Latest update 11/20/17

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For Nov. 28th at 7:00PM

After majoring in finance at the University of Tennessee and enjoying a 30-year career in the financial industry Betty retired in 2004. This gave her the opportunity to devote full time and attention to pursuing her life long love of art. To further develop her oil painting skills through extensive study with nationally recognized artist David Leffel, Robert Johnson, and Tom Browning at the Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale, AZ. Betty studied early on with Master Artist Dean Fisher when he was teaching at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Her work has been exhibited at the Denso Art Gallery, Maryville, Emporium Gallery, Knoxville, Knoxville Museum of Art, Quinlin Center for the Arts, Atlanta, Rose Center, Morristown, and numerous other places. She was one of the featured Artists at Dollywood's Harvest Festival for 8-years, 2006-2011. Betty is an avid supporter of the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Union County Arts Council. She has served as a committee Chairperson and Board Member of the Tennessee Artists Association for many years. Artists Statement: "Put your heart into the picture and jump in after it" is my favorite quote. Through personal perspective and use of color and value I strive to reflect to the viewer not only what is transferred from the eye to the canvas, but also what is felt in the heart while doing so. Whenever possible I prefer to paint from life in the time-honored techniques of traditional oil painting. I always paint for myself. If it touches someone else, that's a wonderful bonus! My love of painting grows with every piece I attempt. " Love is seen through what we show."

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This month's Newsletter

Help Rose Center #1

If you want to help Rose Center raise money, then you can by making a piece of art to donate to the 5x5 sale.

The pieces will be hung in the Edith Davis Gallery and will sell for $25 each. If they do not sale after the display is over, they will be moved into the Sales Gallery and repriced at $10 or $15

Click here for info about the 5x5 art

Members' Show at the Library

For the months of December and January

The date for the Members’ Art Show is December 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, at the Morristown-Hamblen Library. Guidelines are attached. Two pieces of art from each member may be submitted this year. Deliver your art on Thursday, November 30, 9 a.m. to noon. You will be notified of the date of the reception when it has been set. For questions about the show contact Dan Gibson, 423-200-4587,;
Members with photographs in the Photography Show should pick up your photos on that same day, Thursday, November 30, 9 a.m. to noon, as you deliver your art for the Members’ Art Show. Please let me encourage all members to submit your art for the Members’ Show.
Peggy Brewer, President Morristown Art Association 423-312-8325

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Morristown-Hamblen Library

Fine Art Photography Show

October 2017-November 2017

Members' Show

December 2017-January 2018

Irene Lawrence

Feb. 2018- March 2018

Four MAA Members

Carol Rouse, Frances Maynard, Kim Cole and Judy Luttrell

April and May

Chris Smith

June and July

Raymond Tolman

August and September

Photography Show

October and November

Members' Show

December 2018-January 2019

More from Rose Center

The reception for the Reising Family show in Edith Davis Gallery

Reception for the display in The Fine Art Photography show will be in October and hang until the end of November

The juror this year was Colby McLemore of Knoxville

The awards presentation were presented at the Library on Sat. the 14th.

winners were: 1st Pete Michael, 2nd Annette Smith 3rd Irene Lawrence

Go here for photos