Boles Exhibit at Vol State Art Gallery

Pictured: Cyclopsia Victoria by Chip Boles

The work of Nashville artist Chip Boles will be on display at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery starting November 12. Boles creates drawings in graphite and charcoal on wood panels. He is a muralist in productions for the Nashville Children’s Theatre, and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He illustrates what he calls “realistic drawings of unreal characters.”

Exhibit of Student Work from Across Tennessee at Vol State Gallery

Images from the exhibition by various students.

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College is hosting the Tennessee Intercollegiate Juried Student Art Exhibition. Students enrolled in studio art classes at the thirteen Tennessee community colleges were eligible to submit art works. Students from six of the colleges are represented in this year’s show. The works will be judged and prizes awarded. This year’s juror is Billy Renkl, professor of Art, Drawing and Illustration at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. The show runs from January 27 to February 22.

Landon Crowell Exhibit at Vol State Gallery

art work pictured: You Shimmed us up to remain true. Without you level has become very elusive.” by Landon Crowell.

The work of Ohio artist Landon Crowell is on display at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery. Crowell is the Sculpture and Gallery technician at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where he also completed his B.F.A. in sculpture. Landon said he has spent more than 17 years traveling and living across the United States honing his technical skills and exploring the art making process.

Stewart and Nordeman Exhibit at Vol State Gallery in October

Monica Stewart artwork textiles titled Dress

The Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery is showcasing the work of two female artists, both working with feminine imagery in a variety of materials, including textiles.  Gallery coordinator, Sue Mulcahy, said that Monica Stewart and Erinn Nordeman challenge the traditional roles of women, and invite the viewer to question the identity and expectations of women today.

Ted Jones Relief Prints Exhibit - Talk Canceled

A print by Nashville artist Ted Jones.

The Gallery talk by Ted Jones has been canceled.


Relief prints by Nashville artist Ted Jones will be on display at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery in March. Jones works in a wide range of media, including copper relief repousse, painting, and wood sculpture. He is most famous for his relief prints which will be the focus of this exhibit. The artist’s complex images are often stories of deep community traditions, family, and faith.

Vol State Gallery Features Works by Matt Eddmenson

partial image from Matt Eddmenson, “The Calm Feeling of Chaos” (2021)

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College will be showing the work of artist Matt Eddmenson of Nashville. The exhibit is open to the public. A graduate of The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Eddmenson draws from a range of influences and sources for his practice, including Cowboy Comics, Pop Art, and the work of Cy Twombly. His works are gatherings and reconfigurations of American imagery and iconography, commonly featuring cowboys, skulls, and rodeo horses. He also incorporates images from the golden age of comics and tattoo culture.

Vol State Gallery Presents Alex Lockwood Exhibit

“A Future Field” (detail) by Alex Lockwood.

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College will be showing the work of artist Alex Lockwood in October and November. The Central Basin of Middle Tennessee is home to a globally unique desert-like ecosystem known as the Cedar Glade. Surrounded by Eastern Red Cedars, these clearings are made of limestone rock formed 500 million years ago during the Ordovician geological period. The exhibition “A Future Field” is a depiction of a Tennessee Limestone Cedar Glade in the distant future.

Vol State Gallery Presents Allison and York Exhibits

Caroline York partial

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College is showing the work of Nashville artists Caroline Allison and Lain York in March. The York exhibit is titled Ruins. “My work in this show continues to be influenced by architecture, landscape, memory, and finding a sense of place of the world. Having grown up in middle Tennessee, I have seen a lot of change- particularly in the past 13 years,” York said.

Vol State Gallery Presents Mark Hosford Exhibit

Pictured: “The Surrogate” by Mark Hosford.

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College will be showing the work of Nashville artist Mark Hosford this winter. He teaches art at Vanderbilt University and has held exhibitions in Poland, Germany, South Korea, China, New York, Boston, and California. He specializes in drawing, printmaking, and animation. Hosford said his work draws from a fascination with counter-culture imagery, spiritualism, curiosities, obsolete technology, stream of consciousness, and personal narratives.

Vol State Gallery Show a Tribute to Gallatin Art Teacher

Chip Boles- Blessed Thistle (Guinevere), 2018. Graphite and Gesso on Panel.

The Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery has a special show coming up in August. It features the work of former students of Gallatin High School art teacher, Doris Bills. For more than 30 years, Bills introduced students to the world of drawing, painting, and sculpture. “Waves of Gratitude: Artwork of the Former Students of Doris Bills” will be at the Vol State Gallery from August 1 through August 15.

Wife and Husband Exhibit at Vol State Gallery

Pictured: “I Haven’t Said Enough” by Heather Jones

The works of wife and husband artists, Heather Jones and Jeffrey Cortland Jones, will be on display at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery in August and September, opening the fall season for the gallery. The Ohio couple have shown their pieces nationally and internationally. They both make extensive use of colors with his pieces often paint on panels and her creations in fabric