Looking for upcoming news, workshops, art lessons, and events? This is the place! Nationally renowned watercolor artist, Alan Shuptrine, regularly offers watercolor lessons, workshops, and here at the gallery, as well as at your location, museum art education center, or other venue. His programming also includes demonstrations and gallery walk-throughs, as well as book signings and lectures for his Independently Published, Award Winning book, I Come From A Place, written with best-selling author, Jennifer Pharr Davis. Please check back often as we try to frequently update with new events!





Alan Shuptrine offers a range of fun workshops! He offers watercolor workshops for beginners through advanced, for groups up to 15. He also offers gilding workshop in which participants can learn the ancient methods of water gilding, and leave with their own gilded object! If you are interested in having Alan provide your group workshop, please email for options and pricing! If you are interested in attending a workshop, check below and see what’s scheduled!     

2020 workshops

Thursday, September 10th, 2020:
7:30 pm, join Alan Shuptrine on our Shuptrine’s Gallery FB Page!

 Join nationally acclaimed watercolor artist, Alan Shuptrine for an evening of Whiskey & Watercolor! 
Sponsored by Chattanooga Whiskey, Alan will be enjoying a taste of Chattanooga Whiskey’s Cask 111, while demonstrating watercolor techniques found in his painting, Tenure. Comment on the post during the Live feed and receive a 10% voucher to Chattanooga Whiskey! Pour a glass and join us!

A VIRTUAL Watercolor Workshop with The Booth Western Art Museum

Join nationally acclaimed watercolorist, Alan Shuptrine for an afternoon of “No Fear Watercolor”! He will offer instruction on loose watercolor and beginning techniques. All artists, beginner and intermediate are welcome! He will discuss several aspects of painting with watercolor, including shadows/depth/color and detail. Minimum of 2 students, Maximum of 10 students.

FEE: $60 for Booth Museum Members, $85 for not-yet-members. 

Students will receive Zoom link, ID, and password prior to the class

Reservations made by clicking HERE

For the Supply List, please click HERE

Tennessee Craft Week, October 6th & 8th, 2020

October 2-11, 2020 is Tennessee Craft Week, sponsored by Tennessee Craft and is a collection of craft events and happenings across the state each October. The purpose is to connect and celebrate craft artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them.

Join us at Shuptrine’s Gallery for a Week of Gold Leaf and Restoration with master craftsman and gilder, Alan Shuptrine! 3 different events to attend! All events are hosted at Shuptrine’s Gallery, located at 2613 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408

October 6th – 8th, Tennessee Craft Week Events at Shuptrine’s Gallery!

Tuesday, October 6th, 12:00 pm- 1:00pm: Alan will provide a carving demonstration and a demonstration of the methods of water gilding and will allow viewers to enjoy a hands-on opportunity to experience this lost art! Please call ahead to reserve a spot in order to maintain social distancing!

Wednesday, October 7th, Open House, 10-4pm, An Open House featuring works by Vickie Jourdan, Alan Shuptrine, Robert Calcagno, Karen Brown, and other fine American artists.

Thursday, October 8th, 5:00pm: Open House and Water Gilding of floral vases with local florist! Hands on event to create a perfect gilded floral arrangement! $20 / person, please call for reservations 423-266-4453 or email for more information! 

All events will take place at Shuptrine’s Gallery, 2613 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37408. Call (423) 266-4453 or email for questions or to make your reservation!

In celebration of Tennessee Craft Week, Shuptrine’s is offering a week of Gold Leaf and Restorations! We have 3 days of events listed below. Come and join us for this hands-on, handcrafted event!

October 16-17 (Friday & Saturday), 2020, Greenville, SC
at The Greenville Center for Creative Arts

You will learn to interpret and recreate realistic watercolor landscapes and waterscapes. You will learn to utilize the white of the paper to create dramatic light and shadow. With a focus on water and the reflecting light, this workshop will cover instruction for all levels! For those who have ever been intimidated by watercolor, Alan will help build confidence as students develop their paintings.

-Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th, 2020; Greenville Center for Creative Arts

-10am – 4pm, with a break for lunch provided

–Workshop Fee: $275.00

-All levels are welcome.

-To register, please CLICK HERE

-For any questions, please call 864-735-3948 ext. 4 or email

– For the Supply List, please click HERE

A VIRTUAL zoom Watercolor Workshop
Thursday, December 3

join us for an upcoming 2-hour, virtual Zoom watercolor lesson with renowned artist, Alan Shuptrine!

Thursday, December 3rd the 2-hour workshop will be from 9am - 11am, EST. This lesson will focus on Winter landscapes. Alan will provide in-depth direction, as well as individual direction if desired. Alan will provide a sketch prior to the class. This class is geared towards all levels of beginner, intermediate and advanced. The cost is $40 for the 2 hours and is payable via the app Venmo to his account, @Alan-Shuptrine.

If you are interested in participating, please email by DECEMBER 2nd.


Alan Shuptrine provides several event happenings such as book signings, speaking engagements, gallery tours, and watercolor and gilding demonstrations. If you are interested in having Alan speak to your group, please email 
Read below to see where Alan will be next and make a plan to join us!

2020 events

Works currently on display at the
 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Mountain Brook, in Birmingham, Alabama

Works by Alan Shuptrine will be on display at the Grand Bohemian’s Mountain Brook Art Gallery. Please call (423) 266-4453 or email for more information

Friday, January 14th, Noon at the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia

Join Alan Shuptrine for a presentation and book discussion at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, as he discusses, I Come From A Place. Please call (423) 266-4453 or email for more information and to make your reservation!


Alan Shuptrine was featured in Okra Magazine!  

read the article from the Southern Spirit edition below featuring, “A Love Letter: Painting the Living Appalachia.”

Alan Shuptrine with Dawson Wheeler on
Dayfire Podcast!  

Click HERE to listen to Dawson and Alan discussing Alan’s journey along the Appalachian Trail, and his new book, I Come From A Place.

Thank you to the Lookout Mountain Mirror for wonderful coverage of our upcoming book launch!

Read the article HERE and save the date for September 12th, 2019!

Check out Alan Shuptrine as I Come From A Place is featured in Blue Ridge Country Magazine!

Click HERE to read the wonderful article and book review by Nancy Henderson, that provides details about I Come From A Place, and discusses the journey that brought Alan to his first coffee table, fine art book!

Alan Shuptrine in Southbound Magazine.

Please read the amazing write-up Blazing his on Trails on Alan Shuptrine’s exhibit Appalachian watercolors of the Serpentine Chain in the Fall/Winter 2017 of Southbound Magazine.

The Ballad of the Applachian Mountains

Chattanooga Magazine tells the song and inspiration behind Alan Shuptrine’s new exhibit Appalachian watercolors of the Serpentine Chain. Check out this article to read about Alan’s enthusiasm behind creating this exceptional exposition!

nashville arts magazine

read the wonderful article in Nashville Arts on the Appalachian watercolors of the Serpentine Chain exhibit