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Painting, Pottery and Photography

Sumner County Visitor Center

 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.

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 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.

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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. He started painting after retirement in 2008, fulfilling a long held dream. Although primarily self-taught, Jerry has studied with several local artist as well as taking classes with Igor Babailov, Mary Miller Veazey, Annie Tagg and Roger Dale Brown.
Jerry’s work is in private collections in Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas. He has had works in The Gallery on Fifth, Second Floor Gallery at Tennessee Art League, Art and Invention Gallery and Gallery on the Square in Franklin, Kentucky. He has also sold works in local art shows. In the spring of 2012 his work was featured in a one person show at Towne Centre Gallery in Brentwood. His work has been exhibited in various businesses in Hendersonville and Nashville. A piece was sold in support of charitable activities of the Nashville Corvette Club. His work was shown and sold in the Earl Swensson and Associates, AIA, show and sale in support of the American Heart Association. Jerry has taught beginning oil painting at Studio G in Hendersonville as well as a weekly class at Monthaven Mansion for the Hendersonville Arts Council

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 Rebecca Burns – Watercolor and Colored Pencil 

Rebecca was born and raised in Indiana where she first studied art and discovered her passion for watercolor.   She lived in Arizona for several years and studied the medium of colored pencil.

Becky enjoys expressing her art in florals, abstracts, portraits, animals and still life paintings. She is continually amazed at the mystical effects that are produced when watercolor pigment touches wet paper, each application different than before.   Colored pencil art intrigues Rebecca and gives her the opportunity to paint in fine detail.

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