Painting, Pottery, Jewelry and Photography
Sumner County Visitor Center
2310 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN
Wendy Gustafson – pottery
Wendy Gustafson and her husband Michael are the owner of Woodland Gallery in Hendersonville, TN. Wendy’s 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.
| Mike 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. Michael’s Nature Photographs are available for sale at Woodland Gallery. 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.
Hendersonville watercolorist, Kathleen Haynes, is a native Tennessean with deep roots in rural life and local heritage. These roots are reflected in her painterly renditions of Tennessee countryside, animal life, and old structures. She especially loves the ethereal, glowing effects that can be created with transparent watercolors … what she calls “dipping into life’s lovely mysteries.” Haynes exhibits on a regular basis with plein air painters, The Chestnut Group; Nashville Artist Guild; and TN Watercolor Society. www.kathleenhaynes.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
|Frank Edwards – Oil Painting|
Joyce Edwards – Jewelry
Joyce Edwards, owner of Image Essentials, is a professionally trained color (COLOR 1) and image consultant and skin care specialist. Realizing the dearth of modestly priced accessories, Joyce began designing and constructing jewelry to complete the “looks” her clients needed to better compliment their wardrobes. She enjoys working with natural elements in her jewelry to compliment skin and hair coloring to make outfits more interesting and attractive. Joyce is also an in- demand speaker to professional and civic organizations on the need to present your best image in the business, professional, and every day world.