Calligraphy Class for Beginners

Board Member Anita Zaccardi, retired Art teacher, will be offering a 4-session, Beginning Calligraphy class.

This is a progressive,, skills building class over four, hour-long sessions. April 9, 16, 23 and 30 (Wednesdays), from 10.15 to 11.15.

Cost for four classes is 40$.

Class minimum of 2. sign-up deadline, April 6 at 4 pm.

Materials cost if you do not have your own supplies — $15

Please register and pay your fees at



April Show & Reception

April Show & Reception


This Saturday, April 5, The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center opens its April exhibit in the Regional Art Museum by welcoming local watercolor artist Kay Foote and her guest, Philadelphia native Loretta Lee Edge.

The exhibit will be primarily watercolors and features a special presentation in the Member Gallery featuring Teaching Artist, Jenifer Redstreake and Franklin County Arts Guild favorite, Patricia Underwood.

There will be an artist reception from 5 — 7 pm at which light refreshments and drinks will be served. The artists will be available to discuss and sign their works which will be for sale.



March’s Free Class is sponsored by the Lilian Ashley Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

March features a magic workshop by Professional, Award-winning magician, John Pyka. John is also an actor, presenter and accomplished vocalist. He mixes his magic with character and theatricality.

He is perhaps best known for his alter-ego, Big Daddy Cool!

John will conduct two magic workshops with his students; one from 1.30 to 3, the other from 3.30 — 5.

Please call (931) 455-1234 or email ROBERT@TullahomaFineArtsCenter,org nto reserve your spot. Each section is limited to 20 participants,

John is the author of 3 books including Theatrical Magic, How To Produce Your Own Theater Show, and The Script!

The workshops are free to children who live in Section 8 housing or who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. Other participants are welcome to participate (adults as well) and are requested to make a donation of 15$.

JIM HOUSE, Drawing Class



Member artist Jim House will be teaching  two “Life Drawing” classes next week, March 20th and 21st, from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

These classes will focus on charcoal and newsprint and will feature a live model.

Each class will be $35 and students must be 14+ and have a serious interest in Art.

Call TFAC or email us to register for this class…

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TFAC’s Big PayBack: May 6 – 7, 2014 (6 am – 6 am, 24 hours only)! SAVE THE DATE…



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Big Payback is a community-wide online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on May 6, 2014. This 24-hour, online charitable giving day will help The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center raise much-needed, unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to their work in our community.


How it Works

For 24-hours beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6 to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, donors can step up and easily  make secure, unrestricted gifts to The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center.  The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will amplify your gifts to TFAC with incentives, bonuses and additional prizes for them.  It will be a race to the finish as TFAC competes for funding, prizes, incentives and bonuses against other nonprofits which serve Middle Tennessee’s 40-county area.  You can actively participate all day long and follow TFAC’s progress with interactive apps, games and a real-time leaderboard.

Why give?

Nonprofits play an essential role across our region – in health, arts, environment, education and social services. In today’s economic environment, these organizations need to accomplish much more with much less. Unrestricted donations raised for TFAC during The Big Payback will be a welcome and much needed source of funds.  The Community Foundation has created this special event to inspire community-wide giving at the neighborhood, city, county and regional levels; though donations will be accepted from worldwide sources.  It’s a special occasion to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and to support and apppreciation for TFAC’s work in our community. The Community Foundation will increase  your gifts made to TFAC during The Big Payback  by offering TFAC incentives and awards and will help TFAC qualify for additional special prizes and bonuses.

Who can make a donation through The Big Payback?

Individuals, foundations and businesses may participate. Businesses are encouraged to publicize The Big Payback,  allow their employees to donate during business hours, and match their employees’ charitable giving to TFAC at the end of the day.

How can I make a donation?

Go to anytime during the 24-hour challenge period (from 6:00 a.m. on May 6, 2014 to 6:00 a.m. on May 7, 2014) and use your credit or debit card to donate a gift to TFAC.  Please note that The Big Payback is a program of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, therefore, your credit/debit card statement will read The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee next to your donation amount.

Can I make a donation using my tablet or smart phone?

Yes. Our technology provider has a “mobile optimized platform” that will make it easy to make a gift on using your tablet or smart phone.

What are the minimum and maximum donation amounts?

The minimum donation amount is $10. There is no maximum donation.

Can my donation be refunded?

No, however, If you make a typing error while making a contribution to TFAC during The Big Payback, contact The Community Foundation at 615-321-4939 to correct the error.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Donations are 100% tax deductible. Once you make a donation, you will immediately receive an email from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee confirming your tax-deductible gift. Please save the email for your records and for tax purposes.

How much of the donation does the nonprofit receive?

All donations will be paid to TFAC as a net total of credit card transaction minus processing fees paid to vendors. The full transaction fee is approximately 6%.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will administer the, but will take no fees. The Foundation is providing The Big Payback event as a community service to TFAC at no charge.

Does The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee receive any portion of the donation given to my selected nonprofits?

No, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee does not assess a fee on the donations or keep a percentage of what is donated to TFAC.  The Community Foundation has partnered with Kimbia, Inc., a technology company, to create the giving platform. Kimbia assesses a fee of 2.99% per transaction.

What forms of donations are accepted?

Only credit card donations (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) received during the 24-hour period will appear on the The Big Payback leaderboard. Cash or check donations will be accepted, but won’t be listed on the leaderboard and will not advance TFAC towards winning the event or gaining incentives, awards, prizes or bonuses. Cash or check donations must be delivered to The Big Payback headquarters at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee office (3383 Cleghorn Ave., Nashville, TN 37215) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 6.

Is my gift safe and secure?

Yes. is powered by Kimbia and is a secure PCI-Level 1 compliant site for charitable donations.  Please click here to read Kimbia’s Privacy Policy.

How will I be recognized as a donor?

You will receive an immediate thank you and tax receipt via email from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. TFAC will also thank you and let you know how your donations will be used to make a difference for them. You may choose to be anonymous. Anonymous donors will receive a thank you letter and tax receipt from The Community Foundation, but to maintain confidentiality,  your identity will not be revealed to The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center.

Who may I contact if I have other questions?

Please call The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at 615-321-4939 or email




February’s exhibit in The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center’s Regional Art Museum features Three Southern Women: Tullahoma’s Annie Rone, Chattanooga’s Beth Gumnick and Atlanta’s Pami Ciliax.

THREE SOUTHERN WOMEN is sponsored by Fast Jacks.

The exhibit will continue through February 28  MARCH 22 and is available for viewing during regular business hours (T — TH, 9 — 2 and F 12 — 4) or by special appointment

Annie is a Tullahoma native and owns The Painted House, where she teaches Art to children and adults. Annie is the former Director of The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, who welcomes her return as a featured artist.

Beth is a Drama teacher at Baylor in Chattanooga. She is a self-taught artist who use acrylic paint on “recycled” wood. Her work is featured in many East Tennessee galleries. TFAC is excited to introduce her art to the Middle Tennessee audience.

Pami’s paintings capture and translate what she feels about an object, landscape or idea looks like rather than what she see. She holds a BFA in Art from Stephens College in Missouri. She has traveled the United States, but this will be her first visit to Tullahoma

All three have very different styles and work in different mediums, but animals feature heavily in all of their works.

Please join us for the reception to celebrate the works of these THREE SOUTHERN WOMEN.

TFAC is an ADA and Title VI compliant facility. Please contact the Center at (931) 455-1234 for further information.