Grace Art Gallery

17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Grace Centre Gallery of Mills River NC proudly presents the 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! Our opening reception was held on October 19, 2019. Thank you to our 2018 Juror, Sondra Dorn, an Asheville Studio Artist.

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Curious about the story behind the history of exhibitions?

The Gallery at Grace Centre uniquely features the work of artists in western North Carolina. The Gallery, which is owned and supported by Grace Mills River, is designed to help establish the work of new and emerging artists.

Displaying art through more than 1,000 square feet of beautifully lit wall space, Grace Mills River’s vision and desire is to build relationships with artists in the community by recognizing and encouraging the essential role art plays in our unique culture. We care deeply about the art and the artist.

For more than a decade, Grace Mills River has displayed the work of hundreds of local artists across a wide range of media. In addition to solo and group shows, we also exhibit an annual fine art juried show.

We try to make the artist’s experience as seamless and convenient as possible. Once a work (or exhibition) is selected, the artist is invited to an opening reception hosted by Grace Mills River and attended by many from our community. We also promote the events through our website, bulletins, and email updates. Because Grace Centre is also the home of Grace Mills River, the gallery generates a good deal of traffic -- as many as 600 people view an exhibition each week.

In this video, one of our early curators explains the mission behind the Grace Gallery. juried14 from Graceworks Media on Vimeo.

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Cynthia L. Wilson

Aug 4

Local Artist Cynthia L. Wilson works with paint and collage to create images of nature, abstraction and dreamscapes.

2019 Art Camp

Jul 13

Thank you to all who contributed to our 2019 GMR Art Camp!

Jason Rafferty

Jun 3

Jason Rafferty, winner of Best in Show in the 2018 Annual Juried Art Show. Jason is a resent BFA graduate of UNCA and is an accomplished oil painter. He paints and teaches in the river Arts district in Asheville.

Grace Mills River is delighted to welcome artists from the greater WNC community to show their work in the gallery. Artwork and artist statements in Grace Centre Gallery do not necessarily represent the values and beliefs of Grace Mills River.