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Crews’ paintings bring out the human element in her subject focusing on the connections between us and our material possessions. She’s known for her “Intimate Portraits of Automobiles”, showing her work in Concours d’Elegance automobile shows as well as museum exhibitions focusing on the automobile as fine art. Her perspective is centered on capturing the character and the story within the subject and is said to favor a "Rubinesque" perspective in her automotive work. It's an especially feminine and unusual viewpoint.

Crews lives and works in Knoxville, TN. She teaches workshops, does courtroom sketching, portraits, murals, consulting and design, juries and critiques art shows. Her work is shown internationally, and her BFA is from the University of Tennessee. She accepts commissions from anywhere.

Bobbie Crews Studio
100 Gay St., Suite 107
Knoxville, TN 37902

Bobbie Crews
Bobbie Crews

Exhibitions of Work
• 2016 Dayton Concours d’Elegance, featured artist
• 2016 Alice Sabatini Gallery of Art, featured artist “Motorized” exhibition, Topeka Kansas
• 2016 Oil Painters of America, Eastern Region, Cincinnati, Ohio
• 2016 Aldon B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI, Capturing Design: Masters of
Automobile Art
• 2016 “A Stitch in Time”, Duo Exhibition with Judi Gaston
• 2015 Dayton Concours d’Elegance, Best of Show Award and commission for 2016 Elegance Painting
• 2015 Oil Painters of America, Eastern Region, Indianapolis, IN
• 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Hershey, PA, Lexington, KY, and Dayton, Ohio
• 2015 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Instructors Exhibit
• 2014 The George Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS
• 2014 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Vintage Automobile Celebration
• 2014 Lexington’s Concours d’Elegance, Lexington, KY, 2nd place award
• 2013 Oil Painters of America National Show, Fredericksburg, Texas
• 2013 Louisville’s Concours d’Elegance, October 2013, French Lick, Indiana
• 2013 Best of Show, Oak Ridge Open Show, Oak Ridge, TN
• 2013 Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS, “Cars, Planes and Automobiles”
• 2013-15 Lexington’s Concours d’Elegance, July 2013, Lexington, KY
• 2013-15 Hershey’s Concours d’Elegance , June 2013, Heshey, PA
• 2013 Curator & participant, “Body Language” a Juried Art Exhibit of the Human Figure
• 2012 – 2013 Solo exhibit of “The Survivor Project” at the City-County Building, Knoxville, TN.
• 2012 Solo Exhibition “Mystique” at Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville College, TN
• 2012 Solo Exhibition at “Founding Families TN” at the Knoxville Museum of Art
• 2012 Solo Exhibition “Dogwood Arts 2012, Artist in Residence”
• 2010 “Headlights and Streetlights” curated show & shared exhibition with Mike Berry, Knoxville
• 2010-16 Arts in the Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport
• 2010 Exhibition TVUUC art Gallery with Clay Thurston
• 2009 Exhibition TVUUC art Gallery
• 2007 “Out of Control” curated and participated in exhibition at the Emporium Center for the Arts
• 2006-16 Solo Permanent Exhibition - the Knoxville Family Justice Center
• 2005 Solo Exhibition unveiling the mural at the Howard Baker Federal Courthouse, Knoxville, TN

Sample of Collections and Commissions, national and international
• 2017 John and Carrie Kernodle, oil on linen landscape with family in the Smokies
• 2016 Robert Jepson, Savana, GA, oil on linen portrait of “Fatty” Arbuckle’s 1919 Pierce Arrow
• 2016 Dayton Concours d’Elegance / Dayton History - painting for 2016 Elegance PR
• 2013 Mr. Calvin High, Lancaster, PA – 7ft oil painting on canvas of 4 antique, classic automobiles
• 2014 Jan and Ed Stout, Farragut, TN – series of large abstracts in oil
• 2014 The Lyke family, Knoxville, TN – Portrait of collector automobile and children
• Bermuda, Africa, USA

Publications and Articles
• 2016 Featured in “American Art Collector” – “Transporting Beauty” November 2016 issue.
• 2015 News story on WATE TV on my work as an artist and as an artist for E.T. Children’s Hospital
• 2015 East Tennessee PBS documentary on my work
• 2014 PBS “Creative License” documentary on my work
• 2012 Hemming’s Classic Car Magazine, Sept. 2012 Issue
• 2012 Hemming’s Sports and Exotic Car Magazine, December 2012 issue
• 1995-2016 Knoxville News Sentinel, Metro Pulse, and other East TN publications

Professional Experience, Murals
• 2016 Huck Finn’s Catfish, Pigeon Forge large restaurant art
• 2014 & 2016 East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
• 2013 Knoxville’s Visitor Center, 40 x 60 ft. outdoor mural
• 2011 Motorcycle mural in private residence – 45ft.
• 2010 Knoxville Family Justice Center
• 2009 University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
• 2009 Series of Automotive murals for Rodgers Cadillac, Knoxville, TN
• 2007 Lyric Theater, City of Loudon, TN, Series of 8 outdoor murals
• 2006 Sterling Architectural and Engineering Firm, Maryville, TN
• 2006 Oak Ridge Lab Fire Dept. Oak Ridge, TN
• 2006 Malibu Boats, East TN, 30 ft.
• 2006 Two Rivers Church, Farragut, TN, 60 ft.
• 2005 Howard Baker Federal Courthouse Judicial floor, East TN District
• 2004 Matlock Tire, Farragut, TN, Mural of 33 Mercedes
• 2000 First Baptist Concord, series of murals 12,000 sq. ft.
• 1993 - 2010 Chalkboard Art for Aubrey’s Restaurants
• 1993-2016 Many other murals in other private and corporate locations

Other Professional Experience, Design, Etc.
• 2016 Tombras Advertising Agency, stop action animation artist
• 2016 Dayton Concours d’Elegance commission for Concours Poster and featured artist
• 2015 – 16 Design work for Cancer Support of Knoxville, TN
• 2015 1st Commissioned painting for East TN Children’s Hospital for “Fantasy of Trees” fundraiser
• 2015 Instructor at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
• 2014 Artistic Team member for Southern Crossing Downtown Development project for Knoxville
• 2014 Team Member in preparation for the Urban Land Institute - Cornerstone Foundation
• 2014 Design work for the University of Tennessee, Alumni Association
• 2013 Show director, “Body Language”, A Juried Art Exhibit of the Human Figure
• 2013 Presenter at Pecha Kucha Knoxville, an international Creative Visionary Foundation
• 2011 1st annual WUOT Public Radio Station designer for fundraising
• 2012 Two paintings commissioned by “Child and Family TN” for their patrons
• 2012 –2017 Represented by
• 2010 --2017 Represented by www.CarArt.US and
• 2010 – 2014 Host a weekly life drawing session for other professional artists
• 2007 – present Courtroom Sketch Artist, (Sarah Palin – David Kernell trial, Christian – Newsom Murder
Trial, Judge Baumgartner Trial among others)
• 2007 – present Judge and juror for art Morristown Art Association Show, Fountain City and others
• 2006 – present Speaker and presenter for art associations and philanthropic groups
• 2000 – present Design, illustration, for various commercial projects including Comcast, City View
Magazine, Habitat for Humanity – “Women Build”, Sterling Architecture and Engineering,
WUOT public radio – University of TN, other University of TN publications
• 2000 – present Teach workshops and give individual instruction in painting and drawing

 Bobbie Crews, Portrait Artist | Automotive Fine Art and Design, Visual Art, Contemporary Art, Portraits, Art consulting, Custom Paintings |
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