Calling All Artists!!!
The Nashville Michigan Historical Society presents
The 1st Annual Historic Nashville Art Show & Auction Fundraiser
If you would like to create and donate historic Nashville art or have questions regarding this event please contact the society at (517) 582-0481.
Deadline for completed art is November 25th.
You can call 517-852-0227 or 269-838-1424 when you are ready to turn in your artwork. We will make arrangements to pick it up.
Here are the guidelines for those interested:
First Annual Historic Nashville Art Auction
Guidelines for the Artwork, Silent Auction and prizes:
• Each artist will create one entry that showcases some aspect of early Nashville. If there are any questions about what might be a subject, please contact the Nashville Historical Society at 517-852-0227. One could use a number of existing historic buildings around town, the Cemetery, or landmarks that no longer exist. The Putnam District Library has many pictures from which to choose, and the Nashville Village Office has pictures that artists could use to gain ideas.
• Any form or size of art is acceptable. Photography, Painting, pencil, crayon, sculpture, mosaics, or any other medium the artist is comfortable using. It may be helpful to put an inexpensive matting on a painting, drawing, or photographic work in order to assist in its’ presentation.
• Artwork will need to be turned in to the NMHS by Saturday, November 25.
• It must be understood that all artwork needs to be donated to the Nashville Historical Society to use in their fundraising event on December 9th, 2017.
• Prizes will be given to the two top selling pieces. The first and second winners will be awarded, and a category of “People’s Choice” will be awarded as well.
• All artists will be given a free one-year membership in the Nashville Historical Society.
• The artwork will be shown on the Nashville, Michigan Historical Society Face Book page and bids for the art can be submitted on that page. The day of the event, people may bid at a live silent auction to be held in downtown Nashville.
• Along with prizes, the winners will be announced in a follow-up story in the Maple Valley News. The First Prize Winner’s art will be featured on the Quarterly Newsletter of the Historical Society for one year.
*The Putnam District Library’s Historical Rooms on the second level of the building, will be open these dates and times in October: Saturday, Oct 14 at 10 am/ Friday, Oct 20 at 1 pm/ Tuesday, Oct 24 at 5 pm. In this area, an artist may find pictures or other historic pieces to use for inspiration. All other opportunities to view the historic area must be made by appointment. Please call the Library to arrange.