BOOK SIGNINGS/TALKS & SHOWS
2018 Dates (links to venues in red)
March 29, 2018. Thursday, 10:30am-12:00. PowerPoint presentation on three Appalachian-themed books, The Face of Appalachia, On Earth's Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony and Second Edition of Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas book. Mr. Barnwell will show images and share stories about meeting his subjects and discuss what was involved in completing each of the book projects. Talk is free and open to the public and is followed by book signing to coincide with release of 2nd Edition of Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas. Sponsored by Eastern National and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership. Held at Main Visitor Center Classroom on Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge Parkway Main Visitor Center. 195 Hemphill Rd., Asheville, NC (Milepost 384).
June 19, 2018. Tuesday, 12-1pm. FACES OF APPALACHIA Lunchtime talk at Transylvania County Library in Brevard, NC. For the third year Mr. Barnwell will return to the libray to present a talk. These ppular events are part of the library's Bag Lunch Literary Talks. He will show images in a PowerPoint presentation and share stories about meeting the people he photographed and interviewed for his three Appalachian-themed books, The Face of Appalachia, On Earth's Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony. and discuss what was involved in completing each of the book projects. The talk is free and open to the public and is followed by book signing .Bring a bag lunch if you like. Coffee and snacks are available at the library.
2017 Dates (links to venues in red)
January 26, 2017. Thursday, 12 noon. Rotary Club talk. Marion (NC) Community Building, Main St., Marion, NC.Books will be for sale at the event.
February 11, 2017. Saturday, 2-4pm. WNC Author Fest. Local authors book signing event. Barnes & Noble books, Asheville Mall, Asheville, NC. Mr. Barnwell will be on hand to sign books and talk to visitors. Books will be for sale at the event.
April 18, 2017. Tuesday, 12 noon. Transylvania County L:ibrary. Mr. Barnwell will do a PowerPoint presentation on his Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book as part of the library's Bag Lunch Series. Transylvania County Library, Brevard, NC. Open to the public.Books will be for sale at the event.
May 6, 2017. Saturday, 2pm. Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC. Book singing event for Great Smoky Mountains Vistas and Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas books. Free and open to the public.Store located in Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC.
June 10, 2017. Opening of photography exhibit, "Design by Nature" at Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta. Includes color nature images by Tim Barnwell, Robert Glenn Ketchum and Diane Kirkland. Visit their website for images (click date link) and more information on hours to visit.
June 23, 2017. Friday, 2-5 pm. Gallery of the Mountains at the Grove Park Inn. Book signing for Great Smoky Mountains Vistas and other book titles. Free and open to the public. The gallery is located just off the main lobby as you enter the hotel, located in north Asheville, NC.
July 19th. Wednesday, 1-3pm. Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning. Two hour presentation on southern Appalachian culture, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with focus on photos and stories from all five of Mr. Barnwell's books. Contact Blue Ridge Community College to enroll ($20 for members, $30 for non-members)
August 4, 2017. Friday 11 am-4 pm. Grovewood Gallery. Book signing for Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book and other titles. Gallery is located adjacent to the Grove Park Inn in north Asheville. It houses a fantastic craft gallery and one of the best furniture galleries in the South. Also a great antique car museum (small fee) and craft studios to tour. Event is free and open to the public.
August 15, 2017. 10am. Madison County Library, Marshall, NC. Mr. Barnwell will do a PowerPoint presentation on his book, Great Smoky Mountains Vistas. Open to the public. Books will be for sale at the event.
September 8, 2017. Friday 2-5pm. Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Book signing for Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book. Mr. Barnwell will be on hand to sign his books.Event is free and open to the public.Sponsored by Great Smoky Mountains Association.
September 9, 2017. Saturday, 2-5pm. Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Book signing for Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book. Mr. Barnwell will be on hand to sign his books. Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Great Smoky Mountains Association.
October 17, 2017. Tuesday 5:30-7pm. Blue Ridge Naturalist Network to host Mr. Barnwell for a talk on his Great Smoky Mountains Vistas and Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas books at the West Asheville Library in Asheville, NC. Free and open to the public. Book signing for all book titles to follow PowerPoint presentation on the national park and the book project.
November 3-5, 2017. Friday pm through noon Sunday. "The Personal Photographic Project: Developing, exhibiting and Publishing your Work." A Weekend Master Class in Atlanta, GA, with Tim Barnwell & Mark Maio. See workshop page for full description.
November 28, 2017. Tuesday evening. Camera Club of Hendersonville (NC). Mr. Barnwell will give a PowerPoint presentation on his books, with emphasis on the Appalachian-themed titles. Hendersonville, NC. Books will be for sale at the event.
2016 Dates (links to venues in red)
January 23rd, 2016. Saturday, 11:00 am. Mr. Barnwell will give a talk at the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, GA as part of the "Ansel Adams: Before and After" exhibit. The one hour seminar, with fellow photographer Jay Dusard from Arizona, will cover how each photographs indigenous people: Mr. Barnwell about Appalachian subjects and Mr. Dusard about his work with cowboys of the west. The museum is the largest devoted to western art in the country. Details on the Adams exhibit, which includes two images by Mr. Barnwell, and the various day-long series of seminars can be found on the museums website.
February 18th, 2016. Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Talk and book signing for Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas book. North Carolina Arboretum. Open to members of the North Carolina Arboretum. Asheville, NC.
March 18-20th, 2016. Hands in Harmony photo exhibit with book signings Friday at 4pm and Saturday at noon as part of the Down East Folk Arts Music Festival Doubletree in New Bern, NC. Show and signings at Christ Episcopal Church Harrison Center, 311 Middle Street, New Bern, NC.
March 31-April 2,2016. Images on display as part of the photo+craft festival sponsored by Warren Wilson College at REVOLVE studios, 122 Riverside Drive, Asheville. Many other seminars and events are scheduled for the weekend. See details on these on their website.
April 14- , 2016. Here & Now: 80 Years of Photography at the Mint. Photography exhibition, image included from their permanent collection. Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.
May 22, 2016. Sunday. Mr. Barnwell will be signing books at Chimney Rock State Park from 1-4 pm as part of their 3rd Annual Writers on the Rock day. The park press release states, “Nine renowned authors who have written about the Appalachian outdoors will gather at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park to autograph books, give presentations and be available for one-on-one chats with fans. Mr. Barnwell will be signing The Face of Appalachia, On Earth's Furrowed Brow, Hands in Harmony, and Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas books. Drop by and meet all the authors!
June 10-11, 2016. Book signings at Craggy Gardens Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday, June 11 from 1-4pm and on Sunday, June 12 at the main Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville from 10am-1pm. Mr. Barnwell will be on hand to talk with folks about his Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas book and sign copies. Great Fathers Day gift.
July 20th, 2016. Wednesday 5:30-7 pm at The Bascom in Highlands. Mr. Barnwell will present his work on Appalachia featuring images and stories from his book projects, The Face of Appalachia, On Earth's Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony. Open to the public, free of charge. The Bascom center for the arts in Highlands, downstairs library room, camera club sponsored.
July 21st, 2016. Thursday. Land of Waterfalls Camera Club sponsored talk by Mr. Barnwell. Free and open to the public. Mr. Barnwell will speak on the Blue Ridge Parkway and his book, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas as well as his Appalachian series of documentary work from his books The Face of Appalachia, On Earth's Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony. Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Center from 7-9 pm.
August 23, 2016. Tuesday 4-5pm. Mr. Barnwell will present his talk on the Blue Ridge Parkway and his Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas book at the Fontana Regional Library at 249 Frank Allen Rd. in Cashiers, NC. It is a free talk and open to the public. He will discuss the history of the Parkway, its route through Virginia and North Carolina, attractions worth visiting, favorite overlooks, and how he completed the mountain peak identifications (including one of Cashiers Valley) used in the book. The new, Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book will be explored briefly as well.
August 25, 2016. Mr. Barnwell will be a guest on the WUNC radio program "The State of Things" on Thursday, August 25th. The program will be about the 100th Anniversary of the National Park System. It will be broadcast in western North Carolina on WCQS-FM from 12 noon-1pm, then available as a podcast. Mr. Barnwell will talk about his photography background, Appalachian-themed work, and two Vistas books related to the national parks.
September 3, 2016. 7 am morning live news broadcast. WLOS-TV. Evan Donovan program. Special appearance by Mr. Barnwell to promote Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book.
September 9, 2016. Friday 1-4pm. Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Book signing for Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, Great Smoky Mountains Vistas, and other books. Free and open to the public. The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax, VA.
September 9, 2016. 5-7pm. Chapters Bookshop, Galax, VA. Book signing for Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, Great Smoky Mountains Vistas, and other books. Free and open to the public. Chapters Bookshop is located at 101 East Grayson St., Galax, VA.
September 10, 2016. 11 am-3 pm. Foggy Ridge Cider, Dugspur, VA (near Floyd, VA). Book signing for Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, Great Smoky Mountains Vistas, and other books. Free and open to the public. Part of cider company's Fall Orchard Walk events.
September 25, 2016, Sunday, 3 pm. Blue Ridge Books at 152 South Main St. in Waynesville, NC. Book signing and talk about Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book. Free and open to the public.
September 29, 2016. Our Appalachian Home course at OLLI/UNC-Asheville. Part of annual Appalachian Sampler course series. Mr. Barnwell, and Richard Dillingham of Mars Hill University, will speak on Appalachian culture as part of this 8 week class. Course is currently filled with over 100 participants but waiting list is available. Contact OLLI and UNC-Asheville for details.
September 30, 2016. Friday. 6:30 pm. City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC. Talk and book signing about Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book and other titles. Located at 3 East Jackson St. Free and open to the public.
October 1-December 31, 2016. Southern Culture photography show at Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta. About 70 images in exhibit, most by Mr. Barnwell, showing Appalachian themes, coastal GA and SC commission images, and much more. Opening talk 11 am October 1, Saturday, by gallery owner Robert Yellowlees.
October 4-7, 2016. Wild Acres Retreat Photo Workshop. Mr. Barnwell will be a guest instructor for a workshop to be held at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland near the Blue Ridge Parkway from October 4-7th. Visit their website for details and to register with Kelly Culpepper, photographer and workshop coordinator for Carolina Captured 12. This is an annual event held at a great event space.
October 21 and 22, 2016. 1-5 pm both days. Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sponsored by Great Smoky Mountains Association. One signing at Sugarlands Visitor Centers near Gatlinburg, TN, on Friday, 1-5pm and at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, NC, on Saturday, 1-5pm. Book signings for Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas book.
October 23, 2016. Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book signing at Malaprops Bookstore at 54 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville. Free and open to the public. Sunday, 3pm start time.
October 26, 2016. Black Dome Mountain Sports, Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC. Book signing, 5-7pm.
October 27, 2016. 10:30am-12 noon. Chautaugua Comes to Christmont. Conference speaker on Appalachia culture. Christmont in Black Mountain. Open to the public. Books for sale after talk.
November 12, 2016. McIntyre's Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC (Raleigh area). 11:00 am talk and presentation followed by book signing. Free and open to the public.
November 16, 2016. Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC.Presentation followed by book signing. 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.
November 18, 2016. Quail Ridge Books, 4201-100 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, NC. Friday evening, 7pm. PowerPoint presentation followed by book signing. Free and open to the public.
November 19, 2016. Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Streets at Southpoint, Durham, NC.11 am. Presentation followed by book signing. Free and open to the public.
December 3, 2016. Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Book signing in coordination with Holiday Craft Sale at Folk Art Center. 10am-1pm.
December 3, 2016. New Morning Gallery, Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC. 2-5pm. Book signing.
December 4, 2016. Southern Highland Craft Shop, Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC. Book signing for Great Smoky Mountains Vistas and Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas books.1-4pm.
June10-August 25, 2017. "Design by Nature" a photographic exhibit at Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Contact gallery for hours .Southern landscape images by Tim Barnwell along with images by Robert Glenn Ketchum and Diane Kirkland.
November 24, 2015-January, 2016. Photographic exhibit at Chiesa Restaurant, 152 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. Check their website for menu of great food items. Open Tuesday-Sunday 5-10pm.
aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St. Asheville, NC. "The Women of Appalachia" photographic exhibit. Twelve images from The Face of Appalachia, On Earth's Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony books with oral history interview text panels. Shown are farm, music, and craft-themed images with women as the focus. Show has ended.
January-May, 2015. Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. Hands in Harmony: Traditional Music and Crafts in Appalachia photographic exhibit. Thirty images with accompanying oral history text panels. Check with Mountain Heritage Center for hours. This will be their final exhibit in this facility before a two-year remodeling project begins. Talk and book signing will be scheduled in April.
August 23-November 9, 2014. The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC. "Places and Faces: Cashiers and Highlands, NC" photographic exhibit. Loft Gallery. Opening reception and artist talk, August 23, 5-7 pm. 27 prints exhibited from commissions.
July 12 (Saturday), 2014. Manheimer Room, Reuter Center on UNC-Asheville campus, Asheville, NC. "Hillbilly Land Through the Eyes of a Poet and a Photographer." Talk open to public by photographer Tim Barnwell and poet Michael McFee, 2:00 pm.
June 7-December 31, 2014. Asheville History Center, Smith McDowell House, Asheville, NC. "Hillbilly Land: Myth & Reality of Appalachian Culture" exhibit. 5 prints exhibited. Opening reception, June 6.
April 4-July 6, 2014. Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, VA. "Changing Appalachia" exhibit. Nine prints exhibited.
September 18, 2013-February 2, 2014. Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ. “Seeing Beyond the Moment: The Photographic Legacy and Gifts of George Tice.” Two prints exhibited (Tice gifts of Barnwell prints to museum). Attended opening reception, September 17th. Also attended opening of Tice show at Nailya Alexander Gallery in Manhattan September 18th. Both events part of his 75th birthday series of exhibits around the country. Barnwell image, “Collie Payne & Berry in tobacco field,” used in New York Times and numerous regional newspaper articles about exhibit.
October 1-Dec. 31, 2016. Lumiere Gallery. Atlanta, GA. Southern Culture themed photography exhibit. Mr. Barnwell's images from Appalachia and the SC/GA coastal towns from Charleston, SC, to Brunswick, GA, focusing on Charleston and Savannah.
Three traveling exhibits, each containing thirty images and accompanying text panels from the books, The Face of Appalachia, On Earth's Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony, are available to galleries, schools, and museums. The exhibits combine 11 x 14 inch (framed to 16 x 20) and 16 x 20 inch (framed to 20 x 24) images. The photographs are ready to hang, with companion text panels mounted on foam core board, making the exhibits complete and easy to install. The prints are shipped (or delivered depending on venue) in three wooden crates and can be sent via Federal Express Ground or UPS. Contact us for fees and expenses.