Shain Gallery

2823 Selwyn Ave, Suite K
Charlotte, NC 28209


Gallery Hours: Monday- Saturday 10-5 pm

Established in 1998, Shain Gallery has earned a reputation as one of the finest contemporary art providers in the Southeast. Located in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, NC, and owned by Sybil Godwin, the gallery was awarded Charlotte Magazine’s "Best Gallery" distinction.

Shain Gallery serves a discriminating clientele of regional homeowners and corporations and represents over forty different nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The gallery offers consultation and acquisition assistance, an annual schedule of exhibitions, and welcomes clients who are just beginning to collect art and those who have been collecting for years.

Sybil Wornall- Gallery Owner

Sybil Wornall was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and has 20 years of experience in the art world. She attended North Carolina State University, and upon graduating, moved to Atlanta to begin her career in galleries.  Sybil worked in galleries in Atlanta for close to ten years, and moved to Charlotte in 2013. She became owner of Shain Gallery in 2017, after almost five years as Gallery Director, and continues to cultivate relationships with artists and clients within Charlotte and across the country. She is always keeping an eye out for up and coming, emerging artists and loves having the opportunity to support her artists and witness their work finding forever homes. She is an avid collector of all art.

Sybil has two daughters, and two Labradoodles, June and Johnny. She loves traveling and visiting art galleries along the way..


Taylor Murtishaw - Gallery Manager

Originally from Westfield, New Jersey, Taylor earned a BA in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Virginia. During her time at UVA, she served as a docent at the Fralin Museum of Art and spent time in Greece cataloguing pottery at the Archaeological Museum of Thebes, experiences that allowed her to interact with art. After school, Taylor returned to New York City where she worked for Christie’s Auction House as part of the Bid Department for over seven years, focusing on the client experience and auction operations. She is excited to return to working directly with art and artists, and get to know the local Charlotte community!


Emma McCuiston - Gallery Associate

Emma is originally from Winston Salem, North Carolina. She studied Art Studies, with a focus in Visual Arts at North Carolina State University. During her time in Raleigh, Emma volunteered at the North Carolina Museum of Art and worked as a gallery associate at CAM Raleigh. Emma is new to Charlotte and excited to join the gallery scene!


Rent the Gallery

We are happy to share this beautiful space with you for any event you have! To inquire about renting the gallery for the night please contact Sybil at The gallery will hold 70 people comfortably.


Shain Gallery accepts artists submissions. Please note the following before submitting your art for consideration:

Do not send original artwork. Do not send anything in the mail. We will not be responsible for returning anything. Do not bring work in the gallery, unless you have made a specific appointment to do so with either Sybil.

If you’d like to submit, please email ten or more low-res jpegs only, plus one detail.

Include the title, year executed, medium and dimensions of each piece submitted in the body of the email.

Email submissions to SYBIL@SHAINGALLERY.COM

Include a brief description of your work, written in English, as well as a resume, biographical history, artist statement, reviews and other material that supplements your work.