Townsend Artisan Guild

“The Voice of Art on the quiet side of the Smokies”

About Us

Board Members

  • Susan Cooper, President
  • Suzanna Terrill, Past President
  • Rex Gullufsen, Vice President
  • Jeanie VanWinkle, Treasurer
  • Ruth White, Secretary
  • Betty Polk, Marketing
  • Richard Way, Community Liaison
  • Sharon Fasanella
  • Major Committees

  • Jury Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Exhibit and Education
  • Supporting Members

  • Charlotte Appleton
  • Sharon M. Fasanella
  • Sara Berry, The Trillium Cove Home and Garden Shop
  • Janice Filmore, Miss Lilly’s Cafe
  • Carl Goodman, The Isaac Company
  • Linda Gullufsen
  • Patricia Irby
  • Cheri LaValley
  • Jane Richardson
  • Jeanie and Barry VanWinkle
  • Debbie and Richard Way, Barn Event Center
  • Ruth White, Tuckaleechee Retreat Center
  • Nancy Williams
  • Connie Clemmer
  • Georgie Whitley
  • Karen Wynn
  • Freida Herron
  • Jane Ellen and Mike Rawdon
  • Stanley Sisk
  • The Townsend Artisan Guild, founded in 2007, brings fine artists and fine crafts persons from East Tennessee together to promote education, exploration, awareness, and development of arts. The group, through the individual participation of its members, strives to promote community interest in and appreciation of the arts through participation in events, demonstrations, classes, festivals, and workshops.

    The Guild provides member artists opportunities for self-promotion through art shows, exhibits, community activities, and printed and electronic means. Monthly meetings and other events provide members a creative forum to share ideas, to inspire others, and to explore business realities.

      Membership is open to

    • actively working artisans
    • aspiring artists
    • sponsors of the arts in the community

    We seek East Tennessean artisans and fine crafts persons who are interested in working with other artisans to build a strong and supportive fine arts and fine crafts community.


    March 2015

    January 2014

    March 2014

    May 2014

    July 2014

    September 2014