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Placing an Order is as easy as 1, 2, 3

1) Select what you would like to buy

2) Email borderlessartstn@gmail.com and tell us what you want to purchase

3) Within 5 minutes, you will receive a response if the item is yours.  At which time, you can move on to payment and SOLD will appear by the item.

 

You have two options for Payment of your purchases

1) On the left hand side of the website, you will see where it says PayPal.  You can make your payment immediately.

Or

2) Mail a check made out to Borderless Arts Tennessee to Borderless Arts Tennessee, 1210 Lake Rise Place, Gallatin TN 37066

The fun part is getting your purchases!

1) If the item has “will ship” underneath it, BAT will mail the item to you.

2) If the item has “pick up” underneath it, you will be emailed options for picking up the item in Gallatin during the week of Dec. 7th.

 

SPECIAL ITEM: Water Warrior

Become a Water Warrior or give the gift of being a Water Warrior to a Friend.  By donating to this project, you are supporting a 3-year old event in which young adults with and without disabilities join together with environmental partners under the leadership of a professional artist to make floating art with a water conservation theme.  The participants are placed in 5 teams that compete for prizes in areas of conservation message, creativity and a race.  This project took place in 2019 at Memorial Park and in 2020 in a digital manner. We are prepared to do either in 2021 depending on COVID.

$100

All items below shipped to you

Receive a Water Warrior Certificate emailed to you immediately

Name on the back of the Water Warrior shirt

Receive a Water Warrior T-Shirt in April

Receive a photo of the winning team in April

A special gift from the winning team.

*This item does not require the “Placing An Order Step”.  You can simply go to Payment Options.  You will need to let Borderless Arts know the following:

1) Name that you want on the certificate and shirt

2) Size of T-shirt

3) Color preference for the shirt: Blue, Green, Purple, Red or Yellow

 

Booth 1: Adam Boyd

Adam is a young man with Down syndrome who has been active with Borderless Arts TN for many years.  He was a founding member of the Movement Connection Dance program which Borderless Arts has changed to the Borderless Dance Community.  He is also an original Teapot Diplomat in BAT’s visual arts program.  In 2015, we was part of the presentation of the BAT international Quilt to Jean Kennedy Smith.  Adam made the key chains in honor and memory of his cousin, Melissa Jean Baugh, who also had a disability and used to make key chains.

$5 each or 2 for $8

27 key chains available

Will ship directly to you

Booth 2:  Becky Braukhoff

Becky Braukhoff, from Evansville IN, is an aunt to BAT director Lori Kissinger.  She, and her husband, Richard Braukhoff were Lori’s godparents.  Richard passed away from Louie Bodies Dementia.  Becky has provided some of her collectibles for this event.

             

 

All items $10 each

Pick up arrangements required

 

Booth 3: Lana Braukhoff

Lana, from Evansville IN, is an aunt to BAT director Lori Kissinger.  Her husband, Hans Braukhoff, died at the age of 54 of cancer.  Mrs. Braukhoff has less than 40% of her lungs left along with chronic bronchitis and asthma. Never smoked a cigarette in her life. She makes numerous types of crafts which she sells.  If you wish to purchase other items from Mrs. Braukhoff, BAT can provide her contact information.

 

                                                                                                                             

All items above $10 each

Pick up is required for the wooden items

 

Booth 4: Carlos Calderon

Carlos Calderon is a Teaching Artist in the BAT Teapot Diplomat Program.  His artistic career began at age 6 as a disciple of the renowned Puerto Rican artist, Luis Cajiga. Carlos has studied art at, Liga de Arte of Old San Juan, School of Plastic Arts of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Atelier of the Mosaic of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican Athenaeum, Universite La Sorbonne, Paris, France, The Alliance Francaise of Puerto Rico, New York Institute of Art and Design, Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts.  He is raising a niece with Autism who participates in our programs.  Carlos has made organic soaps.

$10

Will Ship

 

Booth 6:  Bailey Earith

Bailey is a former Occupational Therapist. She has engaged in a variety of art forms all her life.  Her creativity bloomed when she discovered fibers.  Bailey enjoys creating fabric art that has visual and/or actual textural elements. She is an East TN artist that has been part of BAT’s school residencies since the inception of our organization 20 years ago. She is offering 5 Introductory “Stress Management through Mandala Drawing” sessions via Zoom.

$20 per session

5 available

Will email certificate for a class to you

 

Booth 7:  Ann Fife

Ann became a Facebook friend with Lori Kissinger due to a love of history and a connection of pioneer ancestors. Ann is an excellent cook and makes numerous handcrafted items. She has provided a Handwoven table runner towel with handmade hanger and handmade dish cloth

$15 for the table runner and $15 for the hanger with dish cloth

Will Ship

 

Booth 8: Guy Gilchrist

Guy Gilchrist has been a friend to Borderless Arts TN for many years.  He was honored by the organization a few years ago for his contributions to Borderless Arts and to the arts in general. World-renowned illustrator, author, comic strip artist, and songwriter, Guy Gilchrist is best known as Jim Henson’s cartoonist.  He created the “Muppets” comic strip (printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986), and was instrumental in Henson’s “Fraggle Rock,” and the creation of “The Muppet Babies.” Some of his iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and his work was declared a National Treasure in 1984 by First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Throughout the years, Guy Gilchrist has set his hand to some of the most beloved, high-profile cartoons, such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Tiny Toons,” “The Pink Panther,” “Minnie Mouse,” and others.

All Pieces are Signed

$25 per piece

Will ship to you

Booth 9: Sylvia Goodman

Sylvia Goodman, from Evansville IN, is the mother of BAT Director Lori Kissinger.  Mrs. Goodman is a first generation American to a German immigrant father who was a note musician in Germany and that came to the United States shortly before WWII.  He served as a Toolmaker for the US Forces during WWII.  Mrs. Goodman is a widow of 22 years to John Goodman who died at the age of 60 to cancer.  At 81-years of age and having leukemia, Mrs. Goodman still works tirelessly on her farm in KY and spends much of her time devoted to her church, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  She is offering some of her collectibles for this sale.

                                                                                                   

$20 per doll

Pick up arrangements required

Cades Cove Series

Each comes with box and story

$30 each

Pickup required

 

Booth 10: Hatch Showprint

A Longtime partner of Borderless Arts TN. Hatch Show Print, a working letterpress print shop since 1879, uses its vast collection of vintage type and hand-carved imagery to create timeless designs that express and commemorate America’s evolving cultural identity.

Posters $10 Each + shipping $5 (or can be picked up to avoid shipping cost)

Will ship to you.

 

Booth 11: Hope McKee

As an artist with a disability, Hope strives to showcase we are all differently-abled, doing her part to change the world.  She works in a variety of media (painting, collage, mixed media, and drawing) with a special emphasis in comic book art.  She is currently working on a graphic novel trilogy.   Hope is involved in Borderless Arts Tennessee and has participated in multiple workshops ranging from glass art to ink brush, from collage to ceramics.  In April 2018, she traveled with part of the group to represent the United States at the Awladna International Forum for Arts of the Gifted in Cairo, Egypt.  She was one of the artists who created the costumes that were used in the performance.  Hope won an Honorable Mention in “Finding your Inner MozArt Contest” that was part of the Mozart and the Mind Event in San Diego. Most recently, Hope was part of the Adventure Exhibit at Chromatics Gallery as well as the Tomato Art Festival in Nashville, TN.

Necklaces $15 each or 2 for $25

Will ship to you

 

Booth 12: Erica McMurray and Torie Summers

Erica McMurray and Torie Summers are both part of the Teapot Diplomat program and the Borderless Dance Community program.  The two worked together taking photographs, a skill they learned in one of the Teapot Diplomat workshops, and have made note cards with envelopes.

10 sets of cards regular sized cards and 3 sets of long cards.  Each set has 5 unique cards.  Envelopes included

$10 per set

Will Ship to you

 

Booth 13 Erica McMurray

Erica McMurray is a Navy Veteran who served honorably until a traumatic brain injury which erased all of her memories prior to the injury.  Erica has become very involved in the Borderless Arts programs.  She participates in the Teapot Diplomats, loves theater and engages in any theater project offered and is a dancer in the Borderless Arts Community program.

Matted sketches $20 each if picked up or $25 if you would like it shipped to you

 

Booth 14: Eleanor Nold

Eleanor, of Evansville IN, is the great-aunt of BAT Director Lori Kissinger.  Mrs. Nold is a well-respected quilter who has won numerous awards as well as taught the skill.  Mrs. Nold has offered some of her handmade purses.

1 large is 8” x 6 ½”    2 medium 6 ½” x 5” and  2 small 5 ½” x 4 ½”

Will ship to you

$15 large; $12 Medium, $10 small

 

Booth 15: Maggie Perry

Maggie Perry is involved in all of the Borderless Arts activities including Teapot Diplomats, acting, the Borderless Dance Community and the Young Soloist Music program.  However, it is music and acting in which Maggie specializes.

Maggie has sung and played the piano at venues throughout Middle Tennessee and beyond, including restaurants, churches, theatrical productions, shopping centers, parks, fairs, and several Borderless Arts events. She also sang in the Nashville Children’s Choir for seven years, and she has sung with her church choir for six years. She has had the opportunity to perform in an entertainment showcase in Los Angeles as well as in an international choral festival in Costa Rica. Maggie has also appeared in several music videos, including four she produced with Ann and Randy Dorman. For each of these videos, she created the story, designed the set, and appeared as the star singer. In addition, Maggie released her first CD of Christian songs this year, and she was interviewed by media producer, Pepper Jay. The interview, her bio, and other materials appeared as a feature article in the Sidebeat Music online magazine. She won 2nd place in this year’s Borderless Arts Young Soloist competition

$20 per piece with the exception of the Nativity Scene

$35 for the Nativity Scene

Pick up arrangements required

 

Booth 16: Jon Pfeiffer

Jon is new to the Teapot Diplomat program.  He has been a very active member since joining.  He is a young adult with Autism.

Macrame wall hangings $20 each

Pick Up arrangements required

 

Booth 17: Rainbow Mosho

We know her a Thomais, but she has her own little business where she is known as Rainbow Mosho.  Rainbow Mosho is a 12 year old artist with autism.

A variety of experiences and realities inspired Rainbow to immerse herself in her art – a clear attempt to reaffirm her role in life. She becomes an elephant, she dreams of unicorns, she is enjoying Dolly and Elvis… and they all had to be drawn.  She is now in the process of publishing a book. Find her on FB and IG = @RainbowMosho

3 sets of 3 cards 6×6 prints of the card set with the bees  $15 a set

1 set of 3 cards 8.5 x 8.5 of the card set with the angel  $15 a set

1 Large T-shirt   $20

1 mermaid poster $15

Will Ship

 

Booth 18: Torie Summers

Torie is a founding member of the Teapot Diplomat Visual Arts program of Borderless Arts TN.  She is also known as the peacemaker, hospitality person and teacher. She is always welcoming of all new members to the group and it is very important to her that each person feels valued and included.  Torie’s bracelets are made of beads and hand rolled paper.

$15 Each

Will ship to you

Booth 19: Morgan Vice

Artist – Songwriter – Event Planner Morgan Vice is a young woman on the autism spectrum. She was diagnosed at age three. When she was young, she had very little functional language. Over the years, she has developed a unique unfiltered way of stating what’s on her mind. She also enjoys painting and writing songs with her mom about her favorite things. She is always looking forward to the next big thing, and enjoys adding upcoming events to her calendar. Morgan’s piece of art was selected to represent TN in the Pieces of Peace project.

 

 

 

 

 

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