Bender Gallery exhibits some of today's leading contemporary artists as well as emerging artists creating meaningful work. While the main focus of Bender Gallery is sculpture using glass in its creation we also represent highly respected painters and sculptors of other mediums. We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC.


BALDWIN & GUGGISBERG                                   WILLIAM MORRIS

MARTIN BLANK                                                       KARSTEN OAKS

BETTY CLARK                                                          TOLAND SAND

EINAR & JAMEX DE LA TORRE                             DAVID SCHWARZ

KIM GOLDFARB                                                       THOMAS SCOON

DOROTHY HAFNER                                                VERUSKA VAGEN

NOEL HART                                                              BERTIL VALLIEN

JOSHUA HERSHMAN                                             EMMA VARGA

STEVE JENSEN                                                         STEVEN WEINBERG

CARMEN LOZAR                                                      HIROSHI YAMANO

Featured Artist
Austyn Taylor

I sculpt and draw characters. Drawing from a variety of sources including American hand drawn animation, animist artifacts, graffiti and the internet. I sculpt a character in clay then either glaze it, leave it raw or draw on the surface with pencil. I aim to make ‘respectable’ sculpture in that I pay special attention to volume, form, proportion and selective draftsmanship. I also aim for sophisticated humor, honesty and objective self-knowledge within the work. Austyn Taylor received her MFA in 2016 from Alfred University in New York, USA. Currently she is the anonymous emerging artist resident at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN.

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The Journey is the Destination
Current Exhibition

The Journey is the Destination
Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg
January 2 - March 30, 2018

Hommage a Veronese and Venini

Visit the gallery to see some of Internationally recognized Baldwin & Guggisberg's newest work. Their work is designed using a clean modern aesthetic while utilizing centuries old venetian and swedish glass blowing techinques as well as venetian cold working skills. The main focus pieces of this exhibiton where unveiled at last years Venice Glass Week and at SOFA Chicago 2017. The hangings are among the largest and most dramatic they have created thus far and the new body of work titled Species Novae are a statement to their clean lines that never cease to engage their veiwer. 

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New Glass Art & Architecure no.4/2016
December 1, 2016


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SOFA Chicago 2016
October 7, 2016

SOFA Expo Chicago 2016 Nov 3 - 6

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