Art Guild of Tellico Village


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Tutt Hoy to Serve as Art Guild President as We Begin an Exciting and Dynamic New Year

Message from the President

Creativity is contagious; pass it on. Albert Einstein

Recently I have been thinking about the importance of community — especially as it applies to artists. Not long ago on Nextdoor Tellico Village, a woman commented about the pleasure of getting together with a group of painters, how she was making new friends, and how much she was enjoying it. It made me remember my good friend and artist, the late Beverly Bach Cassell, who realized that making art can be a lonely business, as we usually are working alone. Cassell founded an organization called the Artist Conference Network, which has chapters in California, New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Its purpose is to allow artists to mentor and coach each other and to help associates reach their potential and achieve their goals. Beverly died several years ago, but the networks she inspired live on. Here in our guild I have found many friends with like interests, but attending workshops and classes and participating in guild activities are the ways that I really got to know them. I encourage each of you to participate where you can and build a community within our organization that meets your needs. For example, if you are enjoying a new medium and would like to find others interested in the same, do reach out and let us know. We have the second Mondays of each month available at the Chota Center for any artists who wish to get together and work on their art. So perhaps small groups can form and work together.

As Tellico Village has grown, so has our art guild. With many new members and only one meeting per month, putting names with faces and getting to know each other isn’t as easy as it once was. Beginning with this issue of the newsletter, we are introducing some of our members, starting with those on our board (see page 3.) Learning about our fellow artists will not only be interesting — it can provide some ideas and insights that may enrich our own artistic endeavors and make our creative community better. 

Tutt Hoy

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.

Upcoming Events

Second Mondays:  Open Art Studio


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


8 am to 5 pm

Monthly Meetings and Programs 

(see photos gallery)

November 15, 2018

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

Speakers: All Y'All

Program: If you have questions please contact Kate McCullough -


December 5, 2018 11:00 AM

Program: Christmas Luncheon

Location: Tanasi Golf Club

Program: White Elephant exchange (or Dirty Santa). Email Pat Kurowski to sign up -

615-516-3278 . More information and menu choices available under Programs page.

Cost: $15/person

See Classes and Workshops Pages for other Upcoming 2018/2019 Activities