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Tullahoma Art Center Welcomes the 149th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society March 10 through April 17

The Tullahoma Art Center will welcome the 149th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society March 10-April 17 at the historic art center in Tullahoma.

The public invited to view the exhibit from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The AWS Exhibition is one of the premiere watercolor exhibits in the world.  More than 1,200 artists from throughout the United States and 23 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from Signature Members of the AWS.  Of these submissions (one per artist), 147 paintings were selected for the exhibition.  Forty paintings from the show are selected by the Jury of Awards for the Traveling Exhibition, which will tour museums and galleries across the country during the next year.  For the schedule of the Traveling Exhibition and to see images of the prize-winning entries, visit


While inclusion in this exhibition is itself an honor, participants also competed for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals of Honor, and 32 other awards and medals with nearly $50,000 in prize money. 


The American Watercolor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious art societies in the world.  Election to the Society as a Signature Member is one of the most sought-after honors in the painting world.  Membership has included many of the greatest names in painting throughout the history of the Society, including the great American Impressionist Childe Hassam, the well-known regionalists Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, virtually every member of the important “California School” of watercolorists, and everyone in between, up to and including the late Andrew Wyeth. 


The Tullahoma Art Center is an ADA/504/Title VI-compliant facility committed to the development of quality cultural experiences and education by providing access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities, and influencing the direction of area visual, literary, performing and creative arts.


TAC, above all, encourages professionalism in the artistic community and among its artists and students, thereby raising standards of excellence in creativity, design and the production and practice of cultural craftsmanship.


We promote the development of arts programming opportunities by offering classes, demonstrations, performances, publications and exhibitions.


We are anticipating approximately 400 visitors and in order to attract the widest audience the admission fee is a modest $20 with a $10 fee for the members of the center. The Holiday Inn in Tullahoma is giving a special rate for visitors at $109.00 a night. We are planning special events at the center throughout the 32 days we have the exhibit. The center will be hosting an opening and closing event. On Saturday, March 25 we will be having creative art for kid. Check out our website for more detail:


The Tullahoma Art Center is located at 401 S Jackson St. in Tullahoma. For more information, contact the center at 931-455-1234 or email at Visit online at or on Facebook and Instagram at The Tullahoma Art Center.