BLUE SPIRAL 1 presents work by exceptional artists and object makers in a light-filled, 15,000 square-foot gallery spans three floors connected by an open stairway in the heart of downtown Asheville. This spacious setting allows Blue Spiral 1 to offer considerable diversity, affording accessibility to various tastes and aesthetics.
Blue Spiral 1 maintains an extensive exhibition schedule, presenting over 20 shows annually — often featuring 4-5 simultaneously within various venues inside the gallery. Thematic group exhibitions and individual artist showcases rotate on the lower two levels five times a year, while Blue Spiral 1's upper level features a wide array of works by nearly 100 regularly represented artists including Dean Allison, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, Rick Beck, John L. Cleaveland, Jr., Julyan Davis, Dustin Farnsworth, Patti Quinn Hill, Robyn Horn, Duy Huynh, Robert Johnson, Jan Kransberger, Charles Ladson, Stoney Lamar, John Littleton + Kate Vogel, Mitchell Lonas, Andrew Moore, Matt Moulthrop, Philip Moulthrop, Ward H. Nichols, Brad Sells, Suzanne Stryk and Scott Upton.
The gallery proudly represents the estate of Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949), an early 20th century modernist inspired by spirituality in nature. His highly regarded oils and pastels are included in over 40 museum collections throughout the United States. An area in Blue Spiral's upper level is dedicated to an ongoing and changing display of available works from the Stevens estate.
An exhibition exploring the interplay between science and art. ARTISTS: Eleanor Annand , Terry Ashley, Selin Balci, Alex Gabriel Bernstein , Arthur … more
The artists in Texture employ techniques of weaving, imprinting, carving, and layering to create dynamic works of art. On display in our Lower Level … more
The Story Behind the Tree . Abstract forms by celebrated wood sculptor Brad Sells. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 5-8pm. … more
Blue Spiral 1 will hold a glass take-over exhibition in its upstairs galleries during the 2018 "Summer of Glass." This is in participation with many … more
A solo show of interior and landscape oil paintings by Baltimore artist Matt Klos. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 5-8pm. … more
Join us as we open 4 new exhibitions! Many of the artists will be in attendance. We will begin the evening with an artist talk from Ben Owen III at … more
A solo show exhibiting new and complex wood-fired sculptures and installations by ceramicist Eric Knoche. ** Please note our gallery hours are MON - … more
New sculptural works in wood, metal, and reclaimed skateboards by notable North Carolina sculptor, George Peterson. Peterson's work will be on display … more
Blue Spiral 1 proudly represents the estate of modernist Will Henry Stevens. This exhibition will feature over 25 rarely seen works from the gallery's … more