September 11, 2019

The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee, in conjunction with Jonesborough’s McKinney Center hosted its seventh Journeys of Women Art Exhibit (JVII) with Opening Reception on August 29, 2019. The event was a complete success, netting over $38,000 to support our efforts break down barriers for low-income women and girls.  

Eighty-eight pieces of work by more than thirty artists were selected for this juried exhibition. Juror Sam Yates, Director and Curator of the Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announced awards to five artists at the Opening Reception listed below. Cash awards were provided b...

September 11, 2019

Here begins the story of "Trout Lily" and sisters-in-law, Peggy and Gwen Wallace of Johnson City.  They are friends of artist, Coralie Tweed and learned that Coralie had painted “View from Trout Lily” for Journeys VII and it was available for purchase. Gwen began her planning to buy it as a gift for Peggy which she did at the Opening Reception August 29.  Peggy and her late husband, Lee, had owned the Trout Lily Farm since the late 80's and had hosted family picnics, Christmas time gatherings and the recognition of many special occasions. It holds such special memories. 

"I aim to achieve a sense of timelessness in my...

September 10, 2019

“Wild Women of Jonesborough was born over an ironing board and vintage linen napkins.”

Really! In October 2018, the world premier of Wild Women of Winedale was set to open at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. Could “wild” women in Jonesborough contribute funds to be a sponsor of the show.  A minimum of $1500 was needed.  My question to each woman was “Would you make a $100 contribution?”  If not $100, whatever amount is comfortable would be great!  Soon, I had nearly $2000 and the gifts kept coming.  All the women loved being sponsors of a show AND being a “Wild Woman.” By the time the show opened nearly $4000 had been donated. (and all...