Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No Rules auction for FiftyForward - A Step Ahead

The No Rules cricket stool auction benefitting FiftyForward in middle Tennessee is LIVE and ends OCTOBER 28th, 2016. Consider bidding on one of a kind pieces by artists supporting and supported by FiftyForward. These unique pieces will truly fit any space, big or small.
See all of the cricket stools and unique pieces here.

My Community My World opens Thursday, October 20th - Etowah, TN

My Community My World
Curatorial Statement
Andee Rudloff, Curator

My Community My World is a group photography exhibition based in Etowah, Tennessee, of several young artists exploring their lives through the summer of 2016. Through photography they investigate the mundane to the magnificent. The resulting perspectives inform how we perceive ourselves in the world around us. Works in the exhibition range from buildings, people, events, and special moments spanning the ideological, magical, dynamic, exaggerated perspectives in the region. The images are not only true for the young artists but I believe the intention behind each photograph rings true for all no matter the location.

The show takes its name from a unique program through Humanities Tennessee encouraging Tennessee communities to tell their stories. My Community My World features over forty-eight photos depicting the artists' viewpoints of summer within the community. All of the images were taken using a Nikon Coolpix S3700 Silver digital camera and each young artist had access to professionals locally and throughout the state. The photos together form a narrative about people, place, and time. At a time when youth, especially teens, are bombarded with the world perceptions via the Internet through the simple touch of a phone, each of the images show a sacred look into what is important within the community to each of these young artists.

Many of the works look at identity through place. Without the laborious effort of film and developing, the artists were encouraged to take many pictures of the same subject, bring their series to the group for discussion, and share why one image was the best image in the series. Artists described how an image shaped or change their own assumptions and their thoughts of family and environment. Photography captures, suspends, even transcends a moment or series of events in time. Works in the show present us with imagery through the storyteller's eye including journeys into nature, cycles of exploration and destruction, personas, curiosity and moments of celebration, cultural heritage and  even pop imagery. But what all of the artists attempt to show us is where we as a society are connected, where we are all alike, and where we might be heading.

I was honored to serve as the curator of My Community My World. Special thanks to Etowah Arts Commission Director Pat Armstrong and Linda and Jim Caldwell. Congrats all!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ArtPrize voting starts September 21, 2016!

Andee is a professional artist, muralist, consultant, and educator. Her goal is to engage community through art and she does so frequently through murals like her ArtPrize 8 entry at The Cottage Bar. The ArtPrize Community Mural  started a couple of months ago through social media where she asked residents in Grand Rapids to submit icons, ideas, and happenings which make Grand Rapids a great place to be. She took all of the ideas submitted, prepared the surface, and twisted all of them into one composition. Next, Andee scaled the design to the building. She invited the community to paint with her and visitors engaged in painting with Andee on site with a couple of rules and lots of creative freedom. She was thrilled to welcome local cultural icons Randy Finch, Ralston Bowles, and outsider artist REB. Andee then reinforced the design by going back over it with a clean black line, reminiscent of 1980s NYC artist Keith Haring, with the assistance of a Grand Rapids resident Jen Wimbush, Ralston Bowles and a few others. The finished piece includes an interactive video component highlighting the participants and the process and you can view it here. All can be viewed on the website and via social media.

To view the entry visit and register to vote! #artprize8

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ArtPrize Community Mural completed!

The ArtPrize Community Mural is finished and the process video will be available through my website and via social media Twitter @andeerudloff Instagram @chicnhair Facebook Artist Andee Rudloff
You can vote for Andee when visiting ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI 

Thanks  to all that donated to my crowd rise funding campaign, all the wonderful people who supported me in Grand Rapids especially the Verhils, and to the Chicago Tribune for the wonderful coverage here:

Friday, July 08, 2016

ArtPrize 8 here we come!

Andee (aka ChicNhair) will hit the road in the early fall to be part of ArtPrize 8! Andee will be creating two community murals at one location, The Cottage Bar, and all of the details can be found here.
Whether you can make it up or not, you can vote! Voting could mean prize money for the winning artists, so get ready! Learn how to vote here.

If you would like to keep up with every detail of ArtPrize 8 become a member today!

Of course, you can support Andee, her project which includes travel, painting, photography and film by donating to her CrowdRise campaign here.

Many thanks all for your continued love for community and creativity!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Andee will be part of ArtPrize 8 but I need your support today!

Support Andee at ArtPrize here

What is ArtPrize?

ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition and festival decided equally by public vote and expert jury, today announced the artists and venues slated to participate in the eighth annual event. Concurrently, ArtPrize announced the recipients of $50,000 in Artist Seed Grants, presented by the Frey Foundation, and the launch of a $10,000 CrowdRise Matching Grant Challenge for artists, made possible by the Michigan Lottery. The $500,000 competition will take place once again in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 21-October 9, 2016.
A total of 1,554 artists representing 44 countries and 40 U.S. states submitted 1,453 entries for the eighth edition of the world’s largest art competition. For the 2016 event, Venues have been building more focused and tightly curated exhibitions -- including historically populous venues, as well as four city sites that are now part of the new Featured Public Projects granting program.
“After eight years of the Artist and Venue connections process, Venues are refining the ways they select entries and curate their exhibitions. While this is making the ArtPrize landscape more competitive for artists, it is evidence of a deeper understanding of contemporary art and the curatorial process. Ultimately this improves the visitor experience,” noted Kevin Buist, ArtPrize Director of Exhibitions.
Participating artists’ works, entered under one of four categories -- 2-D, 3-D, Time-Based and Installation -- will be displayed at 171 venues across the three-square mile ArtPrize district. Artists and venues found each other online at and organized their own shows through a collaborative curatorial process.
In the U.S., Midwest states beyond Michigan with the most participating artists include Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota while leading states outside the Midwest include New York, California, Texas, Florida and Colorado.
A complete list of participating artists and venues can be found at

Friday, June 24, 2016

Road Trips & Celebration: The Art of Andee Rudloff

Join us Friday, June 24th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for Road Trips & Celebration: The Art of Andee Rudloff at Style House Salon located at 3202 Belmont Blvd. Suite c ('round back) Nashville, TN 37212. There will be cake! The prices on the art are set but she may take your best offer too! Don't miss this sweet gathering to close out my nephew's birthday month of June! All are invited!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Community Painting Day at East Nashville BBQ

The Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association invite you to join us for a community mural painting day at East Nashville BBQ 
829 Lischey Ave, Nashville, TN 37207

Facilitated by local artist Andee Rudloff
Thursday, June 2nd from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
(If there is rain a rain date will be announced)
Everyone is invited to join us!

Many thanks to the planning committee members Sam McCullough, Robert Churchwell, Derek Blake, Daryl Robertson, and LaQuinta McGhee.

The Cleveland Park Community Mural is generously funded by Metro Nashville Arts Commission Thrive micro-funding program! Thank you #artsnashville
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