Thursday, December 31, 2009

cake conversation at NAEA

Let them eat cake at the NAEA conference!
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is being held in Baltimore, Maryland, in April 2010. Themed in social justice, this annual conference brings thousands of educators together from all over the world.

Lindsey Bailey and Andee Rudloff will collaborate in an effort to address social justice, creating a socially just world. By bringing groups of young people together from Nashville, Tennessee and Baltimore, Maryland, we hope to combine their talents and creativity in addressing issues of social justice and sparking change.

NAEA participants will be invited to take place in an art-making experience!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from andee and her fruitcakes!!!

Watch for the new web site in 2010!!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Andee in Art & Invention Holiday Art Show - opens Dec. 5th

ART & INVENTION GALLERY: (1106 Woodland Street / 615.226.2070 / Meg MacFadyen / )

"Holiday Art Show'- a group show of over 50 artists featuring smaller works of art and handmade artisans wares. Perfect for the holiday shopper looking for an original gift! (Paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery, glasswork, furniture, lighting fixtures, fiber art, Christmas ornaments, etc)
Some of the featured artists are Andee Rudloff, Janet Lee, Julie Sola, Sheila B., Duy Huynh, Elizabeth Foster, Sarah Kaufman, Sarah McTeer Ogburn, Cindy Wunsch, Tony Teal, Merissa Tobler, Robin Smith, Evie Coates, Greg Morneau and Emily Holt.
Our Holiday Art Show runs through December 2009, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Musicians Audrey Malone & Michael Evans will be on hand to perform original Holiday songs from their new CD, "A Holiday to Remember", and Toney Jones of Toney's Naturals will be in house to let you sample his amazing Olive Cheese Spread. Also, Rachel Lang of Spread the Love will be here sampling her four flavors of gourmet nut butters.
This evening offers art, craft, music, libations, delicious snacks, good people and a fun time. How does it get any better than that?
Art & Invention Gallery has EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS, and is open seven days a week! Our hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am - 6:00pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. We will close at 4:00pm on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Connect with a Cause 2009

Connect with a Cause 2009 opens Saturday, December 5th at Blend Studio. Connect with a Cause will feature several artists including:
ASK Apparel
Andee Rudloff
Ben Vitualla
Chris Hill
Daniel Lai
Eric Denton
Samantha Callahan
Stacey Irvin
Tiffany Dyer Denton

A percentage of sales will go to assist the continuing programming at the Oasis Center, Safe Haven Family Shelter, Campus for a Cure and more.

Blend Studio is at 79 Arcade in Downtown Nashville.
Receptions will be Saturday, December 5th, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. as well as Saturday, January 2nd, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For more information:

Friday, November 06, 2009

Millersville Elementary exhibit of Andee Rudloff's CAKes

Andee Rudloff will have CAKe art work featured at Millersville Elementary the month of November 2009. Andee's art work has inspired a few art projects and more interest in how cake is used in celebrations all over the world. The work created by the students at Millersville will be featured in upcoming exhibitions and conferences.

Many thanks to Millersville Elementary's art educator Tiffany Dyer Denton.

Throughout the years Millersville Elementary School has attempted to meet the needs of the students it serves. The faculty, administration, and staff strive to provide goals based on individual needs, incorporating state and federal guidelines, school board policies, and a changing social structure. In keeping with past traditions, the school will continue to create a positive environment in which quality instruction is provided.

Millersville Elementary School
1248 Louisville Highway
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
(615) 859-1439
Fax (615) 859-5224

Celebrating Our Gifts-works by The Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, KY, is hosting an IN-CHURCH ART EXHIBIT titled “Celebrating Our Gifts.” Opening on October 16th and running through November 21st, 2009, the exhibit features works by friends and family of The Presbyterian Church. Please stop in Fellowship Hall to check out the show!

Artists featured in the exhibition include Andee Rudloff, Rita H. Rudloff, Peggy Truman, Angie Alexieff, Nancy Keyser and many more.

The Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of State Street and Tenth Avenue in beautiful downtown Bowling Green, Ky.

1003 State Street
Bowling Green, Ky 42101
Phone: 270.843.4707

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Andee interviewed by Jodi Reeves - Celebrating the 500th post

500th post::andee rudloff
Andee as interviewed by Jodi Reeves, the crafty chick & blogger

i could not think of a better way to mark a milestone than with an interview with andee. she has been a great inspiration and encourager in my path of finding my creative self. though we don't get to spend a great deal of time together, due to us both being crazy busy women. what little time we do i cherish - whether it is just an exchange of an email or the exchange of magazines. she is a staple in the nashville arts community and my friend. i'm so lucky!
so now here's ANDEE...

First tell us a little about your self - a little bio, also when or how did you start creating?

I am a professional artist living and working mostly in Tennessee and Kentucky. I specialize in murals and painting, but also teach, coordinate art exhibitions and events around the region and curate shows at my gallery, the Morris Alley Studio (aka "The Pie House"). I also serve as the Community Relations Manager at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Creating has always been something I do. I became an artist when creating was mostly ALL i do.

Are you a self taught artist and/or did you go to college for art?
(i think most artists all have some "self taught in them.)

I think of course exploring is in my soul, so I taught myself the uncanny ability to take risks. In art school, which like therapy, I was told to dig a little deeper into why I create and what I create. All of this reminded me that what you create needs to be truthful or project truth...otherwise, it feels empty to me.

Your full-time job is working for the Frist, what is it like to work there and also have your own art career?

exhausting sometimes. I enjoy being a part of what the Frist Center brings to Nashville and the region. I also enjoy working as an artist and curator. I love creating and I hope to also improve the professional opportunities for artists in the area.

You wear so many different creative hats, which one or do you have a favorite?

I like the crazy schedule and the varied situations. I find encouragement in each and every opportunity.

What is your favorite thing that you have created?

Wow...this is too hard, as each time I create I learn something. I am really excited about a future project Baltimore artist Lindsey Bailey and I are working on. Lindsey and I had a proposal accepted to the National Art Educators Association Conference in the Spring of 2010. Our plan is HUGE, but thankfully we both have experience in energizing community to create art, so I think we will have a lot of fun! Today, I worked a collage project today with Nashville artist Emily Harper Beard. Now I am getting ready to pick up a paint brush at 11:23p.m...the night is young.

What inspires you to create?

A few things lead me to the creative waters...
When I think of something I have not seen before.
When I have the opportunity to work with other creative people.
I have unique objects sitting around me. Everything from art by some of my favorite artists to quirky collectables and these things make me want to be creative.

What is your opinion of the nashville arts and crafts scene?

It is an exciting time to be an artist in Nashville...It is a growing cultural community...which excites me:)

Do you think there is anything lacking or see other metro areas our size having that we don't?

I wish Nashville supported its local artists and crafters a little bit more. I wonder what could happen if Nashville artists could focus on one job instead of the juggling act most creative people have to do DAILY.

Do you think there is a difference between art and craft? and if so what?

In my work I have consistently attempted to combine sign painting techniques with vernacular influences...I am combining craft and art. As a native of Kentucky I have respect for work made by hand and guided by the heart and eye. As an educated artist I understand the importance of my mind in the process. To state my approach -- the hand, the eye, the heart and the mind=TRUTH.

Do you think an artist or crafter needs a niche?

Nope...I value risk more than anything. I do see where buyers find comfort in predictability and understand that I might not ever be a BIG SELLER, as I tend to be unpredictable.
(me too sister)

And the easiest questions, where can we find you creations?

Currently, my work is on view at The Presbyterian Chuch in downtown Bowling Green, KY; Studio East in Nashville, TN; Plowhaus Artist Cooperative in the Arcade in downtown Nashville, TN; the Nashville Ballet in Nashville, TN; Magpie Etc in Nashville, TN; as well as many homes and businesses through the Kentucky and Tennessee.

thanks again Andee for helping me mark this milestone!
isn't she let's eat cake!

Direct link to the blog:

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Blend Studio hosts Seeing Ourselves

Blend Studio to Host Safe Haven Family Shelter Art Exhibit

Seeing Ourselves: Photographs of Safe Haven to be displayed in Nashville's Downtown Arcade
Image taken from the workshop on April 30th, 2008, shows a Safe Haven youth resident planning a photograph with Andee Rudloff.

Safe Haven Family Shelter proudly announces Seeing Ourselves: Photographs of Safe Haven, will be displayed at Blend Studio. The exhibit will be displayed through October 31st, 2009. Artist talk on Saturday, October 10th from 1 pm to 3pm.

Blend Studio, a local art studio, opened its doors in June of 2009. The main focus of the gallery is to organize community-based, contemporary art exhibits and to provide a space and opportunity for artists to impact the community. "The Seeing Ourselves exhibit is a step forward to develop a dialogue about issues, dealing with homeless families," stated co-owner of Blend Studio, Ben Vitualla. "By hosting the exhibit in the Downtown area of the Arcade during the popular First Saturday Gallery Crawl, we hope that this project will gain new audiences and raise awareness about the impact of Safe Haven in homeless families' lives."

In April of 2008, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Safe Haven Family Shelter to provide cultural enrichment through a community art program offered to its residents. Nashville-based photographer Allen Clark and the Frist Center's outreach educators led a two-week photography workshop for participants, who ranged from age three to 65 years, to learn about composition, visual storytelling and photographic techniques. On the final day of the workshop, each resident was provided with a Holga 120N camera and were invited to create and capture the compositions they had planned.

"The photographs selected for Seeing Ourselves represent life patterns and happenings that are experienced by people living in a variety of circumstances,' said Andee Rudloff, community relations manager at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and curator of the exhibition. "Instead of simply documenting the conditions of homelessness, the images remind us that we all share common hopes dreams and goals."

Blend Studio is located at 79 Arcade, Nashville, TN, 37219. Hours of operation: Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Saturdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and by appointment only. Visit Blend studio online at

Safe Haven Family Shelter empowers homeless families with children to live independently through social, financial and faith-based guidance. Safe Haven is the only shelter program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that serves homeless families as a whole unit, with a comprehensive approach to address the underlying causes of homelessness and help each family regain self-sufficiency. Safe Haven Family Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has served the community for over 25 years. For more information, please visit


Safe Haven Family Shelter

The William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission

Tennessee Arts Commission

Frist Center for the Visual Arts


active links coming soon!


Center for Community Change

National Coalition for the Homeless

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

National Low Income Housing Coalition


Affordable Housing Resources, Inc.

Campus for Human Development

Downtown Clinic and Service Center

Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville

Metropolitan Homeless Commission

Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity

Nashville Homeless Power Project

Nashville Peace and Justice Center

Nashville Rescue Mission

Oasis Center

Renewal House

Safe Haven Family Shelter

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

Tennessee Justice Center

Urban Housing Solutions, Inc.

Woodbine Community Organization

Metro United Way Hotline: dial 211

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Three amigas ... and one on the side

Three amigas ... and one on the side

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Plowhaus' Ideas of an Insomniac

Join Plowhaus for Ideas of an Insomniac during the First Saturday Gallery Crawl on October 3rd from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

There are many artists in the show. I will be in the show and will also act as the Ideas of an Insomniac curator.

The show at Plowhaus opens October 3rd and closes October 31st, 2009.

For more information about Plowhaus:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cast a Wide Net: Art of Many Women Reception Oct.10

Square Space Gallery in Gallatin, TN, will celebrate the downtown Gallatin renovations with a unique art exhibition of women artists from the region curated and coordinated by Dawn Bunetta.

Artists include Andee Rudloff, Julie Sola and 15 other artists.

Cast a Wide Net:Art of Many Women opens October 3rd and runs through November 3rd, 2009.
A reception for the artists will be held during the downtown festival on Saturday, October 10th from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.

For more information visit:

Pictured above: Creamy Puffy Love Cake by andee rudloff

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Nashville Jazz Workshop Fundraiser

NJW 9th Annual Fall Fundraiser

Sunday, September 13, 4-8 pm
Limelight, 201 Woodland Street

Now in its ninth year, the NJW Fall Fundraiser is the Jazz Party of the Year. Our guest artist this year is Donna McElroy, master jazz vocalist, educator, and recording artist on the faculty of Berklee College of Music. Donna, a former Nashville resident and Fisk Jubilee Singer, is well known to NJW audiences, playing to packed houses on her rare return visits. (click for bio & photos). Also on the program are 3rd Coast Vocals featuring Jeff Hall, Sandra Dudley, Christina Watson, Mark Stephens, and an NJW All Star Ensemble featuring Rod McGaha, Rahsaan Barber, Chester Thompson, Joe Davidian, and Jim Ferguson.

A unique feature of the live and silent auction is Small Works - a collection of 5" x 7" canvases with paintings by some of the area's top artists, including Andee, produced especially for this event. View works here:

An added attraction this year -- artist R. Lafayette Mitchell will be on hand for the event and will do a live painting, to be sold during the auction. You won't want to miss the chance to see and bid on this one-of-a-kind item!

The ticket price of $50 includes complimentary wine from 4 to 5 pm, food by Monell's and incredible music for four hours. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 615-242-5299 and can also be purchased online.

Major sponsors for this year's event include Nashville Lifestyles, Limelight, Monell's, and WMOT Radio. Corporate and patron sponsorship packages are available, along with popular and economical VIP seating packages. Click here to download sponsorship information.

We want you to be there -- get your tickets now!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Jackson Cupcake debuts at Art Institute

The Art Institute of Tennessee will feature seven large paintings including a four foot donut, four-four foot cakes, a pie and the new five foot JACKSON CUPCAKE (pictured above). The works tie into the Art Institute's curriculum of visual and culinary arts programs and will be featured until the end of September 2009.
Contact the Art Institute of Tennessee for more information about the exhibition.

The Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville is a branch campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta. It is one of more than 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue.

The Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville
100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 1.615.874.1067
Toll Free: 1.866.747.5770
Fax: 1.615.874.3530

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paintings at the Nashville Ballet's Frist Gallery

Please stop by the Nashville Ballet's Frist Gallery to see paintings by Andee Rudloff. The paintings will be up through mid-September 2009. A closing reception will be Sunday, September 6th.

Nashville Ballet
3630 Redmon St
Nashville, TN 37209-4827
(615) 297-2966

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New position at the Frist Center

After almost 2 years, I will no longer be serving as the Educator for Outreach in Education at the Frist Center...but instead will take on the task of Community Relations Manger in Communications. To someone outside the Frist Center, this may not seem like a serious change, but to anyone inside the Frist all know...BIG change, but I will still be working with communities in and around Nashville.

I am looking forward to it!!!

Same number and same email: 615-744-3351

Monday, July 06, 2009

Indigenous Connections: Life in San Bernardo, Ecuador, Photographs by Stacey Irvin

NASHVILLE, TENN. [June 29, 2009] - Gallery 121 in The Leu Center for the Visual Arts at
Belmont University presents Indigenous Connections: Life in San Bernardo, Ecuador featuring
the work of Nashville's own fine art and human interest photographer Stacey Irvin. Indigenous
Connections will be on exhibit weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. July 1st through July 31st, 2009.
The Tennessee Arts Academy will host a public reception to honor the artist on Tuesday, July 14th,
2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This exhibition is guest curated by Andee Rudloff.

In the Spring of 2008 Irvin traveled to the indigenous village of San Bernardo, Ecuador in order to
get to know a close-knit community of hard-working subsistence farmers. Life is difficult and
homes, livestock and crops literally cling to the steep green slopes of the surrounding mountains.
In spite of many hardships, Irvin is inspired by the joyful spirit of this community - a spirit that is fed
by a deep devotion to family, community, faith and an intimate connection to the land.
Stacey Irvin, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, will give a slide presentation in The Leu Center
for the Visual Arts, Room 119 on Tuesday, July 14th at 2:25 p.m. The artist's talk and gallery
reception on July 14th are presented in conjunction with The Tennessee Arts Academy.

Stacey Irvin online:
Tennessee Arts Academy online:
Stacey Irvin, artist/photographer: 615.653.4728 or
Andee Rudloff, curator:
Press-ready image files are available upon request.

11th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition

11th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit

The Renaissance Center is excited to announce the 11th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition and 3rd Annual Graduate Exhibition on display in the Visual Art Gallery, East Wing Gallery, North Wing Gallery from August 21st through October 24th, 2009.
The Visual Arts Gallery and East Wing present the work of artists residing in the Southeast. Andee Rudloff, local artist and Community Relations Manager at the Frist Center served as juror for this annual competition choosing about 50 quality pieces out of 158 entries. Media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and more represents such states as Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Lousiana.
The North Wing will feature the 3rd Annual Graduate Exhibition, a contemporary installation by artist Ben Utigard. A recent MFA graduate from Memphis College of Art, Utigard paints and creates collages and then cuts out pieces from the finished canvas using a band saw. These pieces form Utigard's Cut-Out Painting Series and installation that functions as an explosion of art on the walls.
A free open reception will take place from 6pm-7:30pm on August 21st, 2009.
The Renaissance Center is an arts, technology education and performing arts center just 35 miles west of Nashville.

For more information or directions to the Renaissance Center, visit:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Magic Cape curated by Andee Rudloff


Artwork by Don Evans, Myles Maillie, Brandon Donahue, Keith Harmon and Ellen Stevens

NASHVILLE, TENN.-Tinney Contemporary opens the gallery to guest curator Andee Rudloff who presents My Magic Cape featuring Nashville's BEST art "instigators" Don Evans, Myles Maillie, Brandon Donahue, Keith Harmon and Ellen Stevens. My Magic Cape opens Saturday, July 18th, 2009, with a reception honoring the artists. The exhibition will feature a variety of works by five artists rarely seen in a formal gallery setting, "My Magic Cape, is an exhibition of SUPREME local talent revealing exchanges between contemporary art, popular culture, civil unrest and moral upheaval," says curator Andee Rudloff.

Rudloff adds, "Nashville-based artists are making the national scene and have always been a part of the national scene. The five artists in My Magic Cape are coming together for one show to share a little about themselves and a lot about why they have, and will always, do something and encourage others to do something."

The gallery will feature images and text about each artist and numerous works including but not limited to drawings, paintings, mixed media works, installation, film and sculpture.


My Magic Cape will also be part of the 1st Saturday Gallery Crawl on Saturday, August 1st, 2009. The exhibition will close on August 29th, 2009.

Tinney Contemporary is located in downtown Nashville at 237 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219. Please call 615.255.7816 or fax: 615.255.7817
Hours: 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment

Monday, June 01, 2009

Brown Dog Foundation-Andee is supporting Caroline

Caroline Warren
Tennessee Candidate for TOP DOG
Pet Parent: Mona Lisa Warren
How Caroline came into my life: The need for a little dog in my life, research, phone calls to breeders and cold hard cash.
Age: 3 years & 8 months, she's been with me 3 1/2 years
Why are we campaigning: My friend Becky told me about the Brown Dog Foundation and the work they do to help families and their pets. I was impressed with their work and was happy to hear of an easy way to be supportive of their mission.

Nominated by: Becky Sowers
Caroline's Goal: $1,500

Andee is supporting Caroline through the donation of two limited edition prints. The prints are up for bid on Saturday, June 6th at The Farm. Tickets information below.

The money donated benefits the Brown Dog Foundation. The Brown Dog Foundation's mission is to offer pet owners in temporary financial crisis an alternative to euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable life-threatening condition in order to restore the quality of life for pet and owner.

Buy Tickets Now!
$15/person; $25/family
Limited tickets available at the door - please pre-purchase
We will crown the 2009 Top Dog & Cat at The Farm at Natchez Trace on Saturday, June 6th!

Women & Kids Learning Together Mural Unveiling-Friday, June 5th

Western Kentucky University Women's Studies Women & Kids Learning Together Mural Unveiling

with Facilitator and Muralist Andee Rudloff

The Women's Studies Program
WKU, 1906 College Heights Blvd., 21066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-21066
Phone: 270-745-6477
Fax: 270-745-6861
email us at:

About Women & Kids Learning Together Summer Camp
Warren County and neighboring counties are in need of projects and efforts that serve low-income women and their children. Women & Kids Learning Together Summer Camp is the only such project in Kentucky. Overall, Kentucky ranks as the 3rd worst state for women, according to a 2004 report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The 2002 Governor's Task Force on the Economic Status of Kentucky's Women also found that Kentucky ranks 47th in measures of women's economic and social autonomy, ranks 49th in the percentage of women with four or more years of college, and ranks 50th in health and well-being of its women. It is evident from these numbers that women in this area need assistance and encouragement.

WKLT focuses on education, the arts, and physical and emotional wellness, in order to help improve the lives of low-income and under-educated women in the area. Through classes, workshops, and teambuilding activities, these women will be better prepared for long-term education and employment. They will participate in activities that allow them to explore self-expression and engage in new experiences.

The kids, too portion of the program will encourage the participants' children to be creative and to express themselves in positive and healthy ways. The children will participate in art, drama, dance, and creative writing activities led by Western students. This aspect of the program supports WKU's efforts to encourage active student learning and community engagement.

WKLT is free for participants.

Catherine Coogan Ward Scholarhip

All participants are eligible to receive a scholarship to attend WKU thanks to the generosity of Catherine Coogan Ward, Gail Martin, and other donors.

Lovebirds at Memphis Marsha's-opens Friday, June 5th

Love Birds: June 5-July 25

Memphis Marsha's Art Gallery
524 E 12th Ave Bowling Green, KY 42101

Contact: Marsha Heidbrink

Love Birds is a two person exhibition of paintings by engaged couple, Chuck Beard of Bowling Green, KY & Emily Harper of Nashville, TN. They will show watercolor, oil, batik, & collaborative pieces. The couple plan on marrying in September of this year.

Author Chuck Beard celebrates the release of his first novel at Memphis Marsha's with a combination book signing and art show Friday, June 5, 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the downtown Bowling Green Gallery Hop. Beard, who has written for several
publications including Number Inc. and Nashville Arts Magazine, wrote Adventures Inside a Bright-Eyed Sky while studying creative writing at the University of Edinburgh. Artwork for the book's cover was created by Bowling Green artist and Love
Birds curator, Andee Rudloff. Rudloff introduced Beard and Harper when she assembled her team of artists to work on an installation for the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in 2008. All proceeds from the book sales will benefit the non-profit
organization founded by Beard, Adventures Inside a Campus for a Cure, an organization devoted to research and finding a cure for cancer.

Harper is an emerging artist and co-owner of magpie etc., in Nashville, Tenn. With a number successful shows under her belt, including the Martin Center Frist Gallery of the Nashville Ballet, she attributes much of her artistic inspiration to her talented mother and co-collaborators.

The exhibition continues at Memphis Marsha's on regular gallery days, Thursdays-Saturdays, 10-4 CT, or by appointment for other days & times. The exhibition & reception are free, & open to the public.

For more information:

Bowling Green, KY, Gallery Hop info:

Going to Burning Man is true...I have applied and I am GOING to Burning Man.
I am brainstorming a performance, at this point, that will "mingle" with other works.
I will of course "do something" while I am there...I promised Don Evans.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Nashville Galleries Examiner: Hands together from worlds apart

Nashville Galleries Examiner: Hands together from worlds apart

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Nashville Galleries Examiner: A chicNhair with everything but a chicken heart

Nashville Galleries Examiner: A chicNhair with everything but a chicken heart

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Show Extended!!! Whole Foods - Cakes by Andee

Whole Foods will feature
the paintings of artist and muralist ANDEE RUDLOFF

Whole Foods Market: 4021 Hillsboro Pike in Green Hills

50% of SALES will go to the Whole Planet Foundation

The exhibit will be on display May 6th through June 30th 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

NAEA-Thanks to Tennessee Arts Commission

2009 National Convention. The NAEA National Convention is an annual conference providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world's largest art education convention.
The five-day convention includes over 1,000 participatory workshops, panels, seminars for job-alike groups . . . research reports, discussions, exhibits, and tours . . . keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars . . . with the opportunity to connect with your colleagues from all over the world. Each year some 140-200 exhibitor booths displaying the latest art textbooks, high-tech software, prints, slides, curriculum materials, equipment, and programs, as well as the latest studio and art history media are made available for examination and review to art educator delegates. It is a professional development opportunity to update yourself on the vista of state-of-the-art materials to advance visual art instruction in your program.

Thanks to the Tennessee Arts Commission, Andee will be attending the 2009 conference!!!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Fundred at the FRIST

Join the Frist Center's outreach educators in contributing to artist Mel Chin's FUNDRED project.

The FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings. This creative collective action is intended to support OPERATION PAYDIRT, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, health care professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers and artists. Together they are working to make lead-polluted soil in New Orleans safe. The toxic soil currently places thousands of children at risk for severe learning disabilities and behavioral problems, including violent crime.

The FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT is raising local and national awareness of the hidden problems of lead pollution in New Orleans through the production of "FUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS"--original, hand drawn interpretations of U.S. one hundred dollar bills created by school children and community members across the United States.

The FUNDRED template and lesson plans are available for download at:

The Frist Center will be collecting FUNDRED dollars. Come by, as a group, and drop them off in the Frist Center FUNDRED vault. Questions? Please contact Andee Rudloff at 615.744.3351

The Frist Center is located at: 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Art for Whole Planet Foundation

Art for Whole Planet Foundation
Nashville's Artists come out to support Whole Planet Foundation
Host: Whole Foods Market Green Hills
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Whole Foods Market Green Hills
Street: Hills Center
City/Town: Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-440-5100
Description: Hatch Show Print's printmaker project, "Popsicle Sticks and Rhinestones," created a special exhibit about and to benefit Whole Planet Foundation - a non-profit charity that raises money to grant micro-loans to people in countries like Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Kenya - so that they can start sustainable businesses that also help their communities.
Also - the unveiling of the new Julia Martin mural.
And - Gibson guitars decorated by Nashville artists like Andee Rudloff and Renee White.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The D.I.G.Through Art Show

The D.I.G.Through Art Show
Dialogue: an Interaction for Growth
Exhibition photo by Sarah Shearer

The Downtown Presbyterian Church hosts a spring art show during the church season of Lent called The D.I.G.Through Art Show (Dialogue:an Interaction for Growth). The began in 1998 as an extension of the artists-in-residency program and has explored a different theme each year during lent. Previous themes have included "Icons and Idols","Incarnation
and Risk","Human Sacrifice" and others.

Lent is the church season of 40 days (not including feast days) before Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb.25th and ends on Easter Sunday, April 12th. It is symbolic of both the 40 years of Israel's wandering in the desert and the 40 days Jesus spent fasting and being tempted in the wild. The church feels this is an appropriate season to invite artists from our community to join us in wrestling with the challenges of our faith.

This year's theme is "Embodiment." Alongside the art show, the church will be hosting a film series on the same theme with a light meal provided before and opportunities for discussion after each film.

The grand opening reception and presentation of the purchase award will be on Saturday, March 7th 2009 from 6:00-9:00 PM and will coincide with the 1st Saturday Gallery Crawl and the church's monthly Art-Luck Potluck dinner and art reception.

Thanks from the resident artists of The Downtown Presbyterian Church: Beth Gilmore, Richard Feaster, Jodi Hays, Sarah Shearer, Elizabeth Streight, Tasha French & Tom Wills.

For more info contact : Beth Gilmore

Important Dates:
Grand Opening: Saturday, March 7th 6 PM to 9 PM
End of Show Date: Easter Sunday April 12th

The Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37219

Monday, February 09, 2009

Sugar is Art-March 8, 2009

2009 Sugar is Art Gallery Event
March 8, 2009 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
Nashville will be ROCKED by this uniquely fun event, designed to gather and stimulate the most creative and talented sugar artists, pastry chefs, painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, hobbyists, students, interior decorators, chocolatiers, and fashion designers, all for ONE purpose- to celebrate the Art of Sugar and Sugar as Art!

Come see works by Andee highlighting some of her favorite sugary treats...not to mention, a LIVE creation of a "Candy" Goldsworthy sculpture.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Hot off the press...

THE book by author Chuck Beard with cover art by Andee is OUT! Get your hardback, hot off the press, copy TODAY at:

Adventures Inside A Bright-Eyed Sky is a not so tall tale about a boy named Jay, told by Jay. A young boy that is having trouble finding the reasons why his childhood seems to be departing just as soon as he is getting to the heart of it all.

In the search of truth behind every day everyday mysteries at the same time crossing paths with various characters into his life with lessons not really pertaining to the current thought of the moment, Jay discovers just how adversity, friendship, and death all happen for a reason … Jay discovers himself.

Jay’s older Scottish friend Kat once told him, ‘‘Life is what happens to most people when others are busy making plans.” But Jay didn’t ever plan on having a younger brother, he didn’t plan on the death of a best friend, and he didn’t plan on having to find all the answers that he’d ever questioned about life before his 13th birthday.

Sometimes, you have to step on the bus and find out for yourself. Sometimes, life just happens. Sometimes, sometimes, just may be right now.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Seeing Ourselves: Photographs of Safe Haven

Andee's first curatorial effort at the Frist Center!!!

In April 2008, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Safe Haven Family Shelter to provide an opportunity for cultural enrichment through a community art program offered to its residents. Local photographer Allen Clark and the Frist Center's outreach educators led participants, who ranged in age from three to sixty-five years, in a two-week photography workshop, during which they learned about composition, visual storytelling, and photographic technique. Writing exercises and preliminary drawings helped residents form ideas for images that reflected their thoughts about their lives. On the final day of the workshop, each resident was provided with a Holga 120N camera and invited to capture the compositions they had planned.

Safe Haven is the only shelter in middle Tennessee that provides both interim housing and job training, thereby empowering homeless families with children to live independently. The photographs selected for Seeing Ourselves represent life patterns and happenings that are experienced by people living in a variety of circumstances. Instead of simply documenting the conditions of homelessness, the images remind us that we all share common hopes, dreams, and goals.

The Holga 120N is a medium format, toy-like camera. Holga enthusiasts believe that flaws in the camera's plastic lens and body mechanics give pictures an appealing look. Light leaks, vignetting, loss of sharpness, and other "imperfections" produce unique effects to create works that transcend straightforward documentation. In the world of photography, Holga images are in many ways the visual equivalent to what vinyl records are to the music industry.
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