PCA&D Alumni

Chalkley Matlack

Class of 2014


• Interdisciplinary fine artist

• Executive Vice President of the River Arts District Association in Asheville North Carolina. The RADA helps to assist over 200 artists in the district hold events, operate the Studio Stroll each year and use marketing strategies to bring people into the district.

• Helps to run Trackside Studios, a co-op studio in Asheville North Carolina where there are active working studios, art exhibitions, classes and workshops.

I came to PCA&D knowing how to look, and left knowing how to see. Seeing is the ability to analyze and appreciate the intent, process, and emotion of people's communication. Between the lines of art is a climate piggybacking off of the struggle and success of civilizations and their journey through social issues, exchange of theologies, and disruptions in governments. I learned that without art, people would have one less way to communicate important issues in their society in order to use emotion to invoke change.