Workshops & Events
TACA Tennessee Craft Fair
Centennial Park | Nashville
May 3, 4, & 5, 2013
Visit our Craft Fair Page
for more information.
Call for Entry
TACA Fall Craft Fair
Centennial Park | Nashville
May 15 - July 15
Arts at the Airport
Nashville International Airport
June 11 - September 3
|Workshops & Events|
Fairs & Fleas 101
June 26th | 1:00 - 3:30 pm | Sarratt Student Center @ Vanderbilt
How are fairs, fleas, and festivals different from each other? How much does photography matter in the application process? What's the best way to set up your booth? What do you do if a kid damages your work? Learn the answers to these questions and more at our Fairs & Fleas 101 seminar!
Learn best practices of craft fair and flea market preparation, presentation, and follow-up through a highly interactive afternoon of workshops and roundtables. Discuss hot topics like the selection process, photography, talking about your work, and converting a one-time buyer to a lifelong fan with experienced local artists and organizers. Discover tips on the selection progress and important legal considerations, and leave with a "Survival Kit" to help you make the most of your craft fair or flea market experience.
$25 for ABC and TACA Members | $35 for Nonmembers
Created in 1988 by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), Arts at the Airport is an ever-growing, ever-changing showcase of cultural diversity and creative talent in Tennessee. The terminal and surrounding facilities at Nashville International Airport were designed to incorporate rotating public art exhibits and permanent acquisitions.
Arts at the Airport works closely with members of the Nashville community to review and present works by local, regional and national artists for the enjoyment and enrichment of passengers and visitors, adding to the Nashville Airports Experience. TACA is thrilled to partner with Arts at the Airport this summer to present Homegrown and Handmade. The work of five of our members will be on display through September 3 in the Art Case located in Concourse C's Meeter-Greeter Lounge.
When travelling, be sure to enjoy and appreciate the work of:
For additional details, visit:http://www.flynashville.com/arts-and-music/exhibits/Pages/Homegrown-and-Handmade-TACA.aspx
TACA Day – Craft and hands-on demonstrations
Spring is one of the best times to visit Cheekwood and take a front-row seat for the new season’s arrival. As the days warm in mid-March, waves of color begin to emerge across our grounds and gardens, starting with hyacinths, daffodils, and magnolias that soon give way to iris, dogwoods, and viburnums. This year’s spring blooms will deliver a massive dose of one of spring’s classics: the bright, crisp lines of over 55,000 tulips in our gardens. Celebrate spring at Cheekwood for a bright view sure to lift any winter fog!
Be sure to join TACA artists on April 13th as they demonstrate the techniques of their trade. Each artist will discuss how nature’s beauty inspires and influences their work. Click for directions to Cheekwood.
The following TACA members will be on the grounds demonstrating their craft:
Teresa Hays Silk Marbling
We hope to see you there!
The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) invites the Art Biz Coach, (founder of the ArtBizBlog.com) Alyson B. Stanfield to Nashville to teach Tennessee artists how to promote themselves in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Stanfield will present Shameless Self-Promotion for Artists on March 23 and 24, 2013 at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film. Topics covered will equip artists of all media with tools to market their work in-person and online.Attendees will learn traditional and modern marketing tools to advance their art careers. Sessions include discussions of tried-and-true methods that involve organizing and expanding contact lists and drafting the perfect artist statement. Stanfield also discusses trending topics involving the do's and don'ts of artist websites, learning to build and maintain a blog and utilizing the best practices of social media in easy-to-grasp terms even today’s Luddites will understand. With Stanfield’s guidance, artists make use of their newfound knowledge by creating an action plan of how to put these lessons to work in their careers.
Once we conclude at 4:00 pm on Saturday, participants are invited to attend a FREE Networking Reception from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm hosted by the members of TACA’s Cumberland Valley Chapter. We will depart from Watkins and head to the nearby TACA Office located on Nashville’s historic Neuhoff site. There, you will have a chance to mingle with fellow participants and TACA members while enjoying beer, wine and appetizers.
ABOUT ALYSON B STANFIELD
Alyson B. Stanfield is the author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. She works with artists who want to promote themselves and sell more art.
An artists' advocate and consultant, Alyson has been advising artists since the early 1990s, when she was a museum curator. In early 2002, she founded Art Biz Coach, which helps artists with their businesses and careers through online classes, publications, individual consultations, and a free weekly newsletter that is delivered to artists on six continents. This work has led to seminars and keynote addresses in 26 states.
With "giving back" as part of her mission, Alyson launched artbizconnection.com in 2005. This website gives away marketing plans to artists who agree to meet regularly and support each other in their career goals. The nine-session, self-guided series is free of charge to all participants. Artist salons using artbizconnection.com have sprouted up in communities all over the U.S., in addition to Canada and the U.K.
Click below for a map of nearby hotels. Though not endorsed by TACA, these locations are close to Watkins College of Art, Design and Film.