Collins, Sam

Collins, Sam

Collins, Sam

Samuel K. Collins
1906 Kensington Road
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-871-4445
sam@samsdiner.us
http://samcollinsartwork.blogspot.com/
http://www.samsdiner.us

Sam Collins is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Sam received a BS in biology and a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Cincinnati. He continued his studies with a Master’s of Science Degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia.

Collins, Sam

Collins, Sam

Sam has spent the majority of his professional career illustrating the intricacies of the human body, creating cellular landscapes, and explaining scientific concepts through pictures. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

After twenty-five years of such specialized artwork, Sam is creating mixed media artwork that are reminiscent of days spent on family road trips when he was a kid. Sam’s love of pop art combines with symbols of the American culture from 1950 forward.

Everyday objects – signs, buildings, cars, music, advertising imagery and events of the mid 20th century, influence Sam’s artwork. Sam searches garage sales, junkyards and swap meets for items he can use in his collage constructions. Sam combines his photos, acrylic paint, wood, metal, silk-screened images and found objects to create a story with his art. His artwork is a commentary on popular culture.

Selected Shows/Awards:
First Place Award in Mixed Media; 2012 BAA Juried Show; Birmingham, AL; November 2012

Honorable Mention; Summer Fair 2012; Cincinnati, OH; June 2012

Award of Merit; 29th Annual Magic City Art Connection; Birmingham, AL; April 2012

Second Place Award in 3 Dimensional; 2011 BAA Juried Show; Birmingham, AL; November 2011

Third Place Award in Mixed Media; 2011 BAA Juried Show; Birmingham, AL; November 2011

48th Annual Bluff Park Art Show; Birmingham, AL; October 2011

28th Annual Magic City Art Connection; Birmingham, AL; April 2011

12th Annual Energen Art Competition “Wonders of Alabama Art”, Birmingham, AL; March 2011

“Two for One Exhibit” –(2 person show), Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL; Jan – Feb 2011

47th Annual Bluff Park Art Show; Birmingham, AL; October 2010

27th Annual Magic City Art Connection; Birmingham, AL; April 2010

11th Annual Energen Art Competition “Wonders of Alabama Art”, Birmingham, AL; April 2010

Commitment to Purchase Award; 46th Annual Bluff Park Art Show; Birmingham, AL; October 2009

First Place Award in 3 Dimensional; 2009 BAA juried show; Birmingham, AL; October 2009

Third Place Award in photo/digital; BAA 2009 juried show; Birmingham, AL; October 2009

Spider Martin Photography Award; 26th Annual Magic City Art Connection; Birmingham, AL; April 2009

“Encore: Selections from the Birmingham Art Association and Montgomery Art Guild Exhibitions”; Alabama State Council on the Arts; January 2009

Third Place Award in photo/digital; juried show “100 years of Diversity in Birmingham Art”; Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; October 2008