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Revealing the extraordinary

South Carolina native Dale Cochran is an artist that has a gift for revealing the uniqueness and beauty in things seemingly plain, illuminating the stories and spirits behind the ordinary – an old barn, a basket of pecans, a child caught in a moment of imagination, a crayon on pavement.

As a high school student, Dale experienced his first formal training from Liz Smith-Cox. “I had no idea what perspective or contour drawing meant,” Dale says. As a junior, he broke his drawing arm playing football just before the school year started. When he approached Mrs. Liz about dropping the class because he wouldn’t be able to use his arm for a while, her response was, “That’s ok, you can draw with your left hand.” So that’s what he did. Dale continued his studies at Anderson University, receiving an Associate of Arts and went on to Winthrop University and received his Bachelor of Visual Arts.

Dale has been professionally involved in the arts for more than 35 years as an award-winning artist, illustrator, instructor and graphic designer. He is a member of numerous art organizations, served on the board of the Southern Watercolor Society and holds the position of assistant creative director, director of digital & design services in University Relations at Clemson University.


 

SELECTED AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS

2014 Pickens County Museum – 35th Annual Juried Exhibition, Pickens, SC
2014 Anderson Arts Center – 39th Annual Juried Exhibition, Anderson, SC Merit Award
2014 Artisphere 10 – Greenville, SC
2014 TableFields – Greenville, SC
2014 Faces: A study in portraiture – The Clemson Arts Center – Clemson, SC
2013 MERGE – The Next Building – Greenville, SC
2013 The Hill House Gallery – The Reserve at Lake Keowee, SC
2013 Pickens County Art Museum – 34th Annual Juried Exhibition – Pickens, SC
2013 Anderson Arts Center – 38th Annual Juried Exhibition – Anderson, SC, Merit Award
2013 Pickens County Art Museum – Crossing The Line – Pickens, SC
2012 Belton Center for the Arts – 14th Annual Juried Exhibition – Belton, SC
2012 The Arts Center – Exhibition of Work at Clemson City Hall – Clemson, SC
2012 Anderson Arts Center – 37th Annual Juried Exhibition – Anderson, SC
2012 Southern Watercolor Society – 35th Annual Juried Exhibition – Sautee, GA
2011 Pickens County Art Museum – 32nd Annual Juried SC Artist Exhibition
2011 Anderson Arts Center – 36th Annual Juried Exhibition
2011 CASE Award of Excellence – Macaulay Mini-Campaign for CBBS Advancement-Art Director
2011 CASE Award of Excellence – Clemson Alumni Association Annual Report-Art Director
2010 Pickens County Art Museum – 31st Annual Juried SC Artist Exhibition-Purchase Award
2010 Blue Ridge Arts Council – 19th Annual Juried Exhibition – Seneca, SC
2009 Alumni Exhibition – Anderson University – Anderson, SC
2009 South Carolina Watermedia Society – 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition – Florence, SC
2009 Standpipe Festival Juried Exhibition – Belton Center for the Arts – Belton, SC
2009 Published – The Greenville News, July 19 edition, “Extraordinary Experiences” exhibit review.
2009 Pickens County Museum – Three Watercolorists Exhibition, June 27- August 27“Extraordinary Experiences”
2009 Published – Greenville Journal, March 27 edition
2009 Blue Ridge Arts Council – 18th Annual Juried Exhibition – Seneca, SC – Honorable Mention Award
2008 Southern Watercolor Society – 31st Annual Juried Exhibition – Florida
2007 Art in the Park – Upstate Visual Arts Juried Exhibition – Greenville, SC
2007 Standpipe Festival Juried Exhibition – Belton Center for the Arts – Belton, SC
2007 Anderson County Arts Center – 32th Annual Juried Exhibition – Anderson, SC
2007 Pickens County Art Museum – 28th Annual Juried SC Artist Exhibition
2006 Published – The Greenville News, June 18 edition, Arts
2006 Holiday Gallery Juried Exhibition – Upstate Visual Arts Exhibit – Greenville, SC – 1st Place, Sapphire Award
2006 Gallery at the DuPRE – 807 Gervais Street – Columbia, SC
2006 Standpipe Festival Juried Exhibition – Belton Center for the Arts – Belton, SC
2006 Pickens County Art Museum – 27th Annual Juried SC Artist Exhibition
2006 Artista Vista – M. Craig & Company, Columbia, SC
2005 Hub City Juried Art Competition – Spartanburg Museum of Art – Spartanburg, SC
2005 Holiday Gallery Juried Exhibition – Upstate Visual Arts Exhibit- Greenville , SC
2005 Upstate Visual Art Guild – Greenville Airport Exhibit- Greenville , SC
2005 Standpipe Festival Juried Exhibition – Belton Center for the Arts – Belton, SC
2005 Art in the Park – Upstate Visual Arts Juried Exhibition – Greenville, SC – UVA President’s Award
2005 Anderson County Arts Center – 30th Annual Juried Exhibition – Anderson, SC – Purchase Award
2005 Greenville Commerce Club – Upstate Visual Arts Exhibit – Greenville, SC
2005 Southern Watercolor Society – 28th Annual Juried Exhibition – Florida
2004 Published – Greenville Magazine, December edition – “Dale Cochran Hooked On Art”
2004 Art in the Park – Upstate Visual Arts Juried Exhibition – Greenville, SC
2004 Standpipe Festival Exhibition – Belton Center for the Arts – Belton, SC – Merit Award
2004 Spartanburg Museum’s 38th Annual Sidewalk Art Show – Spartanburg, SC
2004 Published – The Greenville News, August 1 edition, Arts
2004 Pickens County Art Museum – “Barn Again”, Exhibit – Pickens, SC
2004 Southern Watercolor Society – 27th Annual Juried Exhibition
2003 Pickens County Art Museum – 26th Annual Juried SC Artist Exhibition – Purchase Award
2003 Published – The Powdersville Post, October 16 edition, Arts Feature
2003 Belton Center for the Arts – Belton Standpipe Festival Juried Art Show
2003 Pickens County Art Museum – “Pickens County Through the Artist’s Eye”, Exhibit
2002 Pickens County Art Museum – 25th Annual Juried South Carolina Artist Exhibition
2002 Belton Center for the Arts – Belton Standpipe Festival Juried Art Show
1993 Published – Rockport Publishers, The Best of Colored Pencil
1993 Published – “ How The Tiger Cub Came To Clemson”, illustration, Clemson World
1990 Advertising Federation of Greenville – ADDY, Black & White Illustration, T.G. Clemson
1990 Advertising Federation of Greenville – Bronze Award
1988 Pickens County Arts Commission – Juried Drawing Invitational, Merit Award
1988,84 PICA – Award of Excellence
1988 ACE – Honorable Mention
1987 Pickens County Art Museum – Two person show
1987 CASE Visual Design Competition – Special Merit Award
1986 South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Juried Exhibition-Columbia,SC
1986 Anderson County Arts Center – 11 Annual Juried Exhibition