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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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                                   Vickie Williams – Assemblage, Collage, Multi-Media

FUNtastic! That is how someone once described my art. I have a vivid imagination and I enjoy exploring different mediums for my art. I make everything from colossal collages of fairytale characters, to paintings with peculiar protrusions! Art is my hobby, but it is also a way to connect with other artists and people who appreciate art.

I often compare myself with fine artists and think, why am I making such silly stuff, then I realize that someone has to do it…why not me!!

 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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                                                                          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

To create visual interest my glass is melted in my kiln, usually fired multiple times at various temperatures to develop a 3-D effect. To do this, specialty glass is required so that it will expand and contract at the same rate. My glass designs are original with a strong connection to the outdoors. Once I have an outline, the creative process flows in many directions. Each bit of glass in my designs is scored by myself (no drills or precuts). Some glass I torch work to create a depth and dimension before adding to the kiln to fire. My artwork is not reproducible therefore providing patrons a “one of a kind” composition.

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                                          Pat Collier – Assemblage