Art Guild of Tellico Village


Create and Appreciate the Visual Arts 

AGTV Instructors 2017-2018

Lee Edge

Lee Edge - Drawing and Watercolor

Lee holds degrees in art from Moore College of Art and Design and Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University. Lee has over 30 years of teaching experience teaching advanced placement art. Lee was named the Ohio Outstanding Art teacher and was a three time recipient of the Virginia Governors School Outstanding Teacher Award. Locally, Lee has taught in Tellico Village, Rarity Bay and at Lakewood Place for the past seven years.

Lee's paintings have been included in a juried exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, have toured the contingent Rocky Mountain States, and have been shown in Nebraska, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.  Lee's etching and gouache collage received top awards in the National Wind River Competition. Lee's commissioned portraits, woodcut prints and paintings are privately owned throughout the USA.

More recent prizes were awarded by 

the Tennessee Watercolor Society (2012 and 2014), The Fountain City Art Center (2 best of shows, etc.), and The Morristown Art Assn.  

In 2015 paintings were juried into a national exhibit sponsored by The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Knoxville in Feb. 2015, and The (18 state) Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition held in Clarksville, TN. in May 2015. Lee’s paintings have been exhibited in several shows in 2015 sponsored by the Knoxville Watercolor Society.  Lee has been serving as the Region IV Rep for the TnWS, preparing for the events in Knoxville, May 2016.

Dennis Sabo

Dennis Sabo - Digital Photography


Dennis Sabo is an internationally award winning photographer specializing in contemporary fine art abstract, landscape,and seascape photography. His fine art prints interweave his creative compositional expressions and vivid colors into nature's greater scheme of things. 

His artwork and photography have appeared in a variety of books and magazines that include Canon, NOVA, PBS, Living Southern Style, Hilton Hotels, NBC, Ocean Conservancy, Shedd Aquarium-Chicago, and Blue Planet.

Recent select Group Juried Exhibitions include:    

  • Biennale National Juried Exhibition 2017
  • Art League of Hilton Head, May 2017, Hilton Head, SC
  • Arts in the Airport, Spring/Summer 2017 Exhibition (April 27-Oct 18, 2017), Knoxville, TN.
  • Artsclamation, Knoxville, TN Juried (Public) Art Exhibition, November 2016
  • The Emporium, Knoxville, TN Impressions of Nature, October 2016
  • Artxtravaganza, Webb School, Knoxville,TM Juried (Public) Art Exhibition, March 2016

His work and other exhibitions and awards can be reviewed at and on Facebook at

Laurie Szilvagyi

Laurie Szilvagyi - Oil, Watercolor & Learning Labs for Artists

Laurie is a graduate of the University of Texas and has been actively painting and exhibiting her work since 1983 in local galleries and invitational shows. Her work has been juried into several national watercolor exhibits as well, e.g., Museum of the Rockies, San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibit, Montana Watercolor, Pennsylvania Watercolor and Michigan Watercolor exhibits. One such piece was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medallion in Watercolor in 1987. 

Laurie's work has been accepted into the three consecutive Tennessee Watercolor Society exhibits giving her "Signature Status" in 2012.  Her work can often be seen at the McGhee Tyson Airport in their juried exhibit 'Arts at the Airport' ( 2011, 2012 & 2013).

While living in Michigan, Laurie was on the staff of the Birmingham, Bloomfield Art Association in Michigan where she began her teaching career. Laurie works in graphite, oil and watercolor. She teaches ongoing watercolor classes in Tellico Village and also offers Learning Labs for Artists to provide inspiration, experimentation and exploration in the fine arts. 

Laurie was selected as juror for the Fairfield Glade Art Guild's annual exhibit.

Her work can be reviewed at