Faye Watts

Born in Baxter, Tennessee. Studied art in Japan for two years with
Master Sumi-e artist Kumagai, and continued to study art and art
education upon her return to the United States at Middle Tennessee
State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. Received a
Dodd-Carnegie Fellowship to study art history and drawing in Cortona,
Italy. Graduated from University of Georgia with an M.F.A. degree. Has
42 years of work experience as an arts educator and administrator,
Having held teaching positions at Cumberland University, Tennessee
Technological University, Nashville State Community College, Gallatin
Junior and Senior High Schools, Tullahoma High School and Cookeville
High School. Served as arts administrator (Director) with the
Rutherford County Arts and Humanities Council and the Joe L. Evins
Appalachian Center for Craft. Retired this past year from Cookeville
High School where she taught art for the past 31 years. She has won
numerous art awards and exhibited art across the U.S. (Washington,
D.C., New Orleans, Louisville, North Carolina) and one show in Italy.
Lives in Silver Point on Center Hill Lake with her son Trace, dog Spot and
cat Romy. Enjoys house plants, Bonsai, gardening and reading.