ARTCLECTIC ‘NOUVEAU’ 2013: FUNDRAISER ART SALE FEATURES MORE THAN 50 ARTISTS FROM ACROSS U.S., NEW POP-UP MARKET, PARTIES AND MORE, OCT. 24-26
Free Admission Saturday Offers Art Exhibition, Art-Making, Sculpture Demonstration, More
NASHVILLE, TENN.—(Oct. 1, 2013)—University School of Nashville (USN) presents Artclectic, Nashville’s premier juried art show and sale, Oct. 24-26. Visitors to Artclectic, now in its 17th year, will enjoy a diverse exhibition by more than 50 selected artists from across the U.S., hands-on art activities, the opening night Patrons Party (Oct. 24), a Community Party (Oct. 25), and more. This year’s nouveau-themed event, organized by Artclectic chairs Carrington Fox, Kelly Linton and Arnita Ozgener, features new elements, including 30 artists new to the event; POPclectic, an artisan pop-up market; participation from SEED Space community-supported art; sculpture demonstration by Alan LeQuire; video installations and robotic sculptures; food and more. The three-day event takes place at USN, 2000 Edgehill Avenue. Proceeds from Artclectic support USN’s Artclectic Endowment Fund for Innovative Teaching. Artclectic is free to the public Saturday, Oct. 26. Reservations are required for the Patrons Party, Oct. 24; and a $20 admission is charged for the Community Party, Oct. 25. Information is available at www.artclectic.org, Facebook and Twitter. [Editor’s Note: Artclectic, which traditionally has run through Sunday, now ends Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.]
“Artclectic features an incredible selection of art with a rich mix of media by artists from across the U.S.,” says Carrington Fox, one of the event’s chairs. “We are pleased that this vibrant event supports the Endowment for Innovative Teaching at USN, bringing energy and creativity into classrooms all year long.”
Visitors will enjoy hundreds of artworks, including paintings, sculpture, textile arts, prints, furniture and more that range in price from $20 and $5,000. Artists new to Artclectic include native Nashvillian Sarah Collier, whose digital art reflects her love of vintage ads and maps; Nashville painter Diane Craig, whose photorealist paintings often feature iconic Nashville sites and neon signs; Chattanooga-based digital photographer Spears McAllester, who documents natural beauty with landscape images; fiber wearable artist Lisa Toland (Agua Dulce, CA), who creates metal lace jewelry and accessories; furniture maker Mark Whitley (Smiths Grove, KY), whose work is featured in museums, churches and private collections across the country; among others. Returning artists from last year include Artclectic award winners Roger Clayton (Nashville), Tim Hooper (Nashville), Christina Justiz (Brooklyn, NY), Marti McGinnis (Nicholasville, KY), and Delia Seigenthaler (Nashville).
• The Patrons Party, Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., offers guests a preview of the Artclectic gallery and the first opportunity to purchase art. Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by The Inn at Evins Mill along with select beverages. Reservations are required. Tickets are $125 and available at artclectic.org.
• The Artclectic Community Party opens at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Admission is $20 per person and includes light fare from Merchants and a cash bar. Informally known as “best cheap date of the year,” this party attracts city leaders, community residents, arts patrons and trendsetters of Nashville’s arts scene.
• Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., admission is free. Visitors can explore the art gallery, meet professional artists from around the country, create art, enjoy lunch, and more.
• POPclectic Pop-up Market, Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ideal for holiday shopping, visitors will enjoy a fine assortment of handmade items, from baked goods to clothing, all created by local artisans.
• Scrap Exchange, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set up in the spacious art studios of the Tibbott Center, Scrap Exchange invites visitors of all ages to create their own artworks from varied donated materials that might otherwise go to a landfill—spare toy parts, fabric scraps, feathers, odd junk and much more.
• Food will be available for purchase on Saturday.
Artclectic is grateful to all of its sponsors including the event’s premier sponsor, Diversified Trust. Additional sponsors include Advance Financial, American Constructors, A+ Storage, Cornea and Cataract Consultants, Gluck Orthodontics, OZ, Paradigm Group, Dr. Shelley A. Sigur/West Meade Dental, and Dr. John Werther Oral and Facial Surgery. The print media sponsor is Southcomm.
About University School of Nashville
University School of Nashville (USN) is a K-12, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School, established in 1915.