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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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Chapter Leadership

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Tennessee Craft – Southwest Board Meeting
Dates: Third Monday of each month
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Frederique Zindy’s home
Topic: Tennessee Craft – Southwest Board meeting will be held to work out details for upcoming events/meetings.


Spring Member Meeting
Date: March 8, 2020
Time: 1:00-3:00pm

NEW!! Our Spring meeting will include a supply/equipment surplus sale. If you are a current member and have any display items, art supplies, or equipment that you’d like to sell to another artist, bring it along (including photos of oversized items) to the meeting! Sales transactions will be made individually among artists…we just ask that you donate 10% to Tennessee Craft–Southwest. In addition, Tennessee Craft–Southwest has some items for sale that have been in storage. These include display items, packaging, and administrative items.

Also for our meeting, Rick Cannon and Nancy LaPlace will briefly share their scholarship experiences from 2019. In addition, we’ll discuss the final details of the upcoming Collaborations show and Angela Schneider will be on hand to help with the *application process if needed. The meeting will be at the home of Mary Bartholomew in Davies Plantation. Bring along a dish to share, and don’t forget a piece of your work for show-and-tell.
*NOTE: Applications for Collaborations will NOT be accepted after this meeting on March 8th.


Collaborations Exhibition
Date: April 3-29, 2020; Opening Reception: Sunday, April 5, 1:00-3:00pm
Facebook Event Details
The 2020 Collaborations show will be throughout the month of April at the Memphis Jewish Community Center. Members pair up with artists of another medium, put their creative minds together, and come up with some incredibly amazing pieces! We have a great list of participants and would love to see your name added! Email Angela Schneider by January 28th your intent to participate in Collaborations 2020. Final Collaborations Application and Artist Profile will be due March 8. ***IMPORTANT…Be sure to download these files to your computer and save before filling them out. If you do not, all the information you input will be lost.***


WKNO Fine Craft Showcase
Date: July 2020
Last year’s event was a huge success with 25 Tennessee Craft SW artists participating! 2020 is going to be even better!!! The theme for the 2020 Fine Craft Showcase is “The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire & Water.” Let your creative planning begin! Watch for further details.


Past Events/Meetings

January Member Meeting
Date: January 28, 2020
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Pyro’s Pizza meeting room, 2035 Union Ave
Sharron Barrett shared her experiences from the course she took with her Summer Study Scholarship in 2019, and Mary Bartholomew discussed her quarterly scholarship. We also had a quick “show-and-tell,” and enjoyed pizza!

Tennessee Craft – Southwest Holiday Party
Date: December 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Katie Dann’s Home
A potluck celebration of the season, including a brief meeting to vote on our 2020 Chapter Board and discuss member meeting/workshop topics for 2020. We had an “Artsy Elf” gift exchange… swapping wrapped gifts representative of our work, and taking home a piece from one of our fellow artists!!!

Tennessee Craft-Southwest and Belltower Artisans Fight Hunger
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Location: Belltower Artisans, 549 S Highland, Memphis (see map)

Tennessee Craft- Southwest in partnership with Memphis’ Belltower Artisans hosted a makers’ event in support of the Memphis Empty Bowls Project.

The event was a creative group gathering of 9 members and 2 non-members focused on producing soup bowls to be donated to the upcoming Empty Bowls charity event. Proceeds from #theemptybowl project are used to fight hunger throughout the Mid-South.

This #TNCraftWeek2019 event was presented in partnership with Tennessee Vacation #madeintn as part of American Craft Week.


Tennessee Craft – Southwest Member Workshop
Date: August 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Pyro’s Pizza meeting room
“Selling Online” workshop featuring a panel of members with successful online businesses. In addition to the panel, 13 members and 1 non-member attended.


Weave a Scarf in a Day!
Location: Angela Schneider’s Studio, Bartlett, TN
Susan Chrietzberg, Nancy Laplace & Rose Conway joined Angela for her “Scarf in a Day” workshop.


Collaborations 2019
Dates: May 3 – May 31
Location: Memphis Jewish Community Center; 6560 Poplar Ave.
A month-long show featured the collaborative art of Tennessee Craft members. Two or more artists of different mediums worked together to produce incredible multi-media art pieces.

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