Nth Degree Gallery & Studios

Whatever, Whenever, and Then Some.


Amongst – Friday, September 2nd at 7 PM

          Jo & Lye Do A Show




BREAKING NEWS: Nth will be closed on First Friday due to weather

BREAKING NEWS: Due to the impending weather, the Nth WILL BE CLOSED tomorrow night, Friday, Oct. 2 for Art Crawl. The "Rolling Past Then" opening will be rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 9. More details to come. Be sure to join us when the sun is shining -- and stay warm, safe and dry!



This Friday — Rolling Past Then, curated by Sir Tom Foolery

rolling past then exhibit


Nth-sufficient and Overdrawn: The 18th Annual Fundraiser and birthday celebration


Dear Fans and Friends of the Nth Degree,

For eighteen years now, the Nth Gallery has upheld its mission to provide art for art’s sake and to promote up and coming, local talent around the High Country. Over the course of roughly 200+ shows, we’ve provided nearly 1,000 artists with the opportunity to showcase their work. From undergraduate student shows to alumni and former member invitationals, themed group collaborations to professional solo exhibitions, many of these artists have displayed their first shows here, while many experienced artists have used our space to display their explorations in new materials and processes.

We wish that all it took was a sense of dedication and talent to keep the gallery going, but consider that for every show, holes must be patched, walls must he painted, fruit flies must be battled, and our historic old building must be upkept.

< Can't make it to the show? Donate now through GoFundMe >

NTHSUFFICIENT_posterWhile we have a relatively small budget, and each year our supporters rise to the challenge, this year has been a little thinner than most, and we really need your help. This year we have to raise $1,500 to keep the lights on and the shows going. By donating, you are supporting our passion for connecting artists and their work with the art-appreciating community of Boone.

During our fundraising show on Friday, Sept. 4, our mission statement takes center stage -- literally and figuratively -- as we invite our Nth supporters into our studios to meet the members and view their current work and individual processes. Please join us for our coming of age 18th birthday celebration, “Nth-sufficient and Overdrawn.”

The Nth Degree Gallery & Studios, “It’s purpose is the art, to the Nth degree.”

The Nth˚ Gang
Brian, Gena, Jamie, Nick, Sarah, Tommy, Tyler



This Friday, the Nth will be open for an exhibition titled "Convergence/ Subsidence."  The show is full of installation based work, ceramic sculpture, prints, and drawings, by three local artists.  The artists include Nth member artist, Emily J. Smith and Appalachian State students, Aaron Deshields, and Nick Osetek.  The work is fantastic and we are really excited about showing it to the public!!! Come out and enjoy the First Friday Art Crawl!!!! BYOB! Doors open at 7:30 and run until it's over.


See you there!!!


a[type]ical: a handmade typography exhibition

This Friday, March 6, we will be OPEN and having a fantastic time with Rachael Seatvet and her exhibition A[type]ical, which is comprised of large scale photographs, 3-D typography, installation, and video. Her work showcases typography, created manually, without any digital manipulation or Photoshop. Seatvet’s work also addresses topics such as fears, decay and irony through the use of unexpected objects, such as cookies or human hair.

You DO NOT want to miss this show! Come on out and hang out with us! The show starts at 7:30 and goes until midnight. BYOB! We can't wait to see you!





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.



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!