Monday, January 31, 2011

Shakerag Workshops - June 2011

Shakerag Workshops
Sewanee, Tennessee
June 12-18, 2011
June 19-25, 2011

Electronic Textiles and Reactive Garments: This class will focus on electronic textiles and the principles of soft-circuit design by examining ideas for reactive surfaces. Participants will build a pressure-sensitive squeezable "soft switch" and create an interactive textile structure with stitched pressure sensors and beaded light-emitting components.
Hills, Heather, Lochs, and Bogs: Participants in this class will make fine-to-chunky felt textural pieces reflecting the colors and textures of Scotland. Class discussion will focus on exploring one’s own "place" as inspiration for working in felt.
Local Color: Art, Life, and Local Plants as Dyes: This workshop will examine the meanings of locally gathered plants as dyes, with a focus on how creative output is influenced by the process of making. Participants will examine and reflect upon the artistic potential in the process of natural dyeing through plant collecting, dyeing experiments, research, creative record keeping, and collective engagement.
Collars, Cuffs, and Mantles: This class is dedicated to fashion or wearable felt, focusing on collars, cuffs, and mantles inspired by the fashion of the Victorian period. From this beginning, participants will gain skills for making other wearable articles in felt.
Look, Play, Design: This class is about exploration and creating surface designs, examining how inspiration can become a pattern. Participants will investigate the area around Shakerag, studying motifs, grounds, textures, and repeats to create patterns.
Adjusting Volume: Insights into Handbuilding: Participants in this class will work on developing and refining clay forming skills with a focus on using a variety of hand-building techniques, including wood and paper patterns, altering, and assemblage. Class discussions will focus on the integration of form and surface in clay pieces.
Thoughtful Considerations in the Making of Everyday Pots: This clay class will focus on throwing and hand-building techniques and their relationship to the creation of personal functional forms. Participants will alter forms, use multiple sections, and add texture to create line, volume, and scale which reflect the maker¹s identity.
Pottery: Ideas and Making: Beginning with personal curiosity as a basis for exploration, this clay workshop will focus on becoming comfortable with new ideas, shapes, and methods. Participants will explore the different factors that spark ideas while making functional pots on the wheel.
From Flat to Fat: Function, Context, and Process: This clay handbuilding workshop will be an intuitive and practical exploration of how to work with two-dimensional patternmaking in constructing three-dimensional form. Students will consider pragmatics of use and function as associated with pots, in addition to considering ideas and symbols associated with pots.
Book Arts
The Unconventional Book: Participants in this class will examine a new book structure each day, exploring the basics of several traditional bindings. All students will work with what they are most fond of to create a variety of unique, personal books.
Finding Your Visual Voice: Students in this class will work to discover their own visual language through photography. Participants will engage in the emotions and personal connections involved in creating photographs that truly reveal a personal visual voice.
Willow Bark Basketry: This class will introduce weavers to black willow bark, a very strong, flexible, and beautiful fiber uncommonly used for basketry. Students will process a roll of bark into weaving elements and use a variety of weaving techniques to construct a simple square or round bottomed basket.
Drawing with Nature: Participants in this class will learn about place by drawing and writing, listening and discovering, using the format of the Field Naturalist’s Journal. Students will observe the natural world closely and will write and draw in journals to describe what has been seen, in practice for continued exploration of seasonal nature in one’s own place.
Wearable Art using Cold Connections: Participants in this class will learn the beginning skills of classical jewelry making. focusing on techniques used in manipulating metal and incorporating found objects into one’s jewelry.
Digital Media
Sound Art Workshop: Field Recording and Electronic Composition: This workshop encourages a sonic appreciation for the natural environment and an ear for sound manipulation. Participants will take part in listening exercises, outdoor and indoor sound recordings, and audio processing, moving towards production of a sound work.

Watkins Spring 2011 Community Education Classes & Workshops

Watkins Spring Community Education Classes & Workshops

Call for Artists - Rochester Contemporary Art Center 6x6x2011: Global

Rochester Contemporary Art Center 6x6x2011: Global

6x6 began as a small fund-raising project, but has grown into an international art phenomenon. Last year over 5,000 artworks from 43 US States and 22 Countries were entered in this exhibition! Anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to enter artwork in the exhibition.

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6x6x2011: Global
June 4 - July 10, 2011
Submissions Due: May 1
Preview Hours: June 1, 2 & 3, 1-10pm
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 6-10pm
7:30pm raffle for buyer positions 1-20
8:00pm all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 6 at 10am
Sold Out Artist Names Revealed to Public: July 1 *New!
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 10, 11 & 12
Cash prizes will be awarded by popular vote. *New!

6x6 began as a small fund-raising project, but has grown into an international art phenomenon. Last year over 5,000 artworks from 43 US States and 22 Countries were entered in this exhibition!

Help us build an exhibition of artworks from ALL 50 US States with more global participation than last year. Please invite everyone you know to send their artworks early. The first 5,000 artworks received will included in this year's exhibition.

6x6x2011: Global is the fourth exhibition of thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All artworks will be for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 10, 2011.

*Facebook - Help us build a truly global exhibition of artworks from ALL 50 US States with more international participation than last year. Please invite everyone you know to send their artworks early. The first 5,000 artworks received will included in this year's exhibition.*

More information and FAQs:

Rochester Contemporary Art Center is a venue for the exchange of ideas. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, we provide unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Visual Overture Magazine - Call for Emerging Artists Summer 2011

Visual Overture Magazine
Summer 2011 "Featured Emerging Artists"
Are you an emerging artist? Calling emerging artists everywhere! Visual Overture Magazine, a juried exhibition-in-print, is now accepting submissions from artists working in any genre of visual art. Your portfolio of 3-6 images will be juried by Rob Jones of Migration Gallery for possible inclusion in the Summer 2011 publication. Visual Overture Magazine promotes and empowers emerging artists, showcasing their work to hundreds of galleries, curators, and collectors around the world. Deadline April 18, 2011. Online application:

Free Lecture and Demonstration - Monthaven Art Society

Free Lecture and Demonstration - Monthaven Art Society
1:30 pm - Sun, Feb 13
MAS Program
Igor Babailov Demo and Presentation
VFW Hall
73R New Shackle Island Road
Hendersonville, TN


Call for Artists @ FiftyForward

Call for Artists @ FiftyForward
FiftyForward Donelson Station is looking for artists who are
interested in exhibiting in its location. Exhibits run throughout the
year, with each exhibit running 4-6 weeks. We are looking for 2-
dimensional works that are framed or matted and ready for display. Our
commission is 25% with artists receiving 75% of any sales. The next
opportunity is April 10-May 8.

Please email samples of images to for



Monday, January 24, 2011

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: Cadillac Tramp Designs - Deadline Feb 20 2011

Cadillac Tramp Designs invites to submit your artwork to our new artist showcasing: "THE HANG UP!" Taking place on February 26th at "That's Cool" located at 2309 Franklin Rd. Nashville TN

OUR MISSION To bring your talent to the forefront and make sure your work/efforts shine. If you believe in your work and talents and stand behind your freedom of expression, then Cadillac Tramp would be honored to have you participate!

ARTISTS WILL PAY NO COVER! And will enjoy all-you-can-drink beer, wine, and margaritas the night of the event! All we ask is a nonrefundable $30 deposit which grants you 3 pieces of work to be entered ($10 for each additional you would like to submit). Size restriction and extra fees will apply for work over the size of 36x36. When your payment is received you will solidify your spot on the artist roster...SO PLEASE, DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!

Cut off for submissions will be at midnight on February 20th.

Please contact me to submit samples of your work along with any questions you may have.

Skip Pollock Owner/Operator
Cadillac Tramp Designs

James Threalkill Artist Talk - Feb 7 2011

Talented artist James Threalkill of Nashville will share his journey into
creativity when he speaks Monday, February 7, 2011, at 6 p.m. at "Art: Up
Close and Personal" presented by the Arts Council of Williamson County at
the Williamson County Public Library.
1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

TOM JONES Workshop Jerry's Artarama - April 3 2011

Jerry's Artarama

DATE: Sunday April 3rd
TIME: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tom suggests you bring what supplies you have to class. Anything else you may need Jerry's will be offering a 20% discount on supplies bought for Tom's class!

The class is $50.00. You must sign up and pay in advance.
You can stop by the store to sign up and pay or you can send a check for $50.00 written out to TOM JONES. Payment is Cash or Check only please!

Tom Jones teaches from coast to coast and is considered a master of his craft. His art can be found in private and corporate collections and his paintings have been featured on PBS, books, magazines, brochures and posters. He also has many watercolor instructional DVD's and is the author of two watercolor books. To view and learn more about TOM JONES visit

Jerry's Artarama
5361 Mount View Road
Antioch TN 37013
(615) 731-5901

Free Demo
DATE: Saturday April 2nd
TIME: 10:30 AM till 12:30 PM
TIME: 1:30 PM till 3:30 PM
Please call the store and sign up.
(615) 731-5901

Timing is Everything: Copyright Recapture and You - workshop VLPA - Feb 9 2011

Timing is Everything: Copyright Recapture and You
The Scream
Does legal-ese make you feel like this?
Do you lay awake at night wondering why you ever agreed to that horrible contract years ago? Do you miss the work you gave away as if it were your first born child? Does it irk you that you are getting pennies for your creative work that's now generating millions for someone else? Are you an attorney looking to help a client renegotiate an old deal? Do you just love the VLPA and want to come to every seminar no matter the topic?

If you answered yes to any of the above, save the date for:

Timing is Everything: Copyright Recapture and You
Wednesday, February 9, 2010 | 12:00-1:30 PM
Nashville Songwriters Assoc. International (NSAI)
1710 Roy Acuff Place
Presented by: Laurie Hughes & Suzanne Kessler

The Copyright Act of 1976 recognizes that artists often sign contracts during the early part of their careers that give them the short end of a deal. Congress created a mechanism for artists to recapture their rights by following specific steps to reassert ownership over the copyright. These steps are technical: Congress is not going to just hand you back your rights.

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

Join us as we describe the process and break down the steps - the timing is right to reunite with your copyright!

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

Chair-ish workshop at Talula-Wed. Jan. 26th at 7:00pm

Chair-ish workshop at Talula-Wed. Jan. 26th at 7:00pm

Join community artists from all over the region at Talula Gallery Wednesday, January 26th at 7:00pm for an informative session led by artist Andee Rudloff. The workshop is recommended for artists that would like to participate in STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand) Nashville and KOB-Kids on the Block's annual event, CHAIR-iSH! Come learn more about STARS and KOB and what they creatively do to begin dialogue and creatively educate our with other artists and be part of a creative, community movement in Nashville.

Please feel free to share information about the workshop. Thank you!

Talula Gallery-owners/art educators Tiffany Dyer and Lindsay Black
114 B South 11th St. (in the same house as Pied Piper Creamery)
Nashville, TN 37206

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Acrylic Painting Classes @ Michaels Murfreesboro

Complete a traditional fine art painting in just 2 hours at your local Michaels Art Store! Located in The Avenue, Murfreesboro.
Classes are held on Wednesdays at 6 with this session starting January 19th. We will be doing a seascape, a landscape, a floral, and a still life. The skills you learn will help you create wonderful paintings of your own! Supply kits are available for sale. Classes are $27 each.

ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOPS (Spring Hill - Longview Rec Center)

These workshops are taught by an award-winning, professional local artist. Come join the fun in this relaxing atmosphere. Snacks provided.
Registration info: 615-302-0971 Ex 10

Abstract Expressionism (photo 1)
The 1900 Expressionism art movement is characterized as the visual expression of emotions or feelings through distorted shapes, form and vivid coloration. Learn brayer and palette knife techniques to create a 10x10 expressive painting.
Dates: Tuesday, January 18
Class Fee: $25.00 / Supply Fee: $8 (all supplies included)

Discovering Textures (photo 2)
Discover textures within your ever-changing world and translate them onto canvas using acrylic paint. Through this process, you will experiment and create up to nine miniature texture paintings, using specific tools to capture organic and mechanical patterns.
Dates: Tuesday, January 25
Class Fee: $25.00 / Supply Fee: $10 (all supplies included)

Acrylic Painting: Special Effects & Techniques (photo 3)
Energize your painting style and explore special painting effects and techniques. Create up to nine miniature paintings using techniques such as washing, sponging, stamping, soft-focus effect and more! You will also be shown how to create a collage using your paintings.
Dates: Tuesday, February 1
Class Fee: $25.00 / Supply Fee: $10 (all supplies included)

“Splash Dance” Landscape (photo 4)
Imagine a skyline at dusk on a cool evening! Paint a landscape with emotional impact and discover how easy it is to create a skyline, horizon and foreground. Explore techniques for blending earthtones, splashing, dripping and a soft-focus effect.
Dates: Tuesday, February 22
Class Fee: $25.00 / Supply Fee: $10 (all supplies included!)

Call for artists - Flatrock Festival - May 2011

As always, it is FREE to review. Flatrock Festival is asking a $20 donation to show at this year's festival.

About Flatrock Festival:

In just three years 10 Nashville artisans, 8 local bands, and 1000 attendees has grown into more than 75 artists, national and local musical acts, and more than 5000 in attendance while remaining 100% volunteer coordinated. With a dynamic collection of local ethnic cuisine, dozens of community organizations, brilliant entertainment & interaction for children, and an extensive collection of historical documents and photos, the Flatrock Festival captures the beauty of our venerable community.

The Hands Together in Flatrock Music & Arts Festival provides a unique opportunity to reach the citizens of the Flatrock Community.

Flatrock is the area spanning from I-440 to the Nashville Zoo and Vanderbilt at 100 Oaks to East Thompson Lane. It is simultaneously the oldest and fastest growing community in Nashville with new residents coming from literally around the world. Because of this beautiful mix of diversity and history the Flatrock Festival has attracted people from all across the state.

4th Annual Hands Together in Flatrock Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, May 28th, 2011
Coleman Park, Nashville, TN

Pancakes & Booze - Call for Artists - April 2011




PANCAKES & BOOZE is currently the biggest underground art show in Los Angeles, and has now made a home in Nashville!!!

Art from over 50 of Nashville's emerging underground artists!!!

Live Nude Body Painting!

Submit links and/or pics to your work for consideration!!!

Must be able to drop off work on the day before the event and take home after the show ends @ 1am on the night of the event or before 1pm on the following day!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!



Artists, would you like to sell miniatures of your work in vending machines? Read on.

Founded in 1997, Artists in Cellophane is an arts group that converts retired cigarette machines into functioning Art-o-mat® installations. There are two machines in Tennessee, one at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Nashville) and one at Create Here (Chattanooga), plus over 100 around the world.

All Art-o-mat® machines are intended to be a living/breathing part of their arts community while serving as a valid resource for local/regional artists. This is a great opportunity for artists to have their work exposed to a large audience (local, statewide and national).

AIC believes that art should be progressive, yet personal and approachable. What better way to do this, than with a heavy cold steel machine? Hmmm...Wheels Turning?

Interested artists please visit:

Click on “History” and then at the bottom click on “Click To Find Out How To Get Your Art In An Art*O*Mat machine.



Open for experiences Artist and Beginners

Learn the art of printmaking from Silkscreen to Etching to Lithography , Wood & Lino cuts as well as Collographs and many other techniques. Small classes of 3-5 students for 4-6 sessions as well as one day workshops in a fully equipped studio. You will learn from Master Printer who will show you the traditional techniques as well and the newest methods in printmaking. These are hands on classes where you will walk away with tons of knowledge and as well as artwork created and printed by you. These classes are for beginners through intermediate artist.

January 2011

Workshops: Monotype Intaglio Jan 22nd Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 1 day class $ 70

Silkscreen Basic Jan 28th Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 1 day class $70

Classes: Etching 101 Jan 18th/20th/25th/27th Tues& Thurs 6:30pm - 9:00 4 classes $185

Open Studio: Open Studio time Jan 30th Sunday 9:00am to 3:00 pm $10/hr ( $30 minimum)

( Open studio time: prior experience required, must call to schedule)

February 2011

Workshops: Etching Basics Saturday Feb. 5th 9:00 am - 4:00 1 day class $85

Basic Printmaking Thurs Feb 24th & Fri Feb 25th 6:30 pm - 8:30 2 evenings $ 45

Classes: Lithography 101 Tues Feb 8th/15th/22th & Thurs Feb 10th/17th 6:30 pm - 9:00 $235

Open Studio: Open Studio time Sunday Feb 27th 9:00am to 3:00 pm $10/hr ( $30 minimum)

( Open studio time: prior experience required, must call to schedule)

The cost for each course is noted above and typically include materials

Blue Fig Editions Brentwood, TN 615-942-9844


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