Grace Art Gallery


Juried Art Exhibition - Reception

Grace Arts Center Gallery, located in Mills River, NC, proudly presents the 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Thank you to all who joined us for the opening reception on Friday, November 12 at 6:30pm at the gallery.
Cash prizes & multiple awards were presented by our 2021 Juror Skip Rohde, Asheville Studio Artist, and Molly Angel, GMR's Visual Arts Director. Congratulations to all who were selected for this year's exhibition! Winners are listed below:

Best in Show:
Roxana Sinex, Eyes of the World,
Oil on Panel, 39x27

1st Place:
Susan Deborah Tomchuk, Keeper of the Crows,
Mixed Media 17x23

2nd Place:
James Smythe, Stable in the Snow,
Oil, 30x33

Best Emerging Artist:
Avery Fleeman, Oxidation Study,
Cabbage, salt, vinegar, peroxide on paper, 71x33

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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Susan Lee, October 2021

Nov 1

Grace Gallery is proud to present the work of local artist Susan Lee August the 29 - October 14, 2021.

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.