Appalachian Center for Craft


The Appalachian Center for Craft hosts multiple exhibitions annually featuring functional and sculptural works of traditional and contemporary fine craft and mixed media by international, national and regional artists including artists from the Appalachian Center for Craft.

  • Open Call to Curators and Artists

    Open Call to Curators and Artists

    Request for proposals:

    The Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC) is pleased to receive submission proposals from artists/craftspeople and curators for exhibitions for 2024 and 2025. 


    ACC Galleries exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft by emerging, mid- career, and established craft artists. We are seeking well-developed themes that highlight mastery in craftsmanship, featuring new work, pushing the boundaries of craft. Exhibitions can be individual or group shows. If applying as a curator or on behalf of a group, we ask that one person act as a liaison. This will entail collecting paperwork from all parties exhibiting, communicating with the group the requirements and deadlines of the ACC, etc. 


    At the ACC we are interested in cultivating and showcasing work that strengthens the role of craft in contemporary culture and to create a space for craft artists and curators to experiment freely, beyond their usual craft custom or practice. Artists and curators will be given the opportunity to present work which may not be easily presented in conventional craft venues. Experimentation may be in the areas of style, technique and/or concept. Thus the definition/expectations of contemporary craft may be further explored and investigated, and challenging conversations may ensue. 


    The selection committee will be looking for bodies of work/installations that are cohesive, well- considered, informative, challenge the artist, the curator, the viewing public, and which promote craft and contemporary craft practices. Exhibitions are two months in duration and a $200 honorarium per exhibition is offered to help support shipping/delivery of artwork. Artwork is insured while on the premises.



    Submissions must include the following: 


    Letter of Intent/Proposal: 

    •   Clear description of theme/concept and the type of work defined by medium, technique, or function (maximum of 500 words). 

    •   Please describe your current artistic practice, the proposed body of work, installation and overall intent or concept of the exhibition. 

    •   If applicable, describe how this body of work or installation differs from your current practice. 

    •   A list of artists and justification for their inclusion if the proposal is curatorial or a group exhibition.

    •   Proposed or working title of exhibition.

    •   Please also note the 3 different gallery space layouts (see attached files). Note any preference as to the gallery space you would choose for your proposal. 


    Support Material: 

    •   A list of works to be exhibited (include artist, title, medium, dimensions, date of work) or if not yet created, a list/description of what is planned for inclusion. 

    •   Support material which can include any materials relevant to the application, images (minimum 10, maximum of 20), promotional materials, reviews and catalogs.

    •   Image requirements are as follows: JPEG or PNG format, maximum of 1024 x 768 resolution. 

    •   A list of the support material provided including the title, medium, dimensions, and date. 

    •   A curriculum vitae of the principal organizer/curator or artist. 

    •   In preparation for the application we suggest that you have a CV that reflects previous exhibitions, educational background, honors & awards, permanent collections & commissions and residencies. 


    Proposal evaluation in based on:

    •   The artistic merit of the exhibition proposed

    •   The quality of the applicants (or group’s) work to date

    •   The ability of the artist/curator to bring the exhibition to fruition

    •   Applications will only be accepted by email or through               

    •   Proposals will be accepted until midnight, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023



    Phone: 931-372-6882



    Dogwood Gallery


    Lakeview Gallery


    Joe L. Evins Gallery


  • Exhibitions Schedule for 2023

    Dan Mirer, Glass, December 9, 2022 - February 8, 2023
    Anderson & McClay,
    Fibers, December 9, 2022 - February 15, 2023
    Susan Bryant
    , Photography, January 6 - March 22
    Jason Stein, Metals, February 10 - April 17
    Madeline Rile Smith, Glass, February 18 - April 17
    Artist-in-Residence Group Show, March 27 - May 9
    Bachelor of Science Capstone Exhibition, April 4 - 17
    Senior Thesis Exhibitions, Hannah Smith, Emalee Josef, Katy Beth Stovall & Jessee Dee, April 20 - May 3, April 26 - May 9
    American Tapestry Alliance, Fibers, May 12 - July 20
    Rena Wood, Fibers, May 6 - August 2
    Chuchen Song, Glass, July 23 - September 26
    Linda Smith, Photography & Fibers, July 25 - September 24
    Martha Underriner, Ceramics, August 5 - October 1
    Jessica Calderwood, Brent Cole, Jennifer Halvorso and Jacinda Russel, September 29 - November 20
    Faculty Exhibition, Group, October 4 - November 19
    Senior Thesis, TBA, November 22 - December 5
    Bachelor of Science Capstone Exhibition, November 22 - December 5
    Ohlmer and Kepler
    , Glass, December 10 - February 25, 2024
    Taylor Robenalt, Ceramics, December 8 - February 18, 2024
    Catherine Ellis, Fibers, December 8 - February 20, 2024


Exhibition poster

July 23 - September 27, 2023

Folded Stories

Chuchen Song


Rena Exhibiton

› May 6 - August 2, 2023

Material Echoes

Rena Wood

Exhibition Poster

› August 5 - October 1, 2023

Never Done

Martha Underriner

Exhibition Poster

› July 25 - September 23, 2023

ACC Permanent Collection Showcase

Artists featured in the Appalachian Center for Craft's exhibition program are selected through a jurying process during an annual call for proposals.  




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