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Monday, August 11, 2014 Comments Off on 2Rivers Paint-Out: October 10 and 11
Come and capture Clarksville’s charm at the 2Rivers Paint-Out on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014.
From Clarksville’s natural vistas — including the Riverwalk, Dunbar Cave State Park, Upland Trail Greenway and Rotary Park — to its cultural and historical landmarks — such as the Customs House Museum, Roxy Regional Theatre, Fort Defiance, L&N Train Station and area churches — the city offers a wealth of inspiration.
We hope you will join us as a participant in this year’s event. Three top prizes and three honorable mentions will be awarded in an exhibition and art sale on the final evening.
For more information, please check out the 2Rivers Paint-Out website at www.artsandheritage.us/paintout. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 30, 2014. This event will be held, rain or shine, and covered areas are available.
Monday, August 11, 2014 Comments Off on Call For Artwork Submissions: 2015 Cultural Calendar
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 (email@example.com) 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 on Tips for Plein Air Painters Workshop: Saturday, August 16
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.