The Tennessee Arts Commission
The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA)

Artist / Apprentice

2011 Tennessee
Master Craft Artist / Apprentice
Program Exhibit

July 21 - September 9, 2011
Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery

Artists Reception - Friday, Aug. 19, 2-4 p.m.


(left) Jewelry by Sadie Wang
(right) Jewelry by Leisl mcCrea

Now in its second year, the Tennessee Master Craft Artist/Apprentice Program was first developed and executed as a cooperative partnership between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists in the summer of 2009. It was designed to encourage and invest in the continuation, advancement and creation of Tennessee craft by recognizing the role of the master artist/apprentice relationship as a way to preserve the state’s cultural heritage. The artist couplings were contracted to construct their own specific goals and objectives for learning new skills or techniques and spend seven months in one-on-one intensive training. The Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery will exhibit the work generated from this project by these six artists as well as highlight their individual experiences in working with this paradigm. The program will be implemented again in the fall of 2011 and is open to all practicing Tennessee craft artists. For more information regarding application process and deadlines, please contact Hannah Cofer, TACA program director, 615-385-1904
or visit .



Free Admission

  For more information on the exhibit contact Julie Horn
at (615) 532-9798, or e-mail: