Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 07 2003

Concord Art Professor Exhibits at Clay Center in Charleston, September-November

Athens, W. Va. – The art of Dr. Sheila Chipley, professor of art at Concord College, is in the 2003 Appalachian Corridors Juried Exhibition. The Exhibition is at the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia, September 13-November 16.

Dr. Chipley’s artwork has been in shows throughout the state and will be included in the West Virginia Juried Watercolor Exhibit in Elkins, West Virginia, in October.

“Art is not something you do,” stated Dr. Chipley, “it is your life. The soul of every day is bound up with the art you create. It is nice to be acknowledged by juried shows but you create art because you have to. In creating the artwork you keep the creativity alive. In my teaching I try to show the students the joy and excitement of creating, of making and doing.”

This summer Dr. Chipley painted over 50 watercolor sketches of the homes in Athens. The art was given to the town to use as a fundraiser.

The Appalachian Corridors Exhibition is highly competitive and features the recent work of 150 artists from the Appalachian region. This region includes: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information contact Dr. Sheila Chipley, 1-304-384-5205 or