Artists Guild of Statesville

Artists Guild of Statesville

PO Box 784, 1675 East Broad Street, Signal Hill Mall, Statesville, NC 28687 • 704-873-9394

Artists Guild of Statesville Member Gallery
Kimberly Stroud Bell Kimberly Stroud Bell
As an area veterinarian who regained her passion for painting, Kimberly donates all proceeds from her work to her animal rescue organization.
Rick Blair Rick Blair
After taking a leave of absence from his his high school art years to craft a career in residential construction, Rick Blair has now retired to Statesville from Virginia to be closer to family and returned to painting. Aside from time spent at the easel, Blair enjoys RV camping, woodworking, gardening, football and street rods.
Ruthe Murphy Bole Ruthe Murphy Bole
"Art and the joy of making art makes my heart sing," exclaims Ruthe. "Starting late in life, drawing and painting only fuels my passion to immerse myself in the process of creating art. Just being in the midst of art and artists is so inspiring to me. I work in watercolor, pastel and oil and love trying to push myself into painting experiences that challenge my ability."
Susie Brown Susie Brown
With a strong appreciation for detail, watercolorist Susie Brown continues her art exploration through classes and workshops. She exclaims, "Watercolor and paper is an exciting combination. Love it!"
Sandra Campbell Sandra Campbell
A published author, historian and genealogist, Sandra Campbell creates personal genealogical descent charts, architectural drawings and paintings, and unique one-of-a-kind handmade doll clothes.
Linda Carpenter Linda Carpenter
Painting too many years in other mediums, I have found my harmony in Sumi-e. Colorful florals are my love, and the discipline of this ancient Asian brush style captures the essence of my message... beauty in its simplicity, integrity in the brush strokes, character of individuality and modesty in not overstating.
Betsy Collins Betsy D. Collins
A past guild president and retired art teacher, Betsy Collins received her A.A. from Mitchell Community College and B.F.A. from UNC Greensboro. She has studied watercolor since 1978 and her work has been exhibited in many and varied venues and represented in many domains within the U.S.
Brent Cook Brent Cook
Brent's woodturning began as a form of therapy when he was diagnosed with degenerative back disorder in 2010. The craft has since revealed itself to be his true calling as he creates bowls, vases and works of art from natural wood.
Jane Cooke Jane Cooke
Statesville, NC
Jane Cooke has been drawing as a hobby for several years. Enjoying all mediums, she favors acrylic and enjoys photographing her subject matter first, then painting from her photos. Her focus is landscapes and flowers.
Susan Crouch Susan Crouch
Statesville, NC
Susan Crouch has been working in watercolor since 1992. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects including flowers, figures, wildlife and landscapes. Her primary focus, however, is always on the light and its ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Sylvia Day Sylvia Day
A watercolor realist, Sylvia Day is noted for her soft colors and meticulous detail. Often polishing her technique through classes and workshops, her subject matter ranges from landscapes and florals to animals and people. She has had several one-woman shows and participated in juried exhibitions.
Aurore Demers Aurore Demers
Aurore Demers received her A.A. in art from Golden West College in California. She describes her work this way, "I believe our Earth and the Universe are full of awesome beauty and wonders. I try to express my joy in that beauty through my art."
Pat Edwards Pat Edwards
Intrigued by the patterns of sunlight and shadows, Pat Edwards notes that the luminosity of watercolors helps her capture the glow of life and nature. Edwards has enjoyed giving children and teens the tools to express themselves visually for twenty years. Available for commissions or private classes.
Ann Finley Ann Finley Texas born, Ann Finley brings an uncharacteristic eclectic element to the watercolor medium. Vivid, deep natural colors & natural subjects characterize her work. She is a graduate of Angelo State Univ. and Texas Tech, having studied under a number of outstanding artists. She has exhibited throughout the NC Piedmont.
Carol Froehlich Carol Froehlich As a native of Ireland, Carol Froehlich, hails from a long line of Irish musicians and artists. She says it was not only "a joy for me" to discover the pleasure of oil painting but also considers her involvement in the two arts to be part of a "lifelong blessing."
Nancy Cloer Greene Nancy Cloer Greene

Lifelong interest in art. Primarily self taught. Studies include Famous Artists Schools. Longtime student of John Brady among others. Past two-term Guild President and Guild Secretary. Published poet. "Eyes may be the windows to the soul but art is a reflection of the soul."

David Hicks David Hicks
Artist, potter, woodcrafter, furniture maker and proprietor of the historic Jennings Store in Union Grove, NC, where his studio, workshop and gallery are located, David creates one-of-a-kind items from the natural environment. He has studied at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, MOMA and Art Student League, NYC and Central Piedmont College, Charlotte, NC.
Conway Jolly Conway Jolly I enjoy the creative flexibility of digital photography. Images are processed to show a beauty beyond the original picture or to change its story; even fix the photographer’s blunder. Yet, I am most pleased when my photography reflects what my eyes have seen.
Edrie Knight Edrie B. Knight
This prolific artist has shown works in 350+ exhibits, including 50+ one-woman shows. With graduate and post-graduate degrees from Maryland Institute of Art, Edrie Knight has worked in fashion design, as a freelance artist, and currently teaches watercolor classes at Mitchell Community College.
Judy McNeill Judy McNeill
Statesville, NC
Abstract paintings. Non-functional clay works.
Don Moore Don Moore
Salisbury, NC
Holding both B.F.A. and M.A. degrees from the Univ of Alabama, Don Moore completed a 35-year career as a college art professor including department chair at Mitchell Community College, Statesville. He has exhibited in Paris, Madrid, NY and San Francisco among others.
Barbara Page Barbara Page A love of photography has been a part of Barbara Page's life since receiving a camera as a child. An exhibitor and winner in the Blue Ridge Overview Juried Competition in North Wilkesboro since 1990, Page also owned a studio there before moving to Charlotte in 1999. Retired since 2004, she resides with her husband in Iredell County's Cool Spring community.
Lorane Page Lorane Page
Lorane Page, a primarily self-taught artist, briefly studied with Eliot O'Hara and Zalton Szabo. She is a former guild president and previously served on the board of the Iredell Arts & Science Museum. Watercolor is her favorite medium. Prints are available.
Cindy Pitt Cindy Pitt
Statesville, NC
Shortly after retirement, Cindy Pitt began dabbling in art and fine crafts. She studied at the John C. Campbell Folkschool in Brasstown, NC and at the Arrowmont Craft School in Gatlinburg, TN. Her particular fields of interest include paper marbling, canvas floor cloth painting and mosaics.
Lauren Rieth Lauren Rieth Lauren studied at The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC and received her B.F.A. at Capital University, OH. After 15 years as radio newscaster at Cleveland's WGAR, she longed to return to the arts. She earned her teaching certificate at Ashland University, OH, and moved to NC in 2000 where she teaches visual arts at Davie County High School. In 2008, UNC's School of the Arts awarded her the honor of “Outstanding Teacher of the Arts.”
Dana Roseman Dana Roseman
Favorite subjects for Dana are people in daily activities and animals in natural settings. Mostly self-taught and working exclusively in oils in a realistic style, he enjoys capturing the essence of personalities. Dana is also a woodworker.
Mary Setzer Mary Setzer
Mooresville, NC
Mary Setzer is a painter and photographer who works in pastels, acrylics and oils. Her subject matter encompasses landscape, still life and portraits. She has won numerous awards and is represented in corporate and private collections. Her work can be seen at Signal Gallery.
Joyce Tobey Joyce Tobey Joyce Tobey describes herself as a "reluctant artist." Admiring of a patient teacher, Tobey credits other artists for her "inspiration."
Tim Tobey Tim. W. Tobey Tim Tobey says, "Art taught me to see! To translate what I see into real form for others to enjoy is a real blessing. Art has helped me to seek a path with a heart through this life, to walk it full of wonder and to laugh and laugh!"
Muriel Travis Muriel Kerley Travis Watercolor artist Muriel Travis garnered First Place in the 1998 Mitchell Community College Spring Art Exhibit for "Mitchell Solitude," a first in her series of MCC paintings.
Margery Turnipseed Margery Turnipseed
Employing collage and textures while working in acrylics and watercolor, Margery Turnipseed's interest is primarily fantasy with a touch of the surreal. Statesville's Dutch artist, Frans Van Bergen, introduced Turnipseed to fantasy and as a longtime student of John Brady she absorbed many imaginative techniques of expression.
Carolyn Valcourt Carolyn Valcourt

A native of New England who grew up around horses and an elementary school teacher for 32 years, Carolyn draws from her childhood experiences as she captures the essence of horses.
Amanda Veasey Amanda Veasey Amanda is a Statesville native who graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2009 with a degree in Anthropology. She loves to read, paint with watercolor and acrylics and write.
Carol Whitmore Carol Rowzie Whitmore-Herring

With a B.A. in art from Madison College, VA, Carol has taught high school art; drawing, painting, & portraiture at Mitchell Community College, Statesville and Florence Memorial Art School, Glendale Springs; watercolor at Depot Visual Arts Center, Mooresville and private art lessons. Her work is represented by Broomfields Gallery, W. Jefferson, NC. She paints commissioned portraits of children and adults and is married to portrait artist, Ralph A. Herring, Jr.

Tom Wilson Tom M. Wilson Tom describes how his interest in art began. "As a child, a gift of a Brownie Hawkeye camera from my grandparents inspired me to always be on the lookout for the 'perfect picture.'"
  Additional Guild Members:  
Steve Herman Joan Scott

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