Exhibitions

Current exhibitions

View exhibition page Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

Exhibition ends: Friday, May 15, 2020
View exhibition page Lian 連 Lian 鏈 – An installation by Hui Chi Lee

People are by nature social beings. People need other people to survive, and as such they tend to perpetually seek social interactions. However, human relationships are inherently complex and multi-faceted. The ideology of the series, Lián 連 and Liàn 鏈 begins with a pair of Chinese homophones “Lián 連 and Liàn 鏈” that, depending on the context, mean either “to connect” or “to enchain.”

Exhibition ends: Saturday, September 5, 2020
View exhibition page Faculty Biennial

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

Exhibition ends: Saturday, May 2, 2020
View exhibition page MARIA: Lesia Maruschak

There are few places around the globe that have escaped the scars of genocide, of repression, of fear. Lesia Maruschak’s installations reclaim individual memory and, in claiming for herself a personal, familial history, transcends the self to articulate our collective history; her tears become our tears causing the oceans to rise at first imperceptibly and then in a torrent of “inconvenient truths.”

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 1, 2020
View exhibition page 17th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition 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 6, 2020
View exhibition page Expressive Arts 35th Anniversary Celebration

For 35 years Appalachian’s Expressive Arts Therapy Program has been educating and training caring professionals to integrate all of the arts into their work and way of being in order to support human growth, development and healing. In celebration, a special exhibition of expressive arts work will be held at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 6, 2020

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 Matrilinear: Elizabeth M. Claffey
Exhibition begins: Friday, June 5, 2020
View exhibition page UnEqual Scenes: Johnny Miller
Exhibition begins: Friday, June 5, 2020
View exhibition page Afterimage Anxiety: Joshua Rose
Exhibition begins: Friday, July 10, 2020
View exhibition page Rain and the River: Jacklyn St. Aubyn
Exhibition begins: Friday, July 10, 2020
View exhibition page CANTAR DE CIEGOS/SONG OF THE BLIND: Esperanza Cortés
Exhibition begins: Friday, September 4, 2020
View exhibition page Retracing Audubon: Eco-Conversations with Krista Elrick
Exhibition begins: Friday, June 4, 2021
View exhibition page International Series: Chile
Exhibition begins: Friday, July 1, 2022

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Coronavirus information

Based on guidelines announced by Appalachian State University, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has revised its schedule. Schedules and guidelines are subject to further change in the coming days and weeks. All schedule changes specific to public events at the Turchin Center will be posted on the Turchin Center’s website and on Facebook.

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