Monday, March 28, 2011

ZeroLandfill Nashville looking for Participants & Volunteers: April 2011


ZeroLandfill Nashville:

Mark your calendars, and spread the word!
Saturday, April 9 from 9am to 1pm, and
Saturday, April 16th from 9am to 1pm

Thanks to the generous support of our presenting sponsor, the event
will be held at:
Office Furniture + Related Services
901 South 5th Street
Nashville, Tn 37213
(near LP Field)

The Nashville Chapters of the International
Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Society for
Interior Design (ASID) are teaming up to bring an event called
Zerolandfill project to Nashville!

Zerolandfill is a designer-driven upcycling project that takes expired
architectural samples (fabric, wallcovering, tile, glass, carpet, 3
ring binders, and other building materials) from local design
libraries, and diverts them *from the landfill* and into the hands of
teachers, non-profits and artists who have a need for the materials.

The event is *entirely free* to the public, is a prime example of
sustainability in action!

There will be 2 collection days for people to drop off their expired
samples. Our team of volunteers will then weigh them, sort them and
process them (i.e. rip all of the tile or carpet pieces out of the
books). And then there will be 2 different days where we open the
doors for artists, teachers, and non-profits to come and take what
they want and can haul off!

Last year, the Chattanooga chapter of ASID held this same event and in
their pilot project they diverted 6 tons of materials from the
landfill. Nashville is a substantially larger market and we are
combining the efforts of 2 professional organizations!

If you are interested in participating: All you need to do is show up
on either or both of the Saturdays of the event, promise not to throw
away any of the materials you take, and bring whatever bags, boxes,
trucks or trailers you may need to haul away everything! Also, if you
are interested in volunteering to help us process the materials on
either Friday before the event, you may have first choice of the

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Arts Advocacy Day 2011

Arts Advocacy Day 2011 - Presented by Tennesseans for the Arts

Every year, TFTA hosts a luncheon in Nashville to educate state legislators about the importance of the arts and ensure their continued support of the specialty license plate funding, which is the bedrock of arts grant funding in Tennessee. This Day on the Hill is a critical event where arts organizations are able to meet their representatives and to share stories of how the arts have impacted their communities.

TFTA members are asked to take responsibility for the protection of this funding by coming out to meet with their legislators for the Day on the Hill.

This year’s Day on the Hill will be Wednesday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

War Memorial Auditorium - 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243 Map

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Registration for Day on the Hill participants.
10:00 a.m. Pre-luncheon briefing for participants; TFTA will provide key messages to share with legislators.
11:30 a.m. Drop-in luncheon with legislators.

Exhibition opportunity - NCAP. Deadline April 1 2011

Nashville Cultural Arts Project
exhibition opportunity

Seed Space is an artist run lab supporting artists, writers and curators.
Please see Seed Space for application information and forward the link to those you
feel may be interested. The next deadline is April 1.

Call to Artists - San Francisco Galiara & Artists Alley Gallery.

San Francisco’s Premier Gallery’s Bi-annual International Juried Art Competition!!!

Galiara and The Artists Alley Gallery are pleased to announce the very
first of the Bi-annual International Juried Art competition.
We intend to provide artists with a wider audience through in-gallery exhibits, shows around
San Francisco, and publications in leading news media.
This competition is open to both local and international artists around the world.
First, second and third place honors will include cash prizes,
representation by our San Francisco Gallery, and hotel stays.
Please note the dates and conditions for submissions.
We welcome your participation in this competition.

We also encourage you to register and create a profile on our site as this competition is free for registered members.



For more information go to and then:

1. Click on the competition banner on the home page (At the very top right side).
2. Please read the application form.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the application page.
4. You will see two options :
- Existing members (Free) - Log In and submit
- New applicants - Click on register.


Galiara Artists Alley Gallery
863 Mission Street
Across Bloomingdales Mall
Between 4th & 5th Streets
Downtown San Francisco - 94103
California - USA

415 522 2440
skype id: galiaraskype

Call to Artists - Public Works project - Deadline: May 13 2011

National Call to Artists - Public Works project.
Artwork integrated into fencing, plus six artist-designed transit shelters, will enhance a new one-third mile street. Call to Artists at
Scroll down to the second project.

Submission deadline: Friday, May 13, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Total project budget: $450,000 with $300,000 allocated to fencing artwork, plus $100,000 for four transit shelters and $50,000 for two transit shelters at intersections on each end of the new street.

Call to Artists - Music City Center. Deadline: May 6 2011

Nashville’s new convention center, the Music City Center, is under construction with funds allocated to infuse art into the facility. There is a national Call to Artists for commissioned artworks as well as a regional Call to Artists for purchased artworks. Call to Artists, including a site plan, at

Submission deadline: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Total project budget for interior artworks: up to $1,308,000

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Call for Artists - Untitled Spring Show "Subject to Change" Deadline April 3 2011

UNTITLED Artist Group

Uncensored art for unlimited audiences


Untitled’s Spring Show 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 8th, 6-10pm
Location: The Essense Room


Mar 30 : Last chance to pay at meeting

April 1 : PO Box Mail Payment must be Postmarked by today

April 3 : Registration and Paypal Option due by midnight

April 6 : Art Drop Off 6pm-7:30pm

April 7 : Installation 9am-7pm

April 8 : Untitled Show 6-10pm

April 9 : Clean up 10am to 1pm


Untitled hosts quarterly un-juried, un-censored art shows in un-traditional spaces. ALL visual artists, at ALL levels, and in ALL media are welcome to participate!
Come to meetings, volunteer, design a poster, help promote the shows, get other artists involved, and of course – be in a show! Untitled is an artist-run group. Untitled does not have membership dues and artists support the group by paying a small fee per show. Untitled does not take a commission for sold work.

Untitled meets every week. All are welcome.
Join us! Wednesdays @ 7:30pm
Always check the news or website on Wednesdays for current meeting location

See much more on the Untitled website!

Historic StARTS Art Classes for Children April 12 2011

Arts Council of Williamson County Debuts
Historic StARTS Art Classes for Children April 12

FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 17, 2010—The Arts Council of Williamson County is launching a new
program of monthly art classes for children, ages three to six, at historic homes in Williamson County,
beginning Tuesday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at the Carter House Museum & Historic Site.
According to Nan Zierden, director of the program, “The hour-long classes will be held at Carter
House and Carnton Plantation on a rotating basis. During the classes, children with their parents or
caregivers will be able to explore the houses then create art that echoes some of the elements found during
their tour.”
“We are thrilled to be offering these classes for children in and around Williamson County,” noted
Robinson Regen, executive director for the Arts Council of Williamson County. “It has been a goal for us to
provide art classes to this underserved demographic.”
“Children will tour the house and focus on one object or concept of the house, such as the portraits,
then they have an opportunity to create their own portraits. With the architecture, gardens and history of
Carnton Plantation and Carter House, the art projects are endless and are sure to be very fun and engaging,”
Zierden points out.
The fee for the first 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. Future programs at Carter House are
scheduled for May 10 and June 14 at 10 a.m. The cost of each class will be $10 per child, with parent or
caregiver free.
To register for the classes, interested participants may go to or call
(615) 428-3845. Also check the ACWC Facebook page for updated information about classes. For
information about the program, please contact Nan Zierden at (615) 585-1796, or e-mail her at Carter House is located at 1140 Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064.
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. Individuals or organizations interested in helping support
this program should contact Robinson Regen at (615) 428-3845.
The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) service organization that
exists to enrich the lives of the citizens of Williamson County, Tenn., by bringing the arts and people together.
The Arts Council envisions a dynamic, lively and diverse arts community, which is accessible to all and which
is a major cultural destination.
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.

Pottery Classes Starting April 4, 2011 - Harpeth Art Center

Pottery Classes Starting April 4

Two Classes Available
Pottery Wheel or Hand Building Pottery Classes
Beginner to Intermediate.
Mondays 6pm-9pm
April 4 - May 23

Learn the basics or polish your skills. Learn techniques that will
open the doors to the world of pottery, as you create your own
functional art pieces. Each class starts with a demonstration and
instruction on throwing techniques. 'Throw' in special project
challenges and we'll keep it interesting.

If you like unusual, and unique items, this is the class for you.
Create a different project each week as you walk through this session
absorbing all the techniques needed to hand build. Hand building is
for those that want to learn quickly and you see the results every
class, so you get instant gratification.

Our studio is equipped with the best equipment available to the clay
artist, and focuses on a creative, relaxing environment. We must warn
you, pottery is very addictive and you will make great friends!
let's have some fun!

Class sizes are limited.

(615) 646-6644
Harpeth Art Center, home of Mud Puddle Pottery Studio
462 Highway 70
Pegram, Tennessee 37143

Call To Artists! Alfred Williams

Call To Artists!

Curated by Davis Art Advisory & Fogle Fine Art at Alfred Williams

Fogle Fine Art and Davis Art Advisory are accepting artist submissions for quarterly exhibitions beginning this spring at Alfred Williams' showroom located just outside the Gulch. These group exhibitions are coordinated with the belief that art has an invaluable synergistic effect on community, charitable organizations, and businesses. In that light, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to a charitable organization. Our first event will benefit Artdocs (, which provides no-cost basic medical care for uninsured artists and musicians in Nashville, TN. Nashville's press, artists, architects, interior designers, consultants, graphic designers and art lovers will be invited to these quarterly opening night receptions.

*Please note these exhibitions are directed towards the interests of residential and commercial interior designers and architects. Music oriented themes are welcome.

*Artists receive a standard 50%, however, we are asking artists to donate 10% to Artdocs. DAA is donating 10% to Alfred Williams as our host.


Location: Alfred Williams

Curated by: Fogle Fine Art and Davis Art Advisory

Submission Deadline:Saturday, March 19th

Dates of Exhibition: April 21- June 10 (art due for delivery April 8)

Opening Reception: April 21, 5-8pm


Submission Deadline!! Saturday, March 24th (extended)

Please provide the following to Sera Davis Cremona,

1.Contact information

2.Jpegs of completed, available work. Must be framed and/or presentation ready with hardware.

3.A corresponding price list with the following information in the

following format:

Artist Name

Title (italicized)

Year completed


Dimensions (ie. 24" x 30")
Retail Price

We appreciate each artist's submission and thank you for your interest! We will contact you should we be able to include your work in April's exhibition.

8-week, Oil Painting Classes - VSCC Gallatin - April - May 2011

8-week, Oil Painting Classes

4-5-2011 and runs through 5-24-2011
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Class size is limited to ten and fills up quickly!

Continuing Education Department of VSCC in Gallatin.
615-230-3358 or 615-230-3360

The cut off date/last day to register is by end of work day/5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011.

VSCC class schedules:

Encaustic Class April 9th 2011

Encaustic Class April 9th

Bee Creative with Encaustics
Come see what all the BUZZ is about!!
Indulge your CREATIVE side!
Beginners and seasoned artists welcome! You will learn how LUSCIOUS and
VERSATILE the world of encaustics is and BEE introduced to the more advanced
techniques including collage and PHOTO and drawing transfer. Painting with
beeswax is fun and easy! Students will prepare their own surface and learn
how to make their own medium and paint. Two small 6" x 6" paintings will be
completed in this class as well as one larger painting on a cradled 12" x
12" panel. Past students are welcome if you just want a day to paint!
Supplies: All supplies will be provided. Supply fee included.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
12:00-5:00 pm
1200 Villa Place - Suite 106

$125.00 includes supplies

Space is limited. Only 8 people per class. Next class in June.
Contact Judy Klich via email to register! You must send a deposit to
reserve your spot.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Emergency Preparedness for Artists 101 - Apr 9 2011

Cover Your A's (Art, Assets, and Archives): Emergency Preparedness for Artists 101

Saturday, April 9, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Howard School Auditorium
(Next to Metro Office Building)

700 Second Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37210

Cost $15; includes brunch and free copy of
Studio Protector: The Artist's Guide to
Emergencies® ($16 value)

Attendance limited to 25 participants


Did the May floods in Nashville give you a wake-up call?

Can your career sustain the losses of a flood, studio fire, tornado, or burst water line?

Did you know most homeowner's insurance does not cover losses or liability for your art business?

Do you know how to minimize losses and get help after an emergency?

Protect your career from losses caused by both natural disasters and individual emergencies with preparedness steps that take little time and money. An insurance expert will demystify the topic of business insurance and answer questions.
Kim Brooks of Finer Things Gallery will share insights gained from the flood which inundated her husband Rusty Wolfe's studio and put several feet of water in their home.
Craig Nutt, an artist and Director of Programs for CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources) will lead the session and talk about emergency resources available to artists.

Parking behind Lindsley Hall or in front of the Metro Office Building. (Participants: bring proof of ID for security.)
For more information, to register or for directions call: 615-743-3055

UncommonThread Wearable Art Show: Transmogrify. Deadline Apr 25 2011

UncommonThread Wearable Art Show: Transmogrify

Old Governor’s Mansion, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Friday, May 13, 2011 8 p.m.

DJ OttO, Of Moving Colors

Juror Jon Coffelt

Baton Rouge, LA- Join, DJ OttO, Juror Jon Coffelt, dancers led by Micaela Coner, and hundreds of art enthusiast for the fourth UncommonThread Wearable Art Show, May 13, 2011, 8 p.m. at the Old Governor’s Mansion.

A national call for entry has been issued for full garment wearable art. The deadline for entry is midnight, April 25. The prospectus and entry form is available online at This year’s theme is Transmogrify which means to transform in a sudden or magical way. The challenge is to create a wearable piece that figuratively or physically transforms either the wearer or the viewer. The grand prize is a $1000 cash award.

UncommonThread is also looking for volunteers and models to help make the show another success.

Since 2007 UncommonThread has fostered a respectful and accessible environment for artists and audience alike by providing a stunning venue and an excited atmosphere to showcase the very best in wearable art from across the country. UncommonThread is a visually captivating presentation of art accompanied by inventive musical collaborations, lighting, set, and costume design, and modern dance.

UncommonThread significance is reinforced by the expertise of our jurors. Past show have been jurored by art historian Susan Ryan, designer Suzanne Peron, sculptor Loren Schwerd, fiber artists Cecelia Kane, and Fiber Arts Magazine editor Liz Good. The juror, Manhattan’s Jon Coffelt the lead designer for Brindisi, designed swimwear for Nora Nash and worked with Willi Smith (Williwear) in design and fabric selection. He was the former publisher of Alabama Art Monthly and has been in over 50 solo and 150 group exhibitions. This year’s competition will award $1000.

This event is supported by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, WRFK, DIG magazine, Country Roads, Beard Lighting & Co., and the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. For more information contact

Open Call for Entries for All Photographers - Juried Book Competition - Deadline: Apr 26 2011

Open Call for Entries for All Photographers - Juried Book Competition

Theme: Water’s Edge

Juror: Douglas Beasley, Photographer and Educator

Early Submission Fee: $30 for 5 images, $10 each additional

Deadline for early submission: April 26, 2011

Submission Fee: $35 for 5 images, $10 each additional

Deadline for submission: June 7, 2011

Results Announced: June 20, 2011


$300 Jurors Selection Award

Project Details

Open to interpretation is a juried book competition of photography, poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word.


Douglas Beasley's personal vision explores spiritual aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. He hopes that his photographs act as prayer-like offerings and are meant as a departure point for the viewer's own visual or spiritual journey.

As founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops, Beasley provides workshops that emphasize personal expression and creative vision over the mechanics of camera use. He believes in helping each student find their voice rather than making 'pretty pictures'. His workshops are held in places such as Santa Fe, Maine, New York, Hawaii, Guatemala, Peru, Japan, China, Italy, Africa and Bali as well as the Trade River Retreat Center, his cabin/retreat center in Northwest Wisconsin.

Much of his personal work, including Sacred Sites of the Lakota, Disappearing Green Space, Silent Witness: Genocide and the Landscape, Sacred Places and Earth Meets Spirit are supported by grants and commissions and have been widely exhibited and collected. His work has been published internationally and featured in numerous magazines such as Zoom, The Sun, B&W, PDN and PhotoVision. His first book: "Japan; A Nisei's First Encounter," offers insight into his journey to his mother's homeland. His second book Earth Meets Spirit will be coming out in late 2010.

Doug continues to explore the notion of what is sacred in his photography and in his life. He lives in a passive solar home surrounded by trees in Saint Paul, MN. When not out traveling the world he can be found tending his Japanese gardens or enjoying a strong cup of coffee while listening to loud music. Personal heroes include Jimi Hendrix, the Dalai Lama and whoever invented the espresso machine.

Entries are submitted online at

NCAP & Seed Space Lecture Series - Mar 30 2011

NCAP and Seed Space
Lecture Series

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 6-8 pm: Shannon Stratton, Executive and creative director of the super cool threewalls in Chicago will give a talk at NCAP's Neuhoff Center as part of the “Insight? Outta Site!” lecture series. As always, potluck at 6. Talk at 7. Join for potluck, talk or both!

artclectic Call for Entries: Deadline May 6 2011

artclectic Call for Entries

artclectic invites you to apply for the 2011 event. This hugely popular indoor gallery show features professional lighting, a sophisticated setting, extensive media coverage, and an outstanding reputation among both participants and visitors.

Apply today at ZAPP!

Deadline for application: May 6, 2011

Juror: Susan Knowles - Independent Curator, art historian, and writer

Show Dates: October 20-23, 2011

Celebrating its 15th birthday, artclectic showcases a diverse, creative, and accomplished group of artists to a discerning set of patrons and collectors. "It's like a rock show for art!" With a solid reputation for showcasing both established and emerging artists, artclectic invites you to apply.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Photo Classes in Franklin

New Photo Classes starting at The Factory of Franklin. Offered Wednesday mornings or evenings. Private classes start at your convience.Classes meet in SouthGate Studio.
Classes are limited in size so call soon. Call John at 615-599-6777 to register.

INGLEWOOD CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL - Vendor Application. April 16 2011


Riverside Village Saturday, April 16, 2011
11 am – 5 pm

Contact Email: Anthony Viglietti email to


Applications must be received by March 19, 2011
Please fill in all information, attach additional sheets if needed.

Name: _________________________________________________________________________________

Business name (if applicable): _____________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________________

City: _______________________________ State: ___________________ Zip: _____________________

Phone: _______________________________

ICBF does NOT guarantee locations in advance. As a courtesy, we will do our best to accommodate our
sponsors and vendors with specific location requests.

Booth Fee: $100 (Qualifying Starving Artist will be refunded $30 upon application acceptance)
Application Fee: $20 Non-Refundable (Please use a separate check.)

Will you offer products/services for sale? ____________________________________________________

Will you give away any products/services? __________________________________________________

Do you have an Inglewood connection? _____________________________________________________

Booth description (include specific products/services, performances or demonstrations):


Please include photographs of your booth at other events, or of the items/food/etc. you plan to have at your
booth. Printed photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Please return your completed application and fees in person to:
Tracy Hamilton at the Village Pub & Beer Garden in Riverside Village.
Or mail to: Inglewood Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 160819, Nashville, TN 37216-0819.

Email: __________________________________________

Spring Hill Arts Center call for Instructors

Spring Hill Arts Center call for Instructors

The Spring Hill Arts Learning Center is now offering art education
and instructor to local residents in the Spring Hill and surrounding
communities. Artist interested in offering classes at our new
Learning Center are welcome to contact the Spring Hill Arts Learning
Center at or call 931-674-1822 for more

Up Close & Personal: Mark Evan Ivie - March 14 2011


FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 3, 2011—Mark Evan Ivie, of the Spring Hill, Tenn., area, will share his diverse career in industrial design, fencing and fine art during the free educational program of the Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), “Art: Up Close & Personal,” Monday, March 14, 2011, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. in the Williamson County Public Library.

The Williamson County Public Library and O’More College of Design are co-sponsors for this series developed to educate those in the community who have an interest in the arts. Students in the arts are also encouraged to attend. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The main branch of the Williamson County Public Library is located at 1314 Columbia Avenue,
Franklin, TN 37064. For more information about the event or the Arts Council, visit or
call (615) 428-3845.

Lecture: Of God & Gods - Free @ Frist - March 17 2011

Lecture: “Of God and Gods: En-visioning Ultimate Reality in Hindu Traditions”
Thursday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE; first come, first served

Presented by John Thatamanil, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, Vanderbilt University

Hindu traditions have various ways of conceptualizing and en-visioning ultimate reality. Some Hindu traditions take ultimate reality to be a transpersonal world-ground—Being Itself—underlying and sustaining all things without being one of those things. Still, others take ultimate reality to be an Infinite Being, like Vishnu, who is both personal and transpersonal. Almost all Hindu traditions also believe that ultimate reality can reveal itself in variety of multiple forms—330 million of them by some accounts!

In this lecture, John Thatamanil will examine different conceptions of ultimate reality/divinity that can be found in Hindu traditions. He will also pay special attention to vision in Hindu traditions since the vast majority of Hindu traditions believe that divinity can be seen and depicted in visual form. Questions to be addressed include: What does it mean to see and more importantly to be seen by the divine in Hindu traditions? How is divinity encountered by the senses, and particularly by the medium of sight? And what does it mean to en-vision Ultimate Reality in Hindu traditions?

Williamson County Brown Bag Lunch - Sera Davis

Sera Davis, Artist Career Building and Marketing, to speak at the
Williamson County Public Library, March 11

FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 1, 2011 --The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch
Bunch’ has guest speaker, Sera Davis planned for their March meeting. Davis’s topic will be
about artist career building and marketing. The Lunch Bunch will meet on Friday, March 11, from
11 am – 1 pm at the Williamson County Public Library (main conference room), 1314 Columbia
Pike in Franklin.

Sera Davis Cremona began her career as a dedicated painter and received a BFA in Arts
Administration from Virginia Tech. She quickly became the Art Research Director at Virginia
Tech, managing the University's private collections. After graduate painting classes at Savannah
College of Art & Design, Sera moved to New York as the Director of International Art Projects in
Chelsea, finally landing as the Corporate Art Advisor and Curator for Anglo Irish Bank in NYC.
For the next three years, Sera developed a substantial collection totaling more than 90 fine art
pieces for their NY, Boston and Chicago offices.

Grab your lunch and join the Art’s Council for a lunchtime of artistic fun and camaraderie. Guests
are invited to bring a piece of their own artwork to share with the group. The Arts Council’s ‘Brown
Bag Lunch Bunch’ meets 2nd Friday of most months. Open to the public and no charge to attend.
For more information, visit, or call 428-3845.

Arts Council of Williamson County
P.O. Box 680213
Franklin, TN 37068-0213

Public Artist Workshop - March 22, 2011

Metro Nashville Arts Commission
Public Artist Workshop
Howard Office Building Auditorium
700 Second Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210

Tuesday March 22, 2011
8:30 a.m. registration
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* 9:00 a.m. - to 12:30 p.m. - Section One
* 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. - Lunch break – brown bag lunch
* 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Section Two

Attend one or both - Limited to 50 participants each
RSVP to 615-862-6721 or

Emerge, created by Matt Young, Church Street at Capitol Blvd across from the Nashville Public Library

Section One: Making the Move to Public Art – Lynn Basa
Making the leap from studio work into public art practice can be daunting for artists at any stage of their careers. Lynn Basa shows artists where to find public art commission opportunities, how to effectively read calls-for-artists, and what goes into writing a winning letter of interest. Attendees will learn how to analyze a real-life RFQ using Nashville’s two current calls-for-artists before working individually on writing the all-important first paragraph of a letter of interest for their application. Joel Straus, public art master planner for Music City Center, Nashville's new convention center, and Metro Arts staff will introduce and answer questions about the current RFQs.

Section Two: Winning Public Art Commissions – Lynn Basa and Joel Straus
Very few artists have had the opportunity to see what other artists’ winning proposals look like. Through examples and class critiques, Lynn and Joel show participants the level of quality and detail expected from artists who advance to the finalist stage of the selection process. They include tricks of the trade to maximize competitiveness. Topics include: navigating the organizational hierarchy, getting quotes and samples from subcontractors, presenting one’s work in perspective renderings, overall portfolio appearance, interview preparation, and much more. This session assumes that participants already understand the basics of applying for public art commissions.

Lynn Basa
An artist living in Chicago, in addition to having completed numerous public art commissions, she is a painter. She teaches in the sculpture department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the author of The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions.

Joel Straus
Founded in 1996, Joel Straus Consulting (JSC) is an art consulting firm that specializes in planning, managing, and executing public art projects. In addition to providing master planning, administrative, and curatorial services, Joel Straus is a credentialed appraiser with a focus in appraising public artworks. Major projects include curating the art collections for the Washington DC Convention Center and the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information about the Metro Arts Commission visit:

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Nashville: March 20 2011

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Nashville
Nashville’s ONLY ALL MALE Burlesque Revue:
Mr Bare Derriere
Rodney Powers
Cockadile Dundee

Sunday March 20th
The 5 Spot
1006 Forrest Ave
$10 advance via PayPal @
$12 door

You've been asking for males to pose! So this month we are giving you not one, not two but three!

You will see three amazing brolesque routines, three amazing brolesque stars will pose for three amazing hours and you get the chance to sketch all the guys in various amazing poses!

This is a one of a kind session! Be There!

Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School -Nashville