2021 Masters and Apprentices

*These teams are funded through a special partnership with the South Arts’ initiative In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Art & Culture.

Johnny Bellar, master and Joey Gipson, apprentice.

Resonator Guitar. Ashland City, TN and Manchester, TN.

Sierra Hull, master and Wyatt Ellis, apprentice.

Bluegrass Mandolin. Nashville, TN and Maryville, TN.

Katelyn Prieboy, master and Grace Adele, apprentice.

Thumbpicking Guitar. Nashville, TN.

Jerry Machen, master and Stacy Kimbler, apprentice.

Textile Wall Hangings, Carpet Art and Rug Restoration. Kingsport, TN.*

Héctor Saldivar, master and Ariel Dickman, apprentice.

Ceramic Folk Sculpture. Lenoir City, TN.*

Keith Williams, master and Joseph Hensley and Tony Branam, apprentices.

Fiddle Making. Chuckey, TN, Speedwell TN, and Jacksboro, TN.*