Month: June 2009

Art After Hours and the July Art Crawl

posted by – 06/27/09 @ 11:28am

We are pleased to be participating in the Art After Hours which will take place every first Thursday of the month. We will stay open from 5-8pm, so if your weekend plans will keep you from attending the art crawl, no worries! You can stop by on Thursday and won’t miss the show.

Another very important note, the art crawl will not take place on July 4th because of the holiday. It has been postponed to July 11th, and will feature work by Donny Smutz and Craig Dongoski. This will be the closing reception, so be sure to come out and see the show everyone is talking about! Have a safe and fun holiday, and we will see everyone at the next art crawl!

Smutz hopes his Paintings Provoke Thought

posted by – 06/23/09 @ 2:48pm

An article about Donny Smutz was featured in The Tennessean on Sunday, June 21st.

Meet One of our New Artists: Todd Alexander

posted by – 06/23/09 @ 1:39pm


We are pleased to represent a new artist, Todd Alexander. He is extremely talented, and uses a very unique and interesting process when making work. You can read more about Todd and his process in an article by Taylor Arnold at:

Upcoming Interview with Donny Smutz

posted by – 06/16/09 @ 2:07pm

Keep an eye out for a feature interview with Donny in The Tennessean by Art and Entertainment writer, Will Ayers, on Sunday, June 21st.

Troika Slashing

posted by – 06/16/09 @ 11:33am

At a 2008 exhibition in Nashville, a painting by Donny Smutz was slashed with a box-cutter by someone who thought the work was blasphemous.  Here is footage from the show.

New Art Work

posted by – 06/13/09 @ 2:25pm

This week I photographed a ton of new art from Craig Dongoski, Gary Oglander, and Todd Alexander. They all have very stunning and distinct styles. Take a look at all the new work under the Artists tab.

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Welcome to the Tinney Contemporary Blog!

posted by – 06/11/09 @ 6:48pm

We are pleased to announce our very first blog! Last Saturday was the art crawl which featured Donny Smutz’s new work. He is amazingly talented, and his work attracted a very large crowd. We also have new work from Craig Dongoski. Many of Craig’s pieces are intricate line drawings which are truly mesmerizing.

We unveiled a controversial piece by Donny titled .Gov which was watched the entire night by a security guard. The piece caught the attention of everyone including a few protesters who stood outside the gallery holding signs. I snapped a few photos of the protesters, so check them out on our Exhibition page.

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the show. If you missed it, don’t worry. Donny and Craig’s work will be up until July 11th. The gallery is open Tues-Sat from 10-5.