What a privilege to show my work in this exceptional, historic venue alongside six other talented artists! The exhibit is up from January 8th thru March 1st, 2020 in the Kimbrough Gallery at The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.
Here some shots from the opening reception of “The Art of Craft” at Centennial Arts Center. So good to spend time with fun and talented friends! I’m grateful my art is hanging in their beautiful space in the company of cool, innovative and creative art (thru end of September 2019). Long live craft artists! Can’t wait to bring home the piece I acquired by Sara King. Thanks for the memories @ltrpottery (not mentioning names, Larry and Tracey Rogers 🙂) and to you Didi, @joshuawagner @tennesseecraftmidstate and everyone who worked so hard to create this event! @centennialartscenter #nashvillekilnformedglassartist #industrialart #glassandmetalart #upcycledart #artevent #artexhibit
It’s always an honor to have my work chosen to exhibit, especially so with other members of my Tennessee Craft Chapter. They have been super supportive of my work and I am very grateful to be part of a community with such talent! And what a pleasant surprise to have my “Radiate” sculpture on the sign. Thanks to my Middle Tennessee Chapter and all my dear friends for a fun reception!
@NPLgreenhillsbranch @tennesseencraftmidstate #industrialsculpture #nashvillekilnformedglassartist #upcycledart #artevent
I am so excited and honored to have been chosen as a Featured Artist through a competitive call by Artsy Shark! My story and work will be promoted across multiple social media platforms and I will be provided with a magazine style downloadable PDF version of the article. In addition, I was given a long list of valuable ways to promote my Featured Artist page, all absolutely free! I had the pleasure of hearing founder Carolyn Edlund speak at a weekend seminar several years ago through Tennessee Craft and have been following her ever since. She also offers business consulting for artists, website review and other services. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out her website. Thank you, Carolyn and Artsy Shark for this amazing opportunity to have my work viewed by a larger audience!!!
“Radiate” 15″D, Kiln formed glass and industrial parts-2018
So…today I found this blog post sitting in my website’s “drafts” folder! I think I need marketing help!!! 🙂 Although the exhibit is down there is more good news coming very soon! Watch for my next posts to find out…. I was unable to get pics with everyone but I cannot thank you all enough: @artsattheairport @chrisbryant @strykerwarren @chrisbryant @tammydunn @bettyturner @elizabethploweross @jamesszuch @tammyoconnor @jillthompson #flyingsolo #artexhibit #kilnformedglass #industrialsculpture #glassandmetalsculpture
Nashville Arts Magazine has honored me with a gorgeous, four page article in the June 2018 issue about me, my work and my exhibit “Building, Dwelling, Thinking”, part of the “Flying Solo” series at Nashville International Airports “Arts at the Airport” program. I am over the moon with appreciation to everyone who worked to make this happen!
I have been so fortunate to be busy, busy, busy!!! But I have been remiss in posting my events to my blog in favor of posting to my Artwork Cubed Facebook page. All these are under my “Events” section in the website. Here’s a brief rundown:
Centennial Arts Center, 2016 – Stretching the Boundaries
TN Craft Mid-State Members Exhibit: The Gordon Jewish Community Center , 2016 – TN Craft Mid-State Member Exhibit
Art on the West Side – Art on the West Side 2017
Brentwood Public Library – The Brentwood Library 2017
Friends of the Brentwood Library have honored me with this write up on my first solo exhibit. What a wonderful way to start 2017!
February might be the shortest month of the year, but the latest showcase gallery sure isn’t short on talent. Throughout the month, the showcase gallery at the library entrance will feature Seasons in Glass by Alice Shepherd. Her work consists of beautifully crafted kiln-formed glass pieces in a variety of colors and designs.
Shepherd started her kiln-formed glass practice in 2007 and then formed Artwork Cubed a full time studio built with her husband in 2011. The Nashville native has had her glass art recently shown in a juried exhibit at Centennial Arts Center and she is a regular at Picture This Hermitage Gallery.
Alice says her process is intuitive, describing her collection as inspired by the textures, light, and colors of nature and changing seasons. “These artworks represent my attempts to capture elusive feelings and precious memories in three dimensions.”
Take a few minutes to check out Alice Shepherd’s work at…
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Just a quick post to share my Pitch experience as part of the 2016 Periscope Class. This is only the beginning of my new journey: I have a great start on better defining myself as an artist, a new body of work (albeit small, but more to come) and I’ve made lifelong connections with a whole new group of awesome friends from many disciplines. Thanks a million to Casey Summar and Amber Buker of ABC Nashville for creating this opportunity and their tireless work, and to John Murdock for his on-point, entertaining lectures. I will miss spending time in the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s state-of-the-art facility! Thanks also to my group leaders, painter Karen Seapker and Audra Harvey of Abrasive Media for their insightful guidance. Another heartfelt thank you to Tennessee Craft for the professional development scholarship, my sponsor and mentor, the talented (and very patient) Kim Barrick, the judges and advisers who gave so generously of their time and knowledge like James Szuch and to everyone who came out in support. I learned a lot and discovered new things about myself, like how much I enjoy a captive audience! Click here to see my slide presentation and scroll down to see my part of the email blast from Arts & Business Council. Enjoy!
Final round of our three-part email series introducing the Periscope artist entrepreneurs who will be featured at next week’s Pitch!
Our talented artist entrepreneurs will put their training to the test when they take the stage in September to pitch their arts businesses to the community at this capstone event for the Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training program.
Alice E. Shepherd
A maker since childhood, Alice is a native Nashvillian and an MTSU Summa Cum Laude graduate with a business background and the passion to create. She sold wall sculptures made of lightweight metals and industrial parts before beginning her self-education into kiln formed glass. Arts at the Airport holds one of her glass works in their permanent collection and she has shown at Oz Arts Nashville, Seed Space and ARTable 2015. Her tabletop lamps and decorative pieces are available at Picture This and in a juried exhibit at Centennial Arts Center. She plans to develop larger glass and metal works with an industrial, metropolitan aesthetic and is looking to explore relationships with metal-smiths, galleries, interior designers and home staging professionals to help bring her work into homes, businesses and public spaces.
Good summary of difficult to define categories. I think I fall somewhere between Mixed-Media leaning toward Multidisciplinary and dreaming of being Interdisciplinary by definition!
“I hear you’re an artist. What kind of art do you make?”
Depending on the type of work that you make, this could be one of the most awkward introductions you might face. The lines between art fields can get pretty blurry sometimes. More often than not, the person asking is really looking for a term that they know: painter, sculptor, drawer, graphic artist, etc. But what if you do several of them? How do you answer then?
In this entry, I’ll discuss the differences between a few artist classifications. I’ve also designed set of informative graphics that explains their differences by using funny food analogies. Check out the different classifications. Which one describes you?
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