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Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Donations for Its Annual “ArtShare” Fundraising Exhibition

June 9, 2018

This year marks the sixth year of the Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) “ArtShare” exhibit in Waynesville, NC. “ArtShare” is a showing of fine works of art which have been donated to or consigned with the HCAC. The HCAC welcomes pieces from collectors that may be downsizing, changing décor, or who wish to consign estate items to benefit the arts in this community. “ArtShare” was born out of a desire to allow collectors to be able to pass on art for someone else to enjoy.

The Haywood County Arts Council will accept donations or consigned items in the gallery beginning July 11, though inventory sheets may be turned in prior. Inventory sheets are due no later than July 20, 2018. Even if collectors have participated in the past, we encourage them to participate again. Artists may participate by sharing their own work, but only if donating. If you have questions, please call the Haywood County Arts Council at 828/452-0593. “ArtShare” runs from August 3-25, 2018.

More information about donating, including show contracts and inventory lists, can be found at (www.HaywoodArts.org).

The Haywood County Arts Council is a non-profit agency that serves all 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 build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. The Haywood County Arts Council and its Gallery & Gifts is located at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina.

For more information call 828/452-0593, e-mail to (info@haywoodarts.org) or visit (www.HaywoodArts.org).

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Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Entries for “Artist Member Show”

June 7, 2018

This July, the Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, invites its artist members to participate in its annual “Artist Member Show”. The show is a celebration of our community of artists, allowing them to share their great work at the height of the summer season. It will be a show filled with variety, including local painters, potters, jewelers, and much more. The show will run from July 6 – 28, 2018.

To participate, member artists should please pick out 2-3 pieces of work that they would like to feature in the show. Then, download a show contract/inventory sheet from the Haywood County Arts Council website at (www.haywoodarts.org) or pick one up from HCAC Gallery & Gifts. E-mail completed forms to (Artist@haywoodarts.org) or mail to P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786. The actual number of pieces shown per artist may vary, depending on space and number of participants.

If you are not current member but still want to participate, there’s still time to join! For a $40 annual fee or $30 Young Innovator (age 18-39 years) fee, artists get all the benefits of membership: participation in the member show, an artist page on the HCAC website, first calls for work to artists, and more. Artist membership information can also be found on the website.

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

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Elects New Board Members

April 28, 2018

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville , NC, has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. The new members were announced at the Arts Council’s annual meeting on January 25, 2018. The new members, who will serve three-year terms, are Patty Coulter, Tara O’Loughlin and Tim Wise.

Patty Coulter, a retired high school art teacher, moved to Waynesville in 2013. Coulter has been an active member of the Haywood County Arts Council for the last five years. She is a gallery docent, and an artist herself – working mainly in colored pencil and graphite drawings of birds and nests. Coulter enjoys working with colored pencils, teaches a Young Artist class at Mountain Home Collection, and hopes to add adult beginner and beyond colored pencil classes in the future.

Tara O’Loughlin is an art teacher at Waynesville Middle School. She is inspired by her students’ energy and their artistic creations. She feels quite lucky to have a job that she loves in a community that is supportive of the arts.

Tim Wise has lived in Haywood County and been the band director at Tuscola High School since 1993.

Leigh Forrester, HCAC’s Executive Director, welcomed the new board members: “We’re excited to have Patty, Tara and Tim join our Board of Directors. Their experience, energy and insights will help us continue to expand our programs and extend our community involvement this year and beyond.”

The Haywood County Arts Council is a non-profit agency that serves all 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.

For more information call 828/452-0593, e-mail to (info@haywoodarts.org) or visit (www.HaywoodArts.org).

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).

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.