Grace Art Gallery

New Exhibit Coming Soon!

Grace Gallery is proud to present the work of local artist Susan Lee August the 29 - October 14.

Susan Lee lives in Fletcher, NC, with her husband, Wally, and spends her studio time designing and making quilts, along with painting, dyeing, and mono-printing fabric. Her abstract quilt images are combinations of geometric and irregular shapes, linear stitching patterns, and personal color choices.

Susan is an exhibiting member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, as well as the Piedmont
Craftsmen Guild. She has taught classes in surface design and quilting at Arrowmont School of
Arts and Crafts, and the John C. Campbell Folk School. Her art quilts have been exhibited
nationally and in seven foreign countries.

Contact Susan at:


Juried Art Exhibition - Save the Date!

Grace Arts Center Gallery, located in Mills River, NC, proudly presents the 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! Artists may drop off their work to be judged on November 7 and 8 and the opening reception will be November the 12th. 

We accept all mediums and all types of visual artists with 2D and 3D work. All art must be ready to hang or display.

Artists may drop off their work to be judged November 7, 3-6pm November 8, 9am-12pm.
Submissions are $15 each (maximum of 2 pieces submitted).

Friday, November 12 at 6:30pm
Cash prizes & multiple awards including
Best Emerging Artist.

Juror Skip Rohde, Asheville Studio Artist 

For more information
contact Molly Angel at or visit

Read the 2021 Prospectus Here

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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.

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.