The Appalachian Center for Craft welcomes back Bachelor of Fine Arts
students and prepares for a full calendar of fall events.
EVENTS
Fall FunFest | September 8 & 9
Visit the Appalachian Center for Craft booth at Fall FunFest, Cookeville's Main Street music festival. The event features live music, a variety of arts and craft vendors, delicious food and family fun, September 9 and 10, 2016 – so don't miss out!
White Oak Fair | September 9 & 10
Learn all about the Appalachian Center for Craft at the White Oak Crafts Fair. The Fair showcases top craft artisans from throughout the region and takes place on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, along the banks of the East Fork Stones River just down from the Arts Center of Cannon County.
Bowlathon | September 16
The annual Bowlathon is Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT). During Bowlathon, volunteers wheel-throw or hand build bowls, which will be donated to Putnam County’s Habitat for Humanity to be sold at the organization’s annual Cooking on the Square fundraiser in the fall.
 
Volunteers with clay experience, using either wheel throwing or hand building techniques, will create bowls. Beginners can wedge clay or can help weigh balls of clay to be used that day.

For more information, call Vince Pitelka at (931)372-6884 or email questions to:  wpitelka@tntech.edu
TN Craft Fair | September 22 - 24
Join the Appalachian Center for Craft on the lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park for the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair ! Shop over 200 juried national fine craft artists, see live demonstrations & have fun in the Kids' Tent. See fresh new work in the Emerging Makers Tent, which includes School of Art, Craft & Design students and alumni: Mirrah Johnson (BFA 2017), Elan Kandel and Jessica Hagar (BFA, 2016).

Friday, September 22 from 10am – 6pm
Saturday, September 23 from 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 24 from 10am – 5pm

Free admission and parking. Dog-friendly. Free shuttle on Saturday from 9am – 6pm and Sunday from 9am-5pm courtesy of Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Cathryn Amidei | Visiting Artist
Monday, Sept. 25, 9:00 a.m.
Weaving Studio: Workshop - Weaving on a Computer-Driven TC-2 Loom

Monday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m.
AV-1: Lecture - Cathryn Amidei's Tapestries
Appalachian Center for Craft

Free and Open to the Public

For information regarding Amidei's visit,
contact Jeanne Brady at 931-372-6876 or jbrady@tntech.edu
SAVE THE DATE
Lauren Kalman | Visiting Artist
Current exhibiting artist Lauren Kalman will be visiting the Appalachian Center for Craft on Thursday, Oct. 5 and will be giving a public lecture on her work in AV1 at 5 p.m. that day.

This event is free, and open to the public.

Her exhibition can be seen during regular gallery hours, until September 25 in Gallery One at the ACC.
Bacchanal | October 22
Support scholarships and programs in the School of Art, Craft & Design for the artists, designers and art educators of the future;
attend the 22nd Annual Bacchanal!

Bid on stunning art and fine craft, feast on
the gourmet cocktail buffet and sample an
extensive selection of wine and beer. 
Take home a commemorative wine glass
or pilsner and enjoy live music and
complimentary valet parking.

For information regarding Bacchanal, contact Gail Gentry at 931-372-6883 or  ggentry@tntech.edu.
Holiday Festival | November 18 & 19
Mark your calendars for Holiday Festival , which will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov 18 and 19. Receive 20% off all artwork in the retail sales gallery both days, kids crafts and short workshops for adults are also available, as well as, food specials at the Blue Water Grill on the Hill. 

During a special preview Friday, November 17, 6 – 9 p.m., participants receive 25% off all items in the retail sales gallery and can stay for a holiday inspired meal in the Blue Water Grille on the Hill – please register if you would like to attend Friday’s dinner or register for hands-on workshops Saturday or Sunday.
 
For information regarding Holiday Festival, contact Gail Gentry at 931-372-6883 or   ggentry@tntech.edu .
RESIDENT NEWS
Lydia Johnson , ACC Clay artist in residence, is scheduled to teach a workshop (on Sept. 7 & 8) and participate in the American Pottery Festival (Sept. 9 & 10) at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN. 
ALUMNI NEWS
Paul Clements , who studied under Curt Brock in 2003, recently exhibited with the Academy Center for the Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia for the month of August.
FALL & SPRING WORKSHOPS
Fall and spring workshops are designed to give complete beginners, advanced beginners, or those who want to brush up their skills access to hands-on experiences in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood.
 
Most one-day workshops meet 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays except as noted in workshop descriptions. All materials, use of tools and equipment and lunch are included in the workshops fee. Register and sign up to explore the possibilities.
 
Dates and descriptions available  here .
SUMMER 2018 WORKSHOPS
Summer 2018 workshop registration is now open!

Complete details, workshop descriptions, and registration available here .
 
NOTE: Anyone who registers before April 1, 2018, receives a 20% early bird discount.
THE GALLERY
Artist of the Month | Claudia Lee
The Gallery's Artist of the Month for September is Claudia Lee, owner of Liberty Paper and a workshop instructor in the Craft Center's workshop and outreach programs.

The Appalachian Center for Craft Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to p.m. (CT).
BLUEWATER GRILLE ON THE HILL
Breakfast & Lunch at the Café
The Bluewater Grille on the Hill has resumed regular business hours: Everyday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Grille is also available to do catering and special events. For reservations or questions, contact the Grille directly at (615)215-0315.
EXHIBITIONS
Aug. 2 – Sept. 18 | Meghan Borland  | Front Gallery

August 9 – Sept. 25 | Lauren Kalman | Gallery One

July 24 – Sept. 4 | Kimberly Riner  | Gallery Two

Sept. 11 – Oct. 30 | Matthew Wilt | Gallery Two

Sept. 20 – Nov. 6 | Jessica Smith | Front Gallery

Sept. 27 – Nov. 8 | Linda Tien | Gallery One

*Image credit: Lauren Kalman
CALL FOR 2018-2019 EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
The Appalachian Center for Craft invites proposals for its 2018-2019 exhibition schedule.

Solo, group, and curated exhibitions of work by American artists will be considered. Exhibitions at the ACC focus primarily on contemporary craft and proposals are open to all media except digital and performance artists.

The deadline for applications is October 2, 2017 at 12 p.m. (CT). Apply here.