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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.

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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).

Waynesville Public Art Commission in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Art Proposals

January 27, 2017

The Waynesville Public Art Commission in Waynesville, NC, is sending out a Call for Artists for a new piece dedicated to the Plott Hound. The Plott Hound originated in Hazelwood (an area of incorporated Waynesville) and is the state dog of North Carolina.  All information related to the specifics of the project, the location for the finished product and an overview of the Plott Hound characteristics are included in the attached PDF.  Should you have any questions, please contact Amie Owens, Assistant Town Manager by e-mail at (aowens@waynesvillenc.gov).

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Waynesville Gallery Association Presents Art After Dark in Waynesville, NC – Oct. 3, 2014

September 17, 2014

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Fall is in the air and The Waynesville Gallery Association, in Waynesville, NC, is excited to announce the October edition of Art After Dark! Art and music beckon you to join us in our art stroll, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Galleries and restaurants’ stay open late, including working studios, on Main Street, Depot Street, and Frog Level. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, such as the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Burr Studios, Earthworks, The Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios, and the Village Framer. Don’t miss Historic Frog Level, with the beauty contained in The Mahogany House, and Art on Depot! With over 12 galleries participating, everyone is sure to find inspiration through the beauty of art!

The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will host a return exhibit of The Master Artists. Jo Ridge Kelley, Sarah Wells Rolland, Terrance Painter, Desmond Suarez and Diannah Beauregard will be joined by Sondra Dorn and Marty Libman. The show will run Oct. 1 through Nov. 15, 2014.

Jack Stern, renowned Western North Carolina oil painter, will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Art After Dark, Friday evening from 6-9pm. Stern is known for his ability to capture autumn’s color and light, making his canvases captivating to the viewer. Join us in celebrating the gallery’s 16th anniversary. Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery which features 145+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Waynesville’s Dr. Bill Stecher, and delight in savory hors d’oeuvres. Twigs and Leaves Gallery, located at 98 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC, is open Monday through Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 1-4pm. You may call 828/456-1940 or visit (www.twigsandleaves.com), or find us on Facebook.

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Work by Jack Stern

While in Waynesville, stroll down to Frog Level, by way of Grace Cathey’s sculpture garden. She will be available for ideas on a custom home and garden sculpture… bring pictures! The Mahogany House art gallery and studios is celebrating their one year anniversary with entertainment by Ben Wilson, on vocals and guitar, with music of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  Meet the 9 studio artists and many of our gallery’s artists during the evening. Eighteen artists has grown to 80 participating regional fine artists! Be sure to walk through the French doors to the back of our historical building to see artists’ at work!

The Village Framer will remain open during Art After Dark, to take care of your framing needs. Located in the heart of downtown Waynesville, the Village Framer provides beautiful custom framing based on a tradition of fine carpentry, aesthetics, and interior design. Established in 1985, the gallery also represents many fine artists and craftspeople of the southeast. All framing is done on-site, providing a wonderful, creative setting for artists and art aficionado’s alike. Our small gallery and frame shop proudly boasts 30 years in business. Reach us at (828)452-0823.

For more information visit The Waynesville Gallery Association website at (www.waynesvillegalleryassociation.com) or contact Twigs and Leaves Gallery at 828/456-1940.

Waynesville Gallery Association in Waynesville, NC, Offers Art After Dark – Aug. 1, 2014

July 22, 2014

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The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to present the August edition of Art After Dark, happening Aug. 1, 2014, in Waynesville, NC. Enjoy the bountiful fruits of Haywood County’s many artists by wandering through the galleries and working studios on Main Street, Depot Street, and Frog Level. Festive Art After Dark flags denote the participating galleries, which stay open late, offering a wonderful opportunity to spend the evening viewing art, in addition to witnessing its creation.

Members include the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Earthworks, The Jeweler’s Workbench, Burr Studios, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios, The Mahogany House, Art on Depot, and the Village Framer.

Happenings this month include:

Burr Studio is offering a bookbinding demonstration, conducted by local artist Becki Kollat. Her altered journals are all one of a kind, and available for purchase in the gallery. Join Becki as she shares her wonderful techniques, and enjoy refreshments.

Twigs and Leaves will feature Haywood County native, Melissa Burrell, who will be demonstrating her torn paper collage technique at Art After Dark, Friday evening, from 6-9pm. Burrell’s unique collage technique combines hand painted papers with “found” papers.  Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 145+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Waynesville’s Dr. Bill Stecher and delight in the savory hors d’oeuvres. Twigs and Leaves Gallery is located at 98 North Main Street.

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Work by Melissa Burrell

The Mahogany House will feature the heavenly Betina Morgan on the harp for your entertainment. Visit our lively gallery, for refreshments, and watch as Dawn Behling demonstrates the process of screen printing.

Gallery 86 will spotlight Mark Menendez – artist, teacher and mentor. Nationally recognized painter and illustrator, Menendez offers instruction to locally aspiring, and experienced artists. Stop by the gallery for refreshments, and visit with Menendez and his students, many of whom are featured in the exhibit.

For further info visit (http://www.waynesvillegalleryassociation.com/).

Waynesville Gallery Association Presents First 2014 Art After Dark – May 2, 2014

April 19, 2014

Spring is in the air and The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to announce the season opening of Art After Dark! Daffodils are popping up in the gardens and artwork in Waynesville, NC, welcoming you to our “art stroll” Friday, May 2, 2014.

Enjoy wandering through working studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street, and Frog Level. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, such as the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Earthworks, Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios and the Village Framer. We are growing! The Mahogany House and Art on Depot have joined our group, making Historic Frog Level a walk not to miss! With over 12 galleries participating, everyone is sure to find inspiration through the beauty of art!

The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will be featuring a show in conjunction with the Haywood County Master Gardeners Volunteer Association to celebrate gardens. The show’s theme, “Artists and Gardens — A Partnership”, will feature gardens, flowers, and crafts suitable for homes, decks, or patios. The Garden Tour itself takes place on June 21, 2014.

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Work by Sarah Sneeden

NC resident, Sarah Sneeden will be showing at Twigs and Leaves Gallery in May. “Paints that Dance” perfectly describes Sarah’s work and her love of painting out of doors, on location, where she can “study first-hand the play of light”. She will be demonstrating her distinctive style and versatility at Twigs and Leaves Gallery for Art After Dark, Friday evening, May 2, from 6-9pm. Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery featuring 145+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music and delight in savory hors d’oeuvres. Twigs and Leaves Gallery, located at 98 North Main Street in Waynesville.

While in Waynesville, stroll down to Frog Level, by way of Grace Cathey’s sculpture garden. Her show, “Metamorphosis of the Butterfly in Steel”, is a perfect blend of nature and art. While in Frog Level, visit our newest members, The Mahogany House and Art on Depot. The Mahogany House represents over fifty artists and has working studios. A must see for all art enthusiasts!

For more information visit The Waynesville Gallery Association website at (www.waynesvillegalleryassociation.com) or contact Twigs and Leaves Gallery at 828/456-1940.

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.

Waynesville Gallery Association in Waynesville, NC, Offers Art After Dark – July 5, 2013

June 20, 2013

The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to present Art After Dark, from 6 to 9pm, on Friday, July 5th. The season is in full swing, making it a perfect time to step out and enjoy a stroll through Waynesville’s working studios and galleries. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, such as Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Earthworks, Cedar Hill Studio, Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Main Street Artist’s Co-op, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, and the Village Framer.

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Works by Grace Cathey

Metal sculptor Grace Cathey announces the publication of “Fire & Steel: The Sculpture of Grace Cathey”. Dahlia Books will publish the book – an exploration of the life and work of Cathey on July 1, 2013. “Fire & Steel” is a collaboration between Cathey and the distinguished historian Sara Evans (author, Carolina native and seasonal resident).  It introduces Cathey, tells the story of how she came to metal art after years as a professional weaver and painter and how her work has grown and changed.  It also describes some of the techniques, especially finishes and use of color, that draw on Cathey’s experience as a weaver, watercolorist and print artist.  In celebration of this milestone Cathey will be signing copies of her book during Art After Dark at Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, 136 Depot St.  (inside Walker Service) on July 5 from 11am to 9pm and July 6 from 11am to 3pm.

Newly opened Cedar Hill Studio is a “must-visit”.  This gorgeously renovated gallery features regional artists and antiques alike, in a spacious setting.  Cedar Hill Studio is currently celebrating their grand-opening, so stop by to enjoy “Art, Antiques & other Passions” at 196 North Main Street, Waynesville NC.  This is a “don’t-want-to-miss gallery full of wonderful things.”

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Work by Jack Stern

Twigs and Leaves will be hosting painter Jack Stern.  Native to Colorado but now a Western North Carolina resident, oil painter Jack Stern was inspired by his grandmother at an early age.  Known for his incredible water and magnificent skies, Stern will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery for Art After Dark, Friday evening, July 5, 6 to 9pm and again on Saturday 11am to 4pm.  As one of the gallery favorites, Stern’s Western North Carolina “naturescapes” can be seen year round in the gallery. Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 145 plus primarily regional artists, enjoy piano and guitar music by Jason Watford from Dothan, AL and delight in the savory hors d’oeuvres.

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Work by Jason Cox

The Village Framer will be presenting a photography exhibit by Jason Cox, featuring photographs taken while working to assist hurricane victims in Oklahoma. Cox has recently returned from a mission trip with his church The Rock Church in Asheville and offers us a glimpse of the suffering, and a message for hope. The exhibit will also be a fundraiser to raise money to benefit the hurricane victims. Visit us at 56 North Main Street, Waynesville.

Visit our website at (www.waynesvillegalleryassociation.com).