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Crews is known for her “Intimate Portraits of Automobiles” as well as her portraits of people. Concours d’Elegance classic automobile shows as well as museum exhibitions exhibit her fine automotive art. Her work has been described as "Rubenesque".

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.

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Bobbie Crews

Education University of Tennessee School of Art, Knoxville, BFA in studio art, Summa Cum Laude 2007
Grants Bailey Opportunity Grant 2018 and 2020
Exhibitions of Work
• 2021 Savoy Automobile Museum, permanent collection
• 2022, 2021, 2020, 2016, 2015, 2013 Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions
• 2021 Free Wheeling, The Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art, Bascom Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, NC
• 2021 Antique Automobile Club of America, permanent collection
• 2020 Light, Space and Time Gallery, international online solo exhibition
• 2019 Duo Exhibition of my portraits at the TVUUC Gallery
• 2019 Performance Art, Painting with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at the Knoxville Museum of Art
• 2017-19 Solo exhibition Carlock Motorcar Nashville, TN
• 2018, 2022 Solo exhibition of portraits, TVUUC Gallery, Knoxville, TN
• 2013-19 Concours d’Elegance shows, Hershey, PA; Lexington, KY; Dayton, Ohio, Amelia Island, FL, Atlanta, GA
• 2010-21 Arts in the Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport
• 2016 Dayton Concours d’Elegance, featured artist and Elegance painting commission
• 2016 Alice Sabatini Gallery of Art, featured artist “Motorized” exhibition, Topeka Kansas
• 2016 Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland, MI, Capturing Design: Masters of Automobile Art
• 2016 “A Stitch in Time”, Duo Exhibition with Judi Gaston, Knoxville, TN
• 2015 Dayton Concours d’Elegance, Best of Show Award and commission for 2016 Elegance Painting
• 2013-19 Concours d’Elegance Shows include Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Hershey, PA,
• Lexington, KY (awards 2016, 2015), Dayton, Ohio (awards 2015), and Louisville, KY
• 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
• 2013 Best of Show, Oak Ridge Open Show, Oak Ridge, TN
• 2013 Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS, “Cars, Planes and Automobiles”
• 2013 Curator “Body Language” a Juried Art Exhibit of the Human Figure @ The Emporium, Knoxville, TN
• 2010 “Headlights and Streetlights” duo exhibition with Mike Berry, Knoxville, TN
• 2007 Curator of “Out of Control”, an exhibition of artist’s work concerning Domestic Violence, the Emporium
• 2006-20 Solo Permanent Exhibit - Knoxville Family Justice Center, Art for Domestic Violence & Women’s Issues
Publications and Articles
• 2021 Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, interview of women automotive artists
• 2015-21 Cityview Magazine, best of the best
• 2016 Featured in “American Art Collector” – “Transporting Beauty” November 2016 issue.
• 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 & Sports and Exotic Car, Dec. 2012
• 1993 - 2019 Local newspapers and TV coverage on my artwork
Professional Experience, Murals
• 2019-2020 Childhelp, TN mural project for their new building
• 2014 & 2016 East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
• 2013 Knoxville’s Visitor Center, 40 x 60 ft. outdoor mural
• 2011 Motorcycle mural, Farragut, TN– 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
• 2005 Howard Baker Federal Courthouse Judicial floor, East TN District
• 1993-2013 Aubrey’s Restaurants and many other clients
Other Professional Experience, Etc.
• 2015 Instructor at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
• 2010 – present Federal Courtroom Sketch Artist, (Palin/Kernell trial, Christian/Newsom Murder Trial, Judge
Baumgartner Trial & others) Knoxville, Chattanooga and Greenville TN
• 2010 -2015 Hosted weekly life drawing sessions for other artists, at BC Studio, KMA & Emporium Dance studio
• 2004 – present Teach workshops at various locations as well as Arrowmont and gives private instruction, East TN
• Ongoing - Design, consulting, lectures and gives presentations, adjudicates art shows, and gives critiques
Sample of Recent Fine Art Commissions, national and international
• 2018-2020 Bentley USA, Inc. several fine automotive art paintings printed on metal for their showrooms
• 2018 Commissioned oil painting, tryptic for the Knoxville Family Justice Center
• 2013-2020 Several commissioned oil portraits of collector automobiles for various clients; Hershey, PA; Savanna, GA; Muncie,
Indiana, Knoxville, TN; Dayton, OH; Nashville, TN
• 1993-2020 Commissioned portraits and other paintings for various private and corporate clients in the US and Bermuda

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