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Gracehill Fine Art & Basketry

Awards & Upcoming Shows

GB230 – River-Bottom

Award of Merit 2021
20th Sevier County Biennial 
Juried Competition at
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

B217- Forest Floor

Selected for inclusion into
Handweavers Guild of America Dogwood to Kudzu
July 15-18, 2022 Convergence
at the Knoxville, TN Convention Center


Selected for inclusion into
Arts for the Airport Spring 2022 Exhibition
Arts Cultural Alliance
Metro Knoxville Airport Authority

Honorable Mention
50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition 
of the TN Artist’s Association
at the Art Emporium, July 2022

Selected for inclusion into
Arts for the Airport Fall 2022 Exhibition
Arts Cultural Alliance
Metro Knoxville Airport Authority

2023 Scholarship Award- 21st Sevier County Biennial Juried Competition at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

2023 Juror Choice- No Bigger Than a Breadbox, Art Cultural Alliance

2023 Spring Exhibition Arts in the Airport, Metro Knoxville Airport Authority & Art Cultural Alliance

2023 Peoples Choice Award- Art Guild of Tellico Village Annual Show

2023- I am honored with an Honorable Mention for the above painting from the Tennessee Artist Association Annual Show.

I have finished my spring teaching of 2024 and I’m taking names, cell numbers, and email addresses for those who are interested in either learning alcohol inks or basket making here at my studio in Townsend later this year or early 2025.

I was blessed with two different grants in the last year.  The first grant was from the Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant here in Knoxville.  I am grateful to them for selecting me along with 20+ other artists in the greater Knoxville area to benefit from their generosity.

I also received the FY24 Individual Artist Fellowship in Craft from the Tennessee Arts Commission.  When notified, I scraped myself off the floor and read what the adjudicator had to say-

“Each work is sculptural, resourceful, sustainable, and the adjudicator particularly enjoyed the incorporation of beads and freshwater pearls within the work. Each piece demonstrated a high level of skill and craftmanship whilst pushing the expectation of a basket to a true work of art. Additionally, the array of materials and processes that she is incorporating in each work shows a range of skill and a fascination with exploration.”

These awards have gone towards outfitting the interior of the gallery I’ve opened in Townsend, TN.  I’m living proof if you don’t try you’ll never know what is possible. I particularly want to thank the Art Cultural Alliance of downtown Knoxville for making me aware of these opportunities and helping me through the application process.