Member's Showcase Gallery 1.4.17 - 2.25.17
Barbara Kitty Williams Medium: Pastel, Oil, Acrylic
Bristol, TN 37620
Pastel Society of America juried Associate Member, NY
Appalachian Pastel Society Member Kingsport Art Guild
Portrait Society of America Depot Artist Association
Art Of The Highlands Invitational Exhibiting Member 5 years
Juried Shows, Awards and Honors Numerous awards . Only selected Fine Arts awards are shown.
Appalachian Art Show Juried & Judged--Second Place 2011
Appalachian Pastel Society National Show Exhibited 2010
Cities of Bristol VA/TN “Historic Bristol Art Show”--Third Place 2010
Virginia Highlands Festival Judged and Juried--Award of Merit 2006
Clinch River Days Show Juried & Judged--First Place and People’s Choice Award 2005
YWCA Tribute to Women In The Arts Winner 2005
Bristol Art Guild Member’s Show--Best of Show 2001
Appalachian Art Show Award of Excellence 1999
First Tennessee Bank Show, Carroll Reece Museum East Tennessee State University- Honorable Mention -1998
Appalachian Art Show Juried & Judged-- Best of Show 1998
Studio 10 in Bristol, TN with 25 years of study, drawing and painting. Workshops with national artists including Alex Powers, Georgia Bemis, Charles Basham, Tom Root, Suzanne Stryke and Coralie Tweed. For two years I studied portraiture and figure drawing solely from a live model with George Chavatel, Professor Emeritus, of Emory & Henry College. Other classes include drawing coursework at East Tennessee State University and life figure drawing and mini-workshops with art groups. The learning process, for me, is both challenging and satisfying. I especially enjoy portraits of people and animals. My desire to create artistically began when I was five or six years old.
Art is my passion. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums and always strive to expand my mastery of technique and creativity. In almost all my paintings, some display of light is a goal as I seek to show my individual vision of the subject. Although my work is more realistic, I especially enjoy the creative aspect of designing and painting. To me, there is nothing more gratifying then painting.
Exhibits & Gallery
Downtown Kingsport Association, Kingsport, TN
During the last year Kitty has taught oil and acrylic painting and exhibited at Carl Jessee Art and Frame Shop, Bristol, TN. Blowfish Emporium, Bristol, TN. (Locations of prior exhibits: Virginia Intermont College, Starving Artist, Virginia Highlands Community College, Renaissance Center, Glamar Gallery & numerous others).