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

2019-2020 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.

Holiday Luncheon December 4 at Tanasi  

Our holiday party meal includes your choice of vegetarian quesadilla, grilled catfish with sweet potato fries and cole slaw or a no starch version of grilled catfish with grilled green beans, or strawberry chicken salad, plus beverage. Desserts will be provided by our members. The cost is $15.

White Elephant Gift Exchange:  lightly used but great condition... can be art supplies or other. Door Prizes and Art Quiz!!

Sign Up at the AGTV Meeting 10/17 or 11/21. There will be a signup sheet at the October 17 and November 21 meetings where you can make your luncheon selection and provide a check for $15.  If you cannot make it to either meeting, then you can send an email to Pat Kurowski ( with your selection and then mail your check to Pat at 140 Oostanali Way, Loudon TN 37774. Checks for $15 should be made payable to AGTV and should reach Pat no later than Friday, November 22, 2019.

Member Highlights

Our guild contains many talented artists who have pieces in exhibits and show. See where they are currently exhibiting.


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Monthly Meetings and Programs

(see 'Photo Gallery' for info on past meetings)

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Title: Building Books

Speaker: Bob Meadows,

Program: Bob Meadows will give a presentation on the history of books and making books from scratch.

New Workshop

Bob Meadows Handmade Art Books 
Bookin' for Beginners
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
For details see the Classes & 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