Carlton Gallery presents an "Intuitive Connections" exhibit which features local artists, Debbie Arnold and Toni Carlton, at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum located on Main Street in Blowing Rock which runs through December 4th. This exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday, 10 to 5, with free admission on Thursday between the hours of 4 to 7. The "Intuitive Connections" exhibit explores the painting process used by Arnold and Carlton. Their technique allows the painting process to connect with the inner self and to the invisible spirit and soul. Their work is the merging of art and spirituality. See Exhibitions page for the complete story.
Carlton Gallery's 31st Autumn Exhibition is abundant in superb art by the local, regional and national artisans represented by the gallery. Acrylic paintings by Debbie Arnold represent her visions, dreams and intuitive process of rendering a canvas. Edie Maney's bold and commanding non-objective abstract acrylic paintings utilize brushes, palette knives, and printmaker brayers to determine the shapes and textures in her design and composition. Horses in the landscape by Holly Glasscock, abstract figurative work by Mike Ham, along with the elongated figurative paintings by Warren Dennis bring an added dimension and element of surprise to the gallery's 31st Autumn Exhibition.
Toni Carlton's expressions through her paintings of Peace and Oneness with acrylic paints, hand-woven fibers, calligraphy and music offer hope and encouragement to everyone. Mike Grady's abstract, acrylic/ink paintings are sometimes brushed, poured or dripped to articulate his influence from Asian artisans inspired by the balance of natural forces.
A Visiting Artists' Exhibition, Alternative Views - Photography, by Dennis Usdan and Carole Usdan with an Artists' Reception is planned for Saturday, October 26, 2-5pm. The 31st Autumn Exhibition along with the Visiting Artists' are features for the Avery Tour de Art on Saturday, October 26, 10-5 pm. Please see our Exhibitions page for the complete story.
The landscape in the High Country is comparable to the many landscape paintings found at Carlton Gallery during the 31st Autumn Exhibition. Traditional and abstracted styles in oils and acrylics by Kevin Beck, Egi Antonaccio, Jane Desonier, Linda Apriletti, Holt McLean and Andrew Braitman are rendered in a palette as dazzling as Mother Naturer's. Visit Carlton Gallery to view the many styles of landscape paintings and diverse collection of fine art in the 31st Autumn Exhibition which is ongoing through November 22. The "Sharing the Muse" exhibition of figurative, abstract landscapes, mixed media, and horses by Kate Worm, Vae Hamilton and Mary Dobbin can be viewed through October 22. The following featured exhibition of visiting artists, Dennis and Carol Usdan will begin with an opening reception on October 26 from 2-5 pm and runs through November 19. For the full story please see our Exhibitions page.
Carlton Gallery's 31st Autumn Group Exhibition continues with an emphasis on a varied collection of three-dimensional work in glass, wood and wearable fiber art. These art pieces make eye catching vignettes among the many paintings in the gallery. This Exhibition with its eclectic collection of fine art in glass, wood, paintings, clay, sculpture, fiber art and jewelry runs through November 22. The "Sharing the Muse" exhibit by Kate Worm, Vae Hamilton, and Mary Dobbin of paintings and mixed media can be viewed through October 22. An upcoming visiting artists' exhibition, Alternative Views - Photography, by Dennis Usdan with Carole Usdan is planned for October 26. The Estate Art of Jim Crompton and David McCaig can also be found at the gallery. Crompton was an impressionistic painter of varied subject matter, while McCaig was an abstract landscape painter. Please see our Exhibitions page for the entire story.
"Sharing the Muse," an exhibition by Kate Worm, Vae Hamilton, and Mary Dobbin is a highlight of Carlton Gallery's 31st Autumn Group Exhibition beginning Saturday, September 28 with an artists' reception from 2-5pm. In classical Greek, the Muses were nine goddesses essential to the creation of Art. In contemporary English usage, Muse refers to a person who inspires an artist, writer or musician. Artists Kate Worm, Vae Hamilton, and Mary Dobbin have inspired and supported each other for many years in Catawba County, although Dobbin now resides in New York City. Carlton Gallery will host this exhibition as part of the monthly Avery Tour de Art. Please click on Exhibitions to see the full story.
"Savoring Moments in Time" by local artists, Kevin Beck and Egi Antonaccio, is a complementary exhibition of their landscape paintings at Carlton Gallery. An Artists' Reception is planned for Saturday, August 24th from 2 to 5 p.m. This exhibition is also a feature for the Avery Tour de Art on Saturday, August 24th from 10 to 5 p.m. Each artist's unique interpretation of the area's natural environment is captured on canvas with colors, shadows, and textures. They render paintings which capture their vision of scenic vistas and strategic places that will stand the test of time. Please see our Exhibitions page for the complete story."
Carlton Gallery celebrates its 31st Anniversary with a Summer Group Exhibition on Saturday, July 27. An Artists' Reception is planned from 2 to 5 when some of the gallery artists will be present to meet visitors. This 31st anniversary celebration coincides with the Avery Tour de Art, a coalition of galleries and artists' private studios, which is Saturday, July 27 from 10 to 5.
An exhibition "Outside In and Inside Out - Soul Expressions" by gallery owner/curator, Toni Carlton, and Michael Grady, an art professor at Appalachian State University, is a special feature for the 31 Summer Group Exhibition. They will be happy to meet visitors and discuss their respective art on exhibit at the Artists' Reception from 2 to 5.
This collaborative efforts by Carlton and Grady exhibit mixed media work by Carlton and acrylic paintings with Chinese ink by Grady. They share a common interest in Asian art and philosophy, along with a connection to art that connects creativity, wellness and spirituality. Their exhibition refers to an interest in weaving elements which connect the outer worlds of culture and nature to the inner worlds of mind, spirit and emotion. It also explores concepts of nature, "flow" and the authentic gesture used in Asian art. See our Exhibitions page for complete story.
Carlton Gallery's continuing 31st Spring Group Exhibition features beautiful floral paintings in oils, acrylics, and watercolors by standing gallery artists Rainelle Meridith, Mary Dobbin, Debbie Arnold, and Freeman Beard. In addition to paintings, this group exhibition contains art in glass, wood, clay, sculpture, fiber, and fine jewelry and continues through July 23. The "Approaching the Edge of Color" exhibition of abstracted landscapes by Andrew Braitman can also be seen through July 21st. Please see our Exhibitions page for the complete story.
Carlton Gallery continues its 31st Spring Group Exhibition with art in paintings, glass, wood, sculpture, clay, wearable fiber and fine jewelry.
A noticeable component for the Spring Group Exhibition is bold, bright and beautiful COLOR. Andrew Braitman's exhibition, "Approaching the Edge of Color" is ongoing through July 21st. Carlton Gallery is pleased to represent the noted new gallery artist, Connie Winters, who also has a unique sensitivity to color. Her vibrant impressionistic style paintings capture colorful scenes of vineyards, gardens and interiors in rich hues. She is a keen observer, particularly with the interplay of color and light. Another key ingredient is strong drawing skills which determine the architecture of her designs. Her paintings often reflect her travels through Europe and project her ongoing fascination with the countryside of Provence, France and Tuscany, Italy. Please see our Exhibitions page for the complete story.
Carlton Gallery, continuing its 31st Spring Group Exhibition, is exhibiting new works by Andrew Braitman, an artist of national stature, with an Artist Reception planned for Saturday, June 22, 2-5 p.m. This reception affords an opportunity for Braitman to meet visitors and discuss his work.
Braitman's exhibition, "Approaching the Edge of Color," is a feature for the Avery Tour de Art - a coalition of galleries and artists' studios which begins its 5th season of showcasing fine art on the fourth Saturday from June through October. Hours for the Avery Tour de Art are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the Exhibitions page for more details on Andrew Braitman and other stories about gallery artists.
"A Taste of Carlton Gallery" can be experienced at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum for the month of June. BRAHM is a non-profit museum whose function is to promote visual arts, history, and also to celebrate the rich heritage of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. A "Small Sampling" of artwork from gallery artists Warren Dennis, Kevin Beck, Vae Hamilton, Egi Antonaccio, Brian Carney, Freeman Beard, Joyce Norwood and the late Jim Crompton is on exhibit during June with subject matter ranging from landscapes, horses, dogs, musicians, figurative and still life. An Artist's Reception is planned for Thursday, June 13, 6 to 7 p.m. where some of the exhibiting artists will be in attendance to meet patrons and visitors. Please see the Exhibitions page for more details on the artists and work featured in this show, as well as all of the other artwork on display here at the gallery.
Come out to the gallery today to see the special exhibition "Voyages and Visions - A European Influence" featuring work by Helen Farson, Gina Strumpf, and Sharon Rusch Shaver. The exhibition opens today with a reception from 2-5pm, and will continue through July 18. Today is also the opening for our Spring Group Exhibition which continues through July 23. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists while viewing work by long-standing and new gallery artists. See the Exhibitions page for more details on the artists and work featured in this show, as well as all of the other artwork on display here at the gallery.
Come out to the Dickson Gallery at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC this month to see Toni Carlton's work on display. The exhibition contains works from her 'Spirit of the Heart' series and will hang in the Dickson Gallery for the month of May. She will be having a reception for this show on Sunday, May 19, from 2-4pm. See our Facebook page for more details.
Our first show of the year opens in just a couple of weeks! It is titled Mothering Peace and Community Expressions and will feature work by Kichung Lizee, Treva McLean, and Toni Carlton. Proceeds of this show will help to benefit the Twilight Inn, a retirement village for pets whose owners have died or been admitted to long-term care. The opening reception will be Saturday, May 4th from 2-5pm, and the show will last until May 19. Please come out and see us and support this important cause!
We are very excited to announce that the new Boone Healing Arts Center is displaying the artwork of Toni Carlton, the gallery director-curator. Toni says "I am very appreciative to have my art in such a beautiful space. For me creating art is a healing process, and I hope that people viewing my art can also experience benefits in body, mind, and spirit." The Boone Healing Arts Center offers acupuncture, chiropractic work, massage therapy, counseling, yoga, and much more.
Check out our new website! Search for any piece of artwork or artist in the search box, browse our artwork by category, medium, or artist, and see all of our workshops and exhibitions for the year by using the navigation bar to the left. The site is still undergoing further revision so please be patient with any issues. If we haven't yet added something that was on the old site, you can still find it by clicking here.