Noyes Capehart: Artist and Writer

Winter Wine on the Back Deck


1952-1954 University of the South (Sewanee)

1954-1958 Auburn University (B.A. in Art)

1962-1964  University of Missouri
(M.A. in Art: Printmaking)


1961-1962 Instructor of Art
Auburn University

1964-1967 Instructor of Art
University of Missouri

1967-1969 Assistant Professor of Art
University of Mississippi

Etching: A Soldier’s Letter

1969-1997* Asst. Professor/Assoc. Professor/Professor of Art
Appalachian State University

*1976-1979 Chairperson/Art Department, ASU
*1980-1983  Assistant Dean/College of Fine & Applied Arts, ASU  
*1984-1986 Acting Dean/College of Fine & Applied Art/ ASU


1958- 1960       Guard and night watchman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art/ New York City


1958  First Place Award in Painting/ Nashville Arts Festival

1964  Brooklyn Museum National Print Annual (Brooklyn, NY)
          Etching: Good Friday selected for American Federation of Arts traveling exhibition

1965  Midwest Biennial/Joslyn Art Museum/ Omaha, Nebraska

1967  57th National Oil Painting Exhibition/Mississippi State Historical Museum/ Jackson, Mississippi

1968  4th National Arts & Crafts Exhibition/Jackson, Mississippi
          *First Award: Graphics  (etching: Self at Thirty-five)

Etching: Self at Thirty Five

1969  Mississippi Arts Festival, Jackson Mississippi, April 22- May 30
Etching: Cradle of Hypocrisy

1969  Mint Museum of Art/Drawing & Print exhibition/ Charlotte, NC
Noyes Capehart received an honorable mention in drawing

1969  15th Annual Virginia Beach Art Exhibition/ Virginia Beach, Virginia/ July, Noyes Capehart received first prize in the graphics division: etching, Self at Thirty-five

1972  34th Annual North Carolina Artists Exhibition/ North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, NC
Etching: Anonymous Man of the Night/ Print Award*
Drawing: Anonymous Man*
          *selected for traveling exhibition

Etching: Anonymous Man of the Night

1973  Invitational: Whitney Museum of American Art, Extraordinary Realities, New York, NY
Etching: Anonymous Man of the Night

1976 39th Annual North Carolina Artist’s Exhibition/ North Carolina Museum of Art/Raleigh, NC

1976 18th Annual Spring Mills Art Show/ Lancaster, South Carolina

1978  Workshop Leader: North Carolina Art Education Association’s Annual Conf./ Wilson, NC, Two-day workshop topic: Drawing  

1979  Invitational: Green Hill Gallery/Greensboro, North Carolina/Fantasy Imagery/ November 4-25

Ink: Watauga Vigil

1979  Asheville Art Museum’s Realist Invitational Exhibition/ March 27 through April 29, 1979, Works selected: Watauga Vigil (ink on paper) and Anonymous Man of the Night (etching)

1979  Panel discussion Leader: The State of Visual Art in America/ The New School/ New York City, NY, June 11-15

1981  National Museum of American Art’s The Art of Appalachia exhibition/Washington, DC, October 30, 1981 through January 3, 1982.
(The exhibition included Capehart’s Evil Conversations from 1973 as well as work from artists representing the 13 states comprising the Appalachian region. The exhibition toured institutions throughout the Appalachian region for two and one-half years. )

Mixed Media: Evil Conversations
Note: This work introduced Noyes Capehart’s Private Diary series

1981  Invitational: Mural of 40 paintings by 40 North Carolinians for Philip Morris/ Raleigh, NC* (work submitted was Salmon Snow, acrylic on canvas 24” x 24” ) *Exhibition particulars were handled by the Collector’s Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

1981  An Invitational Exhibition of Southern Monumental Art by Southern Artists / Memphis State University/ Memphis, TN.  Work submitted: watercolor Figures and Plants: A Triptych (1978),  October 18 through November 27

1982  More Than Land or Sky Symposium: Panelist and discussion leader at the Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts/ Winston Salem, NC.

1985  Auburn University’s Alumni Art Exhibition/ Auburn, Alabama/ January 7 – December 20

1989  Dimensions ’89 /Associated Artists of Winston-Salem’s National Juried Art Competition,  October 12- November 26  Noyes Capehart exhibited Christmas Eve Surprise*/acrylic (1972) and The Poet’s Vigil /ink (1989)            

Mixed Media: Christmas Eve Surprise
Note: currently on display at the Art Cellar Gallery, Banner Elk, NC

1995  14th Annual Henley Southeastern Spectrum/ May 26-June 22/Sawtooth Gallery, Winston-Salem NC
painting: The Arrival

1995  October issue of American Artist featured a seven-page article on Noyes Capehart: Art Emerging From Real Experiences. One of nine works reproduced was Primavera (1994).

1995   Double Kafka (acrylic on canvas: 1995) purchased by Appalachian State University for the Belk Library

Mixed College: Primavera
Note: this work is currently on display at the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, NC

1995  Dimensions ’95: The 31st Annual National Juried Art Competition presented by the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem/ January 6 – February 3 / Sawtooth Gallery/Winston-Salem, NC
Etching: Sophia’s Dream
Etching: Lugano Memory

1998   One-man exhibition at Meredith College’s Weems Gallery/ Raleigh, North Carolina

2001   Appalachian Cultural Museum’s The Carolina Decades (1970-1980-1990-2000): A retrospective exhibition of works by Noyes Capehart/ Boone, NC/ July 6 – October 7

2002   Kafka’s Prague, an etching by Noyes Capehart was selected as the cover of the winter issue of Symposium, A Quarterly Journal In Modern Literatures

2003   Noyes Capehart’s suite of fourteen woodcuts depicting the Stations of the Cross, were published  by Morehouse Publishing (now Church Publishing) under the title, Walking the Way of Sorrows.  This Lenten meditation book includes fourteen monologues by writer Katerina Whitley. View Stations of the Cross Page

2005   Solo juror for the Spoleto Arts Festival/ Charleston, South Carolina

2005   An Invitational Exhibition of Local Artists/ Blowing Rock Art History Museum (BRAHM), September 2005
Note: Noyes Capehart was one of 55 artists selected to participate in this exhibition. Works by Art Cellar Gallery artists Tony Griffin, Tim Turner and Greg Smith were also included in this exhibition.

2006  The Private Diary of Noyes Capehart was published by Dancingfish Press

2007  Turchin Center Exhibition: From the Private Diary of Noyes Capehart, June 1 – September 15

2007  March issue of Our State magazine featured an article on Noyes Capehart, A Life in Pictures

2007  UNC-TV produced a video featuring Noyes Capehart and his art. The video was aired on the Our State television program (# 402) and has reappeared on the PBS channel with frequency since its initial appearance. Note: a link to this video is available on the home page.

2007  Auburn & Beyond: 12 Alumni Artists Return
Noyes Capehart exhibited two paintings: Marilyn (private collection)   and Blue Poles

2007  Saving the Places You Love/ An Invitational Exhibition of North Carolina Artists benefitting the Conservation Trust for North Carolina/ Collector’s Gallery/ Raleigh, NC/ April 21 – May 26. The work of Noyes Capehart selected for this exhibition was Song of the Waterway (2007)

Song of the Waterway

2008  Forgiveness, Noyes Capehart was one of 15 artists invited to explore the theme of forgiveness for Longview Gallery (a project of the Collectors Gallery) Charlotte, NC    September 5 – November 8

Beach House. (acrylic on canvas/ 2012/ 48” x 48”)

2013   In April of 2013, Noyes Capehart was commissioned by the North Carolina Bar Association to paint a work for an art collection to accompany the completion of its new headquarters in the State Government Complex in Raleigh, NC. (Recommended artists were selected from the western, central and eastern part of the state to participate in the commissions.) Capehart’s work was titled Beach House. (acrylic on canvas/ 2012/ 48” x 48”)

2013  Invitational: Green Hill Gallery’s Winter Show/ Noyes Capehart was one of 120-150 artists from across the state invited to participate/ Greensboro, North Carolina/ Dec. 8, 2013 – Jan.12, 2014

2013 Noyes Capehart’s first fictional novel, Devil’s Mark, is published.  Devil’s Mark is available at the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, NC
Note: Devil’s Mark was selected as the suspense book-of-the-year by the High Country Writers/ Boone, NC

2016  Chameleon, Noyes Capehart’s fictional sequel to Devil’s Mark, is published. Chameleon is available at the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, NC

2017  Noyes Capehart joined the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, NC. The gallery hosted Life on Canvas, a retrospective exhibition of Capehart’s work from 1958 through 2017/ August 2-26

Da Vinci’s Lament

2018  Noyes Capehart releases Cheap Joe, a biography on Boone entrepreneur Joe Miller, founder of Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. The book is featured in the summer issue of Carolina Mountain Life. Cheap Joe is available at the Art Cellar Gallery, Banner Elk, NC

2018  The autumn issue of Carolina Mountain Life featured The Artistic Voice of Noyes Capehart, an  overview of his art in words and images

2019  An exhibition of recent works by Noyes Capehart is scheduled at the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, NC from August 20 through September 7. The reception/gallery talk is scheduled for Saturday, August 24 from 4:00 – 6:00pm