Welcome to the Artwork of Norwood Creech

Bio

Chine Colle Trial, 6” x 6” Norwood Creech 2017

NORWOOD CREECH


“I am a visual artist, living in the agricultural flatlands of Northeast Arkansas. My work comes from what is in front of me; a rural landscape of diminishing population, carrying with it tales of the Old South.”


SELECT EXHIBITIONS 

#GildTheDelta: Recent Work by Norwood Creech, The Arts and Sciences Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR Jan - April 2018

West Memphis Arkansas Welcome Center, West Memphis, AR (ongoing)

M Ford Creech Antiques and Fine Arts, Memphis, TN

Nasty Woman, University of Arkansas - Little Rock, AR, Summer 2017

Nasty Woman, Henderson State College, Arkadelphia, AR, Spring 2017

Delta Symposium XXII: "Representing Cultural Heritage," Arkansas State University, Student Union, Jonesboro, AR April 2016

"Northeast Arkansas Delta Landscape," Tinnin Gallery, Tinnin Fine Arts Center, Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff, MO January 2016

Drawl Southern Contemporary Art, Little Rock, AR Nov 2015


“Delta Duo: The Art Of Tim Jacob and The Art of Norwood Creech,” Delta Cultural Center, Helena-West Helena, AR, May - August 2015

South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR February 2015

East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City, AR, September 3-29, 2014

Trolley Stop Market, Memphis, TN 2014

Wilson Café, Wilson, Mississippi County, AR 2013

“Norwood Creech - Photos of Northeast Arkansas,” Delta Gateway Museum, Blytheville, AR 2013–2014

"Beyond the Expected," Ed Wade, Paulette Palmer and Norwood Creech, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR November 2012–February 2013

“Norwood Creech: Selected Works from the Northeastern Arkansas Delta with Commentary by Arkansas Historian Dr. Jeannie Whayne,” Delta Gateway

Museum, Blytheville, AR 2012


"Horizons Interrupted," Curator/Curator for a Day, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR 2012

“Norwood Creech: Selected Works from the Northeastern Arkansas Delta with Commentary by Arkansas Historian Dr. Jeannie Whayne,” Butler Center,

Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock, AR 2011

“Delta Perspectives,” Commentary by Dr. Jeannie Whayne, Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza, AR 2010

“Artists of Arkansas,” Offices of Lt. Governor Bill Halter, Little Rock, AR 2008-2010

Ginger Beebe’s 2009 Arkansas Artists Day Planner, Friends of the Governor’s Mansion, Little Rock, AR 2009

“Arkansas Artists,” Offices of Senator Mark Pryor, Little Rock, AR 2009

Osceola Chamber of Commerce, Osceola, Arkansas 2008

DeltaMade Market Place, Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AR 2008, 2009


“A Sense of Place,” Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN 2007

“Delta Perspectives,” Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education, Crittenden Arts Council, West Memphis, AR 2006

“Summer Group Show,” Bruins Supper Club, Horseshoe Lake, AR 2006

Lilly’s Dim Sum, Little Rock, AR 2003 - 2006

“Artists of Arkansas,” the Offices of Senator Blanche Lincoln, Little Rock, AR, Washington, DC 2003-2005

Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN 2005

Sara Howell Gallery, Jonesboro AR 2004

Riverlawn Country Club, Osceola, AR 2002


“How the West Won,” CMC Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2001

“Max ’98,” University of Memphis Museum, Memphis, TN 1998

“Self Images 8 to 80,” Women’s Foundation of Memphis, Memphis Festival for the Arts, Memphis, TN 1998

J. Gallagher Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 1998

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN 1997


“Young Louisvillians III,” Liberty Gallery Bank, Louisville, KY 1993

Hall-Barnett Gallery, New Orleans, LA 1993

Eighty Main, Bisbee, AZ 1993

La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA 1992

Bear Street Cafe, Crystal Court, Costa Mesa, CA 1992

JoyRide Snowboards, Laguna Beach, CA 1991

Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival, Laguna Beach, CA 1991

Laguna Art Museum Art Auction, Laguna Beach, CA 1990-2004

St. Francis High School Art Auction, Louisville, KY 1995-2004


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education, Teaching Artist, “Aesthetic Education in Rural Settings,” Crittenden Arts Council, West Memphis, AR 2006

Memphis Arts Council, Teaching Artist, Memphis, TN 1995-1996

Crittenden Arts Council, Teaching Artist, West Memphis, AR 1995

Laguna Outreach Community Artists (LOCA), Charter Member, Laguna Beach, CA 1992

Free Arts for Abused Children, Teaching Artist, Malibu, CA 1991

Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Art Director, Laguna Beach, CA 1989-1991

Laguna Club for Kids, Art Director, Laguna Beach, CA 1989

Bowers Museum, Outreach Educator, Santa Ana, CA 1987-1988

Laguna Art Museum, Assistant to Director of Education, Laguna Beach, CA 1987

Beaufort County Recreation Commission, Artist in Residence, Hilton Head, SC 1985-1988

Hilton Head Art League, Artist in Residence, Hilton Head, SC 1985-1988

Saratoga Springs YMCA, KinderCamp Director, Saratoga Springs, NY 1985

Skidmore College, Assistant to Professor Richard Upton, Printmaking, Saratoga Springs, NY 1983-1985


SELECT COLLECTIONS

Delta Cultural Center, Helena-West Helena, AR

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR

UAMS, Little Rock, Arkansas

IFRAH Financial Services, Little Rock, AR

Family Farms Group, Brighton, IL

First Community Bank, Lepanto, AR

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN

Archer Custom Builders, Memphis, TN

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Washington, DC

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Bossier City, LA

Gene Hackman, Santa Fe, NM


SOCIAL MEDIA

LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com./in/norwoodcreechart

Instagram - norwoodcreech


ASSOCIATIONS

Rural America Contemporary Art / RACA, Mankato, MN (ongoing)

Arkansas Arts Council Artist Registry (ongoing)

The Arkansas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Pine Bluff, AR 2015


EDUCATION

Kennedy Center, “Artists as Educators,” Memphis City Schools Teaching and Learning Academy, Memphis, TN 2007

Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education, “Aesthetic Education in Rural Settings,” Crittenden Arts Council, West Memphis, AR 2006

Frogman’s Press, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2004

Dorland Mountain Artist Colony, Artist Residency, Temecula, CA 1999

Simply Arts Institute with Dr. Warren Newman, Crittenden Arts Council, West Memphis, AR 1997

Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, Master Program with Gregory Kondos, Santa Fe, NM 1995

Arts in the Schools Institute, Memphis Arts Council, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 1994

Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, Master Program with Wayne Thiebaud, Santa Fe, NM 1993

National Art Educators Convention, Los Angeles, CA 1988

Art Educators Forum, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA 1987

Skidmore College, Bachelor of Science: Studio Art, Saratoga Springs, NY 1985

St. Francis High School, Louisville, KY 1981