Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Clothesline Art Show is a juried fine arts show in the historic St. Elmo in Chattanooga, Tennessee on the third weekend in October. The Art Show, in its fourth year, has had great success-bringing artists and patrons together to this unique, all female, fine art event. Inspired by our awareness of God’s given gifts and the responsibility to share and educate one another, our families, friends, and our community.

Guests are invited to this exclusive affair to enjoy fine art in the home of Michael and Maria Cardillo. Within this gallery-like atmosphere, visitors are encouraged to bring their families, talk to the artists and one another about what they’ve seen and heard. (Friday October 15, 2010 Opening Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday October 16, 2010 between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Artists: Maria Cardillo, Cat Collier, Katie Ward Knutson, Linda Thomas, Jennifer Kring, Laura Pettit, Kelly Wilkes, Valerie Fleming, Marcie Sherman, Danielle Fox

Catering By: Bello Cibo

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our Clothesline Art Show

The historic Krichbaum House in St. Elmo will be the setting for a clothesline art show. On Friday and Saturday September 11th and 12th, 8 local female artists will exhibit work ranging from photography to abstract painting and collage.

In its 3rd year the Clothesline Art Show offers a unique art experience like no other. Open to the public. Families are welcome. Featured Artists; Lauren Leutwiler, Maria Cardillo, Linda Thomas, Cat Collier, Katie Ward Knutson, Jennifer Kring, Valerie Fleming, and Kelly Cardillo.

Opening Reception is Friday Sept. 11, 2009 from 6pm until 9pm
All day event Saturday September 12, 2009 from 12pm until 7pm

Thursday, August 7, 2008

September 08 Clothesline Show

Our Clothesline Art Show will host their next art exhibit on September 12, 13 and 14. The show will be at a new location, the home of Michael and Maria Cardillo located at 4401 St Elmo Ave.

This will be the fourth show for the group of women who are photographers, painters, printmakers, and collage artists. The fourteen women exhibiting in September include several new artists. Welcomed into this exhibit are Ellen Franklin, Valerie Gibson, Elizabeth Gray-Earl, Carrie Pendergrass, and Heidi Vasterling. These women will be showing paintings, photographs, and collage pieces contributing to the already wonderful quality of fine art that will be on display. Returning to exhibit her distinctively composed local industrial landscapes is photographer Maria Cardillo. Collage and painting artists Amber Cooley and Kristine Simpson each will display works created with collected papers and designed with distinction. Cat Collier continues to develop her jewel-like modern tree images that elegantly combine painting, collage and drawing. Katie Ward Knutson is focusing upon her Jefferson Heights neighborhood in watercolors paintings of local buildings as forms impacted by lighting conditions. Lauren Leutwiler’s current series of relief prints are each produced upon old book pages, meshing contemporary and historical printmaking. Sarah Nichols’ art involves her expert use of silkscreen technique in compositions based upon family, several in combination with tiny scale installations. Sarah’s perfectly crafted pieces engage in humor and exquisite use of color. Linda Thomas is emphasizing local wild birds in a series of drawings with watercolor, as always beautifully drawn with a sensitive eye and hand.

The Opening Reception is Friday September 12 from 6-9pm. Saturday September 13 hours are 11am-5pm. Sunday September 14 hours are 1-5pm. The artists will be available most of the weekend. Plenty of parking is available on side streets near the St Elmo and West 44th Street location.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Clothesline Art Show Opens Tonight!

We open tonight! Come on by for the Opening Reception tonight from 6pm-9pm! Look for our posters around St. Elmo pointing to the Sessions House at 113 Ochs Hwy. Feel free to email us at ourclothesline@gmail.com for questions, directions, etc.
Remember to stop by Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm if you can't make it tonight!
Bring your Mom!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Prayer for Our Own

Kristine Zacharias (soon to be Simpson) is one of our newer members. She took on the brave task of joining us a week or so before her wedding to Mr. John Simpson. So in the midst of planning a wedding she is getting some collages ready for the Clothesline Art Show. She contacted me yesterday to say that among other business, she contracted a mean stomach bug that put her in the hospital! Let's go to God in prayer that Kristine will be 100% really soon and be able to return to John and the Clothesline group. We are excited to see her work join ours, whether she was able to produce everything she wanted to or not. Our Ladies of the Clothesline are above all else encouraging and supportive of our fellow artists in their joys and in their trials. We have celebrated new babies, new homes, new jobs, and future plans. We have been with each other as we said goodbye to loved ones, sending them home to Jesus. Can't wait to see what the future holds. Congrats Kristine on your upcoming marriage and we will pray with and for you that all ends will be tied up and that the Lord would heal you completely.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Artist Statements: Part 4

Linda Thomas
There is an elegant beauty in trivial objects and bits of nature and this is reflected in my work. I love the unpredictability of intaglio printmaking and I use different techniques to achieve textures and values. My subjects are often selected because they seem forgotten or simply evoke memories. I am intrigued by the Dutch still life paintings and I've begun to paint with oil on paper to visually explore tactile and light qualities without striving for photo-realism.

Kate Treick
Painting has been a wonderful creative outlet for me since my grandmother gave me my first set of oil paints when I was eleven. My work includes detailed mixed-media pieces that explore the play of light and shadow on flower petals and abstract acrylic paintings that explore color and texture. In both types of work I am inspired by light and color and in my flower paintings I celebrate the beauty of God's creation.

Kristine Zacharias
I am constantly absorbed in the act of looking, whether at something exquisite or mundane. Art is for me a way of combining these two while connecting with the people around me. Using found images and my own photographs, my collages and paintings illustrate a reality like that of memories-a combination of recollection, stories, memorabilia and photo albums-exploring the tension between history and myth, representation and abstraction, public and personal images and their collective meanings.