Keith Spencer Studio http://www.keithspencer.net Keith Spencer is a visual artist currently living in western North Carolina. en-us Copyright 2017 Keith Spencer Sat, 21 Oct 2017BOLD LIFE COVER and article Bold Life Magazine cover and article on the group abstract landscape show that opens tonight called "Abstract Expression". They chose Dale McEntire and myself for the cover...ooh scary. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=458&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSat, 18 Mar 2017 Pardee Hospital permanent collectionArtist Keith Spencer was selected along with 9 other artists to have his work purchased by the new Pardee Cancer Center for their permanent collection. Keith was commissioned by The Gallery at Flat Rock to do a 5 panel painting for the hospitals main entrance. 5 panels 24 x 48 inches each were hung as a triptych on a 31 foot curved wall. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=455&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 29 Nov 2016 COLLECOR'S CHOICE GreeenHill Center for NC ArtsCOLLECTOR'S CHOICE December 5, 2015 | 7:00 - 11:00 PM GreenHill Center for North Carolina Arts. 2015 Winter Show is an invitational event in Greensboro NC. Curators Choice is a huge opening event that is a favorite of collectors. Keith Spencer is one of the "Curator's Picks" which is a weekly eblast that highlights certain artists leading up to the exhibition. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=452&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSat, 5 Dec 2015 "LESS IS MORE" at Carolina GalleryCarolina Gallery exhibit of small works (12 x 12 inches or less) will open Nov. 18th with an Opening reception on Dec. 5th http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=449&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 18 Nov 2014 Greenville News article Pickens Museum exhibitsA nice little article about the solo show at the Pickens Museum of Art http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=447&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSun, 3 Aug 2014 CAROLINA ARTS Magazine July cover and articleMy painting "Dapple" was elected by Tom Starland of Carolina Arts Magazine for it's July cover. See companion article on pg 27. Download th pdf file of the magazine here: http://www.carolinaarts.com/714/714carolinaarts-sp.pdf http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=445&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 1 Jul 2014 ART TREK TRYON 2014 Opening ReceptionI would like to invite you to my studio for the sixth annual Art Trek Tryon 2014! This is my sixth year to participate in this popular art event and my studio will be open on Saturday, June 28 from 10:00 to 3:30 and Sunday, June 29, noon to 5:00. To start the weekend off right, there is an opening reception for the gallery exhibition part of the event, at the Upstairs Artspace on Friday evening, June 27, from 5 to 7:30. The gallery exhibit will showcase a representative piece of art from each of the participating 24 local artists, so please come out for that if you can manage...the openings are always fun! This year for the first time, there is a corresponding silent auction of many of the artists' works, so there will be bargains to be had! On Saturday morning at 9 am and Sunday morning at 11 am you are invited to enjoy coffee and refreshments at Upstairs Artspace, where you will be able to get maps and helpful tips, before visiting the artists' studios. My studio is still at 175 Glenwalden Lane, Tryon, NC, but only the studio itself will be open this year, not the whole house. Don't worry, there will be signs. I will have artworks for sale, but please don't ever feel obligated to make a purchase. I'd just like to open the studio to you for a visit. An Art Trek map may be viewed and printed at www.upstairsartspace.org by clicking on the Art Trek link at the top of the page. *Please note, I also have a solo exhibit with an opening reception at the Pickens County Museum of Art on Saturday night (see card below). There are 32 pieces of my most recent works in that show and you are more than welcome to join us there. In order to make it to that opening reception on time I will need to leave my studio early on Saturday...say around 3:30. Michael Brodeur (Furman University Head of the Art Department) is having a corresponding solo show in the second gallery and we will share the reception area that night. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=443&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 27 Jun 2014 Skyuka Fine Art "Keith Spencer - Grounded in Color" Keith Spencer’s newest body of work immerses the viewer in an unexpected and refreshing experience of color. Spencer has a bold brush stroke and when combined with his expressive color choices, it produces a veritable visual feast for the eyes. In his new show “Grounded in Color” intense local color as well as abstractions of those colors are abundant and they seem to calmly take you by the hand into their mesmerizing space. Spencer’s creative license is daring and gutsy with results that are full of life and energy. “A big part of the creative process for me is continuing to grow and experiment. This latest body of work is very much in that vein. Using mainly local landscapes as inspiration and subject matter, many of these paintings are the result of asking myself ‘What if I try…’ The unifying concept in my work is an effort to present the viewer with a sense of the feeling of a place. Why does Tryon feel different than Saluda? They are both small mountain towns, but I think most people would agree they feel different. Rather than rendering the details of the elements in a landscape, I try to reduce it to elemental shapes and colors. In that way the work becomes as much about the paint as the subject,” Spencer says. Spencer’s highly collected paintings can be found in galleries throughout the United States and Europe. He has been described as “both an expressive painter and a true colorist” by William Kortlander, Professor of Art at Ohio State University. His landscapes are frequently done in the alla prima tradition (one sitting) and feature North Carolina and South Carolina and specifically Tryon, where he now lives. He is included in the book by Edward Emory and Stephen Stinson called “Artists Among Us – 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg” available at Barnes and Noble. “Keith Spencer-Grounded in Color” opens at Skyuka Fine Art on May 23 with a reception from 5 – 8 p.m. The show runs through the end of June. Visit Skyukafineart.com or email info@skyukafineart.com for more information. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact Kim Nelson at the gallery at 828-817-3783. – article submitted by Kim Nelson - See more at: http://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2014/05/15/skyuka-fine-art-keith-spencer-grounded-in-color-may-23-june-20/#sthash.aPtk3XQn.dpuf http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=440&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 16 May 2014 "Greenville County Museum of Art invites Keith Spencer"Article as it appeared in the Tryon Daily Bulletin: Tryon artist Keith Spencer is one of 12 Plein Air artists invited by the Greenville County Museum of Art to participate in a weekend long event called "Get Out and Stay Out: A Plein Air project at the GCMA." It will be a celebration of landscape painting to close out the exhibition called "Masterpieces of Landscape" from the MFA Boston, which is currently on display at the Greenville County Museum of Art. The artists will set up around 8:30 am on Saturday, September 14th, at Falls Park in Greenville, SC and paint throughout the day until 4:00 pm. Acclaimed Asheville landscape artist Julyan Davis will be on site interacting with the artists throughout the park. On Sunday at 2:00 pm there will be a panel discussion with Michael Brodeur, Julyan Davis and Alan Coleman. They will be making the connection between the historical examples of landscapes included in the Boston exhibition and the contemporary examples created on Saturday for the "Get Out and Stay Out" project. This will take place in Gallery 5, and the work created on Saturday will also be hanging in Level One Gallery as a part of this program. On Sunday evening (6-8pm) there will be a members' reception at the museum showcasing the paintings created Saturday. All participating artists will be invited to attend and their work may be offered for sale to interested collectors. To learn more please go to: http://www.gcma.org http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=438&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 13 Sep 2013 "Seasons of Creativity: Art of Pearson's Falls"Artist Keith Spencer won first place in the juried exhibit "Four Seasons of Creativity Inspired by Pearson's Falls." The exhibition was judged by Frank Thomson, Curator of Art, Asheville Museum of Art. A silent auction of the artworks created by 50 area artists will be held during a celebratory event at Tryon Fine Arts Center on Saturday, August 10 from 6-9 PM. There is a $15 per person donation required to attend the event. The artwork is available to view from August 6-10, from 10am-4pm in Gallery II at the Tryon Fine Art Center. For more information please visit http://www.pearsonsfalls.org/index.php/about/recent-news/4-seasons-of-creativity or https://www.facebook.com/PearsonsFalls http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=435&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 6 Aug 2013 "SOLACE" A solo exhibit at the Chapman Cultural Center Guild GalleryThe upcoming solo exhibit by painter Keith Spencer will open at the Artist Guild Gallery of the Chapman Cultural Center on October 1, 2012. The exhibit will run through October 28 and will include an Opening Reception on Oct. 4th at 5 p.m. that will begin with a short conversation with the artist about the show. The exhibit will feature 20 paintings by this well established artist, who is currently represented by 6 galleries in 5 states. William Kortlander, Professor of Art, Ohio State University, said “Keith's work really is very strong. He is both an expressive painter and a true colorist.” During a group exhibit at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, in which they both participated, Carl Blair, owner Hampton III Gallery and one of South Carolina's most accomplished living artists brought Keith’s work to the attention of the crowd and said, “Keith Spencer...is an exceptional painter. His work is strong...very strong.” The title of the upcoming exhibit is “Solace”, and comes from the Old French ‘solas’ and from the Latin sōlācium "consolation", meaning comfort or consolation in a time of distress. “After moving to a very wooded area near Tryon in 2007, I began working with compositions that were based on the vertical lines and background colors of the wooded landscapes around me. The paintings in this exhibit reflect the place I wanted to be at this point in my life. They are an honest amalgam of simple images and the emotions they elicit...whether primally or intuitively. I’m not sure “solace” can be a permanent state of being, but I’ve learned to notice those moments and enjoy them when they do occur. Maybe we all need a little more solace in our lives.” http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=432&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 5 Oct 2012 "Awake with Drake" early morning vist with artist Keith SpencerThis morning at 7:15 am Bill Drake of WORL FM 103.3 did a 10 minute phone interview with artist Keith Spencer about his upcoming exhibit at the Chapman Cultural Center Guild Gallery. Bill Drake has been a well known celebrity for nearly 30 years and has been doing a popular morning show called "Awake with Drake" since 2005. The station broadcasts widely and is a staple for the Greenville-Spartanburg area in the Upstate. Spencer's solo exhibit of paintings tilted "Solace" will open on Oct 1st with an Opening Reception on the following Thursday, Oct 4th from 5-8 pm. The public is invited. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=433&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 25 Sep 2012 Tryon Hunting Country NewsA seemingly small town newsletter, The "Tryon Hunting Country" publication is a regular equine information resource for everything horse related in Tyron, NC and the surrounding areas including Columbus, NC, Green Creek, NC and Landrum, SC. This area has been an active destination for horse lovers for decades and continues to be an active community in the Equine world. According to a recent economics survey, the horse industry remains the top revenue source for Polk County, NC. as of 2012. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=428&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 31 Jul 2012 ART IN BLOOM Garden TourCome to Tryon next weekend for this annual spring event and enjoy small town hospitality, amazing scenery and upscale art! I'll be painting outside in one of 5 spectacular private gardens, along with 4 other artists. Tour the gardens, do a little shopping and be sure to come to the Tryon Fine Art Center to see the companion gallery show of the artists involved this year. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=425&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSat, 12 May 2012 ART TREK TRYON 2012This years Art Trek Tryon Open Studios event will begging with a Preview Party on Friday May 4th from 5 - 8 PM. The following Saturday and Sunday May 5 and 6 35 area artists will have their studios open to the public for visits. Hope to see you there! The show will be up until May 17th http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=423&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 4 May 2012 "100 ARTISTS" Show closingUpstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. Only two more weeks remain to see "Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg." The exhibit, one of the biggest ever put on at the Upstairs, covers painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, turned wood, and ceramic and fiber art. A handsome coffee table book about the 100 artists is available. The annual Art Trek Tryon: Foothills Open Studios is Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, 12-5 p.m. An exhibit of participating artists' work opens Friday, May 4 with a Preview Party, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m., Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Contact: 828-859-2828 or visit www.upstairsartspace.org. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=424&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 19 Apr 2012 Cocktails with the crew from WNC-TV at the MONTE VISTA HOTELFriday, February 10th, 6-8pm, Monte Vista Hotel: Meet & Mingle with the crew of WNC-TV's "Weekend Getaway" while they're here filming an episode of the program in Black Mountain. The cocktail party is this Friday from 6-8pm and will feature live music, drink specials, local art from AnTHM Gallery artists Cleaster Cotton, Lou Majors, and Keith Spencer, who will be on-hand to discuss their latest collections of works. For more information, 828.669.8870 or 828.419.0049. 308 W State St, Black Mountain (HWY 70, 2 blocks west of downtown) http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=420&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 10 Feb 2012 AnTHM Gallery WinterAnTHM Gallery News http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=418&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 16 Dec 2011 "ARTISTS" book is now at AMAZON"ARTISTS AMONG US - 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg" is available at amazon.com. Paperbacks are only $20 http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=417&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 15 Dec 2011 2011 COLLECTOR'S CHOICE & WINTER SHOW INVITATIONAL2011 COLLECTOR'S CHOICE & WINTER SHOW GREEN HILL CENTER FOR ARTS IN NORTH CAROLINA Winter Show Viewing & Sale: December 3rd 2011 to January 15, 2012. Green Hill’s Winter Show exhibition is an Invitational Show curated by Edie Carpenter. It brings together over 100 artists each year from across North Carolina and constitutes a comprehensive survey of the finest art and crafts being produced in the state. The Winter Show opens to the public, Sunday December 4th from 2 to 5pm. Winter Show opens with one of Greensboro’s most popular holiday season events: the Collector’s Choice Fundraiser on December 3rd. The Fundraiser provides a rare opportunity to truly become engaged with the very best art North Carolina has to offer. Participants have an advance opportunity to purchase pieces in the Winter Show exhibition before they are available to the public and to meet and mix with exhibiting artists over food and wine. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=408&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSun, 4 Dec 2011 BOOK SIGNINGBOOK SIGNING. The new book "Artist's Among Us" will be available in bookstores and online soon. To celebrate there is a book signing being held at 8 different locations in Spartanburg on the same night. I'll be there (probably at Carolina Gallery on Main) with as many as 100 of the artist's in this amazing book. Hope to see you! http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=416&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 17 Nov 2011 Opening at AnTHM Gallery, Black Mountain, NCAnTHM Gallery presents an Artists’ Reception, Friday, October 21, 5:00-8:00pm featuring new collections in acrylic and oil by signature artist Ellen Langford, and North Carolina artists Keith Spencer and Constance Humphries. Live Music, wine & hors’ d’oeuvres will be served for your enjoyment. 100.5 W State St, Black Mountain, 828.419.0049, www.anthmgallery.com. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=411&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 21 Oct 2011 BLOG SPOT from SKYUKAA nice little post-show Blog Spot from Skyuka Fine Art with pics from the reception. Four paintings were sold out of the "Carolina Colors" Show which was only up for 30 days or so...thank you Skyuka FA! http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=415&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netWed, 12 Oct 2011 WNCW Asheville"Keith Spencer - Carolina Colors" Show at Skyuka Fine Art included in this weeks "Arts around the region" announcements on our beloved WNCW Radio 88.7 fm. Apparently I'm "highly collectible"! http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=409&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 15 Sep 2011 CAROLINA ARTS MAGAZINE Page 25"Keith Spencer - Carolina Colors" at Skyuka Fine Art page 25 Carolina Arts Mag Sept 2011 Ed http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=414&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 15 Sep 2011 Tryon Daily Bulletin article "Carolina Colors"Keith Spencer show at Skyuka Fine Art http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=405&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 6 Sep 2011 New Board member at The Upstairs ArtspaceI am happy to have been invited to be on the Board of Directors for the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC. I will be working on the Exhibitions Committee among other things. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=402&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSat, 20 Aug 2011 "An Artist's Heart" onlineThe Spring 2011 edition of the Berry Magazine is in the mail to all the Alumni and you can also read it online now. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=401&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netMon, 6 Jun 2011 Berry Magazine article "An Artist's Heart"The new article called "An Artists Heart" in the Spring 2011 Berry Magazine will be out at the end of May. Thank you Owen Riley Jr. for the photography, Karilon Rogers for writing it, Shannon Biggers for her design work and Dr. Tommy Mew for his kind words!!! http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=399&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 22 Apr 2011 Pre-order "Artist's Among Us" Book Artists Among Us is an art gallery you can hold in your hands—a full-color coffeetable book where you will get to know Spartanburg’s sculptors, painters, ceramicists, photographers, and more. Talented local photographer Stephen Stinson presents evocative portraits of 100 of Spartanburg most creative citizens, and the artists themselves put their stories and muses to words. Local gallery owner Edward Emory curates a selection of artwork—one piece per artist—and captures a century of achievement in the visual arts. This high-quality book is an important historical document and a striking calling card for the Spartanburg artistic community. You can pre-order a hard bound copy at http://www.hubcity.org/writersproject/news/100-donation-gets-you-a-hardback/ http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=398&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 21 Apr 2011 "Horses by Keith Spencer" at the AM11/UVA OpeningAM11/UVA Architectural Design Upstate Visual Arts April 1, 2011 opening at Catherine Hayes Art and Sculpture Architecture Monthly and Upstate Visual Arts to host the innovative designs of AM11/Alterations 2011 and the winnng photographs of the AM11/UVA 3rd annual juried photography show. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=397&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 1 Apr 2011 "ARTISTS AMONG US" BOOK COVERA new book by Edward Emory and Stephen Stinson is being published by the Hub City Writers Press. It is titled "Artists Among Us" 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg, and is being edited by Betsy Teter. I am excited to be included among those 100 faces. This is the cover for the book which will be for sale at Barnes and Noble, etc. There will be a more complete press release available in mid April. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=394&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netMon, 7 Mar 2011 South Carolina Botanical Gardens ShowKeith Spencer solo show at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens, Fuller Gallery, Clemson, SC. The show will run from March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011 http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=393&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 1 Mar 2011 "Wintertide" at the Haen Gallery"Wintertide" is a group show featuring many of the permanent artists in the Haen Gallery, Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC. The show will run from 12/11/2011 through 1/31/2011. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=392&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSat, 11 Dec 2010 Dale McEntire show at the Grovewood gallerySeptember 10 - October 31, 2010 Opening Reception on September 11 (2pm - 5pm) Along the Path will feature contemporary landscape paintings and sculptures by artist Dale McEntire. A native of Western North Carolina, Dale has been involved in the visual arts since his training at Mercer University. He has continued to evolve as an artist through private studies in the U.S. and Europe and his training at Penland School of Crafts. His interest in the spiritual essence of nature can be seen in his use of color and form. Dale produces both oil and pastel paintings and sculpture (stone, steel, glass, bronze) out of his studio in Saluda, North Carolina. Dale is a member of Mountain Sculptors in Asheville, Tri State Sculptors, and teaches painting at a local community college http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=389&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 3 Sep 2010 Third year donation to FENCE "Sledder's in my field" by artist Keith Spencer."Dancing under the stars" is the fifth annual event at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (F.E.N.C.E.) to raise funds for the therapeutic riding program called TROT. This year is artist Keith Spencer's third year to donate a painting to the events silent art auction. The piece is titled "Sledder's in my field" and is 36 x 18 inches, oil on canvas and it is retail valued at $1250.00. Saturday Sept. 4, 2010 at 6 PM. Join us for our fifth annual "Dancing Under The Stars" benefit for TROT, with an array of equestrian demonstrations in our covered arena at the Equestrian Center, followed by dinner, dancing and the art auction. In addition to watching some of our TROT riders show their skills, the program includes exhibitions of stadium jumping, dressage, barrel racing, and a Parade of Breeds with some rarely seen examples. And there's clogging, too! All proceeds benefit TROT's community service for physically and developmentally challenged adults and children. Tickets are $25 per person ($15 for children) for bleacher seats or $100 for a ringside catered dinner and dancing. Purchase your tickets now! http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=388&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSun, 29 Aug 2010 Patrick Sheehan- modern MichaelangeloLouisville, Ky artist Patrick Sheehan has been creating murals that are part Diego Riviera and part Michaelangelo but all Sheehan. You can following his progress painting his latest religious theme mural at St. Gabriel's in a weekly update section of his Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2076740&id=1419251189 site. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=387&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netTue, 24 Aug 2010 Web site upgrade adds many new featuresScot Spencer at http://www.avatargraphics.com recently did a major design overhaul of this website. Some of the things that you can now do include: - you can now purchase artworks directly from the site through PayPal - there is a "Search" box for easy navigation - drop down sub menus let you zero in on your personal interests ie "Coastal Landscapes" or "All available" - there is a new "Galleries" tab that shows all the currently available works in that gallery along with some that have previously sold there - there is a new page called "About" that has expanded Resume, Bio and "About the work" tabs - there is a new page called "News" that has expanded News, Articles and Exhibitions tabs - you can share pages with friends on Facebook, Myspace and other networking sites - the new "Contact" page lets you sign up for invitations to openings, events and offers - don't forget to click on the iLike button...the more people who "Like" it the more collectible your painting becomes http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=386&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSun, 22 Aug 2010 Photos from Art Trek 2010 gallery show Just some snapshots from various gallery openings including the recent Art Trek Preview Party. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=339&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netWed, 28 Jul 2010 Art Trek Tryon 2010Art Trek Tryon 2010 starts with a Preview party at the Upstairs Artspace Friday the 23rd from 5 to 8 PM. The following two days Saturday and Sunday the (24th and 25th) 40 artists studios will be open to the public for visits from 10AM to 5PM. Maps available at the gallery and area businesses. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=332&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 23 Jul 2010 Photos from Haen Gallery "Summer Samplings" show http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=341&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSat, 17 Jul 2010 "Upstairs Artspace celebrates horses"Article in the Tryon Daily Bulletin about the "Equine Expressions" show April and May 2010. "Upstairs Artspace celebrate horses in new exhibit opening Fri., Apr 16" "Equine Expressions" opens this Friday at the Upstairs Artspace to coincide with the Block House Steeple Chase. A public reception will be held "race" Saturday, April 17, from 5 to 8 PM. This is the first time the Upstairs has undertaken an exhibit that's all about the horse; or brought together many Carolina artists who are inspired by this magnificent animal. Mase Lucas, Teri Pena and keith Spencer own horses. Perhaps that's why their large and gorgeous paintings communicate so much knowledge and personal intimacy. Spencer is a bold colorist who place his horses in different seasonal landscapes. Lucas and Pena work predominantly with natural earth tones; their horses fill out the canvas with forceful realism. Teresa Prater uses pigmented wax in the encaustic process to execute small horse paintings, including portraits. Phil Garrett's more abstract style uses color-drenched equine shapes in paintings and monoprints. Ruth Apter and Jim Whalen collaborate on decorative ceramic vessels covered with horses in motion, while Apter has sculpted fetish-like horses. Each of these artists is a well established and respected professional, exhibiting frequently in fine Southeastern galleries and being chosen for public and private collections. Most have shown before at the Upstairs. "Equine Expressions" continues through May 29, along with a second exhibit, "Seduction; Layered Interpretations." A Walk & Talk" tour of both exhibits conducted by artists is Sunday, April 25, at 2PM Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm. Call 828-859-2828 for more information. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=338&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 15 Apr 2010 "Equine Expressions"April 7 News article in the Tryon Daily Bulletin about the "Equine Expressions" show April and May 2010. The Upstairs Artspace presents new exhibits "Equine Expressions" and "Seduction: Layered Interpretations opening Friday, April 16. A public rception will be heal Saturday, April 17, from 5 to 8 pm. "Equine" celebrates the notable horse with paintings, prints and ceramic vessels executed in realistic and impressionistic styles. The artists are Keith Spencer of Tryon, Mase Lucas of Asheville, Phil Garrett and Teri Pena of Greenvilee, Teresa Prater of Spartanburg, and Ruth Apter and Jim Whalen of Horse Shoe. "Seduction" combines figurative, abstract and assemblage painting - along with an installation - to suggest different objects of temptation and allure. Artists are Werner Haker of Brevard, Taiyo la Paix of Asheville, and Liisa Salosaari Jasinski of Newberry, SC All artists are well known and respected throughout the Carolinas; most have shown their work previously at the Upstairs. A "Walk & Talk" tour conducted by the artists is Sunday, April 25, at 2pm. The exhibits continue through May 29. The Upstairs is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11am to 5 pm. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=337&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netWed, 7 Apr 2010 "Spring Exhibitions open at the Upstairs Artspace"Articles appearing in the Landrum News Leader and the Polk County News Journal about the "Equine Expressions show" Upstairs Artspace celebrate horses in new exhibit opening Fri., Apr 16" "Equine Expressions" opens this Friday at the Upstairs Artspace to coincide with the Block House Steeple Chase. A public reception will be held "race" Saturday, April 17, from 5 to 8 PM. This is the first time the Upstairs has undertaken an exhibit that's all about the horse; or brought together many Carolina artists who are inspired by this magnificent animal. Mase Lucas, Teri Pena and keith Spencer own horses. Perhaps that's why their large and gorgeous paintings communicate so much knowledge and personal intimacy. Spencer is a bold colorist who place his horses in different seasonal landscapes. Lucas and Pena work predominantly with natural earth tones; their horses fill out the canvas with forceful realism. Teresa Prater uses pigmented wax in the encaustic process to execute small horse paintings, including portraits. Phil Garrett's more abstract style uses color-drenched equine shapes in paintings and monoprints. Ruth Apter and Jim Whalen collaborate on decorative ceramic vessels covered with horses in motion, while Apter has sculpted fetish-like horses. Each of these artists is a well established and respected professional, exhibiting frequently in fine Southeastern galleries and being chosen for public and private collections. Most have shown before at the Upstairs. "Equine Expressions" continues through May 29, along with a second exhibit, "Seduction; Layered Interpretations." A Walk & Talk" tour of both exhibits conducted by artists is Sunday, April 25, at 2PM Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm. Call 828-859-2828 for more information. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=336&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 1 Apr 2010 F.E.N.C.E. Art auction and fundraiser donation by artist Keith Spencer. The Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center (FENCE) holds an annual art auction to fund their Therapuetic Ridng program called TROT. This year artist Keith Spencer donated his painting titled "Camp horses 2" for the program. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=382&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 1 Oct 2009 Greenville SC art news releases for patrons, collectors, subscribeGreenville South Art News for collectors and patrons. Keith Spencer artist. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=372&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netWed, 1 Apr 2009 Piedmont Red Cross Art Auction 2007-Keith Spencer LandscapeArea artists donate works for the Red Cross Fundraising auction. Artist Keith Spencer's painting was donated through the Carolina Gallery that represents him in Spartanburg. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=379&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSat, 1 Dec 2007 Preview 2007 show "View from the Studio" by Keith Spencer at the Carolina Gallery "View from the studio" is a solo show at the Carolina Gallery by painter Keith Spencer. The show will be in the main gallery and features over 20 new works by the artist. Most of the landscapes are from the coast around Charleston and the mountainous upstate where the artist currently lives. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=359&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 1 Jun 2007 "View From The Studio" ad in Style Magazine and Carolina Arts Magazine http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=370&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 8 Mar 2007 40th Annual Sidewalk Art Show-Spartanburg 2006-Jurors Sidewalk Art Show joins the International Festival Staff reports Published: Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 3:15 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 12:00 a.m. For the 40th Annual Sidewalk Art Show, the Spartanburg Museum of Art has teamed up again with the International Festival. On Saturday, Barnet Park will be filled with international food and culture as well as an array of art lining the fence as part of the Sidewalk Art Show. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with registration for artists wishing to compete in the juried art show. Registration fees are $25 for professional and $20 for amateur. Artists in both of these categories may enter up to four pieces if they're members of the Spartanburg Museum of Art; non-members are limited to entering two works. Those in the student category may enter four pieces free of charge. More than $7,000 in prizes will be awarded. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: textile art, painting and pastels, drawing and graphics, photography, open media, sculpture and ceramics. The artwork will line the fence that skirts Barnet Park. All of the student artwork will be displayed on the outside of the fence, and the inside will be lined with the amateur and professional categories. While viewing the submissions, you can enjoy food and entertainment from the International Festival, which is just inside the fence of the park. While parents enjoy the art, children can either take a free art lesson, make a mural with sidewalk chalk or create their own paintings. Children can also visit the Kid's Zone in the International Festival to make souvenirs from around the world. Vendors and artist demonstrators will line the inside of the fence. The Sidewalk Art Show will feature Ken Turk and his hand-blown glass, Shane Bryant's ceramics, Clint Button's clay sculpture as well as the artists-in-residence from Hub-Bub. The Sidewalk Art Show will also feature artists from around the world who now reside in the Upstate. The awards ceremony for the Sidewalk Art Show will take place at 5 p.m. Judges include Sandy Rupp from the Hampton III Gallery and Sherry Masters from the Grovewood Gallery. Rupp and Masters will judge the professional and amateur categories. The student category will be judged by Keith Spencer, a full-time artist. Sidewalk Art Show coordinator Nathan Galloway explains, "for those just starting to wade into art, whether as an artist themselves or just to view it, the Sidewalk Art Show is a great opportunity." The teaming up of the International Festival and the Sidewalk Art Show worked out well last year with a combined attendance of 7,500. Galloway expects a crowd of up to 10,000 this year. He believes it's due to the local talent. "There's such a rich and vibrant arts community in Spartanburg and this is a really wonderful opportunity to see it," he said. Both the Sidewalk Art Show and the International Festival are free of charge from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Public restrooms will be available at Barnet Park. In case of rain, the Sidewalk Art Show will take place at The Arts Center at 385 S. Spring St. For more information, call Galloway at (864) 582-7616. This story appeared in print on page C5 Buzz up! All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=361&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSun, 1 Oct 2006 SCPL calendar of events-Artist Keith Spencer A show of 20 paintings from the Artist Ride in South Dakota at the Landrum Public Library. The show of 20 plus paintings is in the main gallery as is in association with a loan of Frederick Remington sculptures that are located throughout the library. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=364&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSun, 1 Oct 2006 Spencer donates "First Light" to Nature Conservancy Art Auction. Artist Keith Spencer recently donated his painting titled "First Light" to the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition's Fall fundraising art auction. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=385&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSun, 1 Oct 2006 Hendersonville Nature Conservancy donation Keith Spencer donated a large landscape painting titled "Trailhead" to this years fundraising art auction for this conservancy to acquire more land to protect. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=383&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 1 Sep 2006 "Saturday night is the night for art" Tryon Daily Bulletin article "Night and Day" show http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=369&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 3 Nov 2005 ARTIST INDEX-Artist Directory-KeithSpencer Artist Keith Spencer now on the Artist Index. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=360&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSat, 1 Jan 2005 F.E.N.C.E. Art auction and fundraiser donation artist by Keith Spencer.The Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center (FENCE) holds an annual art auction to fund their Therapuetic Ridng program called TROT. This year artist Keith Spencer donated his painting titled "Camp horses 2" for the program. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=381&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 1 Oct 2004 Cover artist Sept 02 issue of The Calendar horse publication"Camp horses" a 22 x 28 inch oil painting by artist Keith Spencer. Was selected as the cover piece for Sept 2002 Vol1/ No. 10 issue of The Calendar http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=384&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netSun, 1 Sep 2002 The Human Figure at the Conn GalleryCarolina Arts Magazine write up about the Figure Show at the Conn Galley Aug 2002. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=374&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 1 Aug 2002 Hub City Juried Art Competition.The Spartanburg Museum of Art announces Hub City 2001Juried Art Competition. Out of over 400 entries 80 pieces were selected. The juror this year is one of the curators of the Museum of Modern Art. Keith Spencer, Linda McCane, Rick Conn and Dabney MaHanes were some of the artists whose works were selected. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=376&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netThu, 1 Nov 2001 NC Press write up on artist Keith Spencer Article Spotlight: Spencer Art Site: Here's a profile of artist Keith Spencer, called Spencer Talks about His Art, by Michael Neely. It ran in the Crossroads Chronicle in 2001, and we're featuring it this week since Mr. Spencer now has a website that gives you some visuals to go with the story. http://www.keithspencer.net/news.php?key=375&id=1 keith@keithspencer.netFri, 1 Jun 2001