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On Exhibit: Althea Murphy-Price March 16–May 11, 2018

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Althea Murphy-Price’s work has been recognized for its unconventional approach to traditional printmaking techniques and content. Often manipulating manufactured synthetic and human hair, she emphasizes its role as embellishment as well as a

Call for Entries: Best of Tennessee Craft 2018 Exhibition

From Laurie Davis, Tennessee Craft – Tennessee Craft seeks entries for the Best of Tennessee Craft, a biennial exhibition designed to connect art collectors and craft enthusiasts with contemporary craft artists producing the most diverse, highest quality craft pieces available in Tennessee. Presented by Tennessee Craft – the state’s largest,

Memphis Artist Receives NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant

From Adriana Rios, Program Assistant, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures – Yancy Villa-Calvo, a Hispanic artist living in Memphis has been awarded a NALAC Fund for the Arts grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). NALAC recently announced its latest cohort

TN Artist to Receive 2018 NCECA Outstanding Achievement Award

From Fran Day, Communications Director, Arrowmont – Bill Griffith, Arrowmont’s current outreach and partnership liaison, will receive the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Outstanding Achievement Award on Friday, March 16, 2018. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have successfully completed

Nashville Artist Awarded State Fellowship, Competing for Southern Prize

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts, the organization advancing Southern vitality through the arts, has named nine visual artists from the South to receive State Fellowship awards of $5,000 each. The awarded artist from Tennessee is Vesna Pavlović. Pavlović (Serbia/US) obtained her MFA degree

Tennessee Craft 2018 Master Artists Apprentice Program

From Laurie Davis, Tennessee Craft – Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, offers its ninth year of the Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP) to open the door for emerging artists to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills from master craft artists. This year’s

Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due January 29

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Individual artists still have time to apply for an Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF). The application deadline is Monday, January 29, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. CST. The Fellowship provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by

IAF Winners on Exhibit at TN Arts Gallery

Sophie Glenn and Lydia Johnson: Crafting Contemporary Furniture and Ceramics January 19 – March 9, 2018 By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Last year, ceramicist Lydia Johnson and furniture maker Sophie Glenn both received Individual Artist Fellowships in craft

APSU’s CECA announces 2017-18 Tennessee Artist Fellow

By Charles Booth,  Assistant Director of Communication, APSU – The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”) is pleased to announce that Andrew Scott Ross, of Johnson City, is the 2017-18 recipient of the Tennessee Artist Fellowship. The CECA

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