Corrie Manis and Pryor Rayburn

photo credit: erin comerford

The Art Salon

Launched in 2014, The Art Salon is quickly becoming recognized as the venue for thoughtfully-curated, seasonal art shows, featuring over 30 established and emerging artists throughout the Southeast and showcased in private homes throughout Charlotte. 

The Art Salon was founded by mother-daughter team Emmie Dawson and Pryor Dawson Rayburn, who had admired and collected art for years, and were often asked by friends for help finding and selecting art.  In 2017, Emmie and Pryor were joined by Corrie Gilchrist Manis and her mother Shelley Gilchrist, pairing Corrie’s professional experience in the arts and her passion for discovering and collecting emerging artists with Shelley’s great eye for installation from her years of experience (endlessly) rearranging her own eclectic collection.

The Art Salon strives to make collecting art more accessible to anyone interested in finding beautiful works of original art for their home. Over the years, clients and friends have often remarked that The Art Salon serves as a wonderful bridge between traditional galleries and the desire to create community among art buyers and the artists; whose setting in private homes makes the experience more enjoyable, while providing a backdrop that helps them to better envision the art on the walls of their own home, and at a range of price points to make it easy to collect art that they love. 

With two generations of collectors “on the hunt”, The Art Salon brings a wide variety of gorgeous work to those interested in beginning or adding to their art collections.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our seasonal shows, or by appointment, for our art consultancy services.

For more information on art consultation services, or to be added to our invitation list, email Corrie at Be sure to follow us on Instagram @theartsalonclt for information on upcoming shows!