Showcasing the Arts



2018-19 Governor's Awards in the Arts:
Artist Award



Estill County



Tim Hall Tim Hall

When home interest rates shot up in the late 1970s and early ’80s, frame carpenter Tim Hall found himself out of a job. He literally carved himself a new career, though, drawing his inspiration from nature. The Estill County resident turned to his hobby of carving birds and wildflowers, and began his career as a full time artist in 1982, when he exhibited at the newly created Kentucky Crafted Market, and he has never missed a Market since. Hall’s work has been purchased by Kentucky governors and presented to visiting dignitaries to the Commonwealth, including Queen Elizabeth II. One of his ornaments hung on the White House Christmas tree of President George W. Bush. Hall has served as an arts ambassador for Kentucky, demonstrating his wood carving techniques in Japan.

Hall’s work has been exhibited at shows with the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and many other events. He has created more than 1,900 pieces, each numbered and signed “Made by Tim Hall with God’s Help.”





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