Val Lyle Artist Studio
* Complex, But Not Complicated by Edward Rubin, NYArts Magazine
* Realists by Kevin Dean, Selby Gallery Sarasota Florida
* Female(s) Form(s) by Adam , William King Museum
* New Artist at Studios, William King Museum
* Val Lyle Explores 'These Truths: the brutal tenderness of appalachia'
* Swing into Val Lyle's Childhood
* Val Lyle Sculpture Installed in Knoxville
* 'Entwined Dancers' in Abingdon Park
* Festival's Signature Art Becomes Abingdon's Public Art
* Highlands Festival Names 2009 Signature Artist
* Review: Suzanne Stryk is 'Keeping An Eye On Things'
* IN FOCUS: The Art of Suzanne Stryk
* Caterpillar Crawl
* Officials Fear Abducted Caterpillars May Never Be Found
* Art in Public Places: People's Choice Award
* What Others Are Saying to the 'People's Choice' Award Winner...
* Art In Downtown Bristol Draws Varied Responses
*SOFA Chicago 2008 "Streams of Artistic Consciousness
* Chicago Arts & Culture
* IN FOCUS: Artists, Musicians Meet and Greet
* Art Basel Miami Beach
* Art in Public Places: Bristol Artist Receives Commission
2011 "Sanctuary" Solo Museum Exhibition announced at The Turchin Center, September 2011-Jan 2012, Boone NC.
2010 Val Lyle becomes Resident Artist at William King Museum, Abingdon, VA
2010 NYArts Magazine (Fall quarterly issue) full page via Art Critic Edward Rubin, Fall issue with image of cocklebur "Fetus."
2010 "Big Red Barn" 6 foot by 8 foot painting on raw linen sold to MeadowView Convention Center Collection.
2010 "Art in the Airport" Knoxville, TN juried by Steven Wicks, Knoxville Museum of Art painting sold via Arts Emporium.
2010 "Sanctuaries" exhibition evolves into large scale paintings. It's sixth venue is a solo exhibition at The Gallery in the Kingsport Rennaisance Center.
2010 "Tea Time for Darfur" cocklebur teaset sold via Morgan Gallery to the Kamm Teapot Foundation.
1/2010 The Immersion style Installation by Lyle "Sanctuaries" is installed at it's fifth venue Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA.
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.
7/2009-8/2009 "Sanctuaries II" Installation is exhibited at Carroll Reece Museum in Johnson City, TN.
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.
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.
5/2009 "Caterpillar Crawl", the permanent bronze public artworks by Val Lyle based on the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle are unveiled in downtown Bristol. Commissioned by The Junior League of Bristol TN/VA.
2/2009 William King Museum hosts an artist's talk including Val Lyle other artists in the Female(s) Form(s) Exhibition at WKM Feb 28th, 2009 at 4 pm.
1/2009 Virginia Highlands Festival names Val Lyle as 2009 Signature Artist.
1/2009-2/2009 Lyle had the first "Sages and Sanctuaries" solo exhibition at MECC (Mountain Empire Community College)
2008-2009 "People's Choice Award", Art in Public Places is given to "Feminine Entwinement" by Val Lyle
8/2008-4/2009 Lyle exhibited Contemporary Sculpture at The William King Museum from October 2008 to April 2009.
The exhibition entitled Female(s) Form(s) included seven prominent women artists.
Paul Ha, Director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (the Contemporary) has selected the eight foot tall sculpture titled "Feminine Entwinement" by Val Lyle to be featured at the Downtown Bristol Mural / Farmer's Market space for the
Val Lyle was selected by Antoine Guerrero, curator and director of PS-1 New York, http://ps1.org/ a part of MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art, NYC) to exhibit artwork in the highly competitive Positive/Negative Show.