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Tennessee Craft – Southwest

Tennessee Craft – Southwest

Tennessee Craft – Southwest (formerly MACA) covers Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties, and is open to everyone interested in fine craft from the beginner to the most accomplished. Artists, students, gallery owners, schools, guilds, co-ops and appreciators are welcome to join. This active chapter is committed to promoting local craft. Shoppers and collectors find our work at craft fairs, trunk shows, art galleries and museums. Member meetings with guest speakers and various outings help individuals succeed and find support in our region.

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Visit the Chapter’s website where you can find more information on events and artists in the region.

Chapter Leadership

Upcoming events/meetings

Board Meeting
Date: Second Monday of each month
Time: 6 pm
Location: Frederique Zindy’s home
Topic: Tennessee Craft-Southwest Board meeting will be held to work out details for upcoming events/meetings.

SUMMER Member Workshop: Fine Silver Metal Clay with Brandy Boyd
Date: July 8th
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: BMB Designs, 6266 Stage Road, Bartlett
Description: This class is an introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay. You will create at least one finished piece of fine silver jewelry. Class fee includes 4 hours of classroom time, 10 grams of fine silver clay, kiln firing, and finishing. All tools and supplies are provided for use in class. Limited to 8 spots (overflow class possible if demand warrants).

FALL Member Workshop: Bringing your artwork into the digital age with Brandy Boyd
Date: September 2017 (exact date TBD)
Location: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Description: This class will touch on common obstacles that artists encounter when they attempt to showcase their work on the web. FREE admission for Members.

Upcoming shows:

Crosstown ‘Clectic 2017
Show Dates: August 25-26
Location: Crosstown Arts
Artist Set-up: August 25, 1-4 pm
Reception: August 25, 5-8 pm
Show: August 26, 11 am – 5 pm
Tear Down and Clean-up: August 26, 5-7 pm

Tennessee Craft Art Harvest
Date: October 7
Location: Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 South Cooper Street, Memphis
Artist Set-up: 8:30-11 am
Show: 11 am – 5 pm
Tear Down and Clean-up: 5-7 pm

Past events/meetings

Tennessee Craft-Southwest Brunch and Member Meeting
Date: March 25,2017
Location: Mildred Schiff’s home
Attendees: 19

Memphis Fine Craft Rendezvous

While attendance was down drastically from last year, our participating artists realized $3,000 in sales. We will do another show next year March 8-9, 2018 and will have booths and demonstrations.


Jewish Community Center Collaborations Show
This annual show was held the month of February at the Memphis Jewish Community and was very successful. We had approximately 200 attendees at our opening reception and sold approximately $3000 of art. Our show in 2018 will occur in April.




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