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Premiere, Ethel Smith & Member's Galleries




On November 3, 2012, TAL will unveil winners of its 2012 Juried Show. Approximately 60 artworks will be featured out of an expected field of over 110 submissions. Artists selected will receive cash prizes in the categories of oil, acrylic, water media, graphics, sculpture and photography. This year's juror is Michael McBride, distinguished local artist and Professor of Art at Tennessee State University.

Mr. McBride served as Curator of the Hiram V. Gordon Gallery at Tennessee State University from 1995-
2000. He has been the lead artist on many community-based projects in Nashville, including Sister Cities Mural Projects as well as the Nashville International Airport’s "Arts In The Airport" program. Mr. McBride was featured in Visions of My People: Sixty Years of African American Art in Tennessee, an exhibit organized by the Tennessee State Museum, and was one of twelve Nashville artists selected for inclusion in the Millennium 2000 Collection. Additionally, he participated in the in the Side By Side Sister Cities Exhibition in Belfast, Northern Ireland, featuring seventeen artists apiece from Nashville and from Ireland.

Mr. McBride is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Board of Directors of "Arts In The Airport" at Nashville International Airport. A high-profile artist and art teacher, Mr. McBride earned his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from Tennessee State University and his Master of Arts in Painting from Illinois State University.

The show will open Saturday, November 3 (with an opening reception to be held from 6 - 9 P.M. as part of the First Saturday Art Crawl) and will run through December 3.

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A reception will be held Saturday, November 3rd from 6 - 9 P.M.

PREMIERE GALLERY - Please click on this link for a gallery show - Application - For more information, please contact the TAL Gallery Coordinator 615.736.5000

Ethel Smith  Gallery 




ETHEL SMITH GALLERY - Please click on this link for a gallery show - Application - For more information, please contact the TAL Gallery Coordinator 615.736.5000

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ETHEL SMITH GALLERY ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED - Any artist who would like to be considered for an exhibition in the Ethel Smith Gallery will find an application at the link above. The ESG policy may be found here - ESG Policy  For more information, please contact the TAL Gallery Coordinator 615.736.5000




TAL MEMBERS' SHOW DEADLINE - The December members' exhibit artwork drop-off deadline is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st.  This date and time are subject to change!

TAL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS - Applications for Tennessee Art League membership are accepted anytime. If you are interested in becoming a member, please go to applications tab, or click on the link above, to print the form. Please return the completed form to the Tennessee Art League.



Studio A Group's featured artists for November include Barry Werner, Bob Jones, Jean Gauld Jaeger, Marlynda Augelli, and Trin Blakely. A diverse selection of subject matter and of artistic mediums will be presented. Studio A artists' work will hang from Saturday, November 3 through December 3. An opening reception will be held Nov. 3 from 6 - 9 P.M.

Studio E, which is also on the second floor, features John Cranshaw's collection of oil paintings, Multi-Media works and Digital paintings.  He was trained at the University of Miami and Tulane in New Orleans.  Mr. Cranshaw is a full time artist working in Nashville, Tennessee and Apalachicola FL. He states that he enjoys bringing Northwest Florida to Tennessee and Tennessee to Northwest Florida. Cranshaw considers himself an impressionist artist, but will always have new concepts in Studio E.

Poston3 Gallery Presents – $100 Fine Art Exhibition & Sale

TAL Fundraising Event

For the past 50 years, TAL has worked to maintain a presence for artists of any level of experience in the Nashville area. We have many talented members who believe that art truly enhances lives and the quality of life in our city. They are passionate about continuing the good work of the Tennessee Art League and are willing to make sacrifices to do so. Our members are donating very high quality and valuable works of art to be sold to the public for $100 apiece in order to continue the mission of the Tennessee Art League. Each work will be of more value than its "sticker price" and in many instances the artist will be well known to the art buying public.

The Poston Gallery, located on the third floor of the Art League, will host the $100 Art Show from 6 - 9 P.M. on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Any remaining works will continue to hang in the space through December 3.


The Poston3 Gallery is located on the third floor and is open for exhibits by artists’ groups, non-profit organizations, after-school programs and other community outreach projects and programs.

Please click on this link for a gallery ApplicationApplications are available for organizations that would like to be considered for a 2012 exhibition. For more information, please contact the TAL Gallery Coordinator 615.736.5000