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Monday, August 11, 2014 Comments Off
The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council is putting out a call to artists who are interested in having their work featured in our seventh annual Cultural Calendar.
Each month will feature an artist’s work and highlight arts and heritage events of the past and present. Submitted work will be juried to determine which piece is featured each month, as well as which artwork appears on the cover. As in years past, calendars will be available through our website, as well as in the Customs House Museum’s “Seasons” gift shop and other locations around town.
This year’s wall calendar will feature work related to Montgomery County, Tennessee. It may focus on a detail from a building or piece of public art or a scene from downtown Clarksville, or it may depict a view of a farm, county road, or local park. Literally, the sky is the limit, as long as it is observed in Montgomery County.
Artwork will be accepted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and mail (AHDC, PO Box 555, Clarksville TN 37041) through Tuesday, September 9. Submitted images must be in JPEG format with at least a 300 dpi resolution. As this year’s calendar is a wall calendar, submitted images should be horizontally-oriented. Please submit no more than two pieces.
For complete specifications, please download the 2015 Cultural Calendar Application Form.
Friday, August 1, 2014 Comments Off
Janet Felts will conduct a free workshop on Tips for Plein Air Painters in Dixon Park (Tenth and Commerce Streets) from 9:00a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 16.
This workshop is designed to prepare those unfamiliar with plein air techniques to take part in the 2Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out in Clarksville Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11.
Janet is a member of the Nashville-based “Chestnut Group: Plein Air Painters for the Land” and has helped to organize several plein air events in Georgia. She will discuss practical strategies of plein air painters — from dealing with changing sunlight angles to efficient equipment choices to preparing wet canvasses for exhibiting.
Janet, an award-winning artist who has had her work juried into several shows throughout the Southeast, started her career as a Graphic Artist and then taught high school Visual Art in both Tennessee and Georgia. She earned her associate degree in Advertising Art and her BFA in Art Education from Austin Peay State University. She earned her master’s degree in Art Education from Georgia State University.
The 2Rivers Plein Air Paint Out is sponsored by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, 2Rivers Painters, and the Downtown Artists Cooperative.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Comments Off
Start off spring by learning a new skill with the May Second Saturday Workshop, offered by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council and the Downtown Artists Co-Op.
On Saturday, May 10, from 9:00am to noon, at the Downtown Artists Co-Op (96 Franklin Street), artist Janet Felts will lead participants in a Wash-Off Paintings Workshop, experimenting with a resist technique using water-based media.
Workshop participants will first create a watercolor (liquid Acrylic or permanent inks) painting. When the paintings are completely dry, they will finish with a resist technique to give the paintings a unique look.
Janet Felts, an award-winning artist who has had her work juried into several shows throughout the southeast, started her career as a Graphic Artist and then taught high school Visual Art in both Tennessee and Georgia. She earned her Associate Degree in Advertising Art and her BFA in Art Education from Austin Peay State University, and she earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Georgia State University.
Watercolor paper and paper towels will be supplied. Participants will need to provide watercolor brushes, water-based paint (watercolor, liquid acrylic, or any permanent inks), a hairdryer, and watercolor palettes (a paper or plastic disposable plate will work as well).
The cost of the Wash-Off Paintings Workshop is $35. Registration is available online via the below button or by contacting the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council at email@example.com or (931) 551-8870. (Online registrations carry a $2.00 convenience fee.) The registration deadline is May 8, and spaces are limited.