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 ONLINE ONLY FOR WHILE



 Upcoming Events



Due to Covid restrictions,  we are meeting on ZOOM  temporarily.   Our next meeting is February 16, 2021.

All are welcome. Please  click here  to request a link to the meeting.



We are holding our Member’s show the month of APRIL at the Knoxville Emporium Center for Arts and Culture  100 S Gay Street Knoxville TN

***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!

WELCOME  to our new Member Donna Harmon from White Plains, TN!

We are glad to welcome a new member to TAA.  Please take a moment to visit her website and see her work.   Her contact information is on the members page and you can send her a welcome! http://www.donnaharmonfineart.com


Current  Events

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Jack Retterer – Professional Photographer /Teacher will present “Elements of Art / Principle of Design”




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.

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