Happy New Year everyone!


This is our first attempt at the news letter for UCAA, so please be patient as we work out all the details.

UCAA had a good year in 2007, and we hope to have an even better 2008. Thanks to the Art Prowl and Fun Fest we got our name out there more, and brought new artists to UCAA.


The UCAA ornament contest at the gallery was GREAT this year! Winners were Lisa Manus of Pacesetters & Adele Seitzinger of UCAA. CONGRATS!!


January means it’s time to renew memberships! UCAA’s membership dues are due in January each year, unless you joined in the last quarter of prior year.  


There is a new member benefit this year! The new UCAA web-site is ready to add its members to the web and link to your own web-site.  If you are a member of UCAA, send us up to four jpeg files of your work, your bio, and a link to your web site; we will set you up.  Take a look at www.uppercumberlandartsalliance.com!!


We are still in need of volunteers for the gallery as well....anyone that can volunteer a day or two a month (only 4 hours a day)... please contact Julie at 931-267-1497. Your help will be greatly appreciated!


The first quarterly meeting was held Monday-January 21st. During this meeting we discussed our upcoming planned events.  The next CALL FOR ART, for the gallery, is just around the corner.  The NEW artwork can be dropped off at the gallery on February 14th, 15th, & 16th. Artists can submit up to 4 works of art to be juried. Please make arrangements to pick up your other art when you drop off the new.


We discussed the 2nd annual Gourd Gala slated for August 2008...Maxine Osborn is the chairman for this event.  Any questions or comments can be directed to Maxine at pigroast@twlakes.net.


UCAA will sponsor Jerri Landers, from Rutledge, Tennessee, in a workshop, on April 25, 2008.   Jerri is an artist that has successfully written and illustrated two children’s books.  Jerri is going to read her newest book and have a workshop on how she has changed the direction of her art work.  More information will be forthcoming - - - -Please save the date! 


Another new item!

The new item for the year is FRESH AIR ARTS FESTIVAL!! This is a new festival created by UCAA and Cumberland Art Society (CAS). The FAAF is an outdoor event to be held yearly in different counties of the Upper Cumberland. This year, the festival is being held in Granville (Jackson County) at the Veteran's Park. Chairmen for this event are Isabel Cohen & Jerry Stout.  Any questions or comments can be directed to Jerry via email at mrtncreek@yahoo.com or Isabel Cohen at houseboat@twlakes.net.  More details will be forthcoming! However, save the date of Saturday June 21, 2008 for this event.   This event will be publicized in the Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee area.


The UCAA 2nd annual meeting is Monday-March 17, 2008


Be sure to visit the NEW website at: www.uppercumberlandartsalliance.com

UCAA can be contacted via e-mail at uppercumberlandartalliance@yahoo.com

Or phone 931-265-0338.         (Please note the difference in our e-mail address and website address- - there is no (s)  in the word art in our e-mail address but there is an (s) in the word arts in our website address)