Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Call for Artists - MHCF juried benefit - Oct 13, 2011 at Houstin Station

Call for Artists

Mental Health Cooperative Foundation invites artists to submit original artwork to MHCF’s Unmasking Mental Illness Art Benefit taking place Thursday, October 13 at Houston Station in Nashville. This juried event is open to emerging and established artists aged 18 and up. Artists may enter up to 10 works for consideration. Preference will be given to Tennessee artists.

Mental Health Cooperative Foundation presents a special evening with internationally-renowned and emerging artists showcasing their work in a gallery-style setting at former warehouse Houston Station, now a study in urban chic. Artists participating in the live auction include Kaaren Engel, Paul Harmon, Alan LeQuire, Myles McIntyre Maillie, Trevor Mikula, and Stacey Pierce-Nickle. Benefit patrons are invited to also enjoy a silent auction, Hors d’oerves prepared by local celebrity chef Jeremy Barlow, an artisan marketplace, open bar, and free valet.

Entry deadline is August 18, 2011
Late entries will be accepted through August 22, 2011

Artist selections will be announced by e-mail August 25, 2011

Artists will notify MHCF of their intent to participate by August 29, 2011

Participating artists will be posted on the event website (www.unmaskingartbenefit.org) on August 30, 2011

Houston Station (A former warehouse, this venue is now a study in urban chic)

434 Houston Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

All selected artists will be featured on the event website and social media (Facebook and Twitter). Additionally, each week MHCF will send an email featuring three artists from the event.

Mental Health Cooperative Foundation, artbenefit@mhc-tn.org
Event Website: www.unmaskingartbenefit.org

Art Submissions: http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=448


How2: The Art of Collecting - Aug 17 2011

How2: The Art of Collecting - Aug 17 2011

Always thought of starting an art collection but not sure where to start?

Please join us for the Arts & Business Council 's How2 event-- the first fall happening of ABC Untied, the new volunteer and social arm of the ABC.

How2: The Art of Collecting
Wed., August 17th, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Tinney Contemporary Gallery, 237 5th Ave. N.

Panelists: Mark Scala (Frist Center for the Visual Arts), Susan Tinney (Tinney Contemporary Gallery), & Zach Liff (Art Collector)

Nashville arts collectors demystify art collecting, give tips and encourage next steps for art collectors at every stage.

Come enjoy a glass of wine and food from Tavern, and-- most importantly-- gain inspiration for starting your own lifelong art collection.

$10 - ABC Untied Members, $15 - Non-Members
Click here to sign up. http://www.abcnashville.org/shop/how2-the-art-of-collecting/

Gallery f - ARTISTS TALK/PANEL DISCUSSION 9-1-2011, 7p


Figure 1: Scientists and Artists Picture the Intangible
gallery f at Scarritt Bennett
1000 19TH AVE S, NASHVILLE TN 37212
(corner of Grand and 19th Ave S)


This show reveals congruencies between the curiosity and compulsions that drive both scientists and artists. Science and art seek answers to similar questions, questions that stretch our sense of where life and consciousness begin and end. In rendering the invisible visible, the intangible material, art and science give us a glimpse into lives we cannot imagine and bodies we cannot relate to. Both artistic and scientific images are filled with marvel at the phenomena and spirit of life.

ARTISTS AND SCIENTISTS Kelly Bonadies, Ryan Hogan, Jaime Raybin, Terry Thacker, James Perrin, Rhendi Greenwell, Laura Stevens, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Emily Reinke & Piotr Kaszynski
CURATED BY Perrin Ireland & Matt Christy, gallery F. Artists in Residence

OPENING RECEPTION Sat, Aug 27, 6 - 9p

7:30p - The music of Theatre Intangible Live featuring Triceratops (avant garde jazz trio): Robbie Hunsinger - Oboe; Craig Schenker - Saxophone; Jamison Sevitts - Trumpet + Special Guests

OPEN STUDIOS 5. AUG 27 - Tour the studios of Erin Plew, Gordon Roqué, Lauren Willis, Carolyn McDonald, Patricia Earnhardt, Sabine Schlunk, Matt Christy, Sierra Faye Mitchell & Bob White

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer workshops at LeQuire Gallery

Summer workshops at LeQuire Gallery
featuring sculpture and painting classes
taught by accomplished artists Alan LeQuire and Lori Putnam

Sculpting with Alan LeQuire

Sculpting the Portrait in Clay
Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th, 10 - 4
Alan LeQuire will teach the fundamentals of getting a likeness using a model.
Students will sculpt the head in clay. Cost is $280. Materials provided.

For registration information, please contact Liza at liza@lequiregallery.com

Painting the Landscape in Modern Impressionism
with Lori Putnam
Sunday, August 28 from 1-4, and Monday, August 29 from 9-4
This intensive one and a half day workshop will focus on painting landscape paintings using photos and/or plein air studies as reference. Students will have the opportunity to observe and ask questions during the lecture/demonstration on Sunday afternoon. On Monday Lori will work with each student privately, devoting long stretches of focused/individualized instruction. Participants should expect to complete a large, studio work. Cost for this workshop is $175.

For registration information, please contact Liza at liza@lequiregallery.com

Call for entries Estel Gallery - Elvis and Other Kings - Deadline Aug 13 2011

Estel Gallery Needs Kings...Now

Call for entries for September 2011 show: Elvis and Other Kings
A few select artists will be chosen to exhibit with Gary Monroe's Elvis works as part of this exhibition. Entry is open to all artists 18 and over working in any media except video. Entries must include the subject of a king in some manner, this can be taken literally as in royalty or expanded to subjects such as: playing cards, B.B. King, Martin Luther King, Jr., chess pieces, Christ the King, etc. If you can make a persuasive case for why the image depicts a king, it will be considered.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011

Each application must include the following:

Up to 3 digital images
Artist's statement, if necessary to prove why the images are justified as a king.
Subject line in application email must read: " King Me"
No application fee• In your email include the following information for each image:

Retail Price


Notification of inclusion by Aug. 16, 2011
Show Runs: Sept. 3-24
Opening reception: Sept. 3, 2011 6pm - 9pm
Work must arrive at the gallery no later than Monday: Aug. 29, 2011
All works must be for sale.
Work will be returned to the artist by Oct. 17, 2011.
Gallery commission percentage is 50%
Artist is responsible for delivery and return shipping expenses. The Gallery will not submit claims for any damage caused if the artist unwisely to ship via UPS. In the unlikely event there is a claim against FedEx or the US Post office, the gallery will assist with claims.

115 rosa l. parks blvd (formerly 8th ave north) • nashville, tn 37203
tuesday - friday 11 am - 4 pm | saturday 12 - 3 pm | after hours by appointment
cynthia@estelgallery.com • phone: 615.251.8997 • www.estelgallery.com

Tomato Art Fest 2011 Booths @ The Building

The Building is proud to announce that we will be hosting about 20 artist booths for the 8th annual Tomato Art Fest!!! Attendance is expected to be around 20,000 people this year. The Building has ten indoor booths 8x8 with 4x8 wall space and air conditioning for $200!!! We will also have ten or more outdoor booths available for $150. You are expected to bring your own tables and tents and you keep 100% of your sales from the event. We will be featured in all of the Tomato Art Fest documentation and will be hosting an entire day of acoustic music as well! Its going to be a great time, we cannot wait to see all of your mater faces :)






Sarratt 2011 FALL schedule posted

Sarratt 2011 FALL schedule posted

Fall 2011 schedule is now posted and we have A LOT of new classes and times. In-person registration begins September 7th at noon and online registration begins September 9th. As many of you know, the sooner you show up, the better! Here's the schedule: