The TFAC staff has had a busy and productive month which has culminated in a successful and productive meeting of the Center’s Board of Directors on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Paramount on the Board Agenda is preparation for the 145th Traveling Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society Show which will be on display from April 13, 2013 through May 11, 2013. TFAC Director, Annie Rone, has been successful in recruiting Blood Assurance as the Corporate Sponsor for this event while the staff has been busy in securing a broad range of marketing options for this event. Posters have been printed and distributed to Middle Tennessee Art Venues and area businesses to promote the show. TFAC will be the last stop on this national show and the only Tennessee venue selected to display the featured and award-winning watercolor paintings. Exhibit hours will be from 9:00 – 5:00 Tuesday – Friday and 10:00 – 4:00 on Saturdays. The Center will host two separate receptions for the American Watercolor Exhibit – the opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on April 13th and Sunday reception will be held on April 21st from 1-5 p.m. A donation of $ 10 is strongly suggested. Exhibit books will be available at a cost of $ 20/each.
The American Watercolor Society is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America. Seven venues were selected in the United States for the 2012/2013 Exhibition with shows in Alabama, Texas and Colorado in 2012 and California, Texas and Florida earlier in 2013 before ending this tour in Tullahoma.
Information on how to join or support the American Watercolor Society is available on the website at www.americanwatercolorsociety.org.
Blood Assurance, the 2013 Show Sponsor, is a non-profit regional blood center serving Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama committed to providing a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood components in their service area. Blood Assurance has been an active corporate contributor in the communities they serve. Their generous sponsorship of the AWS Travelling Exhibition is greatly appreciated.
The TFAC Board asks all our members to show their reciprocal support of Blood Assurance by participating in their upcoming annual community blood drive, the Mash Bash, to be held at Northgate Mall in Tullahoma on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Blood Assurance has set a goal of 100 donors for this event.
This year, in preparation of the AWS Exhibit, a Volunteer orientation workshop will be conducted by Robert Allen of the TFAC staff. This one-hour workshop will be held at the Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. All volunteers are asked to register for one session. Additionally, members and volunteers will converge on the Center grounds for a pre-opening grounds work-day on Friday, April 5, 2013. All who wish to participate are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a festive work ethic to share in the celebration of spring and the first spring planting project at TFAC.
The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center would like to invite you to view the American Watercolor Society traveling exhibition. Our dates for the show will be Saturday, April 13 until Saturday, May 11.
Special hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday from 9-5 and Saturdays from 10-4.
Sunday, April 21, a reception will be held at the TFAC.
This Saturday (March 9) from 6pm-8pm we will be kicking off our month-long Textile, Fiber and Clay Arts Exhibit. The following artist will be featured at this opening :Eva Berg, Helen Harris, Linda Kay White, Becky Childress, Thelma “Fuffy” Bearden, and Joan McClure.
Stop by this Saturday to meet these artists and see their work!
John Crawford will be performing!
This event is sponsored by Grady Mac Denim. Thank you for your support of the Arts!
Kay Foote was born in Iola, KS, and grew up in Davenport, IA. where her grade school art teacher inspired her to try different art forms. She won several art awards during those years including the opportunity to attend the Davenport Art Gallery for private instruction. She continued to pursue her interest in art throughout school, including Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS. In her early 20s she took private lessons in Lynchburg, VA, Bluefield, WV and Lake Saint Louis, MO before her life got busy with raising a family and work.
Upon retiring, Kay again returned to her love of art and at that time concentrated on watercolor and mixed media. She has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to take workshops from many nationally-known watercolorists through her participation in the Cape Coral, FL Art League, Lake Tellico Art Guild and the Little Tennessee Artists group. Since moving to Tullahoma this spring, she has enjoyed being involved in the TFAC.
Linda Overton Heath was born in Hasings Kent, the site of the Battle of the Roses. Her style, is what she calls “Oriental Contemporary”. While she has very little knowledge of art history, she believes that her trips to the Royal Pavilion with her father many years ago planted the seeds for her current body of work. She studied at Brighton College of Art for four years, focusing on applied technique and developing an interest in portrature. After her graduation, she studied for six months in Frankfurt, Germany. Shortly after she returned to Britain, she emigrated to the United States. She married and turned her creative energies to raising her two daughters and volunteer work.
Ms. Overton Heath has only recently begun publicly exhibiting her work. She did not realize there would be an interest in her work until friends pressed her to enter an art show in Huntsville, Alabama where she won an award. That coupled with an overwhelmingly positive public response convinced her to give her work a broader audience.
This show is sponsored by Hanson Realty and Auction Co, Inc. THANK YOU!
Tennessee Backroad’s Heritage & the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center are joining together for the King’s birthday party! Artists Miz Thang and Darlene Shadden will be showcasing their fabulous artwork as we cut the cake and celebrate Elvis’s birthday! Also, we are pleased to announce that Jacob Gray will be our performing Elvis! Anyone else wanting to dress up as Elvis or in “period attire,” will be entered to win a piece of artwork! Please join us!!! Entry to party is FREE!
Saturday, January 12th from 6 to 8!
Clark Walker :: Clark Walker, who was born in Selma, Alabama, has been painting since he was a child. After high school he studied with late Montgomery artist Charles Shannon. Later, he left the Capital City to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. While there, he studied with Ben Shahn and Jack Levine. Clark describes his work as “abstract with a representational twist.” His figurative paintings display graceful and serene individuals lost in contemplation. “These are mostly imaginary people, but at the same time, they seem like someone you know.”
Melissa Tubbs :: Melissa B. Tubbs has been creating finely-detailed pen-and-ink drawings of architectural subjects for 20 years. Her works document buildings and their ornamentation in order to preserve them for future generations. She is a firm believer in the proverb “The wise man preserves that which he values and celebrates that which he preserves.” Form, line, and light have more emphasis in black and white, perfect for rendering architectural elements. She is interested in conveying the depth created by the contrast of bright light and cast shadows. The woodcuts of Albrecht Durer and the wood engravings of Barry Moser have influenced her pen-and-ink work.
Larry Wilson :: Larry Wilson was raised in Alabama but now resides in Georgia. He has worked many jobs throughout his life, including buying and selling land and raising cattle. At 50, Larry got “his hands in mud and couldn’t ever get ‘em out.” He says that making his clay forms gives him a feeling that he just can’t explain. “The Lord has just blessed me with it.” His self-taught art is “sold up” at almost every market and show he attends. Wilson’s wife and daughter help him with his exploding business. From monkies and alligators to Santa riding pigs, Larry’s God-given talent can not help but put a smile on your face.
Come meet the artists, November 17th from 6-8 pm
Sponsored by Appletons Creative Framers - THANK YOU!!