March 2018 - Tone Haugen-Cogburn

March Artist of the Month -                                    Tone Haugen-Cogburn

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This month, we are celebrating Tone Haugen-Cogburn as our featured artist of the month, and what a great time for a celebration! With this crazy weather we are having, it is already bringing out spring blooms here in Southeast Tennessee. It is beautiful, inspiring, and unique, just like Tone's artwork.

Tone is a longtime quilter and Fiber artist since moving from Norway to the US in 1987. She was reintroduced to the art of felt-making; this ancient craft has become very popular in the US as well as in Europe and Australia. Beautiful, vibrant colors and very soft to the touch, Merino wool has become one of the favorites, as it is very suitable for wearables. Its strength also makes it very useable for scarves, bags, throws and rugs. Combined with silk it creates "Nuno" felting, which again makes for a very durable textile to wear. Wool rowing can be shaped into almost anything with the help of simple tools, like water, soap and bubble wrap. Tone employs all of these techniques in her work. Most of the silks used in Tone’s pieces are hand-dyed, but recycling of old textiles is also dear to her heart and can be found in most of the pieces.

We invite you to come to the Museum Store to see and shop her amazing work! Tone will be in store Friday, March 16th for a Meet & Greet + a booth with her additional items for sale at the Museum Store. 

Tone is offering 10% off

all her scarves the entire month of March!

February 2018 Artist of the Month - Sherry Johnson

February Artist of the Month - Sherry Johnson


It's time to celebrate all the great things happening in February- Valentine's Day, Brew Ha-Ha Fest, and a new Artist of the Month! This month we are featuring Sherry Johnson. Sherry is a fiber artist specializing in weaving, macrame, hemstitch, embroidery, and needlepoint. 

The Museum Store sells her artwork including tea & kitchen towels, table runners, placemats, scarves, shawls, and greeting cards.

Stop by Tuesday, February 27th from 12:30-3:30 for a special local artist meet & greet session.
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and an intimate shopping experience at the uniquely local Museum Store featuring Sherry Johnson. Receive 10% off her kitchen towels and table runners while supplies last through the month of February. Museum members receive an additional 10% off the entire Museum Store. This event is free and open to the public. 

January 2018 - Jessica Klaaren & Jaime Barks



We are starting the year off strong with TWO Artists of the Month! This month, we have selected Jessica Klaaren and Jaime Barks as our Featured January 2018 Artist of the Month.

Jessica Klaaren of Athens, TN began making jewelry in 2006. Her work features colorful altered metal designs with a fusion of modern and ancient, as well as found objects and artisan made components. Jessica has won several design contests, was a featured designer for Vintaj Natural Brass Company, published and cover-photo in Beads & Trends Magazine, and provided jewelry for celebrity swag bags at both the 2012 Academy Awards and 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. To learn more about the creative Jessica Klaaren, visit her website at

Jaime Barks is a watercolor and acrylic artist living in Cleveland, TN. Her style is imaginative and colorful. Barks created a public mural in Cleveland in 2014, has taught multiple classes and workshops in the region, as well as being involved in growing and promoting the visual arts in her community through development of the Cleveland Arts Center. To learn more about the talented Jaime Barks, visit her website at

Both Jaime and Jessica will be teaching classes this month as part of the Tennessee Artist Series sponsored by The First Tennessee Foundation. Both highly anticipated classes have been sold out in advance! 

Come to the Museum Store to check out their work and support local artists. All artwork by Jaime Barks is 10% the entire month of January. Museum Members receive an additional 10% off the entire store. The Museum Store is open Tuesday-Friday 10am to 5pm & Saturday 10am to 3pm. 

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December 2017 - Thomas Spake



December is the month of sending love and joy to those close to us as we come into the new year. That's why we are celebrating Thomas Spake as our December Artist of the Month. At Thomas Spake Studios, he creates unique glass art, incorporating age old glassblowing techniques with American ingenuity to create functional, decorative, and sculptural glass art with a style all its own.

His glass-blowing skills show care and attention which make perfect unique gifts to put under your tree or for a gift exchange that will be unforgettable. Thomas Spake is an Artist unlike any other, and his talent shows. We are proud to have him support the Museum with his work in the Museum Store!


November 2017 - Jaime Lacey

November Artist of the Month - Jaime Lacey

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Jaime Lacey is our honored Artist of the Month for November! It is the perfect time to celebrate her beautifully crafted pottery for the upcoming holidays. 

 Jaime is the owner of Loving Hands Pottery in Collegedale, TN. After taking a pottery class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in 2009, she was hooked! She studied with potters Talle Johnson, John Britt, and Mark Peters. She is a registered dietitian in Chattanooga, but pottery is her passion. Coming from a family of artists and engineers, her work is crafted to be functional and attractive. The inspiration for her pieces comes from her love of food, cooking, gardening, and nature.

*Join us for a special Meet & Greet with Jaime Lacey on Tuesday, November 14th from 12:30-2:30. She will be in store showing her new work available for purchase!