Current exhibitions

View exhibition page Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River

Partnering with the Center for Appalachian Studies, Tom Hansell’s graduate seminar, Sustainability and the Arts in Appalachia, and New River Conservancy, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has invited regional artists to participate in an exhibition to showcase the headwaters of the New River.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, July 29, 2017
View exhibition page Wayne Trapp, A Life in the Arts

Wayne Trapp was an enigmatic artist; some would say a Renaissance man – the consummate artist who does a bit of everything, always executing his chosen craft well. This exhibition features a variety of Trapp’s creative work: paintings, drawings in pencil and ink on paper and intimate sculptural forms in bronze and steel.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, November 4, 2017
View exhibition page ICONIPOP: Michael Turchin

Michael Turchin's ICONIPOP series explores the realm of celebrity, popular culture, and society as a whole through some of the world's most recognizable images.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, September 9, 2017
View exhibition page Behind the Door: Vanity’s Demand by Milisa Taylor-Hicks

Deeply influenced by the journals and writings of Anais Nin, Milisa Taylor-Hicks creates images of fragile beauty; she embraces the idea of metaphor to weave personal narratives. Although her images are not self-portraits in the traditional sense, she collaborates with trusted models who stand in not only for the photographer but also for all woman who struggle to forge their own rules in cultures that tend to mediate emotional excess.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, September 9, 2017
View exhibition page Circles of Influence: Barbara Hardy & Bob Ray

Circles of Influence highlights Barbara Hardy and Bob Ray, artists who have been living and working together for over twenty-five years sharing a deeply rewarding intimate, creative and artistic bond. The influence the artists have on one another and their shared love of rich texture and layered patterns will be immediately apparent even though each artist’s practice and techniques are unique and quite different from one other.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, December 2, 2017
View exhibition page Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio

Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio illustrates the history of Segura Art Studio by describing its mission of working with underrepresented artists through their published artwork.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, October 7, 2017
View exhibition page In One: Siping Zhang

Siping Zhang, a visiting artist/scholar in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University during the 2016-17 academic year, will show new work made during her residency as well as a selection of small works made in China.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, October 7, 2017
View exhibition page Summertime in the Mountains

Throughout the course of An Appalachian Summer Festival, we invite the public to enjoy work by several talented artists from our local community at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Artwork is displayed on both the main and mezzanine levels of the lobby, and many of the works are offered for sale!

Exhibition ends: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
View exhibition page 31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is an annual national juried competition presented by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the campus of Appalachian State University. Made possible by the continued generosity of the Rosen Family: The Martin & Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles & Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.

Exhibition ends: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Artist opportunities

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) offers multiple exhibition and programming opportunities for established and emerging artists. The Turchin Center focuses on a variety of techniques in two and three-dimensional media. Artist proposals will be accepted at any time and are reviewed by a curatorial committee on a rotating basis. Learn more

The Permanent Collection

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts' Permanent Collection supports the mission of the Center and the University by acquiring, documenting, preserving, and exhibiting artworks of aesthetic, cultural, and historic significance. Learn more

View additional artwork in the Rotunda Gallery ion the 4th floor of Belk Library.

Past exhibitions

Information about past Turchin Center exhibitions is archived here.

Upcoming exhibitions

View exhibition page Garden of Biotanical Delights: Diane Kempler
Exhibition begins: Friday, September 1, 2017
View exhibition page Taking Tea: Judith Gregory
Exhibition begins: Friday, October 6, 2017
View exhibition page Hearing the Trees: Katherine Mitchell
Exhibition begins: Friday, November 3, 2017
View exhibition page Forest Light: Adele Wayman
Exhibition begins: Friday, November 3, 2017

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