Board Meeting News

The TFAC staff has had a busy and productive month which has culminated in a successful and productive meeting of the Center’s Board of Directors on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Paramount on the Board Agenda is preparation for the 145th Traveling Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society Show which will be on display from April 13, 2013 through May 11, 2013.   TFAC Director, Annie Rone, has been successful in recruiting Blood Assurance as the Corporate Sponsor for this event while the staff has been busy in securing a broad range of marketing options for this event.   Posters have been printed and distributed to Middle Tennessee Art Venues and area businesses to promote the show.  TFAC will be the last stop on this national show and the only Tennessee venue selected to display the featured and award-winning watercolor paintings.   Exhibit hours will be from 9:00 – 5:00 Tuesday – Friday and 10:00 – 4:00 on Saturdays.    The Center will host two separate receptions for the American Watercolor Exhibit – the opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on April 13th and Sunday reception will be held on April 21st from 1-5 p.m.  A donation of $ 10 is strongly suggested.    Exhibit books will be available at a cost of $ 20/each.

The American Watercolor Society is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America.  Seven venues were selected in the United States for the 2012/2013 Exhibition with shows in Alabama, Texas and Colorado in 2012 and California, Texas and Florida earlier in 2013 before ending this tour in Tullahoma.

Information on how to join or support the American Watercolor Society is available on the website at

Blood Assurance, the 2013 Show Sponsor, is a non-profit regional blood center serving Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama committed to providing a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood components in their service area.  Blood Assurance has been an active corporate contributor in the communities they serve.  Their generous sponsorship of the AWS Travelling Exhibition is greatly appreciated.

The TFAC Board asks all our members to show their reciprocal support of Blood Assurance by participating in their upcoming annual community blood drive, the Mash Bash, to be held at Northgate Mall in Tullahoma on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.    Blood Assurance has set a goal of 100 donors for this event.

This year, in preparation of the AWS Exhibit, a Volunteer orientation workshop will be conducted by Robert Allen of the TFAC staff.  This one-hour workshop will be held at the Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  All volunteers are asked to register for one session.  Additionally, members and volunteers will converge on the Center grounds for a pre-opening grounds work-day on Friday, April 5, 2013.  All who wish to participate are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a festive work ethic to share in the celebration of spring and the first spring planting project at TFAC.

About Tullahoma Art Center

"Preserving the past, engaging the present and nurturing the future of Middle Tennessee by stimulating diverse creative expression, positive encouragement and quality, regional opportunities for access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities." The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center is an ADA-compliant facility committed to the development of quality cultural experiences and education by providing access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities, and influencing the direction of area visual, literary, performing and creative arts. TFAC, above all, encourages professionalism in the artistic community and among its artists and students, thereby raising standards of excellence in creativity, design and the production and practice of cultural craftsmanship. We promote the development of arts programming opportunities by offering classes, demonstrations, performances, publications and exhibitions. We are currently expanding our Member Gallery so that members may display and/or sell their original works -- creating unique marketing opportunities for them to reach local, regional and national audiences. We strive to increase public experience, understanding, appreciation and awareness of (as well as access to) the Arts and Humanities, especially in underserved and disenfranchised communities. TFAC seeks to strengthen our existing Regional Art Museum and lending library by encouraging donations of books, works of art and the endowment of funds to secure further permanent collections of both. We are actively exploring ways to assist area school systems with their Arts and Humanities curriculums, providing both extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities for gifted and talented students as well as for the academically and economically disadvantaged. Finally, we are firmly committed to partnering with civic organizations, other non-profits, city, county and state governments to compliment each another’s fields of expertise.