Our membership includes many talented artists, some of whom have pieces in exhibits and shows. Others have won awards and accolades. This page highlights these talented artists. To have news included, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a description and picture(s) of your work.
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Jack Retterer’s Fall photo of Cades Cove, entitled ”Fall Flowers Bouquet”, has been selected to be included in the 15th National Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance. Art included in the juried exhibition will be on display February 5-26, 2021 at the Emporium, Knoxville, TN.
The gallery reception and awards presentation for the exhibition will take place on February 5, from 5 to 8 PM at the Emporium.
“The 2020 Art of Seeing video showcases my journey as an artist as well as comments from collectors along with examples of some of my favorite photography.”
Dennis Sabo Photography – Portfolio Collectors 2020 Edition
Dennis Sabo Photography is featured in the Portfolio Collectors Issue 2020 of Portfolio Magazine, Naples, Florida.
Portfolio publisher, Bill Hemmer states, “The 2020 Portfolio Collector’s Edition features the outstanding works of photography from selected national and international photographers; their inspired works of art and their original points of view. Come join us on a special journey of seeing the world through new and gifted eyes and their lenses. This is a visual journey like no other and one that is my honor to unveil.”
Says Dennis, “It’s a privilege and an honor to be included in a class of distinguished photographers such as those selected for the Portfolio Collectors 2020 Edition.”
Dennis Sabo, internationally honored photographer, recently received the “Award of Excellence” from Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY for their Healing Power of Art 2020 exhibition.
Says Dennis, “It is an honor to have received this award. I work tirelessly to create art for those who appreciate and need art in their lives. I have always been a true believer in the art of healing.”
Says Renée Phillips, curator, for “The Healing Power of Art 2020 exhibition”, “The art here was created by artists who have achieved a level of artistic excellence, mastery of their medium, and who submitted images that convey a message about the healing power of art.”
Pam George is a fiber artist who specializes in art quilts. Rather than use a traditional pattern, Pam works from photographs and paints on fabric to create quilts that resemble paintings. Pam and her quilts are featured in the latest episode of ‘HandMade’ on Tellico Village Broadcasting.
Judy Lavoie’s artwork has been published in two national magazines! The Best of Acrylic magazine includes her acrylic painting “When She Was Three“, one of her most frequently complimented paintings.
Judy’s painting “Cow’s in the Corn” is being showcased in the “The Best of Watercolor-Splash 21” hardcover coffee table book published by Artists Magazine. This year’s theme was “Capturing Mood” — the judges chose watercolor paintings “that reflect excellence and originality in capturing mood, as well as a variety of styles and subjects.” Her painting is one of just 125 selected from 1476 entries.
Judy Lavoie’s “Sorghum Maker,” an original watercolor, was accepted by juror Linda Baker for the 41st National Exhibition of the Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS) . Exhibition was slated to take place at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta GA through April 26, 2020, but the museum was closed due to the coronavirus. The show was hung but never opened, and the juror selected award winners online. You can view the fabulous show online. Judy used “Sorghum Maker” to illustrate her presentation “Anatomy of a Watercolor Painting,” presented to AGTV in May, 2019.
Judy Lavoie Scratchboard Art
Judy Lavoie has been juried in as an active member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA), based on submission of 5 samples of her scratchboard art.
Judy Lavoie’s “Like A Rainbow”
Judy Lavoie’s “Like A Rainbow,” an original watercolor, was accepted into the 43rd Southern Watercolor Society (SWS) Exhibition, with 80 paintings selected from 340 entries by juror Mark Mehaffey. The Exhibition is scheduled to be held May 12 – July 12, 2020, at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in Clarksville, Tennessee.
David Hardin had 2 of his photographs selected to be part of the eighth annual Knoxville Photo juried exhibition, which featuring selected works from 32 artists throughout the region. The exhibition encompassed photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more and was displayed in the main gallery of the Emporium Center from July 3-31, 2020.
Kate Aubrey and Lil Clinard are the only two watercolor artists in TN to have paintings juried into the National Watercolor Exhibition (NWS) this year which were presented on-line May 2020. Congratulations!
Jean Porter, TnWS Region IV representative, reports that 11 of the 16 artists of this region juried into the Tennessee Watercolor Exhibition (TnWS), 2020, are members of the Art Guild of Tellico Village. Congratulations to Kate Aubrey, Jann Bohnenberger, Lil Clinard, Mary Dougherty, Lee Edge, Linda Johnson, Judy Lavoie, Nora Merritt, Jean Porter, Linn Stilwell, and Laurie Szilvagyi. Region IV consists of the greater Knoxville area.