by Emilyn Gipson
The Woman’s Club of Auburn will host its third Art Walk on Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woman’s Club, 712 Sanders St., in Auburn. Nineteen artists will display and sell their work and former Auburn Athletic Director, David Housel, will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to sign copies of his latest book, “From the Backbooth of Chappy’s.” The book is based on thoughts, essays and conversations with friends over 30 years, many as germane as when they were written.
We would like to introduce you to one of our Opelika artists, Tammy Chase. Chase calls her art “Tammy Chase Art.” Chase is also on the board of the Woman’s Club, serving as membership vice-president.
Chase grew up in South Georgia in the small town of Nashville and on St. Simons Island. She also lived in St. Augustine, but calls Georgia “home.” She met and married the wonderful man who brought her to Opelika in 2016. Chase works for Coldwell Banker Alliance in Auburn.
Interested in art since she was a child, Chase said she is self-taught, but has picked up different techniques from artist friends and, “of course,” she said, “from happy accidents along the way.”
She considers herself an abstract artist that uses a variety of mixed mediums from acrylics, oil, glue and clay on canvas.
“I approach a blank canvas with my thoughts and emotions about what I would like to create and let those feelings guide me,” she said. “My art is an outward projection of the images inside that are inspired by the beauty of this world that God has made for all to enjoy.”
We invite Chase’s friends from both Opelika and Auburn to visit her at the Woman’s Club Art Walk and see what fun things she has been painting.