Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Summer show details

Hello everyone,

Our SUMMER SHOW is fast approaching. Here are the details and deadlines:

Title: "Where does it hurt?"
Date: June 15th, 2007
Time: 6-10pm
Location: Essense Room
1511 Jefferson Street
(at the corner of 16th Avenue and Jefferson near Fisk University)

$15 Fee postmarked: June 8th
Titleblock entry due online: June 10th - REGISTER HERE
Drop-off Work: June 13th @ venue
Installation: June 14th
Show: June 15th
Clean-up: June 16

The title is just a title, although feel free to use it as your theme if you are so inspired.

A brief recap of last week's meeting:
Thanks to David Briley for visiting with us, talking about his vision for the arts in Nashville, and answering questions from artists. Also, thank you to the 20+ artists who attended the meeting. Some of the topics included: live/work space; support of local businesses; arts & education; bicycle transportation; public art; cultivation, promotion and support of local artists.

This week:
We are meeting this Wednesday, May 30th at 7:30 pm at Kazu in Cummins Station.
This week we will talk about the summer show and the GLOW show, our annual fundraiser, coming up in July. The GLOW committee is currently recruiting volunteers. Come to the meeting or email info@untitlednashville.org if you are interested in helping or learning about the GLOW show volunteer opportunities.

A few years ago Untitled had a show at the Essense Room. Let's revisit the show, "ELEMENT", via a video produced by Perry Barton.

The video is in two parts. ENJOY!

Part one:

Part two:

Monday, May 21, 2007

Wednesday meeting: Art in Politics

Hello Everyone,

At this week’s meeting (Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30pm at Kazu in Cummins Station), Metro Councilman and Mayoral Candidate David Briley will join us to talk about his vision for the arts in Nashville. Nashville artists: this is your chance to ask questions about the state of the arts in Nashville. Please attend this important meeting. Bring a friend! (or 2 or 3 or 10)

NEXT SHOW, “Where does it hurt?”, is June 15th at the Essence Room on Jefferson Street. Registration is now open:
(spread the word!)

If you would like to submit an image of your piece for possible inclusion in our press release, email your jpeg to info@untitlednashville.org

At last week’s meeting we encouraged you to submit to the Metro Nashville Arts Commission Registry, handed out registration forms, and reviewed the process for registration. Here is the link again to get started:

Also, at last week’s meeting we played with air dry clay during our Untitled 15 Minute Art-Fix. Thanks to Jodi for bringing the big bucket o’ clay!

AND, several people announced opportunities for local artists. Included in these opportunities:

1. Lance DuPre will be opening a new furniture store on 8th Avenue just north of Broadway. He is looking for local original art to feature in this upcoming store. He is also looking for a mural/sign painter to paint a sign on the building. Email us for contact info.

2. Mar announced a new opportunity to show work in an alternative space – a very cool coffeehouse & gallery in downtown.

Email us for contact info.

3. Invitation to participate in a very special show to benefit a very worthy cause.
70% of sales will go to the artist and 30% to Pleases organization.
One art work per artist. Please provide your own easel for larger pieces.
There is very little space to hang work on walls. One night only show.
All you have to do is email that you would like to participate, bring your art work
and easel to the location on Friday, June 1st between 3-5:30, come to the
meet and greet and help sell your work from 6-9:30, take your work home
(if it doesn't sell) by 10pm. Art should represent positive and strong women.
The interpretation of this is up to you. Contact Tiffany Denton:



--- Sooplex: "We were kids before we were assholes"

Opening Reception: Friday May 25th, 7-10pm
Saturday 11-4pm

427 Chestnut St.
Nashville, TN 37203

--- The UPtown Artists' Swap will be held Saturday, May 26, 2007 from 7-10PM at The Icehouse Cafe (118 University Ave, Clarksville). ALL artists are invited to bring original arts and crafts to sell and trade. Tables are FREE and available on a first come, first serve basis. This is event is held the last Saturday of EVERY month and is FREE, ALL AGES, and OPEN to the PUBLIC!!! www.icehousecafe.net | artxpo@gmail.com

--- Several Untitled artists will be participating in the Legends of the Blues Festival at Centennial Park on Memorial Day – May 28th 12-7pm.

Untitled Artist Group



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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Wednesday's Meeting

Hello Everyone:

This week, meet your leaders for our upcoming summer show, WHERE DOES IT HURT?

Poster Designer: Melissa Martin
Publicity Chairperson: This position still available!
Artist Liaison: Shelly Santana
Program Layout: Jodi Reeves
Co-Curators: Samantha Callahan and Jodi Reeves
Installation Chairperson: Doyle Hunter
Hospitality Chairperson: John Collier
Clean-up God: Ben Vitualla

These fine folks will be recruiting committee members. Be an art hero. Join up.

Next on this week's agenda is a discussion of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission Artists' Registry. We'll walk through the steps together. This is a wonderful resource and there's no excuse for us all not to be on it. When you're ready to go live, here's the link to the form: http://www.artsnashville.org/registry/application_web.pdf

Also this Wednesday, it's another episode of our occasional, optional creative opportunity, THE UNTITLED 15-MINUTE ART FIX: CLAY PLAY! We'll bring the clay, you bring your hands.

At our Wednesday meeting next week (May 23), Metro Councilman and Mayoral Candidate David Briley will join us to talk about his vision for the arts in Nashville. This election will be critical to the future of our art community. Here's an article in the Scene about the recent mayoral candidates' forum on the arts, in case you missed it. Early voting starts July 13! Get informed, choose well.

Last Word: Recruit! Our next show is June 15. Make sure all your artist friends are in it. Link here to the registration form.

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Really the last word for those who just can't get enough: Another great reason to show with Untitled: Special Opportunity Funding [Word] [PDF]

Monday, May 14, 2007

What to do on Friday

Friday evening is Nashville Shakespeare Company's Bar'd Crawl
fundraiser, featuring many Untitled artists (and also starring our
faithful panels).

Art and theatre and beer: so happy together! Here's the info from
the organizers:

The Bar'd Crawl
& Art Sale

Friday May 18th
Roundabout Plaza
Presenting Sponsors:
Dodson, Parker & Behm, Provence Café,
Eakin Partners, and Village Real Estate

Honorary Chairs: Heather Byrd and Lee Ann Merrick

We invite you to join us for our spring fundraiser. It will begin with
a wine and cheese event at Provence Bread & Café in the Roundabout
Plaza from 5-7pm. Artwork from several local artists will be available
for purchase from 5-7pm. At 7pm, we will travel by foot down
Demonbreun on the Bar'd Crawl. Different drink and food specials will
be offered during the 7-9pm time period for anyone with a $10.00 arm
band. We will end at 9pm at Rhythm Nashville with a drawing for three
specially-themed dinner baskets from The Mad Platter, Chappy's, and
The Nashville Sounds for your summer picnic at the park!

We will be unveiling the 20th Anniversary Nashville Shakespeare
Festival Poster from the award-winning Spirit of Nashville Collection.
A Framed Signed Print will be Auctioned off at 7pm.


Samantha Callahan
Tiffany Dyer-Denton
Becca Durnin
John Hung Ha
Keith Harmon
Stacey Irvin
Daniel Lai
Franne Lee
Tracy Ratliff
Andee Rudloff
Nancy VanReece

Participating Bar'd Crawl restaurants and stores:

Caffeine - 10% off
Dan McGuiness - Extended Happy Hour
Longshots - Ask your server
Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse - 10% off
Otter's Chicken Tenders - $2 drafts and 2-for-1 beers
and more (to be announced)!

Rhythm Nashville - Join us at 9pm for the prize drawing

Art Sale Curator Caroline Carlisle Consulting

Opening: Tennessee Art League

From our friends at the Tennessee Art League:

42nd Annual Central South Art Exhibition

Some of the South's best artists will compete for awards and more than
$8,000 dollars in prizes at this year's Central South Art Exhibition.
Nationally known artist and author of the popular book, The Complete Guide
To Creative Watercolor, Miles Batt was the juror for this year's exhibition.

May 1 - June 29, 2007
Opening Reception
Sunday May 20, 2007
2pm – 4pm (Awards Ceremony at 3pm)
Free to public
Located at 808 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Gallery Hours 10am – 4 pm Tues-Sat; Noon – 4pm Sun
Phone: (615) 736-5000/E-mail: talgalleries@bellsouth.net

Also at the Tennessee Art League, the Poston Gallery is currently
featuring selected works of several Hume-Fogg Senior Art Students. This
exhibit will feature some of Nashville's best talent and will include
paintings, drawings, digital imaging and sculpture. The students invite the
public to a reception honoring their teacher, Pamela Bergman on Friday May
18, 2007 from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition will be on display May 29 – June 28, 2007.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Call to Artists

Hello Everyone:

Untitled artists group of Nashville invites artists in all media to participate in our summer show, WHERE DOES IT HURT? to be held on Friday, June 15, 2007 at the Essence Room, 1511 Jefferson Street.

Each artist may submit one piece. There is no size limit, and the work may or may not reflect the title of the show. Untitled shows are unjuried, uncensored, and open to all artists.

If you're ready to sign up, follow this link to the artist registration form:


More information about showing with Untitled can be found below, and on our website at www.untitlednashville.org.

Showing your art with Untitled is easy. All it takes is these very simple steps:

1. PAY One week before the show, mail a check or money order for $15, payable to Untitled to the following address (or just bring it to a meeting):

P.O. Box 40232
Nashville, TN 37204

2. REGISTER No later than midnight on the Sunday before the show, visit www.untitlednashville.org and use the online form to send in the title, dimensions and price of your piece. Each artist or collaboration team may submit one piece. It can be any size, any medium, and any price.

3. DROP OFF The Wednesday before the show, bring your piece to the designated drop-off point between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. Sign in to make sure we know we have your work.

4. GET PAID If your art sells, pick up your money. Untitled charges no commission, and if the buyer pays by check or cash, you can pick it up the night of the show. If the buyer uses a credit card, there will bea 3% credit card fee (which goes to the credit card company, not Untitled), and you can pick up a check at the next Untitled meeting. You'll need to arrange for your buyer to pick up your work at the end of the night, or you can arrange to deliver it, if you prefer.

5. PICK-UP On the night of the show, if your piece does not sell, you must take it down and take it home with you at 10:00 PM. Untitled is not responsible for work left at the venue.

That's it! No jury, no pressure, no commission. Just bring your stuff and we'll hang it up.

Questions? Email info@untitlednashville.org or come to a Wednesday meeting - they are casual, short, and friendly. Meetings are a good place to get to know other artists, share ideas, and find out about other art opportunities in town. Untitled meets every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM at Kazu Restaurant in Cummins Station downtown.