Art

When Nossi Vatandoost built Nossi College, it was to help artists succeed professionally while sharing her creative passion and love of an arts education. We continue that dedication to creative exploration, collaboration, and growth. Whether you’re considering an education at Nossi College or simply looking for creative inspiration, check out this page often for local news, our thoughts, and our student’s achievements when it comes to all things art. Be sure to visit our degree programs if you’re interested in pursuing a degree in creative and culinary arts.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens: Photos by Nossi Grad

“One of the finest remaining American Country Place Era estates in the nation. Cheekwood comprises a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with historic rooms and art galleries in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, Cheekwood serves the public showcasing 12 distinct gardens, 7,000 works in its permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits, and a mile-long woodland trail …

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DIY Photography Studio: Commercial Photography on a Budget

Rachel Moore, creator of Sparrow Moose Media, is studying to earn her Bachelor’s of Photography at Nossi College of Art. She consistently brings fresh and thoughtful ideas to her photo world and helps mentor other students when they have questions or are struggling with an assignment. In the fall 2019 semester, she also was a …

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Nossi Sponsors Monthaven’s Annual Spring Art Show

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is a historic building in Hendersonville doubling as an artistic epicenter in north Nashville. Their interactive space showcases a variety of offerings for the community to interact with art, including the following:– They are a museum showcasing famous work (did you get to see their Pablo Picasso exhibit?). – They …

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Kappa Pi Past President Creates Mural for YCAP

Nossi All Access encourages art students to gain professional experience by connecting with local nonprofits needing creative assistance and support. After teaming up with YMCA Community Action Program, Y-CAP, in East Nashville, Nossi College of Art wanted to help brighten up the Y-CAP campus with a community mural. Rachel Folk, the Y-CAP Community Outreach Director, …

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RAW Artist Impact and Creating Your Artist Presence

Story by Debra Holloman, follow her on Instagram June’s RAW Artist Showcase highlighted a Nossi College of Art student and graduate while fellow students and alumni stopped by to see and support the hard work put into each artist’s work. The artists showcasing were Sean Williams, a recent Illustration graduate and Jonte Swoope, a current …

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Art Degree Portfolio Requirements for Admission to Nossi College of Art

Application Process – Submitting Your Work   You are reading this because you are interested in attending Nossi College of Art to earn your art degree, or you just applied for acceptance into the college. Acceptance into Nossi requires each applicant to submit a body of work (also referred to as a portfolio). Requirements vary …

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Nossi Student, Sean Williams, Finishes Second at Nashville Art Clash

Congratulations to Nossi student and Kappa Pi member, Sean Williams for winning second place at the Nashville Art Clash 2018!  Art Clash is a timed arts competition benefiting SmART Supplies, a thrift store selling art and craft materials while employing people with disabilities. Creating live, in front of an eager audience, participants were given two hours to …

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Turning Poetry into Public Art

The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) announced the return of the nationally renowned Poetry in Motion® program in April, turning the words of youth poets into mobile public art on Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) vehicles across the county. Throughout the month of April, the poetry of Nashville teenagers will be displayed on MTA vehicles to provide a …

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