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Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Offers Art Spark Art Extravaganza – August 10, 2019

July 6, 2019

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, will host its annual Art Party called Art Spark Art Extravaganza on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Old Bishop Place Farm in Cedar Mountain, NC, from 6-9:30pm. The theme for the Art Party is “des masques . . . something hidden”. The Art Party includes an art auction, featured art chefs, live painting demonstrations, a DJ, and painted servers.

Tickets for this event are $85 per person. Tickets go on sale July 5. Proceeds from this event fund the art programs of the TC Arts Council.

For more information call the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or go to (www.tcarts.org).

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Calls for Artists to Participate in Several Exhibits

January 29, 2019

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, has placed an open call for artists to submit artwork in 2019 for the following open shows: “Balance”, “Figure & Form” and “Small Wonders – Small Works”. TC Arts will also host the White Squirrel Photo Contest and the July 4th Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase. “These are all opportunities for local artists of all ages and mediums to be in an art exhibit”, said Tammy Hopkins, executive director of TC Arts. “We just ask that they follow the theme presented at each exhibit. We are proud that we have 425+ artists a year participate in the TC Arts Council’s gallery exhibits.”

“Balance” an open art exhibit will accept all mediums that fit the theme. It is up to each artist to interpret the theme. The exhibit will run from May 24 – June 21. Artwork should be delivered with the paperwork on May 20 or 21. There is a $5 entry fee if you are not a member of the TC Arts Council. An opening reception will be held on May 24 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk.

The 2019 White Squirrel Photo Contest will be on display in downtown Brevard from May 24 – 27 as part of the White Squirrel Festival weekend. Each photographer may enter up to two photos. There is $5 entry fee, per photo, that goes towards the awards. Photos may be delivered to the TC Arts Council from April 15 – May 17. Judging will happen on May 20. To get a list of the rules and an application e-mail to (tcarts@comporium.net).

“Figure & Form” is an open art exhibit that will hang in the TC Arts Gallery from Sept. 27 – Oct. 18. All mediums will be accepted, as long as it fits the theme. Artwork should be delivered with the paperwork on Sept. 23 or 24. There is a $5 entry fee if you are not a member of the TC Arts Council. An opening reception will be held on Sept. 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk.

“Small Wonders – Small Works” is an open show from Nov. 22 – Dec. 20. All mediums will be accepted, artwork just needs to fit the theme. Artwork should be delivered with the paperwork on Nov. 18 or 19. There is a $5 entry fee if you are not a member of the TC Arts Council. An opening reception will be held on Nov. 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk.

The TC Arts Council will present the 47th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase on Main Street during the 4th of July Celebration. TC Arts Council juries in more than 40 visual artists to sell their artwork on West Main Street – the Art Block during the festival. The event takes place in conjunction with the Heart of Brevard’s annual 4th of July Celebration and the Transylvania Region AACA Classic Car Show. Artists who apply should have their own tents and display items. This is a juried show with a fee.

To get more information on any of the exhibits or to request an application e-mail to (tcarts@comporium.net) or call 828-884-2787. The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC. TC Arts is a 501-c3 non-profit arts organization promoting arts in Brevard and Transylvania County and beyond.

Brevard College in Brevard, NC, Offers 8th Annual Celebration of the Arts – Mar. 24-25, 2018

January 31, 2018

Mark your calendar for March 24-25, 2018, for Brevard College’s Fine Arts Department 8th annual celebration of the arts. This one-of-a-kind event provides an opportunity for the community to witness the transforming power of the arts. With each iteration, the event has become more meaningful with new experiences to be had. This year’s cohosts are BC’s very own Lynne Joyce and BC Board of Trustee member Art Fisher.

The experience will kick off Saturday evening, March 24, 2018, with a Gala event that serves as the Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA) Committee’s principal annual fund raising event. On Sunday, Brevard College welcomes the UNC School of the Arts (UNCSA) Symphony Orchestra to the Porter Center stage, along with conductor Christopher Lees and two of UNCSA’s concerto competition winners.


An Iron Pour at a previous Celebration.

All proceeds from the Fine Arts Gala go directly to the Fine Arts Division, benefitting students of Art, Music and Theater. The funds raised, including ticket sales, proceeds from the silent and live auctions and donations, are used to give students opportunities that would otherwise not be available. Fine Arts activities sponsored by FOFA include sending students to the National Association for Teachers of Singing and the Southeastern Theatre Conference, sponsoring museum trips, spearheading Spiers Art Gallery renovations, and hosting guest clinician performers.

“While fundraising is one of the objectives of the weekend festivities, the Gala is also an opportunity to celebrate our Fine Arts programs and to give attendees a real sense of what their support helps us accomplish,” said Kathryn Gresham, Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Music Major. “Ticket holders have a chance to view and purchase art, hear performances, and talk with students and faculty about their work together. They also enjoy terrific food, wine and live music!”

Watch for additional information in the upcoming weeks and save the date to join FOFA at the 2018 Arts for Life: a Weekend Celebration!

Brevard College is committed to an experiential liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and inspires artistic, intellectual, and social action. Learn more at (brevard.edu), “like” Brevard College on Facebook and follow @BrevardCollege on Twitter.

Editor of Carolina Arts Drops Another Ball From Coverage in Our Jan. 2018 Issue.

January 9, 2018

OK – here’s another exhibit which fell victim to my recent dance with cancer. I don’t know if I dropped the ball or Brevard College did, but I’m taking the blame on this one too. I know we were sent something by the artist or the college and I can’t find it. But I did find this image floating around Facebook today. So here it is. We don’t usually run images like this, but this is the exception – there is always an exception – one kept me in the hospital for a week I did not plan on.

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Call for Artists for 2018 Open Exhibits

December 4, 2017

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, has announced their Open Exhibits for the 2018 season. Tammy Hopkins, executive director with TC Arts said, “Each year we present 12 – 14 art exhibits with more than 425 artists showcasing their creative work. The Open shows are some of my favorite. We put out a theme and any artist in any medium can enter that exhibit as long as their artwork fits the theme. There will be five opportunities for local and regional artists to participate in an open art exhibit at the TC Arts Council Gallery in 2018.”

The 2018 themes for the Open Exhibits include:

“CONNECTED” – this open exhibit will be on display from February 9 – March 2 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on February 5 and 6.

“BREVARD – Where Music Meets the Mountains” – this open exhibit will be on display from May 11 – June 8 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on May 7 and 8. This event is part of the of City of Brevard’s 150 Anniversary Celebration.

The White Squirrel Photography Contest runs May 25 – 28 in downtown Brevard as part of the White Squirrel Festival. Photos should be delivered to the TC Arts Council Monday thru Friday from April 16 – May 15. This event is part of the of City of Brevard’s 150 Anniversary Celebration.

“INTERACTIVE ART” – this open exhibit will be on display from August 24 – September 21 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on August 20 and 21. TC Arts is looking for artwork that the visitor can interact with.

“GROUNDED” – this open exhibit will be on display from October 26 – November 16 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on October 22 and 23.

The theme’s for each exhibit should be interpreted by the artist. All art mediums will be accepted as long as it fits the theme. There is a $5 entry fee to enter each exhibit. To get an application for an exhibit e-mail the TC Arts Council at (tcarts@comporium.net) and request the specific exhibit you are interested in or call TC Arts at 828/884-2787. The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC.

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Call for Artists to Participate in the 45th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase on July 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

Artists who wish to exhibit in the 45th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase on Main Street in downtown Brevard, NC, for July 4th may apply for a booth space through the Transylvania Community Arts Council until June 2, 2017. Applications and more information are available by calling the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or by e-mailing to (tcarts@comporium.net). All art vendors must have their own tent, tables and chairs.

Each year, the Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase features up to 48 regional artists and crafters who are juried into the show based on their excellent original art and craftwork. The event will take place from 9am to 5pm, in conjunction with Heart of Brevard’s Fourth of July Celebration and Transylvania Region AACA Classic Car Show in downtown Brevard. These three-festivals-in-one attract up to 14,000 people annually with music, arts, crafts, food, children’s activities and more. This year the event will take place on Tuesday, July 4. Non-artist vendors wanting to participate must contact the Heart of Brevard at 828/884-3278.

The application and jury fee is $150. Applicants will be notified of jury decisions and receive important event information by June 5, 2017.

For more information, contact the Transylvania Community Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or e-mail to (tcarts@comporium.net).

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Call for Artists to Participate in Art Spark Art Auction 2017 – Deadline July 10, 2017

March 18, 2017

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, has placed a call for artists to create colorful works of art for their annual Art Spark Art Auction which will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. “This year marks the fourth year of the TC Arts Council’s art auction/fundraiser and of local artist’s supporting the arts. We look for works of art in all mediums including: sculptures, paintings, photography, mosaics, fiber, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodworking, metal . . . you pick the medium, then create and donate to this fabulous cause,” says Mary Waldroff, Board member of TC Arts Council and the Art Spark Chairperson.

Art Spark 2017 will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 9pm at the Brevard Lumberyard Arts District. Proceeds from this event support all art programs of the TC Arts Council.  All artists who donate a piece for the art auction will have their work on display at the TC Arts Gallery from July 24 thru August 11. Then the work will be moved to the auction site for the Aug. 13 event. Artists have the option to get a percentage of the sale back or a free ticket to the catered event.

The deadline to enter artwork is July 10.

The TC Arts Council is a 501 c-3 non-profit organization that promotes all arts in the community and serves as the film liaison for the area. The TC Arts Council also organizes the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walks, presents 12 art exhibits a year with more than 400+ artists featured, and provides Arts In Schools programming at the nine public schools.  The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC.

For an artist entry form call 828/884-2787, e-mail to (tcarts@comporium.net) or visit (www.tcarts.org). Sponsors for this event include: Comporium, Platt Architecture PA, Brian N. Stretcher – Attorney and Counselor at Law, Broad Street Wines, Brevard Jewish Community, and the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Calls for Entries for “White Squirrel Photo Contest 2017” – Deadline May 15, 2017

March 7, 2017

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, and the Heart of Brevard present the “13th Annual White Squirrel Photography Contest”, as part of the White Squirrel Festival Weekend (May 27 – 29).

Photos may be delivered to TC Arts in Brevard from Apr. 5 – May 15, 2017.

1) No more than 2 photos per person can be submitted.
2) Photo(s) must be taken by the entrant.
3) Photo(s) must be mounted or framed for display purposes (no larger than 8”x10’ print; frame no larger than 11”x14”).
4) Photo(s) must have on the back of the photo entrant’s name, contact information, and name/title of the photo.
5) Photos cannot be digitally enhanced to change the actual circumstances of the squirrel(s) when photo was taken.
6) $5 entry fee, per photo
Prizes include: 1st Place – $50, 2nd Place $25, 3rd Place $10 and Honorable Mention Ribbons.

Photos will be on display throughout downtown Brevard businesses during the White Squirrel Festival. Photos may be picked up at the TC Arts Council between June 1 – 16, 2017.

To get an application call the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or e-mail to (tcarts@comporium.net).

Number 7 Arts Gallery in Brevard, NC, Seeks Glass and Metal Artists

March 7, 2017

Number 7 Arts, a program of the Transylvania Community Arts Council, located in Brevard, NC, is seeking artists who work in the medium of blown glass and metal sculpture. The gallery, which has been in business for 18 years recently relocated to a larger space which currently showcases 38 cooperative artists.

All metal or glass artists wishing to apply may e-mail Nancy Rosenthal, Jury Chair, at (seldomscene@comporium.net), or stop by the Gallery, to receive an application.  Upon submission, the work will be reviewed by a jury committee and, if approved, will be asked to schedule an in-person interview along with 5 examples of recent work.  In addition, an artist resume’, biography and any other pertinent information will be accepted into the process for consideration.

Please stop by Number 7 Arts Gallery, located at 2 West Main Street, Brevard, NC, or contact the jury chair for further information.

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Calls for Entries for Several Exhibits

December 6, 2016

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The Transylvania Community Arts Council located in Brevard, NC, has placed an open call for artists in any medium that fit the following themes: “Folk Art” and “The Other Side”.  Open exhibits are for any artist living in the region that fit that particular theme.

The open exhibit “Folk Art” will run from Feb. 10 – 28, 2017.  Artwork and paperwork should be delivered to the TC Arts Council between Feb. 6 and 7. There is a $5 entry fee per art piece to participate in this exhibit. Artists may enter up to 4 pieces depending on gallery space. The public reception for that exhibit will be held on Friday, Feb. 10 from 5-7pm.

“The Other Side” art exhibit will run from May 5 – 26, 2017.  Artwork and paperwork should be delivered to the TC Arts Council between May 1 and 2. There is a $5 entry fee per art piece to participate in this exhibit. Artists may enter up to 4 pieces depending on gallery space. The public reception for that exhibit will be held on Friday, May 5 from 5-7pm.

To get information and an application for the open exhibits e-mail to (tcarts@comporium.net) or call TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787. The TC Arts Council hosts up to 12 exhibits a year with more than 400+ artists participating. To learn more about the TC Arts Council go to (www.tcarts.org). To learn more about the art scene in Brevard go to (www.artsofbrevard.org).