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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.

Visit the Chapter’s Facebook Page.

Chapter Leadership


      Upcoming events/meetings

      Member Show at Atelier133
      August 2-31, 2022
      Atelier133, 133 N Commerce St, Johnson City, TN

      The work of members of Tennessee Craft–Northeast will be showcased during the month of August in an exhibition in the Fischman Gallery at Atelier133 in Johnson City. Artist applications are due by 11:59 pm, Wednesday, July 20th. Each member is invited to submit up to 5 recent (not previously exhibited) original works of craft art. The application form can be accessed HERE. To apply, download and complete the 2-page application form and return it along with images of the work(s) to be exhibited and an artist bio (not to exceed one page) to northeasttncraft[AT]gmail[DOT]com. The application fee is $15. You will receive an invoice after your application is received.

      Members should plan on delivering their work(s) to Atelier 133 on or before Monday, August 1st.  The exhibition will be installed on Tuesday, August 2nd. An Opening Reception will be held during Johnson City’s “First Friday” events on Friday, August 5th from 5 to 8 pm. Application fees will be used to help defray reception costs. The Chapter’s August Members Meeting will be held in the Fischman Gallery on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm.  Artists can remove their work(s) following the meeting.


      Past events/meetings

    • Member Meeting and Annual Summer Potluck
      Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 PM
      Strawberry Fields Clubhouse, 103 Sugar Mill Drive, Johnson City, TN
    • Product Photo Shoot at Atelier133
      Saturday, June 18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      Atelier133, 133 N Commerce St, Johnson City, TN

      Chapter Meeting via Zoom
      Date: Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 PM
      Email Chapter President Louise Nuttle for the link to join.
      Chapter Meeting
      Date: Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 PM
      Location: Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St, Jonesborough, TN


      Chapter Meeting

      Date: Tuesday, August 25, 6:30 PM
      Location: Atelier 133, 133 N Commerce St, Johnson City

      We had a meeting (while practicing social distancing and wearing face masks) to learn more about Nancy Fischman’s Studio (Atelier 133) in downtown Johnson City. Although the facility is not quite finished, Nancy provided our program by giving us a tour of the facility and explaining how it will operate. She also gave some updates on Johnson City Public Art and how activities are being impacted by COVID-19. Nancy will have a gallery–Fischman’s Art Gallery and a Cafe’–Lazy Lady Bakery Company.

      Chapter Meeting
      Date: Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 PM

      Location: Washington College Academy School of Arts and Crafts, 116 Doak Lane, Limestone, TN 37681 (423-257-5151; https://www.wca1780.com/)

      We are postponing our annual picnic meeting to July. However, we did have a June meeting at Washington College Academy. We canceled the April meeting that we had scheduled for there…so…this was a perfect opportunity to make up that meeting and program. The staff at Washington College Academy provided the program. There was a blacksmith demonstration and information provided about the Academy and its mission. They provided information to us about applying to be an instructor on their campus.

      Chapter Meeting

      Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 PM
      Strawberry Fields Clubhouse, 103 Sugar Mill Drive, Johnson City, TN
      Reneau Dubberley provided our program on group exhibition booths.

      Holiday Meeting
      Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 PM
      Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 1903 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN. With handmade gift swap.

      Fine Art in Northeast Tennessee
      October 1-24, 2019 at General Morgan Inn, Greeneville, TN
      October 24, 6:30-7:00 PM: Closing & Awards Ceremony, Chapter Meeting

      For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

      In conjunction with Tennessee Craft Week and American Craft Week, Tennessee Craft Northeast conducted a fine art show made up of only Tennessee Craft-Northeast Artists in this juried art show hosted by the historic General Morgan Inn.

      National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough
      October 3-6, 2019

      Art Struck Festival, Johnson City
      Saturday, September 28

      August Chapter Meeting
      Friday, August 2, 6:00 PM
      We hosted a reception for Tennessee Craft’s Board of Directors at the home of Richard Dwyer, in lieu of our regular meeting on August 27.

      June 3-29 at General Morgan Inn, Greeneville, TN
      June 29, 3:00 – 5:00 PM: Closing reception, Awards presented, Artwork may be picked up after 5:00 PM.
      Visit our Handmade Here Page for more information.

      Chapter Meeting
      Saturday, June 15, 6:00 PM
      Strawberry Fields Clubhouse, 103 Sugar Mill Drive, Johnson City, TN

      Chapter Meeting
      Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
      Featuring a discussion on scholarships and craft schools.

      Chapter Meeting
      Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
      A representative from the Johnson City Arts Council talked about Summer Arts Festival 2019, and Nancy Fischman provided an update on her new studio. These are exciting times for the arts in this area!

      Handmade Here: A Tennessee Craft Exhibition
      Exhibition Dates:
      June 1 – 30, 2018
      Reece Museum

      Summer Craft 2017
      Exhibition Dates:
      June 19 – July 21, 2017
      Reece Museum


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