Metal clay sounds like a oxymoron, but it is actually a versatile medium made up of fine metal pieces, an organic binder, and a small amount of water. You can sculpt with it like a polymer clay, then fire in a kiln to produce a piece of solid metal. Judi will discuss the properties and possibilities for use in jewelry and sculpture, as well as provide examples from raw clay to finished pieces.
Judi Talley is an East TN native and active member of the Foothills Craft Guild. She has worked with metal clay since 2011 and juried into the Foothills Guild in 2016 in the jewelry category. Her love of the Smokey Mountains fuels her creative drive, and regular hikes in and around the mountains provide plenty of inspiration.
Eightmoons Creations is her one-woman jewelry studio set up in her home in Knoxville. Her husband, sister, and four cats all graciously put up with the mess.
AGTV Member Lil Clinard began to pursue art and painting full time after her 30 year career in research and technical management. Upon retirement she took art classes and workshops and began to paint in earnest, teaching herself through practice. Attracted to the elusive quality of light and the wonderful colors that emerge, she began to try different media, surfaces and techniques. Lil discovered that while fear will hold you back, trying new things can create great results and be a lot of fun!
In 2008, Lil began to exhibit and was encouraged by awards and sales of her artwork. Today, she considers herself a professional artist who paints realistically with a nod to impressionism. Her work is available through her website, her studio and the Art Market Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is active in several art organizations including the National Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society and is current President of the Tennessee Watercolor Society.
Come hear about her journey as an artist who is willing to experiment with no fear!
Join us as Cheri Jorgenson talks about her discovery of wildlife and her realistic depiction of them in her art. “My recent artwork began during our initial Covid isolation, when I finally noticed the wildlife around our acreage in South Knoxville. The animals have always been there, but I had not been aware of them. I became an observer of our animal residents. To honor them, I wanted to depict them as O’Keeffe did the flowers, so the viewer would truly see them and would appreciate their tender beauty. Since then I’ve been doing drawings and paintings of animals in a variety of media: mostly color pencil with mixed media pieces, on a variety of surfaces: toned or black paper, or painted canvas. “Blessed Are the Meek” is my title for this evolving series of works honoring our local wildlife.”
Cheri has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Science in Art Education from the University of Tennessee. Originally she was a graphic designer, working for the International Energy Exposition (The 1982 World’s Fair), Tennessee Valley Authority, and in her own design firm, among others. After earning her graduate degree, she was an art teacher for Knox County Schools for 20 years, and retired from the L&N STEM Academy in 2020. She was the 2012 Tennessee Art Educator of the Year, the 2020 Tennessee National Art Honor Society Sponsor of the Year, and the 2021 National Sponsor. Cheri co-founded COMMA, a plein air group that meets weekly at UT Gardens since 2004 and exhibits together regularly. She lives in South Knoxville with her husband in their 100+ year-old farmhouse.
Join us as Julie Fawn Boisseau-Craig, a contemporary glass artist, talks about her experience as a full-time artist. Photos of her art will show the evolution of her work from being strictly a glass artist to one who combines clay, metal and/or wood with her glass. Today, her work directly responds to the contradictions of life using her wide range of skills with a mix of materials to create unique art.
Julie works in glass and porcelain primarily but utilizes metals and wood as necessary to create her sculptural pieces. She designs and creates many functional and wearable works at Wild Pony Studio, her personal studio in Rockford, Tennessee and does hot shop glass works at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, North Carolina. She has shown nationally and participated in many workshops and demonstrations. Her work directly responds to the contradictions of life.
Julie received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in December of 2012, after which, she taught at Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College in North Carolina. Julie is currently the President of the East Chapter of Tennessee Craft and Vice President for the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville. Julie now concentrates on her studio work, art shows and teaching workshops.
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Lidwina Bekman paints transparent watercolor with a main subject of ocean life. She creates surrealist representations of fish, crustaceans, coral and more. Lidwina will present an overview of her last 30 plus years as a watercolorist.
Lidwina has shown her work in many solo exhibitions in the United States, the Bahamas, and Europe. Solo exhibitions include the prestigious Pulchri Studio in The Hague, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, Brickell Square Gallery in Miami, the World Trade Center in New Orleans, and invitations from the Netherlands Government and other locations and galleries.
She has won numerous awards including the coveted National Watercolor Society 1st place award and many other 1st place awards in cities around the United States. She was chosen for a group exhibit with 5 five major U.S. artists in Houston, Texas. In 1998, Liduine was the featured artist for the City of Houston Bayou City Art Festival.
Lidwina has been featured in published articles in the Pulchri quarterly magazine (the Netherlands), the Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, Florida), the Seafood Leader (US), the Artist’s Magazine (US), the Oklahoma City Newspaper (US), the Houston Post (US) and was featured on television in Houston (Channel 8) and local television in Naples, Fl. Her work is in many of the major collections in the US, amongst which the Jean Jacques Cousteau (of the Cousteau Foundation), the City of Houston, hotel chains including Hilton, Marriott and Wyndham. Company collections include IBM, Exxon, various banks, designers, hospitals and many others.
NOTE: This meeting will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent out to all current members prior to the meeting on February 16. You may join the Zoom call from your home OR join us at the Yacht Club to watch it there.
Linda Kemp is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolors and acrylics. Her innovative use of negative painting is the focus of her two best-selling books, Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists. Linda is featured in art publications, video and internet forums, with over 1.5 million YouTube views.
She is honoured to be a Life Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) and a Life Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SAC). Her award-winning paintings are in collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, U.K.
In 2008, Linda was awarded the A.J. Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Water Colour, the top award for the CSPWC National Exhibition, Open Waters. In 2005, she was awarded Woman of the Year for Arts and Culture.
Linda instructs at symposiums and workshops throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and France and now online. She has served as juror for numerous national and international exhibitions, including the 2020 Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition and 2022 Transparent Watercolor Society of America.
NOTE: This meeting will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent out to all current members prior to the meeting on January 19. You may join the Zoom call from your home ORjoin us at the Yacht Club to watch it there.
Reflecting light and the world around us, glass provides a window to the world and inspires reflection in our souls.
Fusing glass offers wonderful possibilities for creating functional pieces, such as plates and bowls, as well as artwork, by using color and form. This presentation will introduce you to Fused Glass Art. What is it? How is it made? How is fused glass different from Blown Glass and Stained Glass? KC will introduce you to the process and show examples of different styles of art glass.
About the Artist: KC Babb has been working with glass for over 15 years, focusing primarily on Fused Glass. KC started her fused glass journey primarily making plates and bowls, but more recently has been making clocks and a few landscapes.
Lisa Bell & Timberly Guffey at Fuller’s Frame Shop and Print Studio in Athens will be sharing top tips for framing your artwork for the best impact, including when to use a pre-made frame versus a custom frame, how to pick a frame color that works with your art, and the impact of matting.
They also work closely with artists to provide professional fine art reproductions featuring the artist’s own artwork. The process begins with high resolution scanning and expert editing. High quality archival prints can then be done on a variety of substrates including papers, canvas, metal, and fabrics. In addition, artwork can be reproduced on notecards, t-shirts, signs, banners, table runners, ornaments, flags, magnets and much more.
About the Artist: Fuller’s Frame Shop and Print Studio in Athens has been serving the area for over 35 years offering a perfect combination of fine art printing and professional framing. They love working with artists!
Sometimes great rendering in art is not enough. You need to make an emotional connection with your viewers.
This presentation will explore how to make that connection, first inside yourself, then adding it to your work so others can explore it with you.
About the Artist: A devoted watercolorist for over 40 years and a great lover of people and portraiture, Kate Aubrey began drawing while sprawled on the living room floor at age six. Since then, she has graduated to easels, studying with such notable artists as Charles Reid, John Salminen, Stephen Quiller, Ted Nuttall, Don Andrews, Jeannie McGuire, and Lian Quan Zhen.
Life has taken her to six states across the USA from Anchorage, Alaska where she picked up her first watercolor brush to the deep, rich artist’s culture of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. While in Alaska, she worked as one of the first women in the oil field at Prudhoe Bay, painting in her spare time. It all shows up in her work.
Arriving in Tennessee’s Knoxville area in 2014 to settle (she fervently hopes) for good, Kate teaches watercolor workshops inside and outside of Tennessee. She is a past Vice President of the Knoxville Watercolor Society, as well as a member of the Arts Alliance of Knoxville, the Art Guild of Tellico Village, and the Oak Ridge Art Center. Farther afield, she is a member of the National Watercolor Society with signature memberships in the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Society of Alabama, and the Tennessee Watercolor Society. She is also a Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Center in Massachusetts.
Her work has earned many awards in multiple national and international exhibitions and has appeared in “Watercolor Artist Magazine”, “American Art Collector Magazine”, Artist’s Magazine’s “The Best of Watercolor” (Splash 21 and Splash 22), and the “American Watercolor Weekly” e-zine.
When she is not teaching, she and her very large standard poodle can be found in her studio concentrating on her figure and floral paintings with a dash of still life or Apples thrown in. Although, truth be told, the poodle prefers bones….