Biography of Timothy R. Poe

Timothy Poe

Timothy Poe

Timothy Poe Studio
1200 10th St. W
Birmingham, Al. 35204

Email: timothypoe23@gmail.com
Instagram: timothypoe23
Website: www.thomasproject.org
Phone: 205-240-9429

1996 - 2018

Timothy Poe is an Alabama native residing in Birmingham. After serving in the Coast Guard 1978-82, he established a antique furniture restoration business in Galveston, Tx. and relocated to Birmingham in 1989. Self taught decorative painting skills allowed for a flexible schedule while earning a BA in Art Studio while attending the University of Alabama.

He attended the Pilchuck Glass School during the summer of 1995. After earning his BA in Art Studio from UAB in 1996, he developed a multi media working studio in the coal testing lab at the dormant Republic Steel Works (www.thomasproject.org) in the confines of Wade Sand and Gravel, Birmingham, Al. He was the first artist to restore & convert one of the historic buildings at Thomas /  Republic Steel facility into a studio space.

 

His aesthetic artistic focus was then and still remains multi media objects made in two and three dimensions with the primary medium glass, cast, blown, clear plate glass and mirror.

 

In 2006 he developed “Antique Mirror Patina Solution”, a unique process for distressing and imprinting the silver / reflective coating on new mirror. This process used by individuals / artists to create special effects using new mirror and led to the development of a new style of decorative and fine art utilizing the reflective surface of new mirror.

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION: 1996 – 2018

Park + Eight Fine Art Gallery, Forth Worth, Tx.

Sarah West & Associates, Houston, Tx.

Allison Mueller, Senior Art Consultant

Corporate Artworks, Chicago, Il.

Renner Gallery, Austin, Tx.

Gallery Services, Birmingham, Alabama

Drew McGukin Interiors, N.Y., N.Y.

Stark Galleries, Atlanta, Ga.

Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

Gallerie Alegria, Mountain Brook, Alabama

D.O.C.S. Gallery. New Orleans, La.

Ward Nasse Gallery, New York, New York.Littlehouse Galleries, Homewood, Alabama

Gallerie Alegria, Mountain Brook, Alabama

Hotel Brazil, Mountain Brook, Alabama

Gallerie Dorita, Atlanta, GeorgiaD.O.C.S. Gallery, New Orleans, La.Le Saint’s Gallerie, Prague Czech Republic

Bare Hands Gallery-Birmingham, Alabama

Fusion Gallery-Seaside, Florida

Tojo Gallery-Seaside, FloridaEclectic Electric Gallery-Atlanta, Georgia

Vazada Studios-Birmingham, Alabama

Gallery at LeAnn's-Montgomery, Alabama

Soho Gallery-Pensacola, Florida

110 Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.


Exhibitions: 1996 -2018

Chicago Art, The Women’s Board / Antique & Jewelry show/ merchandise mart…Chicago, Il. May-2018

Round Top / Jimmys’ venue at Excess… April-2018

Fort Worth Art, Antique & Jewelry Show… January- 2017

Round Top / The Arbors… April 2016

Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charlston S.C. “Sojourn-2015”

Stark Galleries, Atlanta, Ga., Featured Artist, September 2014

Leonard Davenport Online, Bridge Hampton, N.Y. 2015

Huntington College-Montgomery, Alabama.
Contemplating“Justice”.

National Juried Exhibition.
X-8 group show, Birmingham Art Association.
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival-Birmingham, Alabama
Thomas Project, Spring Show, Birmingham Alabama
Alabama State Council of the Arts, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama,


Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham Al.

Altamont School, Birmingham Al.

Timothy Poe Gallery, Birmingham, Al., January through May 2002

Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham, Alabama

Thomas Project, Fall Show- Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham Juried Annual
Student Exhibition. "Black Belt," Award of Distinction.


University of Alabama at Birmingham Juried Annual
Student Exhibition.

St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center, Birmingham, AL
*Solo exhibition.

Jewish Community Center, Birmingham, AL
*Solo exhibition.
Der Wunder-Kommer. Pilchuck Glass School.

Alabama State Council of the Arts, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery

COMMISSIONS:

Illumin 8 / Sidewalk Film Festival. Mural canvas project. 2003

Karen and Aileen Bouchard, post modern style walnut bed with pewter inlay. 2003

Karen and Aileen Bouchard, Exterior modernists style aluminum / glass gates. 2002
2002 to present… Various commissions in 2 / 3 dimensional objects including:

“Golden Cloud” -52 inch dia. / eglomise’ w reflective elements

Sarah West Designs, 2018

“Flow” 2016- Eglomise’ w reflective elements / BJCC. Birmingham, Al.

“Morning Flight” 2014 - Eglomise’ w reflective elements / Grand View Hospital, Birmingham, Al.

Robin and Caroline Wade. Exterior ornamental steels and glass door. 2001

Sidewalk Film Festival. Presentation awards. 2000 / 2001

Wade Sand and Gravel. Photo essay of quarry operations. 2000

East Thomas Community. Community marquee, brick and stainless steel. 2000

Robin and Caroline Wade, Stainless Steel Architectural sculptures. 2000

Kevin Godwin. Mural / backdrop painting for “Dead Cel Factor” band. 2000

Southeast Post Productions, Birmingham Al. Multimedia relief’s produced for “Apogee” an independent film by John Richardson. 2000

BIG communications, Birningham, Al. Adey presentation award. 2000

Harold & Joy Ososfski, New Orleans, La.
Cast Glass Fire Place Screen Covers. 1999/2000

Robin Wade, Birmingham, Alabama. Office Desk, 1999

Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Presentation Awards. 1999

Herb & Ellie Sklenar, Birmingham, Alabama. Cast Glass Sculpture. 1999

Thomas & Shasta Brander, Birmingham, Alabama. Lead Crystal Protrait of daughter. 1998

Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, Birmingham, Alabama. Outdoor bronze sculpture.
1997.
Beth Sahlie, Birmingham, Alabama. Lead crystal portrait, 1997.

PERFORMANCE ART:

2003 Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, Virginia Sanford Theater, Birmingham. 2003

2003 Illumine 8 Birmingham, Al. Interactive UV painting.

2002 A murder is announced. Dinner theater, Homewood Library

2002 Work Play Birmingham Alabama. Interactive UV light painting

2002 Spinning into Butter – Drama at Birmingham Festival Theater. Jan.7 through Feb. 3.

1999 Illumia 8 - B&A warehouse, Birmingham Alabama.
Interactive UV painting. An interactive dance party; during a four hour period I painted an 8’ diameter satellite dish with Florissant paints and chalk.

1999
Steel City Galleries*
During selected Spin Cycling Classes at Steel City Fitness, I created spontaneous fluorescent chalk drawings. High-energy music choreographed by the spin instructor created an event considered a new performance art / happening in Birmingham, a performance art/happening.

BENEFIT AUCTIONS:

2017 The Womens Board charity auction, Jacksonville, Fl. 

2004 thru 2018 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction

2003 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction
2002 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction
2002 Altamonte School Benefit auction
2002 Summerfest Cabaret benefit auction
2001 Studio by the Tracks benefit auction
2001 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction
2001 Oasis Women’s Center benefit auction
2000 Studio by the Tracks benefit auction
2000 Arlington School Benefit auction
2001 Rotary Club International
2000 Oasis Women’s Center benefit auction
1999 Leukemia Society Benefit auction
1999 Cancer Society Benefit auction
1997, 1998 Birmingham Botanical Garden Auxiliary-Birmingham, Alabama
1996-1998"You Gotta Have Art" Birmingham AIDS Outreach

TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

Birmingham, Alabama

2002 Alabama public Television, Alabama at Work Series
1999 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt
1998 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt
1997 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt

MEDIA ARTICLES/REVIEWS:

“Trophies” Lee Ann Monitor, Birmingham Post Herald, October 6, 2000 PP 8-B, 6-B
"Billy Idol" Patrick Garman, Managerie Magazine, Vol. 25, May 1999, pp 10,11
"Industrial Strength Art," Nancy Raabe, The Birmingham News, May 23, 1999, PP. 1F, 10F.
"Arts Round-up," Jane Longshore, Black & White, May 13-26, 1999, p. 18.
"The Thomas Project, the Ruins of Birmingham’s Industrial Roots," Steve Smith, Fun & Stuff, May 1999, p. 10.
"Awards," Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Souvenir Program, May 7-9, 1999, p. 8.
"Electrifying Art," McKenzie Wren, Atlanta 30306, March, 1998, pp. 18-19.
"Canvas," Birmingham Magazine, November, 1998, p. 24.
"Making Art at Wade Sand and Gravel," Nancy Raabe, The Birmingham News, June 1, 1997, pp. 1F, 10F.
"Spotlight Artist: Tim Poe," Chuck Hinson, The DeFuniak Herald, October 23, 1997, P. 4-C.
"Crystal Sculptures Tell Artist Story," Michelle Finley, Over the Mountain Journal, November 6, 1997.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Robin and Caroline Wade, Birmingham, Al.
Altamonte School, Birmingham, Alabama. June 17, 2001
Nall
Dr Sam Barker, Birmingham, Al
John D Saxon, Birmingham, Al.
Louise Fletcher, Los Angeles, Ca. Glass Sculpture.
Harold & Joy Ososfski, New Orleans, La. Glass Sculpture.
Mr. Will Ratliff, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.
Mr. Charles Collins, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, Birmingham, Alabama. Bronze sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin Wade, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockham, Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bailey, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.
St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands, Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.
Mr. William Taylor, Ono Island, Alabama. Studio glass and multi-media sculpture.

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Best in show / 2-D, Mixed Media.  44th Annual South Chamber Art Festival, Miami, Fla.

 

Member of the Board, Thomas Coke Works Project, 1997.

I was the first full-time artist chosen to develop studio space at the former Republic Steel Works, Birmingham, Alabama. This historically significant facility is developing as an environment where artists of varied disciplines are restoring the buildings of Republic Steel to serve as studio space. My studio consists of the former coal testing lab and an adjacent rail car shed, that which was fully restored during the summer of 1996. Construction of a metal casting furnace, glass-casting furnace, burnout oven, annealing and casting ovens using primarily discarded materials and implements from institutional auctions.

SELECTED LECTURES AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Birmingham Museum of Art. “ Introduction to Glass Blowing.”
Assistant to Matt Jenke. 1999

Birmingham Museum of Art,

Contemporary Collectors' Guild
September 1997

 A Brief History of the Studio Art Glass Movement

Birmingham Museum of Art
January 1996

Introduction to Gilding/Gold Leaf Techniques

University of Alabama at Birmingham Special Studies
September 1994

Introduction to Decorative Painting Techniques
September 1995 Advanced Decorative Painting Techniques

Alabama Art Supply
October 1993

EDUCATION

University of Alabama at Birmingham.
B.A. in Art Studio 1996.

Pilchuck Glass School. 1995.
Object, Image, Language (juried class); emphasis in glass casting & mold-making techniques.
Instructors: Steven Paul Day & Maria Porges.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION: 1996 – 2018

Park + Eight Fine Art Gallery, Forth Worth, Tx. Sarah West & Associates, Houston, Tx. Allison Mueller, Senior Art Consultant Corporate Artworks, Chicago, Il. Renner Gallery, Austin, Tx. Gallery Services, Birmingham, Alabama Drew McGukin Interiors, N.Y., N.Y. Stark Galleries, Atlanta, Ga. Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama Gallerie Alegria, Mountain Brook, Alabama D.O.C.S. Gallery. New Orleans, La. Ward Nasse Gallery, New York, New York.

Littlehouse Galleries, Homewood, Alabama

Gallerie Alegria, Mountain Brook, Alabama

Hotel Brazil, Mountain Brook, Alabama Gallerie Dorita, Atlanta, Georgia

D.O.C.S. Gallery, New Orleans, La.

Le Saint’s Gallerie, Prague Czech Republic

Bare Hands Gallery-Birmingham, Alabama

Fusion Gallery-Seaside, Florida
Tojo Gallery-Seaside, Florida

Eclectic Electric Gallery-Atlanta, Georgia

Vazada Studios-Birmingham, Alabama

Gallery at LeAnn's-Montgomery, Alabama

Soho Gallery-Pensacola, Florida
110 Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

EXHIBITIONS: 1996 - 2018

Chicago Art, The Women’s Board / Antique & Jewelry show/ merchandise mart…Chicago, Il. May-2018

Round Top / Jimmys’ venue at Excess… April-2018 Fort Worth Art, Antique & Jewelry Show… January- 2017 Round Top / The Arbors… April 2016

Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charlston S.C. “Sojourn-2015” Stark Galleries, Atlanta, Ga., Featured Artist, September 2014 Leonard Davenport Online, Bridge Hampton, N.Y. 2015 Huntington College-Montgomery, Alabama.
Contemplating“Justice”. National Juried Exhibition.
X-8 group show, Birmingham Art Association.
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival-Birmingham, Alabama
Thomas Project, Spring Show, Birmingham Alabama
Alabama State Council of the Arts, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama,
Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham Al.
Altamont School, Birmingham Al.
Timothy Poe Gallery, Birmingham, Al., January through May 2002 Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham, Alabama
Thomas Project, Fall Show- Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham Juried Annual
Student Exhibition. "Black Belt," Award of Distinction.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Juried Annual
Student Exhibition.
St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center, Birmingham, AL
*Solo exhibition.
Jewish Community Center, Birmingham, AL
*Solo exhibition.
Der Wunder-Kommer. Pilchuck Glass School.
Alabama State Council of the Arts, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery

COMMISSIONS

Illumin 8 / Sidewalk Film Festival. Mural canvas project. 2003

Karen and Aileen Bouchard, post modern style walnut bed with pewter inlay. 2003

Karen and Aileen Bouchard, Exterior modernists style aluminum / glass gates. 2002
2002 to present… Various commissions in 2 / 3 dimensional objects including: “Golden Cloud” -52 inch dia. / eglomise’ w reflective elements Sarah West Designs, 2018 “Flow” 2016- Eglomise’ w reflective elements / BJCC. Birmingham, Al.
“Morning Flight” 2014 - Eglomise’ w reflective elements / Grand View Hospital, Birmingham, Al.

Robin and Caroline Wade. Exterior ornamental steels and glass door. 2001

Sidewalk Film Festival. Presentation awards. 2000 / 2001

Wade Sand and Gravel. Photo essay of quarry operations. 2000

East Thomas Community. Community marquee, brick and stainless steel. 2000

Robin and Caroline Wade, Stainless Steel Architectural sculptures. 2000

Kevin Godwin. Mural / backdrop painting for “Dead Cel Factor” band. 2000

Southeast Post Productions, Birmingham Al. Multimedia relief’s produced for “Apogee” an independent film by John Richardson. 2000

BIG communications, Birningham, Al. Adey presentation award. 2000

Harold & Joy Ososfski, New Orleans, La.
Cast Glass Fire Place Screen Covers. 1999/2000

Robin Wade, Birmingham, Alabama. Office Desk, 1999

Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Presentation Awards. 1999

Herb & Ellie Sklenar, Birmingham, Alabama. Cast Glass Sculpture. 1999

Thomas & Shasta Brander, Birmingham, Alabama. Lead Crystal Protrait of daughter. 1998

Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, Birmingham, Alabama. Outdoor bronze sculpture.
1997.

Beth Sahlie, Birmingham, Alabama. Lead crystal portrait, 1997.

PERFORMANCE ART

2003 Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, Virginia Sanford Theater, Birmingham. 2003

2003 Illumine 8 Birmingham, Al. Interactive UV painting.

2002 A murder is announced. Dinner theater, Homewood Library

2002 Work Play Birmingham Alabama. Interactive UV light painting

2002 Spinning into Butter – Drama at Birmingham Festival Theater. Jan.7 through Feb. 3.

1999 Illumia 8 - B&A warehouse, Birmingham Alabama.
Interactive UV painting. An interactive dance party; during a four hour period I painted an 8’ diameter satellite dish with Florissant paints and chalk.

1999
Steel City Galleries*
During selected Spin Cycling Classes at Steel City Fitness, I created spontaneous fluorescent chalk drawings. High-energy music choreographed by the spin instructor created an event considered a new performance art / happening in Birmingham, a performance art/happening.

BENEFIT AUCTIONS

2017 The Womens Board charity auction, Jacksonville, Fl.

2004 thru 2018 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction 2003 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction

2002 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction

2002 Altamonte School Benefit auction

2002 Summerfest Cabaret benefit auction

2001 Studio by the Tracks benefit auction

2001 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction

2001 Oasis Women’s Center benefit auction

2000 Studio by the Tracks benefit auction

2000 Arlington School Benefit auction

2001 Rotary Club International

2000 Oasis Women’s Center benefit auction

1999 Leukemia Society Benefit auction

1999 Cancer Society Benefit auction

1997, 1998 Birmingham Botanical Garden Auxiliary-Birmingham, Alabama

1996-1998"You Gotta Have Art" Birmingham AIDS Outreach

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

Birmingham, Alabama 2002 Alabama public Television, Alabama at Work Series
1999 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt
1998 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt
1997 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt

MEDIA ARTICLES/REVIEWS

Trophies” Lee Ann Monitor, Birmingham Post Herald, October 6, 2000 PP 8-B, 6-B

"Billy Idol" Patrick Garman, Managerie Magazine, Vol. 25, May 1999, pp 10,11

"Industrial Strength Art," Nancy Raabe, The Birmingham News, May 23, 1999, PP. 1F, 10F.

"Arts Round-up," Jane Longshore, Black & White, May 13-26, 1999, p. 18.

"The Thomas Project, the Ruins of Birmingham’s Industrial Roots," Steve Smith, Fun & Stuff, May 1999, p. 10.

"Awards," Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Souvenir Program, May 7-9, 1999, p. 8.

"Electrifying Art," McKenzie Wren, Atlanta 30306, March, 1998, pp. 18-19.

"Canvas," Birmingham Magazine, November, 1998, p. 24.

"Making Art at Wade Sand and Gravel," Nancy Raabe, The Birmingham News, June 1, 1997, pp. 1F, 10F.

"Spotlight Artist: Tim Poe," Chuck Hinson, The DeFuniak Herald, October 23, 1997, P. 4-C.

"Crystal Sculptures Tell Artist Story," Michelle Finley, Over the Mountain Journal, November 6, 1997.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Robin and Caroline Wade, Birmingham, Al.

Altamonte School, Birmingham, Alabama. June 17, 2001

Nall

Dr Sam Barker, Birmingham, Al

John D Saxon, Birmingham, Al.

Louise Fletcher, Los Angeles, Ca. Glass Sculpture.

Harold & Joy Ososfski, New Orleans, La. Glass Sculpture.

Mr. Will Ratliff, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.

Mr. Charles Collins, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.

Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, Birmingham, Alabama. Bronze sculpture.

Mr. and Mrs. Robin Wade, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockham, Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bailey, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.

St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands, Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.

Mr. William Taylor, Ono Island, Alabama. Studio glass and multi-media sculpture.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Best in show / 2-D, Mixed Media. 44th Annual South Chamber Art Festival, Miami, Fla.

Member of the Board, Thomas Coke Works Project, 1997.

I was the first full-time artist chosen to develop studio space at the former Republic Steel Works, Birmingham, Alabama. This historically significant facility is developing as an environment where artists of varied disciplines are restoring the buildings of Republic Steel to serve as studio space. My studio consists of the former coal testing lab and an adjacent rail car shed, that which was fully restored during the summer of 1996. Construction of a metal casting furnace, glass-casting furnace, burnout oven, annealing and casting ovens using primarily discarded materials and implements from institutional auctions.

SELECTED LECTURES AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Birmingham Museum of Art. “ Introduction to Glass Blowing.”
Assistant to Matt Jenke. 1999

Birmingham Museum of Art, Contemporary Collectors' Guild
September 1997 A Brief History of the Studio Art Glass Movement

Birmingham Museum of Art
January 1996 Introduction to Gilding/Gold Leaf Techniques

University of Alabama at Birmingham Special Studies
September 1994 Introduction to Decorative Painting Techniques
September 1995 Advanced Decorative Painting Techniques

Alabama Art Supply
October 1993

EDUCATION

University of Alabama at Birmingham.
B.A. in Art Studio 1996.

Pilchuck Glass School. 1995.
Object, Image, Language (juried class); emphasis in glass casting & mold-making techniques.
Instructors: Steven Paul Day & Maria Porges.