Studio 1

Painting, Pottery, Jewelry and Photography

Sumner County Visitor Center

2310 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN

 Wendy Gustafson – pottery

Wendy Gustafson is potter in Hendersonville, TN. Her interest in pottery goes back to her high school days when she and her father built a potter’s wheel. After years of study she began teaching beginners on the potter’s wheel at Rockleigh Center for the Arts, in New York State. Over the past seven years, she has attended classes and workshops at the Appalachian Center for Craft, studying wheel throwing techniques with Merissa Tobler, glazing with Susan DeMay and Caroline Cercone, pot altering, and glazing functional salt/soda firing with Mackenzie Smith.

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                                 Michael Gustafson – photography

Michael Gustafson bought his first camera back in the days of film and earned his degree in photography. He has worked professionally in commercial photography and family portraiture.  As the owner of M.G. Photography, he is a past president of the Hendersonville Camera Club, past president and current board member of the Professional Photographers of Middle Tennessee, and long time member of the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers of America. In the past he has taught Digital Photography for Nossi College of Art.

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                                     Kathleen Haynes – Painting

Kathleen Haynes bio
This Hendersonville artist is a native Sumner Countian with deep roots in rural life and local heritage.  These roots are evident in her painterly renditions of Tennessee countryside and animal life.  Haynes acquired art training as an adult and especially loves the effects of transparent watercolors. She has also studied oil paintings with Joel Knapp, and is currently a member of The Bugg Hollow Plein Air Painters.   Numerous Distinctions & Awards:  Women Painters of the Southeast; TN Watercolor Society; Southern Watercolor Society; Nashville Artist Guild; The Chestnut Group.  Please visit Kathleen’s artwork at:   www.tnws.org, a two-year Online Exhibit 2019 by TN Watercolor Society.

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 Mary Miller-McNutt  – Painting

Mary, a Southern lady, was raised out in the country in central Mississippi and western Tennessee, never visited a museum or art gallery, until she was grown and living in Texas.  She saw an ad in local newspaper  for an art class and got up the courage to sign up.   That first class opened up a world of possibilities.  She fell in love with oil paint!

Believing that art is a lifelong pursuit, Mary continues to study art books and take classes.  She attends art galleries and museums to study the work of the “Old Masters.”

Her work can be seen at her Studio in White House, TN, and she exhibits with the Monthaven Art Society, and The Art Guild. Her work hangs in many collections across the country. Call Mary at 615-417-3713 to visit her studio.

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                                  Jerry Grubbs …. Painting

Jerry Grubbs is a native Tennessean who currently lives in Hendersonville.  Although primarily self-taught, Jerry has taken classes and workshops with numerous local and national artists.  Jerry’s work is in private collections in Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas.  He has had works in a number of galleries in Nashville and Franklin, Kentucky.   His work has been featured in a one person show at Towne Centre Gallery in Brentwood, as well as numerous local and regional art shows and sales.   Jerry has taught beginning oil painting at Studio G in Hendersonville and for the Hendersonville Arts Council.  He is a member of Nashville Artist Guild and The Art Guild of Sumner County.                 jerry.grubbs14@gmail.com                      615-822-5602

                                            Chris Schalles … Painting

Since moving to Gallatin in 2009 I have enjoyed learning to paint with watercolors, as well as continue with acrylics. I stumbled on a new subject matter a few years ago – painting fun and in-your-face animals and they have been a big hit. I also paint flowers, sea turtles, seascapes and my trademark silly ostriches and some fish….and, of course cows. I recently started painting old cars and trucks, which have been well received.  I hope that my animal paintings will make you smile – that is my goal. I have prints and also notecards available for sale.  I have been one of the featured artists at Mrs. Bridgewater’s Chicken Extravaganza in Dickson Springs for the past three years before Covid cancelled the event.
Contact Chris at cschalles@gmail.com.

Lynne Frichtl – glass art

Tennessee Glass Art started 15 years ago in Illinois. My designs use a speciality glass that I kiln form creating a unique piece of art. My hope is to make speciality pieces that people will enjoy for themselves or as a gift.

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