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Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls For Art Works for Two Exhibits

March 31, 2018

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, extends a call to all clay artists to participate in an upcoming May 2018 exhibit showcasing handcrafted clay mugs and creations in oil. Please submit a complete application, as well as an image of the work you plan to submit, and a paragraph explanation of that work. Timeline: Applications are due April 2 and may be downloaded from (www.haywoodarts.org). All artwork will be dropped off at the Arts Council office May 1.

A Call to Artists—Freedom: An Artist’s Point of View
The Haywood County Arts Council and local non-profit, REACH, are co-sponsoring the June Exhibit. REACH serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and teen dating violence. They not only operate a 24-hour helpline and emergency shelter, but also provide victim advocacy, legal assistance, counseling referrals, and community education. We ask that interested artists select one piece to donate for this show – we are seeking variety and wide participation. Work themed around freedom and the arts are encouraged. All mediums are welcome for this exhibit. Please submit a complete application, as well as an image of the work you plan to donate OR a digital sample of the donated work and a one-paragraph artist’s bio. Timeline: Applications are due April 2 and may be downloaded from (www.haywoodarts.org). All donated artwork will be dropped off at the Arts Council office May 29 & 30.

For further info contact Leigh M Forrester, Executive Director by calling 828/452-0593, e-mail to (director@haywoodarts.org) or visit (www.haywoodarts.org).

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Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Offers International Festival Day – July 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

The Haywood County Arts Council announces International Festival Day on a Saturday, July 20 from 10am until 5pm in historic downtown Waynesville, NC. International Festival Day is the highlight of regional performances by international folk dancers and musicians from Folkmoot USA which takes place on July 18 through July 29, 2013. Visit (www.folkmootusa.org) for the complete regional performance schedule.

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On July 20th, Downtown Waynesville will be teeming with over one hundred artists, craftsmen, and international guests selling a wide range of art and craft. Art lovers can browse booths filled with handcrafted items and even catch a demonstration or two by artisans including flame workers, potters, and woodworkers. From Russian nesting dolls and Vietnamese embroidery to Seagrove pottery and traditional Appalachian baskets, feativalgoers will find treasures at every stop.

The international festivities also include food courts at each end of Main Street featuring a delicious variety of choices including Greek gyros, Asian spring rolls, French crepes, beignets, Caribbean Shawarmas, Fajitas, and—a North Carolina staple—pulled pork barbeque.

The Passport to the Arts children’s area, located in the United Community Bank parking lot, issues “passports” to expedite “travel” for youngsters to countries like Austria, Togo, Ecuador, and Japan where they create crafts unique to the country. Previous crafts include: rain sticks, abstract inkblots, fiesta Headdresses, finger knitting, origami, and more.

International Festival Day’s scheduled entertainment takes place at staging areas near the old Courthouse and just beyond Town Hall at opposite ends of Main Street. Performers move along the street and will present impromptu performances throughout the day.

International Festival Day is a family event for all ages. Whether you’re an art lover browsing booths of jewelry, paintings, photography, and woodwork; a child traveling the world at Passport to the Arts; or a family out to enjoy international food, dance, and music in the mountains, you will experience one of the finest festivals in the southeast.

International Festival Day is funded in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, 1-800-334-9036, (www.VisitNCSmokies.com) and by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. For more information about International Festival Day and other arts events and programming, visit the Haywood County Arts Council web site at (www.haywoodarts.org) or call the Arts Council at 828/452-0593. For ticket information about Folkmoot USA performances in western North Carolina during July visit the web site at (www.folkmootusa.org), call 828/452-2997 or call toll free 1-877/FOLK-USA.

The Haywood County Arts Council believes in the power of creativity to strengthen communities, support their local traditions, and build pride in their cultural heritage.  This belief motivates us to nurture the growth and accessibility of art and crafts throughout the Western North Carolina Mountains by partnering with civic groups, schools, and other art organizations.  To these ends, the Haywood County Arts Council promotes visibility and support for the visual arts, performing arts, as well as traditional and evolving craft movements in Western North Carolina.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Artists Participation in Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration Exhibit – Deadline is Feb. 25, 2013

January 29, 2013

The Haywood County Arts Council is seeking Blue Ridge National Heritage area artists with a passion for the traditional aspects of pottery and clay making. The exhibition will feature traditional pottery and will coincide with the Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration in downtown Waynesville, NC, on June 8, 2013, among other county-wide events focused on Appalachian traditions. For more information about these events, visit (http://www.visitncsmokies.com/events).

The Appalachian Lifestyles Celebration commemorates all things local from crafts to food to music and dance. The festival is on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10am to 5pm in downtown Waynesville. The Appalachian Lifestyles Celebration is a heritage themed event demonstrating various historical and cultural educational and entertainment opportunities.

Interested artists should e-mail photograph samples (72dpi) of their work for jurying to (info@haywoodarts.org) by Feb. 25, 2013. Photos should be of work created in the last twelve months. Selected artists will be asked to create up to three art pieces for the June 2013 exhibition. Work must be for sale.

For more information, please e-mail Ana Woodall by e-mail at (info@haywoodarts.org) or calling 704/984-2660.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Entries – Deadline Feb. 25, 2013

January 4, 2013

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, announces a call to artists residing in the Blue Ridge National Heritage area, for a June 2013 exhibition at Gallery 86. The exhibition will feature traditional pottery to coincide with the Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration in downtown Waynesville, NC, on June 8, 2013, and other county wide events focused on Appalachian traditions. Interested artists should submit samples of work to Ana Woodall at (info@haywoodarts.org) by Feb. 25, 2013. Samples submitted will be used by jurors to determine artists selected for the exhibition. For additional information please contact Ana at 704/984-2660 or the Arts Council at 828/452-0593.

The Appalachian Lifestyles Celebration commemorates all things local from crafts to food to music and dance.  The festival is on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10am to 5pm in downtown Waynesville. The Appalachian Lifestyles Celebration is a heritage themed event demonstrating various historical and cultural educational and entertainment opportunities.

Interested artists should e-mail photograph samples (72dpi) of their work for jurying to (info@haywoodarts.org) by February 25, 2013. Photos should be of work created in the last twelve months. Selected artists will be asked to create up to three art pieces for the June 2013 exhibition. Work must be for sale.

For more information, please e-mail Ana Woodall at (info@haywoodarts.org) or call 704-984-2660. For more information about these events, visit (http://www.visitncsmokies.com/events).

Celebrate World Cultures at International Festival Day in Waynesville, NC – July 21, 2012

June 7, 2012

The Haywood County Arts Council announces International Festival Day on a new date in 2012 – Saturday, July 21 from 10am until 5pm in historic downtown Waynesville, NC. International Festival Day is the highlight of regional performances by international folk dancers and musicians from Folkmoot USA which take place July 19-July 29, 2012. Visit (www.folkmootusa.org) for the complete regional performance schedule.

On July 21st downtown Waynesville will be teeming with over one hundred artists, craftsmen, and international guests selling a wide range of art and craft. Art lovers can browse booths filled with handcrafted items and even catch a demonstration or two by artisans including flame workers, potters, and woodworkers. From Russian nesting dolls and Vietnamese embroidery to Seagrove pottery and traditional Appalachian baskets, feativalgoers will find treasures at every stop.

The international festivities also include food courts at each end of Main Street featuring a delicious variety of choices including Greek gyros, Asian spring rolls, French crepes, beignets, Caribbean Shawarmas, Fajitas, and – a North Carolina staple – pulled pork barbeque.

The Passport to the Arts children’s area, located in the United Community Bank parking lot, issues “passports” to expedite “travel” for youngsters to countries like Austria, Togo, Ecuador, and Japan where they create crafts unique to the country. Examples of crafts include rain sticks, abstract inkblots, fiesta Headdresses, finger knitting, origami, and more.

International Festival Day’s scheduled entertainment includes the Celtic Rock group, Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans, international dancers and musicians from Folkmoot USA, student performers from the Haywood County Arts Council’s Junior Appalachian Musicians program, the Smoky Mountain Stompers, Honey Holler, Appalachian dance and music, plus more. The lively cultural exchange takes place at staging areas near the old Courthouse and just beyond Town Hall at opposite ends of Main Street. Performers move along the street and present impromptu performances throughout the day.

International Festival Day is a family event for all ages. Whether you’re an art lover browsing booths of jewelry, paintings, photography, and woodwork; a child traveling the world at Passport to the Arts; or a family out to enjoy international food, dance, and music in the mountains, you will experience one of the finest festivals in the southeast.

International Festival Day is funded in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, 1-800-334-9036, (www.VisitNCSmokies.com) and by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

For more information about International Festival Day and other arts events and programming, visit the Haywood County Arts Council web site at (www.haywoodarts.org) or call the Arts Council at 828/452-0593. For ticket information about Folkmoot USA performances in western North Carolina during July visit the web site at (www.folkmootusa.org), call 828/452-2997 or call toll free 1-877/FOLK-USA.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, to Host Christmas Dinner – Dec. 6, 2011

November 7, 2011

The Haywood County Arts Council invites you to a Christmas Dinner and Christmas present raffle on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 from 7-9pm at the Chef’s Table, 30 Church Street in Waynesville, NC. Tickets are $50 per person including tax and gratuity. Alcohol purchases are extra. For more information call the Arts Council office at 828/452-0593 for tickets.

Celebrate Christmas and celebrate the arts as you enjoy holiday fare served up by Chef Josh Monroe. The menu includes chestnut salad, one of three entrée choices, and eggnog ice cream for dessert. And, a special gift raffle will provide the opportunity to find the perfect Christmas present to place under the tree or keep for yourself!

For more information about the Arts Council’s programs and events visit the web site at (www.haywoodarts.org). Purchase tickets at the Haywood County Arts Council office, 86 N. Main, Waynesville, or call the office at 828/452-0593.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Entries in Its Annual Small Works Show

September 6, 2011

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, is seeking artists for its 4th Annual Small Works Show to be held November 16 – December 31, 2011. The show has grown from sixty-eight western North Carolina artists represented in 2008 to one hundred nineteen artists in 2010.

The show provides a unique opportunity for budding artists to exhibit their work, as well as an opportunity for more seasoned artists to test their boundaries. The show is open to all artists with a permanent address in the Qualla Boundary or one of the following counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey Counties in NC.

All pieces submitted must be exactly 12” or smaller in every dimension, including base, matting, and frame. Each artist is required to submit original work to include a minimum of three pieces and a maximum of five pieces. Each artist entering the show will pay a flat fee of $20.00 for handling and publicity. All work must be for sale, priced at $300 or below, and must have been created in the last two years. All mediums are welcome.

The Haywood County Arts Council’s small works show was launched in 2008 in response to a declining economy, and to demonstrate that original artwork is affordable and fun to purchase for gifts at Christmas time. Most homes and apartments can accommodate smaller works of art—and the show promotes buying local and regional work to help support artists in western North Carolina.

For a Small Works Show application and information on how to submit your artwork, please e-mail Brittany Martin at (info@haywoodarts.org), download an application at (www.haywoodarts.org) or call the Haywood County Arts Council at 828/452-0593.

For more information about the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 exhibits and other programs and events, visit the Haywood County Arts Council at (www.haywoodarts.org) and on Facebook. The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage.

This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division or the Department of Cultural Resources. The mission of the North Carolina Arts Council is to make North Carolina a better state through the arts. The council nurtures and supports excellence in the arts, and provides opportunities for every North Carolinian to experience the arts. A division of the Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncculture.com), the Arts Council serves as a catalyst for the development of arts organizations and facilities throughout North Carolina with grant funding and technical assistance.

Haywood County Arts Council Celebrates 26th International Festival Day in Waynesville, NC – July 30, 2011

June 9, 2011

The Haywood County Arts Council announces the 26th International Festival Day sponsored by United Community Bank on Saturday, July 30, 2011, from 10am until 5pm in historic downtown Waynesville, NC. International Festival Day is the highlight of regional performances by international folk dancers and musicians from Folkmoot USA, North Carolina’s Official International Festival, which takes place in Western North Carolina from July 21-July 31, 2011.


Folkmoot USA’s international performers

On July 30th Main Street in Waynesville is transformed into a world bazaar where over one hundred artists, craftsmen, and international guests sell all forms of art and craft. Art lovers can browse booths filled with handcrafted items and even catch a demonstration or two by artisans including flame workers, potters, and woodworkers. From Russian nesting dolls to Seagrove pottery, traditional Appalachian baskets, and Guatemalan carvings from vegetable ivory, there are treasures at every stop.

The international theme of the day continues at opposite ends of Main Street where food courts feature a wide variety of choices including Gyros, Asian spring rolls, Crepes, Beignets, Caribbean Shawarmas, Fajitas, and – a North Carolina staple – pulled pork barbeque.

The Passport to the Arts children’s area, located in the United Community Bank parking lot, issues “passports” to children who “travel” to countries like Austria, Chile, Ecuador, and Japan where they create Rain sticks, Abstract inkblots, Fiesta Headdresses, Finger knitting, and Origami crafts to take home.


Silas Stoddard and his prize-winning photograph from International Festival Day, 2010

Festival entertainment will be provided by Folkmoot USA’s international dancers and musicians, the Smoky Mountain Stompers, students from the Haywood County Arts Council’s Junior Appalachian Musicians program, plus more. The lively cultural exchange takes place at staging areas near the old Courthouse and just beyond Town Hall at opposite ends of Main Street. The entertainment begins at 10:15am near Waynesville’s Town Hall. Performers move along the street with impromptu performances throughout the day.

International Festival Day is a family event for all ages. Whether you’re an art lover aiming to browse booths of jewelry, paintings, photography, and woodwork; a child traveling the world at Passport to the Arts; or a family out to get a glimpse of Folkmoot USA dancers and musicians, International Festival Day is filled with fun for everyone.

International Festival Day is funded in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, and by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

For more information about International Festival Day and other arts events and programming, visit the Haywood County Arts Council web site at (www.haywoodarts.org) or call the Arts Council at 828/452-0593. For ticket information about Folkmoot USA performances in western North Carolina during July visit the web site at (www.folkmootusa.org), call 828-452-2997 or call toll free 1-877-FOLK-USA.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Photographer’s Old Images of Waynesville

May 12, 2011

The Haywood County Arts Council is seeking unique, evocative photographs of the downtown Waynesville district for Main Street: Moments in Time, an upcoming exhibit in August 2011 at Gallery 86. The exhibit will be part of a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the Downtown Waynesville Association. This exhibit aims to capture the vibrant culture that thrives along Main Street.

Please submit 5-10 photographs of the downtown Waynesville district from the time period ranging from 1986 to present day. The length of the downtown Waynesville district extends along Main Street in Waynesville from Bogart’s restaurant and Diamond and Gold to the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesville and the bottom-of-the-hill stoplight / intersection of Wall Street and Main Street. The width of the downtown Waynesville district extends from Wall Street to Montgomery Street. Photos submitted for this exhibit need to be from this general area of the downtown district.

Submitted photographs can incorporate people, animals, buildings, special events, everyday life, architecture, weather-related scenes, a series on the same subject, or a mix of subjects. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit. For photos taken with digital cameras, photos need to be taken in high resolution but submitted as low resolution jpg files with a minimum of 72ppi (pixels per inch). Submit photos by e-mail to (director@haywoodarts.org).

For photos taken and developed before digital camera technology, copies can be mailed to:
“Main Street: Moments in Time” exhibit
Haywood County Arts Council
P.O. Box 306
Waynesville, NC 28786

The deadline for submission is June 1, 2011. Copies of the submitted photos will not be returned.

A three-person panel will judge the photo entries. Photographers selected for the exhibit will be notified by June 15, and work will need to be ready for exhibition by August 1, 2011. Photographers selected for the show should exhibit works that are for sale and may include additional prints for sale of their exhibited pieces.

The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact Kay Miller, executive director of the Haywood County Arts Council, at 828/452-0593 or visit the Haywood County Arts Council website at (www.haywoodarts.org).