Call to Artists for the 13th Annual Tomato Art Show!

~~~ Artist Application ~~~

Once again, the time has come to pay homage to that fabulous vegetable/fruit, the TOMATO!

This year is the Tomato Art Fest’s 13th year anniversary, and we plan to astound the tomato loving world with our Tomato Art Show in East Nashville, Tennessee! To do this, we need your help…

Please help us celebrate the tomato by saying, “Yes – I want to make tomato art!

The 13th annual Tomato Art Fest is set for August 13, 2016. Last year the festival drew nearly 50,000 people to East Nashville, and we always seem to always garner plenty of national attention along with bringing in the locals.

We hope that you will be compelled to create tomato-inspired artwork to fill the walls of our gallery and add another level of greatness to this already remarkable event.

Holiday Art Show and Open House


2015 holiday open house
Holiday Art Show
November 27 – December 24, 2015

Perfect for the holiday shopper looking for an original gift!

Art and Artisan crafts arriving daily!

Join Us For the Opening Reception
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, 6pm ~ 9pm

Art & Invention Gallery has Extended Holiday Hours!
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am ~ 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am ~ 7:00pm
Sunday:  11:00am ~ 6:00pm

The 2015 Tomato Art!

Enjoy this year’s crop of the finest home-grown fruit and vegetable art!

The winners of the juried art show are listed below!

Best of Show – Tim Hooper/Tommy Tomatohead
Festival Spirit – Bridget Wietlisbach/Reflections on an East Bank
Best Use of Humor – Connie Schwarz/Fried Green Tomatoes
Best Emerging Fruit of Vegetable – Claire Maher/Series of 4 Bugs with Fruit and Vegetables
Most Inventive – Ted Nunes/Teddy Tomato (Ventriloquist Dummy)
Heirloom – Elizabeth Foster/The Balanced Meal
Honorable Mention – Sarah Kaufman/Hauling it Home
Honorable Mention – Danielle Duer/Making Pretty
Honorable Mention – Maribeth Wright/Goat Series
Honorable Mention – John Cannon/Tomato Witness Protection Program
Honorable Mention – Jennifer Walker/The Phone Booth


Click on any image for better viewing; or click an image to start a slideshow! Each image lists the name of the artist and title of the piece.