October 31, 2011

Jim Draper at the Tryon Fine Arts Center

November 3     Explore the Arts  with Jim Draper   Explore the Natural World and the Artist’s Brush with Jim Draper. An artist, a storyteller, a naturalist, Draper takes us from the mundane to the magical, from the Mississippi Delta to the Florida swamps, from a Southern farmyard to a simple feather. Hosted by the Tryon Fine Arts Center located at 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon NC.

October 30, 2011

Updates from Quilters Quarters

Nov 9, Nov 18 - "Savanna" class.  Learn how easy it is to sew curves to make this stunning quilt.  Website has more details.  Other classes have also been added for Novembe, check the website for details.
Hoffman Bali Pops are in - beautiful 2-1/2" strips in amazing colors...Cherry, Blueberry, Watermelon, Key Lime, Plum Pudding and Coconut. Also in -  60 beautiful new bolts to coordinate with them. Great assortment of colors and a book for lots of ideas.

Holly Taylor's new flannel "Winter in the Pines" is here along with a panel. "Ruby" just arrived in flannel... cotton should be here any time soon. If you liked "Bliss", you'll love this collection from Bonnie & Camille.

Leanne Anderson has a new collection called "In the Beginning"...another cute children's panel and a fabric book are available.

Lots of specials...
Over 200 bolts of $6.50/yd fabric...fat quarters starting at $1.50-panels-kits & many misc items on sale...our classroom is full of bargains.
We're still making room for new fabrics.

Quilter's Quarters is located at 1510 Dellwood Road in Waynesville NC

October 29, 2011

Waynesville's Art After Dark

November 5     Art After Dark  Stroll downtown Waynesville's many galleries and art studios the first Friday of each month, May through December. Watch demonstrations and enjoy artist receptions, music and refreshments

October 28, 2011

Final Show of the Year at Penland

Now through Nov 27 - The final show of the year, The Barns: 2011, featuring work by Penland's current resident artists: David Eichelberger, Robin Johnston, Jeong Ju Lee, Daniel Marinelli, Tom Shields, Amy Tavern, and gwendolyn yoppolo. This exhibition is fantastic, and well worth a visit, - see an online gallery of images from the show here Penland Gallery hours are 10am- 5pm Tuesday- Saturday, and 12- 5pm Sunday. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

Weaverville Fall Art Safari this weekend

October 29 - 30    Weaverville Art Safari   The Fall Weaverville Art Safari features self-guided tours of various artists' studios, tucked away in the countryside communities of Weaverville, Barnardsville, and Alexander. The tours are free and open to the public, and some artists' studios are open year-round by appointment.

October 27, 2011

Visions of Saluda - a 130th Birthday Celebration Special Event

October 28-29 on the Upper Floor of Historic Thompson's Store and Ward's Grill in Saluda NC. Visions of Saluda is a Saluda Art exhibit by 38 local artists. All work will be for sale and each artist will donate part of their proceeds to the 130th Birthday Celebration fundraising campaign to benefit the restoration of City Hall.

Grand Opening Reception Friday, October 28 at 5 PM to celebrate the opening of the Upper Floor of Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill. Free admission. Easy access with elevator. Sales are cash or checks, no credit cards.

4th Friday Gallery Walks in Brevard

October 28     4th Friday Gallery Walks  An evening of Art, Wine and Food in Downtown Brevard every 4th Friday of the month, from May through December. 5 PM -9 PM. Located in the Heart of Brevard, NC

October 26, 2011

Upcoming Events at BRAHM

October 29, 1-3 PM, BRAHM Lobby Book-signing with Jonathan Graves, author of the children's book  Isabella Propeller and the Magic Beanie. Copies of the book are available in the BRAHM Bookstore.

November 1, 9-10 AM, Community Meeting Room - BRAHM Gallery Guide Interest Meeting.  The Museum is seeking volunteers of all ages for its inaugural docent program. Prior experience is beneficial but not required; applicants simply need an enthusiasm for learning and sharing knowledge with others. Those interested in becoming a Gallery Guide are invited.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served. In addition to the Gallery Guide program, there are many other volunteer opportunities at the Museum.
Click here for more information!

Please RSVP for the Gallery Guide interest meeting no later than noon on Monday, October 31 to:Ethan Brooks-Livingston (828) 295-9099 ext. 3004 or ethan@blowingrockmuseum.org

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is located at
159 Chestnut Street (corner of Chestnut and Main) Blowing Rock, NC

October 25, 2011

Updates from Random Arts

Oct 27,  2-4 PM:  Create a fabric Whimsie Pin in the Ruby Thursday workshop. $10.

Oct 29, 10 - 12 PM:  Basic Soldering for beginners.  Spend 2 hours learning the simple techniques of basic soldering, using a soldering iron, for creating personalized photo charms, pendants,charms,embellishments and more. Participants will create mini paper collages and surround these with glass and seal with solder. Class size limited to 6 and pre-registration is necessary. Cost $30 includes all materials and supplies PLUS afternoon studio time. NON workshop attendees may take advantage of studio time on this day from 1-4 for only $10. Use our space and materials, bring an unfinished project, or nothing at all and spend the afternoon in our energetic and creative environment.  Call or email now to reserve your space.   828-749-1165

ZenDoodle Group at Random Arts:  The new "zen doodling" group continues to meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 10 am till noon. It's a great way to unwind and de-stress using only a minimum of materials. A pen and some paper. It couldn't get easier than this! OPEN to everyone and there is no charge.

Random Arts is located at 481 Louisiana Ave in Saluda NC

October 24, 2011

Fiber Exhibit Opportunities from HandMade in America

Handmade in America invites fiber farmers, spinners, custom mills, garment and textile artists within the 23 counties of Western North Carolina to enter its Farm to Fashion exhibit opening Nov. 28, 2011. Our goal is to help explain "Where do your clothes and blankets come from?"
Items submitted for jurying need not be produced from locally sourced fiber and/or yarn, but if they are, please point that out in the information you provide about the entries. Simply bring submissions and exhibition entry form to the Handmade in America offices Sun. Nov. 6th from 11am- 2pm, Nov. 7th or 8th from 10am- 4pm along with any special display equipment needed to show them at their best. Each entrant may submit a maximum of three items. Jurying will take place Nov. 9th & 10th. No images are required. Work must be available for display through Jan. 25th. Works not accepted into the show must be picked up from the HandMade offices on Friday Nov. 11th between 10am- 7pm.
For more information and to download the exhibition entry form,click here.

October 23, 2011

Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Basket Symposium at the Asheville Art Museum

November 4 - 6,at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square in Asheville NC. Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Basket Symposium at your Asheville Art Museum . Held in conjunction with current exhibition, A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Baskets, on view in the Holden Community Gallery.

Learn more...

October 22, 2011

6th Annual Valle Crucis Punkin Festival today

October 22   6th Annual Valle Crucis Punkin Festival   A kid-friendly festival featuring no-muss, no-fuss punkin carving, old-fashioned games like Punkin Sack Races, Punkin Bowling, and Apple-Bob, crafts, and music. Come out and see why "Punkin" is so much more fun than pumpkin.

October 21, 2011

Call for Artists -Juried Exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum

Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition at your Asheville Art Museum 

CALL FOR ENTRIES (deadline November 23)
Open to all North Carolina artists working with new media screen-based art work,15 finalists will have their work(s) included in the Asheville Art Museum's exhibition Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition in the new Asheville Art Museum Media Gallery, opening Spring 2012. Please see attached PDF for more details.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair this Weekend in Asheville

October 21-23 FLETCHER (ASHEVILLE) Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair Exceptional educational workshops and demonstrations, hands-on opportunities, a variety of livestock shows, and a large assortment of terrific vendors.

October 20, 2011

Colorfest, Art of the Blue Ridge this weekend in Sylva

October 22    Colorfest, Art of the Blue Ridge   Regional artists of painting, sculpture, glass art, clay, paper art, fiber art, canning, fine art jewelry, wearable art, outdoor art, fine pottery, wood carving, ceramics and fine furniture all demonstrate their creation techniques on this colorful day in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Brilliant fall leaves decorate the scene as local musicians add live music to compliment the creativity. Restaurants and small shops are open to serve the festival crowd throughout this inspiring fall day in charming downtown Sylva NC.

October 19, 2011

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands begins tomorrow

October 20 - 23   Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands    One of the largest and most notable craft fairs in the southeast, held twice annually at the Asheville Civic Auditorium.  Enjoy exhibitors, demonstrations and entertainment. The fair showcases the rich diversity of original crafts created by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a non-profit organization with over 900 members throughout the mountain region.

This year's demonstrations include:

Asheville Bookworks: 
Variety of bookmaking techniques including a letter press.

Charlie Patricolo: 
An interactive demonstration of cloth doll making with a variety of dolls in various stages.

Dede Styles and Cassie Dickson:  natural dyeing and spinning
.  Dede Styles of Swannanoa, NC and Cassie Dickson of Sylva, NC will demonstrate their traditional craft outside the Civic Center.

Gary Clontz
:  Raku Pottery.  Gary will demonstrate all aspects of raku firing outside the Civic Center, from glazing the pot to firing it.  Raku is a ceramic firing process which uses fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs.

There will also be live mountain music each day beginning at 11 AM.

October 18, 2011

Henderson County Crafters Association Craft Show

October 21-22    Henderson County Crafters Association Craft Show   The Henderson County Crafters Association will host a juried arts & craft show at the Blue Ridge Mall. The show features a wide variety of crafts and art forms. Henderson County Crafters Association. Fri and Sat 10 am-9 pm.

October 17, 2011

HandMade in America Partners with Venture Local

October 27, 1 PM -  6 PM  at the Asheville Renaissance - HandeMade in America partners with organizations to promote Venture Local, a Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council Forum focused on local entrepreneurship opportunities across Western North Carolina. From food to fiber, energy to technology, and beyond, the WNC region is making great strides in cultivating thriving local businesses that create quality jobs. Venture Local will spotlight success stories, promote opportunities for new ventures, discuss best practices, and as all BREC Forums do, connect entrepreneurs with each other, investors and the resources they need to succeed.

Tickets are $20. Get your tickets here.

Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) this Weekend in Black Mountain

October 20-23   Lake Eden Arts Festival ( LEAF)   A weekend celebration of world folk arts: music concerts, dancing, handcrafts, healing arts, poetry, kidventures and workshops. Beautiful mountain camp setting with lakes and camping available.

October 16, 2011

A Day of Color at the Asheville Art Museum

October 23, 2011 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)  Enjoy A Day of Color at the Asheville Art Museum. This very special Up for Discussion (artist talk) and Family Art pARTy! is a wonderful way for individuals and groups to spend an afternoon in the Museum, engaging with art and artists currently featured in Color Study , Talks will be followed by color experiments in the studio space.

Ages middle school through adult will enjoy hands-on art activities and light refreshments. The event is free for Museum Members or included with Museum admission.   RSVP to the Asheville Art Museum  event page on Facebook.

The Asheville Art Museum is located at
2 South Pack Square in Asheville NC

October 15, 2011

Call for Artists from Handmade in America

smART Space- Applications due October 19
smART space is an artist-in residency program designed to provide short-term space to visual and/or performing artists and artist teams for the creation and presentation of new works in unconventional spaces

Use of the space is for a 90-day period, expected to conclude with a final product of a performance or exhibit in the space. The selected artist(s) will be given free, 24 hour access to the space and a $1500 stipend (paid in installments).

The call is open to emerging and established artists and artist teams who are 18 or older and who currently live in Buncombe, Yancey, McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Henderson, Madison, Haywood, Transylvania, Jackson, Macon, Graham, Clay and Cherokee Counties.

The Application deadline is Wednesday, October 19, finalists are selected Monday, October 24, and the space is available on November 1.  For more information, click here.

33rd Annual Valle Country Fair today in Valle Crucis

October 15 33rd Annual Valle Country Fair The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina mountains at the peak of the fall color season. All monies raised go to fund High Country organizations which serve people in need. Enjoy 150 juried fine arts and crafts booths, fresh apple cider, and great local food and drinks.  Valle Crucis NC.

October 14, 2011

Transylvania County Handcrafter's Guild Show in Brevard

October 14-15   Transylvania County Handcrafter's Guild Show   Locally handcrafted artwork on display and for sale under the big tent at Brevard College. This juried show is the perfect opportunity to see the high quality of mountain crafts and...start your Christmas shopping with unique, one-of-a-kind treasures.Brevard College is a 120 acre campus located in Brevard NC.

October 13, 2011

Best of the Blue Ridge this weekend in West Jefferson

Oct 14 - Nov 17    Best of the Blue Ridge   Annual juried exhibit includes artists from six counties. Exhibit runs through Nov. 17. at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson NC.

October 12, 2011

West Jefferson Gallery Crawl this Weekend

October 14    West Jefferson Gallery Crawl   Stroll the streets of a historic mountain town, enjoy the cool mountain breeze while listening to the comforting sounds of street musicians and "popping" in and out of West Jefferson's many galleries. Open House in more than 15 art galleries and studios.

October 11, 2011

Autumn Leaves Craft Show this weekend in Franklin

October 13-15    Autumn Leaves Craft Show  Held annually Thurs and  Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat 10am - 4pm at the Macon County Fair Grounds in Franklin NC.

October 10, 2011

Upcoming events at the Asheville Art Museum

Tuesday, October 11 (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) 
For Students in Grades 1 - 4 
$4 per student, per session

Tuesday, October 11 (3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Discussion Bound:
Free with Membership or Museum Admission

Saturday, October 15 + Sunday, October 16
Painters Painting
(2:00 p.m. daily)
Free with Membership or Museum Admission

Friday, October 21 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
Lunchtime Art Break:
Behind the Scenes of the Museum
Led by Dean Butckovitz, Museum Preparator
Free with Membership or Museum Admission 

Sunday, October 23 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Family Art pARTy! + Up for Discussion:
 A Day of Color

Free with Membership or Museum Admission

Join us for an afternoon of color as we hear from local artists currently featured in Color Study, followed by hands-on color experiments in the WNC Art Resource Center. Light refreshments will be provided. Middle-school aged children to adults welcome.  

October 9, 2011

Heartwood Gallery Cecbrates American Craft Week

Teapot by Ronan Peterson
American Craft -original, beautiful, and enduring- enriches our lives and celebrates our national history. Everyday thousands of American artists share their vision and talent and everyday galleries across the country open their doors to display and promote their works. Celebrate American Craft Week by visiting a gallery or studio in your region and participate in the creative economy.

Heartwood Gallery is focusing on several North Carolina artists this entire month. Jim and Shirl Parmentier make their ceramic lamps and serving pieces together in their Mars hill studio. Using slabs and coils they transform clay into vessels and then carve and glaze the surface to uniquely beautiful effect. The first grouping of lamps this year was quickly scooped up and we expect to have more in our windows by American Craft Week.

Deb Karash creates jewelry in her studio in Marshall where she focuses on surface design and fabrication giving each piece an intimate quality. Deb suggests "something personal is expressed in the wearing of handmade jewelry" and we could not agree more.

Ronan Peterson works in his Chapel Hill studio and we are excited to add his functional forms to the gallery's ceramic collection this October. His glaze palette is rich, colorful, and fun and his pieces reflect the
 skilled hands of a professional potter who obviously enjoys his work.

Heartwood Gallery is located at 21 East Main Street in Saluda NC

October 8, 2011

John C Campbell Folk School Celebrates American Craft Week

Join the Folk School in celebrating American Craft Week with  a special reception Thursday, October 13 from 4:30- 7:30  PM in the Craft Shop. Light refreshments will be served and we will hear from resident artists and other special guests. Get links for American Craft Week and other NC Art and Crafts information HERE.

There is still 
space available in some John C Campbell Folk School classes through the end of the year. The Folk School is located at 1 Folk School Road in Brasstown NC (near Hayesville NC)

October 7, 2011

Limited timeSale on Art Materials at Dick Blick

American Craft Week Event: "Regarding the History of Objects" lecture

October 13, 4 PM at the Haywood Community College Auditorium "Regarding the History of Objects" lecture by Anna Fariello, Director of the Craft Rival Project at Western Carolina University. Haywood's Professional Crafts Program in partnership with Handmade in America and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design is pleased to sponsor a special lecture as part of American Craft Week in Western North Carolina.

Fariello will speak on the collective identity of craft.  The talk, derived from "Objects and Meaning," a book Fariello co-edited and to which she contributed two chapters, will address how academic disciplines and cultural institutions have assigned meaning to expressive objects over time. Fariello argues that it is not effective to examine craft using the language and system of evaluation for art history and that craft must have its own discipline-specific vocabulary. "I used to think that it was possible to carry on deeper conversations about craft using the formalized language shared by art history, aesthetics and criticism," Fariello said. "I no longer believe this. The very term 'fine art' negates the egalitarian values of craft and its influence upon the visual arts."

The event is free and open to the public.

October 6, 2011

American Crafts Week Begins Tomorrow

October 7 - 16 - American Craft Week Individuals, small businesses and organizations from all fifty states come together in recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy. There will be dozens of events at various locations throughout Western North Carolina.

American Craft week kicks off on Oct 7 at 5:30 PM at Asheville's historic Grove Arcade with an appearance by Mayor Terry Bellamy. The evening continues with live music by Don Pedi, refreshments. and the Downtown Asheville Gallery Stroll. Events continue throughout the week with some extending through the entire month of October. For details visit the individual websites of American Craft Week participants:
The Folk Art Center, Asheville NC
NC Mountain Arts Adventure, Laurel Springs
The Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary, Arden NC
Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry , Asheville NC
Appalachian Craft Center, Spruce Pine NC
Ariel Craft Gallery , Asheville NC
Asheville Art in the Park , Asheville NC
Asheville Art Museum , Asheville NC
Blue Spiral 1, Asheville NC
CURVE studios & garden , Asheville NC
Grove Arcade, Asheville NC
Grovewood Gallery, Asheville NC
HandMade in America, Asheville NC
KMR Handwoven, NC
Mountain Made, Asheville NC
Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville NC
Starnes Cove Baptist Church, Asheville NC
Studio B Custom Framing & Fine Art, Asheville NC
Van Dyke Fine Jewelry and Crafts, Asheville NC
Crimson Laurel Gallery , Bakersville NC
Town of Black Mountain collaborative events, Black Mountain NC
Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain NC
Black Mountain Yarn Shop Inc, Balck Mountain NC
Gingko Tree Gallery, Black Mountain NC
Visions of Creation, Black Mountain NC
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC
Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts Cooperative , Brevard NC
Fabric Sense, Burnsville NC
Spruce Pine Potters Market, Spruce Pine NC
Toe River Arts Council (TRAC), Burnsville NC
Yummy Mud Puddle, Burnsville NC
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney ROck NC
Haywood Community College Professional Crafts program, Clyde NC
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Hendersonville NC
WICKWIRE fine art / folk art, Hendersonville NC
Sue Grier Pottery, Leicester NC
Flow ~ handmade adornment, Body + Home, Marshall NC
Kala Gallery, Morganton NC
Charlie Patricolo, Murphy NC
Turtle Island Pottery, Old Fort NC
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville (Stecoah) NC
Black Mountain Studios, Swannanoa NC
East of Asheville Studio Tour, Swannanoa NC
Little Mountain Potter, Tryon NC
Art on Depot - A Studio & Gallery , Waynesville NC
Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Waynesville NC
Textures , Waynesville NC

October 5, 2011

Asheville Downtown Galleries Walk this weekend

October 7 Asheville Downtown Galleries Walk Take a self-guided tour and explore the diversity of art in downtown Asheville.Visit one or all 25 downtown Asheville art venues and see why this is one of the "hottest" art spots in the country. Get a map to help you along the way from any participating downtown gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place.

Open Studios this weekend in Asheville's River Arts District

October 8, River Arts District in Asheville NC - Second Saturday Studio Stroll. Artists open their doors and host openings, events classes and workshops on the second weekend of each month:
Friday, October 7
10AM-4PM :: Hofman Studios @ The Wedge

10AM-4PM :: Potter's Mark @ Cotton Mill Studios

10AM-5PM :: Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

10AM-6PM :: Jonas Gerard Fine Art

11AM-4PM :: Barbara Fisher @ Warehouse Studios

11AM-4PM :: Brad Stroman @ Pink Dog Studios

11AM-4PM :: CURVE studios and garden

11AM-4PM :: Denise Legendre Wolcott @ Northlight Studios

11AM-4PM :: Dyed in the Wool Designs @ The Wedge

11AM-4PM :: Laurie McCarriar @ Northlight Studios

11AM-4PM :: Margaret Couch Cogswell @ Northlight Studios

11AM-4PM :: Riverside Studios

11AM-4PM :: Wendy Whitson @ Northlight Studios

11AM-5PM :: Barbara Perez Fine Art @ The Wedge

11AM-6PM :: David Simchock Photography @ Studio 375 Depot

11AM-6PM :: Vagabond Vistas Photography Instruction @ Studio 375 Depot

12PM-4PM :: 310 ART Gallery @ Riverview Station

Saturday, October 8
10AM-4PM :: Hofman Studios @ The Wedge

10AM-4PM :: Potter's Mark @ Cotton Mill Studios

10AM-6PM :: Jonas Gerard Fine Art

10AM-6PM :: Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

11AM-3PM :: Barbara Perez Fine Art

11AM-4PM :: Brad Stroman @ Pink Dog Studios

11AM-4PM :: CURVE studios and garden

11AM-4PM :: Dyed in the Wool Designs @ The Wedge

11AM-4PM :: Riverside Studios

11AM-6PM :: David Simchock Photography @ Studio 375 Depot

11AM-6PM :: Vagabond Vistas Photography Instruction @ Studio 375 Depot

12PM-4PM :: 310 ART Gallery @ Riverview Station

9:00am - John Mac Kah - Painting in Oils -Studio Classes

10:00am - Nia Class at Nourish & Flourish at 10:15 am

1:00pm - John Mac Kah- Open Air Painting - Landscape Classes

Sunday, October 9
10AM-6PM :: Jonas Gerard Fine Art

11AM-4PM :: CURVE studios and garden

12PM-6PM :: Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

1PM-4PM :: Riverside Studios


October 4, 2011

Gallery Minerva debuts new works at Asheville ArtWalks

October 7  Asheville Downtown Galleries Walk Take a self-guided tour and explore the diversity of art in downtown Asheville. One of the Walk's' highlights is the debut of new works at Gallery Minerva.

"Muse" by   Catherine Shinnick has arrived!

19" x 12" x 12", Bronze edition of 25

John McKinney:  "Secret Falls"

WNC artist John McKinney has been painting for months on what he now considers his masterpiece. "Secret Falls" is awe inspiring at a full 78"x54", Oil on Panel, framed.

Stacy Deslatte:  New alabaster works

Hailing all the way from Texas, Stacy Deslatte has just delivered a new series of figurative alabaster sculptures. Please stop by to see these magnificent works in stone."Esther", 32"x12"x18", hand-carved Alabaster.

Gallery Minerva is located at 8 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville NC

Update from Random Arts

Random Arts Open House Celebration - Oct 15 10 AM - 5 PM at the exciting new location 481 Louisiana Ave in Saluda NC. Enjoy door prizes and refreshments in celebration of a great new beginning for one of Saluda's favorite enterprises. Inspiration oozes from these terrific folks, so help them celebrate and get your creative buttons pushed!
October Workshops:
Oct. 11 and 12 - Mixed Media Book with Carol Sloan (Space still available )
"Bound By Heart, Made By Hand" As you put together this hand bound journal you learn to integrate your personal keepsakes & how to construct a book using techniques that anyone can master. The workshop covers ways to add your vintage ephemera, add bits and pieces of lace, trim, fabric & fibers as well as treasured papers to create a book that is uniquely yours. This class is packed with great techniques including:
· Understanding the differences in papers and acrylic mediums and which mediums to use for what purpose.
· Great ways to include vintage linens and keepsakes that you have been saving forever just waiting to put them to good use.
· Basic construction of a handmade book & sewing on non traditional surfaces
· Collage & painting for creating beautiful book pages
· Utilizing papers, fibers, fabrics &/or keepsake items to construct a waterproof book cover 
· Embellishing the front cover of the book to make it uniquely yours & how to waterproof the cover.
Whether you use your journal to record your thoughts, do some urban sketching or jot down ideas for your next project, you'll love the techniques that you learn AND go home with a "one of a kind" hand bound book that will be the envy of all your friends. Cost for 2 full days of instruction and catered lunches.$245.

Oct. 22 - My True Nature Book - Kristi Steiner -Space still available
Kristi has mixed it up again, this time creating a darling book from a jewelry box - what she calls a BOX BOOK! 'Longing to touch what is real' is the theme of this diminutive project. Gifts from nature are showcased in two box frames which serve as book covers. Texture abounds as we play with crackle paste, modeling paste, and metal patinas. Gossamer pages hold butterfly wings and dried flowers. See the countless ways the new Distress Stains can tint and color every surface. Your finished book will be filled with the wonders of your true, beautiful nature. 10 am till 4pm $115, includes a catered lunch from the Purple Onion. (some supplies needed)

                             "BIG DEAL" FRIDAYS

     You don't want to miss these great deals on Fridays! 

Every Friday is a brand new exciting offer with BIG SAVINGS  you! This coming Friday, Oct 7th, you will save 50% off the price of
all sizes of the Strathmore
Visual journals
for drawing, mixed media and water color, as long as our supply lasts. It's time to stock up for the holiday gifts for your artist friends and family. 

October 3, 2011

Waynesville hosts the 28th Annual Church Street Art and Craft Show

October 8    28th Annual Church Street Art and Craft Show   Main Street on beautiful downtown Waynesville NC is transformed into an art & craft marketplace for this one-day event; widely known as one of the finest juried art shows in the region. Live mountain music & clogging, entertainment, food. The event takes place from 10 AM - 5 PM

October 2, 2011

Last Day for A Wood Collector's Home at Grovewood Gallery

July 1 - Oct 2  A Wood Collector's Home at Grovewood Gallery  featuring the works of 19 top wood artists from across North America. A Wood Collector’s Home will showcase 3 rooms with handcrafted furniture pieces, as well as wall mounted and freestanding sculptural works. The exhibition honors the idea of incorporating, enjoying, and using handmade, heirloom wood objects in daily life. Today is the final day for the show.

October 1, 2011

Quilter's Quarters Sale on Halloween Fabric

Prices are "fall " ing at Quilter's Quarters!
Halloween Fabric 40% off
Homespuns $25 off

and other bargains...
Find all the latest collections including:

Lots of panels at this time of the year... just received Jacqueline Paton's "Happily Ever After" collection...soft fall colors. In the Beginning has a new fall collection called "Autumn Gatherings" and we have the soft grey-taupe colorway...beautiful border stripe to match. "Autumn Lady" and "Trophy" have arrived from Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. Also have new flannels from Kaufman and Riley Blake. New "Tonga Treats" (charms) from Timeless Treasure and new batiks from Hoffman along with bundles of pre-packed 14 FQ's + a book for inspiration. "Sew and Sew" from Clothworks is a great addition to any sewing room...cute little prints to match...make a quick gift for your quilting buddies.
Quilter's Quarters is located at 1510 Dellwood Rd., Waynesville NC

Art on Main this weekend in Hendersonville

October 1-2     Art on Main   Art on Main is a fine arts/fine crafts show held in Historic Downtown Hendersonville NC. Downtown is transformed into a giant outdoor art gallery featuring the finest artists & artisans from the southeast. Art on Main attracts 3,000-4,000 art lovers every year.