Skip Rohde

Skip Rohde

Asheville, NC, United States

About Skip Rohde

Skip Rohde was an officer in the Navy for over 22 years before becoming a full-time artist. His paintings have won recognition and awards in solo, juried, and curated exhibitions across the eastern half of the United States. In addition, he was the courtroom artist for WLOS-TV in Asheville, NC, and served as the first President of Asheville's River District Artists for three years. Skip served as a civilian reconstruction program manager in Iraq for 18 months and created a number of paintings about the experience. Later, he was a governance advisor with the State Department in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, for a year. His “Faces of Afghanistan” drawings, a collection of 50 small-scale sketches done mostly from life, have been exhibited in six colleges and universities. Skip currently works out of a studio in the Asheville area and his wife says he can’t go to war zones anymore.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015: “Faces of Afghanistan”, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC.
2015: “Faces of Afghanistan”, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC.
2014: “Faces of Afghanistan”, Ohio University Zanesville and Ohio University Eastern
2014: “Faces of Afghanistan”, Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC.
2013: “Ten Years”, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
2012: “Faces of Afghanistan”, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
2008: “Old Times”, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Knoxville, TN.
2008: “Meditation on War”, Madison County Arts Council, Marshall, NC.
2007: “Meditation on War”, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN.
2007: “Meditation on War”, Boardroom Gallery, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC.
2003: "Up Close and Personal", Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
2003: "Old Times", University of North Carolina at Asheville.


SELECTED CURATED, JURIED, AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015: “Carolina’s Got Art!”, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC.
2014: “Colors of Aspiration: The Flag in Contemporary Art”, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN.
2014: “Mayhem”, Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA.
2014: “Remote Sites of War”, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.
2014: “EQUAL: Modern Family in Contemporary Art”, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN.
2013: “Veterans Art Program”, the Pentagon.
2013: “Citizen - Soldier - Citizen”, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN.
2013: “The FL3TCH3R Exhibit”, juried exhibit, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN.
2013: “Thought-Provoking Art by Six UNCA Alumni”, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC.
2008: “The Bold and the Beautiful”, Arts Council of Henderson County, Hendersonville, NC.
2008: “Iraq Memorial National Competition”, Art Cries Out, www.artcriesout.com. Winner.
2007: “National Juried Exhibition”, Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN.
2007: “35th Competition for Carolina Artists”, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC. Second Place.
2007: “Dimensions 2007”, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC.
2007: “29th Annual Artists’ Exhibition”, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, North Carolina. Honorable Mention.
2006: “Southeastern Juried Exhibition”, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL.
2006: "34th Competition for Carolina Artists", Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC. First Place.
2005: "33rd Competition for North Carolina Artists", Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC.
2005: “Art About Women”, Full Circle Arts, Hickory, NC. Sponsor’s Choice Award.
2004: “Self-Portraits 2004”, Northwest Cultural Council, Barrington, IL.
2004: "32nd Competition for North Carolina Artists", Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC.
2003: "Artists of Asheville", Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC.
2003: "Halpert Biennial", Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC.
2003: "Artists of the 21st Century", West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt, TN.