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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

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    kathleenhaynes@gmail.com

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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

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 Frank Edwards – Oil Painting

H. Frank Edwards has been involved in the local art scene for the last 15 years after receiving lessons from Jill Baker, now of Louisville, KY, and Frank Gee of Gallatin.  Frank began painting in high school but did not paint in earnest until retirement from the military in 1994. Frank’s primary medium is oil but is also skilled in acrylic and water colors with his first love being realism. However, recently, he has developed a style of abstract pieces that show great promise. Frank was active in The Marketplace at Amber Leaf and Worthington Galleries in Gallatin, where some of his works have sold both in the gallery and at internet auction. He has pieces in multiple personal collections in Tennessee, Texas, California, and Colorado. Frank can be found on Facebook at Art by H Frank.

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   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.  

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