Upcoming Events

Murphy Art Xplosion, the MAX project
a foggy morning in the mountains
Lifting Fog

August, September, October 2022

This painting is one of two chosen to be part of the latest outdoor art exhibit in Murphy  NC. 48 paintings  by senior artists in the Murphy area have been enlarged to 3×5′ and printed on outdoor canvas and are on display in Murphy NC through the fall.  The Valley River Arts Guild has partnered with the Town of Murphy Main Street USA committee to create an exciting Outdoor Art Gallery throughout downtown Muphy NC.  If you are in Murphy this fall, watch for it!  Murphy is quickly becoming “the Little Mountain Town with Big Art and Big Art.”  Opening reception and presentation of awards occured on August 5. And at that opening reception I was awarded a second place ribbon for this painting!!  As my father used to say, “Hurray for our side!!”

country lane in autumn
Autumn’s Final Glow


Southern Appalachian Artists Guild National Exhibit

October 15 – November 12, 2022

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center. Blue Ridge GA 

check the BRMAC for gallery hours

bird nest

“Anticipation” is one of three paintings accepted into this exhibit.

At the opening reception a woven watercolor entitled “Listening to the Light” was awarded an Honorable Mention.


A View from the Sycamore (solo exhibit)

December 15, 2022 – February 6, 2023

Athens Area Council for the Arts

320 North White Street, Athens TN



call or check the website for current hours (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

This exhibit will also be available to view virtually during the same time period. 

The link for that will be available by December 15

Artist’s Reception Friday, January 20, 2023 5:30-7:30 pm

There’s a bible story I really love about a little guy named Zacchaeus who climbed a sycamore tree so that he could see Jesus.  He needed to get above the crowd to see this man everyone was talking about. Pretty simple, right?  For a long time now I have thought of the sycamore tree as a metaphor for what art does for me…..music, poetry, the visual arts, drama, dance….art of any kind, but especially the art that I do myself.  Doing my art takes me above the crowd of a fast paced world, personal concerns, the daily drama of the morning news. It’s as simple as that.  My art takes me above the din of the crowd so that I can see the Divine in the bigger picture.  In this exhibit I will be sharing a variety of some of those experiences…..my view from the sycamore tree.”


Spring Into the New Year

An Exhibition by the members of  the Tennessee Watercolor Society, Chattanooga Region

North River Civic Center

1009 Executive Drive. Hixson TN

January 15 – March 31, 2023

Opening reception Sunday January 15 1-4pm


More information about other Winter and Spring Exhibits coming soon!