Art Guild of Tellico Village


Create and Appreciate the Visual Arts 

Programs for 2018-2019

The Art Guild of Tellico Village, Loudon, TN meets each month from September through May.  Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at the Tellico Village Yacht Club on the top floor.  Social hour begins at 9:30 am with the meeting beginning at 10:00 am.  After a short business meeting, a one hour program is presented by local and regional artists.  See the photo gallery under  the "More" tab to see pictures taken at the monthly meetings. Contact Kate McCullough with questions:, 865-604-1406.

December 5, 2018 11:00 AM

Program: Christmas Luncheon

Location: Tanasi Golf Club

Program: As part of the festivities, we will have a White Elephant exchange (or Dirty Santa).  Bring something you already have or purchase something if you prefer.  Please email Pat Kurowski at to sign up and select your menu option for the luncheon.  Then mail your check for $15, made out to AGTV, to Pat at 140 Oostanali Way, Loudon, 37774.

Menu choices are :  Vegetable Quesadilla;  Grilled Catfish  with Sweet Potato Fries and Coleslaw;  or Strawberry Chicken Salad.  

November, 15, 2018

Program: AGTV Member's Art "Show and Tell"

Speakers: AGTV Members. Bring in art that you have been working on and tell us about it. If you want to show photo's of your process or work, you will need to bring in a computer that has a  HDMI receptacle or an adapter cord. 

Contact: If you are interested in participating please contact Kate McCullough, or 865-604-1406 with questions.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Program: Teaching Watercolor on a Cruise Ship

Speaker: Jeanne Dole

Local artist, Jeanne Dole, recently taught watercolor aboard Cunard's Queen Victoria--her presentation will give insights on this experience. For two weeks, her classes on the cruise ship created paintings inspired by Mediterranean ports-of-call in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Corsica. At home, Jeanne's watercolor subjects often come from world travel where she connects with the drama and beauty of nature and quaint architecture. She is a member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society, the Knoxville Watercolor Society, and the Fountain City Art Guild. She exhibits her paintings in regional shows. Examples of her work appear on

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Program: Tennessee Life Depicted Using Acrylic Medium

Speaker: Terry Chandler  

Terry is a native Tennessean, born in Knoxville. Growing up on a farm and backpacking in the mountains; Terry developed his love for the land and its beauty.  He has painted professionally for over 30 years and works to put his personal feelings of nature on his canvass. Terry has a broad following state wide, nationally and internationally; letting his brush tell the story of Tennessee.  You can google Terry’s work for more information. He is represented by more than one gallery.

Watch for postings this fall when meetings resume on September 20, 2018.

Programs Held in 2017-2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Program:  Jerry's Artarama

Speaker:  Scott Manning 

Members and guests love this opportunity to learn about new art products, see demonstrations, get free samples and a coupon from the best art store in Knoxville, TN.  Go to to learn about their store and art classes.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Program:  “Apples, Style, and the Creative Process”

Speaker:  Kate Aubrey

Description:  What is style? How do you develop one? When is yours successfully attained? How do you make it Original? With the aid of a few willing Apples and some other unsuspecting paintings, Kate Aubrey will explore, originality, creative thought, and the development your own style.   Visit Kate's website for more information.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 Program

Speaker:  Clay Thurston

Topic:  "Photographing the Solar Eclipse; Eye-dentification"

Description:  Wildlife and nature photographer of 30 years, Clay Thurston, will share a two part program.  Part 1, Clay will cover the do's and don'ts of photographing a Solar Eclipse; and Part 2 includes a fun audience participation where Clay will show on an animal eye and the audience will try to identify the animal it belongs to.  Find out more about Clay's work at

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Program

Speaker:  Charles Brindley

Description: Charles Brindley’s drawings and paintings depict a variety of symbol-laden subjects, including giant deciduous trees, panoramic landscapes, prehistoric ruins, rock formations, architecture and still lifes. His images are highly representational but contain multi-layered abstract elements. Charles Brindley's work can be found on his website:

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Program 

Speaker:  Judy Lavoie

Topic: “From Nerd to Artist"

Description:  Award-winning painter Judy Lavoie brings us a dynamic presentation about her journey to becoming an artist. With an interesting aptitude for balancing her right- and left-brain functions, combined with an intense love of learning, Judy will illustrate her growth as an artist. Since 1980 she has painted in a detailed, realistic style, using watercolors and acrylics - earning signature status in three different watercolor societies. Learn about her inspiration, experimentation, techniques, and continuous discoveries which make painting her passion. Find out more about the artist and see her work online at 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Speakers:  Jewelry Panel Presentation, Pat England: Hand cuts and polishes semiprecious stones to create unique pendants, earrings, and bracelets;  Louise Ragle: Bead artist that also teaches at her Loudon gallery; Julie Boisseau-Craig: Creates jewelry from clay, glass and beads.  (Photo at left is from Louise Ragle's collection).

AGTV members will be treated to a jewelry panel presentation given by our very own talented AGTV members Pat England, Louise Ragle, and Julie Boisseau-Craig. Their presentation will feature wire, bead, semiprecious stones and clay bead creations! We have had many requests from our members for a jewelry presentation over the years, so come on out to see and here how they create their art pieces.

Programs Held in 2016-2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Speaker:  Bobbie Crews, Artist

Topic:   "Where is Bobbie Crews Now"

Bobbie Crews is a favorite local Knoxville, TN artist and she will be back to Tellico Village to bring us another insightful presentation about her art works.  Also Bobbie plans a three-day workshop in October 2017.  Find out more about the artist and view her enormous portfolio of work on her website.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Speaker:  Kathie Odom

Topic:  "Experiences in Plein Air"

Description: Join Kathie as she recounts stories from painting on the road. Plein air competitions and teaching oil painting workshops kept her traveling to states like Pennsylvania, Arizona and Wisconsin just to name a few. Kathie will show paintings and share about the adventures that keep her inspired.  More information about Kathie Odom and her on-line gallery can be found at

Date:  Thursday, March 16 Meeting and Program

Topic:  "Exploring the Creative Process Through Quality of Emotion


Speaker:  Charles Brindley, Guest Artist

Description:  Charles Brindley is a highly accomplished artist who lives and maintains his studio in Adairville, near Nashville. Among his subjects are giant deciduous trees, rock formations, prehistoric ruins, panoramic landscapes, still life and architecture.  At our meeting on March 16, Brindley will address several creative processes in terms of his personal history. He will talk about how we may incorporate these processes into experiencing

daily life and making art that is meaningful. He will also discuss the benefits of being alone with a subject and how that isolation may create a quality of emotion experience that is often linked to joy — and an ultimate artistic goal, a shift of


Brindley's career spans more than three decades, and he has been represented in galleries in Nashville, Memphis, Taos, New York City and Washington, DC. His work appears in public and corporate collections throughout the United

States and in private collections internationally.  Learn more about his work at

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Program:  Jerry's Artarama

Speaker:  Scott Manning 

Members and guests love this opportunity to learn about new art products, see demonstrations, get free samples and a coupon from the best art store in Knoxville, TN.  Go to to learn about their store and art classes.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Speaker:  Tom Marshall, Fused Glass Artist

Presentation Title: "A Brief History of Glass and Ideas About Fused Glass"

Tom Marshall is a lifelong craftsman who has

owned an art gallery and is knowledgeable about many forms of art. He moved to Tellico Village from Nevada and recently finished building and equipping a fused glass art studio in his home.  Art glass is manufactured at different melting temperatures, and glass artists must use exacting skills to obtain the best artistic results from their materials. Marshall has perfected those skills and has been trained in workshops by some of the top glass artists in the country. The focus of his talk will be on:

1. How glass evolved over the century's

2. Different types of glass

3. My studio and the variety of my work using different types of glass

4. Examples of fused glass

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"In the Digital Age, Is Art Dying?"

Speaker:  Larry Perry, Photographer

Can you tell, is this a photograph or painting? Our guest speaker will

reveal the answer when he delivers his presentation at our

meeting on November 17.  Perry is a prize-winning photographer, author of 28 books and a popular speaker at conventions around the country. He enjoys exploring the challenging questions that face artists in all media today. With rapidly changing technology, what lies down the road and how will it affect our work? In the digital age, is art dying? 

Perry's presentation promises to be educational, controversial and entertaining.  His diverse background and accomplishments give Perry a unique and credentialed perspective. He is a certified Photoshop instructor and author of the just-released book, Photoshop CC 101, an adjunct instructor at UT and UCLA, a former Higher Education Commissioner for the state of Tennessee, a licensed attorney and a licensed engineer. He is also a former newspaper

columnist whose column was carried in 90 newspapers, an expert on international communications who has testified before Congress and a businessman with interests in the United States and the Far East.

Don't miss this opportunity to see an exciting visual presentation and learn about developments in technology. Bring

your questions for Larry Perry and join the discussion on subjects that are sure to interest artists today and tomorrow.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Confetti Acrylics"

Speaker:  Tina Brunetti

Tina, primarily a self-taught artist, has developed a very distinctive signature

“stained glass” style born out of her experimentation with sand and glue on

large gallery wrapped canvases. While she has extended her subject matter

to flora, jazz, sport, angel, and landscape themes, her preference remains for wildlife subjects. Tina features overlapping wildlife subjects (e.g., lions, peacocks, tigers, eagles, zebras, wolves, flowers, etc) creating the illusion of stained glass, on her vivid mixed media canvases.

Tina also creates and sells reproductions of her art in the form of prints, greeting cards, jewelry, and wearable art t-shirts, dresses and skirts! Her products are sold at The Red Door Galleries in Historic Downtown Loudon, where she also gives BREWnetti painting classes.

To learn more about Tina's work visit her website:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Painting Ideas.....  Theories that Make Exciting Paintings"

Speaker:  Paul deMarrais

Paul says, "In my workshops I try to give students the basis for making decisions in their paintings. A successful painting is created by navigating through hundreds of decisions during the painting process.  Throughout the long history of painting, artists have contributed many ideas to help in this challenge. Our job is not to reinvent the wheel. Why not explore the ideas and theories put forth by many of the great artists of the past and present? Artists have always been great borrowers!  Each of us will put our own unique spin on these ideas, filtering them through our own personalities and experiences. Too much emphasis is often given to the 'how to's' of painting at the expense of the 'why's', the theories that form the foundation of our paintings."  

Visit Paul's website for further information about his work.

Programs Held in 2015-2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016
“Mixed Media Inspired”
Sandra Washburn, Mixed Media Artist
Get a sneak peek of Ms. Washburn's workshop scheduled for February 4-6, 2016.  Ms Washburn will bring mixed media examples to demonstrate use of raw materials, as well as completed mixed media projects.  For more information, visit her Website:
Thursday, February 18, 2016
“Preparing Your Artwork for Exhibit and Sale”
Panel Discussion:
 Lil Clinard, Artist and Chair of Spring Art Show
Dennis Sabo, Photographer
 Mary Bright, Owner, Backdoor Gallery in Lenoir City
You’ve spent hours creating your works of art; now you face the challenge of decisions related to presenting it in the most favorable light.  Clinard and Sabo, both AGTV members and award-winning artists, will present the practical aspects of preparing your artwork for exhibit and/or sale.  Then Mary Bright will approach the topic from the perspective of a gallery owner.  She will discuss framing and other considerations for enhancing the attractiveness of your artwork to potential buyers.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
“Plein Air Painting—Challenges and Inspiration”
Jeremy Doss, Oil Painter
Jeremy Doss (b. 1976) grew up in north Alabama. Spending time in nature gave him a heart to paint the beauty of the outdoors... but that is not where his talent stops. He also has a passion for painting figures and still life as well. He paints in oils with a mixture of impressionism and realism. He is mostly self-taught and prefers the alla prima style of painting. In a word he is diverse as an artist.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
“Enjoying Birds and Wildlife with Watercolor”
Vickie Henderson, Photographer and Watercolor Artist
Vickie Henderson is a photographer and watercolor artist with a special interest in birds.  She has designed banners for the Smithsonian Whooping Crane exhibit.  You can read her blogs and see her work at:

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Seth Harverkamp, Drawing and Portrait Artist
Seth Harverkamp is an oil painter who focuses on drawing, figures, still life and portraits.  He obtained his BA in Painting at Carson-Newman College and has studied with several renowned artists.  His most recent recognition was as a 2015 International Portrait Competition finalist.


Thursday, December 10, 2015
Holiday Luncheon and Party, 11:00 a.m. at Classico's Italian Restaurant, 318 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774.
$15/person. Reservations required. Bring a wrapped, unmarked "gift" for the White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Barry Spruce, Photographer presents "Nature Photography:The Art of a Good Photo."
See his Web site at

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Docent-led tour of the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 Worlds Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916. Meet to form carpools at 9:15 a.m. at the Lakeside Realty parking lot, 100 Chota Center in Tellico Village across from the Marathon station.  If you are driving directly to the museum, meet there at 10:15 a.m. Tour begins at 10:30 a.m.
See their Web site at

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Kate Aubrey of Maryville is an accomplished, award-winning watercolorist and teacher who will be sharing her talents
and expertise with us. She is a juried member of the Knoxville Watercolor Society and is a member of the Tennessee
Watercolor Society, the Fountain City Art Center, and the Art Guild of Tellico Village. Her presentation will include a
demonstration of the techniques she uses to create her beautiful and poignant works of art. Please see her Web
site at for a preview.
For more information, contact Cindy Vermeersch.