This collection is inspired by a folk-art style from Western India. She takes that style of abstract forms of people, animals, trees and other daily scenes and objects and blends it into her own distinct figurative style.  She uses vivid colors and backgrounds, staying within the grammar of the folk style.

The exhibit will continue through June 21.  The gallery and church, located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, are open to the public 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays. 

TAA Mission Statement


JOIN NOW to learn, fellowship and have opportunities to share your art!

Tennessee Artists Association

A Not-For-Profit Organization

Join us for some fellowship, art talk and a training video. 

We look forward to seeing you there

A Call To Artists

Our Speaker This Month- MAY 2019

Our annual picnic this year will be on June 18, 2019 at 4 - 9 PM at Cove Park on Northshore Drive.

TAA will furnish the meat and the paper products.

Members are asked to bring the side dishes and a desert. Please send me an email to let me know what you will bring and there will also be a sign-up sheet at the May meeting.

The Art Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church will present an exhibit of paintings by Medha Karandikar, opening Sunday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m. with a reception and gallery talk. 

Medha Karandikar is a self-taught artist working in multiple media and styles. Her work has been featured in several galleries in Tennessee.  She brings to her work the colors and sensibilities of her home country, India.  Her paintings are a happy depiction of the daily life of simple folk.

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.




"I Wonder"   Watercolor by member  Carol Robin King   (c)

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. 

We meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday. 

  • You will have opportunities to LEARN from our speakers and demonstrations. 
  • You will BE ENCOURAGED to pick up those brushes by our  themed monthly art challenges.   .
  • You will have OPPORTUNITIES  to participate in our Art shows and have opportunity to share and sell some of your work! 
  • You will MEET some great local artists and enjoy great fellowship.