William C. Houston

1005 W. Old A.J. Highway

New Market, TN 37820

Studio: 865.475.3286




Brief Biography

Professional Activities/
Exhibitions/ Awards

William C. Houston


Bachelor's Degree, Carson-Newman College, 1973

Master's Degree, University of South Carolina, 1974


Kappa Pi Excellence Award

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

Outstanding Graduate in Art at Carson-Newman College in 1973

Watercolor USA Award of Merit (two years) and Patron Purchase Award

Dogwood Arts Festival, Best in Show (three years) and Patron Purchase Award

Tennessee Watercolor Society Rechenbach Award

Watercolor USA Honor Society with Patron Purchase Award

Numerous other regional and national awards

Professional Activities and Exhibitions:

William C. Houston: Landscapes/A Retrospective 1977-2006
Bowie Arts Center, Erskine College, Due West, SC

Three Watercolor USA Exhibitions

Watercolor USA Honor Society

Tennessee State Museum, "Tennessee Landscape and Genre Painting 1801-1985"
(One of only six living artists whose work was exhibited)

Watercolor USA 1985 Patron Purchase, "Tennessee Landscape #117"
by the Dunnegan Gallery of Art. Bolivar, Missouri. Permanent Collection

Watercolor, "Tennessee Landscape #206" included in the Tennessee State Museum's permanent collection, 1999.

Works included in the following collections:

University of Tennessee
First American Bank
Tennessee Valley Authority
Kemper Financial Services
Hollister Medical Group
Arthur Anderson
Liberty Records
Dunnegan Gallery of American Art
Roy Acuff
United Telecom
American Automobile Manufacturers Association
Club International
Knoxville Children's Hospital
Pilot Oil Company
Aztex Oil Company
Northern Telecom
Commerce Bank of Springfield, MO.
J.C. Bradford & Co.
Harlan Printing
Opryland Hotel
Magnolia Studio
Numerous other corporate and private collections

Articles & Publications

“Homegrown artist” by Steve Marion, Standard Banner, Community 2001