School of Visual Arts
Recipient of Academic Scholarship to School of Visual Arts. Attended as an Illustration major. Studied watercolor and oil portraiture under Irwin Greenberg, "high focus drawing" with Jim McMullan, illustration with Marshal Arisman, and media arts with Charlie Sforza, etc.
October - Tulane Hospital, New Orleans - Unveiling of commissioned portrait of Emeritus Regents Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Robert L. Hewitt, M.D. at the Tulane reception during the American College of Surgeons Meeting in New Orleans
October - Featured artists in "Art for Art's Sake" at Objets Trouvés
June - Unveiling of portrait commission for Molly Baumer of her children (at her home)
April - Featured artists for "Spring Fling" show at Objets Trouvés
March - Featured artist (one man show) at Surrey's
September - Chappell Studios: Showing of all portraits - Oils, Charcoal, and Mixed Media at Objets Trouvés
October - Featured artists for "Art for Art's Sake" at Objets Trouvés
June - Featured artist (one man show), "Recent Works: Nudes and Pin-ups" at Objets Trouvés
March - "Spring Walk" showing of charcoals and nudes by Chappell Studios at Objets Trouvés
October - Grand opening of Objets Trouvé: New works by Chappell Studios
* All exhibitions 2001-2007 have been in New Orleans, Louisiana
Pre - 2001 shows **
October - Group show at (now defunct) Plan B gallery in Memphis, TN.
** Not included - featured artist for Blues Ball Charity in Memphis, TN.: charitable donations of painted guitars for auction as well as poster art for multiple fundraisers 1994 - present.
Founder and General Chairman: Pat Kerr Tigrett
Tulane University, Department of Surgery: portrait of Dr. Robert Hewitt
University of Tennessee Dental College: portrait of Dr. Jim Slagle
Steve Cropper of the Bar-Kays and the Blues Brothers band: 4 guitars painted by Chappell Studios for Blues Ball Charity
NARAS: commissioned portrait of Neville Brothers
Memphis Charitable Foundation: Poster painting for first annual Blues Ball Charity by Reed Chappell
Interviewed for "Louisiana Homes and Gardens" magazine October 2009
Interviewed for "At Home in New Orleans" magazine June 2003