Thursday, January 31, 2008

A painting for Avenue Bank

I've not written much about the commission for Avenue Bank until now. I was simply too busy getting it done to write about it at the time! A little reflection goes a long way.

The end of 2007 was a very productive time for me. Avenue Bank eventually purchased another 7 paintings on top of the lobby commission. Immediately preceding that, I did a private unrelated commission. When it was finished, I jumped into work on a 10 painting show that opened in October.

In a sense, I'm still recovering from that flurry of activity.

The Nashville Arts magazine referenced my work on the Avenue Bank commission a total of 3 times in 2007. This culminated in an article about the relationship between the arts and economic growth in Nashville. They chose a striking (if uncredited to me) photo of my new painting for Avenue Bank to lead the article. You can see the photo on my webpage beginning today:

Oddly enough, we never formally announced the title so I'm doing so now.

"We Climb As One"

Thanks to everyone, particularly Ron and Van. It was a wonderful experience.

Affiliation and commitment

Hi again,

I have some news about places in the region to see my work in person. The first is a new group and show. The second is an update worth noting.

I was recently invited to join a new arts group based in Bowling Green and covering southern Kentucky. Here's part of the press release.

Artworks, a visual art coalition founded in 2007, is about to break into the art scene with a members only show February 11 - 29th to be held at The Gallery at 916, on the Square in downtown Bowling Green. Artworks is a non-profit organization of visual artists, patrons and supporters who are dedicated to creating a sustainable art community by increasing visibility, vitality, and economic growth for the visual arts. Artworks is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

...on a related note:

Some of you may be aware that TAG art gallery is experiencing some major changes after a personal falling out between Jerry Dale McFadden and his business partner, Susan.

I'm glad to announce that TAG has found a new, if temporary, home at the Arcade space across the street from the old location on 5th street in downtown Nashville. Specifically, Jerry Dale has taken a 6 month lease over from the former tenant, Dangenart. The search continues for a more permanent home but we are hopeful that a good solution will present itself.

Unfortunately, there may continue to be some confusion about the ground level 5th street gallery that now operates under Susan's name. Any correspondence with TAG can still be done via the website:

That's it for now. I also have some new work available at Swanson Reed Gallery in Louisville, KY.

My best to all. Stay warm.