Nth Degree Gallery & Studios

Whatever, Whenever, and Then Some.


Accepting Applications for a Studio Member

The Nth˚ Gallery & Studios, the High Country's #1 "underground art venue on the second floor," is seeking a studio/gallery member starting in mid-January. The member will have a studio space to work in, but will also be required to participate in the running of the gallery, a commitment which requires between 10 and 20 hours per month and includes weekly meetings, all aspects of prepping for a show, and staffing monthly receptions held in conjunction with Downtown Boone's First Friday Art Crawls. Perfect for someone interested in a place to work while also learning the ins and outs of an exhibition space.

SPECIAL NOTE: The walls, ceiling and flooring in the studios are wood, so artists who need a space for welding or running a kiln (or other heat-related arts) may not find the space adequate for your needs.

TO APPLY: Please fill out the application below and email it along with 3-5 digital samples of your work (jpg, pdf, tiff, max 2mb file size each) to members@nthdegreegallery.com by 9 p.m. on FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015.

APPLICATION FORM: Download our application form here: Fillable PDF (use Acrobat Reader, Preview, or another PDF viewer to complete and save)  |  Microsoft Word doc

Questions or problems with the files? Please email Jamie at sassafrassmolly@gmail.com



2nd Showing of Confrontations… THIS FRIDAY!

In case you missed it... a SECOND opening of Kristina Key's BFA Senior Studio Exhibit is this Friday, December 12!!!! We had a great turn out this past Friday, so let's do it again! Even if you came out the first time, we would love to see you again (and bring friends!)! The reception for this show starts at 7:30 and BYOB! You REALLY don't want to miss this!!!


Confrontations: A Printmaking and Iron Installation

Come visit us this Friday, December 5, for the opening of Kristina Key's BFA Senior Studio Exhibit. Her printmaking and iron installations are something to be seen and experienced. The show opens at 7:30 and BYOB! You won't want to miss this!


16th Annual HalloweeNth Art Exhibit and Costume Party

Get your creative on at the 16th Annual HalloweeNth Show and Costume party this Friday, Oct. 31 at the Nth˚ Gallery & Studios!

Dubbed "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Nth," the exhibition will feature works from over 30 High Country artists in a wide range of mediums.

Art lovers are invited to don their own creative costumes and join the fun downtown from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The show is BYOB, and culinary artists are also invited to bring tasty treats to add to the table.

Held annually since the late 1990s, HalloweeNth has consistently been an open-hanging art show, to which any artist in the community can submit work. Because of the open nature of the show, it garners an excellent diversity of submissions and is consistently one of the strongest shows at the Nth each year. The evening also serves as an excellent place to view costumes as the Halloween crowd weaves in and about other downtown happenings.

The “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Nth” show features a mix of photography, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, paintings and an interactive kinetic sculpture.

The Nth˚ Gallery & Studios is an underground art venue that houses artist’s studios and a gallery space that hosts shows on the first Friday of each month in conjunction with Downtown Boone art crawls. The Nth˚ is located at 683 West King Street in downtown Boone, across from the post office and above the Art Mart.

For more information about the Nth˚, visit nthdegreegallery.com or call 828-719-9493.


Celebrating the Life and Times of a Creative Pirate

Come out this Friday, Sept. 5 from 7:30 to midnight to celebrate the vibrantly colorful creative genius of the one and only Blake Lindsley Wiley, a true Boone character who passed away this past spring. Curated and hosted by his family and friends -- definitely one to not miss.

“Blake was a fine artist, he really did achieve that, and he did it on his own,” says Sam Wiley, Blake's father. “I think his work is excellent, and I don’t say that too much about art.”

The show will feature a mix of his work, including nearly 30 years of highly detailed guerrilla drawings from rock and roll shows, fine art originals, a series of paintings of rustic cabins in serene Appalachian settings, and fabricated medieval weapons.

Throughout his career, Wiley never showed in a gallery setting, outside of a piece here in there in occasional group shows. “A world with Blake in it was just more colorful,” says Alex Neofotis, Blake's girlfriend. “This is a show to honor his work, and to have the show he never had.”

Framed and unframed prints and custom-printed t-shirts of Wiley’s work will be on sale during the show, with proceeds going to help purchase a headstone for Wiley’s grave site.


Tiny Art = Big Art Show

On Friday, April 4 we're reprising our one of the biggest shows in our history by featuring some very small art for the monthly Downtown Boone Art Crawl! We'll have art from over 20 High Country artists include paintings, drawings, ceramics, metal and wood sculpture, fiber art, photography and mixed media -- all under 6" in size. The art may be small, but it's mighty! Attendees are invited to bring and share their own culinary creations, bonus points for miniaturized snacks. Show is BOYB, starts at 7:30 p.m.



LACUNA: A Visual Exploration Into The Unknown



Sweet & Sixteen Anniversary Fundraiser (AND PROM!)

Special Doubleheader
Evening featuring...

SWEET & SIXTEEN PROM @ High Country Press Building on Depot Street ~ 7:30 - 11 p.m., featuring live music, door prizes, art from former members of the Nth for sale, an Art silent auction, and a special Supporter's Lounge filled with delicious eats and treats for folks who donate $75 or more.

MEMBER EXHIBITION @ the Nth Gallery ~ 7:30 p.m. - midnight, featuring art by current Nth studio members, acoustic music and culinary treats.

* Both events are BYOB.

SPECIAL UPDATE: For those of you who know the enigmatic outsider artist Wiili (1956-2003), we will have a never-before-seen "Wiili" in our silent auction. Now's your chance to add one to your collection! To learn more about Wiili, here is an article in the Mountain Times and a page with samples of Wiili's work at Blowing Rock Galleries

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It's official, the Nth˚ is now old enough to drive.

We're also darn happy we've stayed alive for 16 years, providing emerging artists with a place to show in the High Country and studio members with a place to work. So help us make it to 17!

On Friday, August 2, 2013, We're hosting a SPECIAL DOUBLEHEADER fundraiser and anniversary celebration, in conjunction with downtown Boone's First Friday art crawl. See sidebox for details -->

If you’re unable to attend but would still like to donate, please fill out our printable form and mail your donation today.

This year, we need to raise not only enough money to support our operating costs (the usuals of toilet paper, paint and power bills) but also to do some desperately needed gallery repair, including broken windows and replacing aging or broken equipment (including a power drill, belt sander and refrigerator). No donation is too small (or too large), and all help us to keep the lights and the door open on for another year.

So dig out your old prom dress or bow tie and come help celebrate our Sweet Sixteenth in true Boone style!

And thank you for helping us put the “Whatever, whenever, and then some” into the Nth˚.


Symbiosis: The Work of Austin Richards

On Friday, June 7, The Nth˚ Gallery & Studios will host "Symbiosis: Craft and Technology," featuring the creative furniture pieces of Austin Richards. The show will include elegantly detailed chairs, shelves, unique lamps, a Perennial Wood bench and more. The work will include past and current work, featuring his newest body of work entitled Heliodiscus Collection.

A recent graduate of Furniture Design from Appalachian State University, Richards began as a welder in high-end metal fabrication, cultivating a standard for quality craftsmanship that led him to pursue studies in furniture design. His work includes intricate details such as hidden joinery and hand-woven fabric coverings, and has been recognized and exhibited by the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers and the International Woodworking Fair Student Furniture Design Competition.

The show is BYOB and starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit austinrichardsfurniture.com for more images of Austin's work!


Join the Nth Gallery in sending off 5 year member Jonathan Ryan!



Jonathan is moving to Ohio. To end his tenure at the Nth Gallery and Studios he is having his "Nth F.A. Studio Degree Gallery Show" on May 3rd, 2013.

In lieu of going to grad school to get his MFA, Jonathan hung out in Boone and buckled down at the Nth Studios. For 5 years he has been exhibiting and working at the Nth Gallery, constantly refining his unique style of abstract painting. The Nth Degree was his "graduate school". This is the capstone exhibit. THE Nth F A STUDIO DEGREE GALLERY SHOW.

In addition to showing some new works, Jonathan will also be exhibiting past works from his time at the Nth Gallery.

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