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Tennessee Craft – Plateau

Tennessee Craft – Plateau

Tennessee Craft – Plateau members actively work to show and sell their fine craft creations. members regularly participate in Tennessee Craft activities, including the spring and fall craft fairs in Nashville’s Centennial Park, the annual professional development weekend workshop led by nationally recognized craft experts and more. This stays closely connected to Tennessee Craft activities across the state through service on and suggestions to various committees and the board of directors. Since 2000, the Plateau Chapter has been responsible for the craft exhibition area of the Cookeville Fall Fun Fest with many members exhibiting at the Fall Fun Fest.

Chapter meetings are held throughout the year either at the Putnam County Library in Cookeville or in members’ homes. Meetings often include artist presentations, planning for upcoming events, a studio tour and/or discussions that are designed to advance members’ craft careers.

This chapter welcomes artists from the following counties to participate in meetings and events: Macon, Clay, Pickett, Fentress, Overton, Jackson, Smith, Dekalb, Putnam, Cumberland, White, Van Buren, Warren and Cannon.

Visit the Chapter’s Facebook Page

 Chapter Leadership

  • President |
  • Vice-President |
  • Secretary |
  • Treasurer |
  • Board Rep | Jessica Hagar


Upcoming events/meetings

To see future online events with the Plateau Chapter, check out the chapter’s Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TnCraftPlateau/


Past events/meetings

Meet & Greet at The Spring Street Studios
Saturday, February 26, 2022, 4-7PM
Bring art or photos to share and meet some of the other local artists in our community. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Professionally Photograph Your Artwork
August 17 – September 13, 2021, at Biz Foundry, Cookeville and Sparta

We offered members free 1-hour slots for space to professionally photograph your work at the Biz Foundry in both Cookeville and Sparta.

Tennessee Craft-Plateau hosted a series of virtual Studio Tour Tuesdays featuring Plateau Chapter members throughout Spring 2020. To check out upcoming offerings, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram.

Studio Tour
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, via Zoom
Jessica Hagar led a tour of her @jrosetextilearts studio.

Studio Tour
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, via Instagram Live
Charles & Carol Stevens led a tour of their Creators at Heart studio.

Studio Tour
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, via Instagram Live
Emma Levitz led a tour of her @little_mountain_stone_works studio.

Studio Tour
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 11:00 AM, via Facebook
Spookah revealed recent artwork from her @spookah studio.

Studio Tour
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 5:00 PM, via Zoom
Abraham Pardee led a tour of his @pardeemetal studio.

Studio Tour
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 11:00 AM, via Zoom
Jordan Braswell led a tour of his @manicknits studio.

Chapter Meeting
Monday, March 9, 2020, 5:30-7:30 PM, Putnam County Library
We had a conversation about what we as a chapter could do for Cookeville/Putnam County following the tornado. We also discussed efforts to promote the Emerging Makers Tent to upcoming artists or artists who have yet to try the Tennessee Craft Fair. And, we talked about our plans for the Plateau Chapter Members Show this spring.

A Decade of Craft in Review
February 3-28, 2020, Cookeville Art Studio & Gallery
Opening Reception:
Sunday, February 9, 1:00-4:00pm

Chapter Meeting
Monday, January 27, 5:30-7:30 PM, Putnam County Library
Topics discussed: continued discussions for upcoming Chapter events in 2020; Emerging Makers tent – how best to get the word out and recruit new artists/members; any last minute planning or help for the exhibition, “A Decade of Craft in Review.”

December Meeting *OPEN CALL*
Wednesday, December 11, 5:30-7:30 PM, Putnam County Library
Call for proposals:
• pop-up events
• juried exhibitions
• artist talks
• chapter fundraiser ideas.

Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 4:30-6:30 PM, Putnam County Library
We began planning various events for next year, and voted in new leaders!

Tennessee Craft-Plateau Silent Auction & Fundraiser
Saturday, October 5, 4:30 – 10:00 PM, Hix Farm Brewery
The Tennessee Craft Plateau Chapter celebrated local craft with a night full of art, music, food, and locally crafted beer at Hix Farm Brewery, located in Cookeville, TN!

This night was a fundraiser for the Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft, a non-profit organization that works to continue and create Tennessee’s fine craft tradition by connecting emerging and experienced makers and the public with resources and opportunities to make their mark on our state’s handmade legacy!

It was also the second day of TN Craft week, which occurs once a year in October from the 4th-13th. Tennessee Craft Week is a collection of craft events and happenings across the state each October. The purpose is to connect and celebrate Craft Artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them. By focusing attention on many craft events in a short time, we shine a spotlight on the collective impact that Made in Tennessee craft has on our culture, community, and economy.

Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, September 11, 6:00-7:30 PM, Putnam County Library
We will be covering our upcoming fundraiser at Hix Farm Brewery, answering last minute questions about the artist donation forms due September 13, and looking forward to the Fall Tennessee Craft Fair!

Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, July 23, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Putnam County Library
Mirrah Johnson discussed her participation in the Periscope Program. PERISCOPE is an eight-week intensive training opportunity hosted at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) that empowers working artists to see their vision through an entrepreneurial lens. Led by the EC’s COO/CPO, along with break-out sessions facilitated with Nashville’s top arts professionals, Periscope is designed to be a transformative experience for each artist, sparking the moment when their career will really start to take off.

Tennessee Craft-Plateau Members Exhibition
Cookeville Performing Arts Center
July 8-15, 2019

Appalachian Center for Craft, AVI Room
February 26: Jordan Braswell, Textile Artist
March 19: Linda Johnson, Clay Artist
April 23: Brie Flora, Jewelry Artist, 2018 Fall Fair Best Emerging Maker

Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Biz Foundry
We discussed upcoming Plateau events & activities, including a Member Show & Fundraiser, the Emerging Makers Tent at the Spring Fair and the next artist lecture at the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, February 5, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Our first Plateau Chapter meeting of the year! We discussed the group exhibition that will be in a few months, potential for summer events, the Spring Craft Fair in Nashville this May and more!

Artist Meet & Greet Hosted by Brie Flora & David Fricke
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Cookeville Fall Fun Fest – Craft Booths
Cookeville’s Main Street Festival, September 9-10

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