Grace Art Gallery


Grace Gallery welcomes local pastel artist, Beverly Kies.

Local Pastel artist Beverly Kies work will be displayed February 12 through March 26 in the Grace Gallery. Beverly won Best in Show in our recent Juried Art Show. She teaches classes at Blue Ridge Community College and has been painting with pastels for many years. We will have a Meet and Greet Reception time to chat with the artist on February 12. Please come out and let her know you appreciate her work. Read more about her work here.

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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Art Exhibit: Beverly Kies

Jan 23

Grace Gallery welcomes local pastel artist, Beverly Kies. Her work will be displayed February 12 through March 26.

19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Nov 17

The juror has made his selections and the room is filled with art! Thank you to all who entered the 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition!

Art Exhibit: Cathryn P Cooper

Sep 18

New Artwork in the Gallery! Local artist Cathryn Cooper is showing her work in the gallery this month. A painter and multimedia artist from Brevard, Cooper get's her inspiration from the beautiful nature of our WNC and what she has experienced...

Art Exhibit: Molly Angel

Apr 12

Grace Gallery proudly presents the work of Molly Angel beginning April 17. Read her artist statement and preview the show here.

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.