Archive for the ‘WNC Visual Arts’ Category

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!

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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.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Seeks Artists for 2019 Exhibitions – Deadline is Jan. 31, 2018

December 31, 2017

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, will accept portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2019 at either our Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5 to 8 weeks) or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Other exhibition sites may be available in 2019 as well.

All details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-guidelines/) and portfolios will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2018.

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities and collection programs that foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County.

Our center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions.

The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.

The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. For information on the gallery space or to see a list of upcoming exhibits please visit our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors and sponsorships.

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.

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).

At Turtle Island Pottery Holiday Happiness is in the Details

November 28, 2017

Take time to look a the details in our work.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our showroom will be open this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10am-4pm. It is full and ready for you to select from the whole lot! When we have a full display, you will see something different every time you turn around. Come visit, look at the details and find that special gift. Enjoy a warm drink and snack.

Dec. 8-9, 2017, we will be in Hickory at A Crafty Christmas. Click here for a list of exhibitors, several Southern Highland Craft Guild members and many artists from the region will be there.
Contact me ASAP for free tickets, I have 4 to give out, waiting at the ticket booth with your name!

As always, if these dates don’t work for you, give us a call and we can meet you at the showroom!

Turtle Island Pottery, 2782 Bat Cave Road, Old Fort, NC.

For further info call 828/669-2713 or visit (www.Turtleislandpottery.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Seeks Artists for 2019 Exhibitions – Deadline is Jan. 31, 2018

November 13, 2017

The Caldwell Arts Council, in Lenoir, NC, will accept portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2019 at either our Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5 to 8 weeks) or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Other exhibition sites may be available in 2019 as well.

All details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-guidelines/) and portfolios will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2018.

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities and collection programs that foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County.

Our center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions.

The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.

The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. For information on the gallery space or to see a list of upcoming exhibits please visit our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors and sponsorships.

CVCC Student’s Artwork Selected by Hickory Museum of Art Guild to Represent 43rd Annual Angels of the Arts, Evening for the Arts in Hickory, NC – Nov. 11, 2017

October 30, 2017

The Hickory Museum of Art Guild, in Hickory, NC, in a cooperative effort with Catawba Valley Community College, has announced the winner of a graphic design competition for advertising a November 11 Guild event. The submission by Melissa Mooney, a second-year student majoring in Advertising and Graphic Design, was chosen from among eleven different presentations by CVCC students. Hers was selected by the HMA Guild to represent the 43rd Annual Angels of the Arts, Evening for the Arts. Posters, online information, and mailed invitations for the HMA Guild event will feature Melissa’s artwork.

Mooney, 18, resides in Alexander County and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Student Leadership Academy. She also participated at SkillsUSA as the graphic designer for CVCC’s entrepreneurship team. The team received gold at the state level and silver in the national level for 2017. Melissa’s volunteer efforts include being a youth soccer coach at the YMCA and summer youth programs at Hickory Cove Bible Camp where she has been a counselor, lifeguard, photographer, and assistant to the marketing director. In her spare time, she enjoys art and sharing her creative skills with others.

“We have been doing this with CVCC for about four years,” says Robyn Parker, HMA Guild chair of Evening for the Arts. “They have designed our invitations for one of our spring events and three of our fall Angel of the Arts events. During this whole time the students have turned out beautiful work. Each student has different talents, so it is fun to see what choices they give us. We are always excited to work with them and their instructor, Jennifer Cobb.”

The Advertising and Graphic Design program is part of the Fine and Applied Arts department at CVCC. It is a two-year degree that explores multiple areas of design including print design, packaging, typography, interactive design, web design, and more. For information about the program, contact the program head, Jennifer Cobb, at 828/327-7000, ext. 4020 or by email at (jcobb@cvcc.edu).

Evening for the Arts will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, from 6-9 pm at Lake Hickory Country Club. Guests will enjoy live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, two tickets for the beverage of their choice, and participation in both live and silent auctions. Reservations are $50 and should be placed by Friday, Nov. 3rd via (www.HickoryArt.org) or by contacting the Kelly Smith with Hickory Museum of Art at 828/327-8576.

This year’s event will again include a raffle drawing. The winner will have a choice of one of the following trips: a Royal Caribbean Cruise for Two (4 or 5 nights), a Fairmont Scottsdale Golf and Spa for Two in Scottsdale, AZ, or a $1000 Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago Shopping Spree. The winner does not need to be present on Nov. 11 in order to win. Raffle tickets are $35 each and may be purchased on the website, the museum office, or from any HMA Guild member.

Major sponsors of this year’s Evening for the Arts are David E. Looper & Company, and Alex Lee/Lowes Foods/ Mr. and Mrs. Boyd L. George. Other sponsorship levels are still available and can be arranged by contacting the museum at 828-327-8576.

Hickory Museum of Art is located on the SALT Block, 243 3rd Ave. NE, Hickory NC. Admission is free. For more information about Museum exhibitions, art, classes, field trips, and events, visit (www.HickoryArt.org) or call 828/327-8576.

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, to Host a One-Day Contemporary Native American Art Symposium – Nov. 10, 2017

October 30, 2017

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, will host a one-day Contemporary Native American Art Symposium from 9am-4pm (free with registration, while space lasts) on Nov. 10, 2017, at the WCU Bardo Arts Center.


Shan Goshorn, Self Portrait (From the Earth Renewal Series) computer-generated, double-exposed black/white photo on canvas, hand-applied photo oils, 60″ x 40″

Immediately following from 5-7pm is the exhibition reception for “Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art”. The reception features live artist demonstrations and traditional Cherokee food tastings. Then immediately following the reception, is the ticketed keynote performance from electronic tribal hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) at 7:30pm.

“The symposium brings together a veritable who’s who of Southeastern indigenous artists, curators, collectors, and scholars. Anyone interested in Native art shouldn’t miss this rare opportunity to engage with so much knowledge and talent,” said Jeff Marley is the Heritage Arts Dept. Chair for the Nantahala School for the Arts at Southwestern Community College.

Western Carolina University, 1 University Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723, Bardo Arts Center 137B

For further info call Jill Jacobs, Marketing Manager at 828/227-2505.