosts 6 art exhibits of various mediums and 3 exclusive artist shows each year, including film. K.A.S. is Kentucky Art Speaks art gallery, whose mission is to promote multicultural-artistic expression and provide humanitarian resources to the community.

Hosting 2 exhibits:

Black & White Exhibit October 29, 2010 :
National call to Artist for all styles of Black & White Art.This is a 6 week show from 10/ 29 - 12/05.
Rquesting all mediums of Black & White Art, charcoal drawing, Lithograph, Photography etc., If you have any question; email K.A.S. at info@k-a-s-gallery.com. Submission deadline: August 28, 2010

Film Exhibit December 15, 2010: This is a solo show for 4 weeks, from 12/15 - 01/05. Film for this exhibit has to be a minimum of 5 mins. and no longer than 15 mins. in length; film must be sociology based on the following topics: Enviromental Issues, Social Equality or Cultural Diversity. There is no entry fee for this exhibit. For more information and to enter, email K.A.S. at info@k-a-s-gallery.com .
Submission deadline: October 20, 2010
All Mediums Art Show, January 14, 2011: Accepting entries of all mediums and visual styles of art, including photography.
Submission deadline: November 10, 2010
Go to www.k-a-s-gallery.com to enter or to read prospectus. All film entries must inquire by emal.

Monday, July 12, 2010

August Guest Speakers at Wm. Cty. Library August 13, 2010

Two great speakers at Williamson County Public Library, August 13

Jennifer Casale, Poet & Owner of The Green Wagon
Shawn South-Aswad, Artist & Owner of Silo Studios

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 12, 2010 --The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ has two guest speakers planned for their August meeting. Jennifer Casale, Poet & Owner of The Green Wagon and Shawn South-Aswad, Artist & Owner of Silo Studios. The Lunch Bunch will meet on Friday, August 13, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Williamson County Public Library (main conference room), 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin.

Jennifer Casale is the founder of The Green Wagon & a Green Consultant, who taught recycling and water conservation at Tucson, Arizona-area schools for two years. She is available for consulting to businesses, homes, and schools and as a guest speaker on how to lead a "green" lifestyle. She graduated with a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Arizona in 2008 and with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 2004. Jennifer's discussion will touch on being a poet and what it means for her to be an artist in the world, the struggles of working and making time for writing and more.

Shawn South-Aswad, is the owner of Silo Studios which is based in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, a small rural community just 20 miles south of Nashville. Artist and designer, South-Aswad, works out of her renovated silo–home.

All art and furniture produced at Silo Studios are one-of-a-kind piece. The art is either created on canvas or recycled wood boards and painted with acrylics. All furniture pieces are constructed of architectural salvage. At Silo Studios it’s all about bringing a bit of whimsy into the lives and homes of those who dare to break out of the box.

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. For more information, visit www.artscouncilwc.org, or call 428-3845.

Adult Workshop: Felted Couture @ Frist - August 7, 8, 2010

Adult Workshop: Felted Couture
Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 8, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Frist Center Studios
$80 members; $100 non-members
Cost includes all supplies and gallery admission.

Interested in making your own handmade fashion accessories? Then this is the workshop for you! Fiber artist Breanna Rockstad-Kincaid of Silver Point, Tennessee, will lead a two-day wet felting workshop. Participants will learn numerous felt-making techniques while creating felted accessories and learning about the history and importance of this ancient medium. Techniques in this class are appropriate for everyone, including those with little or no experience working with fibers or felt.

To register, call 615.744.3247 or complete the Workshop Registration Form.

Participants may bring their own lunches or purchase them in the Frist Center’s cafĂ©.

Copyright Basics: VLPA: August 2, 2010

Copyright Basics
Monday, August 2, 2010, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 PM
Co-Sponsor/Location: The Basement, 1604 8th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37203
Presenter: Noah McPike of Gordon Law Group, PLC

Most locals have been to the Basement to enjoy performances by world class musical acts. On August 2nd, the Arts & Business Council will take the stage to present “Copyright Basics.” This seminar will introduce basic elements of copyright law including notice, registration, and term, as well as a discussion of works for hire and fair use.

Reserve your spot today by RSVPing to: VLPA@ABCnashville.org or (615) 743-3055.
Cost: $10 – ABC Members; $15 – Non Members
For CLE Credit (1.5 hours): $50 – ABC Member Attorneys, $75 Non Member Attorneys

Monday, July 5, 2010

JULY Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School Tiki Session & Luau 7/20

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Tiki Session

Sunday July 18th


The 5 Spot - 1006 Forrest Avenue



Dr Sketchy's and The 5 Spot are teaming up to bring you the 1st Annual Dr Sketchy's / 5 Spot Luau on Sunday July 18th at The 5 Spot!

From 6-9 pm you will enjoy 3 hours of sketching burlesque and pin-up sinsation BELLE BOMBSHELL in a magnificently themed tiki session with music accompaniment by DJ Wren Mikita. As always, we will have fun contests and great prizes!!

Then, starting at 9pm The 5 Spot and Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School join forces to bring you a luau featuring live music from The Ukedelics, live hula dancing beauties, drinks with fancy umbrellas and grilling out luau food in the back of The 5 Spot!

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School 6-9pm - $10 (includes admission to the Luau)
Luau featuring The Ukedelics 9pm - ? $5 (includes food)
**Festive Tiki/Luau attire requested!**

More info:

Bicycle Tomato Art Show: Deadline July 12

Calling All Artists! Bicycle Tomato Art Show

The 7th annual Tomato Arts Fest in East Nashville is coming soon on
August 14th. This event draws thousands of visitors and neighbors to
East Nashville’s historic Five Points.

In celebration of all things tomato, Eastside Cycles is sponsoring a
Bicycle Tomato Art Show. This is your chance to revel in the wonders
of the bicycle and tomato-inspired art. Eastside Cycles will be open
in our new location in Five Points and will exhibit your art inside
and outside our building.

We will have two categories for Bicycle Tomato Art:

• Helmets. Helmet art is art that is on actual helmets and they will
be hung or placed either inside or outside our bike shop during the
• Bicycles. All bike art will be displayed outdoors. Bike frames must
be able to stand upright on their own and withstand weather.

Space is limited and we will accept art request submissions on a first-
come, first-served basis. If you make the cut-off, bicycle artists may
submit 2 pieces of art, one of which must be tomato-themed.
The deadline for submissions is July 12, 2010 and completed artwork
must be delivered to Eastside Cycles, 103 S. 11th Street, no later
than August 4th.

There is a $5 entry fee per person. A jury will select the Best of
Show, which will win a brand new bicycle and bragging rights. Several
cash merit prizes will be awarded.

Submission Form:

Name ________________________________________


City, State, ZIP _________________________________

E-mail ________________________________________

Phone(s) _____________________________________

• $5 check made out to Eastside Cycles
• Mail to Eastside Cycles, P.O. Box 60302, Nashville, TN 37206