January 31, 2013

River arts District Open Studios Today

January 31, 2013 - Every day you can visit artists at work in their studios as well as galleries displaying current art and crafts in Asheville River Arts District. Get daily schedules of open studios HERE.

10AM-4PM :: Cloth Fiber Workshop & BZDesign@Cotton Mill Studios
All day
10AM-4PM :: Hofman Studios @ The Wedge
All day
10AM-5PM :: Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts
All day
10AM-5PM :: whiteSpace @ The Wedge
All day
10AM-6PM :: Jonas Gerard Fine Art
All day
10AM-6PM :: Village Potters@Riverview Station
All day
11AM-4PM :: CURVE studios and garden
All day
11AM-4PM :: Dyed in the Wool Designs @ The Wedge
WhenThursday, Jan 31, 2013
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All day
11AM-4PM :: Riverside Studios
All day
11AM-4PM :: Sassafras Studios @ Riverview Station
All day
11AM-5PM :: Desert Moon Designs@372 Depot Street
All day
11AM-6PM :: Daniel McLendon @ The Lift Studios
All day
12PM-5PM :: Barbara Perez Fine Art @ The Wedge
All day
12PM-5PM :: Planet Art @ Studio 375 Depot
Nia Class at Nourish & Flourish at 10:15 am
John Mac Kah - Painting Lab

Spend the entire day and stop for lunch at any of the River Arts District restaurants:
12 Bones Smokehouse, Clingman Cafe, The Magnetic Field, Taqueria Con Cuida, White Duck Taco Shop, The Junction and The Asheville Public. Try organic juice and tea at Nourish & Flourish, or a beer at our neighborhood Microbrewery— The Wedge Brewing Company.

January 30, 2013

Odyssey Ehhibit in the Main Gallery at The Folk Art Center

January 12 - April 21: Exhibition by the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts at The Folk Art Center. Both sculpture and functional ceramics made by teachers and students at the Odyssey Center will be showcased in the Folk Art Center Main Gallery.

Odyssey, located in the River Arts District of Asheville, is an educational center and member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Under the stewardship of Highwater Clays, The Odyssey Center "is a school and studio which promotes understanding, appreciation and professional development in the ceramic arts". The Center includes a Gallery which exhibits new work by instructors, residents, members and student assistants. The Gallery serves to inspire and educate the community and ceramic students about the nature of clay and the variety of ways clay can be used, enjoyed and valued. Exhibits are continually changing and include five unique shows throughout the year.

The Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts is located at 236 Clingman Avenue in the River Arts District of Asheville NC.

Learn more about Asheville arts and crafts on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

January 29, 2013

Get NC Mountain Crafts this Weekend at the ArtMart in Old Fort

February 2   ArtMart      Locally created arts and crafts displayed inside the historic Old Fort Depot. Stop by to chat with the creators of these one of a kind items while you shop for yourself, family or friends. Something for everyone including baskets, paintings, woodwork, wreaths, candles and live demonstrations. Sponsored by Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League.

Find additional NC mountain crafts and artwork on the NC Mountain Crafts and Gallery Guide.

January 28, 2013

Upcoming Concerts at John C Campbell Folk School

Head for John C Campbell Folk School at 7 PM in the Keith House Community Room. Concert admission is free, but donations are always welcome. 

Feb. 1  - Bob and Amy Buckingham
Feb. 8  - Whimzik
Feb. 15  - Kenney-Blackmon String Band
Mar. 1  - Shady Creek Bluegrass
Mar. 8  - Michael Ismerio
Mar. 22  - The Bear Notes
Mar. 29  - Susan Conger

For a complete schedule and concert details CLICK HERE

January 27, 2013

Last Week for Heartwood Gallery Anniversary Sale

This is the final week for the 28th Anniversary sale with 28% off all purchases at Heartwood Gallery. The last Day for Heartwood's sale is January 31, 2013.

Heartwood Gallery offers 100% American handmade wearables, jewelry, paper, paintings, fine porcelain, stoneware, glass, metal and wood are just a few of the crafts on display. The Gallery is a destination well worth considering when you're looking for a special indulgence for yourself, your home or a friend. One of a kind describes not only the items found at Heartwood, but also the unique quality of the Gallery itself.

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

January 25, 2013

Ann Vasilik Show Opens this weekend at the NC Arboretun

January 26 - May 19  NC Artist Ann Vasilik Show " A Painter's Journey"  on exhibit at the NC Arboretum, captures her travels at home and abroad. The show is open to the public 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily. Ann Vasilik., a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has lived in Asheville, North Carolina since 1988 and is best known for her vibrant paintings that capture the natural and architectural beauty of Western North Carolina.

Her new exhibit will feature familiar scenes of  mountain communities as well as exciting locales from her world travels. Vasilik
received a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Philadelphia College of Art and has worked as a painter, illustrator and teacher in Virginia, California, Hawaii, North Carolina and the Republic of the Philippines.

The North Carolina Arboretum is located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville NC.

January 24, 2013

Fiber Expo at Historic Farm in Hendersonville NC

January 26   Historic Johnson Farm   Fiber Expo 10:00 AM-3:00 PM  -  A free event with continuous demonstrations of all the fiber arts practiced by the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists. Held in the Boarding House at Johnson Farm, located at 3346 Haywood Road in Hendersonville NC.

January 23, 2013

Black Mountain Center for the Arts Brown Bag and Books Series

January 25   Brown Bag and Books Series  Beginning at noon The Black Mountain Center for the Arts welcomes back Montreat professor and acclaimed author Don King for a reading and book-signing. Black Mountain Books will be on hand with the first available copies of this brilliant new work with the author available for signing. Bring a bag lunch. No charge for this event, but donations are accepted.

Ice Carving at Blowing Rock Winterfest

January 24 - 27  15th Annual Winterfest   Join the Village of Blowing Rock to celebrate the fun side of winter at this annual family event. From the Wine Auction, ice carving and Live Bluegrass, to the Chili Cook-Off, Kids' Activities and the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, there's something for everyone.

January 22, 2013

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts Brown Bag and Books Series

January 25   Brown Bag and Books Series  Beginning at noon at The Black Mountain Center for the Arts welcomes back Montreat professor and acclaimed author Don King for a reading and book-signing. Black Mountain Books will be on hand with the first available copies of this brilliant new work with the author available for signing. Bring a bag lunch. No charge for this event, but donations are accepted.

January 20, 2013

Asheville Fringe Art Festival

January 24 - 27  The Fringe Art Festival  serves patrons of art from Asheville and beyond by facilitating the creation and production of avant garde work that may otherwise not find a venue. In past years the artistic mix has included actors, dancers, singers, videographers, painters and musicians, presenting a varied range of interesting work including cross-genre improvisation, Butoh dance, sketch theatre, modern dance, and multi-media performance art.

This year's Festival offers a variety of venues including the BeBe Theatre, 35below, LaZoom bus and The ARTery, The incredible Festival Guide is now available in local stores and at Fringe Central (the BeBe Theatre) and is available as a downloadable pdf here.

January 19, 2013

HandMade in America Craft Lab: Finding Your Target Market

January 24, 6 PM - 8 PM at Energy Xchange- 66 EnergyXchange Drive in Burnsville, NC: Craft Lab - Finding Your Target Market.  One of the challenges in the art and craft business is discovering who your customers are. In this FREE two hour seminar, learn some simple steps to help you identify your target market and how to reach out to them.

The majority of businesses spend 6-8 months targeting the wrong market. By the time they realize it, they have wasted a good deal of time and money. There will be several activities in this class which will give you something concrete to leave with and you will be on the way to being successful in selling your work. 

To Register, email Robert Branch from Mayland Community College at rbranch@mayland.edu 

The Crafts Labs are sponsored by HandMade in America.

January 18, 2013

Multi-media Collage Art Class in Asheville

January 23     Intersections Crafting Class: Multi-media Collage Art    Making multimedia art can be exciting and easy, with great results. Come use everyday materials, both natural and man-made, to create a small wall hanging.

Items will be included to make artworks, but please feel free to bring any small items, including natural things such as sticks, pine cones, etc. you would like to include on your wall hanging to make it more personal. 

The calss will be held at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square i Downtown Asheville NC. 

January 17, 2013

HandMade in America Call for Artists

HandMade in America has announced a call for entry for the upcoming exhibition Breaking Ground: Innovative Craft. Pieces should incorporate innovative ideas which help push the boundaries of the medium, and will be judged on technical proficiency, creative use of the medium, and contemporary relevance.

This exhibition is open to craft artists living in the 25 counties of Western North Carolina as defined on the website, www.handmadeinamerica.org.  Craft is defined as made from clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood, recycled/reused materials, and natural products.

The juror for this exhibition is Kathryn Gremley, Director of the Penland Gallery and Visitors Center. Since 1996, Kathryn has curated and installed over 70 invitational exhibitions and 144 instructor exhibits at the Penland Gallery. Off-sight projects include Penland: Mind, Hand, Materials at SOFA Chicago 2004, Iron: A New Vocabulary, an exhibition of contemporary iron which traveled in the south in 2004-05, Identity: Narrative Explorations by Four Penland Artists, at the Milton Rhodes Center in Winston-Salem in 2010, and curatorial assistance for 0-60: The Experience of Time Through Contemporary Craft at the North Carolina Museum of Art and Penland School in 2013.

Important Dates:

Entry Deadline* February 15
Notification of accepted pieces February 21
Delivery to HIA of accepted work February 24-28, 9:30 am-4 pm
Opening Reception March 8, 5:30-8 pm
Selected work pick-up: June 3-5, 9:30 am-4 pm

*This is NOT a postmark deadline. Entries must be received by February 15, 5 pm EST. Submissions can be done via mail or email.

Mail: If you are sending in your entry form by regular mail, please send your CD, entry form, and entry fee to: HandMade in America, Attn: Exhibitions, 125 S. Lexington Ave., Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801.

E-MAIL: Photos (JPEGS only) and entry form to exhibitions@handmadeinamerica.org with subject line: ‘ATTN: Groundbreaking’. If you are mailing the entry fee in check form to the above address, please include a copy of your entry form. Otherwise, please pay via Paypal on our website, www.handmadeinamerica.org.

No photographs or slides will be accepted.

Artists may submit up to three pieces in JPEG format on a standard sized CD or by email to exhibitions@handmadeinamerica.org. Makers may submit up to two JPEGS (one full shot and one detail) per piece. If more than one image is submitted they MUST all be on one CD. All JPEGs must be named with the artist’s last name followed by 01, 02, 02b, etc. All CDs/images must be readable by PC and MAC platforms. Images must be 300 dpi and no more than 5 MB. Images should be oriented correctly. DO NOT submit PowerPoint presentations, automated slide presentations or work on DVD. All CDs must be labeled with the artist’s name and the exhibition entry form must be filled in and submitted with your CD or email. An entry form must also accompany all entries.

>Non-members: one $15 entry fee per artist (includes up to three pieces)
>Basic members ($25 Level): one $10 fee per artist (includes up to three pieces)
>Artist members ($45 Level): FREE*

*To join as a member, or increase your membership, please visit www.handmadeinamerica.wildapricot.org and choose the ‘JOIN US’ tab

The show is open to two and three dimensional works of craft. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. All work cannot exceed 72″ in any dimension (including frame). 2D work cannot weigh more than 75 lbs. HandMade in America reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. All two-dimensional work must be dry, wired and ready to hang. No clip frames or alligator hangers. Pieces must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed with return postage pre-paid in returnable container.

Accepted artists may submit a copy of their resume and/or artist statement by the delivery deadline (Feb. 24-28) to exhibitions@handmadeinamerica.org or deliver with your work.

NOTIFICATION: Accepted pieces will be posted on www.handmadeinamerica.org and sent through an email notification by the end of the day on February 22, 2013.

Accepted work must remain through the entire exhibit. Works not picked up by their respective deadlines (June 5) will be charged a $5 per day fee for storage.

SHIPPING ARTWORK: Please include return postage or shipping fees and sturdy, reusable packing materials clearly labeled with your name and telephone number. Framed works requiring glass must use plexiglass. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts. Shipments of artwork will be accepted no later than February 28, 5 pm. Hand delivered work will be accepted February 24-28, 9:30 am – 4 pm.

SALES: HandMade will retain a commission of 25% on all work sold during the exhibit. If a work is not for sale please indicate with NFS value in appropriate space on loan agreement.

ELIGIBILITY: Breaking Ground: Innovative Craft is open to all craft artists living in the 25 counties of western North Carolina defined on our website. A maximum of 3 works per artist may be submitted. All works must be original and completed in within 2 years of the entry date (Feb 15). Craft is defined as made from clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood, recycled materials, and/or natural products.

All pieces will be handled with the best care possible, but HandMade is not responsible for any damage. HandMade does carry a fine arts insurance policy, but is not responsible for damage caused by normal wear and tear, gradual deterioration, vermin, inherent vice, insurrection, confiscation by public authority, risks or contraband or other illegal transportation of trade. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines. 

QUESTIONS? Email Ryan-Ashley Anderson at exhibitions@handmadeinamerica.org.

January 16, 2013

Big Brother, Big Sister Benefit at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon

January 19, 5 PM - 9 PM - Artspace Opening reception for UPLOAD Digital Camera Phone Art.  The first of it's kind in the region, the Upstairs is recognizing the photography of the digital camera phone as a contemporary art medium with this exhibition titled "UPLOAD". All proceeds benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Polk County.The Exhibit continues until March.

The Upstairs Artspace is located at 49 South Trade Street in Tryon NC.

January 15, 2013

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts Jazz Concerts

January 17   Jazz Concert Series at The Black Mountain Center for the Arts   This concert features Internationally known Jazz pianist and composer Michael Jefry Stevens brings guest artist, bassist Eliot Wadopian, onstage for the January concert. They will be performing acoustic jazz for piano and bass composed by Stevens.

A native of Asheville, Wadopian is a multiple Grammy Award winner, having performed for the past thirty years in the US, Europe and Asia and recorded with many professional ensembles including the Paul Winter Consort.


January 14, 2013

HandeMade in America and the Craft Emergency Relief Fund

HandMade in America has joined with  CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources) to invite all  professionals, serious amateurs, or students working in craft to help take the pulse of American craft artists as CERF+ helps to sustain craft careers and works to prevent or reduce losses from emergencies.

Follow this link to complete a quick and anonymous survey.
Your 20-30 minute investment to complete the survey will help HandMade in America and CERF+ better serve you and our community of craft artists. Please respond today.

This survey along with research, Sustaining Careers: A National Report on the Status of US Craft Artists, will update CERF+’s 2004 study. It will allow CERF+’s board and staff to assess the needs of professional craft artists and inform their decisions about CERF+'s programs and services. The inquiry will also enlighten HandMade in America and the craft field as a whole about the needs, challenges and opportunities craft artists face as they work to maintain their careers.

With funding from the Wingate Charitable Foundation and help from Craig Dreeszen, a planner and former wood craftsman, what we learn from this research will help us strengthen and sustain the careers of professional craft artists throughout our nation.

CERF+ offers direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF+ develops, promotes, and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery that benefit all artists. CERF+ also advocates, engages in research, and backs policy that supports craft artists’ careers. CERF+ is working with partner organizations to build a better safety net for artists across the United States.

Last Chance to See the BMAC Clay Studio Exhibit

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts Clay Studio, including students and teachers, will be presented at the Center’s Upper Gallery. The BMAC Clay Studio Exhibit and Pottery Market will continue through January 18, 2013.

January 13, 2013

Handmade Pottery Giveaway from Asheville's Travel Guide

Order Asheville's 2013 Travel Guide for a Chance to Win.

Ring in the new year with a new giveaway. Up for grabs is a beautiful plate from Sonrise Pottery, part of the Vessels of Mountain Heritage Series. Th plate was crafted by Lisa Conard, a full time potter in Western North Carolina, using actual leaves from a maple tree pressing them into soft clay before placing the pottery in the kiln. The leaf burns away in the fire, but not before leaving a unique impression. Glaze is applied to give each vessel in the series for it's own individual look.

Want to win it?
The contest is simple. The 2013 Asheville Travel Guide is hot off the press. Order a free copy during the month of January and you'll automatically be entered to win. If you've already ordered, you're already entered. It's that easy!

January 12, 2013

Pincu Pottery offers Classes for Adults and Children

Pincu Pottery is located at 80 Highway 28 South in Bryson City NC.

*Throwing Kids Pottery Wheel Class
Fridays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
March 8 3:30 – 5:30 – glazing
$90 includes everything!
Minimum 4 students, maximum 6

* Adult Class – Make your own Place Setting!
Saturdays, 10 am – noon
Plates: Saturday, February 2
Cups: Saturday, February 9
Bowls: Saturday, February 16
$30 per class, 10% off if you pay for all 3 up front!
4 person minimum, 8 max.

* Celebrate Spring Garden Markers!
Saturday, March 16, 10 to noon
Make up to 10 clay plant stakes. Stamp them with names of your favorite herb or flower or get creative! Ages 8 and up
$25 per person

ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION! CALL 488-0480 or email pincupottery@gmail.com
* Have a clay class idea? Get a group of 4 or more people together and call 488-0480 to schedule an appointment! I can do a Homeschoolers Class, Scout Badge Class and more!

January 11, 2013

John C Campbell Folk School eBook Catalog Available

Perfect for iPads, iPhones, and computers, the Folk School Catalog is now available as an ebook on our website. You can still enjoy the good old printed version, but now you can view it online, too! View the John C Campbell Folk School eCatalog HERE.


January 10, 2013

Award-winning Quilt Celebrates the Beauty of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

 Quilters are honored at Public Reception. The Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail will honor the makers of an award-winning quilt depicting landmarks along the trail. Art Bee, a special quilting group that originates from the Durham Orange Quilters, will be honored on Thursday, January 17th, in a reception in the Nature Art Gallery on the mezzanine level of the museum store at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street in Raleigh. The reception is open to the public, and runs from 5:30 to 7 PM.

14 members of Art Bee chose different mileposts along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail as inspiration for their quilted panels. The quilters were only limited by size, and each panel had to match the trail section represented on the preceding and following panels. Trail segments represented artistically include: Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains, Oconaluftee River in Cherokee, Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell State Park, Linville Gorge in the Pisgah National Forest, Flat Top Manor on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, Pilot Mountain State Park, West Point on the Eno River, Falls Lake, Glencoe Mill Village on the Haw River, Tryon Palace in New Bern, Neusiok Trail in the Croatan National Forest, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and Jockey’s Ridge State Park at Nags Head.

The fourteen panel quilt won “Best of Show” at the Durham Orange Quilt Show
in Durham, NC at the American Tobacco Campus in October of 2012 and will be entered in the Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia in March. The quilt will remain on display in the Museum of Natural Sciences for the month of January.

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is a linear state park stretching nearly 1,000 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. Each year thousands hike sections of the park, and more and more people are now completing the entire trail. The park is being built and maintained by volunteers. In 2010 the MST was named one of North Carolina’s Top Ten Natural Wonders.

January 8, 2013

Ismini Samanidou Exhibit "TOPOGRAPHY" Opens this month at The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design

January 18,  5-7 PM at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 1181 Broyles Rd. in Hendersonville NC - "Topography" Exhibit Opening and Lecture with Ismini Samanidou. Textile artist and designer Ismini Samanidou seeks to understand her encounters with beauty through crafting woven surfaces and installations. Utilizing both mechanical jacquard looms and hand weaving techniques, her creative process becomes a way to document her own story. She often photographs her travels and reinterprets them with thread. Themes of transience, decay, and history emerge through her poetic textiles.

Ismini Samanidou was born in Athens and trained at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, London. Her work involves designing and making textiles for exhibitions, commissions, and collaborations, focusing on the use of digital weaving technology and designer maker methods, touching on the boundaries of craft, art and design.

This exhibition is a partnership project between The Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. A catalog to accompany the exhibition is published by the Crafts Study Centre.

January 16, 5:30 PM - WNC Textile Study Group Lecture by Ismini Samanidou: at  HandMade in America
125 S. Lexington Ave., Suite 101, Asheville NC.  Ismini Samanidou will discuss her practice and developing work, including her approach to and influences of travel experiences. Samanidou will include information on her exhibition, Topography.

January 7, 2013

Random Arts hosts "First Ever Random Artists Gallery"

February 1 - 24   Random Arts holds the first ever "Random Artists Gallery" Month as they bring together the amazing works of the talented artists who have continued to nurture their creativity through workshops here. If you have any work that you are prepared to show please print the PDF for more info. PDF Gallery Registration  You can sell your work or just show it off  during the opening reception and following 4 week at the Artists Gallery.

The Random Arts studio will be transformed into a modern day gallery that will house the art of all those that have been a part of Random Arts over the years. The art work that will be included in the show ranges from book arts, collage, assemblage, jewelry, zen doodle, quilted wall hangings, watercolors, acrylic, drawing, sketching, journaling and much more. 

Each artist that will be showing their work has participated in one or more workshops here from a large number of instructors who has taught here in the last 17 yrs that Random Arts has been in existence.

Artists may show up to 3 pieces of their work should contact Random Arts as soon as possible and arrange to have your work delivered before February 1st.

January 6, 2013

Soup and Conversation at the Toe River Arts Council

January 10    Soup and Conversation   Enjoy delicious homemade soup and stimulating round-table discussion about HandMade Craft Labs and other events for the Arts Council Resource Center. 11 AM - 1 PM at the Toe River Arts Council in Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC

January 5, 2013

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum offers discount Admission during WinterFest

WinterFest Discount: BRAHM ( Blowing Rock Art and History Museum) is offering discounted admission during Blowing Rock's annual WinterFest celebration. Members are always admitted free, but if you have visitors in town that weekend they can take advantage of $3 off a regular adult ticket January 24-26 in celebration. Take a break from the cold and visit the galleries and gift shop.

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

January 4, 2013

Cloth Fiber Workshop announces 2013 Class Schedule

The Cloth Fiber Workshop 2013 Schedule of classes will begin in March and continue through early December. Included in the class list are the following workshops:

Contemporary Rug Hooking with Yarn with Betsy Archer

Pattern Making 101: Flat Pattern Method with Susan Stowell

Screen Printing with Dana Fehsenfeld     

Bags by Dana Fehsenfeld
Abundant + Local + Natural: Plant Dyes with DeDe Styles           

Sticking with Geometry: Contemporary Quiltmaking with Susan Webb Lee

Embroidery sampler book
Embroidery Sampler with Heather Hietala

These are just some of the workshops that will be offered in 2013. For the complete class list visit the website after mid-January.

To register for workshops call 828.505.2958 or stop by the studio, Mon-Sat, 10 am - 4 pm. Online registrations will begin January 14th. Cloth Fiber Workshop is located in Asheville's River Arts District at 122 Riverside Drive, Studio D in Asheville NC.

January 2, 2013

Pennland calls for matching funds donations

Penland has received a $100,000 matching challenge from an anonymous donor to grow the annual fund. This is a one-to-one match for renewed giving from donors who did not give last year, increased giving, or new giving. Your new, increased, or renewed support this year will be doubled!

Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Penland offers workshops, artist residencies, a gallery, and community collaboration programs. Penland School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution that receives support for its programs from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

January 1, 2013

Heartwood Gallery Holds 28th Anniversary Sale

Throughout the month of January 2013, Heartwood Gallery celebrates its 28th anniversary with a $28 off all purchases of $100 or more. With 28 years of 100% American crafts including works from some of the best artisans in Western North Carolina, Heartwood has much to celebrate.

Stop by the Gallery, located at 21 East Main Street in Saluda NC, and join the celebration while enjoying your $28 savings. 

Karen Newgard NC Pottery
Heartwood Gallery offers handmade wearables, jewelry, paper, paintings, fine porcelain, stoneware, glass, metal and wood. The Gallery is a destination well worth considering when you're looking for a special indulgence for yourself, your home or a friend. One of a kind describes not only the items found at Heartwood, but also the unique quality of the Gallery itself.