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Bill Capshaw

Bill Capshaw

(b.1949) lives in Oak Ridge
Look, Man!, 1974 (detail)
pencil drawing, 14.5 x 31.25 inches, 80.65

Longtime professional potter, Capshaw holds a B.F.A and M.F.A from East Tennessee State University, concentrating in ceramics and printing processes. He began teaching painting, drawing and pottery at the Oak Ridge Art Center and working as a file clerk for Union Carbide Company in 1977. His career highlights include: President of the Board of Directors of the Oak Ridge Art Center, and Division Site Manager for Information Management Services with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems. Capshaw was named Artist of the Year in 1998 by the Arts Council of Greater Knoxville. Then, in 2017, Capshaw created the Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award. Capshaw’s works can be found in the collections of the Tennessee Arts Commission, Huntsville Museum of Art, and East Tennessee State University’s Slocumb Gallery.

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