Monday, June 27, 2011

Asheville Bookworks Classes


Nature Drawing for Journal Keeping

June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 3, 2011 new class
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm, except the last class, August 3, is Wednesday
Instructor: Heather Allen-Swarttouw

This class is for creative people who have always wanted to render elements of the natural world. Honing our skills of observation we will turn to the natural world for inspiration. Using flowers, ferns, leaves etc...from Heather's garden this class will give you the basic drawing skills and confidence to capture the elegance and mystery of them.
Playing it Safe: Protective Enclosures

July 9-10, 2011 new class (possible reschedule - please contact BookWorks)
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Instructor: Bridget Elmer

This class will explore several options for creative protective enclosures for books, prints and other collected materials. This will be the first in a series of classes, each of which will focus on two structures. For our first course, students will learn how to make case-bound paper portfolios, as well as a slip case and chemise.
Magic Box
Wednesday, July 21, 2011 10 - 5 pm

Instructor: Steve Pittelkow
Learn the essential elements of box making with a twist. The magic box opens two ways to reveal either one or two compartments, depending on how it's opened. In addition to the magic, this class will provide a sound basis for box construction and various methods for covering with special attention to learning accurate measuring and cutting. Students will receive a book board thickness measuring template for future construction projects. All levels.
Letterpress Printing Intensive

July 23 - 31 , 2011 new class
8 days, Saturday - with a break on Tuesday - Sunday, 9 - 5 pm

Instructors: Jessica White, Bridget Elmer, Frank Brannon

Three incredible instructors have teamed up and put together a letterpress intensive for students who want to move forward quickly in a letterpress practice and are interested in working independently in the BookWorks letterpress studio.
Vandercook Maintenance

August 3 and 4, 2011
Wednesday and Thursday, 10 - 4 pm Instructor: Paul Moxon,
Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning and lubrication so as to be prepared for potential problems and make or direct repairs.

Moku Hanga with Andy Farkas
August 19, 20 and 21, 2011
Friday, 6 - 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10 - 5 pm
Instructor: Andy Farkas

Learn the centuries old Japanese method of woodblock carving and printing using non-toxic water-based pigments and rice paste also called Moku Hanga. Students will learn traditional methods and tips for carving woodcuts as well as the kento registration technique for printing multiple color blocks.
Altered Books, Part 1 & 2

August 27, 2011 and August 28, 2011 Saturday and Sunday, 9 - 5 pm
register for either or both

Instructor: Carol Owens

Altered book artists like to say there are no rules. To that I would add, just a chance to play and have fun. In this workshop we will use collage and embellishment to turn old books into interactive works of art.

Dr Sketchy's July Session: ROCK N' ROLL w/ Diletta Delight

Dr Sketchy's July Session: ROCK N' ROLL featuring Diletta Delight with special musical guests Hurts to Laugh

Come draw, oogle, drink, and rock out with your chalk out! Dr Sketchy's returns to the 5 Spot in July with a face melter! Diletta Delight dons her best rock regalia, and local cage rattlers Hurts to Laugh will blow your doors off with live music between poses. $10 to draw, $5 to take in the spectacle, not to mention prizes for the artists. It's also the new host's birthday, so lewd gifts wrapped in $20 bills are encouraged. Murray the Wonder Tip Dog may also make an appearance (should his schedule allow).

Come on down, bring a friend, and remember, you don't need to know how to draw to have fun with us...everybody's welcome in the fun!

Lastly, feel free to download the event poster, print off, and art monkey them all over the Music City!

Facebook event page:

Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School - Nashville




Call For Artists - Billboard Art Project - various cities & dates

The Call For Artist page on the Billboard Art Project web site has
just been updated. If you or anyone you know might want to
participate, please feel free to join in or forward this email along.
We'd love to share this opportunity with everyone interested in
participating. For more details click on the following link:

We are also working processing all the documentation of past shows and
will post it as time permits. We appreciate your patients. Here is a
list of upcoming shows:

Duluth, MN
Application due: July 25, 2011
Images due: August 1, 2011
Show dates: Saturday, August 20th at 12 a.m. through Sunday, August
21st at 11:59 p.m.

Chicago, IL
Application due: August 15, 2011
Images due: September 5, 2011
Show dates: Monday, September 26th at 12 a.m. through Sunday, October
23rd at 11:59 p.m.

Reading, PA
Application due: September 12, 2011
Images due: October 3, 2011
Show date: Saturday, October 22nd from 12 a.m. through 11:59 p.m.

New Orleans, LA
Application due: September 19, 2011
Images due: October 10, 2011
Show dates: Saturday, October 22nd at 12 a.m. through Friday,
November 18th at 11:59 p.m.

Baton Rouge, LA
Application due: September 26, 2011
Images due: October 17, 2011
Show date: Saturday, November 5th at 12 a.m. through 11:59 p.m.

San Bernardino, CA
Application due: October 24, 2011
Images due: November 14, 2011
Show date: Friday, December 2nd at 12 a.m. through 11:59 p.m.

Call for Artists - Hillsboro Village Art Walk

The Hillsboro Village Art Walk is always looking for artists to show during the Walk every 1st Thursday of the month from 5-8 pm, year-round. (Some shops keep art up for the whole month).
Feel free to contact any of the shops and restaurants to ask if they would show your art, music, photography, etc... for the WALK, everyone knows all about it.
The Shops will independently decide if your art is appropriate for them.

The July Walk is moving one week in order to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th, 5-8 pm. Then going back to 1st Thursdays after that. They are looking for French-themed art for this particular event.

We have a Facebook page where you can "LIKE" us and stay in touch, see photos of past walks and get invitations - "Hillsboro Village Events"

You can email me at for more questions. We would love to see more of you out there!

CALL FOR ENTRIES Uncommon Threads: The Handicrafts in Book Arts. DEADLINE 8-18-11


Uncommon Threads: The Handicrafts in Book Arts

Exhibition dates: September 23 - October 29, 2011

Location: 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Deadline for Entries: August 18, 2011

THEME - One of the best aspects of working in the field of book and paper
arts is the chance to work with so many exciting artistic materials and
techniques‚ even traditional handicraft techniques. Some would say the rise
of Etsy has fueled a resurgence in artists turning to knitting, embroidery,
sewing, beading, felting, needlework, fabric, stitching and quilting.
Macrame, anyone? Combine these techniques with the book and paper arts and
we have a new era in making. *Uncommon Threads* seeks artist books and other
forms of book and paper art that utilize handicraft techniques, materials or

MEDIA - This exhibit is open to hand crafted book and paper arts related
works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural
books, book objects, altered books, zines, broadsides and sculptural pieces
are all encouraged. Any medium, any style, any size.

AWARDS - Three artists will receive "Best of Show Awards" which will include
a certificate and special marketing blitz focusing on their work. One artist
will receive a "Library Choice Award" which will be awarded based on ballots
cast by our library and museum customers and will also receive a certificate
and marketing blitz.

DEADLINE – Submissions are due no later than August 13, 2011

INFO – A complete call for entries for Uncommon Threads can be found here:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Call for Artists - Arts In The Park - Morristown, TN - Deadline 7-15-11

Artists Needed - Arts In The Park Accepting Artist Applications

The Arts In The Park Committee is currently seeking art entries for the fifth annual Arts In the Park event on Saturday, September 17. Arts In The Park, “Art In The Heart of Hamblen County,” is a one-day celebration of visual and performing arts—two-dimensional fine art, artistic photography, and sculpture, theater, music, and dance. Arts In The Park is an event for area artists to showcase, display, sell, and demonstrate their art. Artist application and guidelines are available online at Submissions must be received by July 15. Artists will be notified of inclusion by July 31. For more information, visit, call 423-312-8325 or 423-586-0260, or e-mail or

3rd Annual - 2011 International Juried Photography Competition - FL - Deadine 6-30-11

3rd Annual - 2011 International Juried Photography Competition

Cash & Awards Valued Over $10,000

Including - Artists Haven Gallery Representation Contract, Solo Exhibition, Internet Exposure, Website Hosting, Magazine Publicity, and additional Sponsorship Prizes.

Entry Deadline - JUNE 30, 2011

Download Entry Forms At -

JUROR: Wendy M. Blazier, Senior Curator, Boca Raton Museum of Art

For more than 30 years, Wendy M. Blazier she has been active in South Florida as a museum curator, arts lecturer, juror of art shows and competitions, and a strong advocate for today’s contemporary artists working in all media. Ms. Blazier is a published art historian, arts writer, and veteran museum administrator who, since 2001, serves as Senior Curator at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, where she is responsible for the organization and presentation of the Museum’s changing exhibitions, and permanent collections management. The Boca Raton Museum of Art houses an outstanding collection of photography, numbering more than 1500 images, and representing a veritable textbook of 19th and 20th century developments spanning the history of the medium. From early processes to large contemporary works, the Museum’s photography collection demonstrates the range of photographic media from documentary to conceptual. As Senior Curator at the Museum, Ms. Blazier has organized numerous photography exhibitions of internationally and nationally prominent artists’ works.

Exhibition - The 45 selected photographers will participate in a collective exhibition at the Artists Haven Gallery. The exhibition will be August 6, 2011 – August 31, 2011.

Artists Reception & Awards Presentation - Saturday, August 6, 2011 6 - 9pm. Complimentary wine, hors d’ oeuvres & desserts. Casual attire. Event is free and open to public.

Book - A Fine Art Limited Edtion Book will be published & released for sale.

Awards - From the overall entries, 45 artists will be selected (5 artists in each of the 9 categories). Of those, 9 artists will win a Best of Category Award (1 artist from each category). And of those, there will be a 1st Place Best of Show Award winner, 2nd Place Judges Award winner, and a 3rd Place Merit Award winner.

One Day Printmaking Workshop @ Blue Fig - June 25 2011


One Day Workshop $25

Summer Starts this week and what a way to start then with a day with ART !

Blue Fig Editions will be holding a one day 4 hour workshop this Saturday June 25th.

This workshop with show you five different types of printmaking:

1. Etching/Intaglio

2. Lithography

3. Woodcut/Lino cut

4. Silkscreen

5. Mono-types

This workshop is geared to artist and non-artist to learn several styles of printmaking in a professional studio. There will be demonstrations on all 5 methods. The demonstrations will offer traditional methods as well and new techniques. You will walk away with knowledge of several printmaking methods and how to apply them to your art. Plan on attending this Saturday workshop from 10:00 am to 2:00pm. All this for a cost of $25.

This workshop will be fast paced and informative and will be geared to demonstrations and teaching printmaking techniques. If you would like to try out any of the methods learned the following day Blue Fig will hold one of their "Open Studio" times. Individual work with your own hands on experience could happen the next day during studio time of 10-4 on Sunday June 26th. Future classes and workshops will also be available to apply your newly learned printmaking techniques.

Printmaking Workshop:

Where: Blue Fig Editions Studio

When: Saturday June 25th 10:00 am till 2:00 pm (4+ hours)

Who: Anyone interested in learning printmaking techniques.

(this will be a small class and limited seating is available

Cost: $25 (drinks and snacks will be offered)

Call or email today to reserve your spot

Blue Fig Editions

6871 Walnut Hills Drive

Brentwood TN 37027



All proceeds will benefit the Old Hickory Presbyterian Church

COST: $150 for 18 hours of instruction

Ages: 15 years and up

Mary Field Neville Watercolor Workshop

Mary Field Neville is a renowned watercolorist, art teacher, and illustrator who has lived in
the Nashville area for many years. Ms. Neville is a signature member of the Tennessee
Watercolor Society and the Nashville Artist Guild as well as several other associations.

July 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2011
9a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Bring your Lunch)

Please register by Saturday July 2, 2011

801 Jones Street, Old Hickory, Tennessee

Just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville

If you have always wanted to learn about watercolor or dabbled in it in the past and need
a refresher course, this is a class you will find is most informative. We will discuss the
tools and their uses, how to stretch watercolor paper, different ways to lay down washes,
various techniques and “tricks” and the fundamentals of mixing color. This includes
lectures, demonstrations and scheduled work time.


Register: Phone (615) 847-2161 or E-mail Secretary @

CALL TO ALL ARTISTS for "Let Them Art - Clarksville - Deadline 8-5-11

Saturday, August 27th. 7pm-10pm
@ NO EGRETS Tattoo Studios
1128 College St. Clarksville, Tenn 37040

All works and mediums allowed. No limitations.
At least 1 work of art should include a portrait of your favorite artist, a re-mastered work of your favorite art piece,
or any subject of your choosing in the style of a famous artists.
Censorship is Forbidden
6ft x 6ft wall space is available for the cost of $20.00 *
All art work must be ready for hanging. Either picture wire or saw tooth hook. No exceptions!
All sales are between you and the buyers. I take NO COMMISSIONS!

To do so, I have included a silent auction for LET THEM ART.
Open to ANYONE who is willing to donate a piece of art.
Any size piece of art is welcome. No limits.
Censorship is forbidden
Your work should include the subject in relation to your favorite charity.
You will be responsible for running your own silent auction. Set the price, open and close your auction,
and complete the sale. I take NO COMMISSIONS.
Please donate all money collected to a charity of your choosing.
No extra charge to the artists involved in the silent auction.
I personally will give halfl the money I make to the Second Harvest Food Bank, and the other half to a community art program.

The 2 previous shows at NO EGRETS had 3 very talented, awesome artists by the names of Jeff Bertrand, Brandt Hardin and Loyd Gant involved in a
live painting. This was a must see. Don't miss out on the upcoming "Let them Art". These very creative artists have offered to give another live painting
show for all guests. We are also proud to announce that Michelle Thornhill of will be painting a nude model for the show.
Come out, show your art, be part of this huge art exhibit and silent auction!

Jewerly show case brought to you by April Nicolaides.

Live music spun by dj's Tee-Aye-See-Ohh and Ugly Lovely

food and water

* All payments for wall space is due in cash $20.00. Paid in person at NO EGRETS tattoo studios 1128 College St. Clarksville, TN 37040
at time of drop off. Drop off for all art work is on Friday August 26th between 5pm-10pm. *

#### IF INTERESTED in showing your art, please contact me thru link above. I will return all e-mails. Space fills up quick. First come, first served.
we have room for 30 artists. Open call thru personal invite already brought in 13 artists.
Feel free to donate to any charity of your choosing. Open call closes at midnight Friday August 5th.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Porter Flea, Now Accepting Vendor Applications

Porter Flea, Now Accepting Vendor Applications

Porter Flea is a curated modern market located in East Nashville that
will showcase handmade goods, local fare, and vintage finds. Porter
Flea strives to promote the indie craft movement, encourage
sustainability, and support local business across Nashville.

Conveniently located at the emerging Porter East building- home to
numerous retailers, in the heart of East Nashville. Our juried vendors
will offer unique selection of paper goods, apparel, antiques,
artwork, posters, and jewelry from Nashville’s best and brightest.
Visit to apply to be a vendor and mark your
calendars for the upcoming event!

Call for Tomato Art - Deadline July 5 2011

Deadline July 5 2011

Artist Career Development Services

Artist Career Development Services:

Artist Career Coaching Consultations/ Critiques (with Artist Career Manual)
Professional Fine Art Digital Photo Documentation
Affordable Artist Websites

By appointment.

LOCATION: Nashville: location determined per client.
*Phone Consultations are also available for out of state artists.

We believe professional artists to any degree, should not only be creators, but also savvy, confidently-prepared business people.

• Portfolio Critique: creating cohesiveness & thinking outside the box
• Understanding your goals, intentions and interests
• Website: a mission statement, archive, & business plan
• Framing & presentation
• Photographing your work (discounted pro-images… please inquire)
• Pricing your work
• Resume/ bio/ artist statement
• The Gallery business
• Successful submission process
• Protecting yourself
• Exhibiting and selling your work!


Davis Art Advisory
Sera Davis Cremona, Owner & Advisor
347 306 1859