Saturday, April 5, 2014

"CHARCOAL: A Painters Approach To Drawing" Here is a link to my Charcoal Drawing class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, June 15 - 21. A few seats left, LETS GET DIRTY!!! Link

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Figure50" Chapman has been chosen as the Figure50 representative for the state of Alabama. Figure50 is an online competition and website where one figurative artists is chosen from each of the 50 states. The site has a map of the United States and shows one work from each of the 50 artists and when you scroll over each state you see a select piece by the artist. You can then click on the state which is a direct link to the artist's personal web page. link

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"The HELMET Project catalog wins ADDY Awards" Congratulations Mike Riddle and Push Crank Press, The HELMET Project catalog has just won two ADDY Awards, A Golden Addy and Jurors Choice Awards!
"The Cancer Project" Artists Gary Chapman and Paul Ware are creating a collaborative art work for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the annual ArtBLINK Gala. Collaborative in the sense that not only have they come together to create the piece, but so have 100's of others in creating personalized tags honoring more than 4,500 people who have  been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Here is a link to CBS 42 coverage of the project. Video

Sunday, February 9, 2014

"Gary Chapman//Urban Painter" UAB Department of Art and Art History. One of several videos produced as part of the DAAH rebranding campaign. Video

Thursday, October 31, 2013

"ART OF MAN" Chapman's work has been selected for a feature article in the 15th Edition of the quarterly journal The Art of Man. You can purchase the magazine at your local bookstore or order a copy at this link. Art Of Man, Edition 15

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"REDEMPTION" Three of Chapman's larger works, "RE CREATION," "RE ENGAGE" and "AD VICE," have been curated into the Invitational Exhibition title REDEMPTION, at the Amelia Center Gallery of Gulf Coast State College. The exhibition will run from Nov 15 to Dec 5. Amelia Center Gallery

Sunday, October 6, 2013


"Joan Micthell CALL Legacy Artist" Chapman has been named and awarded a Joan Mitchell CALL Legacy Artist by Space One Eleven. Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) is a program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation that provides support to visual artists in creating, through organizing and inventorying, comprehensive documentation of their artworks and careers. Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL 


"Life During War Time" has been purchased for the permanent collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art as the culmination of his recent two person show CONNECTIONS: Chapman - Sherer. This marks the 13th painting by Chapman to enter a museum collection.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CONNECTIONS: Chapman - Sherer, HMA Catalog [1.5MB] for the Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"CONNECTIONS: Chapman - Sherer" Here is an article on the upcoming Huntsville Museum of Art Exhibition. CONNECTIONS

Friday, May 10, 2013

"The HELMET Project" comes to The Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"University of Alabama, Visiting Artist" Chapman will be a Visiting Artist at the University of Alabama Art Department March 13th. This is in conjunction with his solo exhibition of The HELMET Project at the Kentuck Museum from March 7 - 30th. Chapman will be doing a number of group and one on one critiques and a public lecture on the 13th, Wednesday afternoon at 3:30.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

"University of West Georgia Visiting Artist" Chapman will be a Visiting Artist of University of West Georgia's Art Department Feb 27, 28 & 29. Chapman will be doing a number of group and one on one critiques as well as a public lecture on the 28th at 3:30 in the Humanities Bldg. 312.
"The HELMET Project" Chapman has secured four additional exhibitions of The HELMET Project through 2013 - 2014. They are:

  • The Kentuck Museum, March 7th - 30th
  • The Carnegie Visual Arts Center, May 17th - June 29th
  • The Wiregrass Museum of Art, Nov 2013 - Feb 2014 (TBA)
  • Berea College, Fall 2014 (TBA)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


• 100 Southern Artists Chapman is included in this latest hardcover book, produced by Schiffer Publishing. The book is now available on Amazon and most other top, on-line book sellers.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

"UAB News Article" Chapman's HELMET series works to be on show for first time. Article Here.
"2005 Jentel Artist Residency" While perusing residency pages, stumbled upon this one for the Archive.

Friday, May 25, 2012

"The HELMET Project Comes to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art" During the week of September 10 - 16, The HELMET Project will be exhibited at the museum. A host of events will take place as part of this project, including a number of installations for photo-documentation by High 5 Productions on Monday, while the museum is closed to the public. On Tuesday Sept 11 as an eleven year anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 Chapman will be doing a series of gallery talks.

* 3pm Gallery talk with College and High School Students from the area.

* 5:30 Gallery Talk and Reception, open to the public and hosted by the Museum's Junior Executive Board.

The Red Clay Survey: Gary Chapman's painting, "RE Creation," has won the Alabama Artist Cash Award - 2D in the Huntsville Museum of Art Exhibition, "The Red Clay Survey 2012: Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art." The exhibition is up May 20th to September 16th. Here is a link to the site and catalog:

Sunday, April 1, 2012


The HELMET Project: A new film produced by Gary Chapman and Christopher Lowther will debut at this years Paint The Town Red event on April 14th from 7 to midnight. Here is a link to the site:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ARROWMONT WORKSHOP: Chapman once again, will be teaching a one-week, summer workshop, at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. June 17th to the 23rd, 2012. However this time he is not teaching a painting class but rather, "Charcoal: Expressive Mark Making - A Painters Approach To Drawing." The catalog is now out, and here is a link to the Arrowmont site:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

High Five Productions Film, The Helmet Project

This short film was produced during a HELMET Project Installation at the Church of the Ascension, Montgomery, AL.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Coal Life

The Coal Life, poems by Adam Vines:
Chapman's painting, "Insight," from the Anatomy of Reality Series, has been chosen for the cover of The Coal Life, poems by UAB Professor Adam Vines. The book will be available in February and you can pre-order a copy at the following site: Amazon, Adam Vines, The Coal Life

The Coal Life, poems by Adam Vines: Here is a direct link to the publisher, The University of Arkasnsa Press, where you can read a few reviews and order the book directly: The University of Arkansas Press

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The HELMET Project News

b Metro Magazine Article, The HELMET Project: September issue of b Metro Magazine with a feature article on The HELMET Project by Liesa Cole can be seen electronically at this site:

UAB Reporter Article and Video, The HELMET Project: 
August issue of the UAB Reporter with a feature article and video on The HELMET Project with Shannon Thomason can be seen electronically at this site:
 UAB Reporter, The HELMET Project

The HELMET Project: Coming Soon!
To read about The HELMET Project you can download the following pdf. If you would like to receive updates on the project, e-mail me with your request and I will include you on the group list. 
Helmet PDF (1.2MB)