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This has been a year of “…the best of times and the worst of times.” Due to CoVid 19, our May meeting has been cancelled. The good news is that Scott of Jerry’s Artarama will present next March; and, Aurora Bull will present an oil painting demonstration next April, with a possible workshop to follow! A huge disappointment, for participants and the entire village, was the cancellation of our much-anticipated Spring Art Show!
Looking back on our year, we have had some stellar presenters starting with two artists of international renown: Junjo Lee demonstrated her conceptual skill to final jewelry product for Tiffany’s in New York to Bucherer in Switzerland, and Curtis Brock shared functional glass creations that grace our homes as well as sculptural/experimental pieces that have their homes in museums around the globe. Also, of commendable quality, Bob Meadows shared his creative book construction methods followed by a one-day workshop; Jean Gregory presented her lovely pastel portraits among other subjects; Wendy Leedy shared her marvelous graphite and color pencil drawings.
Our workshop presentations were well attended as famous artist Brenda Swenson conducted a three-day watercolor workshop in October, followed by Sandra Washburn with a multi-media class in the same month, then Bob Meadows with creative book construction in November, followed by Paul de Marais in March with the focus on oil stick painting. Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel a workshop in June by international watercolor artist Lian Quan Zhen. We hope to schedule him some time in the future.
A huge “thank you” to the outgoing board members who were so intelligent and helpful this year: V. P/Programs, Carolyn Cook; Secretary, Peggy Neely, Treasurer, Pat Kurowski; Workshops/Classes, Laura Hersh; Membership, Perry Flanagan; Publicity, Leslie McDonough and Past President Tutt Hoy. A few mentioned here will continue serving on the new board which is listed elsewhere in this newsletter. A very special thanks to our Website Manager and Newsletter Chairperson par excellance, K C Babb!
Congratulations to our gifted members who continue to receive recognition for their outstanding works of art in various venues, local, statewide, national, and international!
By now you know how much I love quotes, so here are final words of wisdom from artist Ian Stewart: “The most important tool in any painter’s arsenal is their sketchbook. It is where all the important learning work is done. It teaches observation, practice, and most of all fearlessness.” We don’t have to share these with others. And consider that Leonardo’s great discoveries happened by first hand observation and experimentation recorded in his many notebooks…and that equals hard work. What made him so unique is that Leonardo never lost the child-like qualities of inquisitiveness and enthusiasm for problem solving. Being OCD helped. (Ha!Ha!)
It has been a pleasure serving the AGTV this year!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 which offers in-person classes, online continuing education resources, and maintains a library of instructional videos on a broad variety of topics. Visit www.tvuniversity.org.
Guild members, guests and individuals interested in the Art Guild are welcome to attend meetings, classes, and workshops.
22nd Annual Art Guild Art Show 2020
May 1-3, 2020
*** CANCELLED ***Out of consideration for the health of our community and based upon the latest CDC guidelines, our Spring Art Show is cancelled.
Our guild contains many talented artists who have pieces in exhibits and show. See where they are currently exhibiting.
View our current newsletter.
(see 'Photo Gallery' for info on past meetings)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Our March 19 meeting has been cancelled.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Our April 16 meeting has been cancelled. Aurora Bull will come in April of 2021.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The May meeting is now cancelled.
Jerry's Artarama will come next year.
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