Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (Tennessee Craft)
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2423 Eugenia Ave
Nashville, TN 37211
Organization Details

Board Chair

Board Chair JoEl LoGiudice
Company Affiliation Retired Arts Administrator, Fiber and Textile Artist, Glass Artist
Term January 2023 to December 2024

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Erin Afinson Voting
Julie Boisseau-Craig Voting
Ms. Audry Deal-McEver Arts Educator, Clay Artist Voting
Mr. Reneau Dubberley Retired engineer, Craft artist, wood turning Voting
Nancy Fischman Arts Gallery and Studios Owner, Artist-Ceramics Voting
Mr. Shaun Giles Community Engagement Director, Frist Art Museum Voting
Donna Glassford Voting
Jonathan Harwell-Dye Voting
Ms. Kelly Hider Arts Educator, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Voting
Allison Letson Healthtrust/HCA - Integration Services Manager Voting
Ms. JoEl LoGiudice Retired Arts Administrator, Fiber/Textile Artist Voting
J Denise Miller
Pat Moody Voting
Paige Moore Faculty, Union University - Ceramics and Sculpture Voting
Patricia Schwarz Artist: Clay and Photograhy Voting
Courtney Stone Attorney, Waller Voting
David Taylor Hospitality/Entertainment Owner; Artist: Clay Voting
Carlton Wilkinson Wilkinson Arts; Arts Educator; Proprietor Voting
Jessica Wilson Arts Educator-Tn Tech; Artist: Clay Voting
Donna Woodley Arts Educator - Tennessee State University; Artist: Painting Voting


Board Term Lengths 2.00 years
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 99%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4

Standing Committees

Board Governance
Community Engagement
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Professional Development
Program / Program Planning

Risk Management Provisions

Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As revealed in Tennessee Craft's strategic plan, one current goal is to develop a more diversified board and stronger committee structure that will sustain the organization's ability to meet its mission, with emphasis on fundraising and connecting to the community. The Community Engagement Committee / DEI has laid the groundwork for ongoing relationship building with other nonprofits focused on specific cultures, including those serving immigrants and refugees and any segment who are currently under-represented in our member population. Many of our initial contacts have resulted in participation by their group offering a craft activity in the Kids' Tent that children can make and take home, fitting into our fair's current structure, partnerships and collaborations within and with communities and diverse organizations. The goal is to find interested craft artists who may want to benefit from demonstrating at our fairs or otherwise participating in our events and activities and in joining within communities at multi-cultural events.. An advisory council and committees with board, staff and community members has been formed of individuals who care about our mission and will make themselves available to offer advice, open doors and speak knowledgeably about Tennessee Craft to others in the community.