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Thursday, May 22, 2008

"Melissa" honored in Nashville

On the afternoon of Sunday May 18th, the Tennessee Art League held the awards reception for their 43rd annual Central South Art Exhibition National. Charles received the ArtVentures Group Award for his lovely portrait of Melissa.

Of the 430 total entries, only 67 pieces were selected for inclusion in the exhibition by the juror, well-known Tennessee painter Dawn Whitelaw. Within that number, she allowed for a wonderful variety of both style and medium.

The Tennessee Art League's gallery is on the ground floor of their beautiful three-story brick-front building in downtown Nashville, just across the street from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. They're working hard to restore the building - the first floor gallery looks very contemporary with nice high ceilings, the second floor is private studio space, and the third floor houses two good-sized classrooms and a library.

We had a very nice time during our short visit to Nashville. Many thanks to the TAL members for a wonderful awards reception. With live music and good food, they know how to do it right.

If you're of a mind to visit, the show hangs at the Tennessee Art League Gallery until June 27th. Visit their website for more info: www.tennesseeartleague.org.

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