Noyes Capehart Long, M.A.



Dr. Richard D. Howe, “Noyes Capehart Long, M.A.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 23, 2024,

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Noyes Capehart Long, M.A.


Appalachian State University
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Dr. Richard D. Howe




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Boone (N.C.)

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Professor Emeritus

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Professor Emeritus of Art Noyes Capehart Long (December I3, 1933-) was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He received a B.F.A. degree from Auburn University in 1958 and an M.A. degree in art from the University of Missouri in 1963. Before joining the faculty at Appalachian State University, Long was an instructor of art at Auburn University (1961-62) and at the University of Missouri (1963-67). He held the position of assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, where he also was a member of the graduate faculty from 1967 to 1969. As an artist, Long participated in many invitational and one-man art exhibitions. His work was entered in regional and national competitive exhibitions, winning numerous awards, including the first award in painting at the Nashville Arts Festival (1958), the first award in graphics at the Fourth National Arts and Crafts Exhibition in Jackson, Mississippi (1968), and the first award in prints at the North Carolina Artist's Exhibition in Raleigh, North Carolina (1971). His work was also selected for inclusion in several circulating exhibitions, and Long's prints were reproduced in Motivo magazine in November and December of 1967. Long came to Appalachian State in 1969 as an assistant professor in the Department of Art. He rose to associate professor in 1972 and received tenure in 1973. He was appointed to the rank of professor in 1976, at which time he also became acting chair of the Department of Art. He served as department chair until 1979, as assistant dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts from 1981 to 1987, and as acting dean of the college from 1987 to 1989. At Appalachian State, Long continued his artistic endeavors, and, in 1981, he was invited to include one of his paintings in the National Collection of Fine Arts Exhibition, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute. His artwork has also been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City; the Whitney Museum of America Art, New York City; the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. His professional activities included jurying regional and state arts festivals and scholarship awards competitions. In 1995, Long was the subject of an article, "Noyes Capehart Long: Art Emerging from Real Experiences," in which he reflects on the totality of his art career: "I make art because I love making art, because I'm not complete without this involvement. I want my students to know this, for nothing else I can say to them may be more important to their long-term chances of becoming . . . complete artist[s]." During his tenure, Long served the university through membership in a variety of committees, including the University Foreign Study Council, the College of Fine and Applied Arts Readmission Committee, the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, the Athletics Council, the Art Museum Steering Committee, the International Studies Council, and the Teacher Education Council. He also served as an orientation advisor. Long is married to Suzanne Connor, and they have six children. He retired from Appalachian in 1996, but continued to teach part-time in the Department of Art. Long was awarded emeritus status by the Board of Trustees in 1997. Sources: Appalachian State University files. -Dr. Howe

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