Current exhibitions

View exhibition page Creative Democracy: The Legacy of Black Mountain College

As part of the campus-wide celebration of the historical legacy of Black Mountain College (BMC) at Appalachian during the Spring 2018 semester, the Turchin Center will feature a selection of art and artifacts from Black Mountain College artists and writers. During its shimmering, stormy history, many of the nation’s greatest thinkers and artists were in residence or paid visits to Black Mountain.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 2, 2018
View exhibition page High Country Herbarium: Preserving Plants & Plant Communities in the Southern Appalachians

Guest curated by faculty and staff in the Department of Biology, High Country Herbarium, is a collaborative and interdisciplinary exhibit displaying herbarium vouchers from Appalachian's I. W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium, with paintings and drawings, photography, music and poetry written specifically for the exhibit.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 4, 2018
View exhibition page Faculty Biennial

It’s not the kind of thing that happens every year, so when TCVA offers the public a comprehensive glimpse into the ordinarily private, multidisciplinary studios of Appalachian’s Department of Art, it’s always a cause for celebration.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, May 5, 2018
View exhibition page 15th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition

The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition (AMPC) provides both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 2, 2018
View exhibition page Pieces of the Puzzle: Turchin Center Outreach Programs

The Turchin Center’s arts and education outreach programs connect the university arts resources to a diverse audience of students, arts patrons, teachers and learners. This exhibition celebrates the process of art making and of free play that participants experience when they respond to color, texture, and design in the world around them.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 2, 2018
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 The Persistence of Weeds: Hannah Cole
Exhibition begins: Friday, July 6, 2018
View exhibition page Sustained Ingrain: Contemporary Woodcuts from East to West
Exhibition begins: Friday, July 6, 2018
View exhibition page The Elephantine in the Anthropocene: Kelsey Merreck Wagner
Exhibition begins: Friday, July 6, 2018

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