Art Guild of Tellico Village


Create and Appreciate the Visual Arts 

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President's Message

As we commence our 22nd year of The Art Guild of Tellico Village, we need to extend a huge “thank you” to the volunteers who make this possible, the board members as well as the chairpersons of various committees. Please give them your full support. Right now, the Treasurer would love to have someone to shadow her and learn the ropes. She is so knowledgeable and would love to share. Our Membership Chair would appreciate two volunteers to shadow her, a cheerful person and great teacher. We are seeking a co-chairperson for the annual Art Show at the Community Church which may be at the end of April and the beginning of May in 2020. Please contact me if you are willing to help. Our previous chairpersons have offered guidance to those who take on tasks for the first time. Do not feel intimidated by lack of experience. Our Board Members are listed on this page, so please feel free to contact them.

Our workshops this year will be varied and fantastic. Laura has scheduled Brenda Swenson, (sold out watercolor workshop in Oct.), Bob Meadows (creative books), Paul DeMaris (oil stick painting, back by popular demand), Sandra Washburn (abstract acrylics, back by popular demand), Aurora Bull (tentative, oil painting), Lain Quan Zhen (famous watercolor artist), and more. Be sure to check the website.

I remember a time, many years ago, when the Art Guild Board told me they did not want to deal with visiting artists providing workshops. They said if I wanted to bring in Sandy Washburn, I would need to do all to make it possible solo. What a success it was! It still took years for any board to agree to support workshops; but, look where we are now!

We have a fantastic group of programs planned for this year. A former student from Stonewall Jackson High School in VA will present her jewelry designs in September, (worked for Tiffany’s, Michael Kors, etc.); in October famous Curtis Brock will present his wonderful blown-glass creations; November will offer us an opportunity to see how creative hand-made books are constructed by Bob Meadows with a one-day workshop to follow; in December we will have our typical holiday luncheon at Tanasi; in January Aurora Bull, award winning oil painter, will demonstrate her techniques with a possible workshop to follow; we are in touch with a fantastic graphite artist to present in February; Jerry’s own Scott Manning will return in March; for April a wonderful pastel artist, Jean Gregory, will present and demonstrate; and in May we are planning on a picnic at Toogaloo Pavilion. Carolyn Cook has been keeping in touch with all these artists and sending out the contracts. What a year! Please be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to participate as guests. They may like what they see and join us!

Be sure to sign up for classes and workshops as you attend the monthly meetings. Workshops tend to fill very quickly.

Looking forward to seeing a big crowd at the September meeting!

Lee Edge

2018-2019 President, Art Guild of Tellico Village

Guild members, guests and individuals interested in joining the Art Guild are welcome to meetings, classes, and workshops. AGTV is a partner of the Tellico Village University.   TVU promotes all types of continued learning and education for seniors. AGTV supports their mission and has partnered with them to make the AGTV programs, workshops and classes available to the residents of Tellico Village, Loudon, TNAGTV is a Silver Member of the Tellico Life Website, which was sponsored by the Tellico Village HOA and developed as a "one stop" website to find out about clubs and organizations in Tellico VIllage.  The vision is to also have a way to join a club(s) and to sign-up for events.

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Art Guild membership begins in September of each year. To join or renew, please use our NEW online membership form.

Spring Art Show 2019 — Our Biggest and Most Diverse Show Ever! 

(See the AGTV Newsletter for details)

More than 1,000 people attended our Spring Art Show 2019, held at the Tellico Village Community Church May 10-12. Under the capable direction of co-chairs Ginger Cooper and Diane Clementi, many hard-working teams of members rallied to put on our biggest and most diverse show ever. Guests were treated to 307 works of art by 63 artists that spanned an impressive range of different media that included beautiful paintings, photographs, prints, pastels, drawings, sculptures, wood carvings and turnings, jewelry and 3-D art. Many guests commented about the quality of the art and the professional look of the show. Juror Mike Berry’s comments included: “I was humbled by the talent represented…. The exhibit showcases all forms of art and the watercolors are exceptional…. I think this is a wonderful representation of skill in all types of art, and it was a total joy to be able to really look and study each piece. Thank you for allowing me to soak up your talent.”

Upcoming Events

Link to AGTV Newsletter

Monthly Meetings and Programs

(see photo gallery)

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Title: Curtiss Brock - 25 years of glass

Speaker: Curtiss Brock

Program:  Curtiss Brock is an internationally known glass artist who has been running the glass program for Tennessee Tech since 1989. Pieces of his work are on display in over 25 national and international museums collections. In 2009 he was awarded the Arts Educator of the year. As part of his presentation, Curtiss will bring samples of his work.

New Workshop: 

Bob Meadows Handmade Art Books -  Bookin' for Beginners
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
For details see the Workshops page.

See the Classes & Workshops page
 for other Upcoming 2019/2020 Activities

Second Mondays:  Open Art Studio

Location:  Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohili Drive, Loudon, TN 37774

 Time: 8 am to 5 pm