Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Cadillac Tramp Designs in association with False Flag Art presents:


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


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.



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


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!

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.


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.


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

  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

Monday to Saturday
10am to 6pm
12 to 6pm 

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

Monday to Saturday
10am to 6pm
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

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.
 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.


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)
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


November 11
 11am - 1 pm

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

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

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.


  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.


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

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.


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



Nashville Scene Photo Contest - Deadline: Nov 6 2011

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


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

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