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Artists with works on display through the Art for Healing program

City Lake, Livingston
Budd Harris Bishop
Budd Harris Bishop is a retired art museum director who now paints landscapes and lake scenes in his studio in Livingston, TN.  His educational background includes degrees in art from Shorter University (AB) and the University of Georgia (MFA), as well as attendance at the first Arts... read more

Sandra Bos
Sandra Bos moved to Tennessee from California in 1995.  She established a painting studio here in Cookeville, where she conducts workshops, demonstrations, and painting classes for children and adults, along with commissioned work.   Her flexible painting style and skills have... read more

G. David Campbell
Rev. David Campbell was born in Washington State but lived his early years in western Pennsylvania.  After high school graduation in Pennsylvania, he attended Maryville College in Tennessee.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary in... read more

Photo of a wood sculpture mirror
Graham Campbell
Graham Campbell is from Johannesburg, South Africa.  His experiences include studies in architecture, technical theater, and maintaining a woodworking workshop.  In 1983 he travelled throughout Europe and the USA before moving to upstate NY to study woodworking at the Wendell Castle... read more

Arctic Tern
Valeria Connelly
Born, raised and a resident of northern Illinois near Chicago for most of her life, Valerie Connelly retired from teaching French Literature in 2005 and now lives in Cookeville. She owns a publishing business, is a radio talk show host and continues to paint and compose music.  In 2009,... read more

Plowed Field
Sally Crain-Jager
Sally Crain-Jager is a native of Oklahoma, where she received an undergraduate degree in Painting.  She received an MFA degree in painting from Texas Christian University.  Her experiences include educational television teaching, private classes in painting, and a career spent teaching... read more

Ceramic Platter and Teapot
Susan DeMay
Susan DeMay is a native of New York then Florida, who moved to Tennessee to study art at the Appalachian Center for Craft.  She earned the BA degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, the MS degree from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and the MA... read more

Cumberland Song
Joan Derryberry
Joan Pitt Rue Derryberry, First Lady of Tennessee Tech from 1940 to 1974, during the time her husband, Everett Derryberry was President, was a force that made things happen both at the university and in this community.   She was characterized as elegant, intelligent, attractive, gentile, and... read more

Sand Fence in Fog
William Gephart
William Gephart was a Professor in the College of Education at Tennessee Tech University.   He was also an accomplished watercolor artist whose work was collected by a number of people in this region.  Sand Fence in Fog illustrates his skill in suggesting the atmosphere of this... read more