Announcing Our New Director


The Tullahoma Art Center is please to announce that Diane Gawrys has been named the new Director. She comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit arena and has a rich history in the business world as well. Diane is currently enrolled at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga to obtain her master degree in Business. She is sure to provide the Center with remarkable guidance and success.

“We are grateful that the Tullahoma Art Center’s new director comes from within; we’ve appreciated her stability, professionalism and while she served as a board member,”  We know Diane Gawrys to be strategic and proactive with community leaders and are confident the Center’s services and programs will continue to be a tremendous success under her leadership.

Diane is a dedicated wife, mother of two teenage boys and community activist. She has been recognized with several awards for her volunteer work with children. With the help of her retired military husband, Diane also finds time to enjoy her varied crafts from jewelry making to the culinary arts. We are so fortunate to have Diane share her talents, expertise and passion with the Tullahoma Art Center.

The Tullahoma Art Center’s board of directors and staff would like to extend our utmost gratitude to Kali Bradford for her service as a director. Diane will continue some of the projects Kali started during her tenure as well as incorporate valuable community feedback into a sustainable plan for the Center’s future.

 

Sincerely,

 

Board of Directors

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.