Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pictures and Meetings

Hello Everyone:


Untitled's next meeting is Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 PM at Kazu in Cummins Station. This week we'll do a quick re-cap of our SWEET 16 show on Friday, then we'll have a discussion about the Nashville Arts Summit and ideas for how we can keep the momentum going.

Untitled meetings are an open forum for visual artists in all media, at all levels to share ideas, collaborate, plan shows, socialize and support each other. All are welcome.


This was our first show with official "show photographers." If you took pictures, officially or unofficially, please share them! You can do this by adding them to the Untitled flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/untitlednashville/pool/ or by uploading them to whatever site you want and sending a link to info@untitlednashville.org.

Here is a link to some photos taken by John Collier: www.purplemojo.com/sweet16 (Thank you, John!)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Birthday Love

Hello Everyone:

Untitled says thank you for the best birthday ever. Our SWEET 16 show last night at Bellevue Center Mall was a delight.

Thanks to so many people:

  • David Allen, Gary Cart, and the friendly security folks at Bellevue Center Mall
  • DJ Synapse Trap, Malissa on vocals and Lindsay on violin for the worlds most perfect art show music
  • Folks from Tennessee Art League, Dangenart Gallery, Exchange Gallery, Craft Revolution, CRAFT, and other arts friends for showing up to support Untitled
  • Everyone for coming all the way out to Bellevue
  • ACCUIMAGE for posters and postcards
  • Jimiyo and Terry Thornhill for poster design
  • Hudson Yards
  • our faithful Metro Nashville Arts Council
  • The artist who brought the giant tray of chocolate covered strawberries
  • The shoppers who stopped in to see what the fuss was about
  • Dave Maddox from the Scene for coming to see what we're up to
  • Everybody who took pictures -- send them to our flickr page!
  • Melissa Long for the birthday cake
  • Denny Adcock and the faithful faithful de-installation crew
  • Whoever brought the flowers

AND oh my goodness the truly dedicated beautiful generous amazing volunteer artists who worked day and night to make it all come together, including, but not limited to and in no particular order:
Shelly Santana, Jodi Reeves, Eric Denton, Chris McDermott, Ben Vitualla, Randy McQuien, Melissa Martin, Cobey Delk, Doyle Hunter, Terry Thornhill, Jimiyo, Greg Butler, Sam Callahan, Ali Bellos, Janet Lee, Beth Seiters, Ashley Sheehan, John Collier, Omari Booker, Penny Tyler, Mike Bielaczyc, Linda Todd, Dee Clingman, Shana Kohnstamm, Brent Spears, Wyatt Batty, Erik Tower, Rachel Bohn, Miranda Fuller, Daniel Brown, Laura Carpenter, Jeanell Weintraub, David Weintraub, Liz Stover, Ken Broersma, Kevin Odenedo, Franco, Clancy Kiener, Connie Hutto, Carla Contreras, Casey Gill, Mickey and Minnie, Barbie and Mr. Jeremy Fisher.

Tell us your stories about the show. Email a link or story to info@untitlednashville.org.

And come to our next meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 PM at Kazu in Cummins Station.

Many happy returns.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

No meeting tonight -- drop-off instead

Hello Everyone,

This is just a reminder that there will NOT be a regular Untitled meeting at Kazu tonight, as tonight is the art drop-off for Friday's show. Of course if folks who aren't in the show want to head to Kazu for a chat, please do! Kaz is always glad to see artists, and maybe y'all can get a head start on planning the next big thing. Or come out to the mall and hang out. Next week, we'll be back at Kazu like clockwork.

If you didn't register for this show, we'd love to have you in the Summer Show coming up on June 15.

The drop-off is at Bellevue Mall, around the back near Sears. Please bring your work between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Don't forget to bring a bottle of wine or soda or some snacks for Friday's reception. And bring your artists statement, too, if you'd like it to be included in the book.

Finally (for now), congratulations to the whole art community for making the Nashville Arts Summit last Saturday a success. If you didn't get a chance to share your ideas, or if you couldn't come, or if you did get to talk and have more to say, it would be great if you'd share your thoughts on art-talk. If you'd rather not broadcast them, you can send them directly to Elizabeth Lingo at the Curb Center for Art and Public Policy. She is compiling all of the notes and ideas from the Summit and is eager for your input. Her email address is elizabeth.long.lingoATvanderbilt.edu.

See you very soon!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Last Regular Meeting before Show

Hello Everyone:

Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 7) is the last Untitled meeting before our show on March 16. Please come! We'll be at Kazu in Cummins Station at 7:30 PM. At this meeting you can pay your $15 fee, pick up posters and postcards, and snag that coveted volunteer spot you've been eyeing. If you haven't registered yet (shame on you!) you can do so now and anytime until Sunday night at midnight at the following address:

If you can't make the meeting, we'll miss you desperately, but you can still show with us next Friday if you postmark your $15 fee to PO Box 40232, Nashville, TN 37204 before Saturday and sign up using the link above before Sunday.

SUMMIT: I'm guessing you've heard by now, but we don't want anyone to miss out on the Nashville Arts Summit on Saturday. This is a great chance to be a part of a conversation about the future of art in Nashville. Don't miss it! You can come for an hour or for the whole day. No reservation is required. See the end of this email for more details.

PUBLICITY: Meanwhile, please take every opportunity to publicize SWEET 16. Have you posted it on your blog? Invited your myspace friends? Sent it out to your church listserv? Made your mom and your aunts and uncles and cousins promise to come? Called your high school art teacher? Printed out the poster and taped in your car window? It's available for download on the Untitled website at www.untitlednashville.org.


On Friday night, Untitled member Colleen Wandel is curating a one-night show at the Anchor from 6-10 PM. Several other Untitled artists are participating. Here's a link to the flyer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixuplooksharp/395404759/

On Saturday night, it's The Big Art Show in Murfreesboro at 6:00 PM at Espresso Joes. This is a traveling show that will also feature local artists, including Untitled folks. It's a similar concept to Untitled, except they bring bands and somehow manage to to hang art shows, have art shows, and take them down all in a single day. Mad props to The Big Art Show for that. Whew! Here's a link to their events page: http://bigartshow.com/events.html

And SUNDAY it's CRAFT -- A Creative Community -- a new monthly outdoor art and craft event in East Nashville behind the Lipstick Lounge from 11 AM to 5 PM. More details at
www.myspace.com/craft_creative_community. If you missed last weekend's Revolution of Craft, here's a chance to get in on the crafty goodness.

Here are the details on the Summit:

You are invited to participate in -- and your voice is much needed at:

The First Annual
Nashville Arts Summit

Saturday, March 10
at the Belcourt Theatre
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Theatre at 10
Visual Art at 11
Music at Noon
Dance at 1
Written Word at 2
Film/Television at 3

All artists, arts organizations and companies -- from Theatre, Visual Art, Music, Dance, Written Word, and Film -- are invited to participate in the conversation

  • To forge connections within and among our disciplines
  • To improve the environment for each art discipline and for all the arts in the Nashville region
  • To build the vitality of our creative community
$5 per person at the door – proceeds to Belcourt Theatre 501c3

No RSVP is required -- come for an hour or the entire day. If you would like your arts organization or company
to be listed as a participant, please email contact information to NAS@NashvilleScene.com.

Cross-collaboration, business cards, flyers & brochures are welcome.
Everyone is invited to attend any and all art forms.
And please spread the word through your e-lists and other means.

All information gathered at the Nashville Arts Summit will be analyzed by the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise and Public Policy and presented at a future Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission gathering.

Please see the full page ad in this week's Nashville Scene.