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Bruce Nellsmith

Bruce Nellsmith

Program Coordinator, Professor of Visual Art

Office: SCM 014

Office Phone: 803-321-5243



M.F.A., University of North Carolina, 1985

B.F.A., University of Georgia, 1981


Bruce Nellsmith received his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his BFA from the University of Georgia in Athens. He is currently the Visual Arts Program Coordinator and Professor of Art at Newberry College.


He has been selected for numerous exhibitions in the North and Southeast and has been the recipient of local and national awards in painting and drawing competitions. Bruce Nellsmith has been listed in Art in America’s International Index to Artists several times since 1985. His work is included in many private, state, and public collections throughout the country and Canada including collections in Park Avenue, New York City, and the recent addition to the Columbia skyline-the Meridian Building in Columbia SC-as well as Chicago IL, Hilton Head SC, Atlanta GA,, Charleston SC, Athens GA, Chapel Hill NC, Raleigh NC, and others. His work has been exhibited in the South Carolina State Museum, featured on ETV, reviewed many times by the State Newspaper, Carolina Arts, as well as Art Papers of Atlanta, and has exhibited in group shows twice in New York at the Limner Gallery.


Bruce Nellsmith has served as Exhibition Chairman for the South Carolina Watercolor Society, juror for exhibitions across the state, and conducted workshops and evening courses on various studio topics including oil painting, the chemistry and techniques, color, abstraction, and composition in pastels, and life drawing and superficial anatomy for the artist. The artist maintains studios in Edisto Beach, SC and Newberry, SC.

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