Master Artist / Apprentice Program

A partnership of the Tennessee Arts Commission and
the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists

September 13 - November 2, 2012

Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery

Now in its third year, the Master Artist/Apprentice Program was developed and executed as a cooperative partnership between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists in the summer of 2009. It was designed to encourage and invest in the continuation, advancement and creation of Tennessee craft by recognizing the role of the master artist/apprentice relationship as a way to preserve the state’s cultural heritage. The artist couplings were contracted to construct their own specific goals and objectives for learning new skills or techniques and spend seven months in one-on-one intensive training. The Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery will exhibit the work generated from this past year’s participants as well as highlight their individual experiences in working with this paradigm. The program will be implemented again in the fall of 2012 and is open to all practicing Tennessee craft artists. For more information regarding application process and deadlines, please contact Hannah Cofer, TACA program director, 615-736-7600.

Bob Roberts


(Above) Master Artist Bob Roberts (Below) scarf detail by Amanda Ross


detail by Amanda Ross


The exhibit includes work by Amanda Ross, Paula Bowers-Hotvedt, Lynn Driver, Sherri Warner Hunter, Bob Roberts, and Jennifer Knowles-McQuistion.


Free Admission

  For more information on the exhibit contact Julie Horn
at (615) 532-9798, or e-mail: