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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.

Visit the Chapter’s Facebook Page.

Chapter Leadership

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Tennessee Craft-Southwest and Belltower Artisans Fight Hunger
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Belltower Artisans, 549 S Highland, Memphis (see map)

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

The event is a creative group gathering 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.

All members of Tennessee Craft Southwest, regardless of their creative medium, will come together to utilize their individual artistic talents to design the bowls. We anticipate creating 50-75 bowls, and look forward to donating them to such a worthy fund-raising event.

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

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

Tennessee Craft – Southwest Holiday Party
Date: December 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Katie Dann’s Home
Our 2019 scholarship recipients will share their experiences; and we shall eat, drink and be merry!

Spring Member Meeting
Date: March (TBD)
Time: Sunday afternoon
Our “Show and Tell” meetings have been widely popular, so we’re planning to do it again! Come show us what you’ve been up to since last March!! The meeting will be at the home of Mary Bartholomew in Davies Plantation. Stay tuned for date and time.

Collaborations Exhibition
Date: April 2020
It’s never too early to start thinking about and planning your creative collaboration! Have an idea in mind but not sure where to start or how to contact a fellow TN Craft SW member? We can help!…contact us HERE.

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

Tennessee Craft – Southwest Member Workshop
Date: August 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Pyro’s Pizza meeting room (see map)
“Selling Online” workshop featuring a panel of members with successful online businesses. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Weave a Scarf in a Day!
Location: Angela Schneider’s Studio, Bartlett, TN
Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and to register.

Collaborations 2019
Dates: May 3 – May 31
Location: Memphis Jewish Community Center; 6560 Poplar Ave.
A month-long show featuring the collaborative art of Tennessee Craft members. Two or more artists of different mediums work together to produce incredible multi-media art pieces. This is a show not to miss!

Tennessee Craft – Southwest Member Meeting
March 3, 2019
Rose Conway gave a talk on her 2018 Tennessee Craft Scholarship-funded class.

Tennessee Craft – Southwest Board Meeting
January 21, 2019
Location: Frederique Zindy’s home (6 attendees)
Tennessee Craft – Southwest Board meeting held to discuss budget and plans for the coming year, including the Collaborations Show in May, 2019 and our member meetings and workshops.

2019 Memphis Empty Bowls Project
Date: Sunday, January 20
Location: Crosstown Concourse
(At least 7 attendees from Tennessee Craft – Southwest during the 2 hour, sold out event)
As a team, Tennessee Craft – Southwest created and donated 89 bowls with the potential to raise $3,115 to feed the hungry in Memphis.

Tennessee Craft – Southwest Holiday Member Meeting
December 6, 2018
Location: Katie Dann’s home (17 attendees)
Our Holiday potluck event was very enjoyable. We voted on our 2019 Board members and added one position for Hospitality which was filled by Mildred Schiff. We also brainstormed on locations for our 2019 shows.

Tennessee Craft – Southwest Board Meeting
November 12, 2018
Location: Frederique Zindy’s home (5 attendees)
Tennessee Craft – Southwest Board meeting held to discuss plans for the coming year and to finalize candidates for our 2019 Board. Also our Board meetings have been moved to the 3rd Monday of each month beginning in January.

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