Big Red Tumkin

Photographed in Macon, Georgia, 2006

About the Artist: Verina Baxter

Verina Baxter’s career as a professional artist begins in the early 1990s. After working exclusively in stone for several years, Verina began incorporating painted aluminum and, more recently, stainless steel into her artwork. While stone remains her choice material, several of her new works are all metal.

In addition to her career as a sculptor, Verina is deeply committed to the arts community. She is currently president of Mid-South Sculpture Alliance. She is second year fund raising co-chair and secretary for Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga and a board member of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. She is also co-chair of the selection committee for Spectrum for Hunter Museum of American Art etc. Verina’s international education includes the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts in Loveland, Colorado; and the Abruzzi Mountain Art School in Anversa degli Abruzzi, Italy. Her works are exhibited internationally and included in numerous private and corporate collections.