Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, to Host Art Spark 2015, Art Auction & Garden Party – Aug. 9, 2015


The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host its summer “fun”-raiser ART SPARK – ignite your passion for the arts, on Sunday, August 9 at Old Bishop Place Farm in Cedar Mountain, NC, from 5-8pm. This will be an art auction of “Outdoor Art” and a Garden Party. The auction items of garden and outdoor artwork are designed and crafted by local artisans. There will be a live auction, silent auction and a raffle during the evening. Come experience the creative process as several local artists create paintings during the party to be auctioned as the evening’s Grand Finale. Live painters include: Ann DerGara, Eric DerGara, Ashley Sterling Lowe, and John Davis.

Pine Cone Yard Sculpture by Transylvania County Artist – Charles Guffey

Tickets to Art Spark are $55 and include: heavy hors-d`oeuvres, two drink tickets, dessert and the chance to participate in the auction. All proceeds benefit the Transylvania Community Arts Council.  To purchase tickets contact the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or stop by at 349 S. Caldwell Street in downtown Brevard.

Participating artists include: Christine Kosiba, Charles Guffey, Suzie Knapp, Elda Brown, Katy Rosenberg, Isabelle Von Losch, Joseph Basting, Freddie Hart, Sue Hershey,  Rob Travis, Jill Hayne, Shellie Lewis-Dambax, Joe Bruneau, Dan Bresnahan, Dave Lassater, Mary Murray, John Dodson,  Marty Ray,  Hanes Hoffman, Terry Barham,  Peggy McGoldrick, Chuck Kidwell, Mark Connelley,  Amy Schoenacher,  Anita Funston , Mossin’ Annie Martin, Patricia Travis,  Barbara Walter, Deborah Kidwell, Susan Stanton, Rachel Rogers & John Peil and many more.

Event Sponsors include: Food Matters Market & Café,  Encompass Advisors, Steve Owen & Associates,  Harris Architects,  Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Oskar Blues, Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques, Catherine & Kent Heuser, ROOST, Brevard Health & Racquet Club, Connie Boylan, Leadership First Co, LLC – Lynne C. Joyce,  Water Oaks Dental Group – Doctors Krishinger & Root & Assoc, PLLC, State Farm Insurance – Meredith Baldridge Agent, Amy Jo Riddick – Accounting & Financial Services, and Ingles.

Businesses donating auction items: Range Rover – driving experience at Biltmore Estate, Harris Ace Hardware – garden supplies, New Leaf Nursery, Grateful Dog – gift basket, Brevard Health & Racquet Club-1 month membership, Juice Plus+ Dori Miller—Tower Garden,  Kathy Zimmermann – Designs by Kathy,  Bill’s Boiler Room—Appalachian Coffee and much more.

To become a participating artist, sponsor or donating business, please contact Kristin or Tammy at the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or by e-mail to (

To catch a sneak preview of auction items for Art Spark, stop by the TC Arts Council Gallery for the Art Spark Exhibit which will run from July 24 – August 7. A reception will be held from 5-8pm during the July 24 Gallery Walk and TC Arts Council’s Annual Meeting.

For more information call the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or go to (


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