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Eleven Tennessee Artists Receive FY19 Individual Artist Fellowships

From Krishna Adams, Lee Baird and Suzanne Lynch, TN Arts – The Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline) who live and work in Tennessee.

The Gift and Mystery of Art

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to have been gifted two wonderful works by professional clay artist and professor, Vince Pitelka. Through his esteemed career, he has taught at the University of Massachusetts,

Thoughts From An Arts Commission Intern

From Aiden Layer, Intern, TN Arts Commission – Hello there! I’m a junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Human & Organizational Development and Studio Art, and for the past semester, I have had the great privilege of interning for the Tennessee Arts Commission. I chose

Borderless Arts to Perform in Cairo

By Lori Kissinger, Executive Director, Borderless Arts – Borderless Arts TN will be representing the United States at the Awladna International Forum for Arts for the Gifted April 27 through May 4 in Cairo, Egypt. The group is one of 23 invited groups from 31

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

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