American Folk Art & Framing specializes in artwork created by Southern self-taught & visionary artists. We actively seek the work of people who depict their own lives & emotions: creating work that communicates an inner well of experience. The intent of the artwork is to help the artist better understand an event, or their place in the world, not merely to create an object to sell.
Sculptural, figurative & kinetic work, be it from clay, carved wood, or recycled found objects are represented. Fiber, such as quilts, or hooked rugs are also sought. The potters represented are regional-North Carolina & the Georgia Mountains. The face & devil jugs are from the Catawba Valley (NC) & North Georgia. Folk potter traditions-be they Asian or Southern are favorites. Wood firing or salt reductions are preferred. Function is a necessity.
American Folk Art & Framing sells only original works of art, not prints or copies. We require a 50 mile radius of exclusivity-we work with other galleries & arts organizations in the area-we don’t compete against them.
We work directly with living/working artists, no intercedents or representatives.
Purchase and/or consignment arrangements are handled privately and on an individual basis.
Submitting work for consideration:
Artists should send 10 to 15 current images, include title, materials & size with each piece. Your guideline as to what your pricing to the public for should also be included.
Email submissions should be sent to:
Mail photographs to:
American Folk Art & Framing
64 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville NC 28801
Include a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope if you want your materials returned. All care will be taken, but be aware that we cannot be held responsible for submitted items.
A careful review of the materials will be held outside normal business hours.
If the work appears suitable & promising for the gallery, we will contact you & make arrangements to view the actual work. This 2 step process is vital for review, often we are more interested after seeing artwork in person, but this is not always the case.
American Folk Art & Framing is not obliged to discuss or offer a critique of any artwork deemed unsuitable.