Elizabeth Holden Art Gallery

Fresh, contemporary art and ideas enter the Warren Wilson Art Department through the doors of the Elizabeth Holden Gallery. Art exhibitions, artist talks, informal panel discussions, readings, and other events are scheduled with the intention of providing a gathering place for the sharing of ideas and creative work. All events are free and open to the public.

The Elizabeth Holden Gallery also serves as the venue for graduating student exhibitions in the spring and the biennial faculty exhibition.

The Elizabeth Holden Gallery at Warren Wilson College was established in 1986 as a part of the Holden Visual Arts Center. The Center and the Gallery were named for former Warren Wilson College President Reuben A. Holden and his wife Elizabeth W. Holden.

Exhibition Proposals

The Elizabeth Holden Gallery accepts proposals for solo, group, and curated exhibitions. Work in all media will be considered.

To apply, please send:
- 20 images of artwork
- A list of work with artist’s name, title, media, size, date, installation specifications and/or special equipment needs
-A current resumé
-An artist or curatorial statement

Send all materials via one pdf file no larger than 15MB to with the subject line “Holden Gallery Proposal”.

Gallery Floor Plan PDF

Questions? Contact: Erin Castellan, Art Department Coordinator

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Holden Art Center

701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778
(828) 771-3038
Hours: Mon – Fri, 10–4, Sat 1-5