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

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Recycled Love: Andee Rudloff February 2016

Recycled Love: An Art Opening from Kentucky Museum Educator of the Year, Andee Rudloff

The Green Gallery at Turnip Green Creative Reuse presents Recycled Love by 2013 Kentucky Museum Educator of the Year, Andee Rudloff.  The opening takes place at 535 4th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37210 on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. This community event is free, open to the public and features the opening gallery reception as well as an Open Studio at Platetone.  The Green Gallery features a monthly sustainable art series, showcasing artists who create art through recycling and up-cycling materials.

Andee Rudloff – Recycled Love will be featured at Turnip Green Creative Reuse's Green Gallery from February 18 – March 15, 2016.  We will also be hosting a closing reception on March 15, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Our neighbors at Platetone Printmaking Cooperative will feature an Open Studio where attendees have the chance to create and take home their own work of art. 

Andrea D. Rudloff (Andee) is a professional artist, consultant and educator. She has more than 20 years of experience as an art administrator, curator and professional artist including murals and exhibitions in Bowling Green, Ky., Nashville, Tenn., New York, N.Y., Taipei, Taiwan and other national and international exchanges.  She uses color and drawn symbols to create a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined is created.

She currently serves on the Boards of the Kentucky Arts Council and Tanne Foundation.  Her past experiences includes, serving as the Education and Visual Art Director for the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) in Bowling Green, KY.  She served as the community engagement manager, educator and curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN.  Rudloff has also served as curator for the Nashville International Airport’s Arts at the Airport Foundation, Curb Records’ Johnny Cash Collection and facilitator of the At Home Project with Judy Chicago.
In 2013, the Kentucky Art Education Association named Rudloff Museum Educator of the Year.  Her works can be viewed at

Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) is a nonprofit that diverts usable material from our landfill for creative endeavors through innovative programming including workshops, a retail store, community education and a green art gallery featuring art made from reusable materials. TGCR has partnered with many of Nashville’s on programming and projects, including Artober, Pet Community Center, Nashville Public Library system, Metro Schools, ZeroLandfill, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Metro Arts Commission, WRLT’s Live on the Green, Earth Day, Now Playing Nashville, Southern Festival of Books, The Hermitage Fall Fest, University School, Untitled and Platetone Printmaking Cooperative. TGCR will have four areas of service: a retail store, education/outreach, artist studios, and a gallery. It will provide a neutral place for artists, educators, and any creative person to connect. 
For more info about Turnip Green Creative Reuse:,,

What is a Creative Reuse Center?
It’s an organization that specializes in collecting and distributing unwanted industrial and residential materials for the purposes of either turning reusable materials into creative projects, or providing needed supplies to arts organizations and public schools. Reuse centers are a valuable resource to artists, educators, families and businesses. There are dozens of creative reuse centers around the country. Turnip Green Creative Reuse is Tennessee’s first creative reuse organization.
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