Winchester Wiggle is Back! An with a Juried Arts Show!

Yes, the Winchester Wriggle is getting ready for its 2nd Show which is envisioned as being semiannually. If you are interested in exhibiting your art work in this ‘art walk’ like event please contact Emily May-Ragland at or at (931)-967-0100. If you missed the last event, the Wriggle is a business/art celebration where artist display their work at businesses in Winchester for and evening of refreshments, conversation and art as folks stroll from business to business. The last even was a lot of fun. Emily is looking for artists to set up at the next Winchester Wriggle, March 27th, from 6-9. Please let her know if you are interested, or if you know someone else who may be! She still have many businesses to fill, as the Wriggle continues to get bigger!

AND AS IF THAT WASN’T EXCITMENT ENOUGH-This Wriggle includes A Juried Arts Show! See details below.

Winchester Wriggle Juried Arts Show
The Winchester Downtown Program presents the second Winchester Wriggle. We are looking for artists to incorporate the theme “One Nature” into original artwork to be juried for the next Wriggle Show to be held in the Special Occasions Room at San Miguels.
MARCH 27, 2015 6-9pm
Dawn Whitelaw maintains a studio in Franklin, Tennessee. Ms. Whitelaw is currently on the faculty of the Peninsula School of Art and Portrait Society of America, where she holds the office of Vice Chairman. She was a featured instructor for the National Plein Air Conventions in Nevada and California. She teaches throughout the country by conducting workshops in oil painting principles. In 2014 she won awards in these National Plein AIr Painting events: Piedmont Plein Air Event, Door County Plein Air Festival, Plein Air Richmond Quick Paint event. In 2012 and 2013, Plein Air Magazine did feature articles on her. Whitelaw has a painting in the permanent collection of the Rahr-West Art Museum and was one of 10 American women artists invited to show at the Butler Institute of American Art in the “Inspiring Figures” exhibition in 2010.

Registration form and payment due.Artwork will be juried using digital images (jpgs) emailed to
Submitted artwork reflects the artist’s interpretation of the theme, “ONE NATURE” – Use your imagination. Expound upon the theme in any way you want.
March 24 and 25 at WDP Office
Local artists whose work is juried into the show should hand deliver accepted art work with entry form attached, to 100 First Avenue SW, Suite 202D, Winchester, TN 37398.
Non-local artists whose work is juried into the show must ship accepted artwork to 100 First Avenue SW, Suite 202D
Friday March 27 6-9pm Awards to be presented at 8pm
Artists may pick up their work after the show, or on Saturday, March the 28th.
The Special Occasions Room @ San Miguel’s
18 South Jefferson Street, Winchester, TN 37398
“One Nature” will be juried for entry and awards by: Dawn Whitelaw

Awards and prizes will be presented at the Awards Reception:
• First Place $75
• Second Place $35
• Third Place Winchester Wriggle Prize TBA
Artwork entries must be original and of the artist’s own execution, completed by the entrant within the past 3 years. DO NOT SUBMIT student work, workshop work, paint-along work, copycat work or works which violate copyright laws.
Once artwork is submitted it may not be withdrawn by the artist. Accepted artwork must remain hanging until the end of the show.
Artwork submissions are limited to five (5) original artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture. Size limits: limited to hanging on a 10’ high wall and must fit through a 6’6” high x 6’ wide door. Sculptures, same door, and 10 foot height limit.
All works on paper must be matted, framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas. Frames must be in good condition.
Entries must be dry, properly prepared for exhibition and properly equipped with wire for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung. Gallery wrapped canvas does not require framing unless the edges are unfinished. Maximum weight for any artwork is 40 lbs. per piece. Damaged artwork, mats, frames, glass and Plexiglas, and frames which have brackets will not be accepted. Accepted 3D artwork should be accompanied by a pedestal to display the work, as a limited number of pedestals are available.
To Enter fill out and submit this form, images will be sent to Up to five entries for $20. Payment can be made to Winchester Downtown Program 100 First Avenue SW, Suite 202D, Winchester , TN 37398. Work will not be juried until payment is received.
FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPGS) AND HOW TO SEND THEM All entries must be submitted in a digital JPEG format. Crop photo to remove background or take photo on a black background without a mat. Do not take photo through glass or Plexiglas. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image must represent the painting.
If all else fails, email or call Emily (931) 967-0100 for questions.
All members submitting work will be notified of acceptance by EMAIL by March 20th.
SHIPPED WORK WILL BE RETURNED IN ORIGINAL BOXES USING THE PRE-PAID RETURN SHIPPING LABEL PROVIDED BY THE ACCEPTED ARTIST. Please be sure the box is in good enough condition to be accepted by the shipper for the return trip. If it is not, the shipper will require a new box and charge the artist for the box and repackaging.
EXHIBIT CONTACT: Emily May-Ragland Email:
Artists Name

Art Title, Meduim, Size, and Price

Art Title, Meduim, Size, and Price

Art Title, Meduim, Size, and Price

Art Title, Meduim, Size, and Price

Art Title, Meduim, Size, and Price

Artist Contact Email Address

Payment Made
o By Mail
o Hand Deliver

FUN Way to Support the FCAG!

You can now receive a work of art when you make a $20 donation to the FCAG.
You can get your name on the Rooster Booster Roster when you make a $20 donation to the FCAG Scholarship Fund.

Tiny wood carvings by Dwain Adams

Tiny wood carvings by Dwain Adams

You are also able to receive your pick of small works of art such as cards, jewels, or small pictures when you make a donation to the HVAC Fund for the new gallery heating and cooling system. Just come by the gallery and see all the beautiful things!

Computer manipulated watercolor repainted in ink and watercolor

Computer manipulated watercolor repainted in ink and watercolor

Winners, Winners, Winners!!

We have a lot of Peoples Choice winners of the community shows to announce. Congratulations to everyone.

nancyprize2The winner of the Human Form show was Nancy Wallace.
BARBARA_cropThe winner of the Santa Show was Barbara Coffelt.

Photo Oldham Theater  PRThe winner of the Scenes Franklin County show was Frances Perea

Stained Glass/Water Receptions Well Attended

Thanks to everyone who made the joint reception for Barbara Coffelt’s Stained Glass Show and the new community show ‘Water’ a success. Barbara brought her silver punch bowl and made a fabulous punch and she also made some great treats, other members brought additional goodies, so there was a feast. This was a good thing since there were so many attendees. Marsha Carnahan and Ron Reimers provided flute and drum music (sometimes accompanied by other attendees) that was beautiful and provided a perfect background to the gathering. Thanks to all and congratulations to Barbara and the “Water” artists for great shows.



BarbCrecep Barbara Coffelt among her work


Ronrecp Ron Reimers

Member Show Barbara Coffelt’s Stained Glass – January 8-February 14th

Award winning artist Barbara Coffelt opened her stained glass show on January 8th with a meet the artist a reception from 5 to 8 pm on January 16th at the Depot. Barbara Coffelt is the owner of Church’s Stained Glass a family operated business located in Estill Springs. Church’s is the winner of many prestigious awards including the Bill Grigsby Memorial Award for excellence, from the Cleveland Creative Arts Guild, Nillie Bipper -Best of show Award, The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center – Best of Show Award, and Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tn.- Best of Show Award. Church’s has constructed windows for many churches in the area as well as windows for many private homes. Barbara uses the Tiffany’s technique of copper foil for work in the show which allows production of more intricate and detailed work. Barbara teaches classes and sell supplies for stained glass enthusiast
The Artisan Depot is located at 201 Cumberland St. East in Cowan, TN and is operated by the Franklin County Arts Guild. Gallery hours are 12 pm to 5 pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.

For more information about upcoming art shows, the gallery or the guild visit us at or or Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.
Photo Stained Glass by Barbara Coffelt

New Policy & Schedule for Hanging Art in the Artisan Depot

The Artisan Depot with the approval of the Franklin County Arts Guild has established a new policy and Schedule for art work that is hung on the Art boards in the gallery. This schedule is meant to encourage member artists to exhibit new works which will likewise encourage new visitors and customers to come to the gallery and to see what’s new. This January members are asked to collect art that is currently hanging and to bring in new work for exhibit. New works will be on exhibit for six months. Then in July these works will be removed and new works will be hung. This biannual schedule goes into effect this month. Can’t wait to see your new work!

Artisan Depot Welcomes New Artist, Rachel Thompson Schiff

New works by Rachel Thompson Schiff are now showing at the Artisan Depot in Cowan. Rachel opened her own studio/gallery, I am Art/Rachel & Friends, in Palm Coast, Florida where she currently resides. Her gallery has featured the expressionistic work of local icon JJ Graham and Petra Iston from Hollingsworth Gallery and is currently featuring her own work. The Artisan Depot is pleased to have several of her original works, two of which are of local Plein Air Franklin County scenes. She has recently studied under Mini Schiff of Lewiston, NY. She has been a part of the “New Nabis” painting group at Hollingsworth Gallery. Her work is has been exhibited at a number of notable galleries throughout Florida and around the country. We are excited to have her work in the gallery. Stop by and see it!