TUCKER'S GALLERY

The Caldwell Arts Council is known for its signature permanent sculpture collection of 83 pieces of original sculpture that are on display throughout the county. People travel to our community to see this unique offering. We also offer sculptural artwork for sale in Tucker's Gallery.*

Tucker’s Gallery was started by two Caldwell County sculptors, Keith Willis and Suzette Bradshaw, with a Grassroots Arts Grant from the State of North Carolina.  The City of Lenoir installed planters in downtown Lenoir and designed twelve of those planters to include steel bases to mount sculptural artwork. Pieces in this gallery remain on display for one year or until sold.  There is no deadline for submitting works for consideration - so email your application & images to info@caldwellarts.com any time.


*Tucker's Gallery gets its name from Lenoir's history books. The Tucker family settled in the area around 1797 and their barn was likely located on what is now Norwood Street, not far from the Caldwell Arts Council. Tucker's Barn was a voting precinct, a muster ground, a store and a place for "frolics" and celebrations. At least one large Fourth of July celebration included a drum corps, a march of Revolutionary veterans and speeches by General William Lenoir. Tucker's Barn became a large meeting place for many gatherings and was so popular a fiddle tune was composed and written titled "Tucker's Barn."  Doc Watson eventually recorded this tune in 1964 on an album titled, "The Watson Family Tradition."


Click here for the application

Click here for the Sculpture Placement Agreement / Sculpture Installation & Inspection Form which will be completed upon acceptance of your application

 

SCULPTURES CURRENTLY FOR SALE IN TUCKER'S GALLERY: 

OBVIOUSLY by Tom Risser, Waxhaw NC - $2,850
(This piece is on display in front of the 
Caldwell Arts Council at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir)

 

MOTHER AND CHILD by Jim Weitzel, Forest City NC - $2,500
Displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

BUCKET OF SPRING by Sam Steffey of Hudson NC - $1,075
Displayed on Main Street in downtown Lenoir

 

UNDYING BEAUTY by Sam Steffey of Hudson NC - $2,860
displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

ABUNDANCE by Raymond Giddens of Simpsonville SC - $1,275
Displayed on Main Street in downtown Lenoir

 

 

AUTUMN BREEZE by Raymond Giddens of Simpsonville SC - $1,280
Displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

VENUS FLY TRAP by Raymond Giddens of Simpsonville SC - $980
Displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

ORANGE by John Ross of Morganton NC - $800
Now displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

INTERCONNECTED by Desmond Lewis of Memphis TN - $1200
Displayed on Main Street in downtown Lenoir

  

A NEW ARISE by Desmond Lewis of Memphis TN - $2600
Displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PIECES HAVE BEEN SOLD:

 BUTTERFLY SPINNER by Raymond Giddens, Simpsonville SC - $1,195 - SOLD April 2017


 UAUNDO by Jim Weitzel, Forest City NC - $2500 - SOLD August 2016

 

LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND - Ray Giddens, Simpsonville SC - $1,200 - SOLD summer 2016

 

REVOLUTION RISE - Desmond Lewis, Memphis TN - $1,800 - SOLD summer 2016