About

About Ashley's Art Gallery

 

We are a fine art Art Gallery with over 4,000 sq. ft. of display area. Normally we exhibit over 50 very fine original paintings and over 80 giclee canvas limited editions.
Located at 701 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
 

One of the lobby areas at Ashley's Art Gallery.
A current view of Ashley's Art Gallery. Our family has sold art at this location since 1973.
Family owned since 1950.
 


In our gift shop area we have a nice selection of North Carolina pottery
and Tiffany Style Lamps.
   

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Rick Mullen - Ashley's Art Gallery owner
 
Grew up on a farm on Wade Nash Rd, Holly Springs, NC.
Operated computer networking & accounting systems business 1985 - 1997.
Always worked at least part-time in the family shop since 1974.
A good listener and a long-time student of the art & framing industry.

 Fine art gallery in Fuquay-Varina, NC
Ashley's Art Gallery present day.
We lease a portion of our building to Jersey Mikes Subs & Salads.

 My Grandfathers store back in the 1950's
Family owned since 1950. We have evolved through the years.

 

In 1950 my grandfather Waylon Stevens built our building, and with his nephew Marvin Stevens, opened a farm supply store at our current location.


Then in 1972, my Mom, Rebecca Mullen changed it to The Shop Easy, a general store, garden shop, along with an art and craft shop.

 

We changed the name to Ashley's, after my stepson Charles Ashley Myers back in 1996.  

We were Shop Easy Arts and Crafts before Ashley's
Around 1990 - Shop Easy Art and Craft Shop.

 My Dad Joe H. Mullen on the west side of the Shop Easy
Shop Easy Art and Craft Shop -around 1987 - Joe H. Mullen - Rick's Dad.
Ennis Street Side.

1 of 8 rooms filled with great art
One of the many rooms of art! Current view.

 Getting ready for the June Carey artist reception
Here is the June Carey's section of our gallery.

  

 

Testimonials

The Mayor of Fuquay-Varina  is a customer of Ashley's Art Gallery

One of a Kind Art Gallery

5 of 5 starsMayor of Fuquay-Varina | Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ashley's is one of the best! Rick Mullen always makes sure the customer is taken care of through the whole experience. His Art Shows continue to bring the best Artist from all over the World to Fuquay Varina and this experience has been very good for theTown of Fuquay Varina. Thanks Rick, John W Byrne Mayor of Fuquay Varina

 

Ashley's Testimonial from Rich Vasconi

Rich Vasconi

Information Developer at IBM - Retired - Linkedin Review

I have been acquiring artwork and other collectible memorabilia from Rick Mullen, the proprietor of Ashley Art Gallery, since 1993. Rick personally gets to know his clients and knows what their interests are in collecting artwork. He continually provides the latest artwork from the most renowned artist in the world. He also brings these artists into his store for art signings. It ends up as a big event with food, beverages and live music at times with everyone having a great time. Rick also donates artwork to many charity events to raise money for a vast variety of worthwhile causes. He was recently recognized as an honorary member of the “Area Son's of Union Veterans Organization” for all his contributions to this organization. If you enjoy artwork, get to know Rick to receive the best service any business owner can offer. 

 

 

About Us

Our family business has been selling artwork since 1973 from this same location. We will strive to help you in the present situation and in the future.

 

Former National Greenwich Workshop Gallery of the Year A former Greenwich Workshop National Gallery of the Year.

Ashley's Art Gallery has been on of the Greenwich Workshop's top galleries since 1997 because we try hard, we take care of our clients and offer them an unique experience by providing them with quality time with some of the most gifted artists painting today.