The Appalachian Center for Craft invites you to our many fall events
including: artist visits, Bacchanal, workshops, and our Holiday Festival!
Lauren Kalman Artist Visit - October 5
Lauren Kalman will deliver a public lecture in AV1 on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 p.m.

This event is free, and open to the public.
Debra Ruzinsky Speaks at Symposium
Debra Ruzinsky, ACC director, to be included in the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium , Oct. 12-14, and will speak in a Panel discussion called "Hardcore Craft."

"While many educational institutions focus on theory and conceptual strategies, some programs put a premium on technical mastery as a centerpiece of the curriculum. In this panel discussion, representatives of the Appalachian Center for Craft - a campus of Tennessee Tech University's School of Art, Craft & Design in Smithville, Tennessee; Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina; and Palomar College in San Marcos, California, will discuss their approaches and outcomes."
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
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 .
Resident artist in wood, Sophie Glenn, has work juried into the national exhibition, American Craft Today: Chairs, at the Bascom Center for the Arts in North Carolina and the 45th Mid-States Craft Exhibition at Evansville Museum.
Kimberly Winkle, former AIR and Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design, has work included in the invitational exhibition entitled, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom, at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. 

Winkle will also be speaking at the invitational seminar, Craft Think Tank, where she will present on the School’s academic program at the Appalachian Center for Craft and her leadership of that program.
Aaron McIntosh's "Invasive Queer Kudzu"

Aaron McIntosh, BFA fibers 2006, now Assistant Professor in the Craft and Materials Study program at Virginia Commonwealth University, will open an inaugural show of his " Invasive Queer Kudzu " project at the  School 33  gallery in Baltimore in April.
ACC Alumni in October/November issue of American Craft

Pages 14-15: Product Placement Supercooled
Eric Cruze, former glass student, is featured in the article entitled, Product Placement: Supercooled.  Supercooled is the glass business of Cruze and his wife, artist Tomo Sakai.

Pages 58-63
Josie Gluck, former glass student, is featured in the article entitled, Pure Harmony. The article focuses on Gluck’s business, Vetro Vero, with her partner, Michael Schunke.
Sean O'Neill in Le Verre Inspire

Sean O’Neill, BFA glass 2005, has work included in the exhibition entitled, Le Verre Inspire, at Galerie Carol Decombe in Paris, France. 
Former resident artist in Fibers, Kelsey Wiskirchen , has work included in the invitational exhibition, entitled Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread, at the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey.
Jim Bassler, the founding Master Craftsman in Fiber at the Craft Center in 1980, will be featured on Craft in America's episode BORDERS .

BORDERS  features master altar maker Ofelia Esparza, Self Help Graphics & Art, and the Day of the Dead celebration; master weaver J. Isaac Vásquez Garcia and family; weaver Jim Bassler and potter Veralee Bassler and the colorful Guelaguetza parade; and artist Kiff Slemmons and maestro Francisco Toledo at Taller Arte Papel.

For more previews & bonus videos from  BORDERS: 

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 workshop registration is now open!

Complete details, workshop descriptions, and registration available here .

To receive a free, hard copy of the Summer 2018 workshop catalog, please email your name and mailing address to the (if you are not currently on our mailing list).
NOTE: Anyone who registers before April 1, 2018, receives a 20% early bird discount.
Artist of the Month | Jon Watson
The Gallery's Artist of the Month for October is Jonathan Watson. Currently the Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft, Jonathan is developing a body of work inspired by his interest in science, especially astronomy.

Additionally, the Gallery will be holding a fall sale for the entire month of October.

All items in the gallery will be discounted 20%

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).
Connect with the School of Art, Craft & Design on Instagram and Facebook.
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.
Sept. 11 – Oct. 30 | Matthew Wilt | Gallery Two

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

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

* Hollow and Transparent , Matthew Wilt
Assistant for Promotions and Events Marketing (Administrative Associate 4), Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University. Position is located in Smithville, TN. Complete position summary, including qualifications, essential functions and application procedure available at
Deadline to apply is October 30, 2017. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to