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artist , educator

Alvin Staley, American artist, educator. Nominee Distinguished Teachers in Arts, Coca Cola Company, 2004, 2005; recipient Star Teacher award, Time Warner Cable, 2005, Distinguished Teachers in Arts, Coca Cola Company, 2008. Member of National Art Education Association.


Staley, Alvin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


Bachelor, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1976. Master of Fine Arts, American University, District of Columbia, 1981.


Instructor art Morris College, Sumter, South Carolina, 1984—1985. Chairman Department Art Claflin University, 1985—1987. Artist-in-residence Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, since 1987.

Coordinator visual arts, instructor Orangeburg-Calhoun Consortium for Arts, 1989—2004. Instructor drawing Governor's School for Arts and Humanities, Greenville, South Carolina, 1988—2003. Adjunct professor art Claflin University.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Annual Oil Painters Open Invitational, National Bank South Carolina, 2002 (First Place Best in Show award, 2002), 2006, South Carolina State Fair, 2003 (Best in Show award, 2003, 2009), 2009, Burwell Gallery, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 2004, Spartanburg County Museum, Columbia, South Carolina, 2004, Piccolo Spoleto Art Festival, Charleston, South Carolina, 2005 (Second Place award), 2006 (Second Place award), Arthur Rose Museum, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2006, Hofp Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina, 2006.


Member of National Art Education Association.


Married Bretta Reed. Children: Altroy Willie, Kizzi Alicia Staley Gibson.

Bretta Reed

Altroy Willie Staley

Kizzi Staley Gibson