Simms
Bio

GALLERIES

  • Fort Smith Art Center, AK
  • Art & Frame Gallery, Cookeville, TN
  • Bagley Housing Art Gallery, Detroit, MI
  • Dell Gallery, Southfield, MI
  • Ebony Eyes, Cookeville, TN
  • E&S Gallery, Louisville, KY
  • Frameworks Custom Gallery, Knoxville, TN
  • Krasl Art Gallery, St. Joseph, MI
  • Gratiot Avenue Gallery, Detroit, MI

JURIED EXHIBITS

  • Atlanta Fine Arts League at the Roswell Visual Arts Center, GA
  • Simply Drawn sponsored by the Atlanta Fine Arts League, Kennesaw, GA
  • Actors Alliance, Louisville, KY
  • Cumberland Artists of Creative Expression, Crossville, TN
  • Cumberland Art Society, Cookeville, TN
  • Fairfield Glade Fine Arts Guild, TN
  • Oak Ridge Art Center, TN
  • Center for Creative Studies Gallery, Detroit, MI
  • The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
  • Indiana Black Expo, Indianapolis

AWARDS

  • First Place – Advanced Water Color – 2004 - Fairfield Glade Fine Arts Guild
  • First Place – Oil Painting – 2005 – Fairfield Glade Fine Arts Guild
  • Golden Fig Leaf Award – Figurative Fine Art – 2005 – Oak Ridge Art Center
  • Excellence in Oil Painting – 2008 – Oak Ridge Art Center
  • Second Place – 2006 - Fairfield Glade Fine Arts Guild
  • Second Place – 2007 – Fairfield Glade Fine Arts Guild
  • Artists’ Choice Award – 2006 – Arts Alive in Crossville TN
  • Award of Merit – 2007 – Actors Alliance, Louisville, KY
  • Honorable Mention – 2007 – Oak Ridge Art Center
  • Honorable Mention – 2008 – Atlanta Fine Arts League

COLLECTIONS

  • The Basha Family, Southwestern Art Collection, Scottsdale, AZ
  • The Honorable David Robinson, District Court Judge, Detroit, MI
  • Ms. Acquanetta Pierce Glass, Business Owner, Detroit, MI
  • Ms. Gale Bless, Private Collection, Ridgely, MD
  • The University of Memphis, TN, Portrait of Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks