“I learned carpentry from my father, a home builder in northern Virginia.  I was inspired by artist and friend David Lowen in Texas in my early twenties. I made beautiful jewelry made from deer antler. I did fine inlay using turquoise and other semi precious stones. Using a skill saw and a speed square I started building inlaid picture frames for other artists. Through the years I honed my skills and collected better tools to work with. I learned problem solving and wood joinery working in historic preservation in Fredricksburg Va. In the early 1990’s I started entering art shows and using more materials in my art work.

Won best in show at the King George artist guild

Entered Philly Furniture show in 1995 and 97

Member of Frank Gallery 2009 & 10

Presently a consigning artist at Frank Gallery”

David has generously donated a quarter-sawn oak table lamp to The ArtsCenter’s Silent Auction, on display throughout the month of June in the Nicholson Gallery.  To place a bid for this beautiful and functional piece, visit our box office  or call us at (919) 929-2787.  Bids starting at $100 will be accepted until 5PM on June 28th.

David A. Botts - Quarter Sawn Oak Table Lamp

David A. Botts – Quarter Sawn Oak Table Lamp