Many thanks to our own Brenda Bogard and visiting Joni Smith from Hobby Lobby for presenting such a fascinating and informative presentation for our September meeting!
Robert Felker was born in Knoxville, TN. He spent his youth in Nashville and earned a full-tuition scholarship to the prestigious School of Visual Arts in NYC. At SVA, Robert studied painting and illustration under
such greats as Marshall Arisman, James McMullen and William Low and began earning illustration commissions from high-profile clients before he graduated — including a commission from SVA to do 18 illustrations for their Continuing Education catalogue. He was also awarded a solo show in one of SVA’s Galleries.
Felker’s journeyman career has brought him full-circle, both geographically and artistically. A Knoxville resident since 2009 and again pursuing an independent art career, he was recently awarded a 1300 square foot mural commission by The City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee — a collaboration with Poet Laureate, R.B. Morris and The Arts & Culture Alliance, slated for completion in the Fall of 2018. In April of this year, he exhibited at The Knoxville Museum of Art in a group show entitled, “Artists on Location: A Plein Air Event.” In addition, Robert has visual art and design collaborations with GO! Contemporary Dance Works and The First Tee of Greater Knoxville.
Robert has a studio in Rocky Hill where he lives with his wife, Grace, and two kids, Olivia and Eli.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tennessee Artists Association
A Not-For-Profit Organization
"I Wonder" Watercolor by member Carol Robin King (c)
We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7PM. Location is Westminister Presbyterian Church located at 6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN
The Tennessee Artists Association is a volunteer organization created by artists for artists of all levels and abilities. The purpose is threefold:
1. Provide for fellowship and encouragement by associating with other artists.
2. Assist in the personal development of art skills through monthly meeting programs, workshops and classes.
3. Develop market outlets for works of art on a cooperative basis.
Here is some new art from one of our TAA members, Michael McKee. WOW! Visit his site to see more of his work in acrylics. https://www.michaelemckee.com/
TAA FALL SHOW Currently at the Knoxville Emporium. See details on the Events Page
Founded in 1974, the Tennessee Artists Association is a volunteer based civic organization created to represent and encourage local artists.
TAA has shared their art in numerous venues throughout the Knoxville, Blount County, and Townsend area.
Whether you are a beginner, emerging artist or a professional in the field of Fine Art, we have a place for you. You are eligible for membership in the TAA if you are 18 years or older and are a resident of Tennessee. We welcome artists in painting, photography and sculpture.
October 16, 2018-- ROBERT FELKER