Jim Neel’s sculpture, drawings and photography have appeared in regional and national exhibitions that include:

  • Winston-Salem’s Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • The New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center
  • The Montgomery Museum of Art
  • The Alexandria Museum of Art
  • The John Michael Kohler Arts Center

as well as academic galleries at

  • Memphis State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • The University of Montevallo
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Campus Gate Gallery, Young Harris College
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Birmingham Southern College, Durbin Gallery

Working as a freelance photojournalist covering the wars in Central America and life and death among the Serpent Handling Holiness of Appalachia, his work has appeared nationally and internationally in over thirty newspapers, magazines and hard cover publications that include the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Birmingham News and Post Herald, Oxford American magazine, Esquire magazine and Dennis Covington’s Salvation on Sandmountain, L’Eglise aux Serpents, and Redneck Riviera.