Sylva photographer gets national attention

Teri Leigh Teed has been selected as a featured artist for Manhattan Arts International’s third annual “New Beginnings” exhibition, which runs through March 20 online at

Teed’s fine art photograph, “Beginning of Fall,” was given an Award of Excellence. Based in New York City, a leading art capital of the world, Manhattan Arts International has been a leading advocate for under-recognized and accomplished artists from around the world. 

Renee Phillips, founder and director of Manhattan Arts International, created the website in 2000 and has been dedicated to promoting and rewarding artistic excellence in all styles and mediums.

The artists selected for this exhibition reflect the notion of “New Beginnings” with artistic originality and a proficiency in their styles and mediums. Phillips stated, “The jurying process was extremely challenging due to the outstanding quality of entries received from artists worldwide.”

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Teed is a multi-dimensional, award-winning artist based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina near Sylva. Along with her visual artwork, Teed is also a songwriter of folk music and the author of Seasons of the South, the Original Homegrown and Musical Storytelling Show, which raises awareness for regenerative agriculture.

“Healing Spirit Art” has been the name of Teed’s artwork since 2005. She blends fine art nature and landscape photography, stories, poetry, and songs with positive, inspirational and healing thoughts and energies. 

To join the community of love, peace and goodwill and share #HealingSpiritArt with the world, visit

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