September 2011-Jan 2012 "Sanctuary" Solo Museum Exhibition at The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone NC. Press Release click here
September 2010-March 2011 Solo exhibition a The Harvest Table Restaurant in Meadowview, Va, Award winning author Barbara Kingsolver's family restaurant.
NYArts Magazine Fall 2010 quarterly issue, included by Art Critic Edward Rubin in a 10 page print exhibition "Complex, but not Complicated"
October 26th, 2010 Opening reception for "Sanctuaries VI" Solo Exhibit at The Renaisance Center Art Gallery, Kingsport, TN
April 23 – October 21, 2010 "Arts in the Airport" Knoxville TN
juried by Steven Wicks of The Knoxville Museum of Art
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April 9th-May 29th, Morgan Contemporary Gallery "Tea Pots! 4th Invitational" 5833 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA click here to view images
Arts & Culture Members Show, May 7-28, 2010 at The Emporium Center,
100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville TN click here for more info
1/20/2010 "Sanctuaries V" Solo exhibit at Virginia Intermont College, gallery talk Friday Feb 5th 5pm.
1/15/2010 "Realists" Exhibition opens at Selby Gallery in Sarasota, FL in January 2010. Extensive catalog will include images of Lyle's "Tea Time for Darfur".
11/6/2009 Permanent Bronze Sculpture unveiled in downtown Knoxville, TN November 6th 2009. Almost three years in the making, "Innocence Remembered" is the Light of Hope Monument commissioned by CASA of East Tennessee. Designed and created by Val Lyle.
10/2009-2/2010 Ray Kass juries "Aileen's Window" (7.5 feet tall by 5 feet wide painting) by Lyle into the "From These Hills" biannual exhibition at William King Museum, Abingdon VA, opening October 2009 and running through Feb 14th, 2010.
10/2009-11/2009 The Immersion style Installation by Lyle "Sanctuaries" is installed at the fourth venue in 2009, APPALSHOP during October and November 2009 as part of their 40th Birthday celebration.
9/2009 Mid South Sculpture Conference hosts jurors Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse who give Lyle's "Tea Time for Darfur" top prize and cash award for indoor sculpture, along with Ron Gard's metal composition, September 19th,2009.
8/2009-9/2009 "Sanctuaries III" Immersion Installation opens at the Arts Depot in Abingdon, VA, including large scale projections and live music.
The eight foot tall sculpture "Entwined Dancers" is formally given to the town of Abingdon, Va and is installed in it's permanent location on Main Street. It is made of kevlar air craft carrier rope from Norfolk, Va.
6/2009 Tennessee Arts Commission grants Val Lyle partial funding for a catalog to document her works in the "Sanctuaries" exhibitions. Introduction written by Derek Guthrie, essays by Venus Zarris and Kathleen Grover, the full color 28 page publication is titled "These Truths: the brutal tenderness of appalachia" copyright 2009. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and select museum and art gift shops.
7/2009 "Feminine Entwinement", the eight foot tall sculpture made of tug boat rope, is re-located in downtown Bristol after AIPP asks to keep "The People's Choice" for another year.
5/2009 Lyle installs 10 small bronzes in downtown Bristol, TN/VA for "The Caterpillar Crawl", a family friendly year-round scavenger hunt based on the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and sponsored by The Junior league of Bristol TN/VA, October 2009.