All funds raised will benefit the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions and programs.
For all the details about our 2018 Gala, please click here.


Call 828.253.3227 or come by 175 Biltmore Avenue. 

We are selling the beautiful Steven Brixner necklace shown below in our Museum Shop at 175 Biltmore Ave. Stop by in person or purchase online.




Humphrey Spender, Suffolk Farmer (Sudbury): Auction Day, 1935 (printed 1983), gelatin silver print, sheet: 15.75 x 11.375 inches; image: 14.25 x 9.625 inches.


Humphrey Spender, Stepney Woman with Large Family, in Leaking House, 1934 (printed 1983), gelatin silver print (inscription on the back indicates it was printed for an unidentified exhibition at MoMA), 15.875 x 11.625 inches; image: 14.25 x 9.75 inches.

One of the leading photojournalists of the 1930s, Humphrey Spender (1910-2005) was born in London, England. Spender began documenting the everyday life of the working-class communities in Bolton and Blackpool, England in the 1930s. The body of work Spender created for the research organization Mass Observation and the weekly publication Picture Post is regarded as an internationally significant development in documentary photography.

Spender’s photographs, such as Suffolk Farmer on Auction Day, 1935, show the artist’s ability to make beautiful the commonalities of ordinary life, highlighting their ability hold interest longer than purely aesthetic images.

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Enjoy this package for dog lovers. Includes something special for you and something special for your pup. Give your best canine friend a day at the puppy spa from Pawsitivity Pet Spa, then express your glitzy canine love with this beautiful beaded necklace by David Chatt. Spend an hour with April Johnson at Asheville Pet Photography for a photo shoot expressing the love between you both.

David Chatt, Black Dog Necklace, 2013, Glass beads, thread, found object on ball chain, Dog measures 4 x 3 x 1 inches.

David Chatt (b. 1960 in Des Moines, IA) is a sculptural glass bead artist. He turns everyday objects into iconic objects by hand sewing glass beads using a right-angle weave stitch that he adapted.

He received his BA from Western Washington University, Bellingham and studied at Pilchuck Glass School and Penland School of Crafts. His work can be found in the collection of the Bead Museum in Glendale, AZ, Corning Museum of Glass, Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Fine Art, Boston.

For additional Artist information, please visit his website

Asheville Pet Photography Details: Photography session is for 60 minutes with up to two pets/family members. You choose location or we can shoot studio style. 30 high resolution files sent by email. Prints and products sold separately. Not redeemable for cash value.

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Dorothy Gillespie, Untitled, aluminum with enamel paint, 48 x 25 x 16 inches.

Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) is known for her site-specific works, often composed of aluminum strips coated in brightly colored enamel. She once told a hometown interviewer that these works were initially inspired by seeing a Christmas tree as a child. Gillespie’s massive constructions have been installed at Lincoln Center in New York City, Epcot Center in Orlando, FL, and in museums in Israel and across the United States, including the Asheville Art Museum.

Originally from Roanoke, VA, Gillespie studied in Baltimore at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and in New York at Atelier 17 and the Art Students League. An ardent feminist, she wrote articles and curated exhibitions of women’s art, and helped to organize the Women’s Interart Center in New York City (1970-1981). She established the Dorothy Gillespie Foundation to support her work and the women’s art movement after her death.

View Gillespie’s work in the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection here or here

For additional Artist information, please visit her website