Brenda Butka

I have always been a bit of a scribbler, but my art start really came in middle age with an adult education drawing class. Since then I have been scribbling in earnest, drawing and painting around the edges of a life filled with a career in pulmonary medicine, children, and a Nashville farm.

I just try to react honestly and directly to the world around me, however I can—often drawing on the 3×5 cards in the pocket of my white coat during my workday, or sketching neighbors at the beach or in the airport.

Exhibits & Honors

Group of Five, Martha’s Studio, Nashville, TN 2010
Bells Bend: A Sense of Place, Art and Invention Gallery, Nashville, TN , 2010
Fall Show, Chestnut Art Group, Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 2009
First place, Oil, Tennessee Art League Juried Show, 2009
First place for visual art, Tabula Rasa, 2009
Three Artists, Martha’s Studio, Nashville, TN, 2008
Starpanel, Exhibit, Society for Medicine and the Arts, Chicago, TN 2006
Starpanel, Solo show, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2005
Solo show, Nashville Jewish Community Center, 2005
Tomato Art Show, Art and Invention Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2004-2010
Connected, Solo show, Spaces, Nashville, TN 2003