Archive for the ‘Asheville NC Visual Arts’ Category

Asheville Gallery of Art in Asheville, NC, Invites Area Artists to Submit Work

May 28, 2020

The Asheville Gallery of Art (AGA) in Asheville, NC, predicts a revitalized community filled with art, beauty and excitement. We hope you will join us as we anticipate this future. We are currently inviting area artists to apply for membership by June 15, 2020. Though we’ve been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will soon reopen with new works of art that will inspire and thrill our collectors.

AGA is an artists’ cooperative which exhibits original, two-dimensional works of thirty-one member artists. Founded in 1988, Asheville Gallery of Art is Asheville’s longest established art gallery. We are dedicated to representing artists who highlight the diversity of talent in our local area. We offer works ranging from representational to abstract, in a wide choice of subject matter, styles and media. Photographs and computer art are not accepted at this time.

Interested artists may apply to have their work juried. The AGA Application and more information about membership can be found on the gallery website, (www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com). The application deadline is June 15, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the gallery’s decision by July 1st.

Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC, Greets Spring With It’s Annual Glass & Metal Day – April 4, 2020

February 12, 2020

Makers of the Southern Highland Craft Guild are preparing for the launch of their 2020 special event programming at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC, with the fifth annual Glass & Metal Day. As the country’s second oldest, non-profit craft organization, the Guild brings awareness to the endangered process of handmade craft through their free, educational events. This is one of the five educational events hosted throughout the year at the Folk Art Center.

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Guild members will showcase their skills and techniques of glass and metal in the auditorium of the Folk Art Center. From 10am to 4pm, these master craftsmen will be blacksmithing, glass blowing, piercing and annealing metals, knife making, bezeling, repoussé, soldering stained glass, forging and many other processes.

The Guild’s educational event series is a significant outlet that members use to share their process. Often, consumers are not informed of the stories behind their purchased goods. The Guild advocates and cultivates spaces to connect buyers with sellers to foster upward mobility for makers.


Christian Arnold demonstrating the glass flame process

Admission to Glass & Metal Day and the Folk Art Center is free. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, a craft shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway information desk and bookstore.

The Southern Highland Craft Guild is a non-profit, educational organization established in 1930 to cultivate the crafts and makers of the Southern Highlands for the purpose of shared resources, education, marketing and conservation. The Southern Highland Craft Guild is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of the Highway 70 entrance in east Asheville, NC.

For a complete list of artists participating in Glass & Metal Day, visit our Facebook Events page, or visit (craftguild.org/events) or call 828/298-7928. Participants will be announced closer to date.

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC, Offers Spring Sip & Shop Event – March 20 & 21, 2020

February 8, 2020

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC, will celebrate spring with two days of demos, discounts, and wine on March 20 and 21, 2020. The Sip & Shop will take place from 10am – 5:30pm with artist demonstrations from 11am – 4pm on both days. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine while shopping two expansive floors of finely crafted furniture, ceramics, jewelry and much more, contributed by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States. Gallery merchandise will be discounted 10 percent. The discount does not apply to demonstrators’ artwork, custom/special orders, or Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures.

“Our Spring Sip & Shop presents a rare opportunity to get deals on our new offerings for 2020, and it’s also a chance to connect with a few of our local makers,” says Ashley Van Matre, Marketing Manager at Grovewood Gallery.

During this two-day event, Andrea Kulish will demonstrate the ancient Ukranian art of pysanky, a wax-resistant method of decorating Easter eggs. Each egg is designed as a wish, with symbols and colors intended to bring the person who receives it love, health, success, or whatever attribute the artist selects. A first-generation Ukrainian-American, Kulish learned the intricate art of pysanky, which translates to “written eggs,” as a young girl. Now, she not only creates them, using unique folk-inspired designs, but she also teaches classes in the art.


Works by Andrea Kulish

Dollmaker Charlie Patricolo will be in the gallery too, working on cloth dolls in various stages of completion and transforming them into delightful creations. Patricolo has been making dolls for nearly 50 years and is also a fiber arts instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School. In August 2017, she was accepted into the prestigious Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA).

Also demonstrating on both days is fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Craft Program. Kennedy will be needle felting cairns and decorative bird nests using locally dyed wool.

Established in 1992, Grovewood Gallery is nationally recognized for its dedication to American fine art and studio craft. Located in historic Grovewood Village in Asheville, NC, the gallery is noted for its charming, old-world setting and rich craft heritage. This site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, an Arts and Crafts enterprise that played a significant role in the Appalachian Craft Revival during the early 20th century. Today, Grovewood Gallery offers two expansive floors of handcrafted treasures by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States.

Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am – 5:30pm, and Sunday from 11am – 5pm. Free parking is available on site.

For more information, visit (www.grovewood.com).

HotWorks.org Calls for Participation in Outdoor Asheville, NC, Art Show – Oct. 26 & 27, 2019

August 15, 2019

HotWorks.org 4th Asheville Fine Art Show™
October 26 & 27, 2019
Outdoors at Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville, NC

The Perfect Community Event to be Part Of Asheville Fine Art Show

NOTEWORTHY:
*Limited to 175 Artists – all art is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show

*Limited onsite marketing and/or community enrichment opportunities

*Reach a cultured, art buying patron with money to spend on fine art and fine craft

*Convenient parking for artists and patrons

*Comprehensive Marketing and PR campaign

*Professional Artist Awards $1,500

*Youth Art Competition Awards $250

The Asheville Fine Art Show presented by HotWorks.org focuses on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. The Asheville Fine Art Show is juried by art professionals with criteria for judging based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity.

Show Producer & Director Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media & event experience. Since 2003, she has gained a national outstanding reputation for quality juried fine art and fine craft shows. Narozny networks with local media to bring high-end patrons to the show.

Call for Youth Artists! Institute for the Arts & Association, the associated 501c3 non-profit features a Youth Art Competition. Young Artists in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 are encouraged to enter his/her art that is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards as students begin to learn the rules and are exposed to the entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living.

Limited On-Site Marketing &/or Community Enrichment Opportunities

Each package is tailored to meet your corporate marketing or community enrichment goals.

Come join us and see for yourself why Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show is the Best!

Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.
e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org)
941/755-3088
248/762-2462 Cell
(www.hotworks.org)
(www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows)

HotWorks.org 4th Asheville Fine Art Show™ Takes Place Outdoors at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville, NC – Oct. 26 & 27, 2019

March 18, 2019

*Limited to 175 Artists – all art is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show

*Limited onsite marketing and/or community enrichment opportunities

*Reach a cultured, art buying patron with money to spend

*Convenient parking for artists and patrons

*Comprehensive Marketing and PR campaign

*Professional Artist Awards $1,500

*Youth Art Competition Awards $250

The Asheville Fine Art Show presented by HotWorks.org focuses on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. The Asheville Fine Art Show is juried by art professionals with criteria for judging based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity.

Show Producer & Director Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media & event experience. Since 2003, she has gained a national outstanding reputation for quality juried fine art and fine craft shows. Narozny networks with local media to bring high-end patrons to the show.

Institute for the Arts & Association, the associated 501c3 non-profit features a Youth Art Competition. Young Artists in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 are encouraged to enter his/her art that is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards as students begin to learn the rules and are exposed to the entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living. (We are looking for a sponsor for this area.)

Limited On-Site Marketing &/or Community Enrichment Opportunities include:

Presenting Sponsor
Service/Product Official

Youth Art Competition K-8
Professional Artist Awards
Information Booth
On-Site Marketing Opportunity

Each package is tailored to meet your corporate marketing or community enrichment goals.

Come join us and see for yourself why Hot Works shows are the Best!

Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer by e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org), telephone at 941/755-3088, cell at 248/762-2462, visit (www.hotworks.org) or (www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows).

Southern Highland Craft Guild Celebrates Summer of Glass at the Guild’s Biltmore Village Gallery in Asheville, NC – June 16, 2018

June 9, 2018

The gallery of Southern Highland Craft Guild in Biltmore Village in Asheville, NC, will showcase two generations of glassblowers on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 2:30 to 5pm. Celebrating Asheville’s summer focus on glass with the ongoing Chihuly installation at the Biltmore Estate, the Guild is offering an afternoon for the public to meet glass makers to learn more about the craft of glass and their stories. Wine, cheese and other lighter fare will be provided, as well as live entertainment.


Work by Loretta Forde

Members David Wilson and his wife Loretta Forde will be at the gallery sharing their technique and passion for this craft. Wilson has been blowing glass for over 35 years, and has been heavily involved with Penland School of Crafts both as a student and an instructor. Forde, has also been a student of Penland, and spent many years apprenticing with local glass blowers to refine her technique. The two own and operate Toe River Studio Glass in Burnsville, NC, making a range of functional to one-of-a-kind objects. From vases to paperweights, to large bowls and plasma sculptures, the gallery will showcase a selection of their work.


Work by Hayden Wilson

In addition, their son and well-known glass artist, Hayden Wilson of the NC Glass Center, will also be showcasing his work and talent. Hayden was raised in the glassblowing scene of Western North Carolina and has worked professionally in glass for the past six years. He also has ties with Penland, as well as Chihuly’s school in Washington State, Pilchuck Glass. His aesthetic carries clean lines inspired by modern and utilitarian design. Many of his vessels and sculptures, as well as lighting, have been commissioned by local restaurants in the Asheville area.

This event is the first in a series of glass-focused happenings at the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s gallery in Biltmore Village. The event is free and located at 26 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Parking is available in the rear of the building, or down the street in the garage. The gallery features nearly 200 makers from the Southern Highlands.

More information is available at (https://www.southernhighlandguild.org/event/generations-in-glass/).

Asheville Fine Art Show Calls for Entries for Its “Youth Art Competition” – Deadline May 1, 2018

March 31, 2018

Nationally-renowned art show organizer Hot Works, LLC is inviting aspiring young artists ages 5 through 13 (grades K-8) to participate in the “Youth Art Competition” it is holding in conjunction with the Asheville Fine Art Show on May 19 & 20, 2018. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.

Hot Works has a long history of promoting art education in connection with its fine art shows. One way in which it seeks to accomplish this goal is by inviting local youngsters to compete in an adjunct youth art competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13. Sponsored by the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. (the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is part of the art fair), the competition gives budding young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. As a bonus, competitors are provided with prime space within the show to display their entries, and $250 in cash awards for the winners.

The Asheville Fine Art Show features work by up to 125 fine art and craft artists who have been juried into the two-day event by a panel of professionals in evaluating and judging artwork of all kinds and descriptions. The exhibiting professionals are on sight throughout the show, and students participating in the competition are afforded the opportunity to speak with them and ask questions about their process, inspiration and what it is like to participate in art festivals and fairs as a career.

“In these ways, our youth art competition provides students with an unmatched learning experience,” states Art Show Director Patty Narozny. Criteria for judging the youth competition is the same as that employed to judge the work of the show’s professional artists: technique/execution and originality.

Applications are available at (www.hotworks.org). For more information, please contact Show Director Patty Narozny at 941/755-3088 or by e-mail at (Patty@artsandeducationinc.org).

The Asheville Fine Art Show brings to Asheville and surrounding communities new original paintings, drawings, pastels, photography, ceramics, clay, glass, sculpture, wood working and carvings, fiber art and art jewelry from the ateliers, studios and workshops of some 125 local and internationally-acclaimed artists. It takes place indoors in the cozy Asheville suburb of Fletcher at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

Since 2003, Hot Works LLC has established an outstanding national reputation for producing high-quality juried art shows, with four of its five shows ranked in the top 100 in the nation. Festival Director Patty Narozny personally attends to every detail, ensuring that the art on display is personally made by the exhibiting artists and of the highest quality, which allows patrons to buy with confidence that they are getting original, top-notch works of art.

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Issues Open Call for Artists of Southern Appalachia – Deadline Mar. 31, 2018.

February 26, 2018

The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is accepting submissions until Mar. 31, 2018, from artists of the Southern Appalachian region for “Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia”, the inaugural exhibition of the new Asheville Art Museum when it reopens in early 2019.

“Appalachia Now!” will feature emerging and established artists from North Carolina and its bordering states: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The exhibition will include artists of all media, such as painting, sculpture, new media, dance and film. Public programs and performances will be held in conjunction with the exhibition. A full-color catalogue featuring the selected works will be made available in print and online along with an online registry of all Open Call applicants. The registry will include information provided by the applicants through the Open Call and will be an invaluable resource for both promoting artists of the Southern Appalachian region and providing the public with a finding tool for information about these artists and their work.

CURATOR & JUROR
Jason Andrew is known for his exhibitions of interdisciplinary artistic practices. Since 2004, Andrew has headed the Estate of artist Jack Tworkov and has curated exhibitions of Tworkov’s work at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (2016) and the Asheville Art Museum (2015), among others. In 2004, Andrew co-founded with choreographer Julia K. Gleich the non-profit arts organization Norte Maar, whose founding mission is to encourage, promote and present new collaborations in our time through exhibitions of and performances by emerging and mid-career artists. Since 2016, he has also led the Estate of Elizabeth Murray and in 2018 curated a one-person exhibition of Murray’s work at Pace Gallery. Andrew is the curator of Appalachia Now! and will work with members of Museum staff to review the Open Call entries.

ELIGIBILITY
Artists of the Southern Appalachian region working in all media within the boundaries on the map below are eligible to apply. Click here (https://ashevilleartmuseum-my.sharepoint.com/personal/jswanson_ashevilleart_org/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fjswanson%5Fashevilleart%5Forg%2FDocuments%2FAppalachia%20Now%20Map%2EJPG&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fjswanson%5Fashevilleart%5Forg%2FDocuments&slrid=ccc74c9e%2D108b%2D5000%2D63fa%2D30bc2ab560c5) to see an enlarged map.

Artists may submit through Mar. 31, 2018.

For more information about submission requirements and to apply, interested artists can click here (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5138) or visit (www.ashevilleart.org) and click on the link under the heading Open Call for Appalachia Now. Please e-mail Lola Clairmont at (lclairmont@ashevilleart.org) with questions.

Last Days to Apply to be Part of HotWorks’ Asheville Fine Art Show – Deadline Feb. 15, 2018

February 9, 2018

The 2nd annual HotWorks’ Asheville Fine Art Show will take place on May 19 & 20, 2018, at a new location, at the WNC Agricultural Center, Davis Event Center, just outside of Asheville in Fletcher, NC.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2018.

The application can be viewed at (https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5832).

The Asheville Fine Art Show is produced by Hot Works fine art and fine craft shows, a company that has earned a national outstanding reputation for top-notch, high quality juried fine art and fine craft shows in Boca Raton and Estero Florida, and West Bloomfield, Michigan

· Asheville is, by far, North Carolina’s most affluent and sophisticated art-buying and art-loving audience

· All art must be original and personally handmade by the artist who is at the show – please do not apply if you do not personally make the work

· Juried by Art Professionals whom have an art education and art show experience

· Hot Works Executive Producer Patty Narozny has a loyal artist following because:
o She works hard to keep out the buy/sell/import/flea market items – and does the research to keep it out
o She knows how to work the media, and brings in cultivated patrons with money to purchase high-end art
o Patty’s unique brand of marketing with Hot Works has consistent, proven success
o Patty respects and always does her best to do what’s right for the artists and for the art fair industry
o Patty has 30+ years’ experience as a successful event and media producer and the know-how to connect artists with art-buying audiences
o Each artist’s booth sign states emphatically, “All work in this booth is personally handmade by…”

· $1,500 in professional artist awards

· No stages or pulsating music! Music is low-key so you don’t have to shout to sell your art.

· WNC Ag Center/Davis Event Center provides:
o A newer-built facility that is well-attended for a variety of events throughout the year
o Plenty of free parking
o An indoor facility where “weather” is controlled and always pleasant
o A location where patrons come specifically to purchase art

· Upon acceptance into the show, booth rent is $475 for a 10’x10’ area; includes 8’ white pipe and drape to separate space between booths plus a pole to go across the top front of your booth to hang lights, if needed

· Absolutely no more than 180 artists (or less)

· Limited onsite marketing opportunities, sponsorship and community enrichment packages are available

· Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on visual arts, ethnic diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth

· Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 is integrated into the art show within a 10’x20’ space. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, students are encouraged to enter his/her original art that is publicly displayed the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards; youth art application deadline is May 1; Applications for the youth art competition can be found at (https://hotworks.org/about-us/artist-applications/)

If your first priority is sales, then Hot Works shows are for you. Except for Asheville, NC – our brand-new show in 2017 – all of Hot Works shows are voted top 100 art shows in the nation – they include:

16th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 28 & 29, 2018, West Bloomfield, Michigan – outdoors – Voted top 100 art shows –10 years in a row!

22nd & 23rd bi-annual Estero Fine Art Shows – November 17 & 18, 2018 and January 5 & 6, 2019, Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers, FL – outdoors

10th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show, January 26 & 27, 2019, Downtown Boca Raton, FL – outdoors

Interested? Please contact Executive Producer Patty Narozny by e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org), or call 248/684-2613 or 941/755-3088.

More info at (www.hotworks.org).

At Hot Works, your art is our passion!

Pink Dog Creative in Asheville, NC, Offers New Mural in Asheville’s River Arts District

December 4, 2017

Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce a new mural on its’ containers across the street from 342 Depot St. in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.

In a continued effort to build bridges between the River Arts District and the Southside community. Pink Dog Creative has commissioned the second of our Southside neighbors, Jenny Pickens, to design and paint a mural. Pickens grew up in the Southside community and is an accomplished artist. Her design, entitled “Zolas Embrace” (peaceful earth) depicts a woman stitching the world back together.


Mural by Jenny Pickens

Pickens says, “With so much negative energy going on worldwide, I wanted to show mother nature repairing the world with the love that’s been lost. We all share a common goal. Peace on earth.”

Stop by Pink Dog Creative, 342-348 Depot Street, to see the completed mural.

For further information contact Hedy Fischer by calling 828/216-1331 or e-mail to (hedy@pinkdog-creative.com).