AUGUST 6 - 20: "Small Works: A Group Exhibition"

Join us at the gallery the month of August for small works paintings

  14" x 18" and under, featuring all of the gallery's artists.


    Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery has spent over two decades displaying the works of a variety of local and regional artists. Focusing mainly on landscape and wildlife themed art, the gallery also specializes in antique paintings of the Hudson River Painter period, specifically North Carolina's prolific Elliott Daingerfield. This summer, August 6th through August 20th, Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery will feature "Small Works: A Group Exhibition" in which all the work on display will be 14" x 18" inches and under. 

"Horse and Buggy"    Jason Drake    15" x 12"     $1900

"Horse and Buggy"

Jason Drake

15" x 12"


                Some of the artists who will be featured include Jason Drake, a well-known and well-loved local painter, famous for is Andrew Wyeth-esque oils and egg temperas. Aside from beautiful technique, Drake paints very specific subject matter: beautiful moments of time we rarely stop to appreciate. From portraits to landscapes, Drake captures the simple sentimentality of memories that we so easily overlook.

"Watauga River Rocks"    Mark K. Horton    6" x 12"    $1200

"Watauga River Rocks"

Mark K. Horton

6" x 12"


             Mark Kelvin Horton, a gallery owner and talented painter in Charleston, South Carolina who is well known for his low country marsh scenes will also be featured. Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery has the pleasure of displaying Horton's High Country scenes, farm landscapes, and mountain vistas.

"Red Barn in Valle Crucis"    Robin Wellner    6" x 12"    $550

"Red Barn in Valle Crucis"

Robin Wellner

6" x 12"


             Another artist, Robin Wellner will be on display, her cool palette and textural plein air paintings create a nice contrast to the more representational artists in the show.  Wellner joined the gallery in 2016 and has developed a sucessful following of collectors. In contrast to Wellner's abstracted plein air landscapes, Karla Mann's beautiful wildlife paintings will also be featured on the gallery walls. Mann is an internationally recognized wildlife artist, whose detailed animal paintings are practically indistinguishable from reality.

"Deep in the Forest with Mom"    Karla Mann    11" x 14"    $2800

"Deep in the Forest with Mom"

Karla Mann

11" x 14"


              In addition to the artists already mentioned, pieces by Fred Sprock, Dave Syfert, David Starbuck, Lita Gatlin, Edigio Antonaccio, Wes Waugh, Kyle Buckland, and George Snyder,  will also be on display. For any questions please call the gallery at 828.295.0041 or visit the website,, to see more examples of the artists work. 

 Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery will host a reception for all of the artists participating in the group show on Saturday, August 11th from 5pm to 8pm.