Welborn Gallery

Yadkin Arts - Welborn Gallery

Yadkin River School

ARTcestry: DuMond’s Descendants

and Their Art in Yadkin County

On Display February 29 – April 26, 2024


It is impossible to measure the importance of human teaching.  Great teachers of the past have an enduring influence on their students, their students’ students, and their students,’ students’ students and so on through the ages.  It is very much so with the artist and great teacher, Frank Vincent DuMond.  He taught and painted from the late 1800’s until the mid-20th century.  Many of his students became exceedingly famous painters. Two are Norman Rockwell and Georgia O’Keefe.  Other students became teachers in their own right.  DuMond’s great-grandchild, artistically speaking, Viktoria Majestic, has continued the tradition of teaching right here in Yadkin County, NC.  She established the Yadkin River School of Art.  Viktoria and her students are excited to present, for the first time ever, their traditional oil paintings of still life, figurative, and landscapes scenes. 

An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 1st from 5-7pm in the Welborn Gallery to celebrate this exhibit.

Refreshments will be served. Free Admission, all are welcome to attend.

Featured Artists:


Vicktoria K. Majestic, Mark Andrews, Emily Lanier Cassidy, Gail Crotte, Linda Fossier, Rose Fitzgerald, Ellen Frances Reece, Jane Towns, and Betty Vettor

The Gallery is open for visitors Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm and during special events. Hours may vary during holiday weeks.

Please email info@yadkinarts.org if you are interested in purchasing a piece from one of our gallery exhibits.

On the Schedule for 2024…

Yadkin Arts - Welborn Gallery 2023 Schedule
Yadkin Arts - Welborn Gallery 2023 Schedule

History of the Gallery

The Welborn Gallery was named after Marion and Jewell Welborn of Boonville for the generous lead gift they made to the Center’s capital campaign. The Welborns gifted the final funds needed to close the campaign and make possible the opening of the center.


About The Gallery

Our Welborn Gallery warmly greets every visitor to the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center as soon as you walk in the building. Our Welborn Gallery is designed to expose residents and visitors to continual and varied 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces of art. You can always find something to inspire and challenge you with every visit. The Welborn Gallery operates on the same business hours as the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center: Monday thru Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) & during special events. We are closed on major federal holidays.

Guidelines For The Welborn Gallery

Portfolio Submission Guidelines for Exhibitions (2023/2024):

Please send 5 – 7 good quality .jpeg digital images of your work. These images should be a fair representation of the work you wish to exhibit at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, or similar to work you intend to create for the exhibit. Each image should be labeled with the size of the piece, medium, and title.

In addition to providing examples of your work, we request that you provide us with your website with specific instructions to guide us to the selections of art you wish to exhibit.

Other information we require includes a brief description of your exhibition idea. How many art objects? Is there a theme? You’ll also be required to provide information about yourself, your exhibition experience, and your training, if any.

If you are accepted to exhibit with us, you will need approximately 25 to 30 pieces of art at various sizes. All work must be wired for hanging.

For questions about submitting artwork to exhibit in our gallery please email info@yadkinart.org.