New News.


I’m working on By-laws and Artist Agreement revisions today and will have a final proposal for changes to send to the members prior to the Annual Meeting. I welcome any comments or suggestions PRIVATELY at

In advance of the annual meeting, Board Self-nomination forms and Proxy Vote forms are available on the table in the lobby as are copies of current grants in process and current financial balance sheets.


Board Nominations


Proxy Form

To nominate yourself for one of two open Board positions, please download and fill out the above file and return it to by August 30, 2014.

To assign your proxy vote for the Annual Meeting, download and and fill out the Proxy Form above and return it to by September 10, 2014.

Members: The time has come to solicit new Board members. We have one, possibly two, at-large positions open. One is a 3-year appointment, one is a 2-year appointment. The bylaws were amended last year to require nominees to SELF NOMINATE, and mail their nomination form to the Board President ( at least 2 weeks prior to election. The nomination forms will be shared with the membership via email 2 weeks prior to election. The vote will take place at the annual meeting, during the Member Art Show — Saturday, September 13, 6 — 8 pm.. Proxy votes may be assigned at least 3 days before election according to the process detailed in the BYLAWS. You can find the BYLAWS detailing the nomination, proxy and election processes, as well as the self-nomination and proxy forms here.






Save up 15$ and join us after the Coffee Pot game on Halloween night for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.

RHS (as non-virgins call it) is a humorous, adult tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s,

This original stage version was the predecessor to the campy, classic film musical, and tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad, transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation — a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

No one under 18 will enter the castle without an adult guardian. Audience participation is encouraged and a participation package will be available.

This production features a live, rock band, backup vocalists, heavy use of special effects and area favorties in iconic roles: including Jenna Pryor, Aaron Brooks, Michael Adcock and Jonathan Higdon, John Pyka, Erica Petersen…and more!!!

Reserve your tickets and packages above!


prison arts

Safe Streets Arts ( and The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center present a unique exhibit of Art from the criminal justice system..

This one-of-a-kind exhibit  is open to the public, August 9 through August 30, 2014:
Th, Fr, Sa: 10 am — 4 pm

Community Reception: August 14, 11 am – 2 pm — Light food & drinks provided.

The Safe Streets Arts Foundation is an outgrowth of the Prisons Foundation, which has long sought to improve training and educational opportunities for men and women in prison. The discovery was made that no matter how much training and education are available to prisoners, they will not succeed without self esteem.

Participating in the arts while in prison helps inmates develop a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem, which are vital for a successful reintegration back into society. It also helps them convey their message through the art they create–an apology, a call for reconciliation, or a cry of innocence.

Safe Streets Arts support of imprisoned artists, writers and musicians includes providing them with critiques of their work, sending supplies to their prisons (including musical instruments), connecting inmates to mentors who will help them in prison and upon their release, and showcasing prisoner visual, dramatic and musical creations in our galleries and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. There is never a charge for their services. They are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, foundations and individual donors,

They seek to use the arts as a rehabilitative and therapeutic tool for men and women in prison, and more broadly as a means for others in the justice community to convey their ideas and feelings. Their Justice Arts Program at the Kennedy Center is presented as part of the Kennedy Center’s Page–to-Stage Festival embraces victims of crime, law enforcement officers, and corrections professionals in addition to the work of prisoners.

The proceeds from art sales at this exhibit will go towards inmate art supplies, restitution fees and financial obligations to victims’ funds, if any.

3 Days Only

3 Days Only

ON DISPLAY 3 DAYS ONLY: In the parlor through Saturday, Girl Scout Troop 2075,Daisies & Brownies Derby hats and Ann Smotherman’s High Fashion paper Dolls.

Hats by: Cara Burdick, Laila Cunningham, Cherish Fox, Gracie Marks, Shayna Moorehead, Kyra Pace, Kylie Stoner, Madison Stoner and Josellen Turrentine.

WInners are tagged.

Th — Sa, 10 am – 4 pm.