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On display July 10 - September 1, 2020

This year we celebrate the 9th Annual Yadkin Arts Council Juried Exhibition. It is one of our favorite exhibits because of the diverse art it brings to our facility every year.  This exhibition is a celebration of some of the finest creativity in North Carolina. Eligibility for entry is open to Fine Art artists in both 2D and 3D categories, that are a minimum of 18 years of age, and reside in North Carolina. $3,500 in combined prizes will be awarded to the best artists!

Due to the extension in Phase Two restrictions, the Juried Art Show Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony has been converted to a virtual event. Join us at 5:30pm on July 9th as we give a tour of the gallery and award our winners through Facebook Live.

(Prizes include 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and 5 Honorable Mentions).

The Gallery will be open for in person (socially distanced) viewing starting on Friday, July 10th 9:30am-4:30pm and will continue each week (Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm) until September 1st.

Our People’s Choice Award will be determined through a Facebook Survey the following week, Friday, July 10th thru Sunday, July 19th (awards will be announced on Monday, July 20th). These awards are divided into two categories (2D & 3D).

And the Winners are...

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Traveler's Tales by Mark Stephenson / $2,500
To Greet the Day by Lindsay Carroll / $975
Timeless by Patrick Fullwood / $4200

Honorable Mentions

...And Everything in Between by John Scrudder / $1350
Substitutes by Phyllis Andrews / $950
Jack in the Pulpits by Paul Spainhour / $2750
Angler's Paradise by Janet Sessoms / $575
The Last Stone by Liz McKay / $700

Check out the rest of the 2020 Juried Show Invited Artists...

A Day Before Tomorrow by Natalia Leigh / $1200
American Heritage by Charlotte Munning / $265
An Impossible Task by Ana Seabolt / $2100
Apples and Pansies by Kristen Maready / $150
Better Days by Robert Cooper / $1295
Blue Well by R. Scott Horner / $220
Celtic Trequetra by Beau Lyday / $3000
Chooks and Hostas by Karen Parker / $2800
Clouds by Randi Honeycutt / $175
Denimum by Connie Griner / $350
Envision by Patricia Spainhour / $770
Fallen Log by Kathy Blackard / $425
Field of Flowers by Nancy Kempf / $800
Flirting with the Surface by Natalie Kelley / $500
Florist Bench by Marion Cloaninger / $325
Hay Help #1 by Kevin Kiser / $700
Highland Fog by Shawna Arnold / $950
Hummingbirds by Jeff Murphy / $700
Inner-Outer by Virgini Shepley / $500
IRL (Put Your Phone Down) by Danielle James / $1200
King Midas and the Chickens by Bonnie Richardson / $850
Laced Star Quilt Barn by Jeffrey Boring / $300
Look Inside, the Designs are Interesting by Sue Davis / $70
Luminosity by Kathy Gagnon / $1100
March by Amy Wojdula / $2500
Masks as Prayer Flags by Lani Chaves / $450
Mile Post 290.4, Thunder Hill Overlook by Sabine French / $485
Miles Away by Rachel Kosbab / $200
Morning View in Italy by Patti McCormick / $350
Mountain Sunset by Beth Andrews / $400
Ochre Mixed Media Wall Work by Courtney Tomchik / $800
Old Basket by Shana Krentz / $600
Old Stonehouse by Cathylee Mahin / $1200
Poppin' Peonies by Sharon Grubbs / $250
Red Barn by Ray Travis / $375
Red Orange Haze by Eric Olsen / $4600
Spiral Bowl by John Pelosi / $875
Spring in Bloom by Madlon Glen / $475
Spring River by Sarah Booze / $125
Stomy Haunt by Tonya Canipe / $350
Through Rings of Time by Vanessa Mebel / $250
Tom on the Farm by Linda Relis / $3400
Waiting (Gondolas, Venice) by Barbara Mellin / $250
Watermelons by Peter Pawlowski / $700
Weekend Ready by Melinda Allen / $425
Zippity by Barry Goldstein / $650

Please email to inquire about purchasing one (or more) of these beautiful pieces!

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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 (9am-5pm) & during special events. We are closed on major federal holidays.

Guidelines For The Welborn Gallery

Portfolio Submission Guidelines for Exhibitions (2020/2021):

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