Saturday, September 6, 2008

Even Though You Missed It...

I thought you'd like to know. A small blurb on a show I was in last weekend:

TAG art gallery & Isle of Printing present
Bi-Annual Nashville Print & Poster Parade

Featuring affordable artworks on paper for everyone!

August 29th & 30th
Reception – Friday Night, August 29th, 6 to 9 pm
Saturday Hours - 10am to 6pm
Venue – Ruby Green, Nashville, TN

If the economy crunch is affecting your art collecting or home decorating, well this is the answer to your problems! Tag art gallery’s Jerry Dale McFadden and Isle of Printing’s Bryce McCloud have put together another print and poster art extravaganza coming up at the end of August for one weekend only. The show will feature some of the hottest printmakers from around the country together under one roof. The artwork will be exhibited at Nashville’s only non-profit art center, Ruby Green. A portion of sales from the show will benefit Ruby Green.

This is the show for folks looking for unique and affordable artwork for their home, dorm room, office or wherever. There will be lots of gig posters/rock posters as well as art prints of all kinds, whether made from screenprinting, letterpress or stenciled artwork. Average prices range between $20 to $40. Just in time for back-to-school!

Some of the fine printmakers that will be featured include Nashville’s own Bryce McCloud of Isle of Printing. McCloud, who has helped pull similar shows together with TAG, is a renowned guru of printmaking here and around the world. McCloud apprenticed at Hatch Show Print years ago before venturing out on his own and continues in the tradition of vintage letterpress, woodcut and linocut prints. McCloud was featured in Chronicle Books’ “The Art of Modern Rock” along with some of the other artists that will be featured in this exhibit.

Other artists exhibiting include Lesley Patterson-Marx, Emily Leonard, Laura Baisden, Dan Grzeca, Dirk Fowler of f2design, Allison Glancey of Strawberryluna, Burlesque of North America, Mike Davis and Sasha Barr just to name a few.

Ruby Green is located at 514 5th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 244-7179

Though TAG art gallery no longer has an actual gallery space, this is the first installment and example of Jerry Dale McFadden’s plan to continue curating interesting art shows in the Nashville area as well as around the country. Other upcoming events include an exhibit of new work by New York artist Lori Field along with Nashville favorite Anna Jaap, to be held at Estel Gallery, September 6th – October 4th. Also, McFadden has arranged a show of new paintings by Samuel Dunson to be held in October at the Vanderbilt Divinity School, Oct. 9th through Nov. 7th.

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