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  We will try to do outdoor live in person for APRIL pending good weather.  If weather is bad, contact for zoom link please.


LOCATION:  6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

 Upcoming Events



Our June meeting is the Annual member picnic.  Please join us on   JULY 20, 2021 is  at 7PM meeting for a special training at the District Gallery 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN.   The July presentation will be about how to prepare and frame art for showing at a Gallery.   Please join us!

Our May demo was a great success!

Thank you, Terry Chandler, for a wonderful knife painting demo!  It was most enjoyable and an enjoyable learning experience. 



***2021 Members Summer Show ***

We will have a Members  show in July at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend. More informaiton will be forthcoming.

***2021 Members Fall Show ***

We will have another member show at the Maryville College Gallery in September.  More information forthcoming.

We hope you can join us!



Michaelanne M. M. Collins,  Sloane Becker and Dianne Becker

Below find some information on new member Michealanne.  Stay tuned to see bio’s for our other new members.

New Member  

I’m a local artist specializing in floral and angler art (my two passions). My first career was as an architect specializing in hospital and medical facility design. Although I loved it, the need to be independently creative led me to my second career as a full-time artist.

Add to that my family’s love of fly fishing and exploring the Smokies, and now you can often find me riverside painting what my family catches. I have a wide variety of art that encapsulates hikes we’ve taken, beach and mountain vacations, wildflower discoveries, and our love of the outdoors. Frequently, you can still find me with a fly or spinner rod in hand, but it’s hard to resist painting en-plein-aire in such beautiful surroundings as our Smoky Mountains!

I hope you can find something inspiring among my collections of hand-made paper collages, original acrylic, palette knife, and fluid art canvases, watercolors, pen and ink sketches, and framed prints. I love to experiment with different mediums so that I am always learning new techniques. I also offer individual and group art classes to share my art knowledge with others.

I am a proud member of the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance and have exhibited several times at their Emporium Gallery in the Old City, and had one of my original iris paintings featured in the 2019 Knoxville Mayor’s Office Exhibit.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @M3cDesignsArt to learn about new exhibits, festivals, group art classes and more.

You can shop for an ever-changing variety of original artwork, prints and crafty finds on my Etsy site at www.Etsy.com/shop.M3cDesignsArt, and in 3 retail locations:

The Southern Market, Knoxville TN

KC Kitchen Center, Knoxville TN

White Street Market, Athens TN

Current  Events

JOIN in and LEARN!

Thank you to our


Terry Chandler 

Smoky Mountain Artist

Terry is a native Tennessean, born in Knoxville in 1944, growing up on a farm, and backpacking into the mountains has developed his love for the land and it’s beauty. He has pursued an interest in art since childhood and has painted professionally for over 30 years. His paintings are personal statements of his feelings for nature. Through his work, thousands of people all over the world have been able to share his inspiring landscapes of Tennessee.

We hope you can join us IN PERSON this month (weather permitting) and please invite your friends!


We have some very gifted teachers in TAA and regular classes are offered.  Please click below to see more information


NEW Artists Studio in downtown Knoxville

A group of TAA 10 members went together and rented a space at the Emporium of the Main Gallery for one year. Studio 106. The purpose is to have a place to paint and to display their artwork. It represents them but also TAA and will be mannedfrom 10 AM to 5 PM every weekday that to Emporium is open.

It would be a nice place to visit during the week and see their work and to talk with whoever is there!

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.

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(865) 888-5540