Our Story

As a volunteer and parent first attending Artclectic years ago, I remember being truly astounded by how the gym was completely transformed into a professional-looking gallery, with such a variety of art displayed. As an artist, it is even more impressive seeing it at all stages of the transformation. Artclectic also sets itself apart with its balanced variety of established and emerging fine artists.

– Sarah Clinton, participating artist, USN parent ’24

Artclectic is a vibrant celebration of art and community at The University School of Nashville! This annual fundraiser embodies our commitment to creativity, outreach, and supporting our dedicated faculty.

Throughout multiple nights of events, we welcome our diverse community of neighbors, friends, parents, students, and alumni to join in the festivities. From art appreciation to volunteerism, Artclectic offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Proceeds from Artclectic play a crucial role in empowering our faculty. By providing funds for innovative teaching initiatives, we ensure that our extraordinary teachers have the resources they need to inspire and educate our students. Whether it’s attending workshops, exploring new teaching methods, or sharing visionary ideas, Artclectic fuels a culture of continuous learning and growth within our school and beyond.

Thank you for your support of Artclectic and our mission to nurture creativity, foster community engagement, and empower educators. Together, we’re shaping a brighter future for all.

“I have always loved Artclectic! My mother was one of the original founders of this fundraiser when I was in lower school at USN. I’m so proud to have been a part of the Artclectic family for so many years. I appreciate the opportunity to support the school that poured into me, taught me to be a lifelong learner and creative problem solver. USN helped empower me to believe in myself and gave me the skills and confidence to pursue a career as an artistic entrepreneur.”

— Mclaine Richardson of Margaret Ellis Jewelry, participating artist, USN Alumna ’04

ARTCLECTIC PAST CHAIRS

McLean Barbieri

Sarah Bishop

Melanie Block

Susan Brown

Frannie Corzine

Luci Crow

Loren Elliott

Marcy Eskind

Lori Fishel

Tory Fitzgibbon

Carrington Fox

Elizabeth Fox

Dara Freiberg

Ann Fundis

Danielle Gilbert

Donna Gilliam

Angie Howard

Erica Jacobs

Nancy Jacobs

Susan Kistler

Ann Kloeppel

Kelly Linton

Loraine Lippolis

Amy Manoukian

Brooks Mathews

Lee Ann Merrick

Chris Murdock

Ursula Norris

Arnita Ozgener

Libby Page

Ingrid Perdikis

Kobie Pretorius

Robinson Regen

Kim Sandler Rhodes

Susie Ries

Michelle Rosen

Jessie Rosenblum

Ginger Sands

Ann Shayne

Caroline Shockley

Cameron Simmons

Dana Strupp

Molly Upchurch

Jennie Zagnoev