Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC


Along with Ben Long and other faculty members of the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, I will be  exhibiting work in their fundraising event sponsored by the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. Pass this along to friends in Charleston.

Luce et Colore

Feb 10-12, 2012

Opening: Friday night

Noon – 7pm Saturday

Noon – 5pm Sunday Sunday

FALC faculty work will be displayed at the home – studio of Jill Hooper, a guest teacher at FALC here in Asheville. The artists will all donate a percentage of sales to benefit  the  Gibbes Museum of Art’s fund-raising campaign.

Artists along with Jill Hooper will  include: Ben Long, John Dempsey, Roger Nelson, Michael Smith, Rebecca King, JP Sullivan, Nick Raynolds and Christopher Holt.  I will have three pieces on exhibit.

Jill Hooper’s  studio is located at 13 Broadstreet, Charelston, SC:  2nd floor, between Oak Restaurant and East Bay Street.

Back in the Studio


Just back from J.C. Campbell Folk School, in Brasstown, NC.

Turned out to be a mixed media class, with two students using acrylics and one textile collage artist painting her fabric with light sensitive fabric paint and three oil painters. Students went from 4 x 6″ to as large as 3 x 5′ working from photos, drawings and value studies meanwhile learning some new techniques in their medium of choice, new applications and with great results. As soon as we have the photos sorted, we will have them here so you can see the results.

Masters Class Oil Painting

Campbell Folk School – Masters’ Class.  January 22 – 27, 2012.  Studio Composition: Design for Larger Work.  Gain methods for managing problems with enlargement of two-dimensional work. Continuity, perspective and scale are issues that come into focus with increased size. Work from original sketches (figurative or landscape), enlarge them to create a cartoon to be transposed to any surfae.

Color and value, paint mixing and selection of style and techniques will also be covered. For intermediate or advance painter i n oil or acrylics.  Week long advanced  and intermediate classes in the midst of the southeast’s finest schools.  1- 800 – 365 – 5724 or  register online.

I have been teaching at Folk School for over 20 years and it’s a marvelous experience with a beautiful campus, even in winter. Located in Brasstown, NC just north of the Georgia border in western corner of the mountain region, the valley is full of fantastic views with several historic buildings. Known as a heritage craft and  regional music school, and founded on Danish rural education principles, it’s a really vital and inspiring community.  This is an intensive, with lots of time in their functional and comfortable painting studio. There are still spaces available and I’d love to work with you to show you how to work big!

John Mac Kah – Exhibit at Coca-Cola HQ in Atlanta


Three of my paintings will be on exhibit in Atlanta at the Coca Cola headquarters during January 2012. They will then be offered at auction to benefit the John C. Campbell Folk School, where I teach annually, located in Brasstown, NC. The auction will take place on February 4, 2012 at:

Woodward Art Center

1280 Peachtree St. NE

Atlanta, Georgia

Click here for more information.