Category Archives: Fine Arts

JIM HOUSE, Drawing Class



Member artist Jim House will be teaching  two “Life Drawing” classes next week, March 20th and 21st, from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

These classes will focus on charcoal and newsprint and will feature a live model.

Each class will be $35 and students must be 14+ and have a serious interest in Art.

Call TFAC or email us to register for this class…

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The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center has been awarded an Arts Build Communities
Grant through the Tennessee Arts Commission in order to offer four months’
worth of free classes and supplies to students who are Free and Reduced
Lunch Program beneficiaries or who live in Section 8 housing. The cost for
all other students is $30, and supplies are included.

August’s offering allows TFAC to welcome a new teaching artist, Tullahoma
native, Jeremy Zimmerman. On August 28, 2013, Jeremy will be teaching a
class on Graffiti/Spray Paint Art. 20 spots for Elementary students are
available in a 1.30 – 3 class, and 20 spots are available for Elementary,
Middle and High School students in a 3.30 – 5 class. Students are encouraged
to wear appropriate clothing for creative expression with paint!

To sign up, please contact TFAC at (931) 455-1234 or at — or stop by the Center any time, T – TH,
9 am – 2 pm.

The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center is an ADA-compliant, 501 (c) 3 organization
which was incorporated in 1968 and has been serving the Middle Tennessee
Area for the past 45 years. All corporate and individual donations are
tax-deductible. For more information about how you can support the Arts in
our community, or TFAC directly, please visit our profile at <;



JEREMY the artist ZIMMERMAN was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September
13, 1973, where he lived for several years before traveling Out West with
his young parents… Living in the mountains of Colorado and traveling until
he was ten, he filled his childhood with many magical memories of nature and

After returning to Tennessee, he settled into school in Tullahoma where he
was more interested in dreams than in school — getting into a little hot
water for spay-painting the town… which earned him four-hundred hours of
public service work…

After learning a lesson about vandalism in his community; he stayed on track
to prove ART is not a crime!!!

At eighteen he moved to the Tampa area in Florida and was exposed to a
rough, street side of life and cut his visit short by hitchhiking back 1300
miles to the mountains of Kentucky, staying three months in a hippie commune
and getting back to the roots of his early childhood of nature and fun…

Later in his 20’s he lived in his hometown Nashville, and for seven years,
he worked as an artist at Opryland. At 27, he moved back home to Tullahoma
and started from scratch, having four children and using his life lessons to
be the most protecting and loving father…

He provides for his family by running his own construction company, Superior
Woodwork, which is responsible for projects in our community such as
Citizens Tri-county Bank, The Celtic Cup, George Dickel and many more.


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.