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Tennessee Craft – Northeast

Tennessee Craft – Northeast

About the Chapter

Tennessee Craft – Northeast serves a variety of artists in the Tri-Cities area. This chapter plans and implements innovative events allowing its members to show their work to members of the community and collectors. From networking events with galleries and retailers to window displays in downtown locations to booths at the National Storytelling Festival, each chapter event is designed to raise the profile of the talented artist living in northeast Tennessee.

Meetings are held throughout the year and feature rich content to help members grow their fine craft businesses. This chapter welcomes artists from the following counties to participate in meetings and events: Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington

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Chapter Leadership

Upcoming events/meetings

October Meeting
October 24 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Strawberry Fields Club House
Annual meeting

August Meeting
August 29 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
ETSU Campus, Ball Hall, Room 415
Photographing your own art with Wayne Dyer. Please bring any examples of your own photos for critique and ideas for taking better quality photographs. A short business meeting will follow the presentation.

Summer Craft 2017
Exhibition Dates:
June 19 – July 21, 2017
Opening Reception:
June 24, 3-5 pm
Reece Museum

October Meeting
When: October 25 at 6:30pm
Where: ArtCurious at 2362 Boones Creek Road, Johnson City, TN
Topic: Please join us for our October chapter meeting to be held at Aleta Chandler’s new gallery: ArtCurious! Kathy Richards will be discussing business practices and will be available for questions following her presentation.  Additional agenda items include discussion of jurying guidelines, an update on the 2017 Carousel Fine Craft Show, along with discussion about a possible Holiday Craft Show to replace the former Johnson City Arts Council holiday event. We will also have reviews of the recent Chapter events, including Storytelling, Fine Art in the Park, and Tennessee Craft Week.

August Meeting
When: August 30 at 6:30pm
Where: Carroll Reese Museum in Johnson City
Topic: We will have 2 professional branding photographers do a quick presentation on what they do, what services they provide and offer to either help teach or photograph members’ work. Then we will have Randy Sanders docent the Best of Tennessee show which will help our member-docents see how it is done.

June Meeting & Picnic
When: Tuesday, June 28 at 5pm-9pm
Where: Eastman Picnic Area, Shelter #9 on Bays Mountain
What: Bring a covered dish and BYOB (alcohol or other). The chapter will provide a spiral ham, ice, unsweetened tea, dishes, napkins, cups and utensils. There will be a short meeting starting at 6:15 pm. A program on raptors will be presented at 5:30pm by Doreen Read  and door prizes! We will have sign up sheets for: docents for Best of Tennessee, display case at Best of Tennessee, Storytelling booth, Art in the Park, Fall Fair, places at Welcome centers.

April Meeting
When: April 26 at 6:30pm
Where: Renaissance Center in Kingsport | (Room 228) 1200 E Center St, Kingsport, TN 37660
Topic: We will be discussing the Carousel Fine Craft Show, along with some new and continuing opportunities for demonstrating and selling our crafts.

March Event – Workshop: Taking Photos of Your Artwork with What You Have on Hand!
When: March 5 from 1-3pm
Where: Art in the Heart of Kingsport, 246 Board Street
Details: Price is $20. Contact gallery at 423-480-9702 or to sign up for class and to get more info.

February Meeting
When: February 23 at 6:30pm, volunteers arrive at 6:00pm to set up
Where: Clubhouse located in the subdivision of Strawberry Field located at 103 Sugar Mill Drive, Johnson City, TN
Link to Google Map
Topic: Randy Sanders  will be our main speaker and will be going over what needs to be done for Best Of Tennessee  Show at Reece Museum. Also we will be updating members about up-and-coming Carousel Show (Kingsport) in March-­volunteer needs, times, tickets, etc

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