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

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  |

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, 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 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 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

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, 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 (
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  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 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