We’re almost there!

Posted in News, Participating Artists on September 25, 2009 by winderbinder


Due to the inclement weather One Bridge will be moving indoors on Saturday, consider it more of a salon show (wine and cheese from 6-9pm).

On Sunday, we will move the show back outside in North Shore’s favorite parking lot next to… the gallery.

Come on down and support the arts in Chattanooga! Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-6.

Participating artists include:
Christina Glidden, Jewelry (Chattanooga)
Matthew Dutton, Contemporary Mix Media Painting (Chattanooga)
Steve & Audrey Kennedy, Painting & Glassblowing (Chattanooga)
Kristy Solomon, Stained Glass (Nashville)
Julia Hedgepath, Stained Glass (Nashville)
Sarah Wallace, Painting and Clothing (Ocoee, TN)
David Hammock, Metal Sculpture & Ironwork (Arab, AL)
Herschel Kranitz, Mosaics & Folk Art (Atlanta, GA)
Bailey Jack, Contemporary Southern Art (Atlanta, GA)

Just 10 days away!

Posted in News on September 16, 2009 by winderbinder

The 4th Annual One Bridge Folk Art Festival is less than two weeks away.

Saturday, September 26th from Noon-9pm

Sunday, September 27th from Noon-6pm

On the Northshore, in the parking lot adjacent to Winder Binder Folk Gallery and Bookstore.

Wine Over Water is also Saturday night…so come one down and make it a night!

4th Annual One Bridge Folk Art Festival

Posted in News on January 28, 2009 by winderbinder

The dates have been set…

September 26th and 27th, 2009 (Saturday/Sunday)

WGOW Talk Radio Live Interview

Posted in News on October 2, 2008 by winderbinder

If you want to hear more about One Bridge, tune in to 102.3FM on Friday (we will be on sometime between 10-11am).  You can also listen to it online by going to WGOW.com/fm.

Special thanks to Jeff Styles for the interview…”El Jefe” is always a HUGE supporter of the arts in Chattanooga!

If It’s Fall, It Must Be Festivals (Chattanooga Pulse)

Posted in News on October 1, 2008 by winderbinder

Nice article in the Chattanooga Pulse today that talks about Three Sisters, Wine Over Water and One Bridge.

Here is the One Bridge part of the article…

One Bridge Folk Art Festival
No music this year, but you can hum to yourself during the 3rd Annual One Bridge Folk Art Festival.  This open-air event will take place on the North Shore in the parking lot adjacent to Winder Binder Gallery of Folk Art.

According to Winder Binder owner David Smotherman, “The concept of a festival dedicated primarily to Southern folk art was conceived in a brainstorming session in early 2006 during a monthly artist meeting at the Winder Binder Gallery.  Many self-taught and traditional folk artists felt that Chattanooga needed a dedicated event to showcase local folk talent.”

Almost two dozen local and regional artists will be participating in this year’s festival, including those working in paint, metal, glass, sculpture, mixed media assemblage, and printmaking.

Free.  Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Next to Winder Binder Gallery, 40 Frazier Avenue.  More info online at http://www.onebridgefolkartfestival.wordpress.com.

For the full article:  http://chattanoogapulse.com/music/reviews/20-music-reviews/226-if-its-fall-it-must-be-festivals

One Bridge Folk Art Festival returns Oct. 4-5

Posted in News on October 1, 2008 by winderbinder
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 , 10:32 a.m.

One Bridge Folk Art Festival returns Oct. 4-5

The 3rd annual One Bridge Folk Art Festival will add to the celebratory spirit of the North Shore on Oct. 4 and 5.

Hosted by Winder Binder Gallery of Folk Art owner David Smotherman, the festival will be held in the Frazier Avenue parking lot adjacent to the Walnut Street Bridge.

“It’s just like a big party out there,” said Mr. Smotherman. “There’s not that pretension.”

As a regular host of art events such as Who-Fest and Art ‘til Dark, Mr. Smotherman welcomes the opportunity to present the public with a more intimate and focused folk art festival.

He said such an atmosphere is one favored by folk artists and their fans, himself included.

“It’s like an art reunion for the artists themselves,” said Mr. Smotherman, who handpicked the artists who will be exhibiting. “It’s my favorite because it’s all old friends.”

New friends are likely to join in the creative fun, as One Bridge will overlap with Wine Over Water on Saturday. Mr. Smotherman purposefully chose to have his festival intersect with the wine tasting that leads people toward the Winder Binder parking lot.

“You always want to do a show at the same time something else big is going on,” said Mr. Smotherman, confident in the crowd that will be drawn to the weekend events. “People who go to do a wine tasting are the people who enjoy art.”

The 20 exhibiting artists will offer a wide variety of work priced to suit every collector. Such is the aim of most folk art, which is at its core whimsical, accessible and, for the most part, affordable.

Buyers will have the option to purchase prints of the festival’s poster, which was designed by Charles “Niznik” Clendenin. Mr. Clendenin’s work depicts a vibrant Walnut Street Bridge, and 50 limited edition prints will be available for purchase.

Jewelry will also be for sale alongside paintings and drawings at the rain or shine event.

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. The closing times are loose, according to Mr. Smotherman, who recognizes the nature of most swinging parties.

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One Bridge Limited Edition Print

Posted in News on October 1, 2008 by winderbinder

Limited edition print by Charles “Niznik” Clendenin.  50 numbered and signed prints are available.  Unframed $95, Framed $165.