About Dave

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Dave Appleman received both his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.  With his career as a professional artist spanning over 50 years, he has had numerous exhibitions at museums, galleries, and special events throughout the United States.  He has received numerous awards and is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who in the South and Southeast, and Who’s Who in American Art

Dave also served for 13 years as Chairman in the Division of Art and Design at Bob Jones University after his 29-year tenure as a professor within the same Division.

        Notable Exhibitions & Events
        • The South Carolina State Art Collection
        • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Collection
        • Jeff Gordon Personal Collection
        • Prisma Health Collection, Greenville, South Carolina
        • The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina (add hyperlink to this https://thejohnsoncollection.org/david-appleman/)
        • Hampton III Gallery, Resident Artist (add hyperlink to this https://www.hamptoniiigallery.com/david-appleman)
        • Mary Praytor Gallery, Greenville, South Carolina (add hyperlink to this http://www.marypraytorgallery.com/)
        • Maclaren Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
        • Hampton III Gallery Solo Exhibits, Taylors, South Carolina
        • Greenville Annual Open Studios
        • Asheville Art Museum
        • Pickens County Museum of Art & History
        • Metropolitan Arts Council Member
        • Sense of Design Legacy Exhibit, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
        • Francis Marion University Exhibit
        • Massillon Museum Purchase Award, Massillon, OH
        • Commission Purchase, Appalachian Corridors, Exhibition
        • Florence Museum, Florence, SC
        • SC Arts Commission Building, Columbia, SC
        • Westinghouse Corporation
        • Pee Dee State Bank, SC
        • South Carolina National Bank, Greenville, SC
        • Appalachian Corridors, Charleston WV
        • Sunoco Oil
        • Bernhardt Industries, Lenoir, NC
        • First Federal Savings & Loan, Greenville, SC
        • George T Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
        • Gibbes Gallery, Charleston, SC
        • Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
        • Columbia Museum, Columbia, SC
        • High Museum Art Shop, Atlanta, GA
        • State College of Arkansas, AR

        Notable Exhibitions & Events:

        • The South Carolina State Art Collection
        • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Collection
        • Jeff Gordon Personal Collection
        • USC School of Medicine, Greenville, SC
        • The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC (add hyperlink to this https://thejohnsoncollection.org/david-appleman/)
        • Hampton III Gallery, Resident Artist (add hyperlink to this https://www.hamptoniiigallery.com/david-appleman)
        • Mary Praytor Gallery, Greenville, SC (add hyperlink to this http://www.marypraytorgallery.com/)
        • Maclaren Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO
        • Hampton III Gallery Solo Exhibits, Taylors, SC
        • Greenville Annual Open Studios
        • Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
        • Pickens County Museum of Art & History
        • Metropolitan Arts Council Member
              • Sense of Design Legacy Exhibit, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
              • Francis Marion University Exhibit
              • Massillon Museum Purchase Award, Massillon, OH
              • Commission Purchase, Appalachian Corridors, Exhibition
              • Florence Museum, Florence, SC
              • SC Arts Commission Building, Columbia, SC
              • Westinghouse Corporation
              • Pee Dee State Bank, SC
              • South Carolina National Bank, Greenville, SC
              • Appalachian Corridors, Charleston WV
              • Sunoco Oil
              • Bernhardt Industries, Lenoir, NC
              • First Federal Savings & Loan, Greenville, SC
              • George T Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
              • Gibbes Gallery, Charleston, SC
              • Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
              • Columbia Museum, Columbia, SC
              • High Museum Art Shop, Atlanta, GA
              • State College of Arkansas, AR

                    About His Work

                    Paintings

                    Hard-edge and free-hand, most are floral without a specific type of plant and others are abstract geometric forms.  All rely on a composition of balanced shapes and colors and a sense of design that is fundamental to all media of art.

                    Sculptures

                    Primary sculpture materials include soapstone, pipestone, marble, and alabaster.  Subject matter consists of geometric or bird forms with movement using the simplicity of integrated forms and structural designs.  Line, form, balance, rhythm, harmony, and contrast are the basic principles that play major roles in the sculptures.

                    Prints

                    Beginning as a collage of various textured canvases mounted on illustration board, the collage plate is inked, overlaid with printing paper, and run through a press.  Each limited edition print is hand-colored with most having a heraldic cross-like theme while some are floral.  Design and texture are key.

                    Jewelry

                    Fabrication using silver solder and lost wax casting are the two main processes used to create the jewelry.  Intarsia, a mosaic design technique, is used to set semi-precious stones into a metal framework.  Earrings are made of various metals and incorporate an acid etching process.  Texture and a sense of design are paramount to each piece.

                    Special Commission

                    In 1999, Dave designed and executed an external bas-relief brick sculpture for the facade of the newly constructed Sargent Art Building on the campus of Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC. The theme of biblical creation, fitting for a building where art students create, was carried out using more than 1,200 bricks.

                    For information & pricing contact Dave Appleman at:

                    dappleart@yahoo.com

                    Greenville, SC

                    ~ Soli Deo Gloria ~