Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bowling Green, KY Gallery Hop-Friday,Dec.12

Welcome to Bowling Green's Citywide Gallery Hop!
A unique collaboration between the Bowling Green, KY's Independent Galleries, Non-Profit Galleries and Studio Centers and the last Gallery Hop of 2008!!!
Friday, December 12th

Memphis Marsha's
"Very Cool" exhibition will include of variety of work including works by Andee Rudloff!! The exhibition will continue on regular gallery days (Thursdays - Saturdays, 10AM-4PM CT) through December 20.

Gallery at 916
Photography by Klay Kelly and Jackie Osbourne
Opening Reception during the Gallery Hop.

There are seven other downtown art spaces on the Friday, December 12th Gallery Hop.

More information can be found at the following link:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Mailing Address!!!!

Just in time for all of the HOLIDAY goodness, my NEW mailing address is:
andee rudloff
PO Box 22822
Nashville, TN 37202-2822

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Connect with A Cause Holiday Sale

Connect with a Cause, a Holiday Open House offering handmade goods from several Nashville-based artisans will be hosted by ASK Apparel and Connect 12 onSat., December 6th at ASK Apparel's workshop, 5001 Indiana Ave., Nashville, from 2 - 6 pm. The holiday sale will supportboth Nashville artists and several Nashville community organizations,including Nashville Urban Harvest, St. Luke's Community Center, Downtown Presbyterian Church and Magdalene House.

Items will be for sale from several Connect 12 artists, including t-shirt and print artist Jimi Benedict, photographer Eric Denton, mixed media artist Tiffany Denton, painter Andee Rudloff, photographer Stacey Irvin, mixed media and printmaker Ben Vitualla and painter Shana Kohnstamm. Also available will be the natural bath and body products from the non-profit Thistle Farms, a project of the Magdalene House. Hosts sisters Ali, Sarah, and Kate Bellos, who collectively own and operate ASK Apparel, the all-natural dyed apparel company will
have their full line of T-shirts and apparel accessories available for sale.

The afternoon will also feature natural dyeing demonstrations and live music.

It's a great opportunity to support your local artists and support several of Nashville's community organizations.

For more information and directions, visit:

Friday, November 07, 2008

Memphis Marsha's hosts "Very Cool"

Memphis Marsha's will host "Very Cool", also known as "Gifts to Give or Keep!"
December 4-20, on Regular Gallery Days: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. CDT, or by appointment.

Eleven artists will show affordable original art including: original designed "American Girl" doll clothes, desk boxes, blown glass ornaments & paperweights, watercolor & acrylic paintings, collages, drawings, & more. Exhibiting artists include: Amy Bettencourt, Lynne Ferguson, Michaele Ann Harper, Marsha Heidbrink, Tom Poole, Delaire Rowe, Andee Rudloff, Rita Rudloff, Kim Soule, Jennifer Stone, & Bill Van Tassel.

Friday, December 12, from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. CDT, Memphis Marsha's will be one of 8 spaces open for Bowling Green's Gallery Hop. The event is free & open to the public. Shuttle service available. Maps to the other spaces available at Memphis Marsha's.

Gallery Location:
524 E 12th Ave (The PINK building between State & Chestnut Streets)
Bowling Green, KY

For More Information, call:
Marsha Heidbrink
270-843-1726; or Toll Free: 1-877-640-7973

Happy Camper Holiday Sale

image by Nancy VanReece

Featuring happy camper play wear, hand-dyed and printed by Andrea Steele
also including some small paintings by Andee Rudloff ($20-$200 range).

Saturday, November 8

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

724 Georgetown Drive

Nashville, TN 37205

20% off fall inventory

10% off custom orders

For more information, contact:

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Nashville Scene's "Best of..." FREE T-shirts AVAILABLE

The Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville"
Best Art Community Energizer
Andee Rudloff
Andee FREE* T-shirts AVAILABLE (size Large ONLY)
T-shirt Image by Karen Edgin

Possibly one of the busiest artists in town, Andee Rudloff is more common at the city's art functions than Merlot. Even while working as educator for outreach at the Frist Center and regularly collaborating with artists in Nashville and Bowling Green, Ky., she not only manages to attend all the local openings but also seems inexhaustibly available for questions, thoughts and inspiration. Rudloff's attitude is as energizing for her peers as the dynamic hues in her colorful paintings. Now if she'll just take a breath. -AMANDA DILLINGHAM

*-The t-shirt is free, but shipping is $3.50 per t-shirt.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Art Shows - Halloween/Day of the Dead weekend

A group of friends get together annually at Don Evans' Farm to carve pumpkins (pictured above).

You can see Andee's work this weekend at Memphis Marshas during the World' Greatest Studio Tour in Bowling Green, KY; Connect 12 at the Nashville's Downtown Presbyterian Church, Plowhaus' Day of the Dead show in East Nashville and the Blood Assurance building in Downtown Chattanooga, TN.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nashville Ultra sports Andee's doodles

Join us October 18, 2008 for the inaugural running of the Nashville Ultra. There will be a 50K, 60K, 70K and 80K (actually 50 miles). The course is about 80% paved and 20% grass trails. Of the paved portion, 90% are trails that are part of the downtown Nashville Greenways system. The other 10% is a bike trail along Davidson Street in East Nashville. Check out photos and maps of the greenways at: www.nashville/gov/greenways/

Andee Rudloff
Our Logo Artist

Stacey Irvin
Our webmaster (and amazing photographer)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"best of" friends

Libby Rowe, Andee Rudloff and Stacey Irvin enjoy the "Best of Nashville" event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Andee-Nashville Scene's "Best of"...

The Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville"
Best Art Community Energizer
Andee Rudloff
Image by Western Kentucky University's Kala Diamond

Possibly one of the busiest artists in town, Andee Rudloff is more common at the city's art functions than Merlot. Even while working as educator for outreach at the Frist Center and regularly collaborating with artists in Nashville and Paducah, Ky., she not only manages to attend all the local openings but also seems inexhaustibly available for questions, thoughts and inspiration. Rudloff's attitude is as energizing for her peers as the dynamic hues in her colorful paintings. Now if she'll just take a breath. -AMANDA DILLINGHAM

Comment by Nancy VanReece from Nashville:
Andee warms all who know her like a good glass of merlot as well. Her Kentucky time is spent in Bowling Green rather than Paducah but those of us who know her best know that her heart is in Nashville. (wink wink)

Comment by kim.chalmers from Bowling Green, KY:
I couldn't agree more! Your selection of Andee Rudloff as Best Art Community Energizer is right on the mark. Andee works tirelessly and enthusiastically across a broad spectrum to keep all artists informed of art activities and opportunities from Bowling Green, KY to Nashville, TN. She is generous and supportive of emerging and established artists as well as exhibition venues, community enrichment organizations and educational institutions forming a network of support and encouragement that fosters open dialogue, cultural engagement and creative extension and awareness at all levels. Hers is a natural giving that is driven by boundless enthusiasm for the complex joys of art and humanity. Congratulations Andee!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Connect 12 at Downtown Presbyterian Church-Nashville, TN

Connect 12 Artist Collective
At the Downtown Presbyterian Church
(show image created by Eric Denton)

The Connect 12 Artist Collective is pleased to present their exhibition at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, from November 1 through November 30. An opening reception for the group will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 6 - 9 p.m., in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Crawl. In addition, the group will hold two informal artist talks at the Church, at 1 p.m. on Saturday November 8 and on November 15.

Ben Vitualla brought his peers together for the first Connect 12 show last September at Dangenart Gallery. The inaugural show not only brought critical acclaim for the collective of Nashville-based artists, but also served to inspire them each to produce exploratory works of art. The simple philosophy of the group is to promote individual growth through exploration of craft and content.

As diverse as the artists, so are their crafts, methods and statements. Viewers should expect the variety of media at this fall's show to include interactive performances, fiber arts, photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting and mixed media. Content will range from reflections on the current political instabilities to explorations of the whimsy of coloring books.

Exhibiting artists include Alesandra Bellos, Jimi Benedict, Rick Bradley, Samantha Callahan, Eric Denton, Tiffany Denton, Chris Hill, Stacey Irvin, Sean Jewett, Erika Johnson, Shana Kohnstamm, Daniel Lai, Andee Rudloff and Ben Vitualla.

The Downtown Presbyterian Church is located at 254 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219. You may wish to call ahead for additional viewing hours at 615-254-7584 or visit the web site at

Additional high-resolution press images are available upon request.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

El Dia de los Muertos* - The Day of The Dead

Plowhaus Artist Coop and Gallery East presents...

The 7th Annual Celebration of

El Dia de los Muertos* - The Day of The Dead
(show image created by Julie Sola)

Gallery East

1008c Woodland St. (Behind the Alley Cat) Nashville, TN 37206

Opening Reception * Thursday October 23 , 2008 * 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

Public and Trick or Treaters invited

(Nashville, TN) - The Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative proudly returns to East Nashville for the 7th Annual Celebration of Dia de los Muertos* October 23rd thru November 2nd. (schedule below & on the web site

The Day of the Dead opening reception at Gallery East will be held Thursday evening, October 23rd, from 6 to 10pm to honor this ancient and beautiful tradition. The reception will feature traditional and non-traditional Day of the Dead Art.

*Throughout the month of October, families and villages across Mexico prepare for Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. On these days at the cusp of October and November, those who have died are remembered and their spirits are welcomed back for a yearly visit. Handmade altars, special food and drink, parades and plays, skull-shaped confections and toys, and gravesite visits and vigils celebrate the lives of the deceased.


Connie Knock, Carri Hofaker, John Holland, Franne Lee , Tiffany Denton, Nieves Uhl, Julie Sola, Janet Lee, Ayjey, Curt Perkins, Willow Fort, Andee Rudloff, Audra Ladd, Kevin Brock, Sarah E. Fowler, Chris Stevens, Lindsay Black, Tracy Ratliff,Joe Silva Jessica Maloan, Shannon Wages, Bethany Taylor, Jennifer Bronstein

Schedule and Times

Thursday Oct. 23rd 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Artist Reception - Free and Open to the Public - Cash Bar

Friday Oct. 24 6pm to 2am $5 cover charge - music DJ/ Bands, Cash Bar

Saturday Oct. 25 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Free and Open to the Public

Saturday Oct 25 6:00p.m.- 2:00a.m. $5 cover charge - music DJ/ Bands, Cash Bar

Sunday Oct. 26 12:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. Free and Open to the Public

Fri NIGHT Oct. 31 Halloween (Pub Crawl) 7 to 2am DJ/Bands Free and Open to the Public - Cash Bar Costume Contest 10:00p.m. with prizes

Saturday Nov. 1 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Free and Open to the Public .

Sunday Nov. 2 12:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Free and Open to the Public

Plowhaus Artist Coop at Gallery East

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Scare-Cake lurks at Cheekwood through Nov. 9

Cheekwood Art & Gardens in Nashville, TN, welcomes the popular SCARECROW exhibition back again this year. Visitors will see MANY crow-creations at Cheekwood from September 27 to November 9, 2008. Big and small, frightening and silly - you will even see a female, robot with a soundtrack "playing a part" in this year's exhibition.
Andee has created Scare-Cake for the 2008 Scarecrow careful, you may get icing in the eye.

FALL 2008 - Art Opportunities

Deadline: October 1. Fee: $30. Artspace invites craftspeople and artists working in a variety of craft media to enter Fine Contemporary Crafts, a biennial juried exhibition. Eligible media includes functional and decorative ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, basketry, fiber, mixed media, paper and wood. Fine art media such as photography, painting, or printmaking are not eligible except when incorporated into another acceptable craft category. More info:

Deadline: October 3. Fee: $15. Memento Mori: Contemporary Manifestations is a juried exhibition exploring death, memorials and works on people, places or objects now past. Submit up to three digital images, completed entry form, resume and artist statement. More info:

Deadline: October 3. American School for the Deaf in West Hartford,Connecticut, is seeking suspended artwork for library interior by artists who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have experience working on projects for this audience. Submit registration form and digital images. More info:

Deadline: October 3. Norwalk Community College in Norwalk,Connecticut, is seeking public artwork for green space between campus buildings. Artwork should engage the greater campus and withstand New England weather. Submit registration form and digital images. More info:

Deadline: October 6. Orange County, Florida, and the Orlando Magic are seeking public artwork for six recreation centers. More

Deadline: October 9. Fee: $25. Seeking entries for exhibition exploring the art of paper. All media welcome; new media entries encouraged. Submit jpeg images at 300 dpi (8 x 12 inches) on CD or 35 mm slides in standard mounts. More

Deadline: October 10. The City of Palm Desert's Art in Public Places Commission is seeking to develop a registry of artists for Embracing the Desert Light and other potential projects that utilize light as the primary medium. Submissions by artists with experience incorporating natural and artificial light into design are highly desirable. More info:

Deadline: October 15. Virtual and traveling exhibition open to all craft and visual artists with work that responds to show title. Multiple submissions welcome. More

Deadline: October 17. Emmet O'Brien Technical High School inAnsonia, Connecticut, is seeking public art for interior space. Artwork must be appropriate for public school. Project is especially interest in, but not limited to, glass projects. Submit registration form and digital images. More info:

Public Art 4Culture Registry, used by public agencies, design professionals and private developers, is accepting applications from artists to prequalify for public and private art commissions. More

Deadline: October 24. Open to all professional artists seeking individual show on college campus. Submit ten jpeg files on CD or ten slides plus a list of the images, artist statement and resume. More Info:

Deadline: October 24. The Scottsdale Public Art Program is seeking an artist to complete a time-based public artwork at the annual Scottsdale Arts Festival. Artwork should be highly interactive and will be visually prominent in a festival setting. The arts festival occurs during the height of Scottsdale's tourist season and can draw up to 40,000 visitors. More info:

Deadline: October 31. Fee: $30. Open to artists 18 years and older. Original works completed since 2004 without instructional assistance. All media except film and video accepted. More

Deadline: October 31. Global Health Institute welcomes design proposals for Smallpox Eradication Commemoration Monument to be installed on the grounds of the World Health Organization in Geneva,Switzerland. Up to $25,000 cash prize for winning design. More

Deadline: October 31. Newburg Arts and Culture Commission is seeking artists to create 10 panels that will cover window openings in newly converted courthouse. Submit preliminary design/idea, written proposal and preliminary budget. More info:

Deadline: December 5. Open Society Institute is accepting proposals for documentary photography exhibition addressing social justice issues. Submit one page proposal, short bio, curriculum vitae and 15 - 20 digital or loose, unmounted gelatin silver prints. More

Artists are invited to be a part of The Art of Caring annual event on November 14. Art from all media created by artists in the community for juried event of up to 80 pieces of original work. Artists receive 40% of the selling price of their artwork, but may donate a larger portion to the food bank if they choose to do so. More

Deadline: none. Gloria Singletary Gallery invites artist proposals for 4-8 week exhibitions. Independent curators and collaborative teams of artists are especially encouraged. Each proposal must address professional work for exhibition that stimulates the imagination, speaks of ingenuity and fosters critical dialog in a public forum. Work that reflects cultural diversity in a thoughtful and challenging way is highly recommended. More

Monday, September 01, 2008

NAA presents A Nashville Artists Studio Tour

NAA presents A Nashville Artists Studio Tour & Preview Juried Exhibition

Juried Studio Tour Preview Exhibition
Friday, September 12, 2008, 6-9 pm
Belmont University's Leu Center for the Visual Arts
$5 suggested donation at the door
Susan Knowles, Adrienne Outlaw and Jenny Gill juried the Studio Tour Preview Exhibition and "Picnic on a Gigantic Scale" was selected for the show.

Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10am - 4pm
Studio locations throughout Davidson County (map will be provided to tour goers)
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of event

Participating artists:
Anthony Billips - Painting
Kelly J. Parsons - Photography
Jamaal Sheats - Painting, metal relief sculpture, mixed media
Adrienne Outlaw - Sculpture and installation
Lauren Stinson - Fiber Art
Lisa Bachman - Drawing, painting
Patricia Jordan - Painting, printmaking
Joe Sorci - Painting, sculpture
Kathleen Carlton - Acrylic and oil painting
Myles Maillie - Painting
Emily Harper & Rhiannon Guillet, Magpie Etc. - Batik, painting
Toni Hooper - Mixed media, painting, clay
John Guider - Photography
Stacey Irvin - Photography
Andee Rudloff - Painting
Annie Freeman - Sculpture, mixed media
Tony Teal - Oil painting
Annie Tagg - Oil Painting
Brady Haston - Oil painting, printmaking, drawing
Donna Rizzo - Clay
Marla Faith - Oil painting
Alan LeQuire - Sculpture
Ben Caldwell - Coppersmith, sculpture
Plate Tone Printshop - Community printmaking
Jaime Raybin - Mixed media
Chris Scarborough - Painting, drawing photography
Sara La - Painting
Gayle Levee - Representational oil painting
Daniel Arite - Mixed media
Teresa Van Hatten-Granath - Photography, mixed media
Laura Chenicek - Painting, mixed media
Kelly Williams - Painting, drawing, printmaking
Mandy Rogers Horton - Painting
Rocky Horton - Painting, mixed media
Mitchell Chamberlain - Painting, mixed media, pen & ink
Jairo Prado - Painting, sculpture
Darlene Shadden - Painting, pastel, charcoal
Edie Maney - Painting
Brenda Stein - Turned wood
Louise Magnuson - Painting

Studio Tour Ticket Purchase Options:
1. Online: After Sept. 2nd, Advance Tour Tickets can be purchased online for $10 - we accept all major credit cards through Google Checkout. Online purchasers can download and print the trou map; they can also pick their map up at the Preview Exhibition or from Belmont's Leu Center on the day of the tour.
2. Preview Party: Tickets will be for sale at the Preview Exhibition for $10 (cash or check only).
3. On Day of Event: Tickets will be available for $12 from 10am - 2pm on the day of the event at Belmont's Leu Center for Visual Arts.
4. Complimentary Admission: The tour is FREE for kids and teenagers under 18 years of age and for art students at the following universities: Watkins, Vanderbilt, TSU, MTSU, APSU, Belmont, Sewanee. Students can pick up maps at Preview Exhibition or at Belmont's Leu Center on the day of the tour.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gallery Walk-Bowling Green, KY

The Bowling Green International Festival Gallery Walk
Receptions Friday, September 19, 5:00-9:00pm
Chair Andee Rudloff

The gallery walk will include various local businesses showcasing foreign culture themed exhibits in support the festival. All exhibits are on display September 19-27, some begin earlier and/or continue longer.

Receptions will be held at all exhibits Friday September 19, 5-9pm.

Participating venues:

VSA Arts of KY presents Love in any Language featuring the work of Artists affilated with VSA Arts of KY Sept. 8-Oct. 31
Artists affiliated with VSA arts of Kentucky will create artistic interpretations of the 2008 Bowling Green International Festival Theme, Love In Any Language
515 E. 10th St BG KY 42101 270-781-0872

Capitol Arts Center presents Love Those Movies ...Around the World featuring the work of Leon Vincent Sept. 16 - Oct. 6
Collection of old movie posters, mostly American films, but shown internationally - posters in foreign languages
416 E. Main 270-782-2787

WKU Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center presents Borders, liquid states featuring the work of Kim Chalmers Sept. 19-27
Three large paintings, digital toner on paper, 3 feet x 10 feet
Western Kentucky University, 2nd Floor beside the two theater entrances. 270-745 2843

Memphis Marsha's Art Gallery & Classes presents A Slice Of Italy! featuring the work of Marsha Heidbrink Sept. 19-Oct. 25
Encaustic paintings completed while in Italy, & several done about Italy once home; a watercolor, a mixed media box, original photographic notecards, & jewelry will also be shown.
524 E 12th Ave 270-843-1726

Spencer's Coffeehouse presents Jodi Reeves featuring the work of Jodi Reeves Sept. 19
915 College St BG KY 42101

The Place presents iLove featuring the work of Landry Butler Sept. 19-27
Video and small mixed media
431 Park Row BG KY 42101 270-794-0048

WKU Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Main Gallery presents Madam Taxi Rides Again: Travel, Anthropology & Art featuring the work of Michelle Dussault Sept. 19-Oct 17
A series of paintngs and drawings including work created in Kenya (Matatu Series) and in preparation for travel to Antarctica
WKU FAC 200 270-745-2314

The Gallery At 916 presents All You Need is Love: An Extreme Bird's Eye View featuring the work of John Warren Oakes & Haley Young Sept 5-30
There's nothing you can see that isn't shown. Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be. It's easy...all you need is love. An out of this world experience by John Warren Oakes and Hayley Young. The reception will feature British goodies and libations from merry ole England where both artists worked and studied for a time. God Save The Queen.
916 State St.

Atalla Plastic Surgery and Laser Center presents Love of the Dance featuring the work of C David Jones and Kim M. Jones Sept. 19th - Sept. 27th
New works depicting the love of dance all over the world. Works will include both representatonal and abstract interpretations of the dance. Art opening from 5-9pm on Friday, Sept. 19th. A casual setting with the artists, food and music.
816 Chestnut Street

Pushin Bldg Artists' Studio presents Earthy Extractions featuring the work of Angie Alexieff, Laura Bain-Selbo Sept. 19th 5-9pm
Artist's convey the earth's bounty in form, function and findings. An earthy fiest for the sight, smell, taste and ears. Artist's will be showing their recent works and producing work throughout the evening. Refreshments representing the cuisine of other cultures will enhance the multi sensory experience.
400 East Main

Monday, August 25, 2008

Studio East Nashville exhibition extended

I WAS TOLD THERE WOULD BE CAKE was a success with the help of hundreds of people in attendance this past weekend. Due to the success of the reception, I WAS TOLD THERE WOULD BE CAKE, at, has been extended!!!

Images have not been posted to this web site yet, so go by Studio East Nashville to see the exhibition. Directions to the studio can be found at

Thank you ALL for the support...especially the support of local writers Jack Silverman and Jonathan Marx.

Image above: Picnic on a Gigantic Scale (Guitar Hero Font) 48" x 24" Mixed Media 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

I Was Told There Would Be Cake


Statement from the gallery:

Studio East Nashville is proud to feature the paintings of artist and muralist ANDEE RUDLOFF Saturday, August 23rd - 6 to 9pm

Studio East Nashville: 1520 Woodland Street

Retro Bizarro MEGAMIX by DJ Jerserf

LIVE closing performance: the SWEET sounds of Dax Evans

Prepare for a Willy Wonka-eque event as Andee's sugary, artistic expressions brighten the summer night!

Andee will also be at Studio East Nashville on Sunday, August 24th from 2:00-4:00pm for your viewing pleasure.

Gallery Hop - Friday, August 8th

See andee's affordable paintings at TWO locations, Memphis Marsha's and The Gallery at 916, during Friday's Gallery Hop in Bowling Green, KY!
Don't miss the Gallery Hop this Friday. A free shuttle and seven locations will participate in the Gallery Hop.
Pick up a map at Memphis Marsha's,

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

KA-POW!!!--Saturday, August 2nd

The Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative proudly presents: "HEROES and VILLAINS", a Plowhaus Art Show August 2th through August 30th.

WOW!-art bursting with animation, displaying mostly comic book style, sequential art, or art inspired by the world of comic books. Wide-ranging in technique, media - each artist will leave the viewer caught in a cliffhanger.

Twenty-four artists join forces for a jaw-dropping show August 2th through August 30th (5 weeks).

The reception is from 6 to 10pm on Saturday, August 2nd (Gallery Crawl Night). Visit the artists at the Plowhaus Gallery located on the 2nd floor in the Tennessee Art League Building. Food, wine and music will be provided.


Tracy Ratliff, Ayjey, John Barcus, Marlynda Augelli, John Newman, Jack Coggins, Alison Logan, Diane Stockard, Shelly Santana, Franne Lee, Stacy Klinger, Kevin Brock, Robert Bruce Scott, Carrie Mills, Mel Davenport, Andee Rudloff, David Goodman, John Holland , Dirk Mooth, Stephen McClure, Barry Noland, Peggy Bonnington, Jennifer Campbell, and M. David White.

Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am to 4pm

The Plowhaus Artist's Cooperative
Tennessee Art League Buildinig
808 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Nashville, Tn. 37203
2nd Floor Gallery

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Gallery 916 reception a success!

The reception was success!! The Animated Lives of Rita and Andee will remain up until Saturday, August 9th and will be part of the next Bowling Green Gallery Walk on Friday, August 8th.
Thanks for your support!

Pictured above L to R: Stacey Irvin, Noah Rudloff, Andee Rudloff, Emily Harper, Kyle Alexander and Mark Sloniker.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tomato Art Fest-Sat. Aug. 9th

Art & Invention Gallery
1106 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Friday, July 25th-The Gallery at 916

The Animated Lives of Rita and Andee Rudloff
Reception Friday, July 25th
The show runs through July 31st.
The Gallery at 916
916 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Andee Artini at the Frist Center

Unwind at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts with stimulating conversation about great art! Join a Frist Center curator, educator or guest speaker in a fun, informal conversation about one or two works of art in the galleries. Complete your evening with music in the Grand Lobby, martinis at the cash bar, and a visit with friends.

Gallery admission applies for this program.


July 18
Join Andee Rudloff, educator for outreach at the Frist Center, as she discusses a few works in Color as Field: American Painting, 1950–1975. first Artini at the Frist Center!!! Come join me!


The Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative proudly presents: "HEROES and VILLAINS", a Plowhaus Art Show running August 2th through August 30th.

WOW!-art bursting with animation, displaying mostly comic book style, sequential art, or art inspired by the world of comic books. A wide aray in technique, mediums and style from artist to artist will leave the viewer on a cliffhanger - which to take home?

24 Nashville artists join forces to bring you jaw-dropping works of art August 2th through August 30th (5 weeks)

A reception will be held on August 2nd (Crawl Night) at the Plowhaus Gallery, 2nd floor studio in the Tennessee Art League Building, from 6 to 10pm. Food, wine and entertainment by DJ will be provided. The show runs through August 30th, 2008.


Tracy Ratliff, Ayjey, John Barcus, Marlynda Augelli, John Newman, Jack Coggins, Alison Logan, Diane Stockard, Susie Monick, Shelly Santana, Stacy Klinger, Kevin Brock, Robert Bruce Scott, Carrie Mills, Mel Davenport, Andee Rudloff, David Goodman, John Holland , Dirk Mooth, Stephen McClure, Barry Noland, Peggy Bonnington, Jennifer Campbell, and M. David White.

Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am to 4pm

The Plowhaus Artist's Cooperative
Tennessee Art League Building
808 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Nashville, Tn. 37203
2nd Floor Gallery

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Sizzle, opens August 8th

Memphis Marsha's Art Gallery & Classes will be hosting an exhibition including 10 regional artists' interpretation of the theme, "Sizzle" August 8-September 6, 2008

Opening Reception:
Friday, August 8, 5-8pm CT.
The reception is in conjunction with Bowling Green's Gallery Hop, in which 8 other art spaces will be open at the same time, & a limited number of free shuttle tickets will be available.

Expected Media:
Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography, Drawing, & Painting

Exhibiting Artists Include:
Antigone, Franklin, KY
Mary Crutcher, Bowling Green
Michaele Ann Harper, New Orleans, LA
Nancy Keyser, Bowling Green
Tony Mennite, Hermitage, TN
Delaire Rowe, Bowling Green
Andee Rudloff, Bowling Green
Rita Rudloff, Bowling Green
Kim Soule, Bowling Green
Jennifer Stone, Franklin, KY

Regular Gallery Days:
Thursdays-Saturdays, 10-4 CT, or by appointment.

Gallery Location:
524 E 12th Ave (The PINK building between State & Chestnut Streets)
Bowling Green, KY

For More Information:
Marsha Heidbrink
270-843-1726; or Toll Free: 1-877-640-7973

Thursday, June 26, 2008

magpie etc opening

magpie etc., a gallery of sorts celebrates its grand opening with a public reception Sunday, June 29, 4-9 p.m. The reception will feature artwork by The Lost Boys of Sudan, Miranda Crump, Brandon Gnetz, e.f. harper, Andee Rudloff and the Twisted Sisters; custom clothing and accessories by magpie apparel.
Music by k.s. Rhoads and The Smoking Flowers (Kim's Fable) begins around 7.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I Was Told There Would Be Cake: Works by Andee

I Was Told There Would Be Cake: Works by Andee Rudloff will a ONE WEEKEND ONLY EXHIBITION at Studio East in Nashville, TN. A reception/happening will be held Saturday, August 23rd...time TBA.

Studio East
1520 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

The Animated Lives of Rita and Andee Rudloff

My mom and I will be showing in Bowling Green, KY, at The Gallery at 916 the month of July. There will be a reception on Friday, July 25th from 5-8pm.

The Animated Lives of Rita and Andee Rudloff
The Gallery at 916
916 State St.
On Historic Fountain Square in Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

The Animated Lives of Rita and Andee will be present in many forms. Come in and celebrate life with us!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Folding bikes ROCK

I am going green and not wasting a moment more in traffic. I guess you could say that it is easier for me than most as I cross a pedestrian bridge to get to work. I encourage you to give it a go.

And let me know if you want to ride with me.

The Three Pigs opens May 24

Cheekwood unveils its summer exhibition for 2008 on Saturday, May 24th.

A family-friendly affair, Happily Ever After features eight interactive outdoor installations inspired by classic children's tales such as Three Billy Goats Gruff and Rumpelstiltskin. All were created by teams of local artists and designers, who bring their own sensibilities to each scenario.

For instance, Andee Rudloff, Don Evans and six other artists pay tribute to the Three Little Pigs by offering visitors a wolf's-eye view of the porcine protagonists. Happily Ever After remains on view at Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, through Sept. 7. For hours and information on gate fees (which include free admission for children on Saturdays, starting May 31), visit or call 356-8000.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Association for Visual Arts reception

Association for Visual Arts (AVA) reception
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
5-7pm EDT
Blood Assurance
Third & Fourth Floors
705 East Fourth Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Friday, April 25, 2008

Gallatin Arts Council

The Gallatin Arts Council

"Tiffany by Design" Exhibit Lecture
by Andee Rudloff (Frist Center for the Arts)
Friday, April 25, 2008
7:30 p.m.
This event is FREE!

Curious about what's happening at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts? Join other Arts-minded people for an evening of lively entertainment and conversation, while enjoying coffee and dessert. Andee Rudloff, one of the Frist's most popular speakers, will talk about the center and the upcoming "Tiffany by Design" exhibit. Andee Rudloff, Frist Center's Educator for Outreach, has spent more than 18 years as a professional artist, curator and educator. Prior to the Frist Center she served as Curator for the Johnny Cash Collection for Curb Records, Curator for Arts at the Nashville International Airport, and worked closely with John Warren Oakes and Western Kentucky University on the national touring "At Home On Tour Exhibition With Judy Chicago." The program is free, first floor reception area of the former bank building, Corner of Main and Historic Public Square, Gallatin.

For more information contact
Lucy Stolen at 615-452-2117.

Andee still maintains a studio in Bowling Green, KY. As an artist, Andee has completed hundreds of murals as well as group and solo exhibitions of her work which can be seen at

Andee has also completed award-winning design projects for a wide range of clients with her design group More information about the Frist Center and the Frist Center's Outreach programs can be found at:

For more:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

TEAM 3 PIGS for Cheekwood

Happily Ever After...The Three Pigs
May 24 - September 7, 2008

Remember your favorite classic fairy tale? So many of our most beloved tales take place in the meadows, near the ponds, under big trees, in castles, and homes in the wood... places just like the gardens at Cheekwood! A mixture of fairy tales, the installation will consist of artfully designed storybook settings, nestled in Cheekwood's natural landscape.

Stories include: Rumpelstiltskin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Sword and the Stone, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood, Princess and the Pea, Three Little Pigs, and Rapunzel.

TEAM-3 Pigs, led by Andee Rudloff, includes a mixture of artists from Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. The team of Donnie Firkins, Chuck Beard, Don Evans, Emily Harper, Mark Sloniker, Kyle Alexander and Stacey Irvin will create an interactive version of the story of The Three Pigs. A must see!!!

More information can be found at:

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Fundred Dollar Bill Project-Mel Chin

The Fundred Dollar Bill Project is a unique artwork made of millions of drawings. Individual expressions from kids all over the country will be collected and presented as a massive collection of drawings.

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Friday, April 04, 2008

"Exploring the 23rd Psalm"

First Baptist Nashville
108 Seventh Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

April 24
Pre Exhibition Party for all artists and Art Patrons, announcement of awards
6:00 pm

April 25 - 27
Exploring the 23rd Psalm Arts Festival (times TBA)

April 27
Artists final reception and art pick up
4:00 pm

Andee and several other artists including Emily Harper, Charlie Newton, Mel Davenport, Libby Garner were juried in and will be part of the show. Come by and support this first time exhibition and event.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Artists-Save the date!

The BG International Festival Gallery Walk will be Friday, September
A complete application will go out soon!
Let me know if you would like to participate and feel free to let
others know.
Alternative art spaces are welcome on this gallery walk.

Also if you have not joined the BGarts google group, let me know and I can add you.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Birdhouse Thing for WO Smith

Thanks to my friend and W.O. Smith alumni Kirstin Anderson, I have painted a birdhouse to raise needed funds for W.O. Smith Music School. My birdhouse is titled "Homage to Dine."

The Birdhouse Thing is a unique event that has become a favorite on the Nashville social scene. A benefit for the W. O. Smith Music School, The Birdhouse Thing showcases 150 artfully designed birdhouses available for purchase through both live and silent auction at the event or online at Local artists, architects, celebrities, and public figures donate time and talents to decorate houses for the cause.

The Birdhouse Thing attracted over 500 people last year. In addition to the auction, attendees feast on an outstanding selection of food and drink provided by a wide variety of Nashville's hottest caterers, specialty food shops and popular dining destinations.

Thursday, March 13th
The Mall at Green Hills
Nashville, TN

My birdhouse was purchased by Celeste Bearden...Thanks!

For more information, call 615.255.8355
or visit:

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Plowhaus "Out of Here" Jan 26-Mar 2, 2008

The Plowhaus is moving on to bigger and better adventures in East
Nashville!! Please join us for the last Plowhaus show in the old
space. In the spirit of where we came from and where we are going the
show title is:

Closing party Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

And from out of here came:
* Emerging Artists
* The Spirit of A Cooperative
* A Gathering Place for Local Artists
* Growing a Community of Artists
* Developing Young Artists through School Programs
* Experiencing Workshops
* A Creative Collaboration with other Artists
* Acquiring of Knowledge and Skills
* The Community's Appreciation of the Local Artist
* Involvement in East Nashville's Community Events
* Special Events for Special Children.

And Now We're Moving *Out of a bigger and better place...
so we can continue to do what we a bigger and better way...

The Show will open on Sat. Jan. 26th. and Close Sun. Mar. 2nd

For information, directions and more:

FRESH! at Memphis Marsha's

Join us for the next Opening Reception: Friday February 29, 5-8 pm CT.
Andee joins eight other artists for "Fresh!"
Heather Boehler
Howard Margolis
Michaele Ann Harper
Neil Peterie
Marsha Heidbrink
Delaire Rowe
Sandra Heller
Kim Soule
and Andee Rudloff

In conjunction with Bowling Green's FIRST EVER Gallery Hop: Ten places open at the same time, free to the public & free shuttle service stops to each place!
Pick up your brochure at Memphis Marsha's.

Show continues on regular gallery days through March 29.

524 E 12th Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101
(between State & Chestnut Streets)
270-843-1726, or Toll Free: 1-877-640-7973
Memphis Marsha's is open Thursday-Saturday, 10a-4p CT, or by appointment

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Artist Joseph D. Downing, 82, dies

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Artist Joseph D. Downing, 82, dies
Museum of his work set for Bowling Green
By Paula Burba
The Courier-Journal

Joseph Dudley Downing, a Kentucky native who became an expatriate artist in France -- never returning for more than brief visits -- has died at the age of 82.

Downing died Saturday in Menerbes, a village in the Provence region of France where he'd lived more than half a century. He also maintained an apartment and studio in Paris.

The cause of his death was not immediately available yesterday, although it was believed to be natural causes, according to friends and the funeral home handling arrangements.

"He's one of Kentucky's major lights in contemporary arts," Owensboro Museum of Fine Art director Mary Bryan Hood said yesterday. "In time, he will be recognized as a major influence in European art, but also certainly a major American artist."

She had talked to Downing in recent weeks as he planned to return to the United States for the spring opening of the Joseph Dudley Downing Museum in Bowling Green.

"I'm still in a state of shock," said Bowling Green businessman Jerry Baker, a collector who has organized and built the museum to exclusively house his collection of about 1,000 of Downing's works.

Yesterday Baker received a letter from Downing about his art, as well as information about a new book he had written.

"I do know we need to go on with the opening," Baker said. "I guess it will be more of a dedication than an opening. … And a memorial to his life."

The Owensboro museum commissioned Downing to do the principal works for its 1993 expansion. Six of his paintings and an obelisk are now featured in the postmodern atrium, Hood said, all done on cowhide.

Revered for his abstraction and experimentation with different formats, Downing had created oil paintings on terra cotta roof tiles, linen bed sheets and rustic barn doors.

"He has a lot of original work, things that nobody else has ever done," said Baker, who met Downing in 1992.

Downing commonly did not date his works, and exhibits where hung with no regard to chronology -- reflecting his focus on places and states of being over time, according to one art critic.

"I have always thought that my work has been a daily dreaming of the dream that living has been," Downing once told a French critic.

Born in Tompkinsville, Downing grew up on a tobacco farm in Horse Cave. As a child, he explored the caves of the region, which he often cited as an influence on his style.

After graduating from Horse Cave High School, he served in the Army during World War II. Returning home, he enrolled at Western Kentucky University and studied art. A neighbor suggested Downing try optometry and offered to share a practice.

Downing earned his optometry degree in 1950 from the Northern Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where he met writers, artists and actors who inspired him to take classes at the Chicago Art Institute.

"Gradually, bit by bit, the painting devoured the optometry," Downing said, "and I knew I would never fit glasses."

His first major one-man show in America was in 1962, at the old Art Center in Louisville. By then, he'd already had 10 one-man shows in Europe.

Working as clerk at a law firm during his first decade or so in Paris, Downing invented the art form known as stapleage -- collages made from office supplies and assembled with staples.

Downing has works in the Louvre (Museum) in Paris, the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Seattle and Cincinnati Art museums and the Speed Art Museum, as well as numerous other museums in Europe. His art has also been exhibited in Canada and Mexico.

Downing's critical success has often been traced to 1952, when Pablo Picasso visited one of the earliest displays of Downing's work and pronounced it "Well done."


I was able to talk to Dudley in 2000 during his exhibition at the Kentucky Museum. We enjoyed sharing stories about odd surfaces that we had both painted on and how art found us. It was really great fun talking to him.

Last year, I was able to assist a family in selling several of Mr. Downings' works. This was a great honor. All of the works remain in collections in Kentucky.

Lastly, I was looking forward to the new museum and the exhibition in the spring with great anticipation. I am still in shock, but hopeful that all will go forward.
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