The 2015 Harding Art Show will be held Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, May 2. Approximately 70 artists from across the country will have their fine art available for purchase, offering pieces in mediums such as oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, ceramics and mixed media, and in styles ranging from realism to impressionism to abstract.

The Harding Art Show is the main fundraiser for the school's Parents Auxiliary, which allocates the money to programs and services that directly benefit the students of Harding Academy. Thirty percent of each purchase goes directly to this fund, and because it is entirely volunteer-run, the Show's administrative costs are low, allowing for maximum proceeds from the show to be donated back to the school. The Show would not be the success it is today without the many volunteers and sponsors who give of their time and resources, and we are truly grateful for your support!

Thanks so much for your interest in the 2015 Harding Art Show! For more information or if you have questions not answered here, please email us at

Melissa Frist & Abby Slagle
Co-Chairs, 2015 Harding Art Show

List of 8 news stories.

  • Volunteer NOW for the 2015 Harding Art Show--Here's How!

    Brenda Mudter
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  • General Jamboree Saturday May 2, 2015

    Celebrating 40 years of the Harding Art Show. Saturday May 2, 2015, from 11 AM to 2 PM on the Harding Academy Turf Field. Please come out to dunk your favorite teacher, take photos with friends in the photo booth, cupcake walk, fortune teller and much more! Come eat lunch and enjoy food from Yeah! Burger and listen to live music!
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  • VACO Returns as Art Show Sponsor

    Melissa Frist
    We are thrilled to have VACO as a repeat sponsor of the Harding Art Show. Vaco is a senior level consulting and executive placement firm, specializing in the areas of finance, accounting, technology, healthcare and general administration. Now celebrating 13 years of client service Vaco has been on the Inc. 5000 - an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies - for the last eight years. Founded in Nashville, TN in 2002, Vaco is now a nationwide family of 30 like-minded LLCs dedicated to developing long-term relationships, life-long careers and creative client solutions.
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    The Harding Art Show is excited to announce Snap Girls as a Platinum Sponsor of the 40th anniversary.
    Please join us in welcoming Snap Girls as a first-time sponsor of the Harding Art Show. Snap Girls will serve as an underwriter for the Saturday Family Festival, a fun event planned for May 2, in honor of the Art Show's 40th anniversary. This locally owned boutique has become a favorite of girls and moms alike. Located in Green Hills--Hill Center, Snap Girls specializes in casual, dress-code friendly to dressy apparel for girls sizes 4 to 16. Known for unique styles, great gifts and that extra-special customer service, Snap sets itself apart from the department stores. Don't have time to shop? You can call and request a "snap pack" to be delivered to your home for review. Over the years, the store has expanded to Birmingham and Seaside and has become a shopping staple. See what the girls are talking about and follow Snap on instagram @snapnashville

    Look for Snap Girls, offering temporary tattoos and a design-your-own-bracelet station, during the Saturday Family Festival of this year’s commemorative Art Show.

    Snap Girls
    4027 Hillsboro Pike
    Nashville, TN 37215
    facebook Snap Kids, Nashville TN
    instagram @snapnashville
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    The Harding Art Show is excited to announce YEAH! BURGER as a Platinum Sponsor of the 40th anniversary.
    YEAH! BURGER will launch its first Nashville location in Midtown this spring. Based in Atlanta, this family-friendly, fast-casual restaurant has been named one of Bon Appetit magazine’s Top 10 Favorite Burger Spots. The menu includes an array of organic burgers, salads, shakes, and monthly specials, and offers a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.  Its “build your own” burger menu, commitment to using natural and organic ingredients, and eco-friendly practices set this brand apart from other burger brands, making it the ideal feel-good destination for lunch, dinner, and after-school visits.  Follow YEAH! BURGER on Facebook to learn more about its grand opening in Nashville!
    YEAH! BURGER will proudly co-headline the Saturday Family Festival of this year’s commemorative Art Show with Snap Nashville.
    YEAH! BURGER (Opens Spring 2015)
    1907 Broadway
    Nashville, TN 37102 
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  • Van Mol Restoration Announced as Presenting Sponsor of the 40th Harding Art Show

    The Harding Art Show is thrilled to announce Van Mol Restoration as the Presenting Sponsor of our 40th anniversary Art Show. As both a current Harding parent of two daughters and a Harding alum, Derek Van Mol '88, founder of Van Mol Restoration, knows first hand how important the funds raised from the Art Show are to Harding Academy.

    Since its inception last year, the focus at Van Mol Restoration has been on turning houses into homes. With innovative design ideas and quality construction techniques, Derek and his team create the perfect ambiance for each family member to enjoy every moment--whether trying a new recipe in a renovated kitchen or hosting a dinner party in an outdoor living space. Their work enables clients to stay fully present and engaged in the memories that are being made in the home over the years.

    Please visit Van Mol Restoration at | @VMRestoration
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  • 2015 Harding Art Show Featured Artist

    The Harding Art Show is pleased to announce Lauren Ossolinski as its 40th Anniversary Featured Artist.

    Lauren is a Nashville native, Harding alum, and past Harding parent. She earned her B.F.A from Southern Methodist University in 1990. She spent many years on the creative side of the advertising industry writing for television, radio, and print. After becoming a full-time mom, she returned to painting for her creative release. Almost a decade ago, she took her first painting class, and was hooked.

    We are excited that she will be helping us celebrate the 40th anniversary!
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  • Harding Art Show 2015 40th Anniversary

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2015 Participating Artists (PDF)

  • Please Welcome the Artists of the 40th Harding Art Show.
    Please join us in welcoming over 70 artists to the Harding campus for the 40th Art Show, April 30, May 1 and May 2.  We are so excited to have many former artists returning this year as well as introducing our community to some new artists.  Mark your calendar now - and go ahead and find some wall space because you are going to want to buy lots of new art!!

Harding Academy

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