Tucker's Gallery

 

Current Tucker's Gallery Inventory

The Arts Council exhibits sculptures along the streets of downtown Lenoir in Tucker's Gallery, which is a partnership with the City of Lenoir's Tourism Development Authority.
These pieces are on loan from the artists for up to one year, and most are available for sale. Scroll down to view the current inventory.


 

"Impact" by Jim Weitzel, Forest City, North Carolina
$2,800
Located on Main Street in downtown Lenoir

 

"Life Study  VI" by Ralph Bogardus of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
$1,800
Located on West Avenue in downtown outside the City of Lenoir office building

 

"Garden Cat" by Todd Frahm of Asheville, North Carolina
$2,400
Displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

"Flyfishing" by Todd Frahm of Asheville, North Carolina
$4,600
Displayed on Main Street in downtown Lenoir

 

"Lookout" by Todd Frahm of Asheville, North Carolina
$2,800
Displayed on the corner of Main Street & West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

 

"Shaman" by Jim Weitzel of Forest City, North Carolina
$1,600
Located on Main Street in downtown Lenoir
 

 

"Wind Chaser" by John Ross of Morganton, North Carolina
$1,200
displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

 

The sculptures below have been sold.

SOLD - "Visions" by John Ross of, Morganton, North Carolina
$400

 

SOLD - "Butterfly Spinner" by Raymond Giddens of Simpsonville, South Carolina
$1,195


SOLD - "Uaundo" by Jim Weitzel of Forest City, North Carolina
$2500

 

SOLD - "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" by Ray Giddens of Simpsonville South Carolina
$1,200

 

SOLD - "Revolution Rise" by Desmond Lewis of Memphis Tennessee
$1,800

 

The Caldwell Arts Council is known for its signature permanent sculpture collection of more than 80 original pieces that are on display throughout the county. People travel to our community to see this unique offering as well as to shop the sculptural artworks 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 year round. 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