Share Your Artwork with Visitors to North Carolina

Share your artwork work with visitors to North Carolina


The western North Carolina “Artists Count” project will be hosting a series of exhibitions to highlight the rich visual contributions made by area artists. Craftsmen, artists, galleries, and studios are encouraged to submit their work.


The first of these exhibits will be on display during winter and spring 2017 at the Interstate 26 Welcome Center north of Asheville. More than a quarter million visitors come through this facility each year.  This first exhibition will highlight the work of artists in Jackson and Swain Counties.


Each artist, craftsmen, studio, or gallery may exhibit one work that will be displayed along with information and photographs about you or your site. All work will be displayed in locked cases.  Artists and venues are encouraged to submit brochures and business cards that Welcome Center staff will distribute to interested visitors. There is NO fee to participate.


The inaugural exhibit will open in January 2017 and remain on view until July. This first “Artists Count” exhibition is supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council through the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.  For an application, contact:


Deadline for submitting materials is December 1st. Participation is limited to professional visual artists over 18 years old. Students are not eligible. All artists in Jackson and Swain counties are welcome to apply.

Words on Work Celebration

The Jackson County Arts Council will be celebrating the artists who have had work featured in the Rotunda Gallery. Words on Works will also be a celebration of the art council’s 40th anniversary in Jackson County.  A selection of work from these artists will hang in the gallery during March and April. Writers in the community are encouraged to visit the gallery and write a poem or short piece about the work. The piece can be about a singular work or the the entire gallery. It could also be about what art means to this community.

To kick things off, the Jackson County Arts Council will sponsor a poetry writing workshop with poet Brent Martin on Saturday March 5th from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library. The workshop is free and open to the public.  

The celebration will culminate on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. during the Jackson County Arts Council’s membership meeting. There will be a public reading for anyone who has a Words on Work piece to share. For more information contact the Jackson County Arts Council at 828-507-9820 or

Selected Prints : Matt Liddle on view now

Swirlization, pegboard print by Matt Liddle
Swirlization, pegboard print by Matt Liddle

The Jackson County Arts Council will be hosting a Coffee and Chocolate Reception and Gallery talk for artist Matt Liddle, Friday February 21, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Rotunda Gallery in the Historic Courthouse, Jackson County Library Complex. Matt will be talking about works in his exhibit, “Selected Prints,” now showing at the Rotunda Gallery through March 6, 2014. Continue reading “Selected Prints : Matt Liddle on view now”

Exhibit, Textural Organic , opening April 13, 2013 in Rotunda Gallery

Violet Aquatic

Violet Aquatic (Encaustic collage on paper)

Artist, Dawn Behling, will be exhibiting select works in the Rotunda Gallery at the Jackson County Library Complex, Historic Courthouse, Sylva, NC.  The exhibit will run from April 13 through the end of May.

This exhibit features nature-inspired work that has an imaginative, dream-like quality.

Behling’s work reveals lush colors and rich visual textures that express idealized environments.  Collaged aquatic imagery, to screen printed leaf patterns are some of the themes that will be included in the exhibit. The media she uses in her work varies from acrylic, encaustic, collage, and screen print.


New Exhibit in Rotunda Gallery at the Historic Jackson County Courthouse beginning this Friday


A new exhibit will be on view at the Rotunda Gallery at the Historic Jackson County Courthouse beginning this Friday, February 15, 2013 running through March 6, 2013. Sylva artist, Greg McPherson will be exhibiting a series of paintings called Furrow. Each piece is named for a star in the constellation of Virgo. Virgo traditionally represents fertility and is the sign of my muse. The landscapes represented are Sylvan, impacted by towering mountains and a sliver of sky.

In the end, this work is about many intersecting forms of love. List of titles for Furrow:








Rijl al Awwa


61 Virginis

Chi Virginis


McPherson holds a BFA from the University of Georgia and an MFA from WCU.

He is currently engaged with the peripheries of art venues and artists in Sylva NC.

McPherson is adjunct faculty in the School of Art and Design and on staff of the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina. He also owns and directs the “Skinny Gallery” on Main Street in Sylva, which has rotating exhibits during the Art Strolls in Sylva.