TUCKER'S GALLERY

The Caldwell Arts Council is known for its signature permanent sculpture collection of 80+ 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.  Applications are accepted any time, and change-out of the gallery occurs September 1-15. Email your application & images to office@caldwellarts.com.


*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 FOR SALE IN TUCKER'S GALLERY: 

 

CROSSIS, by Tom Risser of Waxhaw NC - $2,860
Displayed on Main Street in downtown Lenoir
 

POWER FLOWER, by Tom Risser of Waxhaw NC - $1,145
Displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

EXPECTING, by Tom Risser of Waxhaw NC - $1,430
Displayed on Main Street in downtown Lenoir

 

ZAG by John Ross, Morganton NC - $1,000
displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

 

MACHINE #26 by John Ross, Morganton NC - $400
Displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir NC

 

 

CONFIDENT STANCE by Desmond Lewis of Memphis TN - $1,800
Displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PIECES HAVE BEEN SOLD:

- SOLD - VISIONS by John Ross, Morganton NC - $400
displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

 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