Art Guild of Tellico Village


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AGTV Annual Spring Art Shows

20th Annual AGTV Spring Art Show - 2018

The Art Guild of Tellico Village's Spring Art Show committee, under the leadership of Tina Shrewsbury and Laurie Chisholm, is gearing up for the 20th Annual Art Show.  The Spring Art Show is a very popular event in Tellico Village and surrounding communities.  For 2018,  the Spring Art Show will be held May 11, 12, and 13 at the Tellico Village Community Church’s Christian Life Center.  Art Show hours are: Friday, May 11 from 5-8 pm for the Meet “The Artists Reception”, Saturday, May 12 from 10 am-4 pm, and Sunday, May 13 from 8 am-2:00 pm.

Applicants for the show must be AGTV members.  Art works entries can be two dimensional, which includes paintings in any medium, drawings, mixed media and photography; and three dimensional including such items as pottery, jewelry, fabric art, glass or stained glass, and china painting.  Further details and requirements for entries are included in the application.  To enter the show, complete an application and submit to Laurie Chisholm.  Applications must be received by April 15, 2018.   

News Release:  20th Annual Spring Art Show

Members of the Art Guild of Tellico Village (AGTV) will exhibit a new art collection May 11 to May 13 at the Tellico Village Community Church, located at 130 Chota Center in Loudon, TN. All artists, aspiring artists and art enthusiasts are invited to attend.

Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of new original works, celebrating the artistic diversity of both emerging and established guild members. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will be on display—from painting, drawing and photography to sculpture, jewelry, pottery and fabric art.

Carl Gombert, PhD, a professor of art at Maryville College, will be juror for the show. Dr. Gombert, who has exhibited his own artwork at more than 200 shows throughout the country, will select artist awards in a number of categories. In addition, all attendees are invited to vote for their three favorite pieces of artwork, and the “People’s Choice” awards will be presented on Sunday afternoon.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, May 11, 5-8 p.m. Refreshments and live music enhance the evening, while guests have the opportunity to interact with the artists. The exhibit continues on Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. There is no charge for the public to attend the opening reception or the exhibition.

19th Annual AGTV Spring Art Show -  2017

Under the outstanding and inspirational leadership of Lil Clinard, more than 100 member artists and

volunteers organized and presented one of our best and most exciting Spring Art Shows ever.  Members and guests were treated to 258 works of art by 55 artists, 15 of whom had not previously exhibited in our show. The art spanned an impressive range of media to include beautiful paintings, photographs, prints, pastels, drawings, sculptures, wood carvings, and 3-dimensional art.

Dr. Carl Gombert, Professor of Art, Maryville College, served as the juror for the show.  His comments about the show:  “I am tremendously impressed with the quality, variety, and vitality of the art on display in this show. The 250+ pieces in this exhibit show a laudable breadth of style and intent. The work showcases both considerable innovation and a reverence for time-honored craft. They range from somber and majestic to whimsical and joyous.  There are many, many works in this show deserving of awards. It speaks to the strength of the organization and the wealth of talent in our community.  Again, I commend all of the participants on their excellent show. Keep up the good work!”

Please patronize and thank our advertisers: Greer’s, Shoppes on the Square, and Grove Wine and Spirits in

Loudon; Le Noir Belgian restaurant, Sparkly Pig, Loudon County Humane Society, Good Neighbor Shoppe and Quick Print & Copy in Lenoir City. Please also thank Jerry’s Artarama and the local Food Lion for their substantial contributions to our event.  

The recipients of the Juror’s Citations and Honorable Mention Awards are shown below, as well as the People's Choice Awards.  Juror Citations were:  (left to right) "The Bridge of Sighs / Oil," John Ball, "Common Loon / Wood, Acrylic", H. K. “Doc” Eppinger, and "Crystal and Tulips / Watercolor", Laurie Szilvagyi.  Honorable Mention were:  "Yellow Road / Pastel", Tutt Hoy, and "Pepper Mill / Wood", Chuck Ellis.  To get a full view of the photos, hover over the picture and when you see the magnifying glass, double click.

People's Choice Awards included:  "Jubilee / Best Watercolor", Leslie McDonough, "Cleome / Best Photography",
Matt Mathews, "Holy Moley / Best 3-D Art", Tom Marshall, "Sami / Best Mixed Media", Jean Porter, "Into the Woods / Best Watercolor" Lil Clinard, "Market Square Cafe 4 / Best Oil", Inna Nasonova Knox.   To get a full view of the photos, hover over the picture and when you see the magnifying glass, double click.
18th  Annual AGTV Spring Art Show - 2016

The members of the Art Guild Tellico Village held their 18th annual Spring Art Show May 6, 7, and 8, 2016 at the Community Church Life Center, Tellico Village, Loudon, TN. This year, the Guild had 44 artists presenting 198 art pieces. The art works included three dimensional pieces (e.g., sculptures, jewelry, painted china) and two dimensional pieces (e.g., paintings in watercolor, oil, acrylics, mixed media and photography).  The show opened with a reception and "meet the artist" from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, May 6. The show continued Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 8 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Peoples' Choice awards were presented on Sunday. 

For this show, Bobbie Crews, a well-known local artist evaluated the art work and awarded three best of show and two honorable mentions.  Juror Bobbie Crews had many great comments about the show, saying, “It is exciting that so many people are trying so many different things. This show has a lot of very interesting pieces, both 2D and 3D. I

am always interested in the use of light, and there are a lot of paintings and photographs with the use of light and contrast that I like to see. I am also impressed that your artists are attempting people paintings; they are difficult and I see a lot of progress. I encourage them to keep at it.”

For the fifth year, Lil Clinard chaired the 2016 show.  This year, Jan Kastens served as Co-Chair.  Under their direction, they handled an endless amount of details, managed a team of over 100 volunteers, and presented a professional show to the community.  The Art Guild of Tellico Village is sincerely grateful for our 2016 sponsors:  Grove Wine and Spirits, Red Door Gallery and the Shoppes on the Square in Loudon and Le Noir Belgian restaurant, Back Door Gallery and Boys & Girls Club in Lenoir City. We also want to thank Jerry’s Artarama and the local Food Lion for their substantial contributions to our event.   

For additional information, contact the Spring Show Chairs:  Lil Clinard (865-274-6394 or or Jan Kastens (865-896-1549 or

The Juror’s Citations went to:  John Ball for his oil on canvas Kayakin’ Myakkaa, Matt Matthews for his photograph on metal Hydrangea, and Mary Ann Valvoda for her transparent watercolor Up the Hill.

Juror’s Honorable Mentions went to:  Lil Clinard for her watercolor on board Little River and Inna Nasonova Knox for her oil on canvas Just a Game.

The People’s Choice Awards went to:  Suzie Feldwisch for her acrylic painting In the Tropics, Mary Jane Halkey for her 3-D  wood and acrylic Crooked Birdhouse, Linda Johnson for her watercolor painting Miss Morgan, Ted Richards for his acrylic painting Fishing, Dennis Sabo for his photograph on metal Fairytale Autumn, Laurie Szilvagyi for her watercolor painting Entwined.

17th  Annual AGTV Spring Art Show - 2015

The Tellico Village Art Guild presented  238 new pieces of artwork  to a record breaking attendance of over 930 people during the three days of the 2015 spring show,  nearly outgrowing the exhibit space at the Tellico Village Community Church. 

This year, 56 member artists exhibited their work, including 11 artists showing for the first time.  The depth and breadth of work on display was best captured by Dr. Carl Gombert, Professor of Art at Maryville College served as juror for the show.  

"An embarrassment of riches. A wealth of wonderful work. Judging a show of this caliber is a daunting, but ultimately rewarding task. The Tellico Village Spring Show is a terrific collection. I applaud all the artists for their mastery of technique and their generally excellent composition. I applaud those who champion traditional forms and subjects and those who take chances and experiment. I applaud the boisterous exuberance of some, and the meditative introspection of others."             


The 2015 show was once again under the direction of experienced co-chairs Lil Clinard and Linda Johnson who handle an endless amount of details, manage a team of over 100 volunteers, and present a professional show to the community.  The Art Guild of Tellico Village is sincerely grateful for our 2015 sponsors:  Jerry's Artarama, The Grove Wine and Spirits, and Le Noir, A Southern Belgian Bistro.

Dr. Carl Gombert, Professor of Art at Maryville College served as juror for the show.   Three member artists were given juror citations: Right: Cheryl Peyton, "Beached Boat"  Center:  David Miller "Morning on Camden Harbor" and Left: Suzi Feldwisch "Far Out Fish"

Honorable Mention juror citations went to two member artists:   Chuck Ellis, "Spalted Hackberry Vase"                     and Jean Porter  "Under Construction #2".

An annual tradition is the People's Choice awards, allowing the guests to vote for their favorite pieces.  

This year,  awards were presented by category:  (from left to right)  Three Dimensional Art: "Just Quackin' Jokes" by  Kathie Fox;  Watercolor Painting:  "Redeemed" by Linda Johnson; Photography:  "Wonderland" by Dennis Sabo; Oil Painting: "Siena Skyline"  by John Ball; and Other Media: Includes acrylic, ink, colored pencil, encaustic, pastel and graphite:  "Regal Blue" by Jim Martin.


16th Annual AGTV Spring Art Show - 2014

The annual AGTV Spring Art Show was Co-Chaired by Lil Clinard and Linda Johnson and award sponsors reported a record turnout this year. The three-day exhibit had over 850 people in attendance.   Many of our guests commented on the quality of the artwork, the beautiful reception and the over-all look of the show ... stating, "The artwork seems to just get better and better"... and we credit that to the AGTV programs, classes and workshops.

This year, 46 member artists displayed their work, including 28 three dimensional pieces and 150 two dimensional pieces. A variety of artwork included: china painting, glass painting, pencil drawings, fabric art, encaustic, mosaics, photographic-metal prints, clay sculptures, pastels, jewelry, oil paintings, 3-D journal, photographs, watercolors, acrylics, pen and ink, charcoal, colored pencil, gourd art and mixed media.


Although this show is open to all members, we invited Adrienne Schwarte to jury the show for awards. The three top Juror Citations went to Jean Porter for "Petrovs", Judy Smigiel for "South of the Border" and Laurie Szilvagyi for "Reclaiming Crossville.

                             "Petrovs"                      "South of the Border"                             "Reclaiming Crossville"

                        by Jean Porter                     by Judy Smigiel                                             by Laurie Szilvagyi

The juror also selected two Honorable Mentions that went to: Doug Chrisman for his photograph ?Skylight?; and Lil Clinard?s watercolor painting ?First Mate?.


                                      "Skylight"                                                                                                     "First Mate"

                       photograph by  Doug Chrisman                                                      watercolor by Lil Clinard


The People?s Choice Awards went to John Hoover for his photograph "Eagle", Dennis Sabo for his photograph "Grist Mill"

and Linda Johnson for her watercolor "Southern Sunset"


                 "Eagle"                                                    "Grist Mill"                                                 "Southern Sunset"

     photograph by   John Hoover                       photograph by   Dennis Sabo                                 watercolor by  Linda Johnson

The show sponsors this year were Jerry's Artarama and The Grove Wine and Spirits.