Nashville Collage Collective

The Nashville Collage Collective was formed in the Summer of 2010 and now boasts a membership of 40+ local artists. We invite all artists in the Nashville area to join the collective, explore and share the art of collage at monthly gatherings, share materials and ideas and contribute to online posts and gallery exhibits.   “like” us on fb at:  https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleCollageCollective

Opening Sept. 9th, 2017 – a Monthlong Silent Auction of Works by The Four Corners with art spanning the past 7 yrs. of their collaboration.  At the Green Gallery, Nashville from 7-10pm,in conjunction with the East Side Art Stumble.

The Four Corners, founding members of The Nashville Collage Collective – Lisa Haddad, Randy L. Purcell, Eva Sochorova and robert bruce scott – exchange materials and works-in-progress to explore a range of collage techniques.   This hands-on collaboration, all four artists working on the same pieces, has defined our process ever since.

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Opening July 8th, 2017 – “Three’s a Crowd” – The 3rd Annual Group Exhibit of The Nashville Collage Collective 7-10pm, The Green Gallery, Nashville, in conjunction with the East Side Art Stumble

Kayla Brooke Burnett 18x18 "Craigslist Missed Connections" Re-used journal, tape, & spray paint NFS.png

Kayla Brooke Burnett               “Craigslist Missed Connections”             18″x18″   

Opening May 19th, 2016 – “Return of the Nashville Collage Collective” – The 2nd Annual Exhibition of the Nashville Collage Collective                                                                                   6-9 at the Green Gallery of the Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Nashville

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“A Man Ain’t Nothin’ But  A Man” by Gwil Owen III 30″x18″

 

Opening May 21st, 2015 – “Sow We Grow” – The 1st Annual Exhibition of the Nashville Collage Collective

The Nashville Collage Collective celebrates its first year of community-wide involvement with an array of works by 27 local artists. The exhibit opens at the Green Gallery of the Turnip Green Creative Reuse (353 4th Ave So, Nashville) on Thurs. May 21st, from 6-9 pm and will display the wide experimental range and playful nature of collagists.  The mixed media pieces, both 2-D and 3-D, include a great diversity of materials, including treasures found in the marvelous bins and shelves of the donation center.

The Nashville Collage Collective celebrates its first year of community-wide involvement with a stunning array of works by 27 local artists. The exhibit opens at the Green Gallery of the Turnip Green Creative Reuse (353 4th Ave So, Nashville) on Thurs. May 21st, from 6-9 pm and will display the wide experimental range and playful nature of collagists.  The mixed media pieces, both 2-D and 3-D, include a great diversity of materials, including treasures found in the marvelous bins and shelves of the donation center.

“Applying The Shoehorn” by Nathan Spoon

  

 Gatherings at Turnip Green Creative Reuse on 4th Ave. So. in downtown Nashville, where we set up in the gallery to work and share materials every second Saturday of the month.

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Marla Eva Larkin

 

Collaborations by robert bruce scott, Eva Sochorova, Randy L Purcell and Lisa Haddad – “The Four Corners”

(More Collaborations…)

Our House – In our more recent, larger-scale collaborations the theme “house” emerged.  The four of us, having come from divergent backgrounds and communities have unique ideas about house or home, but we’ve found a way to merge and blend them into what we hope are cohesive images.

A collaboration for our series, Our House, 24X25

A collaboration for our series, Our House, 24X25

Another collaboration for the series, Our House 30X41

Another collaboration for the series, Our House 30X41





As with all our collaborations collages are passed back and forth until at least one artist calls them “done” – these in particular include torn elements from older pieces.


by Robert Bruce Scott and Eva Sochorova

Summer Surreals 2010 – early collaborations by Randy L. Purcell, Robert Bruce Scott and Lisa Haddad

First Nashville Collage Party – On Sunday Nov. 14 we hosted a community studio day open to area artists and friends.

by Karen “Karensky” Miller

by Eva Sochorova

by John Hadley

to be continued…

17 Responses to Nashville Collage Collective

  1. Rod Ciferri says:

    Love ’em all! Nashville Chapter Rocks!

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  3. Teri Alea says:

    Great works, but no wonder considering this group of artists. HOW did you happen together?

    • lisahaddad says:

      Good question, Teri… I’d been involved with some collagists from the Pacific Northwest, exchanging stuff and also collaborating through the mail. We originally met at a Nick Bantock workshop and had kept our connection going for two years before some Nashville painters and I started talking about having a local group. Randy makes architectural beeswax paintings, Eva and Karen are primarily painters, like me and Robert Bruce does alot of assemblage… all are into the breaking apart, reconstructing, integrating and sharing that is collage. We had googled “Collage Collective” to see who else out there may have used the name… the SF and NYC folks were already well established and generously invited us to share this blog… the rest will be posted here from time to time and hopefully in some Nashville venues too. Our first Collage party took place last Sunday and was fertile ground for even more connection with the community; we’ll put up some images from that event soon. Having fun… come join us!

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  5. Me-Me! Please, I want to meet up with you guys. I’m slowly getting back into my art and am drawn to collage. Classes? Meet-ups? Please let me know. For anyone reading this you can also reach me at my blog that’s also about art. I look forward to meeting you. I learned about you in the current issue of NashvilleArts Magazine. Thank you!

  6. Christine Newsome says:

    The website looks great Lisa….as do the collages posted. I’m teaching my second beginners mixed media class at the moment…hoping to do an advanced class in the fall.
    I know that some of these artists are interested in getting together as a collective in the future….looking forward to that!

    • Lisa Haddad says:

      thanks, Christine… I need to check this blog more regularly, haha! Let me know about any collaborations you may get going. My group here in Nashville has a show coming up in the Spring and we are hoping to work larger and more 3-D…

  7. Nancy says:

    I also am interested in meeting up with the group! Collage is great fun – no mistakes!

    • Lisa Haddad says:

      thanks for writing… the 4 core members of our group have just been working together on some collaborations but not had any parties for a few months… but we are open to starting them up again if there’s the interest!

  8. Mikel says:

    “Sen” is an amazing piece. Congratulations! Collaborating on collage is a worthwhile and satisfying endeavor. You guys should be proud and I’m happy to see artists having a good time.

  9. Linda Slobey says:

    I am interested in joining this group as is a fellow artist friend.
    I have always been involved with creating art and would love to dive into this med
    My collection of very valuable”stuff” amassed over years might finally find their higher
    purpose
    Linda

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