American Folk Art & Framing, Asheville

4.8
#18 of 27 in Museums in Asheville
Because contemporary folk art is so expressive, colorful and full of emotion it is important to select artists whose work is acclaimed as well to acknowledge new talent. We love narrative in paintings, and that feeling of being welcomed to a community, a home, an artist's life. The self-taught artist is brave: with no training to fall back upon, their heart, resourcefulness and natural born talent shines through.

Additionally, Southern folk pottery traditions run deep and wide in this region; our focus is on potters who are still employing wood-fired kilns and hand-digging their own local clay and glaze materials (aka ‘wild clay'). The famous clay communities are all represented--Penland School, Seagrove, Asheville, the Catawba Valley as well as a few face jug makers from the mountains of Georgia. Several of our potters are making stoneware tableware sets, and all of our potters are creating pieces that are both functional and beautiful.

We represent over forty artists from across the South and Deep South, folks whose paintings and pottery will bring an other special story to your home and life.
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  • I was initially interested in the historic building, but pleasantly surprised by the art inside. The historic building was renovated by the gallery owners.  more »
  • We're locals and we love to mix in folk art with our eclectic collection. Betsy Rose is fabulous with the selection of known artists she represents. Plus, she's got an excellent eye for framing custom...  more »
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  • We love this gallery, possibly just because Betsy Rose is such a charming and knowledgeable dealer....and it's just fun to visit. It's our go-to spot in Asheville, every time.
  • I love looking through the collection of folk art housed here. It is an amazing collection of artwork. Every time I enter, I find something which fascinates me or captures my imagination.

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