State of the Arts

GreenHill’s annual Winter Show is more visible than ever


“There is the verbal, which separates people . . . and there is the visual, that is understood by everybody.”  So says Israeli sculptor Yaacov Agam.

In other words, art unifies us. And during these challenging times, our collective need for unity . . . for beauty . . . and for meaning crescendos. What’s more, artists long to share what they’ve created to salve our weary souls.

“At a time of historic uncertainty, enhancing visibility and economic opportunities for the state’s creative community is more vital than ever,” says GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art’s Executive Director Barbara Richter, anticipating the museum’s 41st annual WINTER SHOW.

The public opening is on Sunday, December 6, from 1–6 p.m., bringing socially-distanced visitors together safely for an exhibition featuring 400 works by emerging and established artists from across the state, including over one dozen from the Gate City and our surrounding towns. Expect the whole, colorful gamut: paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, wood and fiber works — all available for sale (and tax-free on opening day). Exhibit runs until Sunday, February 7, 2021.

In addition to extending the WINTER SHOW by three full weeks this year, a comprehensive digital catalog (accessible on December 1) now offers optimal viewing opportunities for those who prefer to shop online. Small-group and in-person collector evenings are also available.

GreenHill gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, from noon until 5 p.m. Extra holiday shopping days include Wednesdays, December 9, 16 and 23, same hours. And for those with a 9-to-5, extended hours on Thursday, December 17, will keep the doors open until 7 p.m.

Let’s come together, in the name of art.

WINTER SHOW is free and open to the public. Visit for updates and details on safety protocols.




Art pictures above:

Nikki Blair
Lemonhead, 2019, ceramic
19 x 6 x 4 inches


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