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
June 30th, 2015
Wowee! I found out I got nominated for "Toast of Music City" in the People and Places Category for Best Local Artist (Visual)! I still don't know who did that! You blow me away! Thanks so much!
Voting has begun, and you can vote once a day every day in each category. I am so honored. Thanks so much!
April 2nd, 2015
Over the last week or so, I submitted a bunch of my paintings to various artists groups on Fine Art America. While most of them didn't get much attention, a few were chosen to be featured on the front pages. Some groups feature them longer than others, so the paintings may or may not still be there to view on the front page. I think this is a nice thing for group administrators to do for the participants. Thanks so much for putting my work on your group's front pages, everyone!
1. Solomon Barroa featured my painting "Kenny's Room" in the group "Abstract Art Worldwide".
2. Eileen Fong featured my painting "Spring Whirl" in the group "Painting Seasons"
3. Elsa De featured my painting "Faith the Final Frontier" in the group "Amazing Abstract Art"
4. Kim Hojnacki featured my cell phone photo "Red Chrysanthemums" in the group "Flora"
5. "Adirondacks New York" was chosen to be featured in two groups! Photographic Art and Design by Dora Sofia Caputo featured it in the group "Glimpses Of Autumn" and Alexandria Weaselwise Busen featured it in the group "The Artistic Forager".
6. Alexandria Weaselwise Busen also featured my painting "Thunderflowers" in the group "The Artistic Forager".
7. First Star Art featured "Nocturne", my metallic acrylics painting in the group "Loving the COLOR BLUE".
You can view any of these paintings in my portfolio and just search the title of them. If you are interested just send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 19th, 2015
Hey folks, guess what? Leanne Seymour who hosts the Semi Abstract artist's group here on FAA, chose my painting "Make a Wish" to go on the front page of the group along with 11 others. It's such an honor to be chosen.
Leanne commented: "Congratulations Holly for the feature of this lovely and evocative image in the Semi Abstract Group? f/l
March 2nd, 2015
Kim Hojnacki featured my painting "Sonflowers II" on the front page of her FAA Group "Flora". Thanks Kim!