Artist Tammy O'Connor

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"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
- Robert Schumann -

Inspired by her uncle, Tammy chose to follow in his footsteps as a professional photographer. To that end, she studied design, color and composition at The Art Institute of Atlanta, graduating with a degree in photography. Though intrigued by playing with light and composition, the medium didn't feel like a fit. Later introduced to stained glass and still able to play with light and color, she found her place.
"It's my desire that my life's work be an inspiration for the world to experience the joy and beauty of sunlight and color dancing together, to be quieted and calmed by it, to be still and know God." 
Her portfolio includes works both large and small, adorning churches, residences and businesses in the U.S., Canada and Germany.
Knowing  our society is fast paced and always on the move, Tammy has found  her smaller pieces of art are a good fit for most lifestyles.
She has worked with glass since 1985 and has twice been awarded the James C Whitney Memorial Scholarship by the American Glass Guild. She has attended Arrowmount School of Arts and Crafts and Appalachian Center for Craft.

2020 - 
January - March : Customs House Museum exhibit, " Tennessee Women of Glass"
October - Merit Award : Tennessee Craft Week Instagram contest
November - December : exhibit, " CHROMA - a Contemporary Survey of American Glass"
2019 -
Taught "Warm Glass Cold Connections" at John C. Campbell Folk School.
2018 - 
 "Library Girl" and  "Flight", were juried into the Tennessee Craft's "Best of Tennessee" exhibit
at Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN.
2017 -
Tammy's art work was on display at the Nashville International Airport as part of the "Flying Solo" exhibition, fall 2017, sponsored by Arts at the Airport.
2016 - 
    Featured in the October [...]

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