Wednesday, December 26, 2007

NEW Frist Center Educator for Outreach

Andee Rudloff has been named the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' NEW Educator for Outreach in Nashville, TN. The position is in the department of education. Andee will work with the Frist Center's Community Partners and the talented team at the Frist Center to continue an already successful outreach program.

You may contact Andee directly at:

Andee Rudloff
Educator for Outreach
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 744-3351
Fax (615) 744-3965

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Art Education...why?

The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor number exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
The arts traffic in subtleties.
The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
When children are invited to disclose what a work of art means, it helps them feel they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
The arts enable us to have an experience we can't have from any other source.
Through such experiences we discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
The position of art in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Art & Invention - Holiday Show

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, December 1st, is the exciting opening of the Holiday Show at Art & Invention Gallery from 6pm - 10pm.
Andee, along with a bunch of other artists, have lots of affordable pieces that would make GREAT gifts for everyone on your list.

*If you can't make it to the opening reception, don't worry, the show will continue every day through December 24th (M-Sat, 10am - 6pm / Sun, noon - 5pm).

Art and Invention is located in East Nashville at 1106 Woodland Street (just off Five Points) right next to Cloud 12 Art Gallery, which conveniently will also be having their reception on the same evening. It's also entirely possible that "I Dream Of Weenie", located next door in the old VW Bus, will be open as well. They were recently voted "Best Hot Dog in Nashville" in the Scene Reader's Poll. So really, I just can't think of a reason NOT to come :)

East Nashville Rocks.

Tell a buddy. Bring a friend.

andee rudloff

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Campus for a Cure event-THIS WEEK

Join Andee, author Chuck Beard and hundreds of other artists and community members as we CELEBRATE LIFE and raise money to support research at leading universities to find a CURE for CANCER.

Saturday, December 1st
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Van Meter Auditorium
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101

For tickets, go to:
or email:

Andee in the Tennesean

THANKS to Plowhaus' Festivus show, Andee had her first portrait picture in the Tennessean on November 21st.
Pictured above with the following caption: Works by Andee Rudloff will be among those displayed at the last show of 2007 involving Nashville's only artists' coop. Come and find one-of-a-kind originals and many gift items found nowhere else in the city. This show is a cash and carry event with art priced $100 or less, and runs six weekends. (LAVONDIA MAJORS / FILE / THE TENNESSEAN)

Read the complete story at the following link:

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Open House

The Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Open House is to celebrate their newly established Gift Shop
Tuesday, November 20th from 4-6:00pm

The Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is located at 352 Three Springs Road in Bowling Green, KY.

You are invited to come celebrate!

Original art will be on display from area artists. Andee will have Limited Edition prints of her haystack paintings.

The Holiday Open House includes:
Pictures with Santa
Door Prizes
Ornament Making
and the debut of the 2007 Landmark Ornament

Please call with questions: 270-782-0800
Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Festivus at Plowhaus

The Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative in East Nashville
Image: Hot Dogs (dogs in footie PJs) by andee

Presents its 6th Annual
Holiday Art and Gift Show


November 17th through December 24th
With an Artist's Reception on Nov. 17th from 7pm to 11pm

Ah, Festivus! The holiday for the rest of us! Gather 'round the Festivus Pole, air your grievances, oh– and pick up a little something for the poor schmucks still stuck in that other holiday grind!
Nashville's only artists' co-op returns for the last show of 2007, spreading cheer and goodwill towards all things artful. Come and find one-of-a-kind originals and many gift items found nowhere else in the city.

On November 17th, join the artists for holiday drinks, cakes and cookies and festive music! What a great opportunity to find unique items during the gift giving season! This show is a "Cash and Carry" event with Art $100 or less and runs six weekends ending on December 24th

Spend an evening with artists: Beth Seiters, Tiffany Denton, Carrie Mills, Landry Butler, Jane Lee Tracy Ratliff, Denny Adcock, Lynne Carter, Toni Swarthout, Marlynda Augelli, Jan Kendy, Belinda Yandell, Stacey Klinger, DJ Justice Stephen McClure, Lois Moreno, Franne Lee, Andee Rudloff, Stacey Irvin, Jonnie Downs, John Holland, Jodi Reeves, John Barcus

Plowhaus Hours during "Festivus" :

Saturdays: 11am to 6pm
Sundays: 1-5pm
Also open during the Lockeland Springs "Tour of Homes", December 8th and 9th!

Plowhaus Artists Cooperative
211 S. 17th Street
Nashville, TN. 37206

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Interest in Public Art?

I am organizing a forum to discuss Public Art and its purpose in Kentucky and Tennessee. The forum will also include a discussion concerning the most efficient Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) requirements and formats. Please let me know of your interest in attending or participating in this upcoming forum.

"Public art is a mirror that reflects the local environment, cultural values, and artistic vitality of the community in which it exists. At its best, public art is more than just art installed in public places. It is a community-based process of dialogue, involvement, and participation. Public art enhances the quality of life for citizens by encouraging a heightened sense of place, enhancing a community's prestige, and enlivening the visual quality of the built environment. Successful public art is site-specific and responds to the concept of place-making."

-- Lake Douglas, former director at the Arts Council of New Orleans and now a public art consultant

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Beshear for KY-Vote TODAY! is the day to VOTE for the future and Steve Beshear/Dan Mongiardo!!!
As an artist, I have never had more fun participating in a campaign. I offered to travel the Commonwealth to paint for Beshear and it was great to see and talk to people. I enjoyed feeling just a portion of the positive feedback Beshear is getting!

Please take the time to vote Tuesday, November 6th!

Thanks for the memories Kentucky!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Best Artist of Bowling Green

Andee Rudloff was nominated, along with two other local artists, by the readers of the Daily News and the Amplifier as Best Artist in Bowling Green, KY. On Friday, November 2nd, the winners were announced...and Andee won!!
What an HONOR! Thanks to all of the friends who voted!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

CMA Awards

On November 7th, the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards will be presented live on ABC. Buy tickets or watch on ABC to see which musicians and songwriters WIN CMA Awards in Nashville at the Sommet (old GEC) Center.
Andee will be working behind the scenes, so tune in to see if she finds herself on stage as a background dancer...heee heee

For more on the awards and for tickets, visit:

Day of the Dead Show

Plowhaus celebrates their 6th Annual Day of the Dead show October 27th through November 11th. Stop in to celebrate and share in the memories.

To get directions and learn more about Plowhaus, visit:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tomato Art Fest mural 2007

During the 2007 Tomato Art Fest, Andee (with help from people in the community) created to a new mural behind the post office on Woodland Street in Nashville, TN. The mural depicts people in the community as tomato-like characters all hanging out in the alley. The mural has been credited for decreasing crime, theft and littering in the alley.

For more the Tomato Art Fest visit:

Curb Records' Johnny Cash Collection

Curb Records is the owner of an impressive collection of Johnny Cash's personal items, awards, pictures, hand-written lyrics and fan memorabilia. Andee currently serves as the curator of the temporary exhibition for Curb. The exhibition is for "private viewing only" at this time, but there are high hopes that this exhibition will encourage a future Johnny Cash Museum.

Murals for Beshear/Mongiardo and Apple Fest

Andee completed murals for the Democratic Party's parade float in Paintsville, KY. The float and murals were so popular, they will be shown in other areas of eastern Kentucky.

For more about Beshear/Mongiardo visit:
For more about the Apple Fest visit:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mona Lisa's Birthday party

Stacey Irvin and Andee celebrated Mona Lisa Warren's birthday by arriving as "The Way" and "The Light." Mona's highly-anticipated, themed parties are always so much fun. This costume idea may make another appearance in the coming months.

Cheekwood's Scarecrows!

Andee worked with Don Evans and the Little Marrowbone Repair Corporation to complete Kakashi Jorou...a Geisha Scarecrow for the Scarecrows! at Cheekwood Art & Gardens in Nashville, TN.


September 29 - November 4

Get ready for some good old-fashioned fall fun at Cheekwood! Scarecrows will showcase dozens of fabulous, weird, funny, and traditional scarecrows lurking along the Garden paths.

For the Birds
Hungry birds have always been a problem for farmers. Birds, such as crows, sometimes ate so much corn or wheat that farmers did not have enough food to last through the winter. So, for more than 3,000 years, farmers have been making scarecrows. As long as birds are hungry, farmers will still look for ways to SCARECROWS!

While we know our straw-filled friends as scarecrows, the protective characters have many different names. In Britain, they are called mommets, tattie bogies and hodmedods. Other places around the world scarecrows are known as jack-of-straws, scarebirds, and shoy-hoys.

Scarecrow Stories
(or Stories of Scarecrow, which do you like better)
The scarecrow is one of the most familiar figures of the rural landscape not only in the United States but throughout the world. His ragged figure has been recorded in rural history for centuries. We think of scarecrows as human-like figures stuffed with straw, but farmers have invented many different "scarecrows" to protect their crops over the years.

The first scarecrows in recorded history were placed along the Nile River to protect wheat fields from flocks of quail. Egyptian farmers covered wooden frames with fishing nets. The farmers hid in the fields and scared the quail into the nets.

Japanese farmers also began making scarecrows to protect their rice fields. The farmers hung old rags, meat, and fish bones from bamboo poles in their fields and then set them on fire. The smell was so bad that birds, and all other living creatures, stayed far away from the crops. The Japanese farmers called their scarecrows kakashis, which literally means something that smells bad.

In Medieval Britain, their scarecrows weren't made from wood or bamboo, but were live boys and girls. Known as bird scarers or bird shooers, they patrolled wheat fields carrying bags of stones. If crows landed in the fields, they would chase them off by waving their arms and throwing the stones.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

United at Connect 12

The exhibition Connect 12 at Dangenart Gallery in Nashville, TN will run through the end of September. Pictured above is Andee's piece, United.

For more on Dangenart Gallery:

Friday, August 31, 2007

Fathom exhibition-Chattanooga, TN

Connect 12 opens Sept.1

Featured in the Nashville Scene's Critic's Picks:
CONNECT 12 This exhibit, curated by Ben Vitualla, features the diverse works of 12 of Nashville's longtime arts warriors. The goal of the exhibit is to educate the viewer about the history and continued growth of our local arts community. Painter Andee Rudloff has exhibited with Untitled Artists and Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative, in addition to being involved with the successful Arts in the Airport program. Her dreamy landscapes are meant to reflect a sense of memory. Untitled's husband-and-wife teams are also included in the September exhibit. Alesandra Bellos is "giving away her dreams" in a performance art piece at the opening reception. Her husband, Rick Bradley, is doing an interactive piece featuring monitors showing repeated imagery that explores the idea of machines expressing emotions. Eric Denton will exhibit his quirky photographs in the show alongside wife Tiffany Denton's fiber collages. Audience participation is encouraged in three installations and one performance art piece. With the majority of Art at the Arcade spaces having stellar shows opening this month and the McKay Otto/Monica Cook show at TAG, downtown is the place to be this Saturday night. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1 at Dangenart Gallery; runs through Sept. 28.

For more on Connect 12 visit:

Friday, August 24, 2007

Creating, to help others

Memphis Marsha's Studio hosted a card making workshop for children in need. The Saturday workshop was busy with excitement and we were able to create many cards. It was FREE and a lot of fun.
I appreciate Marsha hosting an event like this and hope that others might consider doing it too!

More on Memphis Marsha's upcoming schedule:

2007 Gallery Walk Opening Night Receptions

The Bowling Green International Festival welcomes its annual kick off event for the festival, the 2007 Gallery Walk, on Friday, Sept. 21 from 5-9pm. The 2007 Gallery Walk takes place in downtown Bowling Green, KY. Many spaces will be participating, with a complete list still building. Those on the Gallery Walk include Retrograde Studios on College Street, Barbara Stewart's Corner Gallery, Spencer's Coffee, The Apple Store, The Gallery at 916, Alice Gatewood Waddell & Willie Rascoe and Angie Alexieff's Studio all in Downtown Bowling Green, KY. More will be announced soon!

The Public Theatre of Kentucky (PTK) will host a Gallery Walk closing reception at 10:30pm. PTK is located at 545 Morris Alley.

For more of the Festival:

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Beshear/Mongiardo on your barn?

This is an exciting time for Kentucky, as we finally have a candidate for Governor that has IDEAS and a vision for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Steve Beshear is from Kentucky and remembers when Kentucky was a vacation destination for millions each year. Beshear wants to take Kentucky back to a place to live and TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN.
I so strongly believe in this candidate, that I am ready to paint the logo above on any barn facing a highway, byway or interstate across Kentucky.
Please email me and let me know where your barn is...and I will schedule a time to come and paint it. With many barns already lined up, I recommend you contact me ASAP. No barns will be painted after November 1st.

Thank you and do what you can to support Beshear/Mongiardo!!!

For more about Steve Beshear visit:

Friday, August 03, 2007

2007 Tomato Alley Art

The Tomato Art Fest is Saturday, August 11th. Once again, Andee will celebrate with other artists in Nashville's only Drive-Thru gallery, Art & Invention's Alley Gallery, located at 1106 Woodland Street in the heart of East Nashville.
Pictured above is "Tomato Dine" by Andee. The 4 foot by 3 foot painting will be on display at Art & Invention until September 22nd.
Make plans to attend the Tomato Art Fest:

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Connect 12

Andee will be part of Connect 12, curated and created by Ben Vitualla at Dangenart Gallery, September 1, 2007 to September 30, 2007. Other artists in Connect 12 are Eric Denton, Jimi Benedict, Erika Johnson, Daniel Lai, Samantha Callahan, Sean Jewett, Rick Bradley, Alesandra Bellos, Ben Vitualla, Tiffany Denton and Chris Hill. The exhibition will be part of the First Saturday event in September.
Dangenart Gallery is located on the second floor in The Arcade in downtown Nashville, TN. The gallery is a by-artist-for-artist organization dedicated to emerging artists. It was founded in 2005, as an alternative to the mainstream fine art galleries and to provide emerging artists with exhibition opportunities.

More about Dangenart Gallery:

Campus for a Cure

Adventures Inside Campus for a Cure is a new non-profit created by author Chuck Beard to organize a group of artists, musicians and supporters to help in finding a cure for cancer. We also hope to support and provide assistance to families dealing with cancer. We realize we can't do it alone, and neither can anyone else, so we will make efforts to support other cancer organizations researching for a cure.
Please feel free to get to know us at:

For complete details or to share your story, visit:

artwork for the cover created by Andee Rudloff

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Tomato Art Fest-Aug.11

The Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville is happening on Saturday, August 11th!!! The heart of the Tomato Art Fest will once again be Art & Invention Gallery, with oodles of art for your enjoyment.
Andee will also be curating the Alley Gallery again, Nashville's only Drive-Thru Gallery. Artists in the Alley Gallery include Britt Stadig, Scott Thom, JK Lee, Aaron Grayum, Andee Rudloff and a host of other collaborators. Please make sure to Drive-Thru!
To participate in the Tomato Art Fest or to volunteer, visit:

The Tomato...a uniter, not a divider...uniting fruits and vegetables.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

3-D CD

"Recycled art" is on the agenda Monday, June 25th with Andee and the students at ArtVentures at the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro, TN. In "3-D CD," Andee hopes that the students will enjoy turning old, discarded CDs into something imaginative and possibly functional.

Discovery Center is an interactive museum and environmental center created for the children and families of Middle Tennessee and is dedicated to promoting excellence in education through hands-on exhibits and programs. Our aim is that each child, teen and adult who visits will grow in knowledge, competence and appreciation for themselves, their families, their community and their environment.

For more on The Discovery Center, visit:

Act Like a GRRRL!

Andee facilitated a collaborative painting project with the teen artists involved in "Act Like a GRRRL." The murals will be displayed during the final performances on June 28th and June 29th.

"Act Like a GRRRL is all about teenage girls finding their voices -- through writing, dancing, performance. This year, I want to add a visual art component... so, I was wondering if Andee would come and talk to them about what she does and then maybe lead them through an exercise where they get to paint a little -- finding their "voice" on the canvas."
-Vali Forrester

The girls spent hours discussing, drawing and painting in order to create 3 unique and incredible murals.

Come support Director Vali Forrester and the multi-talented teen artists on Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th at Belmont University.

For more information, contact:

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Art at the Relay for Life

Andee will have art for sale at two booths during the Relay for Life in Bowling Green, KY, June 8th and 9th. The Relay for Life will begin at 5:00pm on Friday, June 8th. Andee art will be available at the Bowling Green Christian Church booth and the Campus for a Cure booth. All money from the sales of art will go to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Andee art will include small paintings on wood, Hot Dogs-Dogs in PJs for $20 each and a large Hot Dog cut-out for FREE photos (pictured above) at the Bowling Green Christian Church booth. Andee's brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece attend the church.
Andee will have posters, t-shirts, and free swag at the Campus for a Cure booth. This booth is to support ACS through a new non-profit, Adventures Inside a Campus for a Cure. Find out more about this artist-supported non-profit at:

Thanks to friends and family for support of both teams. Donations will be accepted before and during the event. Checks can be made out to ACS and mailed to:
andee rudloff
556 morris alley
bowling green, ky 42101

Do what you can to help in finding a CURE and supporting families dealing with cancer.

Friday, June 01, 2007


"Giving Our Daughters a Chance"

Friday, June 1st, 2007
6-9:30 pm
Prince Hall
Masonic Association
2832 Georgia Ave.
Nashville, TN 37209

The mission of P.L.E.A.S.E.S. is for every young female between the ages of 10-19 to have the opportunity for life-building growth. This program helps young females and enables them to grow into being positive independent women.

P.L.E.A.S.E.S. strives to provide hope. More importantly they are shown someone in the community truly cares about their interests.

Started by Aretha Howard in 1996, Howard had a dream to start a non-profit organization helping the girls of today live for tomorrow. Howard, a young mother at fourteen, understands the pressures and struggles on young women today.

P.L.E.A.S.E.S. is hosting an art event and reception in support of their programming and summer camp Friday, June 1st.

Artists include: Ali Bellos, Franne Lee, Beth Seiters, Jimi Benedict, Tiffany Denton, Eric Denton, Shana Kohnstamm, Kathy Townsend , Danielle Duer, Andee Rudloff, Jodi Reeves, and many more!
Great art at Great Prices to Benefit a Great Cause!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Relay for Life-June 8th/9th

I will be participating in the Relay for Life in south central Kentucky with my family on June 8th and 9th.
As I am walking in support of my mom, Rita Rudloff, who will be receiving treatment for brain lymphoma in Portland, OR, June 8th. My sister Suzie will be with my mom during treatment. My mom is required to travel to Portland, OR, once a month for treatment. These trips and the treatment are VERY expensive...and there are so many people making the very same trip. Every family needs the support...please consider this.

The community wide American Cancer Relay for Life will be held at the Bowling Green High School football field June 8-9, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. Relay For Life represents our hope that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, those battling cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Come out and cheer us on as we raise money for the American Cancer Society and make strides towards finding a cure.
Bowling Green High School track
1801 Rockingham Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104
The event officially begins at 5:00pm on June 8th, 2007.

If you would like to send a donation, please make checks out to the American Cancer Society and mail to:

556 morris alley
bowling green, KY 42101

Many smiles,

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Beshear for Governor!

Steve Beshear should be the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Andee Rudloff and other artists choose to support Beshear/Mongiardo in their effort to lead the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Here is a quote from Steve's Change for Kentucky Endorsement Questionnaire:

Imagine Kentucky ten years from now. What do you hope you will see?

"Ten years from now, I see a Kentucky where every child is receiving an education which will prepare them for the jobs of the future - where every person has access to affordable health care - where good jobs with good benefits are available to all - in short, when every man, woman, boy and girl have the opportunity to realize the American Dream. I see a Kentucky which is more tolerant of differences and which accomplishes all of these goals while protecting and preserving the environment for future generations."

Please feel free to email me for a bumper sticker or yard sign!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cheekwood announces Summer designs

Cheekwood announces designs for summer exhibition

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art recently selected ten designs for its seventh annual 2007 summer exhibition: "Once Upon a Garden.''

Opening May 26 and running through September 9, "Once Upon a Garden'' focuses on the magical world of classic children's stories with "storybook settings" in the landscape at Cheekwood.

"The originality and adventurous spirit of this year's designs are amazing," said Jack Becker, president/CEO of Cheekwood. "Our goal is for families to come to Cheekwood to enjoy themselves through discovery and exploration."

Previous exhibitions have included Playhouses and Forts, Terrific Treehouses, and most recently, Birdhouse Bonanza. This year's designers include:

-Luke Tidwell and Barclay Dwight of Nashville for "Hansel and Gretel,'' a contemporary interpretation of the candy house the witch used to lure Hansel and Gretel into danger.

Children will be able to slide the panels and create the image and house of their desires.

-The owners of the Shops at the Loveless, Shimai Pottery, Curious Heart Emporium, Trace Bikes and Ruthie Cherry Fine Art in Nashville, for "Alice in Wonderland,'' a wonderland for a garden tea party and croquet.

-Annie Freeman, Elizabeth Garner, Ron Ames, Elder Jones, Michelle Webber, Alan Le Quire, Jammie Williams, Elaine Wood, Mervyn Enguidanos, Bob Scarlatta, and Andee Rudloff of Nashville for "The Frog Prince,'' a dazzling giant crown that children can enter and read the magical story of transformation that comes from confronting our fears and fulfilling our promises.

-Brian Parker and Scott Gubala of Nashville for "Wind in the Willows,'' featuring "pop-up book" inspired scenes gathered from moments in Kenneth Grahame's enchanting tale.

-Sandy Zeigler of Nashville for "Goldilocks and the Three Bears,'' a fantasy for children, a garden folly for adults.

-Adrienne Outlaw, Alicia Beach, Sher Fick, Lisa Bachman, Matthew Rogers, Amanda Crawford, Selena Long and Jessica Cantrell of Nashville for "Peter Rabbit,'' inviting children of all ages to experience Peter's fantastical journey by exploring above ground, child-size vegetable garden filled with colorful, woven-wire broccoli, carrots, asparagus and more.

-Babs Freeman, Harriet McHenry, and Susan Ward for "Jack and the Beanstalk,'' where a castle is suspended in the tree with a beanstalk going from Jack's House to the castle and children will be able to plant their own "magic beans" in Jack's house.

-Dryden Abernathy Architecture Design (DA|AD) including Nick Dryden, John Abernathy, James Bagwell, Kim Martin, Brad Northcutt, Crispin Mathias-Fisher and Jacklyn Abernathy for "The Secret Garden,'' an assemblage of garden delights offering a different perspective of what can be perceived as a garden.

-Gresham Smith and Partners: Healthcare Studio Team: Beryl Alder, Vanessa Paz, Bryan Tuttle, David Zegley, Adam Smith, Jerry Culp, Lara Eley and Aron Thompson for "Swiss Family Robinson,'' a conceptual tree house with platforms that represent climactic events in the book.

-Susan Jane Hall, Steve Drake, and Luke Tidwell of Nashville for "Anansi,'' depicting Anansi, a magical spider character from African mythology, as he presents the moon to Nyame, the sky God.

Cheekwood inspires and educates by making art, horticulture and nature accessible to a diverse community.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Support the Nashville Shakespeare Festival

This is our chance to support the Nashville Shakespeare Festival but also several visual artists hoping to celebrate the festival.

Join us Friday, May 18th in the Round-about...where you will find Musica and many other works of art.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Andee Rudloff-Dangenart Gallery Juror

Dangenart Gallery is located in the historic ARCADE on Fifth Avenue in downtown Nashville's eclectic entertainment, sports, and arts district. Above Walgreens, this location provides lots of foot traffic and easy access to galleries and studios and shopping.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Saturday, 11am-3pm
Monday and Sunday by appointment only

Meter parking downtown on Saturdays is free.

All juried exhibitions and competitions at Dangenart Gallery are judged by a panel that consists of at least three jurors. Each panel is led by curating director Daniel Lai. Jurors are selected by Lai based on the former's curatorial visions that emphasize on aesthetic merit and originality and are devoid of personal taste.

For more about Dangenart Gallery or to schedule a visit, contact:

Mailing Address:

Dangenart Gallery
83 Arcade Building
Nashville TN 37219

Street Address:

Dangenart Gallery
224 - 234 5th Ave. N.
Suite 83 The Arcade
Nashville TN 37219
(Above Walgreens, 5th Ave. N.)

Tel: (615) 251 1616

Dovie's makes our day

Yesterday, my dad hurt his back. A couple of his clients thought they would cheer him up by bringing him the best burgers in Kentucky...fresh DOVIE's...and a T-shirt to boot! Although I am vegetarian, I can say from my younger years that this is the best burger in America. My dad shared the bag-o-burgers with me and others...I shared my burgers with a friend who has spent time on a Montana ranch, and she said...they were really ggrrrreat!

Dovie's located in Tompkinsville, Kentucky has welcomed people inside for over 50 years. The Moore family founded Dovie's in 1940 and keeps the restaurant true to it's history with a menu that has the original Dovie's burger and a few other tasty surprises. Deep-frying and a secret sauce is the specialty at Dovie's. Dedicated locals have made this restaurant almost legendary.

107 West 4th St.
Tompkinsville, KY 42067

Open 8:30am-4pm Mon-Fri, 2pm Sat. Closed Sunday

Celebrating Kentucky's Unbridled Spirit to the fullest!

Memphis Marsha's Annual Teacher-Student Art Exhibition

Memphis Marsha's Annual Teacher-Student Art Exhibition
April 29-May 26, 2007
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 29, 2-4 CT.
Opening Reception Awards and recognition 3:00pm

Join us in this celebration of our students, ranging in age from elementary to adult. This is a reward for all the hard work done throughout the year; it's a time for families to see their students' work framed & displayed in our art gallery. Also showing, will be the work by our professional teachers including Andee Rudloff. We'll have refreshments and the popular art treasure hunt game for children.

Free & Open to the public.
Exhibition Continues on Regular Gallery Days: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10-4, CT

Monday, April 23, 2007

At Home On Tour/The Dinner Party updates

In 2001, Andee worked with Judy Chicago for a semester on a major installation called "At Home: A Kentucky Project with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman" (her husband). Following the close of the exhibition, John Oakes and Andee created a traveling exhibition called the At Home On Tour which is currently (Spring 2007) at Penn State University.

Have you heard that Judy Chicago's Dinner Party has a permanent home, in the Brooklyn Museum?

AAAE Arts at the Airport Conference

Andee will be attending the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Arts at the Airport conference in Seattle, WA, next week. The conference will cover a multitude of Public Art topics. The group will also tour the airport in Vancouver, BC, to study ideas concerning the use of glass and suspended sculpture.

For more, visit:

Last Week! BGCO - Notable Art Auction

This is the last week you can bid on the pieces in the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra's Notable Art Auction.
The final bids will be taken at the LIVE auction on Saturday, April 28th at 6:00pm.
Presented by The Encore, the LIVE auction will take place at The Club at Olde Stone.

For tickets to the event call: 270-846-2426

To view the pieces go to:

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Patrick Fleming remembered

Last autumn, I lost my artist soulmate, Patrick. At his Memorial in NYC we gathered at his home, shared stories, with blurry eyes - we all wished we were dreaming and would wake up to see his bright, shining smile. As the sun came down on the day, we all gathered by the thank him for being part of our lives. Each of us had a fresh rose to float down the windy river...and the river and the wind blew them right back to us...and he let us know he was right there, he was there that day. Finally, we lit a small urn ablaze that was full of messages and wishes for Patrick and it soared and sparked. So many so so many tears.

An artist, a dear sweet man and my friend...Lawrence Patrick Fleming.
I will miss him.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Let the bidding begin!!!

Bid on one-of-a-kind pieces by Andee Rudloff (pictured above) and many other artists to help the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra (BGCO) NOW!

Artists have transformed musical instruments into works of art. Let the bidding begin! The auction will close on Saturday, April 28th. All proceeds benefit the BGCO.

Please visit the following link and click on the PLACE BID box to view the works:

Sponsored by Bob Evans

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Love Show 2.0: The Second Coming

The Love Show 2.0: The Second Coming
Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative
Curated by Landry Butler and Andee Rudloff
211 South 17th Street (between Fatherland and Russell)
East Nashville, TN 37206
7 - 11 p.m. March 31
Artwork pictured above by Landry Butler

You may recall...the first Love Show was hosted at Andee's studio in Bowling Green, KY.

"If Landry Butler has his way, March 31st will be the day of enlightenment for all who attend The Love Show 2.0: The Second Coming at the Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative. The Second Coming is a multimedia art happening to encourage positive action, self-actualization and the pursuit of one's dreams. Plowhaus artists will take on the task of creating work based on Butler's concepts as the gallery becomes a transformative experience through sound, light, movement, smell and texture."
-- Andee Rudloff, Nashville Arts, March 2007
[ all your dreams are coming true ]
Thanks to our sponsors: Karen Hoff, Realtor at the Historic and Distinctive Homes - Star Marberg at Simply Stars - PizzeReal - East End Garden - Alexander's Catering - Strangefish - Curatorial Management System

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Scenes from the Capitol Show

Opening success

Kensuke and Andee enjoyed an exciting opening in Bowling Green, KY, March 22nd. Thanks to a wonderful "write-up" by Alyssa Harvey and images by Joe Imel in the BG Daily News, attendees enjoyed a very festive evening.

The exhibition remains up until April 13th.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Gilda's Club - Nashville

Gilda's Club of Nashville has been a wonderful support to me and my family over the past few months. To thank the club, and honor my brave mother, I have decided to donate Pearl Sun (pictured above) to their permanent collection. I am also excited to be donating to their fundraiser which will be held in June of 2007.

Gilda's Club Nashville is an affiliate of Gilda's Club Worldwide and opened its doors on August 3, 1998. Our purpose is to offer to our members lectures, workshops, classes, support groups and social activities in a non-residential, homelike setting. Free of charge to everyone, Gilda's Club Nashville provides a gathering place where people with cancer and their families and friends can join with others to actively involve themselves in building social and emotional support as a supplement to regular medical care.

If you have cancer or have a friend or loved one who does, Gilda's Club Nashville is here for all of you.

About Gilda Radner:

When comedian Gilda Radner was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986 she quickly realized the importance of emotional and social support when dealing with her cancer. After attending a wellness community in California, Gilda called for such places of participation, education, hope and friendship to be made available to men, women and children with any type of cancer and their families and friends. Upon her death in May of 1989 her husband, Gene Wilder, and Joanna Bull (Gilda's psychotherapist) founded the flagship Gilda's Club at 195 West Houston in New York City. There are currently fifteen affiliates open and another fifteen in various stages of development.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Capitol Arts Alliance Mar.22-Apr.13, 2007

The exhibition at the Capitol Arts Alliance will include the following works:

All works are acrylic on canvas and 36"by 36"/3' by 3'
Prices are the same for all. Prices for each, $ 600.00
Titles are as follows:

1. Putting Out the Fire
2. As Clouds Move
3. Seed of Light
4. Shall We Meet
5. What the Clouds Brought
6. Along the Lil' Glen
7. ...a Break
8. Without Abandoning the Heart
9. Felt like a Tiny Village
10. Between Soul-mates
11. An Enormous Audience
12. End of the Evening
13. An Issue of Being Heard
14. Millions of Moments of Connection
15. What it's Like to be on Earth Today

Curator's statement:

Andee Rudloff's modern depictions of mountains, hills, pastures and clouds are expressively characterized by her use of color and composition.

Her passion for painting, and the majestic flow of nature, are evident in the bold and unconstrained choice of bright colors. Rudloff's paintings carry the spirit of the place where she paints, also reminding us of a strong sense of vitality; this is especially true of her pictures depicting clouds bursting, prismatic skies and channels of water.

The artist explains, "When creating the works for this exhibition, I was influenced by the feeling of flight and the perplexity of life. As I fly in an aircraft, I am constantly in search of the horizon line. As I go through life, I am also searching for the "horizon line," as I deal with things that are out of my control. In this series of works, I investigate my emotions, feelings and happenings within each landscape while allowing the unpredictability of life to play a role."

In recent years, Rudloff has visited places all over the US and far western China. She has had solo and group exhibitions and participated in several cultural and academic exchanges. Her work can be found in corporate collections, private collections as well as exhibitions throughout the US, Great Britain and Japan.

She also serves as the Curator of the well-known Arts at the Airport program at Nashville International Airport. Rudloff decisively leads the program while ushering through exciting changes coming with the new multi-million dollar terminal renovation.

Opening reception Thursday, March 22nd from 5-7pm
Exhibition runs through April 13th, 2007.

March 3rd-The Revolution of Craft

Andee has been invited, along with several other regional artists, to sell and exhibit her "inventions of craftiness" at The Revolution of Craft on Saturday, March 3rd from 12:00noon to 5:00pm. The Nashville Craft Mafia event will take place at The Cannery in Nashville, TN.
The Mercy Lounge/The Cannery
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN 37203

Directions to The Cannery:
We are downtown. From Riverfront, go out Broadway and turn left on Eighth Avenue. Take Eighth Avenue and veer right at the Split. We are two blocks on the right.

From I - 40 east or west, exit at Broadway towards downtown, turn right at Eighth Avenue, veer right at the split, we are two blocks on the right.

For more on the event, visit:

February at Art & Invention

Andee will return in February with NEW artwork at Art & Invention Gallery. Along with other regional artists George Vitorovich and Duy Huynh (pronounced YEE WUN), Andee is excited to be invited back to Art & Invention Gallery again in 2007.

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, February 10th, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

EXHIBITION runs February 10th - April 4, 2007

Art & Invention
1106 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

The Quiet World-photography by Stacey Irvin

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: Saturday, February 3, from 6-8 p.m. FREE and open to the public.

The Parthenon's East Gallery will exhibit the work of Nashville photographer Stacey Irvin from February 3-April 14, 2007. In this exhibit, Irvin explores the people and landscapes of two seemingly different places: Beaverhead County, Montana, and the Xinjiang Province in Northwestern China. Rather than emphasizing cultural differences, Irvin's photographs underscore the similarities that make us all human. Susan Shockley, Curator, notes that "in the face of devastating worldwide news about our earth's inhabitants, Irvin captures a contentment about her subjects, even as they face difficult living conditions. That is her strength. She finds something deeper in her photographs than what we see on the nightly news."

Irvin is an award-winning photographer and graphic designer living in Nashville, Tennessee. She has traveled worldwide in pursuit of new experiences, recording them with her camera. In 1999, after graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, she received the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award from Vanderbilt's Fine Arts Department. With funds from the Hamblet award, Irvin embarked on a four-month photographic journey through parts of Asia, and returned to Northwestern China five years later. In 2003 she spent a month at the family-owned and -run cattle ranch in Southwestern Montana.


I wanted to express my respect and admiration to the The Basement Gallery in Knowville, TN, for Alterscape. I also respect the choices of Curator T. Michael Martin. The exhibition was intensely exciting and full of excellent images. If there is not a catalog of this show, there should be. (Maybe I will try to work to help put something together.)
I would also love to see this exhibition travel to other the gallery!

Heck...a review may follow.

Support future exhibitions at this gallery:

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Side by Side-Bowling Green, KY

VSA arts of Kentucky and the Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green in partnership with the Kentucky Museum and Library presents...

Side by Side Bowling Green (KY)

An exhibition of artwork created collaboratively by young artists with disabilities and regional professional artists.
January 21-March 30, 2007
Reception January 21st at 2:00pm (CDT)

Special thanks to VSA arts, the US Department of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Kentucky Museum hours: M-Sat 9am-4pm Sun 1pm-4pm

For more information call (270) 745-2592
The Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Directions to The Kentucky Museum

Part of the Kentucky Building, the Kentucky Museum is conveniently located in Bowling Green, Kentucky on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

Traveling Southbound: From I-65 South, take exit 28 to Bowling Green. Follow 31-W South and Highway 68-80 (Adams St.) to Western Kentucky University. Just past 14th Street, look for the directional sign to the Kentucky Museum and turn left at the traffic island and proceed down Kentucky Street. There are visitor parking lots on the left and right. The Kentucky Building is 5.5 miles from exit 28.

Traveling Northbound: From I-65 North, take exit 20 to the William H. Natcher Parkway (formerly the Green River Parkway). Take exit 4 and turn right onto 31-W (There is a sign for Western Kentucky University). Take 31-W to University Boulevard and turn left. Follow this street to the Kentucky Building. There is visitor parking on the left and right. The Kentucky Building is four miles from exit 4.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Hot Dogs staying warm

The Holiday Hot Dog and Art Stand was a hit! The "warm" dogs can currently be seen at Art & Invention Gallery in Nashville, TN, and can be ordered by contacting andee. Multiple dogs are still available. Please let andee know if you are looking for a specific breed.

Happy New Year!!!
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