NASHVILLE, TN – May 31, 2019 – Tennessee Craft announces the 2019 Tennessee Craft Week Instagram Photo Contest winners.
Artists were invited to take a photo of their craft or artwork in a nature-based or pastoral landscape setting, reflecting the geographical beauty of Tennessee’s distinctive regions. The winning photos will be used to promote and brand the 2019 Tennessee Craft Week celebration of craft.
The Grand Prize Winner Emma Levitz (@little_mountain_stone_works) receives a $500 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials, a complimentary dinner for two at Urban Grub and a one-night stay at the luxurious, art-filled 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Nashville.
Second Place Winner Sandy Miller (@sandymiller8107) receives a $250 gift certificate from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.
Third Place Winner Lester Jones (@lestervjones) receives $200 gift certificates from Jerry’s Artarama, Nashville.
Honorable Mention Artists
Will Winton @wcwinton
Charles Stevens @charlesstevens59
Rachel Kirk @rachelkirkpottery
Kim Phillips @tinybitcreative
Audry Deal-McEver @audreydealmcever
Jennifer Luna @lunamaplemoon
Rita Kikkawa @pearlsandseas
Jennifer Konyn @cedarcloseclay
Christi Teasley @ecteasley
Carol Stevens @carolgrantstevens
Tennessee Craft Week, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, is a collection of craft events and happenings across the state each October. The purpose is to connect and celebrate craft artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them. By focusing attention on many craft events in a short time, Tennessee Craft shines a spotlight on the collective impact that Made in Tennessee craft has on culture, community and economy. The 2019 Tennessee Craft Week, held in conjunction with American Craft Week, is slated for Oct. 4-13.
For more information, visit www.tennesseecraft.org/tennessee-craft-week.
Tennessee Craft Week is a program of Tennessee Craft. Funding for Tennessee Craft Week is generously provided by Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
Prize sponsorship provided by 21c Hotels; Urban Grub; Blick Art Materials; Jerry’s Artarama; and Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.
About Tennessee Craft
A member-driven nonprofit arts organization dedicated to creating opportunities for Tennessee’s independent craft artists to thrive. Since 1965, Tennessee Craft has been the only networked community of craft artists across the state, with local chapters and regional opportunities for talent growth, professional development and one-of-a-kind exhibitions.
About the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Tennessee is the home of the blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll-delivering an unparalleled experience of beauty, history and family adventure, infused with music that creates a vacation that is “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Tennessee’s tourism industry generates $20.7 billion in economic impact, more than $1.8 billion in state and local tax revenue and more than 184,300 tourism-related jobs. Explore more at tnvacation.com and join other Tennessee travelers by following “tnvacation” on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube or “Tennessee” on Snapchat.
About 21c Museum Hotel
The 21c Museum Hotel Nashville is woven into the fabric of downtown, welcoming both visitors and locals to enjoy the curated exhibitions, cultural programming, and culinary offerings at Gray & Dudley. Just a few blocks from Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena, and the entertainment along Broadway, 21c is an art-filled escape from it all.
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