A place to learn and grow as an artist. 

Serving local artists in the Knoxville and surrounding areas.


Monthly Meeting

3rd Tuesday of each Month

Please join us for every 3rd Tuesday of the month for our Association meeting  where you will be encouraged in your art and learn all sorts of new things!


LOCATION:  Westminister Presbyterian Church located at 6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN

 Upcoming Demos and Speakers

March 17, 2020  CANCELLED !!!!

Check back for the April  Speaker

Thank you to our FEBRUARY  speaker, Tom Harrington from Cades Cove

Tom Harrington, Ranger, Great Smoky Mountain National Park shared with us last month on the history and showed us so many beautiful areas and ideas on where we could go and paint!    Thank you Tom for inspiring us with the beauty of our own natural surroundings.


Current  Events

JOIN in and LEARN!


We have several Opportunities for you to learn and have fun in  the coming Months

SETH HAVERKAMP will be holding a 5 day Portrait Workshop In Buddy’s studio  FEB 10-14 2020

300 W Beech St Ste 25

La FolletteTN 37766

We will paint from photographs.
Cost  $425


Jan 8, 2020   2.5 hour class


Jan 29 then weekly for 4 weeks.

 see Classes page for details

Artist of the Month

Larry Holmes Nowell was an air intercept controller in the Navy. He was the first enlisted man to receive the Distinguished Service Medal for combat action in 1972 and was inducted into the Navy Surface Warfare Hall of Fame in 2005.

He began his artistic career in California, when a neighbor convinced him to attend a painting class. He primarily worked in oil and focused on portraits. Larry’s medium shifted to wood carving after taking a night class taught by a former Air Force man.

As a child, Larry would go to the fair and recalled a cowboy who would whittle boots out of branches. So naturally, he began by carving boots and has made thousands over the years. One of his wooden boots even made it to the Roy Rogers Museum in Victorville, CA, and Roy himself placed it in a glass case across from Trigger.

Get In Touch

If you are seeking an artist for a project or are interested in participating with TAA, we would love to hear from you.

Call Us

(865) 888-5540