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

Jan 21, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Art by William “Buddy” Person


Thank you to Yoori Cho for presenting a fascinating demonstration in our November meeting! (read more about  Yoori below)

Welcome to new member Jack Retterer – a professional photographer.   See our Classes page for some workshops he has coming up. 

**We are not having a regular meeting in December as we are having our Christmas party for members.  If you are interested in joining TAA,  please contact us about coming and get to know us at the Christmas party.  


NOVEMBER Program Speaker Yoori Cho

My name is Yoori Cho. The excitement I first felt in crayons and white drawings is still vivid. For me, it was natural and fun to draw by myself since I was young, because I have only one brother who is younger than me by eight years. Painting is a friend who has walked my life together. I started painting when I was in elementary school. After graduating from an art education college, I worked as an art teacher in an elementary school and exhibited several  times. Then I married and followed my  husband to the United States.
My major is oriental painting. In the past, a foreigner looked at a Korean traditional drawing paper, which draws lines or landscapes depicting nature. In modern times; however, many Korean artists have been experimenting with expression techniques to find new formative styles with a new experimental spirit.
When I was a child, I was very impressed by the retrospective of an artist Oh Taehak’s 40 years painting. He had problems in his right hand, but he overcame the uncomfortable body by painting with his left hand. He said that left hand painting is weaker and awkward, but clearer and more relaxed. He also said that painting is done not by hand but by spirit. From then on, my goal was to draw a picture that conveys my life and my thoughts, not a picture that I had drawn just with skills. I hope to deliver comfort, joy, and strength to someone through my painting.

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