Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Dave Appleman received both his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Bob Jones University. He has had numerous exhibitions at colleges, museums, galleries, and special events throughout the southeast and has received such awards as: Top Purchase Award, 20th Annual Guild of SC Artists; Purchase Award, Columbia College, Columbia, SC; First Award, Guild of Artists, Mansfield, OH; Purchase Award, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH; and Grand Prize, Darlington Arts Festival, Darlington, SC. Three of his works are included in the South Carolina State Art Collection, Columbia, SC. He has exhibited in galleries in Colorado, California, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Ohio, North and South Carolina. His works are included in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections and he is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who in the South and Southeast, and Who’s Who in American Art. He retired after 42 years of teaching in the Division of Art and Design at Bob Jones University.
Other works are currently on display at Hampton III Gallery, Taylors, SC.