Monday, December 12, 2011

Deadline EXTENDED-E​xcellence in Printmakin​g - Dec 17, 2011

Deadline for Excellence in Printmaking has been extended to Saturday, December 17. 

Excellence in Printmaking 2012 Call for Entries
Open to MFA and BFA candidates with a focus in printmaking at institutions in the greater mid-Atlantic. 
Juried by Joann Moser, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

First Prize: $500 Cash Award and a 1 year guest subscription to the Washington Print Club Quarterly
Second Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Plaza Art Supplies and 1 year guest subscription to the Washington Print Club Quarterly 
Third Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to Plaza Art Supplies and 1 year guest subscription to the Washington Print Club Quarterly


Entries are due December 17-fully online entry process!  Exhibition is in February.  Full details can be seen at our website or by downloading our prospectus. 
www.washingtonprintmakers.com

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School's Holiday Light Up - 12-18-11

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School's Holiday Light Up

Sunday, December 18, 2011
6:00pm until 9:00pm.
5 Spot in East Nashville

Ho-ho-hoes! The next installment of Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School is almost here! Sharpen your pencils, make your drinks, check them twice, and be as naughty as you wanna be! The lovely Ms Ava Doll will be our model for this holiday shindig, so head over the river and into the hood in good old Eastus Nastius at The always chic 5 Spot and join us for a drunk mall Santa kind of good time!
$10 to draw, $5 for pervert elves, and, as always, Nicole Kidman gets in for free. Spread the word, pass along an invite and we hope to see you there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/270543176327218/

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Call for Artists fEASTival Nashville - EARLY BIRD PRICING ends DEC 16! MAY 2012

UPDATE!!

EARLY BIRD PRICING ends DEC 16!

fEASTival Nashville is looking for interesting and exciting artists in the greater Nashville area and beyond! fEASTival Nashville thrives on creativity and giving artists a place to showcase their work in a fun, laid back environment. All types of art are accepted so bring it on! We look forward to hearing from you!

fEASTival Nashville is a celebration of independent culture in East Nashville. We look for the exciting, interesting and maybe even a little offbeat, after all those are the very things that make East Nashville what it is today!

East Nashville has emerged to become a viable, growing part of the city of Nashville in the past ten years. The landscape, businesses and the people have created a growing community of music, arts and individuals who support and sustain their local community.

fEASTival is a concept that will bring together ground-breaking national musicians and artists and combine them with Nashville’s most respected local musicians, artists and restaurants.

DATES
Saturday, May 19, 2011 / 12:00PM-11:00PM

DEADLINES

See the following link to the art application which has all the deadline and pricing information to reserve a booth at the festival.
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=1N31M8NVtjgY6gDVlu-FwJxspcoPZCasLnyMYvu-JoULrKY79V4Ed8EgOSSL4&hl=en_US

LOCATION

East Park, Nashville, Tennnessee

ADDITIONAL INFO

fEASTival Nashville saw over 8,000 people attend the inaugural year of the festival in 2011. With a great response, amazing press and great reviews we are expecting an even larger turn out in 2012! Don't miss your chance to showcase your art to an estimated crowd of over 10,000!

CONTACT INFO

fEASTival Nashville
Julie Trull
feastival.nashville@gmail.com

Pictures from last year's event are posted on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/fEASTivalNashville

Watkins Community Education Program - Registration OPEN! Spring 2012

Watkins Community Education Program - Registration OPEN! Spring 2012
http://www.watkins.edu/community

Visit the website to download the Spring 2012 catalog.
The Community Education Program at Watkins sets the stage for people of all ages to learn the process of creating art in a variety of fascinating media. Classes, taught by talented practicing artists, help students gain an understanding of their chosen medium. Emphasis is placed on both the finished product and the process of thinking, designing, communicating and creating.
  Youth are introduced to art fundamentals through drawing, painting, working with clay and other techniques. Teens learn about past and present artists while expanding upon their artistic skills. Youth and teens programs include Saturday Classes in the fall and spring semesters. In the summer students can join our Summer of the Arts program which is offered 4 different weeks throughout the summer months. In addition, for teens we offer weekly After School Classes as well as the Pre-College Program, a three-week summer program for highly motivated high school students to experience the life and culture of art college.

Adults have the opportunity to explore areas of specific interest, allowing their creative voice to finally be heard. Classes and workshops are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Free Admission on Mondays @ Frist w/ donation to Second Harvest. Nov - Dec 2011

Free Admission on Mondays @ Frist w/ donation to Second Harvest. Nov - Dec 2011
November 3–December 26, 2011 | Happenings
Bring Donation for Second Harvest Food Bank -- Receive FREE Admission on Mondays

In what has become a holiday tradition at the Frist Center, visitors bringing non-perishable food items to the Frist Center on Mondays in November and December receive free admission to the Frist Center’s galleries. The items most needed by Second Harvest are peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal.
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.  Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide and also a member of Feeding America - The Nation’s Food Bank Network.  Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 400 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org.
http://fristcenter.org/calendar-exhibitions/detail/bring-donation-for-second-harvest-food-bank-receive-free-admission-on-monda

Art Making in the Lobby: Mummy Mask Making @ Frist. FREE. Nov-Dec 2011

Frist
December 8, 2011 – 6:00 pm | Family Activity
Art Making in the Lobby: Mummy Mask Making
FREE
Thursday and Friday evenings from November 1 through December 30, visitors are invited to create masks in the Grand Lobby using various materials and inspiration from To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum, an exhibition of 119 objects that demonstrate the ancient Egyptian belief system regarding preparation for the life after death on view in the Ingram Gallery through January 8, 2012.
Through mask making, guests can imitate the opulence sought by ancient Egyptians of all economic classes to ensure a better place in the afterlife. This art-making activity in the Grand Lobby is free and open to all visitors.
http://fristcenter.org/calendar-exhibitions/detail/art-making-in-the-lobby-mummy-mask-making

Adult Studio Workshop @ Frist: Exploring Encaustic Painting - Dec 8 2011

FristDecember 8, 2011 – 6:00 pm | Workshop
Adult Studio Workshop: Exploring Encaustic Painting
Guest artist: Stephanie Gerber-Darr

From Egyptian mummy portraits to collages by Jasper Johns, artists across time have used the luscious and adaptable medium of encaustic in a variety of ways. Encaustic paintings use the ancient technique of combining melted beeswax, resin, and pigments to create a surface that can be built up to make translucent and textured layers.  During this workshop participants will have the rare opportunity to view an encaustic mummy portrait in the exhibition To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum, and then have fun using a simplified version of the medium themselves. 
Location: Frist Center Studios
 $50 members/$75 non-members.  Cost includes all supplies and gallery admission.
 Advance registration required.  Please call               615.744.3355       to register.
Note: This is an introductory level class.  No prior experience is required.
http://fristcenter.org/calendar-exhibitions/detail/adult-studio-workshop-exploring-encaustic-painting

Profession​al Developmen​t- Art Enterprise Diploma - London College of Contemporary Arts

Profession​al Developmen​t- Art Enterprise Diploma - London College of Contemporary Arts
AED…Making Art Work
The Art Enterprise Diploma (AED), an exciting collaboration between the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) and the unique distance learning platform, InterActive, will equip students with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to enter the world of the arts and culture industries.
AED is suitable for students, artists and creative industry professionals across the globe, who seek the necessary business awareness that will allow their immediate access to a competitive international market.
Students who will attend the Art Enterprise Diploma will have the chance to explore a wide range of topics related to the identification of their own unique selling points, initiating collaboration, digital rights management, online digital distribution, and aspects of law which regularly affect artists, such as contract non-payment and copyright. The list of courses includes: Entrepreneurship, Technology & Media, Marketing, Events Management & Law, Communication Skills, and Personal Finance & Tax.
A proportion of the fees for this diploma will be donated to the Musicians Benevolent Fund, a unique charity which provides essential help to music professionals of all ages across a range of genres.
The diploma offers the tools required to give your artistic expression the edge in today's competitive environment.
For further information please visit the website:
http://www.studyinteractive.org/programmes/art-enterprise-diploma/about-aed/
or contact us at: info@lcca.org.uk

Monday, December 5, 2011

Centennial Art Center's visual arts classes - Registration open until Dec 15, 2011

Registration begins for Centennial Art Center's visual arts classes on Monday, December 5, between 8 AM and 8 PM, .

You may see the schedule online: http://www.nashville.gov/parks/classes/index.asp
Click on "Visual Arts."

Registration will continue through Thursday, December 15.

Then, starting on Friday, December 16, the Art Center will be closed for the Holiday Season, and will remain closed through Monday, January 2.

Classes begin on Tuesday, January 3, and class registration will resume at that time (for classes that still have openings).

Centennial Art Center: http://www.nashville.gov/parks/arts/cac.asp

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

''AMERICAN MADE'' OPEN CALL (THE FRONT) DEADLINE JANUARY 6 2012

Cadillac Tramp Designs in association with False Flag Art presents:

''AMERICAN MADE!''

We would like to invite you to submit your artwork for our new artist showcase happening at "THE FRONT" (1022A 4th Ave. South, Nashville, TN) on Friday, January the 13th, 2012 at 7 p.m.

As some you may or may not know, we have been working non-stop on our new gallery and studio ''THE FRONT" and it would be our honor for you to join us in ringing in the new year at our brand spankin' new venue!

For those of you who have shown with us in the past...YOU KNOW THE DEAL...But for those of you who are new to our growing underground movement, let me be the first to say that we will never censor, judge or take commission for work that you submit in our shows...The take is 100% yours!!

AMERICAN MADE IS NOT A THEMED SHOW but we do encourage everyone involed to get creative and show us your take on ''the present state of our fair country." All opinions, ideas and beliefs are welcome and we expect everyone involved to show respect to all subject matter that arises. And I repeat, this is NOT a meeting of politics, so please leave that shit at the door. If you cannot hold yourself in a respectable manner you WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE!!

Our submission process (as always) is very simple:

All participating artists WILL NOT PAY A COVER CHARGE but will be asked to pay $10 per piece at a three piece minimum with a maximum of 10 pieces entered. Any pieces that you would like to submit that exceed 36x36 in dimension will cost $15 per piece, while any pieces that exceed 72x72 in dimension will cost $30 per piece.

PLEASE PRESENT TO US ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ON THIS PROCESS...WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY CONCERNS THAT YOU MAY HAVE...As an added bonus for artists we would like to offer you a 4th free entry piece (under 36x36) if you post our "American Made" flyer as your Facebook profile picture for four weeks!

Deadline for submissions will be January 6th, and all submissions will be processed on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis! please send in samples of your work for consideration and You can submit your payments at the following link: www.thefrontnashville.com/#!for-artists

ALL CASH SUBMISSIONS MUST BE PAID IN PERSON BEFORE THE JANUARY 6TH DEADLINE!

There will be a cover charge for this event of $5 per person (artists excluded) and THIS IS NOT A BYOB EVENT, drinks and food will be served along with LIVE ART, VIDEO ART AND MUSIC for your entertainment...This is an 18+ event and all IDs will be checked at the door...DOORS OPEN AT 7PM SHARP!!

Lastly, we are also excited to announce that this event will be a part of a documentary on the underground Nashville art scene...SO BE PREPARED TO BE ON CAMERA!!!

As we have said before, please do not hesitate to ask us any questions on what has been presented above.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU ART FARTS OUT ON THE 13TH FOR A NIGHT OF TRUE CELEBRATION AND SUPPORT FOR NASHVILLE ARTISTS!!!

Sincerely,

Skip Pollock - Owner/operator, Cadillac Tramp Designs

Katy Fischer - Owner/operator, False Flag Art

Art Design Contest ($300) for 2012 Greeting Card Fundraiser

The Phoenix Club of Nashville, a local non-profit that supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, is currently seeking artists to participate in our annual holiday greeting card fundraiser. This campaign relies on donated work from local artists that capture the spirit of the holiday and/or our city. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.


Last year’s campaign raised over $50,000. In addition to supporting a worthy cause, our artists receive favorable publicity and exposure. Each card will have the particular artist's citation (logo, website, trademark, company or school) as they want it to appear. In addition, the artists' work will be displayed on our website, which shall include the citation and an artist's bio. The artist will receive visibility with the clients and friends of our charitable customers (leading corporations, banks, and marketing, public relations, and law firms). We typically sell 30,000 to 40,000 units per year.                                                                                                                                     

If you are interested, please submit your artwork to me by January 31, 2012 at jtmeador12(at)hotmail(dot)com. Let me know if you have any interest or questions.  


View our current Greeting Card Campaign online here. If you decide to purchase cards this year for your friends or family please list Todd Meador as the referrer on the form.



Deadline to Submit Artwork:  Finalists will be chosen January 31, 2012.



Benefits of Helping:

·         Help children of the Boys and Girls Clubs

·         Exposure for yourself, company or school

·         Publishing opportunity (if you are a student)

·         Chance to win $300



Contest Details:

Up to nine designs by local artists will be selected to be published. The Phoenix Club calls on businesses locally and some businesses nationally to sell the greeting cards. The designer of the card that sells the most will receive $300. You are not required to sell the cards yourself although we appreciate any sales you may be able to point in our direction.





Design Options:

·         City of Nashville

·         Nashville during the holiday season

·         Holiday images such as a snowman, presents, Santa, ornaments, etc.

·         We only need the design for the front of the card (we will write the content for the inside of the card)


Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit call to artists Deadline: Feb 21 2012

Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit call to artists



Please view our 2009, 2010, and 2011 exhibit at: www.dogwoodregionalfineartsexhibit.blogspot.com
   

The Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibition is now accepting submissions for the 2012 exhibit.



Artists from within a radius of 300 miles of Knoxville, TN may enter.

Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by

Terri Jordan, curator of the Carksville Custom House Museum in Clarksville, TN. Virtually NO SIZE restrictions

                                    Awards:                                               

Cash awards totaling $4,000.00 will be presented at the exhibit’s reception on April 6th, 2012.

Best in Show- $2,000.00, $1,000.00 Merit, $500.00 Merit, and two $250.00 Merit awards.

 All awards are designated by juror and are final.

Our venue this year is the massive Emporium Center for the Arts at 100 Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

The renovated, historic building is the hub of the downtown arts community, and has over 4,000 feet

of gallery space on two over-looking floors.


The exhibit will run from April 6-30, 2012. Deadline for entry is February 21, 2012.


Please visit www.dogwoodarts.com to view the prospectus.



We have on-line submitting this year, and it is easy!

(You can also contact us if you have questions, and we will guide you through it.)

artUP Call for Entry!


Britten is a creative services organization that specializes in putting "art up" for over 6,000+ clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Through artUP – we want to connect these clients with all kinds of artists in order to initiate unique, creative opportunities. We will do that by putting each entry in the online Artist Marketplace, where Britten clients can view and purchase work for their own individual needs. Hopefully, through artUP, we will create a giant stock library of original creative work. This will benefit not only us and our clients, but artists as well. If an entry from the Artist Marketplace is purchased and printed with Britten, we will pay THE ARTIST 10% of the order cost! Ie. If an invoice is for $300, the artist will get $30. If an invoice is for $3,000, the artist will receive $300!


This is besides the $15,000 Grand Prize and the display opportunities throughout the United States for 300 selected artists.


We truly believe that this is something that can benefit every kind of creative individual: students, teachers, professional artists, graphic designers, hobbyists… you name it. If you'd like, feel free to spread the word! Visit our website at artUP.BrittenBanners.com

For more information about Britten, the host organization, you can visit BrittenBanners.com.

Call for Artists! Untitled Winter Show ANTI-FREEZ​E - DEADLINE: DEC 4

Call for Artists! Untitled Winter Show ANTI-FREEZ​E - DEADLINE: DEC 4

Can’t wait to register for Untitled’s 2011 Winter Show, Anti-Freeze?! Well, you don’t have to wait any longer because REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

That’s right! Get your typing fingers ready to register for Untitled’s 2011 Winter Show, Anti-Freeze at Marathon Village.

How to register:
For a full description of how to register, go here. http://www.untitlednashville.org/participate/

1. Register online via the link above before midnight on December 4th.
2. Pay the $15 registration fee one of three ways: PayPal, via mail or at a meeting.  No commision is taken from the sale of artists' works.
3. PROMOTE! Share the poster, post on Facebook, and tell all of your friends and family you’re participating!
3. Bring your piece, ready to hang and with your name and title on it to drop-off Wednesday, December 7, at the venue from 6-7:30pm
4. Volunteer to help with the show and bring wine (or soft drinks) to drop-off.
5. Attend! Anti-Freeze is Friday, December 9, at Marathon Village from 6pm to 10pm

It’s that easy!

BONUS!
We will be giving away FIFTEEN (15!) Artist Prizes!! Thanks to these amazing sponsors!
Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School - Nashville (4) gift cards
Performance Studios Inc. - gift card
LIME TIGER STUDIO (3) gift cards
Jerry's Artarama Nashville- lots of art supplies about (6) prizes
Watkins Community Education Program- $100 gift card to take an adult class

Artist Prizes are given away near the end of the event and one must be present (and listen for their name to be called) to win. All participating artists' names are automatically included in the random drawing.


MORE ABOUT THE EVENT!

Nashville's UNTITLED Artists Group welcomes you to its 2011 Winter show "ANTI-FREEZE,” Friday, December 9 from 6 to 10 p.m.  This free, all-ages, one-night-only art eventwill take place at Marathon Village, located at 1305 Clinton Streetnear downtown Nashville. 

It’s timeto enjoy great art, cocktails, and fascinating people in a relaxednon-traditional environment and unique venue. Join Nashville’s emerging and innovative artistsfor the group’s last show of 2011. "ANTI-FREEZE” is the latest in a seriesof successful quarterly exhibitions that support artistic innovation and offeralternative visual art in non-traditional spaces.  Untitled charges no commission to exhibitingartists and offers the opportunity for patrons to view and purchase originalart by local artists.  Patrons may purchaseartwork by cash or check and may take their pieces home with them at 10 p.m.the evening of the show.

Untitled is excited topartner with historic MARATHON VILLAGEas the location of the winter show. ANTI-FREEZE will take place in the 3,000square foot event space located on the third floor with spectacular views ofthe Nashvilleskyline.
Serving as a model of adaptive reuse of historic structures, Marathon Villageis one of Nashville'smost creative communities -- with more than 45 tenants representing fine,commercial and performing arts.
The shuttered Marathon Factory was languishing in weeds and neglect when urbanvisionary Barry Lyle Walker recognized its potential and bought it in 1986. Walker has overseen development of his Marathon Villageinto a 4 block complex housing artists' and photographers' studios, offices,radio station, a fitness center, a gallery, Corsair Artisan Distillery andAntique Archaeology. The redevelopment of the 32,000 square ft. administrationoffice building/130,000 square ft. factory into commercial studio space is inits twenty-fifth year of continual renovation.
For more details and historical information, visit marathonvillage.com.  *

In addition to art bymany local veteran and emerging artists, complimentary drinks, and mingling,live performances are scheduled throughout the evening as well as music by DJ Get Better. Performers include: Blue Moves Modern Dance Company and UmbraA'Shadi.


Untitledwould like to thank the following sponsors for contributing participating artist prizes for the winter show: 
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art SchoolNashville, Performance Studios Inc., Lime Tiger Studio, Jerry's ArtaramaNashville, Watkins Community Education Program.

Untitledwould also like to thank these additional sponsors: 
Pastry Babies, Roc’s Bar-B-Que, CorsairArtisan Distillery, Specialty Ice Carvings


The Artist Deadline is December 4th. Visit untitlednashville.org to register.


ABOUT UNTITLED

UNTITLED Nashville has introduced new artists to the communitysince 1991, is comprised of several hundred artists, and has left an indeliblestamp on the burgeoning Nashvilleart scene. UNTITLED members include staff and exhibiting artists fromZeitgeist, Plowhaus, Twist Gallery, The Rymer Gallery, The Showroom, MIRGallery, Estel Gallery, Studio 83, and Blend Studio. UNTITLED members alsoinclude art faculty, students, and graduates from Watkins College of Art andDesign, Belmont University,Vanderbilt University,Nossi College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, LipscombUniversity, TSU, Fisk University,MTSU and many other fine institutions.

UNTITLED isa non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists, reaching new artaudiences, and offering alternative visual arts experiences in the Nashvillecommunity. The group's meetings and shows provide opportunities for artists toconnect, collaborate and learn from each other. All artists, at all levels andin all media are invited to attend weekly meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.and participate in quarterly exhibitions. New artists are highly encouraged to show! For more information aboutthis show and the Untitled Artist Group and its programs to support and promotethe visual arts, please visit our website at www.untitlednashville.org or emailus at info@untitlednashville.org.

* Please note that Marathon Villageis a historical building and the event space is currently not handicapaccessible.  Please submit any questionsor concerns to info@untitlednashville.org.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Community Education OPEN HOUSE! at Watkins Dec 3 2011

Community Education OPEN HOUSE! at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Saturday, December 3 · 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Watkins Community Education Program
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee

Join us for an afternoon of FREE art activities and hands on demonstrations. Activities & demos will be lead by our fine instructors, and will offer a preview of our spring program! Craftville will lead felting and decoupage, Jennifer Leach will lead a screen printing activity, Sam Meador will demo sewing techniques, Annie Herlocker will lead a paper marbling activity, and there's more. More than there is room to type!
PS. Vendor booths and refreshments are part the festivities, too!

Experienced Picture Framer Needed - Jerry's Artarama Nashville

EXPERIENCED PICTURE FRAMER NEEDED - Jerry's Artarama Nashville
  Jerry's  Artarama Nashville is seeking  an experienced picture framer for our busy, high volume frame shop. The ideal  candidate should have excellent people skills and knowledge of art, color  design, sale and production. Computer knowledge and familiarity with Wizard and Lifesaver framing programs a plus.

Jerry's Artarama - Nashville
5361 Mount View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
 P) 615-731-5901

STORE HOURS:
Monday to Saturday
10am to 6pm
Sunday
12 to 6pm 

FRAME SHOP HOURS:
Tuesday to Saturday 
 10am to 6pm

Oil Painting Demo & Workshop at Jerry's Artarama Nashville. Nov 18,19 2011

Oil Painting Demo & Workshop at Jerry's Artarama Nashville. Nov 18,19 2011

Nashville's own, Sam Flegal will be hosting an oil painting demo and workshop at the store November 18th and 19th!

-On Friday, November 18th from 2-4pm, Sam will be doing an oil painting demo which will be FREE to attendees.
-On Saturday, November 19th from 10am-5pm, Sam will host an all day oil painting workshop. The cost is $50 plus cost of 11x14 hardbord.

**Come by Jerry's Artarama to purchase your hardbord beforehand. Sam will take the hardbord and prep it before the class on Saturday so you can be ready to dive right in!!!
Jerry's Artarama - Nashville
5361 Mount View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
 P) 615-731-5901

STORE HOURS:
Monday to Saturday
10am to 6pm
Sunday
12 to 6pm

Artemio Rodriguez 11/17/11 Visiting Artist Reception & Lecture @ Watkins

Artemio Rodriguez 11/17/11 Visiting Artist Reception & Lecture @ Watkins

Artemio Rodriguez Kicks Off Visiting Artists Series

Mexican printmaker offers free lecture November 17

(November 4, 2011)

Artemio Rodriguez, a contemporary artist whose bold black-and-white graphic works are rooted in the long tradition of Mexican printmaking, will launch the 2011-12 Watkins Visiting Artists Series on Thursday, November 17, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.  A reception will begin at 6 p.m., with a lecture following at 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins Theater; the artist will be available to sign prints and books after the presentation.  The event is free and the public is invited.

Mr. Rodriguez, who recently relocated back to his hometown in Mexico after living in Los Angeles for many years, is well known on both sides of the border for imagery that extends humor and political commentary to the present day with a high degree of imaginative transformation.  Through work based on historical texts as well as his own highly original relief prints, he has begun to transgress the printmaking genre by moving his distinctive visual style into unexpected locales and media.

Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in MetroCenter; free parking is available in the campus lot.  For more information, visit Watkins.edu or call               615-383-4848      .

About the Artist

Artemio Rodriguez was born in Tacámbaro, Michoacán, Mexico, and studied agronomy at the Universidad Autonomo Chapingo.  He was introduced to art when he apprenticed and learned letterpress printing from Juan Pasco, a master print maker working out of the Taller Martín Pescador near Rodriguez’s hometown. As a printmaker who works primarily in black and white, Rodriguez’s signature style emphasizes simplicity and clarity. European medieval woodcuts and the great Mexican print artists such as Jose Guadalupe Posada have been influential in Rodriguez’s printmaking career. Though comfortable working in a wide variety of artistic media — he has departed at times from paper to apply his imagery on cars and even skateboards — Rodriguez regards his ten years as a printmaker as the beginning of a long quest. His larger goal is to keep exploring and promoting printmaking until he feels he has contributed something important to the medium. He fully expects this to take a lifetime. In 2002 he founded La Mano Press in Los Angeles, an artist-run center dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of printmaking. Rodriguez’s work has been featured in galleries in the United States and Mexico. He has also illustrated and published several books.

The Watkins Visiting Artists Series is an annual year-long program which welcomes nationally and internationally recognized fine artists, designers, filmmakers, educators and critics to the campus and the community.  Through the generous support of the Memorial Foundation, this year’s series expands last year's 125th anniversary series of three lectures by presenting four lectures in the Watkins Theater plus an exhibition in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery.

Below is the year’s full line-up, followed by details on each visiting artist:
 •January 26, 2012 – Natalia Almada, filmmaker
•February 9, 2012 – David Hilliard, photographer, in conjunction with Visiting Artist’s Exhibition
•March 29, 2012 – Harrell Fletcher, interdisciplinary artist
•April 26, 2012 – Alec Soth, photographer

The guest artists, whose work crosses many disciplinary boundaries, will give public presentations, sharing their expertise and perspectives on their careers and providing insight into current issues facing contemporary artists and designers, as well as meet with relevant classes in which they will conduct a workshop and/or critique student work.

Updates to specific times and programming for each artist’s visit will be posted to the Watkins website (Watkins.edu/VisitingArtistsSeries).

The Watkins Visiting Artists Series is made possible through a grant from the Memorial Foundation and is sponsored in part by Marché Artisan Foods.

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.


Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
                        2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228
                        phone: 615.383.4848 | fax: 615.383.4849
www.watkins.edu

Ned Kahn artist talk at Watkins - 11/15/11

Nashville Airport: Ned Kahn artist talk/recep​tion and dedication - 11/15/11

Watkins Hosts Ned Kahn Talk & Reception Nov. 15; 7pm
Watkins Theater
Event Celebrates Debut of Public Artwork 'Wind Reeds' at Nashville International Airport
(November 1)
 Artist Ned Kahn, who created the public large-scale art on Nashville International Airport’s (BNA) new rental car facility, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Theater.  A reception, sponsored by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission,  will follow the artist’s talk.  The event is free and open to the public.
“Ned Kahn’s talk will provide insight into his approach to art making and the meaning of being a public artist from an aesthetic, functional, social and community context,” said Ellen Meyer, president of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. “Presenting artist lectures is a significant part of our students’ education.”
The creation for BNA, titled “Wind Reeds,” features hundreds of hinged aluminum elements that sway in the wind, mimicking a grass-like effect. Kahn said his artwork suggests a landscape of wind-swept reeds.
•Artist Statement:  "One of the paradoxical properties of some of this wind sculpture is that it appears to become more detailed as you view them from a greater distance because the individual moving “pixels” merge into a seamless rendering of the hidden patterns of the wind. Even from a great distance, the proposed sculptures functions as a dynamic beacon for the airport. Similar to watching the wind blow through a field of tall grass or the wind playing on the surface of water, the artwork fosters a welcoming mood of contemplation and wonder. My hope is that the artwork will function as a register for the ever-changing wind and create a unique kinetic portal for Nashville that will remind people of the magic and mystery of the world that we live in."
“The Airport Authority is proud to include ‘Wind Reeds’ as a premier art piece for Nashville International Airport’s passengers, partners and employees,” said Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “The artwork will help deliver the Nashville Airports Experience to our travelers and meeters and greeters as they enter our facilities.”
Arts at the Airport, which provides public visual and musical arts to passengers and visitors of Nashville International and John C. Tune airports, selected Kahn to design and create a visual art element for the consolidated rental car facility at BNA. The new facility opened to the public Nov. 1.
“We’re excited the Arts at the Airport program is bringing another public art installation to Nashville and enhancing the arts community for our residents,” said Jennifer Cole, executive director of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.
The public dedication of "Wind Reeds" will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. in the consolidated rental car facility.
About Ned Kahn
 For the last 20 years, Ned Kahn has created large-scale public artworks that strive to increase people's awareness of natural phenomena. Using materials such as water, wind, fog and light, he has worked to create contemplative oases in urban environments, places where people can reconnect with the larger forces of nature. He is fascinated by blurring the boundaries between art, science, architecture and nature.
Mr. Kahn  began his career with the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco in the early 1980s, creating interactive sculptures that respond to forces in their environment.  Among his more than 40 major public art projects are “Wind Portal,” Bart Station, San Francisco International Airport; “Wind Silos,” International Trade Center Park Structure and North “Wind Veil,” Gateway Village, Charlotte, North Carolina; “Wind Leaves,” Milwaukee Waterfront. He works out of his studio in Sebastopol, CA.
 
Artwork
 For the Nashville International Airport project entitled “Wind Reeds,” Kahn was inspired by the idea of an artwork that suggests a landscape of wind-swept reeds that has been tilted into the vertical plane. In recent years, he has completed a series of artworks that reveal invisible forces in their sites by converting natural flow patterns, such as wind, into the pixelated motion of many small metal parts. He calls these artworks “detectors”, for they are analogous to the detectors on telescopes and other scientific instruments that reveal the effects of the invisible. The normally unseen patterns of the wind are complex and entrancing. The psychological effect is similar to watching a fire, waves on a lake or tall grasses swaying in the wind.
The Nashville project covers a portion of the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) with more than 500 hinged aluminum elements that sway in the wind like grasses. Suggestive of a vertical landscape of reeds, wind and air the artwork serves as a unique visual beacon for the airport. The surfaces of the metal panels capture color from the sky and surrounding environment, creating an ever-changing mosaic of sky and wind currents. The artwork is uniquely tied to the atmosphere and climate of Nashville, drawing its energy and animation directly from the moment-to-moment changing conditions of the local environment. The form and design of the artwork is also a unique response to the architectural context of the airport and the parking structure.
Arts at the Airport
 Working closely with the 15-member Arts at the Airport Foundation board, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority showcases the region’s visual and performing arts through its Arts at the Airport program, which receives some funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The award-winning Arts at the Airport program reviews and presents works by local, regional and national artists for the enjoyment and enrichment of Nashville International Airport’s and John C. Tune Airport’s passengers and visitors. In addition to visual art, Arts at the Airport includes music since it is an integral part of Nashville. The arts come alive with musical performances on stages throughout BNA’s passenger terminal.

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Nashville International Arts at the Airport, a (501c)(3) organization, receives funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission and other grant-giving organizations to provide a comprehensive art program in the terminal. For more information on Arts at the Airport and the current exhibitions at the airport, visit www.flynashville.com..

Call for Artists - 'Canvas the County' with Non-Traditional Gallery Shows (Williamson)

Call to Artists
 Help 'Canvas the County' with Non-Traditional Gallery Shows (Williamson)
http://www.artscouncilwc.org/membership-benefits
Call For Artists!   We're 'Canvassing the County'!

ACWC members and want to be members Call for Artists for the following:
1) Non-traditional galleries: Non-traditional gallery shows held on a quarterly bases.
•Show time frames February-April; May-July; August-October; November-January
•ACWC manages all sales 80% artist, 20% ACWC
•Artist is responsible for hanging and taking down their portion of the show and attending the artist's reception
•Current locations:
◦Chamber of Commerce Williamson County/Franklin
■Artist Reception, December 1, 11 am, 1164 Columbia Ave, Franklin
◦Williamson County Association of Realtors and Lehman & Lehman
■ Artist Reception, December 6, 5-7 pm,  1646 Westgate Circle,  Cool Springs
2) Franklin Art Scene: Be a part of the Franklin Art Scene the First Friday of the month.
•Alternative gallery location's are in need of an artist to showcase for the evening. ACWC is to recommend artists.  Interested in participating? If accepted, sales at show are 80% artist, 20% ACWC

3) Grid Row: Showcasing student artwork of professional artists at the Williamson County Public Library
•Are you a professional artist who is also teaching we need you and your student for Grid Row a monthly show case of students work at the Williamson County Public Library
For more information, call ACWC at               (615) 428-3845       or e-mail robinson@artscouncilwc.org.

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch - Williamson County. Pot Luck & ATC swap Nov 11 2011

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
November 2011

HOLIDAY PARTY !!

November 11
 11am - 1 pm

http://www.artscouncilwc.org/nov-11-holiday-party
Start the Holiday season with your fellow artists and join us for the
Arts Council of Williamson Country Brown Bag Lunch Holiday Party
at the Williamson County Public Library.

 Food & Drink
Pot-Luck Lunch. Bring something to share. We'll supply the paper goods and water.
Secret Santa
He is back and giving is his thing!! Bring a wrapped gift costing around $15.00, then during our Holiday Party, 'Santa' will hand out gifts to those who brought one. 
 Artist Trading Cards
A new activity we are trying this year for the party is doing some Artist Trading Cards. Prior to the holiday party you will make several original handmade artist cards in a format of 2.5" by 3.5 " and create your card. When we meet as a group at the holiday party you trade with other artist who made their own original cards. You walk away with a variety of other artist cards and your collection is underway. Plan on making 10-12 cards for the first ATC exchange during the holiday party.
2 Simple Rules:               1) ATC must be the size of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

                     2) You must trade your cards

Click here for artist examples
 http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=goodsearch-yhsif&va=artist+trading+cards

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

Art: Up Close & Personal-November 14 2011. Donna Rizzo- Dance & Ceramics

Art: Up Close & Personal-November 14 2011. Donna Rizzo- Dance & Ceramics

http://www.artscouncilwc.org/nov-14-donna-rizzo-1
Art: Up Close & Personal
Donna Rizzo
 Dance & Ceramics
November 14
 6 - 7:30 pm

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

In it's third year, the Arts Council is proud to present this evening series for 2011.
Some of the most renowned local artists will share an up-close and personal glimpse into their lives and their work.

Rizzo talks about her art direction, “After dancing all my life, I turned to clay. My choreographing, performing and teaching children have definitely had an impact on my clay world. The themes I used and characters I portrayed in dance are now finding themselves in my ceramic sculptures and functional pottery. Hopefully they reflect the love, joy and playfulness I find in making them.”

            She continues, “I work with clay at different temperatures using both electric and raku kilns. Each piece dictates how it will be fired and glazed. Most of my pieces move or suggest movement from rocking horse teapots to children swinging, dolls hanging, dresses evoking rhythms to southern churches illuminated by candlelight. My dance studio has now become a clay one, and you may find me there happily improvising and creating one of a kind pieces looking for homes.”

            Rizzo exhibits her work nationally through arts and crafts shows and galleries. In Nashville, her work can be seen at the Arts Company, Atelier, the Lequire Gallery, Art and Inventions Gallery and the Bryant Gallery. Her work is on permanent display at the Tennessee Arts Commission and her Rocking Horse Teapot received an honorary mention in the Biannual “Best of Tennessee Craft Show” at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

            Rizzo is a well-known dancer, choreographer and former co-director of the Tennessee Dance Theatre, an innovative company that performed throughout the United States and abroad. In recognition of her contributions in the field of dance, Rizzo received a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Award and the Governor’s Award in the Arts. She now works full-time as a studio clay artist, infusing her creations with the energy and spirit she once expressed through dance.

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  This series is underwritten in part by The Arts Build Communities program, which is funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


The lecture series is free and open to the public.
 Light refreshments will be served.


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Come mingle with some of the notable artists from our area and beyond.
 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January 10: Snowed out, rescheduled for August
 February 7: James Threalkill, painting
March 14: Mark Ivie, painting, model design, and sword choreography
 April 11: Shelley Snow, painting
 May 9: Rachael McCampbell, painting

Series resumes August 8

August 8: Alan Daigre, Furniture Maker & Hand Tool Craftsman
 September 12: Deborah Gall, painting
 October 10: Marcia Billig, public art and sculpture
 November 14: Donna Rizzo, dance and ceramics

The series is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.
 Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 428-3845 or email info@artscouncilwc.org.

Call forYoung Artists - FiftyForwardDonelson Station

Call forYoung Artists

FiftyForwardDonelson Station
108Donelson Pike
Nashville, TN  37214
615883-8375

PleaseLet Us Know If Your Child Would Like to Exhibit!


Exhibit of art by children ages 6-13 to be on display at FiftyForwardDonelson Station Tuesday, November 29, through Thursday, December 22.

All works must be two-dimensional and can be framed or matted. Unframedand unmatted work will be hung with clips.

A limit of five works per child will be accepted.

Work should be dropped off at FiftyForward on Monday, November 28,between 2-6 p.m.

Each work must be labeled on the back with the child’s name, nameof work, media and price of work if it is for sale.

With the work must be a written list of all of the works each child isentering, with media and price, if it is for sale. If it is not for sale, markit NFS.

No prizes will be awarded.

If a work sells, the artist will receive 75 percent of the sale andFiftyForward will receive 25 percent of the sale.

An opening reception for all artists, parents and friends will be heldon Thursday, December 1, from 5-7 p.m.

Work must be picked up on Thursday, December 22, between 2-6 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Call for Artists - Earthsoul Gallery - Smyrna, TN

Earthsoul Gallery is a new fine art gallery opening in Smyrna, TN offering fine art by local artists in Middle Tennessee, classes and workshops, and handmade goodies.

Earthsoul Gallery is opening it's doors soon and we are looking for talented artists to place their creations on consignment in our hybrid gallery/store.  We will be based in an old historic house located in Smyrna, TN.

SUBMISSION FORM AND MORE INFO:
http://www.earthsoul.co/submission_form.html

Call for Artists - SKETCHES at Morgan University Center Gallery @ APSU. DEADLINE EXTENDED Nov 5 2011

http://mucgallery.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/application-for-the-sketches-show-111111/
application:
http://mucgallery.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/sketches.pdf

more:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=224263874294567

Nashville Scene Photo Contest - Deadline: Nov 6 2011

Nashville Scene Photo Contest
Accepting Subbmission Oct 13-Nov 6 midnight

http://ww2.nashvillescene.com/promotions/photo-submit


Call to Artists - Picture This Creative Framing and Gallery - Hermitage - Dec 2011

Call to Artists

Picture This Creative Framing and Gallery* is currently accepting submissions for the Art Under One Hundred show in December.
All mediums accepted. As the title implies, all works must retail for one hundred dollars or less. Gallery commission is 30% of retail price. Works are to be delivered to the gallery no later than November 26th. Please submit images, retail pricing, and artists information via email by November 19th for consideration.

 Exhibit dates: December 3rd - 31st

*Hermitage location only.

Gallery Contact
John Reed, Gallery Director
john@picturethis-gallery.com

Picture This Creative Framing & Gallery
4674 Lebanon Pk. Hermitage, TN


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's Ant-Art School Thanksheaving - Nov 20 2011 - Nashville

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Thanksheaving!  November 20, 2011; 6-9pm at the 5 Spot.
 


Are you art monkeys ready to give thanks for yet another Dr Sketchy's? Word to your cranberries, because we'll be back in the 5 Spot in the Wicked East on Sunday, November 20th! Don't be a turkey and miss this one...The dressing of the evening will be lovely Brenda the Thankful, and don't forget a cornucopia of liquor! This will be a most un-traditional Thanksgiving, so Tivo all your football and get your butts to class! $10 to draw, $5 to ogle, and as always Nicole Kidman gets in free.





Share with friends and invite away! Everyone's welcome to draw and drink around our table!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
 6-9pm

The Five Spot
1006 Forrest Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

$10 to draw
$5 to watch


For more info, find us at:Website: www.drsketchy.com/branch/Nashville
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DrSketchysNashville
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSketchysNash

About Dr Sketchy's:

Dr. Sketchy's is Nashville's Premier monthly cabaret life drawing session with different themes, costumed models, contests' prizes & more!
Quarterly Sessions are held normally on the 3rd Sunday of every month @ The 5 Spot, unless otherwise noted - watch this fanpage for details. We will have gorgeous women in spectacular costumes! Then we let you draw them for three hours! Grab a seat, Grab a drink, Listen to some tunes and Draw, Draw, Draw!!!
$10 at the door to draw and participate, $5 to watch
Mixed in with all that will be unique drawing contests where you can fun and fancy prizes.
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 now has over 100 branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Tokyo, Rome, Melbourne and Nashville (since Dec. 2007)
See these sites for more information:
http://www.drsketchy.com/
http://www.mollycrabapple.com/
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!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

National Speaker on Health Insurance for the Creative Community - Nov 14 2011 - Arts & Business Council

National Speaker on Health Insurance for the Creative Community

Think having good health insurance is impossible for artists? Getting health insurance or finding quality medical care is a constant concern for anyone who is uninsured or who isn’t covered by an employer, union or government health plan. Join acclaimed speaker Jim Brown of the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center in New York to learn more about getting and keeping health insurance in the Nashville area, as well as what the new healthcare legislation means for artists.

November 14, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | The Howard School(700 Second Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210)
$10 ABC Members | $15 Non-membersLearn more about ABC Membership
http://www.abcnashville.org/get-involved/partnership-investment-opportunities/become-a-member/
Register now.
http://www.abcnashville.org/shop/health-insurance-for-the-creative-communtiy/
Brown bag lunches welcome!  

Jim will review the options for getting private and government-subsidized health insurance as well as finding affordable health care when it seems impossible. Jim will also discuss how the Affordable Health Care Act affects access to quality health care for independent artists and craftspeople.

Presented in partnership with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund Artist Emergency Resources and Tennessee Association of Craft Artists.

MORE ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Jim Brown has worked in the performing arts, in social services, and in the insurance industry.  He taught in the Drama Department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for thirteen years; was a public information officer for disaster relief in the United States and overseas for the American Red Cross; negotiated provider contracts for Aetna Health Plans and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and served as a managed care regulator for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.He is currently the National Director of Health Services at The Actors Fund where he oversees the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and supervises the operation of the Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center and the AHIRC health care information website ( www.ahirc.org).

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
211 Commerce Street, Suite 100 | Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 743-3055 |
www.abcnashville.org

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Turning Our Stories Into Art - Workshop: Nov. 12 w Bernice Lewis @ Scarritt Bennett


Turning Our Stories Into Art - Workshop: Nov. 12 w Bernice Lewis @ Scarritt Bennett

Nov 12 - 9a - 3p

Do you want to express yourself artistically but can't figure out where to begin? Designed for the creatively curious as well as experienced artists, this workshop will focus on using personal stories as a means of creative expression and spiritual exploration. All faith traditions welcome. The goal of the workshop is to connect you with your artistic side and a community of other artists, and to come away with a piece or a work in progress.



Bring a journal for writing, tools to create in your chosen medium, (instruments, paper, paints, etc.) and a story to tell. Some simple art supplies provided. Limited number of pianos available. Comfortable clothing recommended.

 
Bernice LewisWorkshop leader, Bernice Lewis is a national touring artist, accomplished singer/songwriter, recording artist and a freelance educator. She holds a master of education from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. She teaches at Williams College and Colorado College, as well as schools and retreat centers all over the U.S. As a performer, Lewis has worked with Dar Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Rosanne Cash, Odetta, the Dixie Chicks, Christine Lavin, Patty Griffin, Patty Larkin and Peter, Paul and Mary. She's had a 30-year daily yoga practice, loves good coffee, and her religion is the Grand Canyon.

Cost: $62 per person (includes lunch)
TO REGISTER: Register online here or call (615) 340-7557

More info: (615) 340-7540 or jsohl@scarrittbennett.org 


Find us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter
 www.scarrittbennett.org

1008 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Call for Submissions: Watermarks RFQ 11-181 MNAC. Deadline 12-16-11


Call for Submissions:
Watermarks RFQ 11-181


METRO ARTS ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PUBLIC ART SUBMISSIONS
Metro Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) has opened a call for artist qualifications (RFQ) for a multi-site public art installation commemorating the neighborhood impact and citizen response of the historic 2010 floods.
The “Watermarks” project will connect artists with local neighborhoods to create original art works that form a reflective community gathering place inspired by the stories and experiences of Nashvillians during the May 2010 floods. Artists will be chosen through a competitive process to work directly with residents of the six most flood-impacted neighborhoods. The six works will be permanently located in parks within the six areas, which include:

    Delray (West Park)
    Antioch ( Antioch Community Center)
    Bordeaux (Hartman Park)
    Bellevue (Harpeth Knoll Park)
    East Nashville (Shelby Park)
    Pennington Bend (Two Rivers Park)




Art works will vary by location in terms of medium and fabrication and may include, but are not limited to, benches, backdrops, screening and natural features.  Artists will be encouraged to use found materials and appropriate flood related artifacts in the fabrication of their work.

These six works will be commissioned for original design and fabrication and are part of a regional call for artists who reside within a 250-mile radius of Nashville. Submission deadline is December 16, 2011, 4:30 PM CT. The location maps and RFQ are available at http://www.artsnashville.org.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Community Supported Art (CSArt) program

Seed Space announces Nashville's first Community Supported Art (CSArt)program!

   CSArtlogowithbyline
Seed Space is pleased to announce the launch of Nashville's first Community Supported Art (CSArt) program. With the same buy-local spirit as Community Supported Agriculture, which allows consumers to buy seasonal produce directly from local farms, CSArt makes it affordable to purchase fresh work by Nashville's top artists!

Seed Space curators commissioned ten Nashville-based artists to each make 50 limited-edition works of art. Nationally and internationally shown, these artists include Vesna Pavlović, Derek Coté, Nicole Baumann, Mike Calway-Fagen, Emily Leonard, Sher Fick, Ryan Hogan, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Jodi Hays and Herb Williams.

Seed Space curators carefully selected a range of media for each crate. A $250 half-share crate includes five artworks. A $500 full share (two crates) includes ten artworks + a CSArt Hatch Show Print poster.

Purchase shares online at www.seedspace.org or by contacting Rachel Bubis (615) 310-6533. Purchase deadline is Nov. 1. Crate(s) may be picked up Dec. 10 at a Seed Space CSArt event or later during Seed Space hours. We will ship crate(s) to those not living in Nashville. There are only 100 shares available. Buy yours now and invest in our artists!

Seed SPACE is located at 427 Chestnut Street, Nashville, 37203. We are open M, W, F 10-2 PM and by appointment.
 
CONTACT: Rachel Bubis or Adrienne Outlaw at 615-479-8623 for more information.

Shakerag Workshops 2012 Registration OPEN

Shakerag Workshops 2012 Registration OPEN

Session One: June 10 - 16, 2012
Jean Cacicedo - Three Dimensional Fabric: Drawn from Nature
Nancy Crow - Strip-Piecing & Restructuring
Shawn Decker - Moving and Shaking the World: Physical Computing for Artists
Michel Garcia - Dyeing with Plants: Seven Experiments
Kent McLaughlin - Kiln Building, Simplified
Holly Roberts - Paint and Collage/Collage and Paint
Sandy Webster - Boxes and Books: Constructions Around the Found Object
Liz Zlot Summerfield - Personal Pots Through Soft Slabs

Session Two: June 17 - 23, 2012
Stephen Alvarez - Photography: The Visual Narrative
John Britt - Understanding Glazes and Firing
Dahlia Elsayed - Image and Text
Michel Garcia - Printing on Textiles with Plants: Polychromatic Effects
Natalie Chanin and Diane Hall - Open Design: Sewing and Construction
Mark Shapiro - Making Pots / Thinking Pots
Chris Sugrue - Curious Systems: Explorations in Art and Algorithmic Behavior


St. Andrew's-Sewanee School | 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee, TN 37375
info@shakerag.org | (931) 598-5651 x3165 | www.shakerag.org

Call for Artists fEASTival Nashville - MAY 2012

fEASTival Nashville is looking for interesting and exciting artists in the greater Nashville area and beyond! fEASTival Nashville thrives on creativity and giving artists a place to showcase their work in a fun, laid back environment. All types of art are accepted so bring it on! We look forward to hearing from you!

fEASTival Nashville is a celebration of independent culture in East Nashville. We look for the exciting, interesting and maybe even a little offbeat, after all those are the very things that make East Nashville what it is today!

East Nashville has emerged to become a viable, growing part of the city of Nashville in the past ten years. The landscape, businesses and the people have created a growing community of music, arts and individuals who support and sustain their local community.

fEASTival is a  concept that will bring together ground-breaking national musicians and artists and combine them with Nashville’s most respected local musicians, artists and restaurants.

DATES
Saturday, May 19, 2011 / 12:00PM-11:00PM

DEADLINES

See the following link to the art application which has all the deadline and pricing information to reserve a booth at the festival.
 https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=1N31M8NVtjgY6gDVlu-FwJxspcoPZCasLnyMYvu-JoULrKY79V4Ed8EgOSSL4&hl=en_US

LOCATION

East Park, Nashville, Tennnessee

ADDITIONAL INFO

fEASTival Nashville saw over 8,000 people attend the inaugural year of the festival in 2011. With a great response, amazing press and great reviews we are expecting an even larger turn out in 2012! Don't miss your chance to showcase your art to an estimated crowd of over 10,000!

CONTACT INFO

fEASTival Nashville
Julie Trull
feastival.nashville@gmail.com

Pictures from last year's event are posted on our Facebook page.   www.facebook.com/fEASTivalNashville

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Halloween Spooktacular - Oct 16 2011

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Halloween Spooktacular

Dr Sketchy's Halloween Spooktacular is almost upon us!

Scared to draw? Freightened of booze? Terrified to be titillated? Then rest easy, friends, because Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Nashville can sooth the savage beast! Join us Sunday, October 16th at The Five Spot from 6 pm to 9 pm. Costume contest participation encouraged, candy consumption a possibility, and libation recreation a certainty. As always, $10 to draw, $5 for perverts, Nicole Kidman gets in free.
Be there for a howlin' good time, or we'll continue the bad Halloween cliches!

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
The Five Spot
1006 Forrest Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
$10 to draw
$5 to watch


For more info, find us at:

Website: www.drsketchy.com/branch/Nashville

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DrSketchysNashville

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSketchysNash


About Dr Sketchy's:


Dr. Sketchy's is Nashville's Premier monthly cabaret life drawing session with different themes, costumed models, contests' prizes & more!

Quarterly Sessions are held normally on the 3rd Sunday of every month @ The 5 Spot, unless otherwise noted - watch this fanpage for details. We will have gorgeous women in spectacular costumes! Then we let you draw them for three hours! Grab a seat, Grab a drink, Listen to some tunes and Draw, Draw, Draw!!!

$10 at the door to draw and participate, $5 to watch

Mixed in with all that will be unique drawing contests where you can fun and fancy prizes.

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 now has over 100 branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Tokyo, Rome, Melbourne and Nashville (since Dec. 2007)

See these sites for more information:
http://www.drsketchy.com/
http://www.mollycrabapple.com/

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!


Hope to see you there!


Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School - Nashville



Website: www.drsketchy.com/branch/Nashville

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DrSketchysNashville

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSketchysNash

Call for Artists: FRAME 301 - Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Call for Artists:

FRAME 301

Montserrat College of Art Gallery is looking for artists to submit
proposals for installing site specific work into Frame 301. This is an
alternative display space located in downtown Beverly, MA. Each month this
storefront window is installed with the work of regional, national an
international artists.  The space represents an integration of the
creative cultures of Montserrat College of Art and the local community.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural
Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural
Council, a state agency.


Montserrat Gallery is now accepting proposals for November 2011 and the
months following.  Please send self addressed envelop to

Montserrat Gallery
(Sara Santarsiero)
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Please include a written proposal that will better define your intention
for working in Frame 301. As well as your

CV/Resume
artist statement
visual reference (JPEG format 300 resolution)


If you have any questions please contact Frame 301 Program Manger, Sara
Santarsiero.
sara@santarsiero-art.com

Thursday, October 6, 2011

VMB, Virtual Media Assistants offer October 10% discount for Facebook fans

VMB, Virtual Media Assistants are offering an October 10% discount special for all Facebook fans! VMB offers services to artists struggling to increase their online presence. If you need help with website design, social media management, or your Etsy page, this is the perfect opportunity! Become our Facebook fan and visit our website for more information:

www.facebook.com/VMBvma
www.vmbvma.weebly.com

Art: Up Close & Personal Marcia Billig - Sculpture- October 10 2011

Art: Up Close & Personal

Marcia Billig
Sculpture
October 10
6 - 7:30 pm

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

In it's third year, the Arts Council is proud to present this evening series for 2011.
Some of the most renowned local artists will share an up-close and personal glimpse into their lives and their work.


Billig, who lives in Bethesda, Md., reveals her approach to her work, “I have been creating public sculptures in bronze for the past 20 years. Through my figurative art, I try to express a sense of joy, energy and movement. Many of the titles of my works, such as ‘Inner Light’, ‘Taking Flight,’ ‘Dance of Light’ and ‘Lift Off,’ express the character of the figures—hopeful and uplifted. I strive to convey these emotions and create an interaction between the figures in the sculpture and the viewers.”

Before creating her commissioned art for public spaces, Billig gathers “input of the people who will be enjoying the space or facility.” Her public figurative bronze sculptures for both indoor and outdoor spaces have ranged in size from four feet to 12 feet in height.

Teaching as well as sculpting has been included in her life’s work. She earned her master of fine arts in sculpture from American University, a master of arts in education from George Washington University and a bachelor of arts from Emory University.

       Not only are five of her sculptures installed in the Washington, D.C., area, they are included in the revised edition of “The Sculpture of Washington, D.C., A Cultural History” by James Goode, published in 2008. These works include “Balance,” Granddaughters,’ “Taking Flight,” “The Commuter” and “The Juggler.”  The public art commission, her bronze sculpture, ”Balance,” is installed at North Lincoln Park in Washington, D. C.  Her 15 Montgomery County, Md., art commissions include bronze sculptures, a painted mural, ceramic murals, and bronze bas reliefs. Numerous other public and private commissions are found in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.
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   The program is funded in part by The Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant Program. This series has been developed to educate students in the arts as well as those in the community who have an
interest in the arts.

The lecture series is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

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The series is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 428-3845 or email info@artscouncilwc.org.

Call for Artists artUP - THINK BIG! Deadline: December 28 2011

Call for Artists   
artUP - THINK BIG!
   

More than just an art competition - artUP participation benefits do not stop at prize money; they include display, marketing, and continuous exposure. We want you to win... and get your artUP!

Registration opens September 22 and closes December 28.

Mission   
Connecting an international assembly of artists with Britten's 6,000+ international clientele to initiate unique, creative opportunities.

Awards   
CASH PRIZES:
3 Grand Prize Winners, total cash purse of $15,000.

GUEST JUROR EXPOSURE:
Contest judging will be done by a team of internationally accredited Guest Jurors.

LARGE-FORMAT DISPLAY:
300 Finalists, 30 Exhibitionists, and 5 Grand Prize Winners will be displayed in public spaces and large-format applications in various cities across the United States.

ONLINE ARTIST MARKETPLACE:
All entries will be archived and displayed in the Artist Marketplace, a tool for Britten clients to to browse and select artwork to purchase for their own use. If an image from the Artist Marketplace is purchased and printed with Britten, the artist will receive 10% of the order cost!!
Email   
artUP@BrittenBanners.com
Phone   
855-262-7887
Website   
http://artUP.BrittenBanners.com

Tom Jones 2 Day Watercolor Demos & Workshops at Jerry's Artarama - Oct 21-23, 2011

Tom Jones 2 Day Watercolor Workshops at Jerry's Artarama

Please join us here at Jerry's on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd for watercolor demos and workshops headed up by our very own Tom Jones. This will be a 3 day event.

On Friday, October 21st, Tom Jones will host watercolor painting demos which will be free to attendees.
The workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd, lasting from 10am to 5pm each day and cost per workshop is $50.00.

The sign up list is limited, so come by our store to confirm your spot and grab a list of supplies you will need! You can pick up all of the supplies needed for the class right here at Jerry's, as well as copy of some of Tom's instructional dvd's. 

About Tom Jones

Tom Jones teaches workshops from coast to coast and is considered a master of his craft. His art can be found in private and corporate collections and his art has been featured in many books, magazines, brochures, posters, and museums. He also has many watercolor instructional dvds and is author of two watercolor books.

Jerry's Artarama Nashville Art Supplies
5361 Mount View Rd.
Antioch, Tennessee 37013
(615) - 731-5901

Sunday, October 2, 2011

2011 Blue Fig Fall/Winter workshops and classes - Printmaking

2011  Blue Fig  Fall/Winter  workshops and classes
http://www.bluefigeditions.com

Oct  2011
Workshops:    Basic Printmaking   Saturday October 15th  9:00 pm - 4:00     1 day workshop   $ 45 
        This 2 evening workshop will teach the foundations of printmaking and cover the history as well as techniques             including Lithography Intaglio, Silkscreen, Collographs, Monotypes, Linoleum & Wood cuts and several other areas.         This class will be more informative than hands on and will offer a comprehensive background on Printmaking.             Workshop will include several demonstrations and actually printing of art. All students will walk away with some             piece of artwork.  1 day session, due to time limits there will be more demonstrations more so than hands-on. 

        Linoleum Cut Basic   Friday October 28th   9:00 am - 4:00        1 day workshop  $75 
        This workshop will cover the basic linoleum printing process from creating a drawing transferring it and then               cutting a linoleum pad. The students will run proofs and add additional colors if wanted. Each students will be             taught to ink and print their work by hand or through a printing press. All materials will be provided for this             workshop, students may be required to bring block cutting tools if needed. 1 day workshop / 7 hours.

Classes:        Silkscreen   Tues  October 11th/18th  & Thurs October  13th/20th    6:30 pm - 9:00    4 classes  $175
        This class will teach the students basic silkscreen process from photo emulsion coating of screens to exposure and             registration / printing. Each student will have the opportunity to create several multi color prints.  There will be a             short portion showing silkscreen monotype as well for those interested.  All basic materials and ink supplies will be             provide with the exception of paper.  4day/ 10+  hours.

Open Studio:     Open Studio time   Sunday  October  9th    9:00am to 3:00 pm    $10/hr ( $30 minimum)
        Blue Fig Editions Studio will be open to those students wanting to add to their experiences as well as open to other         artist interested in using the facilities. Shop Equipment and some limited supplies will be provided, Inks/paper/ and         other supplies available for cost. (studio to be open for 6 hours, must contact Blue Fig to schedule time)  

November 2011
Workshops: 
   Etching Basics  Saturday November  5th     9:00 am - 4:30       1 day class   $85  
        This workshop will cover the basic etching process from preparing and etching a plate to proof and printing. Each              students will be taught to create a etching plate, acid etch, print proofs/re-work the plate and print. All required             equipment and materials will be provided for this workshop. 1 day workshop / 7+ hours.

        Monotype Silkscreen  Friday November 18th    9:00 am - 4:00        1 day class   $75  
        This workshop will teach you monotype printing through silkscreen technique printing. Each student will be able to         create and print several monotypes using silkscreen inks and a vast array of colors. All materials supplied.   7 hours

Classes:        Etching 101  Tues  November 8th/15th & Thurs November an 10th/17th     6:30 pm - 9:00   4 classes  $175
        This class will cover the etching process including hard ground, aquatint, dry-point, Monotypes, as well as other             techniques. Students will be taught to create a etching plate, acid etch, print proofs and complete modifications as             needed then print a small edition. Shop equipment &ink will be supplied but artist need to plan on added cost for             plates and paper. 4 evening classes / 10 hours.

Open Studio:     Open Studio time   Sunday November 13th   9:00am to 3:00 pm  $10/hr ( $30 minimum)
        Blue Fig Editions Studio will be open to those students wanting to add to their experiences as well as open to other         artist interested in using the facilities. Shop Equipment and some limited supplies will be provided, Inks/paper/ and         other supplies available for cost. (studio to be open for 6 hours, must contact Blue Fig to schedule time)  

http://www.bluefigeditions.com/

Turning Our Stories Into Art - Workshop: Nov. 12 w Bernice Lewis @ Scarritt Bennett Nov 12 2011 - 9a - 3p

Turning Our Stories Into Art - Workshop: Nov. 12 w Bernice Lewis @ Scarritt Bennett
Nov 12 - 9a - 3p

Do you want to express yourself artistically but can't figure out where to begin? Designed for the creatively curious as well as experienced artists, this workshop will focus on using personal stories as a means of creative expression and spiritual exploration. All faith traditions welcome. The goal of the workshop is to connect you with your artistic side and a community of other artists, and to come away with a piece or a work in progress.



Bring a journal for writing, tools to create in your chosen medium, (instruments, paper, paints, etc.) and a story to tell. Some simple art supplies provided. Limited number of pianos available. Comfortable clothing recommended.

 
Bernice LewisWorkshop leader, Bernice Lewis is a national touring artist, accomplished singer/songwriter, recording artist and a freelance educator. She holds a master of education from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. She teaches at Williams College and Colorado College, as well as schools and retreat centers all over the U.S. As a performer, Lewis has worked with Dar Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Rosanne Cash, Odetta, the Dixie Chicks, Christine Lavin, Patty Griffin, Patty Larkin and Peter, Paul and Mary. She's had a 30-year daily yoga practice, loves good coffee, and her religion is the Grand Canyon.

Cost: $62 per person (includes lunch)
TO REGISTER: Register online here or call (615) 340-7557

More info: (615) 340-7540 or jsohl@scarrittbennett.org

D.C. AREA SCULPTOR MARCIA BILLIG TO SHARE CAREER JOURNEY DURING ART: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 2011, AT 6 P.M.

D.C. AREA SCULPTOR MARCIA BILLIG TO SHARE CAREER JOURNEY
DURING ART: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, AT 6 P.M.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., September 27, 2011— Noted Washington, D.C., area sculptor Marcia Billig will
share her career journey during the free educational program of the Arts Council of Williamson County
(ACWC), “Art: Up Close & Personal,” Monday, October 10, 2011, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Williamson
County Public Library.
The lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The program is
funded in part by The Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant Program. This series
has been developed to educate students in the arts as well as those in the community who have an interest in
the arts.
Billig, who lives in Bethesda, Md., reveals her approach to her work, “I have been creating public
sculptures in bronze for the past 20 years. Through my figurative art, I try to express a sense of joy, energy
and movement. Many of the titles of my works, such as ‘Inner Light’, ‘Taking Flight,’ ‘Dance of Light’ and ‘Lift
Off,’ express the character of the figures—hopeful and uplifted. I strive to convey these emotions and create
an interaction between the figures in the sculpture and the viewers.”
Before creating her commissioned art for public spaces, Billig gathers “input of the people who will be
enjoying the space or facility.” Her public figurative bronze sculptures for both indoor and outdoor spaces
have ranged in size from four feet to 12 feet in height.
Teaching as well as sculpting has been included in her life’s work. She earned her master of fine arts
in sculpture from American University, a master of arts in education from George Washington University and
a bachelor of arts from Emory University.
Not only are five of her sculptures installed in the Washington, D.C., area, they are included in the
revised edition of “The Sculpture of Washington, D.C., A Cultural History” by James Goode, published in
2008. These works include “Balance,” Granddaughters,’ “Taking Flight,” “The Commuter” and “The Juggler.”
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 www.artscouncilwc.org or call
(615) 428-3845.
Scott B. Hodes, director of visual arts for the Arts Council of Williamson County, has asked the guest
speakers to share the experiences that have culminated in that person becoming a working artist in the
community, such as background, history, choices and decisions, education and technique, work experience,
and artistic and life influences.
The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) service organization, is a
catalyst for the enrichment of cultural life in the county by funding, promoting and expanding the arts.

‘Victorian Me!’ Explores Photography At Historic StARTS Art Classes for Children, Tuesday, October 11 2011, at Carnton Plantation

‘Victorian Me!’ Explores Photography
At Historic StARTS Art Classes for Children,
Tuesday, October 11, at Carnton Plantation
ARTS COUNCIL OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY

FRANKLIN, Tenn., September 27, 2011—Historic StARTS art classes for children, sponsored by The
Arts Council of Williamson County for children, ages three to six, will explore photography now and then
during “Victorian Me!” on Tuesday, October 11, at 10 a.m. at the Carnton Plantation.
“Children will experience the joy of photography by using digital cameras to take their own
photographs of the Carnton Plantation and grounds. They will print out their images and frame these
photographs,” explains Nan Zierden, director of the program. “During the tour of the mansion, they will
explore the attic and examine the tintype photos provided by museum staff.”
Zierden continues, “We will talk about the clothing of the Victorian era. The children will select various
Victorian costumes to try on and dress up in. They will also be given their choice of paper mask to embellish.
We will talk briefly about masquerade play parties that were a popular way to celebrate the end of fall.”
The fee for the class (including the supply fee) is $10 per child, and no charge for the parent or
caregiver who is expected to stay throughout the class with the child. Often, the parent or caregiver is
involved in helping the child in the learning process. The last program in 2011 is scheduled at Carnton
Plantation on November 8 at 10 a.m.
To register, or for information about the program, please contact Nan Zierden at (615) 585-1796, or e-
mail her at nan@artscouncilwc.org. Interested participants also may go to http://www.artscouncilwc.org and
check the ACWC Facebook page for updated information about classes. Carnton Plantation is located at
1145 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN 37064.
The instructor for this class will be Casey M. Kirk, of Franklin, who was atelierista at Spring Hollow
Early Learning Center in Franklin. Her other teaching experience includes visual arts teacher, K-5, at Piner
Elementary in Morning View, Ky.; arts and humanities teacher, K-5, at Ockerman Elementary in Florence,
Ky.; and pre-kindergarten lead teacher at Arlington Elementary in Lexington, Ky.
Kirk received a bachelor of science in elementary education from Georgetown College, Georgetown,
Ky., and a master of science in art education from the University of Cincinnati. She holds Tennessee
Teaching Certifications in Early Childhood Education, PK-3, and Visual Arts, K-12.
The project is underwritten in part by funds raised by the Arts Council of Williamson County through
the “Encore! Reclaim the Sound” project in 2010. The program also is funded in part by The Tennessee Arts
Commission Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant Program. Individuals or organizations interested in helping
support the Historic StARTS art classes for children program should contact Robinson Regen at (615) 428-
3845.
The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) service organization, is a
catalyst for the enrichment of cultural life in the county by funding, promoting and expanding the arts.
The Carter House Museum & Historic Site and Carnton Plantation exist under the auspices of the
Battle of Franklin Trust. The mission of the Trust is to promote a greater understanding and to enrich the
visitor’s experience of the November 30, 1864, battle, while preserving the properties, artifacts and
documents related to the battle. The first three classes were conducted at The Carter House Museum &
Historic Site.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nashville letter art project - Due 9-30-11

Nashville letter art project

A community-based Nashville art project, put on by myself, Nate Baker of natenews.com. I've lived in a Nashville for 15 years.

ABOUT
I'm asking people who have lived in Nashville to send me a letter. I'm creating a poster folks can download after it's finished. Full information is available at http://natenews.com/letter.

The prompt is:

After [number] years in Nashville, I learned _______.

You don’t need to currently live in Nashville, as long as you’ve spent at least a year here. Just tell me something that’s true to you. Write as many of the sentence prompts as you’d like. It can be personal, dark, funny, general or about whatever you’d like. Below are all the details you need. If you have a question, post it in the comments.

DEADLINES
For anyone who wants to participate, please send me a stamped letter by Friday 9/30 to participate.

Include one or more sentences in this format:

After NUMBER year(s) in Nashville, I learned _______ .

Write in your own handwriting on white, line-free paper.
Sign your name only as you’d like it to appear publicly.
Send your letter to:

Nate Baker
1414 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

WHY
I’ve been thinking of ways to encourage a deeper level of dialogue on the Internet. In the world of sharing for hundreds or thousands at the speed of a tweet, sometimes depth gets lost. I wanted to engage in something personal, direct and rare: like letter writing.

The work will likely be a poster-sized pdf you can print out. I’ll license the work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

CONTACT INFO
Nate Baker
http://natenews.com/letter
http://natenews.com/email

Call to Artists Picture This Creative Framing and Gallery


Call to Artists



Picture This Creative Framing and Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the up coming gallery schedule for its Hermitage location as well as for Picture This on 5th in the downtown arcade gallery.



Please mail or email images to the gallery with a personal note telling us a little bit about who you are and what you do. If you mail them, they may be on a CD or photos no larger than 4 x 6. Please do not send slides. You may also email us your website in lieu of images. Emailed images should be in jpeg format. The images should show us the range of your work and subject matter. Include sizes and retail prices . Please also include your phone number and contact information! If you want us to mail your items back to you, please include a SASE. Please do not come into the gallery and expect to meet with someone without an appointment.

  

If we feel that your work is appropriate for our gallery, we will then contact you to discuss further. If you wish to have a signed agreement, please bring one with you when you bring your artwork or mail one if you are shipping your pieces.







Gallery Contact

John Reed, Gallery Director

john@picturethis-gallery.com