September 22nd, 2017
The Winners of TOMC 2017 are in. You can view them online at http://www.tennessean.com/ or in the Tennessean's printed pullout in the paper. Congratulations to everyone who won! Thanks to each of you who took time out to vote for me, we didn't do it this time, but I am grateful for it's been an honor! xo
July 24th, 2017
Please vote and share: http://www.tennessean.com/topic/bb0ae9b7-1309-42df-9fce-4b8193c2cc56/toast-of-music-city/
I've been nominated for a really cool award. It's in the "People" category for "Best Local Artist (Visual) of "The Tennessean's" "Toast 2017" competition. It's about the "best ofs" in Nashville and surrounding area. The winners get a certificate and their names printed in their annual "pull-out" magazine outlining all the best ofs in Middle Tennessee - very nice exposure for any business, place, celebrity or artist.
If you haven't seen my art lately, come see it and all the new stuff at my website: http://www.holly-carmichael.pixels.com.
I would be honored to have your vote - and I would encourage you to log in and vote for all your favorites.
Signing up and voting is really easy and only takes a minute. You don't have to have a subscription to the paper or even live here. It's about your favorites in the area.
Click the link to vote and to learn more about it. Or simply go to the Tennessean.com and follow the links to vote for the Toast of Music City.
Thanks for your support and all you do!
July 15th, 2017
Voting has begun!!! I'd be so very honored to have your vote! ~ My name is in the "People" category ~ "Best Local Artist (Visual)" ~
I would really love to have the award because it really helps to promote much needed sales.
Thanks for all you do, folks! ~ And this time you only vote one time in each category that you choose yourself. They made some nice revisions to the app. Please share!
July 8th, 2017
Voting for The Tennessean's "Toast of Music City People's Choice Awards" will begin on July 11th!
Guess what? I am nominated again! People and Places, Best Local Artist (Visual). Last year the photographers took the show! I need your help - please consider voting for me this year! It is very helpful to have this credential - and it helps to boost my much needed sales.
Thanks for all you do!
Thank you, Kenny! xoxo :D
July 23rd, 2016
LAST CHANCE TO VOTE, VOTE TODAY! :)
Voting for Toast of Music City Reader's Choice Awards 2016 is coming to a close, Sunday, July 24, 2016!
These awards give your favorite businesses great advertising and exposure. Anyone can vote. Be sure to take a few minutes to log in and vote your favorites to help them out and keep them at the top of the "Best of" list for Nashville, the Music City!
If you want to vote for my business, "Holly Carmichael Art" it is found on the ballot under "People and Places" in "Best Local Artist (Visual). I would be honored and proud to be considered among the best. Thank you for your support!
Vote here: http://www.tennessean.com/topic/bb0ae9b7-1309-42df-9fce-4b8193c2cc56/toast-of-music-city/
If you would like to see my art click here: http://www.holly-carmichael.pixels.com
June 27th, 2016
It's here again... and OMG I'm on the ballot again for The Tennessean's "Toast of Music City 2016" reader's choice awards!
The newspaper hosts this competition every year and it includes five basic categories and numerous sub categories. I am listed in the category for "People and Places" under "Best Local Artist (Visual)". Voting began today and it's going to be a really tough competition... vote once a day every day until July 24th. This award helps to promote the businesses listed and is truly an honor to receive.
Thanks for your support!
November 9th, 2015
The artist's opening at ARTLightenment 2015 went beautifully and we are pleased and thankful to have had a full house attendance. This week the artworks will remain on display as the show continues into the film part of the festival which kicks off November 12 and runs to the 14th.
This year visitors were invited to vote for their favorites and a list of nominees was compiled by the end of the evening. Guess what?! I am honored to say I was nominated for "Best Acrylic Painter" along with two other contenders! The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony which will be held on Saturday night, November 14th at 7:30 PM (among other festivities as well see the website for additional events and times).
A short video clip was produced of the Artist's Opening night. I can be seen talking with someone at the very beginning and there are a few glimpses of my paintings flashing by here and there :) which was a nice surprise for me. Of course the clip shows a bit of everyone's work and the beautiful setting the Old Fall School building offers. You can view it on my Holly Carmichael Art Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/HollyCarmichaelArt
Thanks to all who voted to nominate me for the award, now I'm all excited. I hope to see you there Saturday night to find out who won what.
November 8th, 2015
Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me! It has been quite an exciting time and an amazing honor to have been nominated for TOMC 2015. The winners were all photographers this year and you can see who won at the TOMC 2015 website.
CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
Now that voting has ended, some of you have asked me when we will find out who the winners are in Nashville's newspaper's annual contest called Toast of Music City Reader's Choice Awards 2015. Results will be published online on Friday, September 25 on The Tennessean's website, Tennessean.com, and in a special section in the actual newspaper on Sunday, September 27.
I am not sure if they'll do it the same way again this year, but last year, I received a notice in the snail mail that I had won "something" but wasn't able able to find out what until the awards ceremony. There are first, second and third place awards.
If I should win anything, I'll post it here.
Thanks for all the fun, love and support everybody! I've been truly honored.
November 8th, 2015
I just dropped off five original acrylic on canvas paintings to show and sell in ARTLightenment Art and Film Festival 2015!
The art opening is on November 7, 2015 where artist's work will be showcased from 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm and will include amazing original art in all mediums from drawings, paintings, tile mosaics, encaustic creations, photography, to comic books and much, much more. The artworks will be on sale and numerous artists will be available to assist you during this time.
November 12, 13, and 14 will be short original film days and the artworks will still be on display and for sale during film showing.
There are both an art competition and a film competition that will be ongoing during the show days. The awards ceremony and a fashion show will be held November 14, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Original films include works from around the globe, and the competition is going to be great.
Refreshments will be available.
Click the link for more information and details.
Let me know if you want free tickets ! ! !
I would love to see you there!
Click here for more details: http://artlightenment.com
November 8th, 2015
ARTLightenment 2015 is here again and this year, I've got five paintings in the show. I would love for you to come! Come on, dress out, go to the art show and then go to dinner somewhere fun in the gulch! Then, the next Saturday night, the 14th, go to the awards to see who won what (maybe I'll win something?) ... It would make for a nice evening out. There will be refreshments, (I think there will be wine) and even some artists will be creating work live. Bring some business cards, too. :)
The week long event begins this Saturday around 5:30 pm and goes until 9:30 pm. This first day is free so, just come on by to cruise around and view or buy some really awesome contemporary art from sculpture, to painting, photography, cartooning, drawing, mosaic work, encaustic, oils, acrylics, and other contemporary stuff. There is a people's choice art competition that will be ongoing all week long and an awards ceremony will be held the following Saturday night, the 14th along with a short fashion show. You'll need tix for this part.
The film festivities are very exciting this year, too... with more than 30 filmmakers submitting short original clips for viewing. Submissions are from all over the world, with about half coming from some very talented artists here in Nashville. There is also a people's choice competition for these films and their award ceremony is also on Sat. night the 14th! You'll need tix for this part of the event also.
A full schedule of festivities is at this link: http://www.artlightenment.com and tix are available on the website.
Holly Heisley Carmichael