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Tennessee Craft Tennessee Craft (formerly TACA) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, developing and promoting crafts and craftspeople.

Founded in 1965, Tennessee Craft (formerly TACA) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, developing and promoting crafts and craftspeople in Tennessee. Through the use of craft fairs, Tennessee Craft works to expose the residents of Tennessee to the art of fine craft, while providing a forum for creative and personal expression for the artists.

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EAST TENNESSEE ARTISTS: Have you joined your local chapter? Need to get reacquainted or reinvolved? Tennessee Craft - No...
06/27/2022

EAST TENNESSEE ARTISTS: Have you joined your local chapter? Need to get reacquainted or reinvolved? Tennessee Craft - Northeast Chapter and Tennessee Craft - East both have fun meetings planned for Tuesday, June 28th. Join the Northeast Chapter at Strawberry Field Clubhouse in Johnson City at 6:00pm or the East Chapter at Boyd's Jig and Reel in Knoxville at 6:30pm. Find your local chapter and more info on their plans on the chapter pages at: tennesseecraft.org/members/chapters/.

Tennessee Craft is being supported, in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

THREE WEEKS left to apply to exhibit in the Tennessee Craft Fall Fair! It’s hot out there now, but October brings us qui...
06/24/2022

THREE WEEKS left to apply to exhibit in the Tennessee Craft Fall Fair! It’s hot out there now, but October brings us quite possibly the best weather we have all year. Don’t miss it! Tent Circle apps are due July 15. EMT apps are due August 12. See tennesseecraft.org/events/Craft-fairs (links in bio).

Proposals for Tennessee Craft’s introductory Black craft history project are due in three weeks (7/15). Find out more ab...
06/23/2022

Proposals for Tennessee Craft’s introductory Black craft history project are due in three weeks (7/15). Find out more about the project and how to apply at: tennesseecraft.org/communityengag#tncraft.



This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Summertime means bountiful craft workshops! Tennessee Craft members are participating in Summer Study Scholarship-funded...
06/21/2022

Summertime means bountiful craft workshops! Tennessee Craft members are participating in Summer Study Scholarship-funded workshops at , and, pictured here, . What will you learn this summer?

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Workshops going on this week:

"Pottery Boot Camp" by Audry Deal-McEver
"Introduction to Bladesmithing: Hidden-Tang Kitchen Knife" taught by Addison de Lisle
"Rings 360°" taught by Timothy Lazure
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If you're interested in taking a workshop or gifting one to a friend or family member, visit www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/workshops or give us a call! All info in our bio.

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Amplifying the creative voices of Tennessee’s Black artists this Juneteenth. Thank you to  for letting us be a part of t...
06/19/2022

Amplifying the creative voices of Tennessee’s Black artists this Juneteenth. Thank you to for letting us be a part of the awesome Block Party yesterday. Artists made sales and connections in the community! 🎨🎆🌟🎇Thanks to artistic partners and and especially juror Evan Brown at . Looking for to future collaborations!

This project was supported, in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Tennessee Craft is honored to partner with , , and  to present the first Black on Buchanan Art & Craft Show as part of T...
06/18/2022

Tennessee Craft is honored to partner with , , and to present the first Black on Buchanan Art & Craft Show as part of The Equity Alliance's Black on Buchanan Block Party. Join us to elevate Black visual arts and celebrate freedom, Saturday, June 18 at Buchanan & 11th Avenue in Nashville.

We are saddened to share the passing of Rick Murray on Monday, June 13. Rick was a decades-long member of Tennessee Craf...
06/16/2022

We are saddened to share the passing of Rick Murray on Monday, June 13. Rick was a decades-long member of Tennessee Craft and Tennessee Craft Fair artist exhibitor, and he served as a Master Wood Artist in the 2020-2021 Master Artist Apprentice Program. Rick was originally from Knoxville but lived and worked along the Nolichucky River in Erwin, Tennessee, for most of his life. He will be fondly remembered by the Tennessee Craft community.

You can read more about Rick in his obituary, and share your memories and condolences online: https://www.erwinrecord.net/obituaries/richard-rick-evans-murray/

Tennessee independent craft artists who would like to try out the high-caliber fine craft fair sales model should apply ...
06/15/2022

Tennessee independent craft artists who would like to try out the high-caliber fine craft fair sales model should apply to the Emerging Makers Tent for the Fall Fair (October 7, 8 & 9). Applications are due by August 12th. Message with questions. Overview and application online at: https://tennesseecraft.org/emergingmakerstent

If you're in East Tennessee this month, check out 'Art is Our Voice,' a celebration of Black visual art and artists, now...
06/10/2022
UMOJA, new art gallery collaborate for Juneteenth show through June 26

If you're in East Tennessee this month, check out 'Art is Our Voice,' a celebration of Black visual art and artists, now through June 26th. Organized by UMOJA JOHNSON CITY, TN and sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission, this remarkable group show is open weekdays 10-4 and Saturdays 10-2:30 at the new Fischman Gallery.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Jakeith Hairston stood before a large painting in his hometown Saturday, reflecting on art, culture and a Johnson City that had just shown tremendous interest in a show…

The deadline to apply to exhibit in the Fall Fair is five weeks away! This is a treasured and well-attended event with n...
06/09/2022

The deadline to apply to exhibit in the Fall Fair is five weeks away! This is a treasured and well-attended event with national eligibility. Find more info at: tennesseecraft.org/events/craft-fairs/

We love our volunteers! If you volunteered with Tennessee Craft in the past 12 months, check your email for an invitatio...
06/08/2022

We love our volunteers! If you volunteered with Tennessee Craft in the past 12 months, check your email for an invitation to join us on Wednesday, June 15, for a Volunteer Garden Party at Audry Deal-McEver‘s studio. We will have a taco bar, free drinks, and lots of fun!



Tennessee Craft is being supported, in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

We’re excited that Evan Brown, gallery manager and curator of  will be the Guest Juror at  Juneteenth Block Party: Black...
06/07/2022

We’re excited that Evan Brown, gallery manager and curator of will be the Guest Juror at Juneteenth Block Party: Black on Buchanan Art & Craft Show. If you want to see some of the best visual and fine art by Black artists in our region, check them out. New opening this Saturday, June 11th. And we’ll see you at the Art & Craft Show next Saturday, June 18th!

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Apply online by Monday at: theequityalliance.org.   with ・・・Juneteenth is only two short weeks away, and we can’t wait t...
06/04/2022

Apply online by Monday at: theequityalliance.org.

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Juneteenth is only two short weeks away, and we can’t wait to see all y’all faces down at the turn up at our Black on Buchanan Block Party to celebrate 🎉🎉.

But first, we gotta get a few things in order. The application to participate in the Art and Craft Fair has been extended to June 6, 2022 by 11:59 CST.

🗣🗣: We’re callin for all them talented folks out there to show us what you got. We’re talkin painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, and everyone else in between to show us your stuff!! The Arts and Craft Fair is an incredible opportunity to showcase your art and really connect with members of the community. Don’t be shy now, APPLY TODAY!!! 📆🔥🔥

📍: Visit the links in our bio for more information✌🏾✌🏾.

Visiting Sewanee/Monteagle this weekend or a weekend in June? Don’t miss the Spring Show at Locals at Sewanee, a delight...
05/28/2022

Visiting Sewanee/Monteagle this weekend or a weekend in June? Don’t miss the Spring Show at Locals at Sewanee, a delightful and well-curated craft art gallery featuring many members, including the masterful !

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Corgi bronze sculpture by Locals artist Jeanie Stephenson, available online and in gallery Noon to 5, Thursday - Saturday.

Info session on Tuesday! Register online at centerforcraft.org.   with ・・・Interested in applying for the Craft Archive F...
05/27/2022

Info session on Tuesday! Register online at centerforcraft.org.

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Interested in applying for the Craft Archive Fellowship? Register for our free virtual info session on Tuesday, May 31 at 3-4 pm ET, where you can learn more about the opportunity and ask questions of your own.
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Can’t make it? No problem. We’ll share the recording after the session.
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Visit the link in our bio to learn more and register.
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Graphics by Manuel Miranda Practice

05/27/2022
Community Engagement & Collaborations Panel

We joined a panel led by the Midstate Chapter today on artistic community engagement and collaboration with Shaun Giles (Frist Art Museum); Mark Schlicher (Friends of the William Edmondson Homesite, Park & Gardens); and Jessica Williams (The Equity Alliance). Learn more about partnering for maximum community impact in 2022!

Apply and/or share this showcase and emerging artist opportunity for Black visual artists on June 18th: tinyurl.com/boba...
05/24/2022

Apply and/or share this showcase and emerging artist opportunity for Black visual artists on June 18th: tinyurl.com/bobacs.

The Black on Buchanan Art & Craft Show is organized by with support from , and .

The Appalachian Center for Craft is seeking a Programs Manager to oversee workshops and educational outreach. If you or ...
05/24/2022

The Appalachian Center for Craft is seeking a Programs Manager to oversee workshops and educational outreach. If you or someone you know has a background in managing arts-related public programs, check out: https:// jobs.tntech.edu/postings/14118

Calling all Experts! We are always working to expand the voices, talents and perspectives of the jurors, master artists ...
05/23/2022

Calling all Experts! We are always working to expand the voices, talents and perspectives of the jurors, master artists and craft professionals that guide our programs. Have a recommendation? Let us know at https://tennesseecraft.org/about/communityengagement/referrals/.

Pictured (clockwise from top left): Master Artist Rick Cannon ; Master Artist Jackie Schlicher ; Best of TN Craft Guest Jurors Annabeth Dooley and Peter Baldaia; Master Artist Jeanne Brady .brady and Apprentice Christa Schoenbrodt .

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2423 Eugenia Avenue
Nashville, TN
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(615) 736-7600

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Tennessee Craft Champions the Local Fine Craft Movement across the state.

Tennessee Craft champions the local fine craft movement by supporting growth and creative expression for all artists, building a platform for high-quality craftsmanship and reinforcing the importance of fine craft for the entire community. As a nonprofit, we rely on the help of our talented members, supportive donors, committed sponsors and selfless volunteers to serve creators and the community.

We take pride in Tennessee’s craft heritage. Since 1965 we have preserved and advanced the rich history and tradition of Tennessee craft. Grounded in our state’s handmade heritage, we offer multiple stages for today’s makers to showcase their work to those engaged in the fine arts community. One-of-a-kind work shines at our spring and fall Craft Fairs, Biennial Exhibitions showcasing the best of Tennessee Craft, community demonstrations, professional development workshops, the Master Artist Apprentice Program and more.

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What's the word on the spring fair? Is it still on?
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Hey TN CRAFT artists and fans: Jerry's Artarama in East Nashville was hit badly in the tornado. When things settle down, please stop by to purchase art/craft supplies and thank them for being one of our loyal sponsors.
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Calling all craft vendors and fine artists! The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 37th Annual Main Street Festival is now accepting applications through February 20th!

This festival on April 25-26, 2020 typically brings around 100,000 people to downtown Franklin, Tennessee.

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