Monday, August 30, 2010

TN State Fair Arts & Education (Seeking participants)

The 2010 Tennessee State Fair is seeking participants for the Arts &
Educations Zone! The Arts & Education Zone is located in the Creative
Arts Building of the Tennessee State Fair and focuses on interactive
education and general fun for children of all ages. The Zone is a free
event that will spotlight local artists and organizations that deal
with educational and artist endeavors of in any medium.

We are seeking participants of all types. Whether you're a musician,
and artist, an educator, or anything else I'm not thinking of, we
to hear from you. We want to present children and teens with a
interactive experience and we need your help to do it!. There are
different ways to fit you in an lots of different time periods
as well 
including days.

If you are interested, or know of anyone who is please be sure to
contact me or forward this on. The fair starts September 10th so we
need to hear from you now!

Steve Mabee 


Call to PRINTMAKERS: Small Abstracts NEEDED for Corporate Client

Regional Printmakers,

Davis Art Advisory is looking to build relationships with local
printmakers that have or are willing to make small-scale fine art
prints (woodcuts, lithographs, serigraphs, screenprints, etchings etc)
for our current corporate client, and others.

We are currently seeking at least five 6"x6" prints for around $75 a
piece. Colorful, modern abstracts or landscapes are ideal. Will need
within a week or so. Future holds many more opportunities.

Please email with your work and prices. We
will keep you on file for future reference if we can't use you for
this immediate project. Looking forward to working with you!!

Sera Davis Cremona

Monday, August 23, 2010

Encasutic Classes

Classes available during the week and Saturdays at Harpeth Art Center. to check the calendar and sign up online! ---OR----Give yourself a WEEKEND to just CREATE!

ENCAUSTIC Basics and Beyond

All beginners welcome!! No experience necessary. You will learn how luscious and versatile the world of encaustics is and be introduced to the more advanced techniques including shellac, collage and image transfer. 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. All other supplies will be provided.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

10:00 – 4:30 pm

Sunday, August 29, 2010

12:15 – 4:15pm

Plaza Artist Materials
633 Middleton Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $175.00

Contact Judy Klich via email to register!

Call for artists- O Gallery - Arcade

“O” Gallery at 42 Arcade invites visual artists to display their works for 1 month. “O” gallery is a part of Gallery Crawl- monthly Art event, the biggest in Nashville, attracting hundreds of visitors.

Please send 3-5 images to for consideration.

Artist will have a separate room, 8’x10’ and privileges for making more than 1 reception.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tokihiro Sato - FREE lecture at Frist: 8-27-10

Artist's Perspective: Tokihiro Sato
Friday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE

Join Japanese artist Tokihiro Sato as he discusses some of his work presented in Presence or Absence: The Photographs of Tokihiro Sato, on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery.

Art Making in the Lobby at Frist - FREE - Thurs, Fri nights through September 2010

Art Making in the Lobby at Frist
Thursday & Friday Nights through September
6:00-9:00 p.m., FREE

Thursday and Friday evenings in August
Featured Activity: Corrugated Couture

cor•ru•gat•ed: To shape into folds or parallel and alternating ridges and grooves.
To become shaped into such folds or ridges and grooves.

On Thursday and Friday evenings in August, the community is invited to create fine art sculpture out of a graffiti-grade medium, pitting notions of spontaneity and transition against ideals of permanence and tradition. Cardboard and other materials will inspire ideas and forms found in couture designs. The collaborative nature of the lobby activity will encourage a range of discussions with high art intentions while remaining true to an ingrained craft persuasion.

The completed pieces will range from shoes and accessories to couture designs ranging in size from 1/12th scale mock-ups to human-size couture.

Thursday and Friday evenings in September
Featured Activity: The Nature of Art: In response to Chihuly

Who doesn’t love art that breaks the mold? Chihuly’s colors and presentations stimulate the imagination in ways ordinary works rarely do. During the month of September, visitors will be invited to shape and twist cardboard, paper and other recycled items in response to the Chihuly exhibition. Recycled and environmentally friendly, the completed artwork will transform the Frist Center’s Grand Lobby into a working studio each Thursday and Friday evening. The sculpture created will be an expression of the artist’s point of view but also a statement about the nature of Chihuly’s art.

The art making activities in the Grand Lobby is FREE and open to all visitors.

FREE Family Day at Frist: August 22 + activities

FREE Family Day at Frist
Sunday, August 22, 1:00-5:30 p.m.
Enjoy free admission and fun activities!

Enjoy a day of discovery and creativity, filled with art activities, live music, and exciting demonstrations. Bring your family and friends to share in a day filled with art and imagination!

Explore the organic shapes and brilliantly colored forms created by Dale Chihuly and his team in the exhibition Chihuly at the Frist, featuring amazing glass art and original sketches by an American master of glassblowing. Stroll through The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957 and admire the elegant apparel, dazzling accessories, stylish fashion photography, and glamorous designs of postwar Paris and London. Wrap up your day with a visit to the exhibition Presence or Absence: The Photographs of Tokihiro Sato, and discover the ways Sato uses light to link ideas of time, space, and motion.

*Family Day programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are appropriate for all ages.

Events and Activities

Donal Hinely and His Glass Harmonica
1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 p.m.
Auditorium (Main Level)

Join musician Donal Hinely as he transforms everyday household glassware into the magical musical tones of his glass harmonica. Listen to your favorite songs, explore the history of the glass harmonica, learn how ordinary glasses can be transformed into musical instruments—then try your hand at playing them yourself!

Glassblowing Demonstration
Courtyard (weather permitting)

Discover the ancient art of glassblowing as glass artist Ryan Gothrup inflates and manipulates molten glass in the Frist Center’s Turner Courtyard.

Story Time: Elena’s Serenade
1:45 and 4:00 p.m.
Art Library and Resource Center (Upper Level)

Follow a young girl as she travels to the Southwestern desert to realize her dream of becoming a glassblower. Enjoy this adventure of art and music as a Frist Center educator reads the children’s book Elena’s Serenade, written by Campbell Geeslin and illustrated by Ana Juan.

Film: Chihuly: Short Cuts
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Rechter Room

Enjoy a trip around the globe with pioneer glassblower Dale Chihuly! In this short film compilation that explores Chihuly's mission to revolutionize the art of glass making, travel from the artist’s hot shop in Washington state to installations and exhibitions in Finland, Ireland, Mexico, France, Italy, and the United States.

Art Activities:

Design Diva
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio A (Upper Level)

Invent fashion fantasies inspired by The Golden Age of Couture. Free your inner fashionista as you design, drape, and decorate a costume for your very own paper doll.

Channeling Chihuly
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio B (Upper Level)

Embrace your inner master—use watercolor paint to swirl, splatter, and construct a Chihuly inspired macchia bowl!

Fashion Footwear
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio C (Upper Level)

Try your hand at dapper design: use color, pattern, and a variety of stylish materials to create a shoe that celebrates your unique sense of style!

Martin ArtQuest Gallery
1:00–5:30 p.m.

Visit the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, located on the upper level of the Frist Center, to experiment with a variety of exciting hands-on art activities ranging from figure drawing to print making, including additional activities inspired by The Golden Age of Couture and Chihuly at the Frist.

Family Day Sponsor: Nashville Parent

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is sponsored in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Adult Glassblowing Workshop at Frist: 8-21-10

Adult Glassblowing Workshop at Frist
Saturday, August 21, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Turner Courtyard
$130 members; $160 non-members. Cost includes all supplies and gallery admission
Call 615-744-3342 to register.

Explore the ancient art of glassblowing! Participants will learn the fundamentals of working with hot glass in this fun and challenging one-day workshop. Appropriate glassworking tools and methods will be demonstrated by experienced glass artist Ryan Gothrup and then used by students. Emphasis will be on safety and good work habits.

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

Call for Artists - Sept Art Party - Artists In Nashville

If you're an artist you'll want to get your application in fast - spaces will fill quickly!

If you're an art enthusiast, make sure you block your calendar for this one!

* When: Saturday, September 11th, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
* Where: Classic Modern 2116 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37204 (just a block away from Zanies)
* What: Art, Live Music, Appetizers, Wine, Door Prizes, Silent Auction
* How Much: Free Admission.

We'll share more of our plans with you as we get closer to the event date. If you've been meaning to come to an event but haven't gotten around to it yet, you'll want to make it in September - this one's gonna be a doozy!

Call for Artists: Italian Lights Festival 2010: Sept 10-12

Call for Artists

Fine art, fine crafts, fine music, fine food, fine wine and fine fun!

Be there at the beginning of a new yearly tradition, an Italian Lights Festival to highlight and honor the heritage of our Italian neighbors, and to raise funds for St Pius X Classical Academy. The three day outdoors festival will be held Sept 10, 11 and 12, 2010 on the 6 acre campus of St Pius X in north Nashville, across from the Police Training Academy. Non-juried this first year, all media accepted. Live musical performances throughout the day. Find out more and apply on line at Questions? Ask

Metro Parks' Centennial Art Center, Fall Class Schedule & Registration

Metro Parks' Visual Arts' class registration will be held on Mon., Aug. 16, between 8 am - 8 pm, at Centennial Art Center.

Classes start Sept. 7.



Registration Information

REGISTRATION for Visual Arts Classes will be held on Mon., Aug. 16th, 2010, from 8 am to 8 pm at Centennial Art Center in Centennial Park. Students must be present to register. Out-of-County/Non-residents pay $5 more, and will be put on a waiting list and contacted after registration day. Seniors (62+) receive a 25% discount on classes taught by full-time Metro Parks' employees. Please check the schedule below carefully, or phone Centennial Art Center: (615) 862-8442 for clarification.

The first day of classes will be held on Tues., Sept. 7th, 2010. All classes will meet once a week for 8, 10, or 12 weeks, unless otherwise stated in the following schedule. Provided there are no make-up classes, the class session's completion dates will be Oct. 28th, Nov. 11th and Nov. 23rd. Following these completion dates, there may be Extension Classes offered and/or Workshops prior to the Winter/Spring Session.

The Department of Parks and Recreation's Holidays will be observed. Therefore, classes will not meet on Mon., Sept. 6th, and Nov. 25th and 26th, 2010. Also, on Sat., Oct. 3rd, is the Celebration of Cultures, 2010. A number of classes listed below have been altered to comply with Holidays.


Drawing & Painting, Adult, Mon. 10 am - 3 pm, $50, 11 wks, Instructor: Hazel King*

Pottery, Adult, Mon. 6 pm - 9 pm, $75, 11 wks, Instructor: Wanda Ellis*

Pottery, Advanced, Adult/Sr, Tues. 10 am - 1 pm, $75/$56.25, 10 wks, Instructor: Lena Lucas

Painting, All Media, Adult, Tues. 10 am - 3 pm, $50, 12 wks, Instructor: Hazel King*

Pottery, Adult, Tues. 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm $75, 12 wks, Instructor: Josh Wagner*

Painting, All Media, Adult, Tues. 6 pm - 9 pm, $55, 10 wks, Instructor: Harry Denson*

Pottery (HB/S), Adult/Sr, Wed. 10 am - 1 pm, $75/$56.25, 10 wks, Instructor: Lena Lucas

Painting, All Media, Adult, Wed. 10 am - 3 pm, $50, 12 wks, Instructor: Hazel King*

Pottery, Adv (OS), Adult, Wed. 4 pm - 9 pm, $80, 12 wks, Instructor: Wanda Ellis*

Pottery, Adult, Thurs. 10 am - 1 pm, $75, 11 wks, Instructor: Tiffany Warner*

Pottery, Adult, Thurs. 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm $75, 11 wks, Instructor: Tiffany Warner*

Painting, Water Media Only, Adult, Thurs. 10 am - 3 pm, $50, 11 wks, Instructor: Hazel King*

Painting, All Media, Adult, Thurs. 6 pm - 9 pm, $55, 10 wks, Instructor: Darlene Shadden*

Pottery, Adult, Thurs. 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm, $75, 11 wks, Instructor: Josh Wagner*

Water Media Techniques, Adult, Sat. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, $40, 8 wks, Instructor: Barbara Rembert*

Pottery, Adult, Sat. 11 am - 2 pm, $75, 11 wks, Instructor: Wanda Ellis*

Pottery, Adult, Sat. 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, $75, 11 wks, Instructor: Wanda Ellis*

***Drawing/Watercolor, Adult, Sat. 1 pm - 4 pm, $30 ea/$210, 8 wks, Instructor: Kathy Tupper*


Pottery, Advanced (OS), Adult/Sr Mon. 10 am - 2 pm, $75/$56.25, 9 wks, Instructor: Lena Lucas

Kid's Clay, 8-12 yrs Mon. 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, $40, 9 wks, Instructor: Lena Lucas

Pottery, Adult, Wed. 10 am - 1 pm, $75, 12 wks, Instructor: Tiffany Warner*

Pottery, Adult, Fri. 6 pm - 9 pm, $75, 11 wks, Instructor: Wanda Ellis*


Sr = Senior pricing = 25% discount listed above, (Lena Lucas' classes, only).

* = Guest Instructors = Full Fee - seniors welcome.

*** = Classes may be taken individually and paid for on the day of class, or if attending all classes, the total cost can be paid when registering and the student will receive one free class.

(OS) = Open Studio = Advanced Potters only. Non-Instructional.

(HB/S) = Hand-building and Clay Sculpture.

The Robertson County Art Council's 2nd Annual Art in the Park

The Robertson County Art Council's 2nd Annual Art in the Park will be
taking place on October 2, 2010 in Springfield. We are currently
accepting applications for vendors. Get this... BOOTHS ARE $10!! No
strings attached, No Commissions. The only requirements are a 10'x10'
canopy and that your work is truly hand produced or hand made. If
you're interested visit us at
for a few more rules and an application.

Get professional PHOTOS of YOUR ART - every third Saturday

New Photo Location: C. Hagen Studio

CD or download of Professional images of your artwork
Web · Marketing · Gallery Submissions · Newsletters · Etc.

Every Third Saturday: July 17th, Aug 21st, Sept 18th etc...
Schedule a drop off between 9am and 3pm
Pick up by 6pm
Alternate days available by appointment ($160 minimum)

Schedule your drop off or 347 306 1859
C. Hagen Studio (address will be provided)

· $20 per 2D object:(1) 300ppi color corrected
· $40 per 3D objects for 2 angles: (2) 300ppi color corrected

· $10 per additional angle or resolution (ie. 72 dpi cropped for email)
· $20 per Curatorial Management System PDF Portfolio Report
· Add an Artist Critique/ Career Coaching Consultation for just $100

Inquire for quote and date
#1 Exhibition Package
· Images of artwork installed on gallery walls and (1) raw image and (1) 300ppi cropped/ color corrected image per object.
· Curatorial Management System PDF Portfolio Report (view example)
· Head shot for marketing use

#2 Exhibition & Reception Package
· Everything in Package #1
· A one-day private exhibition reception for your friends and clients!

· HEAD SHOTS: $45 each. Inquire for site-specific head shots.

· Student Discount (with id): 10% off total
· Refer New Client: $20 cash!
· Quantity Discount: 30 or more objects - $15 per object ·
347 306 1859 · Nashville, TN ·

Monday, August 9, 2010

Art: Up, Close & Personal: Don Stewart. Sept 2010

Art: Up, Close & Personal

September 13
6:00 - 7:30 pm

with guest speaker Don Stewart, Composite Drawings in Ballpoint

The Arts Council is proud to present this evening series co-sponsored by Williamson County Public Library & O'More College of Design.

Williamson County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike
Franklin, TN 37064

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch Two Guest Speakers! - Williamson County Library

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
Two Guest Speakers!

Jennifer Casale
Poet & owner of The Green Wagon
Shawn South-Aswad
Artist/Owner Silo Studios & dog rescuer

August 13
11:00 am - 1 pm

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, Silo Studios artist and designer.
All art and furniture produced at Silo Studios are one-of-a-kind pieces and can never be replicated. The art is either created on canvas or recycled wood boards and painted with acrylics. All furniture pieces are constructed of architectural salvage. She does our best to recycle as much as possible, looking hard in the strangest of places for anything worthy of a second chance! At Silo Studios its all about bringing a bit of whimsy into the lives and homes of those who dare to break out of the box.

Bring your lunch and join us. The Lunch Bunch is free and open to the public.

Williamson County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike
Franklin, TN 37064

Knoxville’s Arts District Banner Competition - Receipt deadline: August 20

Knoxville’s Arts District Banner Competition - Receipt deadline: August 20
The winning design will be printed on 26 banners to be hung from street poles in the Arts District (primarily along the 100 & 200 Blocks of Gay Street). Banners will hang indefinitely. Enter up to three designs, no entry fee. To download a PDF application, visit

Knoxville - Arts in the Airport - Receipt deadline: Friday, September 17

Arts in the Airport - Receipt deadline: Friday, September 17

This is a biannual juried exhibition showcasing work at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville for a six-month period. Enter up to five pieces of work, no entry fee. Up to $1,000 in awards are given. To download a PDF application, visit

Knoxville - Emporium Artist-in-Residence - Receipt deadline: Friday, September 17

Emporium Artist-in-Residence - Receipt deadline: Friday, September 17

This is a biannual opportunity for college students and other young, emerging artists providing free studio space at the Emporium in downtown Knoxville as well as a solo exhibition at the end of the six-month residency. Free membership in the Alliance for one year. No application fee. To download a PDF application, visit

Knoxville - National Juried Exhibition – Postmark deadline: Saturday, September 26

National Juried Exhibition – Postmark deadline: Saturday, September 26

This is an annual juried exhibition showcasing work at the Emporium in downtown Knoxville from mid-December through end of January. Enter up to three pieces of work for $40 ($25 for members) and three additional works for $7/each ($5/each for members). Up to $1,000 in awards are given. To download a PDF application, visit

Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center. Part-Time Program Assistant needed

August 2010

Part-Time Program Assistant

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville,
is currently looking for a part-time Program Assistant to begin as
soon as possible. We are looking for a creative, team-oriented,
hardworking, enthusiastic individual to fill this position.

Duties include:

Grant writing and research
Management of membership program
Interaction with museum visitors
Assistance to Program Director with events, exhibitions, marketing, etc.


A four-year degree in a related field or comparable experience
Experience with non-profit fundraising
Experience working in a gallery or museum setting
Familiarity with the history of Black Mountain College
Proficiency with Macintosh computers is preferable
Excellent communication, writing, & organizational skills

Hours & Compensation:

Hours will consist of 12 hours per week to start and may include
occasional weekends &/or evenings depending on events.
Compensation is an hourly wage

Send a cover letter and resume to P.O. Box 18912, Asheville NC, 28814,
or e-mail to

Sarratt Art Studios Fall 2010 Registration

Sarratt Art Studios Fall Registration

We're excited to be back with another round of exciting and creative art studio courses for everyone at Vanderbilt. Fall schedule is now ready for viewing and you're sure to find something to bring out the artist in you! Visit our web site at for a complete schedule, tuition/fees, and more information.

Sarratt Art Studios offers a variety of non credit art classes that meet one night or day per week for 10 weeks. Classes begin the week of September 13, 2010. Choose from pottery, jewelry, fused glass, photography and drawing/painting classes. You're sure to find something creative and exciting to learn. Plus you'll meet new and interesting people from Vanderbilt and Nashville! Many of our classes are for beginners and we are open to everyone ages 16 yrs and older from the VU and Nashville communities. Classes meet either in Sarratt Student Center or at University School of Nashville.

In Person Registration - September 8 and 9, 2010
Noon - 6:00 pm in the Sarratt Gallery located on the main floor of the Sarratt Student Center. Accepted forms of payment: Mastercard, Visa, cash, checks, VU Commodore Card.

*Please note that pottery, jewelry and fused glass classes are very popular. We recommend that you register on the first day to guarantee a place in one of these great classes.

On Line Registration - September 10 - 13, 2010
Accepted forms of payment: Mastercard, Visa

Dunn Bros Coffee - call for artists

Dunn Bros Coffee
always looking for visual artists such as paint medium, 3D wall art, illustrations, photography and on and on.........
Large space
approx. 3 to 4 artists at a time for 2 months at a time
traffic count during the week is very high w/ approx. 400 to 500 people who come thru shop every day!
do not charge commission
local artists only

Fawn Ker
Dunn Bros Coffee

Dr Sketchys Wrestle Mania Session - 8-15-10

Dr Sketchys Wrestle Mania Session

Dr Sketchy's is proud to present to you Wrestle Mania starring Nashville's own wrestling sensation Josephus The Shelby Street Brawler.

Sunday August 15th from 6-9 in true Sketchy's fashion you will get three fun filled hours to draw this USWO star as well as a couple of boxing burlesque beauties.

The night will be full of drinking, drawing, debauchery, contests, prizes and more!!!!
See you there!!!!

Sun 8/15/10
The 5 Spot