Upcoming Events

Murphy Art Xplosion, the MAX project 

Spring 2023

Native American Dancer

Dancing With the Wind has been chosen to be part of the latest outdoor art exhibit in Murphy  NC. 53 paintings  have been enlarged to 3×5′ and printed on outdoor canvas and are on display in Murphy NC through the winter.  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 winter, watch for it!  Murphy is quickly becoming “the Little Mountain Town with Big Art and Big Art.”  It is a real privilege to have been part of this project through the last three seasons.


Murphy Art Xplosion, the MAX project

Summer 2023

Warmth of Farm and Field is a pastoral scene just “down the road apiece” from my Ocoee TN home and has been chosen to be part of the latest outdoor art exhibit in Murphy  NC.  This painting has been accepted by the judging panel, to be printed for the Outdoor Art Gallery in the special  Anything Goes: Appalachian Theme top featured exhibition! There were just 35 artworks chosen as Top Features for the Anything Goes show, to be installed along the downtown Art Trail, at a total of 13 locations. All top feature artworks are being printed on large 5’x3’ outdoor grade canvas panels and will include a placard identifying the artist and title of each work, as well as a special top feature designation from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Grand Opening night for the Anything Goes Show is First Friday Art Walk evening, May 5. An artist reception will be held at The MAC, Murphy Art Center, from 5PM-8PM that evening. Art Walk and the Anything Goes reception are free and open to the public! Awards to each of the Top Featured artists will be presented that evening at 7PM, as a $100 licensing fee paid for the use of each of the 35 top featured image files, courtesy of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to the 35 top featured images, there will be 19 additional images on display throughout downtown that have received an Honorable Mention for this show.