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Kim McCurdy Waag, Executive Director

Hired in January 2018 as Membership Manager, Kim moved into the Program Manager and Fair Director position later that year, and was named Executive Director in November 2020. Kim earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management with a specialization in Information Technology from the University of South Florida (Tampa). Her 36-year career brings both corporate experience and non-profit expertise to all aspects of Tennessee Craft. In addition, she is a champion for persons with disabilities and has advocated on state and local levels for accessibility and diversity in the arts for persons of all abilities in all aspects of arts advancement and engagement. Before relocating permanently to Nashville, Kim provided years of volunteer support to Tennessee Craft.

Bonnie Matthews, Director of Development

Hired in October 2018, Bonnie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in History from New York University, where she worked for a decade in resource planning administration for Tisch School of the Arts. Since returning to Tennessee to raise her children, she has actively volunteered for 10 years at the Frist Art Museum, with special emphasis on programs to sustain membership, integrate the arts, and increase the participation of underrepresented populations. She is also an advocate for families and children in East Nashville, founding the MOMS Club of East Nashville, doubling fundraising revenues at Lockeland Elementary School through the creation of annual fund and corporate sponsorship campaigns, and coordinating literacy program administration and fundraising at East Nashville Hope Exchange.

Julia Canada Wilburn, Director of Communications & Artist Relations

Hired in March 2018, Julia leads communications and marketing initiatives for Tennessee Craft to increase the breadth and depth of resources available to artists and emerging artists. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Lambuth University (Jackson, TN) and a Master of Arts in English from Belmont University (Nashville). A communications professional for 15 years and recently a writing instructor for three local universities, Julia brings a broad range of experience in non-profit marketing, writing, and website and social media management to Tennessee Craft. She is currently the Media Specialist and Worship Committee Chair at Donelson Heights United Methodist Church, and lives in Donelson with her husband and son.

Governing Board

We thank our Board for their dedication and leadership. As a member-driven organization, we elect our Officers and Members-at-Large with approval from our membership. Chapter representatives are elected by the members of each respective chapter.

2021 Board Members

President: Linda M. Nutt (Kingston Springs)

Vice President: JoEl Levy LoGiudice (Ashland City)

Treasurer: Reneau Dubberley (Johnson City) Tennessee Craft—Northeast Representative

Secretary: Maggie Fansher (Nashville)

Past President: Pat Moody (Memphis)

Members At-Large

    • Sally Bebawy (Nashville)
    • Roberta Bell (Nashville) Tennessee Craft—Midstate Representative
    • Pat Chaffee (Memphis) Tennessee Craft—Southwest Representative
    • Synthia Clark (Knoxville) Tennessee Craft—East Representative
    • Audry Deal-McEver (Nashville)
    • Cynthia Gadsden (Nashville)
    • Shaun Giles (Old Hickory)
    • Candace Gooch-Ward (Jackson)
    • Jessica Hagar (Cookeville) Tennessee Craft—Plateau Representative
    • Kelly Hider (Knoxville)
    • Wansoo Kim (Clarksville)
    • Vincent Lillegard (Nashville)
    • Wisty Pender (Nashville)
    • Christi Teasley (Monteagle) Tennessee Craft—South Representative
    • Paige Ward (Jackson)
    • Cara Young (Nashville)

2021 Advisory Council

    • Kim Brooks
    • Sara Cohan
    • Paulette Coleman
    • Donna Glassford
    • Diane Hayes
    • Jim Hoobler
    • Jane Ann McCullough
    • Alice Merritt
    • Bill & April Mullins
    • Mary Schatz
    • Alf Sharp
    • Steve Sirls
    • Cathy Snyder
    • Laura Turner

Tennessee Craft Charter

Tennessee Craft By-Laws

Minutes from recent board meetings


  • February 2021 Board Meeting Minutes (pdf)










Committee Reports

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