Monday, November 22, 2010

Invite to Public Art Meeting - 28th/31st Avenue Connector - Nov 30, 2010

The Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Metro Public Works, the Nashville Civic Design Center and Councilmember Edith Taylor Langster
invite you to


Finding Inspiration for Public Art

Interested neighbors … help find inspiration for art at the new 28th/31st Avenue Connector!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Hadley Park Community Center
2901 John A Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209

Participants will hear about the new 28th/31st Avenue Connector project and how local history,
nature, geography and other sources can provide inspiration to artists as they design new artworks.
Come contribute your ideas for what specifically could inspire public art at the connector bridge.

You may register by contacting Metro Nashville Arts Commission at or 862-6721.
Prior registration not required.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Art Studios available at Open Lot - Dec 2010

Two new artist studios are available for rent beginning Dec. 1st at Open Lot Nashville:

-150 sq. ft. ($200/mo.). 24/7 access with free parking and use of 3,000 sq. ft. communal work area for larger projects. Studio rental includes use of communal wood/metal shop and free entry into group art exhibits put on by Open Lot. Building currently houses 10 artists with garage bay door for easy load-in of artwork, furniture and supplies.

-200 sq. ft. ($250/mo.). 24/7 access with free parking and use of 3,000 sq. ft. communal work area for larger projects. Studio rental includes use of communal wood/metal shop and free entry into group art exhibits put on by Open Lot. Building currently houses 10 artists with garage bay door for easy load-in of artwork, furniture and supplies.

See for more information on Open Lot Nashville

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 8am-8pm, Centennial Art Center Art Class Registration/Painting/Pottery/and more!

2011 Winter - Spring classes at Centennial Art Center or Bellevue Community Center.

Registration starts Tuesday, November 16, from 8 am to 8 pm, at Centennial Art Center.

Classes start January 10.

We are adding new classes, and some of those include:

- Josh Wagner's new (all level - beginners to advanced) pottery classes at Bellevue on Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm).

- Tiffany Warner's new advanced potters' "Open Studio" at Bellevue on Mondays (10 am - 2 pm). (She will also continue to offer her Wednesday morning Bellevue pottery class and Thursday morning and afternoon Art Center pottery classes.)

- Popular local artist and Centennial Art Center gallery exhibitor, Roberta Winnett Harrison, joins our teaching staff to offer a Wednesday evening painting class (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm). Check out her unique style on: and

- Semi Abidi will teach the fascinating art of Henna Body Painting on Monday evenings, (5 pm - 7 pm)

Lena Lucas and our popular teachers Harry Denson, Wanda Ellis, Hazel King, Barbara Rembert, Darlene Shadden and Kathy Tupper will also be returning to teach in 2011.

Contact for schedule for the rest of our class offerings and more registration information.

Metro Parks' Centennial Art Center
PH (615) 862-8442

Artist Grants: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Application Form

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation‘s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation‘s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Application Guidelines
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Grant Restrictions
The Foundation does not accept applications from artists whose work falls primarily within these categories: commercial art, photography, video art, film, craft, computer generated or digital art. The Foundation does not make grants to students or fund academic study.

The Foundation does not make grants to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or to pay for the costs of installations, commissions or projects ordered by others.

Selection Process
The Officers and Directors are advised in the selection process by a distinguished Committee of Selection comprised of recognized specialists in the fields of the Foundation‘s concern. Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and images of current work. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. All completed applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. If further information is required after the completed application has been received, the artist will be contacted directly by the staff. Further information including financial data may be requested at any time during the review process. The application process could take from nine months to a year.

Reapplication Procedure
Applicants may reapply to the Foundation. All reapplicants must send images of work not previously submitted. The procedure requires that grantees who reapply must wait 12 months from the end of their grant period. Reapplicants who were previously declined must wait at least 12 months from the date of their application letter to reapply. The 12-month waiting period may be waived for reapplicants applying under emergency circumstances.

Past recipients of our grants should understand that the Foundation does not wish to become an instrument of extended or permanent support for particular individuals. Recipients who reapply must have either circumstances so changed as to warrant further support or have a genuine emergency situation.

How to Apply
Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. Please do not send application forms by fax or e-mail.

A crucial part of the application process is based on the Committee of Selection’s review of each artist’s images. The Foundation urges artists to send the highest quality images of their work. It is recommended that while representative examples of your work over a period of years may be included, it is important to emphasize your most recent creative effort. The Foundation will only accept images completed within the past ten years.

Artists interested in obtaining application forms and an informational brochure on the application procedure can download the forms by using the links at left or below:

Application Form

Please address any questions to the Foundation at:

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
863 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10075
Telephone: (212) 517-5400
Fax: (212) 288-2836

Regional Call-to-Artists, McCabe Park - public art. Deadline: Dec 17, 2010

REGIONAL Call to Artists - Request for Qualifications
Nashville, TN

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2010, 3 p.m.. Central Standard Time
Project Budget: $50,000

Metro Nashville Arts Commission seeks proposals from interested artists to design, fabricate and install an artwork at McCabe Park near its new Community Center in summer 2011.
The complete call to artists / RFQ including a location map and other related images, is available on MNAC's website at

Teri McElhaney Alea
Public Art Project Manager
Metro Nashville Arts Commission

physical address:
800 2nd Ave. South, 4th Flr.
Nashville, TN 37210-2008

mailing address:
PO Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300

Friday, November 12, 2010

Call for Artists: Untitled FROZEN STIFF Show - Dec 17, 2010. Deadline Dec 5

Join Untitled, Nashville's longest running uncensored & unjuried artist run group!


Friday, December 17, 2010
LOCATION: Corsair Artisan Distillery (Old Yazoo location)

Learn more about untitled here:

Visit our website and click on the link to take the survey (registration) on the Participate page.
It is $15 per artist. There are various ways to pay, all outlined on the website.
In addition to the main exhibit, we will be offering the small works opportunity for this show as well. See the website for more info.

Untitled is open to ALL artists at ALL levels and ALL media.

November 24: Deadline for Press Images
December 1: Last chance to pay at a meeting
December 3: Payment must be Postmarked by today
December 5: Registration and Paypal Option ends at midnight
December 8: Last Meeting before Show (ready to hang review?)
December 15: Art Drop Off 6pm-7:30pm
December 16: Installation 9-7pm
December 17: Untitled Art Show 6-10pm
December 18: Clean up 10am to 1pm

Part of Untitled's mission is to give you the opportunity to learn how to make an art show happen. Many people have used this experience to develop their own exhibits as well as manage and own gallery spaces. And it's always a great resume boost.
We are always in need of volunteers willing to learn and be a part of the magic that makes Untitled happen.
Come to a meeting or email us if you would like to learn more.
Check out our volunteer guide:


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Call for Vendors - Nashville Paw Magazine holiday show - Dec 12

Nashville Paw Magazine is hosting a holiday extravaganza on December
12th, at Loew's Vanderbilt Hotel. They are expecting a huge crowd, and
are hoping to have artist/craft people joing the fun. The event is
advertised with a full page ad in both the current issue and upcoming
holiday issue of Nashville Paw Magazine, as well as the two weeks
leading up to the event in the Green Hills News, distributed to
readers in Green Hills, Belle Meade and Bellevue.

We have extended our deadline it a couple of days to allow for a few
more vendors. Please feel free, if you have a moment, to share with
the creative community.

The vendor details and application may be downloaded as a PDF file

Watercolor workshop - Murfreesboro

Moxie Art Supply and Studio School in downtown Murfreesboro will be hosting a watercolor workshop for the beginner and intermediate watercolorist. For more info and to reserve a seat call 615-849-1131.

Vendors for Holiday Craft Market - Casa dei Montessori - Nov 20

Casa dei Montessori is having a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 20th from 10am to 4pm. We still have a few spaces left for quality artists. Booth fee is only $30 and goes to fund our growing music program. Please send inquiries to Mollie @ or you may call the school @ 673-8000 with questions.


Saturday November 13, 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday November 14, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre
"Old Fall School" Building
1130 8th Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

Jewelry Making with Katherine Ratliff
Sat 3 to 6pm
Sun 1 to 3pm $10 per item of jewelry made

Workshops: There are two featured Speakers for the workshops. On Saturday at 1pm Michael McBride will be doing the workshop. This workshop is FREE.
Saturday: 1.00 to 3.00pm
Creating a Successful Art Career. Michael will discuss using different media, film, collaboration with other artists and education to create a big impact with your art.

Pomm Hepner is doing this workshop series on Sun. The cost is $25 dollars and includes the L.Ron Hubbard Book "Problems of Work"
Sunday: 1:00 pm
Promoting Yourself as an Artist (FREE)
Sunday: 3:00 pm
Empowering Yourself and Your Creative Ability

The "ARTLIGHTENMENT" exhibit is FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is for all AGES. The workshops are for all artists attending the show as well as visiting artists, musicians,actors, people in the creative fields, or any person wanting to improve their career or start a new one. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Call for Artists: 5th Annual Art Fusion Festival - Franklin, Williamson County


5th Annual
Visual, Performing &
Culinary Arts Festival

Applications are now being accepted at


June 3, 2011, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June 4, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Factory @ Franklin
Liberty Hall
230 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37064

To learn more, please visit

Free Artists' Forum @ Frist - Nov 12 - Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté

Artist's Forum featuring Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté
Friday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.
Rechter Room, FREE
Join regional artists Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté as they discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be part of the dialogue about the artistic process.

About the Artists:

Kristina Arnold
Arnold was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, and received a degree in community health from Brown University. After five years she returned to her first love and pursued her MFA in painting from the University of Tennessee. She now serves on the faculty of Western Kentucky University’s Art Department where she teaches and serves as the Gallery Director.

Arnold’s current work draws conceptually from her former background and interest in public health. As primarily an installation artist, her work often fills the space of a large room. She considers these works walk-in paintings; by suspending matrices of cells, neurons, and tissues in her installations, she creates fabricated environments that envelop the viewer in the biological microcosm of the body. Learn more about Kristina Arnold.

Derek Coté
As a former explorer, frustrated architect, and aspiring social examiner, Derek Coté, who was born in Québec, Canada, and currently resides in Nashville, studied at Western Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received his BFA and MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media respectively.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Scope Art Fair in New York and Miami, and many others. He will be an Artist-in-Residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art during the summer of 2011. Learn more about Derek Coté.

Free Lecture Series @ Frist Nov 11, 18, Dec 2

The Janet and Jim Ayers & Marlene and Spencer Hays Lecture Series continues
“From the Bastille to the Commune: France’s Long Nineteenth Century”
Thursday, November 11, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Free; First come, first served

Michael Bess, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will explore the succession of revolutions that marked France’s history: 1789, 1830, 1848, and 1871; the gradual spread of industrialization and capitalist enterprise, along with the concomitant rise of bourgeois society; the Weber thesis about the slow consolidation of national identity; neoclassicism and romanticism in culture and the arts; international politics and war; and finally, the trauma of the 1871 Paris Commune.

Learn more about the remaining lectures in this series:
Thursday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
“Painters of ‘La Vie Moderne’ ”

Thursday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.
“Cézanne, Zola, and the Outcast Impressionists”

Call for artists & crafters & vintage - Nashville Handmade

We are having a craft fair in Nashville on 11/21/2010.

Sunday, November 21 · 2:00pm - 6:00pm

LocationHarris-Hillman School
1706 26th Avenue
Nashville, TN

The fee is $25 to participate, and if you make handmade items, or are
a vintage seller, please contact us!!

Participate in a Community Christmas Tree Project - Talula Gallery

Participate in a Community Christmas Tree Project

Talula Gallery invites you to participate in our community Christmas
Our holiday show is “These are a Few of My Greenest Things” and we
want to dedicate our tree to this theme while inviting anyone of any
age to participate.

We have an 8 foot wooden, tripod like structure built that we will be
attaching “branches” to that are created from recycled pieces of
donated wood. Each participant will be given a piece of wood and ask
to decorate it as they would like. Any medium is welcome and the piece
can be altered in any way that you choose. This is a great thing for
families and/or organizations to do together. The pieces will then be
attached and our “lighting of the community tree” will take place
during our open house on Saturday, December 4th at 3pm.

All branches will be for sale for $49 each. Thirty dollars of each
sale will go back to the artist or can be donated to East Can or
Friends of Shelby Bottom for the holidays.

Branches can be picked up at Talula, starting Friday, Nov. 12, during
regular business hours or by appointment. All branches should be
returned to Talula by November 28th.

We hope that you will be a part of our first annual Community
Christmas Tree!

Talula Gallery
114 B South 11th St.
East Nashville (in the same house as Pied Piper Ice Cream)

3-6pm Tues-Fri
12-6 Sat.
1-5 Sun

Call for Artists & Artisans! Tennessee Artisan Market at The Renaissance Center

Call for Artists & Artisans!

Tennessee Artisan Market at The Renaissance Center

Calling all professional artists and artisans for a new and exciting retail store, the Tennessee Artisan Market at The Renaissance Center. The retail gallery will feature art and fine crafts from across Tennessee on consignment and will include an online retail store and multimedia features on participating artists. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 4th, 2010.

Artists interested in participating, or for more information, contact: LeAnn Polk, Events Coordinator, at or 615-740-5503.

The Rernaissance Center is a fine arts, performing arts, technology and education center located 30 minutes southwest of Nashville, TN. The state-of-the art facility includes several galleries, performance theaters, the CyberSphere Digital Theater, art studios, classrooms, lecture and meeting spaces and the new Tennessee Artisan Market.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Call for Poster Designs Untitled's Winter Show 2010: Deadline: Nov 17

Call for Poster Designs

Untitled's Winter Show 2010: FROZEN STIFF
DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at 7:30pm at the weekly meeting. DESIGNER TASKS: see below

Do you want to design the poster for the next Untitled show? Here’s how it works…

Before each show, artists bring posters to a meeting and those who attend the meeting vote for the design they like the most.
The chosen poster design will be printed and distributed/hung all over town as well as posted on the internet as the official poster for the show, including the Untitled website, social networking sites, in numerous emails, press releases, show invites and wherever else Untitled artists would like to post the image to promote the show. A link will be added to your personal website or portfolio on the Untitled website and in promotional emails.

What to Bring

A printout of your design. It helps to have it printed in the final size but it’s not necessary. Just be sure that everyone will be able to see the image and get the idea of how it will be formatted for printing. It also helps to have most or all of the required text and images on the design. If we do not have a location confirmed, just add some text like “Cool Venue 123 Main Street”.

If you can’t make the meeting but want to design a poster for consideration, have a friend bring it if possible.


Digital, drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, etc. The design should leave room for important text & images about the event. The final file will need to be ready for printing. Please see requirements below.
Artists may collaborate as well. If you are an artist with an image but no graphic design skills, you will need to hook up with a designer who can format your image for printing and include the necessary information.


Posters can be full color or not, up to 11″x17”. Please keep in mind that we also print small postcard size fliers. The design will need to be scalable to a postcard size and readable or redesigned with text that is readable. The designer is also responsible for designing a flyer. For printing purposes, it is definitely easiest to work with the 11×17 inch sized poster files.

Important Text and Images to Include
  1. Show Title- FROZEN STIFF
  2. The Untitled Logo – Prominently displayed, undistorted and at least 3 inches long (download here: What do we mean by undistorted? When you resize the logo (you should be going smaller not bigger by the way), keep the proportions the same and do not stretch the logo out by either width or height.
  3. Show & Year (ex. Winter Show 2010)
  4. Show date: December 17
  5. 6 – 10 pm
  6. Free
  7. One-Night-Only
  8. Slogan - uncensored art for unlimited audiences
  9. Venue Name or Logo(undistorted) - TBA
  10. Venue Address - TBA
  11. Website Address – (easily legible)
  12. Sponsor Logos, DJ and Other Info
    Please leave some room for additional small logos (if we have sponsors confirmed before printing).
File Requirements and Suggestions

In order to send a file to a printer to be printed, it is best to use these guidelines for easy printing of your awesome design. These are just some basic suggestions for getting started.

  1. Start by building your file in CMYK (not RGB) (color mode)
  2. Build your file at 300 DPI (resolution)
  3. Don’t use 4/c black – because it makes the black so rich – that when printed it won’t look that rich
  4. Start your file size at the largest size to be printed (for example: 11×17 inches)
  5. Save your file for printing in PDF – CMYK
Past Posters

Need some inspiration?
Here is a link to our flickr group for examples of past posters:

Other Things You Need to Know

You can put the required text and images in whatever order, font and configuration you like. Please be sure any logos are not skewed when resizing.

Before printing, the final draft will be approved by PR chair and board members. Untitled reserves the right to request a designer to change the layout of the design or text style to effectively communicate the message of the poster to a viewer.

The final draft will need to be ready the week it is chosen to be sent with the press release.

Artists are welcome and encouraged to design, print & distribute their own posters or promotional items for the show. Untitled will only pay for printing of the chosen design.

Poster Designer Tasks
  1. Create coordinating poster and flier designs for review by PR committee
    (Note that flier may need to be redesigned (ie text reconfigured or enlarged or image cropped))
    Flier should be postcard size or about 4×5 inches (4 per 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper)
  2. Send for review to – low resolution
  3. Edit designs per input from committee
  4. Create press-ready, high resolution files for printer. See guidelines above
  5. Send to or contact for alternative email address for large files (over 5mb). May need to send files to printer directly. Communicate with PR chair about this

Call for Artists - Artists In Nashville - deadline Nov 7

Open Call for November 13 Art Show (8th Ave. So., Nashville)

Artists In Nashville will hold its final art show of 2010 on Saturday, November 13 at Classic Modern, 2116 8th Ave. So., Nashville.

"Art Party" is an (almost) monthly event that includes great art, live music, wine and appetizers and a silent auction to benefit Nashville flood relief.

If you would like to participate in our last event of the year, go to and click the link that says "We are currently accepting applications for November Art Party" or send an email to

Entry fee is $35 for a 6 x 6 foot wall space. Event runs from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Deadline for entry is Saturday, November 7.

CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS: Georgetown College Art Galleries. Deadline: 12-1-10

CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS: Georgetown College Art Galleries

Georgetown College will review proposals for exhibitions in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery and the Cochenour Gallery. Exhibitions are scheduled for 1-3 months. Group and solo exhibitions are possible and all media will be considered. Georgetown College encourages exhibiting artists to give talks and/or critiques for students. For more information about Georgetown College Art Galleries, please visit:

To submit a proposal, please provide up to 15 digital images; image list with title, media, dimensions, and date for each work; resume; and artist statement. Information can be sent by postal mail to: Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections, 400 E. College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324. Or, submit via e-mail to: with "Call for Artists" in the subject line. For packets sent by postal mail, please include your e-mail address as well as a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like materials returned.

December 1 – submission receipt deadline
January 15 – results e-mailed to artists

Artist Talk at gallery F. - Tues, Nov 16

ARTIST TALK Nov 16, 7p
Free & Open To The Public

THE EXHIBIT This extraordinary show features the work of artists who have had experiences with mental illness, including a psychiatrist who has worked with the mentally ill. It leads to the question: How would art be different today if surrealist artists like Max Ernst, Paul Klee and André Breton had not been inspired by the art of psychiatric patients ninety years ago?

The magazine Raw Vision describes "visionary" or outsider artists as artists who invent their own forms and techniques and create private worlds. The art brut in this show is not made to please the desires of the viewer, but meant as a tool to fulfill the artists raw desire for self-expression through art. The paintings, drawings, installations, sculptures, text and video invite the viewer into other worlds.

THE ARTISTS Laura Hudson, Geraldine Kuttab, Cindy Buchanan, Sunny Boy Whitfield,
Robert White, Thaddeus Tekell, Ron Bass, Hans Vorbusch and special guests.

THROUGH Jan 22, 2011

GALLERY HOURS 9a to 6p Tuesday-Friday ~ 9a to 4p Saturday-Sunday (Closed Mondays)

1000 19th Ave. S. (corner of Grand Ave. and 19th Ave. S.)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Call for Artist Donations: Gifted Energy Art Benefit - Nov 20, 2010

Gifted Energy – Art Benefit
November 20th 1pm to 6 pm
Art Auction to conclude at 5:30

Artists are donating their gifts of art to support Mimi’s Fund, which directly subsidized the utility costs in our senior and special needs living centers.

We are asking for a donation of one piece of art to go into the silent auction. Artists keep profit on whatever else they sell, and can donate to the benefit at their discretion.
Anyone interested can contact Kim or Kiki at WCO at 833-9580 if you would like to participate or donate a piece to the auction.

Billups Art Building
108-C Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Cost $10.00 Min Donation