We feature a variety of work from local and regionally known artists at the Wilson Arts Center, rotating work approximately every two months with opening receptions held on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Visiting artist lectures take place at 5:30 p.m., just prior to the opening reception.  All gallery exhibits and artist receptions are free and open to the public!

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Visit our Gallery Shop at the Wilson Arts Center, 204 Nash Street South, featuring a variety of handmade and one-of-a-kind treasures from local and regional artists!


3rd Annual National Multi-Media Juried Exhibition

September 14 - November 5
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Juror Talk & Winner Announcement will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Wilson Arts is excited to announce our 3rd Annual National Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibition showcasing 2D & 3D artwork from all over the country. The exhibition opens Thursday, September 14 and will be on display through Sunday, November 5.

This year's show is being curated and juried by artist Ben Bridgers.  The juror’s talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, followed by a reception from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Truist Event Gallery at the Wilson Arts Center. Winners will be announced during the juror’s talk, and Bridgers will give a discussion of his selection process for the show. The 3rd Annual Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibition is sponsored by Farris & Thomas Law Firm.

About the Juror
Ben Bridgers received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Barton College in 1995. Bridgers traveled abroad to begin graduate work at The University of Georgia’s campus in Cortona, Italy. He went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Ga., in 1999. Bridgers taught studio courses at the University of Georgia from 1996-2002, including a 2001 term at the University’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy.  From 2002-2004, Bridgers taught as a Visiting Professor of Art at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and later taught and led the Painting and Drawing curriculum at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., where he earned tenure as an Associate Professor of Art.

He has maintained an active studio practice during the past 30 years and has exhibited his work in galleries and museums across the United States. Bridgers’ work is held in public and private collections throughout the United States, Italy, and Japan. Currently, Bridgers works in his home studio in Durham and serves as the Manager of Park Collection and Exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

"Artist talks for the Visual Arts Series are supported by grant funding from WILSON ROTARY CLUB"


Upcoming Exhibitions

September 14 - November 5
3rd Annual National Multi-Media Juried Art Show

November 16
Holiday Invitational Gala

November 17 - December 23
Holiday Invitational Gallery Gift Shop

January 11 - February 22, 2024
Wilson Active Artists Association Group Show


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