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

September 17, 2019

Linda Coulter gave a very interesting demo and  informational talk on her pastel method. “I will be doing a landscape with an under-painting of gouache. I want to show depth of field and use of color and value.”

If you m issed it,  Linda is offering a Pastel Workshop in November.  Learn more on the “classes” page.  

Linda Coulter is a pastel painter and instructor.  She has been a member of the Tennessee Artists Association for about six months. Originally from East Orange, NJ, she relocated to Crossville, TN about one and a half years ago.

Linda has always drawn, whether it was with pen, pencil, or charcoal, and explained, “I just like holding something in my hands.” She has focused her passion on pastels for more than twenty years.

For the last two years, Linda has been one of thirty artists selected by the Knox Museum of Art for a week-long fundraising event where her work created through Plein Air painting in Knoxville is hung and sold at the museum.

Linda believes workshops are a great way to travel and be with people who share her love of pastels. She tries to take a least one a year with a master pastelist where she travels to watch a demo, paint, and then receive critique.

Linda is also an associate member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of Appalachian Pastel Society in North Carolina. She has taught inside and outside of these societies but is currently taking a break from teaching to focus more time on her artwork.

Her work can be found in two New Jersey galleries, Picture Perfect Gallery and Forked River Framing and Art Gallery. Linda has been doing a number of commissions and you can also check out her work at: www.lindacoulter.net

Current Shows and Events

September 2019

Congratulations to all the winners at the Tennessee Artist Association 45th ANNUAL FALL JURIED SHOW!

Visit our show at the Emporium Center 

 September 2019 M-F  8AM to 5PM  100 S Gay Street Knoxville, TN

Meet  our distinguished Juror for the Fall Art Exibition Marie Merritt of Rutledge, TN


We have 2 upcoming workshops in November!

6 day Oil Portrait workshop   with MARY CAROLE


2 day Pastel Landscape Workshop


Artist of the Month

Joni Smith is currently an acrylic painter and mixed media artist but has done artsy things since she was very young. Her mother, a  rochet and ceramics crafter, always encouraged artistic expression. Joni took art lessons through    primary school and graduated with a BFA in Art from Winthrop University (formerly College) in Rock Hill, SC.
After an internship, she got a job as a graphic designer for an advertising agency. When she left the ad agency, she became a stay-at-home mom for 20 years. During this time, she took on a multitude of art endeavors – such as painting clay pots to sell, making jewelry, and creating realistic, commissioned murals.

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