November Summary/December Events


November has been another busy, unexpectedly cold month here at TFAC.

We opened a Member Show with 5 new members showing alongside 8 old members.

Small Wonders and the Members’ Show have seen gradually increasing foot traffic since the Nov. 15 opening.

A new, weather-resistant sign has replaced the old, rotten sign on Jackson Street thanks to Garth Segroves, Sign-A-Rama, and grants from The City of Tullahoma and The Tennessee Arts Commission.

Members Robert Allen and Colleen Saunders went to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Grant Awards Celebration.  Robert accepted a 2500$ award for partnership activities between South Jackson Civic Center, The Tullahoma Arts Council and TFAC.

Katie Pierce and Betty Bertrand finalized the Kitchen remodel plans with our contractor from Lowes and the city codes inspector.

We still have 2000$ remaining for exterior remodel from the Bonnaroo Grant thanks to their careful use of funds.

We have a 2000$ estimate for the upstairs flooring which we hope to be able to complete within the year.

The Board has been hard at work on a very aggressive 5 year Strategic Plan designed to put TFAC on more solid financial footing and move it towards becoming a “Best in Class Facility,”  When the plan is finished, it will be presented to the Membership for comment and approval.

Expect news of a Capital Campaign soon.

Changes in Membership are being discussed in order to facilitate more realistic budgeting and a more structured cash flow.

Coming up: 

Dec 20:  End of Small Wonders & Members’ Show at 4 pm

Dec 20:  The EightReindeer Monologues (4th Annual Production)

Dec 28:  THE DRESSMAKER’S DUKE Book Signing with author Jessica Rausch Gibbons

The TFAC Board meets tonight and I will post the current P&L Sheet, Balance Sheet, and Approved November minutes within one week at our webpage, and on our FaceBook page as well as the Member Info Board in the TFAC foyer.

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.