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Walter Shroyer

The inspiration for my artwork is from hiking the Appalachian Trail
and experiencing the healing solitude of nature. Living in Springville Virginia,
Walter is a Professor of Art at Bluefield College.
He is in his 22nd year and works in ceramics and printmaking.
Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia he attended the University of Georgia
and Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Art with a focus in ceramics.

EDUCATION

M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University

B.F.A., University of Georgia

EXPERIENCE

Bluefield College 1991-Present

Professor of Art

Chair, Art Department

Dekalb College 1986-1991

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012

Heartwood, Abingdon, Virginia

“Bel Paese”, Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, Virginia

Brainerd Art Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

2011

Heartwood, Abingdon, Virginia

Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, Virginia

Brainerd Art Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

2010

“Black and White Exhibit”, East River Arts, Bluefield, West Virginia

Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, Virginia

Brainerd Art Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

2009

Black Rooster Gallery, Marion, Virginia

Tall Town Festival, Sanders House, Bluefield, Virginia

Gary Bowling’s House of Art, Bluefield, West Virginia

Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, Virginia

Brainerd Art Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

2008

Gary Bowling’s House of Art, Bluefield, West Virginia

ACA Summit XI Art Show, Abingdon, VA

Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, Virginia

Brainerd Art Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

2007

“Across Mountains” ChweeKim Koek and Walter Shroyer Ceramic Exhibit, Bluefield, West Virginia

Two Person Show, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee

Art de Italia Traveling Art Exhibit, Bluefield College, Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee

Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, Virginia

Brainerd Art Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

Over the Summit Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

2006

Art de Italia Traveling Art Exhibit, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky

Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, Virginia

Brainerd Art Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

Over the Summit Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

“The Earth Giveth Forth”, Middle Georgia College, Peacock Gallery, Cochran, Georgia

2005

Uplands: Landscape Interpretations, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, North Carolina

Junction – 3 Paths, Lansdell Hall, Bluefield College

Wohlfahrt Haus Gallery, Wytheville, Virginia

Pierce Art Gallery, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, West Virginia

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

Bea Paine Gallery, Bluefield, West Virginia

"Reflections of Twenty-Five Years".The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, Pulaski, Virginia

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

NCECA Connections Traveling Exhibition

Alf Canon ACA Faculty/Student Traveling Art Exhibition

Bluefield College Faculty/Student Art Show, Bluefield, Virginia

A Celebration of Art: Lees-McRae College Invitational Art Exhibit, Banner Elk, North Carolina

Tales and Trails - Two Person Show, Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands,Virginia

Ceramic Invitational Exhibit, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee

Invitational Monotype Exhibition, Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Kentucky

From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, Virginia

12X12X12X97, Small Painting and Sculpture Competition, San Jacinto College South, Houston, Texas

4th Biennial at Olin Hall Galleries, Roanoke, Virginia, Award: Honorable Mention

Tales and Tunnels, Bluefield, West Virginia

Connections, McMurray University, Abeline, Texas

Appalachian Artist Exhibit, Bluefield, West Virginia

Heritage Days, Bluefield,Virginia

New River Valley Art Center, Pulaski, Virginia

Two Person Show, Bluefield, West Virginia

The Little Gallery, Rochester, New York

59th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Washington DC

Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

Abstein Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia Tech Student Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Art in the Garden, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Visual Arts in the Home, Vinings, Georgia

Southern Festival for the Arts, Marietta, Georgia

Dekalb College Faculty Art Exhibit, Decatur, Georgia

Festival of the Trees Art Exhibit, Atlanta, Georgia

Clay and Fibers II, Marietta, Georgia

Mardi Gras Festival, Dunwoody, Georgia

Atlanta Artist Club Juried Show, Buckhead, Georgia, Award: Honorable Mention

Georgia Artists Show, Decatur, Georgia, Award: Honorable Mention

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts/Crafts 19, University Park, Pennsylvania

Piedmont Arts Festival, Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia Southern College Faculty Art Show, Statesboro, Georgia

Festival Awards Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Awards: Juror's Discretionary Award, and Popularity Award

One-Man Exhibit, Kern Gallery, University Park, Pennsylvania

Architectural Elements, Hub Gallery, University Park, Pennsylvania

Excelsior Art Fair, Excelsior, Minnesota

Chiaha 7th Annual Art Guild, Rome, Georgia, Award: Guild Purchase

Three-Person Exhibit, Callaway Building, Athens, Georgia

Email: wshroyer@bluefield.edu