Archive for the ‘WNC Visual Arts’ Category

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).

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Offers Sale of 2020 “Seasons of Haywood County” calendar

November 26, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, has announced the eight local photographers who have been selected for publication in the 2020 “Seasons of Haywood County” calendar. This 12-month calendar features 13 photos of beautiful Haywood County. The $15 calendar is available for purchase at the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery & Gifts beginning on Dec. 2, 2019.

The photographers that are included in our 2020 Calendar “The Seasons of Haywood County” include:
January-Peter Brown-“Winter in Haywood County”
February-Kelley Jakelis-“Winter Barn”
March-Russell Wyatt-“Elk at Cataloochee Valley”
April-Donald Raff-“Spring Thaw”
May-Denise Seay-“Dahlia”
June-Donald Raff-“Cairn”
July-Beverly Sloan-“Weeping Mountain”
August-Marnie Brooks-“Water Knob”
September-Journal Thomas-“Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly”
October-Marnie Brooks-“Autumn Blue Ridge”
November-Peter Brown-“November in Haywood County”
December-Beverly Sloan-“Snowy Drive”

The cover photo “Fall at Fines Creek” by Kelley Jakelis is also attached.

For further info call 828/452-0593 or visit (www.Haywoodarts.org).

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Participation for Haywood County Studio Artist Tour 2020 – Deadline Feb. 5, 2020

November 26, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, invites all Haywood County Studio Artists to participate in the annual Haywood County Studio Tour scheduled for June 27 & 28, 2020. The Haywood County Studio Tour is a two-day, self-guided, free event in which Haywood County artists open their studios to the public.

To participate, the studio must be in Haywood County. Artists may choose to open their Haywood County studio or to join with another studio host. The HCAC will act as a liaison between artists needing a host site and studios that have space for additional artists. The artist/studio application and Policies for Participation may be found on the Haywood County Arts Council website or pick up from HCAC Gallery & Gifts at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville. E-mail completed forms to (Artist@haywoodarts.org) or mail to P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786.

The deadline for the completed studio tour application is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The Haywood County Studio Tour Exhibit Opening Reception is on Friday, June 5, 2020.

For more information about HCAC programs and events, visit the Haywood County Arts Council website at (www.haywoodarts.org).

The Haywood County Arts Council is a non-profit agency that serves artists and arts organizations in Haywood County. As an affiliate of the North Carolina Arts Council, the Haywood County Arts Council seeks to fulfill its mission to promote artists, art education, and innovation in art. The Haywood County Arts Council and its Gallery & Gifts is located at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Announces the Winner of our Haywood County Open Studio Tour Logo Contest

October 30, 2019

The logo design was chosen by a panel of professional artists and the winning logo designer is Deb Parmele of Canton, NC. Deb Parmele is an HCAC artist member, art glass bead maker, and jewelry artist. The new Haywood County Studio Tour logo, designed by Deb, features a NC brown bear.

The 2020 Haywood County Artist Studio Tour is scheduled for June 27 and 28, 2020, from 10am to 5pm both days. The free, two-day self-guided tour will allow participants to visit approximately 30 working artist studios. Haywood County has a vibrant community of artists who have chosen to live and work in Western North Carolina, making it one of the premier destinations for visitors. During the studio tour, everyone will have a chance to explore Haywood County and experience the diverse artistic talent within our community. Participating artists work in diverse media, including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, mixed-media, sculpture, and two-dimensional applications.

The late June dates were chosen with the hope of ensuring good weather for the tour. Additional information regarding artist participants, locations where maps will be available and participating artist preview reception at the HCAC Gallery on Main Street will be forth coming. Please mark your calendar now for an interesting and enjoyable outing in Haywood County June 27th and 28th, 2020. Plan to pack a picnic for your adventure or stop by one of Haywood County’s wonderful restaurants.

For further info call 82/452-0593 or visit (Haywoodarts.org).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Features Installation by Susan Lenz

October 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: This kind of fell through the cracks while processing info for our Oct. issue.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is presenting an installation entitled, Last Words, a solo installation by Susan Lenz, on view from Oct. 4 – 26, 2019.

There’s an artist talk this coming Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at 4:30pm followed by the opening reception from 5-7pm at the Caldwell Arts Council.

The installation went very, very well and Lenz is looking forward to meeting people who come to the meet-and-greet and the reception! Dozens of her grave rubbing art quilts are surrounded by chiffon banners with stitched epitaphs. The installation is lined with petals collected from cemetery dumpsters. For additional details and images, please CLICK HERE for a blog post.

For further information call the Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Offer Grants to Regional Artists – Deadline Sept. 30, 2019

September 11, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through September 30, 2019. The RAPG workshop for interested artists will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 5:30pm at the Jackson County Library, 310 Keener Street in Sylva, NC.

The grants will fund artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, and more. Projects must occur between December 1, 2019 – June 5, 2020. The deadline for applications is September 30. Grantees will be notified by Oct. 31. Final Reports will be due Friday, June 5, 2020. For application information, visit (www.haywoodarts.org/regional-artist-project-grant). In the west, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000 and follow a competitive application and review process.

The Haywood County Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and local arts organizations throughout western North Carolina working as a consortium. Consortium partners include the Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Haywood County Arts Council, and Jackson County Arts Council. Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of western North Carolina arts partners matches the NC Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists.

For more information, contact Leigh Forrester, RAPG program administrator at 828/452-0593 or e-mail to (director@haywoodarts.org).

Call for Artists to Participate in the 2019 Artoberfest Juried Exhibit in Hickory, NC

September 11, 2019

Here is the call for artists flyer for Artoberfest. We have adjusted the show to be juried for this year (no categories like the typical Artoberfest show).

This year’s Juror is Kristina Anthony, Exhibitions Manager at the Hickory Museum of Art.

Here is a link to the show prospectus, (https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6ff9335c-dca3-4181-bf78-be29b2a2b0b6/downloads/2019%20Artoberfest%20Prospectus%20.pdf?ver=1563105576431).

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)

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Artist Applications to Exhibit Works – Deadline Sept. 6, 2019

August 13, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, invites interested artists to submit applications for inclusion in monthly gallery exhibits or retail spaces. Organizations may submit applications for monthly gallery exhibits as well. All materials are available at (www.HaywoodArts.org) under Artists: Call for Work, or paper copies may be picked up in the gallery at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, during business hours.

Applications are due Sept. 6, 2019, by 5pm. The jury will convene and make selections in October for several exhibits in 2020 as well as retail artists. Applicants will be notified of their status in late October.

“We felt that the jury process has helped enhance HCAC Gallery & Gifts and made the process for artists fairer,” said Leigh Forrester, Executive Director of the Haywood County Arts Council.

For an application materials or more information, visit (www.HaywoodArts.org). E-mail to (GalleryGifts@HaywoodArts.org) with complete applications or questions.