Tuesday, December 06, 2016

From Street Art to Rural Barn Paintings: Telling Our Big Stories - June 11-17, 2017

Andee Rudloff - Shakerag WorkshopsFrom Street Art to Rural Barn Paintings: Telling Our Big StoriesSession One - June 11-17, 2017

Course Description
Street art can be very mysterious yet evoke pride and a sense of place, just as rural barn murals do. Graffiti, street art, and murals have enjoyed an international subculture spanning nearly four decades. With the emergence and popularity of Banksy in recent years, museums and galleries have become interested in which was once considered vandalism. Participants in this class will learn about the evolving movement through presentations and then learn and practice techniques such as stenciling, printmaking, painting, and wheat pasting. Participants are encouraged to bring their innovative ideas as well as personal images and pictures to discover the endless options for assembling and connecting. The goal is to take our different approaches to personal connections and expression in order to create unique designs. Participants will learn new and alternative approaches to both surface and construction. Each participant will leave with new concepts, original reusable pieces, and their own individual mural!

Artist's Biography
Andrea D. Rudloff (Andee) is a consultant, educator and professional artist working in Kentucky and Tennessee. Her goal is always to engage community through creative opportunities and she does so frequently through murals, exhibitions, greenway planning and engagement activities.

About Shakerag Workshops

Shakerag Workshops is an adult studio art workshop program, with week-long classes offered in various different media. Participants register for one class each week, and each day classes meet from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. Students and faculty members often work together in the studios during the late afternoons and evenings, as they choose, occasionally taking time off from their artistic endeavors for swimming or yoga.

Shakerag Workshops began in June 2004, with six classes in clay, digital arts, and book arts. From that small beginning, the program doubled in size with twelve classes offered in June 2005 in book arts, clay, digital arts, papermaking, felting, and watercolor. Since those first years, each week 50-65 participants gather to work together in small classes with their teachers, enjoying the studio immersion and the relaxation that are afforded by being away from the daily concerns of one's life. Participants of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience have come to Shakerag - varying in experience from beginners to professional studio artists, coming from near (Sewanee and Monteagle) and far (Hawaii and Switzerland and England). Each week a new community is created - and participants leaving at week's end have said that they feel renewed and invigorated by their Shakerag experience.

Sign up here!

CORK & CANVAS Art Show-Reception Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 5:00-7:00pm

Andee Rudloff will be a featured artist at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty's CORK & CANVAS Art Show. A reception for the show will be at the Nashville office on December 7, 2016, from 5:00-7:00pm. The exhibition will remain up for a couple of months, so please stop by anytime during office hours 615-292-3552. The office is located at 2010 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN...look for the brown brick building, on the hill, not far from the wedgewood/8th intersection close to Douglas Corner.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Feliz Navidad Open House-Thurs. Dec. 1st

 Join Andee at her studio… The pie house studio… In Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Thursday, December 1ST from 4 PM until 9 PM. RSVP at the link here: lhttps://www.facebook.com/events/361621384170925/?ti=icl

 Art starting as low as $20 and up… Make the holidays merry!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holidays are here!

2016 was a tough year and you deserve all the luck you can get in 2017!

Grab a REAL Kentucky horse farm horse shoe for only $20...you can name the colors or let andee decide the colors.

Who doesn't deserve a warm head all winter long...limited edition cake toboggans/knit caps in oatmeal, black, or deep red also only $20. Not only are they warm, but wearing one will make you smile.

Exciting exhibitions are also part of the holiday season. In Bowling Green, KY, Road Trips & Celebrations at Western Kentucky University's #WKU Intercultural Student Engagement Center and in Nashville, TN, at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty #CorkAndCanvas Go to the links for more information.

You can always call for commissions: 615-438-6852

Road Trips & Celebrations: The Art of Andee Rudloff at WKU

New works 32"x32"X1.25" going up today at WKU Intercultural Student Engagement Center-ISEC #gallery located at Downing Student Union on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky #murals #dostuff All works are for sale! Contact me about purchasing 615.438.6852

Artist talk scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th Contact the center for more information:
Phone: (270) 745-5066

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No Rules auction for FiftyForward - A Step Ahead

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

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

My Community My World
Curatorial Statement
Andee Rudloff, Curator

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ArtPrize voting starts September 21, 2016!

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

To view the entry visit ArtPrize.org/63564 and register to vote! #artprize8

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ArtPrize Community Mural completed!

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

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

Friday, July 08, 2016

ArtPrize 8 here we come!

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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

Support Andee at ArtPrize here

What is ArtPrize?

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

Road Trips & Celebration: The Art of Andee Rudloff

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Community Painting Day at East Nashville BBQ

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Recycled Love: Andee Rudloff February 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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