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Artist Professional Development Workshop presented by Tennessee Craft and Watkins College of Art

NASHVILLE, TN (December 11, 2018)—Tennessee Craft announces its 2019 Professional Development Workshop, “Make Your Art. Make It Work.” hosted and co-sponsored by Watkins College of Art on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Maker Mixer for workshop participants will follow at Fort Houston, Nashville, that evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click to read the complete release.

Apprentice Artists are Poised to Enhance Their Skills in the 2019 Master Artist/Apprentice Program

NASHVILLE, TN (December 4, 2018) Tennessee Craft and the Tennessee Arts Commission are delighted to announce the Master Artist / Apprentice Program (MAAP) pairings for 2019! The mission of the MAAP program is to encourage and invest in the continuation, advancement and creation of Tennessee craft by recognizing the role of the master craft artist/apprentice relationship as a way to preserve the state’s cultural heritage. Click to read the complete release.

Tennessee Craft Recipient of Windgate Challenge Grant

NASHVILLE, TN (November 21, 2018) Tennessee Craft is the recipient of a $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Windgate Foundation. The Windgate Foundation supports significant educational programs in contemporary craft and visual arts, and in art history preservation efforts. Most notably, the Windgate Foundation supports other non-profit organizations in the craft community like American Craft Council, Appalachian Center for Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, CERF+, the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, the Mint Museum and Penland School of Crafts. Click to read the complete release.

Four Tennessee Craft Week Participants Honored with National Award

NASHVILLE, TN. (October 30, 2018)—American Craft Week announced the 2018 Star Award Winners and Tennessee Craft is pleased to share that four Tennessee Craft Week (TCW) events garnered a STAR AWARD. This is the fourth consecutive year TCW has been honored with multiple awards. Nashville Media Personality Demetria Kalodimos presided as the Honorary Chairman of the 2018 Tennessee Craft Week. TOP TCW Participants Honored with the American Craft Week National Star Award include… Click to read the complete release.

Tennessee Craft Invites Emerging Artists to Apply for the Master Artist / Apprentice Program

NASHVILLE, TN. (October 25, 2018)—Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, offers the 2019 Master Artist / Apprentice Program (MAAP) to open the door for emerging artists to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills from master craft artists. All artists in the program are asked to choose challenging goals that will catapult their skills and knowledge as craft artists. Click to read the complete release.

Best of Tennessee Craft Public Reception Hosted at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

NASHVILLE, TN. (August 31, 2018)—Tennessee Craft is pleased to announce the biennial showcase, The Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition, which runs August 4 – October 15, 2018, at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. The public is cordially invited to the opening reception at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, August 4, from 5-7 p.m. This juried exhibition celebrates and showcases the finest contemporary and traditional craft our state has to offer, providing public visibility and recognition for the quality and diversity of craft found throughout Tennessee. Click to read the complete release.

40th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair Continuing the Hand Crafted Tradition

NASHVILLE, TN. (Sept. 20, 2018)—Even as the Nashville skyline reinvents itself, the Tennessee Craft Fairs remain a steadfast, timeless tradition. Excite your senses with American handmade fine craft from juried and award-winning artists nationwide. Experience the 40th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair during Tennessee Craft Week on the front lawn of Centennial Park October 12, 13, and 14. Attracting 50,000 visitors each fair, Tennessee Craft Fairs are preeminent shows that showcase more than 200 craft artists with national and regional reputations. Click to read the complete release.

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Partners with Tennessee Craft for Tennessee Craft Week Oct. 5-14

NASHVILLE, TN (September 19, 2018)—The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development partners with Tennessee Craft to sponsor craft artist demonstrations in all 15 Tennessee Welcome Centers during Tennessee Craft Week Oct. 5-14. Tennessee Craft Week shines a spotlight on craft artists across the state each October, celebrating handmade craft artwork and encouraging the public to take home an authentic treasure. The Tennessee Craft Week campaign is held in conjunction with American Craft Week. Click to read the complete release.

Demetria Kalodimos Announced as Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chair

NASHVILLE, TN. (September 13, 2018)—Tennessee Craft proudly announces Demetria Kalodimos, award-winning journalist, community leader and one of Nashville’s most influential people as the 2018 Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chair for the October 5-14 celebration of craft. Kalodimos is a trusted voice in Middle Tennessee. An award-winning journalist, she anchored and reported the news for more than 35 years. Top awards in broadcast journalism include sixteen Emmys, induction to the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame, recognized as AP Broadcaster of the Year, and honored with three Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards and two Edward R Murrow Awards for investigative reporting. Click to read the complete release.

Tennessee Craft 40th Annual Fall Fair: Call for Artists

NASHVILLE, TN. (June 28, 2018) Tennessee Craft invites all U.S. artists to apply for the 40th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, to be held October 12-14, 2018. Eligibility is open to all artists living in the U.S. Application fee is $35. This juried event attracts approximately 45,000 visitors annually and is set in the lower lawn of Centennial Park, where guests can explore more than 200 artisan booths along a paved path. This event is free to the public. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2018. Click to read the complete release.

47th Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair Awards

NASHVILLE, TN. (June 1, 2018)—Tennessee Craft announces the 47th Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair Awards, presented Saturday, May 5. Guest Juror, Diane Sulg, Executive Director of the Craft Retailers Association For Tomorrow presented awards and remarks at a special Artist Breakfast. Sulg awarded Glass Artist Paula Marksbury with the top honor, Best of Show Award for 2018 Spring Fair. The prestigious Talle Johnson Memorial Award for Thrown Clay was presented to potter Melodie Grace, and Fiber Artist Carol Clay was recognized with the Best New Exhibitor Award. Click to read the complete release.

47th Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair Provides Fun Activities and Art for All Ages

NASHVILLE, TN. (April 19, 2018)—Join Tennessee Craft for its annual celebration of craft on the lower lawn of Centennial Park, May 4-6, 2018. The public is invited to browse handmade crafts presented by veteran craftsmen and artists on the rise during this Spring show. Tennessee Craft Fairs offer one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from juried, award-winning artists from Tennessee and the eight surrounding states. Meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials and transform them into fine craft. Click to read the complete release.

Tennessee Craft Week Slated for October 5-14, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN. (April 10, 2018)—Tennessee Craft announces the 2018 Tennessee Craft Week, October 5-14, 2018. Tennessee Craft Week, a collection of craft events and happenings, is designed to connect and celebrate craft artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them. Partnering with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Tennessee Craft continues to garner national attention; earning top honors with American Craft Week Star Awards the last three years for its engaging artist demonstrations at fifteen Tennessee Welcome Centers and the Nashville International Airport, promoting education and personal interaction between the artists and the public. Click to read the complete release.

47th Annual Tennessee Craft Fair

NASHVILLE, TN. (March 29, 2018)—Nashville’s premiere craft event returns to Centennial Park for the 47th Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair, May 4, 5 & 6. Twice yearly, Tennessee Craft produces top-notch, juried, exhibition events worth attending, featuring art worth owning from artists worth supporting. Attracting 45,000 visitors each fair, Tennessee Craft Fairs are top tier shows that bring together craft artists with regional and national reputations to share their best work. Connect with acclaimed makers, watch live demonstrations, and shop local for one-of-a-kind handmade gifts in the iconic Centennial Park, along West End Avenue. Click to read the complete release.


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