Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Resident Artist Opportunity at Dahlhauser Gallery in Edgehill Village

Resident Artist Opportunity at Dahlhauser Gallery
located at Edgehill Village

1200 Villa Place Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37212

My name is Nancy Dahlhauser. I recently opened a gallery in Edgehill Village (east end of Music Row). We’re located in a renovated industrial building (formerly White Way Cleaners). I have an 800 square foot space with high walls and an open ceiling. The facility houses three restaurants, a coffee shop, a bakery, a gelato shop, a children’s clothing store, three artist’s studios, a hair salon, a spa, and several other small businesses. It’s an eclectic setting with amazing potential.
The gallery supports local artists and crafters. I currently have fine art by Nancy Dahlhauser, Timothy Tyler, and Katherine Saporiti. We also carry pottery and jewelry.
I am seeking a resident artist who will pay $725.00 a month and 10% commission on artwork sold at the gallery. There is a studio/work space which is located in the back of the gallery. It has amazing natural light.
The benefits to a resident artist includes the following:

    Insurance for fine art that is housed at the gallery
    ¼ of the wall space that rotates every six weeks to include window space
    public gallery which is open five days a week (Tuesday – Saturday)
    advertising (such as a ½ page ad in “Nashville Arts” magazine)
    participation in the monthly Edgehill Village Art & Music Crawl
    participation in gallery shows
    participation in special events (such as the Edgehill Artisan Fair, Franklin Jazz Festival, and Oktoberfest in Germantown)
    a space to conduct workshops
    a space to teach private lessons in the studio area
    participation in the “Mad Mimi” Email Promotion System and Dahlhauser Gallery’s website

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Call for Artists - Untitled "Spring Roll" at Fifth and Main - Deadline March 18

uncensored art for unlimited audiences 

Untitled’s Spring Show 2012
SATURDAY, MARCH 24th, 6-10pm
Location: FIFTH and MAIN in East Nashville

one piece per artist
+ 5 small works (optional)
MARCH 14 - last chance to pay at meeting

MARCH 16 - snail mail payment postmark deadline
MARCH 18 - Online Registration deadline; Paypal option to pay deadline

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 weekly newsletter or website on Wednesdays for current meeting location

See much more on the Untitled website! www.untitlednashville.org

Call For Entries Chromatics Second Floor Gallery

Call For Entries  Chromatics Second Floor Gallery

Please follow the link below for more info and direction to submission


Register for Arts Advocacy Day 2012

Register for Arts Advocacy Day

Not sure if you should attend Arts Advocacy Day on the Hill 2012?

    Here’s a quick quiz to help you decide. Note all that apply:
__ I am an artist, arts administrator or creative worker.
    __ I enjoy the arts as an audience member or viewer.
    __ I see the arts as valuable community engagement for businesses.
    __ I support arts education for all Tennessee youth.
    __ I believe the arts should be more accessible to everyone.
    __ I want to learn more about public funding for the arts.
    __ I want to learn more about how our elected officials consider public arts funding.
    If you checked just ONE box, then YOU should attend Arts Advocacy Day!

    Registration includes Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA) group gathering and luncheon, and individual meetings with each attendee’s legislators, which TFTA will schedule upon registration. This is an easy and simple advocacy opportunity that no arts supporter should miss!


Centennial Art Center 3 Gallery Talks - Carolyn Riess-Dods​on, Brenda Stein and Kim Barrick March 13th, 22nd & 27th

March 13th, 22nd & 27th - Centennial Art Center Gallery Talks - Carolyn Riess-Dods​on, Brenda Stein and Kim Barrick

Metro Parks’ Centennial Art Center Gallery presents:


Carolyn Riess-Dodson – Painter: Tuesday, March 13, 6 pm – 7 pm

Brenda Stein – Woodturner: March 22, 6 pm – 7 pm

Kim Barrick – Painter: Tuesday, March 27, 1 pm – 2 pm

Currently exhibiting their works inMetro Parks’ Centennial Art Center’s gallery, painters Kim Barrick and Carolyn Riess-Dodson and woodturner Brenda Stein will each present Gallery Talks atMetro Parks’ Centennial Art Center’s gallery. The artists will discuss their works that are on exhibit, their artistic motivations, inspirations and techniques.

Centennial Art Center’s Director, Brenda McSurley says, “We know the public will enjoy hearing Carolyn, Kim and Brenda discuss their art in a relaxed, informal setting. These talks also offer a great opportunity to ask the artists specific questions about individual works.”

The first Gallery Talk takes place on Tuesday, March 13, 6 pm – 7 pm and will feature Murfreesboro, Tennessee painter,Carolyn Riess-Dodson. Inspired by both the natural world and her inner, imaginary world, she says, “I want to share my version of the potentially colorful countryside that surrounds us. It's not just brown and green any longer. Then there's that inner world of fantasy, archetypes and ancient prototypes fueling my mental, right-brain engine that I've just got to get on canvas!"

Nashville, Tennessee woodturnerBrenda Stein’s Gallery Talk will be held on Thursday, March 22, 6 pm – 7 pm. She describes her approach to her art form, “Combining the perfect curve with the richness of our Tennessee trees brings me great joy… Every tree has a story. Each piece is the voice of the tree inspiring deeper connections with our natural world.” Brenda appeared as the featured artist in a Nashville Public Television program,Tennessee Crossroads: Brenda Stein, Woodturner. Additional works by Brenda Stein have been added to this exhibit since its February 2nd opening.

PainterKim Barrick of Nashville, Tennessee, will present her Gallery Talk on Tuesday, March 27, 1 pm – 2 pm. A champion of plein aire painting (painting landscapes while outdoors), she foundedThe Chestnut Group, a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists. “Nature is my True North…” Kim shares, “There is always something that evolved from the earth that draws my attention... Nature is chaos in motion. I just try to paint it and get the exquisite pieces – be engaged and humbled by the rare – and attempt to not miss anything.”

The Art Center’s gallery manager, Lena Arice Lucas, says, “We are so pleased with this outstanding exhibition and the public’s enthusiastic response. There are so many talented, creative people in the Nashville area, and it is such an honor to exhibit works by these three exceptional visual artists. I am so excited that they have generously offered to conduct Gallery Talks and share their time discussing their art with the public.”

Centennial Art Center is located in the 25th Avenue North and Park Plaza Corner of Nashville’sCentennial Park and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (with extended hours during opening receptions and Gallery Talks). For more information or directions, call (615) 862-8442. For information about the Art Center’s gallery and art classes, go to: http://www.nashville.gov/parks/arts/cac.asp

Collage/Acrylic Workshop @ Jerry's Artarama Nashville - March 15 2012

Collage/Acrylic Workshop @ Jerry's Artarama Nashville - March 15 2012

Paula Francis will be hosting a Collage/Acrylic Workshop on Thursday, March 15th. One class will be held in the morning for all of you early risers from 10am-2pm and one class held in the afternoon from 4pm-8pm. Come by the store and sign up today for the time slot that is convenient for you!!! The cost for the 4 hour workshop is $40. A supply list will be available at sign up.

Jerry's Artarama - Nashville

5361 Mount View Rd

Antioch, TN 37013

 P) 615-731-5901

Monday, March 5, 2012


The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Percent for Art Program seeks images of recent work from artist who wish to be considered to create an original permanent work of public art at Dranoff Properties’ new development at Broad & South Streets in Philadelphia.

Submission are due no later than 4:30pm on March 30, 2012. Please see our website for more information.


March 30, 2012 at 4:30pm

Philadelphia, PA

About the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Percent for Art Program

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority pioneered the Percent for Art Program in 1959, becoming the first program in the United States to make the commissioning of fine arts an integral part of the urban renewal process. The

Percent for Art Program requires that redevelopers who build on land acquired from and assembled by the Redevelopment Authority must budget at least one percent of the total building construction costs toward the commissioning of original, site-specific works of art. The Percent for Art program encourages Redevelopers to conceive of innovative applications for public art, and to create work that engages the public and challenges them to think about their surroundings in new and exciting ways. Each art project is more than a single or isolated work – the public space in its entirety is considered, in order to make the greatest contribution to the urban fabric, the streetscape, and the places that citizens populate. Each project is completely site-specific.


The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

ATTN: Percent for Art Program
1234 Market Street, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Questions related to submission requirements may be directed to Julia Guerrero at julia.guerrero@rda.phila.gov

CALL FOR ARTISTS: To See as Artists See the Frist. Deadline 4-1-12

CALL FOR ARTISTS: To See as Artists See the Frist. Deadline 4-1-12

Participate in an online Facebook exhibition inspired by the current exhibition To See as Artists See and the Frist Center, itself.

As an artist, what do you see when you visit the Frist Center for the Visual Arts? Is it the Boaz Vaadia sculpture that greets you when you make your way from the parking lot into the Turner Courtyard, or is it the Turner Courtyard? Are you inspired by the hustle and bustle of guests in the magnificent Grand Lobby, or is it simply the Art Deco architecture?

 We are seeking works of art inspired by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to fill an online album of adult artists’ works for our Facebook Fan page. Over the next few weeks, when you visit the Frist Center, arm yourself with a sketchbook and a pencil (only pencils may be used in the galleries) or with your iPad using an app such as Penultimate. Take a look around while you dine in the Café, peruse the galleries and lobby, or sit in the Turner Courtyard. Select something that stands out to you at the Frist Center and sketch it!

 Once you return home (or to your studio), choose from one of the 10 thematic groups from the current exhibition To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection and listed below and create a two-dimensional work of art that depicts what you, the artist, sees when you visit the Frist Center.

10 Thematic Groups from To See as Artists See
 Romanticism and Realism                                          
 Forces in Nature
 Nature and Abstraction
 Modern Life
 The City
 Memory and Identity
 Legacy of Cubism
 Transition to Abstract Expressionism
 Abstract Expressionism

Scan or photograph your artwork and submit your image by clicking the box below. All entries should be 300 dpi JPEG images and the file should include the title of your piece. Be sure to include your name, email address, title of the work, medium, and the theme you have chosen with your submission.

This call for artists is for artists 18 years of age and older. Entries will be juried by members of the Frist Center staff; selected images will be posted on Facebook in an online exhibition. Only 50 entries will be selected for the online album. Fans of the Frist Center Facebook page will then vote for their favorite entry. The image that receives the most “likes” from Frist Center Facebook fans will be awarded “Best of Show” and receive a Frist Center gift packet and a yearlong Frist Center membership.

 You must be a fan of the Frist Center Facebook page to view and participate in the voting of this exhibition: http://www.facebook.com/fristcenter

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 1, 2012.

 For more information or questions about this activity please contact Emily Beard, community relations manager, at               615.744.3331       or ebeard@fristcenter.org.


To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection, on view in the Ingram Gallery through May 6, 2012, features more than 100 works by 75 important artists, including outstanding paintings by Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Adolf Gottlieb and Robert Motherwell. Many of the artists in this exhibition were influenced by the world around them and captured in their work some of the biggest changes transforming society during their lifetimes: the rise of industry and new modes of transportation, the growth and electrification of cities and the invention of everyday objects.


Alternativ​e Funding for Your Creative Project - Panel discussion - Mar 22, 2012

Alternativ​e Funding for Your Creative Project - Panel discussion - Mar 22, 2012
Arts & Business Council

In 2010, The Economist wrote that "the web is now a horn of plenty for funding creative projects." With the explosion of online giving sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, communities are connecting with creative projects in new way producing innovative art and a new type of donor relationship. This "crowdfunding" concept facilitates the direct funding of projects by individual audience or community members.

Join a cross-section of local artists, creative professionals and giving platform managers for a panel discussion of crowdfunding that will explore best practices for online campaigns, limitations and logistics.  Plus, learn tips on how to manage the relationships with your supporters.

Alternative Funding for Your Creative Project

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 12:00 - 1:15 PM

The Brick Factory Nashville at Cummins Station

(Floor 1, Suite 126 by Elevator B)

$10 ABC Members | $15 Non-members

Register now. Brown bag lunches welcome! 

Panelists include:

Austen Adams – fearless moderator and entertainment attorney

Lindsey Bailey – installation, performance, and youth community artist; project organizer of the Deliciously Happy project (successfully funded through Kickstarter)

Clarke Gallivan – producer for RuckusFilms and Blue Like Jazz (successfully funded and the largest film project in Kickstarter history)

Beth Groves – arts organization online giving aficionado and Manager for GivingMatters.com

Not familiar with crowdfunding? Check out a basic overview from Technology in the Arts.

The Arts & Business Council connects artists and arts organizations with the services, skills and opportunities they need to thrive from their creative endeavors. ABC Seminars educate artists, creative professionals & arts organizations to help them master the business of art.

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

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch March's Guest: “Donna Glassford” March 9 2012

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
March's Guest:

“Donna Glassford”
'The Importance of Art Within Healthcare Settings'

March 9
 11am - 1 pm

Donna Glassford resides in Nashville and is the proprietor of Donna Glassford Arts in Health, a consultancy. Her past experience includes serving as the Executive Director of Cultural Enrichment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 14 years. She is a board member for the Society for Arts in Healthcare a national organization and serves on the board of Nashville Civic Design Center. Not only a collector of art, Donna assists in the  purchase of major at pieces for prominent medical facilities and private collections. She has lectured on the topic of art and health internationally. Her experience as painter and  printmaker led her to this unique field.      

 Ms. Glassford will be speaking on how the arts play an important role in making environments feel more comfortable for patients and their loved ones. She will discuss how the arts can assist in healing during stressful times. Donna will share stories, opportunities and give examples of how the healing arts have influenced individual patients and the community at large. Examples will be drawn from the genesis of major sculpture commissions inspired by hope to therapeutic endeavors shown as temporary art exhibitions.  She will also field question from the audience on how their art might apply to the healing environments.

Grab your lunch and join the Arts 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 www.artscouncilwc.org, or call 428-3845.

Williamson County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike
Franklin, TN 37064

Art: Up Close & Personal -Paul Harmon- Painter - March 12 2012

Art: Up Close & Personal

Paul Harmon
 March 12
 6 - 7:30 pm

Williamson County Public Library
 (main conference room)
 1314 Columbia Pike
 Franklin, TN 37064     

           In it's fourth year, the Arts Council is proud to present this evening series for 2012.
Some of the most renowned local artists will share an up-close and personal glimpse into their lives and their work.

Harmon's art education began early in his childhood. He recounts, "My Grandmother was a painter...a really great one....and as she lived in the same neighborhood as my parents, I spent a lot of time as a child in her home and studio." He also took a few summer art classes as a child. "That's about it for art education, but it was a good one," he comments. 

For 11 years, from 1986 to early 1998, Harmon divided this time between permanent studio/residences in Paris, France, and Brentwood. The Harmon work is well represented in numerous galleries, museums, major corporate and private collections in Europe, Asia and the United States. His work is in collections in the Tennessee State Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Museum of the Principality of Monaco and the city of Caen, France.

In 1994, Harmon's major exhibition of his work at the invitation of officials of Caen, France, was curated by Galerie Dėprez-Bellorget of Paris for the official art show of the D-Day 50th anniversary remembrances.

Harmon is the recipient of many major international painting awards, including the Prix de la Ville de Monaco and the Prix de la Sociėtė E.J.A. at the XXIV Prix International D'Art Contemporain de Monte-Carlo.  The Harmon painting, Walking Man, from this exhibition/competition was chosen by Her Serene Highness, Princess Caroline of Monaco for her private collection. In connection with the Prix de las Ville de Monaco, a canvas was commissioned by the Principality of Monaco for its permanent collection.

A comprehensive book, “Paul Harmon: Crossing Borders,” is now in print. This 360-page color volume covers canvases from 1961 to mid-2009. Over 526 paintings are featured along with an essay by Art Historian Robert L. McGrath, professor of art history, emeritus, Dartmouth University.

Harmon's work is featured in the Elmore Leonard Showtime movie, "Pronto," directed by Jim McBride and starring Peter Falk, Glenne Headly and James LeGros.

Today, Harmon lives and works in a 1793 National Register of Historic Places farmhouse and studio in Brentwood. To see Harmon's work, please visit www.paulharmon.com.


Come mingle with some of the notable artists from our area and beyond.
 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January: series resumes in February
February 13: Alf Sharp, Woodworker/Furniture Maker
 March 12: Paul Harmon, Painter
 April 9: Chery Cratty, Fiber and Pulp Painting
 May 14: Roy Overcast, Ceramics

 Series resumes in September

September 24: Lena Luca, Ceramics, Painting and Music
October 8: Bill Barnes, Painting and Graphic Design
 November 12: Edie Maney, Painter

 The lecture series is free and open to the public.
 Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 428-3845 or email info@artscouncilwc.org.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Call for Artist Vendors for March 2nd “Meet 'n 3”

Now accepting Artist Vendors for March 2nd “Meet 'n 3”

Metro Arts and the Nashville Farmers Market will host the second "Meet 'n 3" event on Friday, March 2nd.  This free to attend event will be held at the the Nashville Farmers Market and includes live music, local art and culinary delights from Nashville Food Trucks. An estimated 2,500 people attended the inagural event in February and we expect the March event to be just as successful! We have very limited space for artist vendor spaces and are currently accepting applications. The cost is $30. Register Online Here or email Rebecca Berrios for more details rebecca.berrios@nashville.gov.

Call for Entries: WPG's 15th Annual National Small Works - Deadline 5-19-12

Washington  Printmakers Gallery
Call for Entries: WPG's 15th Annual National Small Works

-Open to printmakers age 18+ nationwide creating hand-pulled prints (no digital or photographic processes) under 170 sq in.

  -First Prize: Solo exhibition, August 2013.
  -Second Prize: $200 Purchase award from Graphic  
  Chemical and Ink
  -Third Prize: $150 Gift Certificate from Utrecht Art
  -Fourth Prize: $100 Gift Certificate from Renaissance  

Early bird, reduced fee deadline: April 19, 2012
Final deadline: May 19, 2012

Download the call for entries or view it on our website.

Washington  Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Ave  | Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.273.3660  | info@washingtonprintmakers.com  www.washingtonprintmakers.com

Monday, February 13, 2012

Call for artists for Spring Festival April 2012

Call for artists for Spring Festival April 2012


We are looking for Artists, Artisans, and Crafters!!

. . .original, creative, and inspiring people who would appreciate the opportunity to show their art at a fundraising festival on

April 21, 2012.

Family friendly Christian festival
Free admission

Music, food, and entertainment provided

wonderful atmosphere, wonderful cause

Rain or shine event

You can choose to set up indoors or out
Be a part of something special in a positive Christian environment

The booth fees are only $35 dollars + 10% of sales
 ONLY serious inquires please!

When replying to this post... please follow these steps

include in the e-mail:
*a few JPG images of your work
 *your name
 *your e-mail
*your phone number
 *your website (if you have one)

We will call you and give you more information!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Call to Artists - Arts @ the Airport - Deadline Mar 30 2012

Call to Artists - Arts @ the Airport - Deadline Mar 30 2012

The Flying Solo Exhibition Series Call to Artists is currently OPEN for submissions. Please review the information below if you wish to submit a proposal. The deadline for Call to Artists is Friday, March 30, 2012 at midnight, Mountain Standard Time (1 a.m. Central Standard Time).

The Call to Artists is managed through www.callforentry.org, also known as CaFE. The Web site is free to use. If you are new to the site, click the button in the top right corner of callforentry.org that says "First Time Users Register Here."

When registering with CaFE, you will be asked to provide:
 · 7 jpeg images. Please see CaFE site for image specifications.
· An artist statement
 · A short bio
 · An artist resume

· A site-specific proposal, if you plan to apply for a Ticketing Lobby exhibit. See below for more info on our exhibit sites.

If you have questions regarding the submission process after visiting the CaFE site, please contact arts@nashintl.com or               (615) 275-1614      .


Call for Artists: Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa April 28,29 2012

Call for Artists:

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa will be accepting applications for the Spring
2012 Craftstravaganzaa, through March 5th. Market to be held Saturday and
Sunday, April 28-29, 2012 downtown Athens, GA.

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa is a bi-annual handmade market that brings an
eclectic selection of emerging artists and crafters from the South and

Visit our website for show information, photo galleries of past markets,
vendor photos and profiles, Craftstravaganzaa applications and more.


Art: Up Close & Personal - Furniture Maker & Fine Alf Sharp - 2-13-12

Feb. 13: Alf Sharp, Furniture Maker & Fine Woodworker

Art: Up Close & Personal

Alf Sharp
 Furniture Maker & Fine Woodworker
 February 13
 6 - 7:30 pm

Williamson County Public Library
 (main conference room)
 1314 Columbia Pike
 Franklin, TN 37064

In it's fourth year, the Arts Council is proud to present this evening series for 2012.
Some of the most renowned local artists will share an up-close and personal glimpse into their lives and their work.

Sharp began his journey toward furniture making after attending Vanderbilt University Law School, and realizing that "none of the white-color professions were appealing." Little did he know that a simple remodeling project for his landlord in lieu of rent would lead to the career of a lifetime in fine woodworking. Even though he had no experience in carpentry, his customer was satisfied, and as one job after another came along, he gravitated toward interior trim and simple cabinetry. He loved making things with his hands and out of wood!

As he began exploring how to make fine furniture, he found very few remaining who could pass on the knowledge and techniques of fine hand woodworking. Since it was almost a lost art, Sharp read books and experimented. He discovered that "perhaps the finest furniture ever built, both in terms of artistic style and technical skill, was created in the 18th century," when power equipment of any sort had not been invented and a piece was made entirely with hand tools. Sharp visited prominent museums and collections and picked the brains of collectors, dealers and scholars in antique furniture.

At the same time, to make a living, Sharp was growing his business in an entirely opposite direction. "By 1980, he had a 13.500 sq. ft. shop, a quarter-million dollars' worth of machinery and 25 production employees, cranking out fairly low-end furniture." By this time, he rarely touched a piece of wood, and commissions for fine furniture were rare. At the first opportunity, Sharp sold the factory and built a small woodworking shop next to his home in Woodbury, Tenn. He was determined "to use primarily original-period hand tools, large enough only to allow a maximum of two assistants."

Since that time, he has concentrated on museum-quality, one-of-a-kind furniture, primarily in the 18th century American style. He also creates 19th and 20th century historical styles, and designs and builds pieces that merge traditional values and proportions with contemporary idioms and exotic woods.

Sharp's impressive commissions include dining chairs, mantle pieces, carved Venetian blinds, faux-grained exterior doors, "Jackson" presses, and a replica of President George Washington's swiveling mahogany office chair at the Hermitage; a reinterpreted "Jackson" press and an oak bench using "treaty oak" lumber at the Tennessee State Museum; Windsor dining chairs and Baltimore-style painted settees at Travelers Rest; walnut "Gentleman's " chairs, the Speaker of the Senate's podium and Rococo Revival style Supreme Court Justice's chairs at the Tennessee State Capitol; and many more pieces in public and private homes and offices from Massachusetts to California.

He has captured numerous awards including the 2008 Cartouche Award of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Williamsburg, Va.; a commendation, "State of Tennessee House of Representative Resolution #294 on March 27, 2008; and being named a Fellow of the Emma Collaborative 2010, Saskatoon & Ness Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada;

He captured Best of Tennessee, 2002, at the Tennessee Artist Craftsman Association, in Chattanooga; and participated in the Wilson Art Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pa.; "Art of Tennessee" 2003 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville; "Curvitures," sponsored by the Furniture Society, 2004-2005; "Out of the Woods," The Parthenon, Nashville, 2004; Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville, 2006; "Arms, Legs, Feet, Heart & Soul," Tennessee State Museum, 2009; Knoxville Museum of Art, 2009; and Contemporary Classics—Selections from the Society for American Period Furniture, Savannah, Ga., 2006. He was an invited artist to the Master Woodworkers Show in Knoxville, Tenn., in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

His work has been featured in the cover article of Woodshop News, November 2006, and the cover of the book, Studio Furniture—Today's Leading Woodworkers. Publications featuring his work include Colonial Homes, Antiques Magazine, Southern Living, Architecture of the Old South, Fine Woodwork, Woodwork, Custom Woodworking, and various books.

Sharp has served as an instructor on the "History of Furniture" and "Architectural Detailing" at O'More College of Art and Design in Franklin; instructor at Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship; and instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.

Active in the profession, he is serving as president of The Furniture Society for 2011 to 2012, and on its Board of Trust from 2006 to 2013. He also has been president of the Cumberland Furniture Guild since 2002, is vice president since 2009 of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, and is on the Board of Directors of the Cannon County Art Center.


Come mingle with some of the notable artists from our area and beyond.
 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January: series resumes in February
 February 13: Alf Sharp, Woodworker/Furniture Maker
 March 12: Paul Harmon, Painter
 April 9: Chery Cratty, Fiber and Pulp Painting
 May 14: Roy Overcast, Ceramics

Series resumes in September

September 24: Lena Luca, Ceramics, Painting and Music
 October 8: Bill Barnes, Painting and Graphic Design
 November 12: Edie Maney, Painter

The lecture series is free and open to the public.
 Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 428-3845 or email info@artscouncilwc.org.

Williamson Brown Bag Lunch: 'Art Presentation and Framing' - Feb 10 2012

Feb. 10 - Michael Damico, 'Art Presentation and Framing'

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
February's Guest:

“Michael Damico”
'Art Presentation and Framing'

February 10
 11am - 1 pm

 Damico’s topic will be about Gallery services in the fields of art and photography. Custom picture framing, prints on canvas, giclee, fine art printing, art reproduction, photo restoration. His talk will also include support to artist for professional career development.

Michael Damico is a native of Nashville whose experience as a professional framer and gallery owner span over 10 years. He is an artist in both painting as well as photography and has shown in local and national exhibitions. He is currently very active in the Franklin Art Scene as well as First Friday Franklin Art Crawl.

 Damico will be speaking on a variety of presentation techniques for a variety of artwork including paintings photography, works on paper as well as sculptor and jewelry.  His expertise will include traditional methods as well as new breakthroughs in techniques and materials. He will also field question from the artist present on career development and professional growth.

Grab your lunch and join the Arts 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 www.artscouncilwc.org, or call 428-3845.

Williamson County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike
Franklin, TN 37064

Call to Artists: Bike Racks, Phase 2 - Nashville - deadline March 15 2012

Call to Artists: Bike Racks, Phase 2

Metro Nashville Arts Commission announces a call to artists for a second round of artist-designed bike racks.  Submissions will be accepted electronically, via CaFE (www.callforentry.org).
Deadline for submission: 12 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, Mountain Standard Time*

If you have never used CaFE, please visit their help page at https://www.callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml.  The page includes a video about "How to Apply".

If you are still having difficulty with CaFE, Metro Arts is hosting two open houses to answer questions:        Wednesday, February 22, 11:30 am -1:30 pm, Nashville Room, 2nd floor of the Metro Office Building, 800 2nd Ave S.
        Saturday, March 3, 10:00 am - Noon, Sonny West Conference Room, Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Ave S.

Make Valentines @ Art & Invention Feb 4-13, 2012

Make Your Own Valentines!  


Join us at Art & Invention Gallery to create a Valentine’s masterpiece for the one(s) you love. Decorate a card or wooden heart, or invent your own Valentine from our table of goodies.

If you supply the time, we will supply the materials!

                                             Cost: $ 6.00 per card

$8.00 - $10.00 /wooden heart

Walk-ins welcome: 

   Saturday, February 4, noon – 5pm

  Sunday, February 5, noon – 5pm

Wednesday, February 8, 3pm – 8pm

Thursday, February 9, 3pm – 8pm

   Friday, February 10,  noon – 7pm

      Saturday, Feb. 11, noon - 5pm

   Sunday, February 12, noon – 5pm

Monday, February 13, 2pm – 6pm


  Reservations a must for groups of 5 or more!

Book a private evening workshop

 during the week of February 6 – 13!

Call us to sign up!   226-2070

Art & Invention Gallery

1106 Woodland Street, Nashville 37206

Create a "Valentine Heart" class @ Picture This - Feb 10 2012

Create a "Valentine Heart" class #2
Picture This - Custom Frame and Art Gallery

4674 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076

Friday, February 10, 2012.


6:00pm until 8:00pm

Randy Purcell shows how to transfer ink from a magazine to beeswax. Everyone left la with a finished and framed Heart for Valentine's day. The next class will be this Friday February 10, 2012. Seating is limited to 16 people so sign up soon if you are interested, email me if you have anyquestions or to reserve your spot matt@picturethis-gallery.c​om Cost of this is is $45 and it includes the frame for your new creation. Remember to bring you favorite beverage, a snack will be provided.

Envelope Books Workshop @ Nashville Library - Mar 16-17 2012

Envelope Books Workshop with Helen Hiebert

March 16 - March 17
9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Main Library Conference Center
Nashville Public Library

Learn how to turn envelopes into unique book structures! This project features paper cutting, a piano hinge and a unique way to show off decorative papers. We’ll cut designs and patterns into envelopes and slip decorative papers inside. Then we’ll seal, hinge and fold them in a variety of ways. This free half-day workshop will be offered twice, once on Friday, March 16 and again on Saturday, March 17. Choose the date that works best for you and call 862-5804 x6092 or email elizabeth.coleman@nashville.gov to register. Spaces are limited.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

UPDATED! Call for Artists- DON'T LABEL ME Fashion & Art Show MAY 5 2012


Call for Artists- DON'T LABEL ME Fashion & Art Show
MAY 5 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

I Love Earth... A Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop @ Nashville Library- Feb 10, 2012

I Love Earth... A Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop
By Turnip Green Creative Reuse
Downtown Nashville Public Library

Friday, February 10, 2012.
11:00am until 2:00pm.

Make your own completely recycled Valentine’s Day cards. We will use found materials to print and collage an environmentally friendly card for your loved ones. We will teach easy folding techniques with repurposed paper to form the cards. Learning to use what we have around the home and office we will utilize items for alternative printing processes. Did you ever think you could use bubble wrap and paper clips to print beautiful artistic cards for any holiday. Come to the Library to learn how, all ages.


Legal Basics for the Arts: Copyright and Contracts - Feb 13, 2012

Legal Basics for the Arts: Copyright and Contracts 
Monday, February 13, 2012 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
 Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
(222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203)
$10 ABC Members | $15 Non-members
Register now. http://www.abcnashville.org/shop/legal-basics-for-the-arts-copyright-contracts/
Brown bag lunches welcome!  

Join intellectual property attorneys, Tara Aaron and Rick Sanders from Aaron Sanders, to learn how to maximize copyright protection for your creative works. Legal Basics for the Arts will cover the key elements of copyright law, how copyrights can be transferred, and why it is important to have written agreements about your copyrighted works.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Murfreesboro Art League Spring 2012 calendar

Spring calendar for Murfreesboro Art League (Note: board mtgs -6pm, all others 7pm unless otherwise noted)
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 – paid watercolor classes with Arlene Shoemaker
Jan 9, 16*, & 23 – Scratchboard with Nichole Dawson (*=MLK day)
Jan 28 (Sat) Help Symphony with face painting 10-11
Jan 30 – board mtg, member mtg, and Eatin’ Meetin’- Bring food & works to show off.

Feb 6, 13, & 20* – Palette knife painting, Clarice Nelson (oils or acrylics) (*=Pres. day)
Feb 27 – board mtg, member mtg

Mar 1 – Heloise Shilstat featured artist at Symphony
Mar 5-26 – MidSouth Bank exhibit
Mar 5, 12, & 19* – Encaustics (colored melted wax), Beth Moore (*=Spring Break)
Mar 26 – board mtg, member mtg

April 2, 9, & 16 – Watercolor with Arlene Shoemaker
April 14 – Pioneer Village opens/ Art league opens for spring
April 23 – board mtg, member mtg
April 30 – Eatin’ Meetin’ - Bring food & works to show off.

May 7, 14, & 21 – Classes TBD
May 12- (7-9pm) “A Taste of Art”: Wine and Cheese Tasting Event
May 28 – board mtg, member mtg

***Note: still have to find out: When are Iris show, rotunda show,etc.


Founded by a local group of artists and chartered in 1966, the Murfreesboro Art League is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and maintain a vibrant artistic environment in the Rutherford/ Murfreesboro community. The Murfreesboro Art League offers classes in many disciplines for artists of all levels and has a gallery located in the back of Cannonsburgh Village.

Contact Information

Cannonsburgh Village
312 South Front Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

Drift Station Open Call for Artist Books, Zines, and Other Publications - Deadline: Feb 18, 2012

Drift Station Open Call for Artist Books, Zines, and Other Publications

Curated by Angeles Cossio and Jeff Thompson
Exhibition: March 2nd – April 26th
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2nd

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Drift Station, an artist-run gallery and performance space in Lincoln, Nebraska, is calling for artist books, zines, comics, small presses, and other non-traditional publications. For the duration of the exhibition, Drift Station will become a bookstore/reading library where the public can look through, peruse, and purchase artworks.

You may send us as many copies of as many works as you want. Any and all publications will be included – our goal is to fill the gallery! Works will be displayed on tables and shelves and must be able to be handled by the public for the duration of the exhibition without gloves. Because of this work has the potential to get damaged, please do not send us elaborate or delicate books that are not meant for handling by the general public.

All work must either be free or for sale for under $30. In cases where work is sold, Drift Station will take a 40% commission and deposit the remainder into the artist’s PayPal account. Unsold works may either be left at Drift Station for later purchase/given away or will be sent back to the artists (SASE required).

WORKS MUST ARRIVE BY: February 18th, 2012


+ Submission form filled out, printed, and signed

+ Works to be included in the show
+ Self addressed, stamped envelope for return of works (optional)

Drift Station
Attn: Angeles Cossio
726 South 31st Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Please direct any inquiries to: mail@driftstation.org

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Started by Angeles Cossio and Jeff Thompson in 2010, Drift Station acts as a non-traditional curatorial platform for innovative exhibitions, art, music, and performance based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.


LeQuire Studio/Gallery seeking models for Feb - June 2012

LeQuire Studio/Gallery is seeking models for February thru June.
A three hour class every Tuesday evening 5:30 'til 8:30.
$20 per hour.
Call 298-4611

     4304 Charlotte Ave.
     Nashville, TN 37209

Dr Sketchy's Nashville After Valentine's Commiseration Session - 2-19-12

Dr Sketchy's Nashville After Valentine's Commiseration Session

Sunday, February 19, 2012.


6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Make a date with Dr Sketchy's and the lovely Renee Minou for our After Valentine's Commiseration Session! Stomp on a heart, cry in your beer, and draw the pain away!

The 5 Spot

1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206


Friday, January 13, 2012

Basic Drawing Classes With Jim Pfeffer @ Jerry's Artarama Nashville - Begins Feb 8 2012

Basic Drawing With Jim Pfeffer

Jim will begin a 10 week workshop centered on basic drawing starting Wednesday, February 8th from 4pm-6:30pm. Basic Drawing classes will be held every Wednesday and Friday for 10 weeks.

Beginning February 8th, Class Dates Are:
Every Wednesday from 4pm-6:30pm

Every Friday from 5:30pm-8:00pm

The final basic drawing class will be Friday, April 13th

*The cost for the 10 week class is $40 a week. If you would like to pay all up front, the cost is $350 plus supplies. Pick up everything you need for the class right here at Jerry's and receive a 10% discount on your supply packet!!

*Saturday, April 14th, Jerry's Nashville will be hosting an after hours gallery show in the store for Jim Pfeffer's students to display their work. The gallery show is from 7pm-9pm. Drinks and finger foods will be provided.

If you are interested in being a part of the workshop, sign up today and grab a copy of the supply list!!

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

Kids Art Classes at Jerry's Artarama Nashville - Saturdays

Kids Classes Are Back At Jerry's!!!!

Saturday, February 4th will kick off our first of oh so many kids classes this year!! Our instructor is Sarah Stob who is a member of the Arts Council of Williamson County and In.FORM.ALL Art Movement, a local guild of independent artists.

Classes will be held from 1pm-2pm every Saturday. The cost of each class is $50 per child which includes supplies. We ask that a parent or guardian be present throughout the duration of the class.

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Contact Mic Workshop - $15 at Brick Factory Nashville - Feb 29, 2012

Workshop and live Performance of CMKT 4
Contact Mic Workshop - $15
Feb. 29th 7:00 PM-Midnight 
9 p.m. Show $10
Join the members of the circuit-bent rock band CMKT4 for a workshop on building your very own EconoMIC Bottle Cap Contact Microphone (from Creme DeMentia). CMKT4 will show you how to solder up a piezo-electric pickup and house it sturdily in a recycled bottle-cap housing of their own design! Stick around for a set from the band as the tool-handle dip on your freshly built contact microphone dries. Additional take-home kits and other surprises will be available, come build a mic and see and hear some of the circuit-bent instruments you've read about on www.GetLofi.com up
Bring your own instruments and objects to amplify!
The workshop is $15, additional kits will be on sale for $10, and
we'll have fully assembled mics in several varieties for sale as well.
We'll have some other fun goodies also. Interested onlookers are
encouraged to donate if they don't want to build a kit. The workshop guarantees you a place at the show to follow. 
See the guys perform and drink complimentary beer!

"Intimate Landscape" Juried Writing Competition - Deadline: Mar 29, 2012

"Intimate Landscape" Juried Writing Competition

Open to Interpretation is now calling on writers to submit images for consideration in a juried book competition.

Project Details

Open to Interpretation is a collaborative book project bringing together photographers, poets and writers. 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.

Book Title: Open to interpretation

Theme: Intimate Landscape

Judge: Patrick Thomas, Editor + Program Manager at Milkweed Editions

Submission Fee: $10 per entry

Deadline for Submission: March 29, 2012

Results Announced: April 19, 2012


$300 Judge's Selection Award


Patrick Thomas is the editor and program manager at Milkweed Editions. As an editor, his work focuses on acquisitions that consider our relationship to the more-than-human world. As program manger, he works to find the best way to bring literary art to the widest possible audience. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

For further details go to http://www.open2interpretation.com/submit_intimate_landscape.html     

Open to Interpretation is a juried book competition bringing together photographers and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photographs. The selected images become the literary inspiration for the writers' submissions, from which two are chosen to accompany each image. The subsequent pairing of photographs and written pieces, culminates in the publication of a high-quality, fine art book.

For more information, visit the Open to Interpretation website, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

Free Artist Booth space-Hosp​ice of Southern Kentucky 2012 Chocolate Festival

Free Artist Booth space-Hosp​ice of Southern Kentucky 2012 Chocolate Festival

The 2012 Chocolate Festival to benefit Hospice of Southern Kentucky will be on February 12th, 2012, at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY.  In its 25th year, the Chocolate Festival raises funds for end of life care. 

A variety of items, including artwork, are being considered for the silent auction.  There are still a few spots available for artist vendors and booth space, along with 1 table, is FREE!  Over 1200 attendees enjoy the chance to indulge in chocolate treats and celebrate the community.

If you are interested in a FREE booth or in donating art or an art experience, contact Todd Dixon at: tdixon@hospicesoky.org

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School - Post Holiday Recovery! - Jan 15, 2012

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School - Post Holiday Recovery!


    • When
      Sunday, January 15, 2012
    • Time
      6:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Description
    Still nursing the overindulgence of the holiday season? Then don't despair! Dr Sketchy's is here to cure all of your maladies...with panties! Or how about some hair of the dog? The seasoned professionals at The 5 Spot will be more than accommodating whilst you draw ladies of dubious intent!

    So come on down on Sunday, January 15th from 6 pm till 9 pm and join us for just what the Doctor ordered! $10 to draw, $5 for pervs, and, as always, Nicole Kidman gets in for free!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Call to Artists: "In the Nude" show at The Building. Deadline feb 1, 2012


The Building is excited to present our second "In the Nude" show.  The last show was such an amazing night.  We had over 20 artists from around the area submit their pieces of the nude figure and over 150 viewers come to cast their votes for their favorite pieces.  We were a Critic's Pick in the Nashville Scene and received rave reviews from many websites and publications in the area.  This year's show promised to be even bigger.

We are putting out an immediate call to artists.  We want artists from all different kinds - full-time, part-time, hobbyists, whatever - to submit their pieces in all different mediums.  The only criteria is that each piece must be a representation/interpretation of the nude figure.  We are going to hammer this promotion really hard in order to make this event the best that it can be for everyone involved.  The submission fee for this event is $30 and you can submit up to three pieces.  The Building will take a 30% commission on any pieces sold during the event.  We will have a LIVE nude model, and featured artists creating LIVE art.

Submission Deadline - February 1st
Drop-Off Dates - February 13-16 1pm-7pm (very flexible if that doesn't work)

We will have awards for Best In Show, Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up as well as a show-raffle for all the artists involved.  From The Building family, we look forward to working with you and making this show one that everyone will remember.

Yours in Art,

Anthony Billups

Submission Note - When you e-mail your submission to the above e-mail, you do not have to have your nude pieces already created.  You can send over examples or a link to your work and will be evaluated based on your current works and allowed time to create your pieces for the show.  If you already have the pieces you would like to submit, just include that information in the e-mail.

Submission Criteria - Name, e-mail, up to three images of your work and/or link to your work, phone number

Call for Vendors - Metro Arts & Farmers Market "Meet 'n 3" Feb 3 2012

Metro Arts and the Farmers Market announce “Meet 'n 3”
February 3, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The first Friday of February meet at the Farmers Market for an evening of live music, local art and culinary delights from Nashville Food Trucks. Now accepting applications for artisan vendor spaces. Cost: $30. Register Online Here or email Rebecca Berrios for more details rebecca.berrios@nashville.gov.

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 Artist-in-Residence Opportunity @ Room in the Inn - Deadline Jan 15, 2012

2012 Artist-in-Residence Opportunity
 @ Room in the Inn

 The Thomas P. Seigenthaler Fund for Creativity is sponsoring an Artist-in-Residence opportunity to provide art instruction to homeless guests at Room in the Inn.
 The artist must have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in teaching. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. Students enrolled in or attending any institution of higher learning, either full-time or part-time are not eligible.
 The objective of the program is to help the students build self-esteem through the creative process. Additionally, the fund aspires to offer classes that are encouraging, nurturing, educational, thought-provoking and, most importantly, fun. The Artist-in-Residence has the option to work in one medium throughout the semester, or in diverse media. The artist is encouraged to be creative about lesson-plans and projects. Individual and group projects may be conducted using a range of materials.
 At the conclusion of the program, resulting works are showcased at a silent auction event that funds future artists and classes. Media coverage is solicited for the event. A catalog featuring the artists and the students’ work is also produced at the conclusion of the class and distributed at the auction event. Compensation is $5000 to conceive and execute ten classes and curate the show.
DEADLINE: January 15, 2012. Three finalists will be selected and interviewed by January 15, 2012. The recipient will be notified by January 31, 2012.

 Questions and applications should be directed to the Thomas P. Seigenthaler Fund for Creativity at lbrandau@seigenthaler.com.  EMAIL FOR APPLICATION

Call to Artists - St. George's Church - deadline: Jan 20, 2012

Call to Artists
St. George's Church is sponsoring a conference, C3: Christ, Church and
Culture, March 1-3, 2012, that includes a juried art exhibition based
on the theme of how faith expresses itself artistically. There is no
entry fee. Entries are due before January 20, 2012. All the details of
submission are on the C3 website:

CLASSES at the BRICK FACTORY - Cummins Station

CLASSES at the BRICK FACTORY - Cummins Station

Watercolor Demo and Class - Jerry's Artarama January-February 2012



Friday, January 6th and Friday, January 13th - FREE WATERCOLOR DEMO.

Candyce will be hosting a 4 week long watercolor workshop.

Class Dates Are:

·Tuesday, January 17th from 10am-1pm

·Wednesday, January 18th from 1pm-4pm

·Tuesday, January 24th from 10am-1pm

·Wednesday, January 25th from 1pm-4pm

·Tuesday, January 31st from 10am-1pm

·Wednesday, February 1st from 1pm-4pm

·Tuesday, February 7th from 10am-1pm

·Wednesday, February 8th from 1pm-4pm

The cost for the entire 4 week workshop is $80.00 plus supplies. You can get all of your supplies right here at Jerry's!!! Come by the store for a supply list. Receive 10% OFF all class supplies purchased at Jerry's Artarama!! If you have any questions regarding demos and classes with Candyce, give us a call!

Jerry's Artarama - Nashville
5361 Mount View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
 P) 615-731-5901

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

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch: Applying to Juried Art Shows - Jan 13 2012


Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
January's Topic:

“Applying to Juried Art Shows & Online Applications”
Open panel discussion led by Deborah Gall and Linda McLaughlin

January 13
 11am - 1 pm

Deborah Gall, painter and gallery owner of Abide Studio, along with Linda McLaughlin, glass artist/jewelry design and owner of Glass Act, will speak on completing applications for juried art shows and specifically using Zapplication (an online application system). Gall and McLaughlin will answer questions regarding how to write a concise artist statement, what artwork to present in an application, what makes a good booth image, how to select and prepare images for digital applications and any other art show questions guests may have.

Attending this Lunch Bunch will leave plenty of time for artists to apply to the Arts Council’s artfusion 2012. The application deadline for artfusion 2012 is January 20. Artfusion is quickly becoming Williamson County's premier juried art show. The 6th annual artfusion show will be held indoors, June 8th, 9th and 10th, in the Commons Area and Jamison Hall of the historic Factory at Franklin, Franklin,TN.

Grab your lunch and join the Arts 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 www.artscouncilwc.org, or call 428-3845.

Williamson County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike
Franklin, TN 37064