Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Call for entries for "Fine Contemporary Craft"


Fine Contemporary Craft at Artspace in Raleigh, NC
Deadline: September 23, 2019
Juror: Mia Hall, Executive Director of Penland School of Craft

From the Artspace website:

Artspace invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter Fine Contemporary Craft, a biennial national juried exhibition. Work will be juried by Mia Hall, Executive Director of Penland School of Craft. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper and wood. Entries will also be juried for cash prizes. A brochure will be produced for the exhibition.

While Artspace’s gallery space is fully accessible, we strive to make the submission process accessible for artists as well. We encourage anyone to submit for our open calls-for-art . If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter a call for art, please contact Director of Artistic Programs, Annah Lee at 919.821.2787 or alee@artspacenc.org

More info and link to application: http://artspacenc.org/artists/opportunities/call-for-exhibitions/fine-contemporary-craft/

Join Mica Gallery for the Bakersville Galleries Art Walk this Friday



Join Mica Gallery on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4 - 7 pm for the Bakersville Galleries Art Walk.

Summer is cooler here in the mountains, and the artists of Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine contemporary craft in downtown Bakersville, NC, are ready to greet you.

Come to the Bakersville Art Walk on Friday August 2nd, from 4 to 7 p.m. when the galleries and shops in downtown Bakersville open their doors to showcase more than 100 artists.

See new work by our 13 member artists as well as our consignment artists, and you don’t want to miss the beautiful work by our current Guest Artists - Shaker and Salt, the collaborative team of glass artists Courtney Dodd and Nick Fruin.

There will be refreshments, libations and the opportunity to meet some local artists. Spend the evening eating, sipping and enjoying the galleries and the wonderful conversations with artists and patrons.

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit micagallerync.com or call 828.688.6422. Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is this weekend!

Every year more than 200 artists, crafters and musicians bring their talents to the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, which is ranked annually as a top summer event in the  mountains of North Carolina.

The two-day event draws artists, craftspeople, musicians and food vendors from North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and beyond, and attracts thousands of people to Burnsville Town Square. This year’s event will be held August 2-3, 2019, Friday & Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

For more information, check out https://www.yanceychamber.com/mt-mitchell-crafts-fair/

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Styrofoam Peanuts - TAKEN

A big bag of Styrofoam peanuts needs a home. Can be picked up in Weaverville or Biltmore Park.
dianepuckett@gmail.com

Call for demonstrators for Art on Main in Hendersonville, NC


The Arts Council of Henderson County is accepting applications for demonstrators for Art on Main, which will be held September 28th and 29th in Hendersonville, NC. The application deadline is August 1st.

Application available here: http://www.acofhc.org/uploads/7/8/0/4/78041708/2019_aom_demonstrator_application_final.docx

More about Art on Main here: http://www.acofhc.org/art-on-main.html

www.acofhc.org

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SYLVA Pop-Up ART SHOW this Friday



SYLVA Pop-Up ART SHOW
Friday, July 26th
6-9pm
Black Balsam Outdoors in downtown Sylva

From the Smoky Mountain News:

The Sylva Art + Design Committee will present its Pop-Up Art Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Black Balsam Outdoors in downtown Sylva.

This public art installation will showcase the original work of over 20 local artists and includes pottery, watercolors, masks, jewelry, woodworking, crafts, acrylics, mixed media, photography, ceramics, and more.

Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. All the work is for sale, prices range from $20-$350, and a portion of the proceeds will support future SADC events through the Main Street Sylva Association.

For updates, to join or to make a monetary donation to the SADC, go to Facebook and search “Sylva Art + Design.” You can also find the organization on Instagram: @sylvaartdesigncommittee.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1024243194439429/

(Image from the Sylva Art + Design Facebook page)

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Flowers and Clay this weekend in Marshall, NC



Flowers and Clay
A Farm Tour and Open House
July 20-21, 2019 at 216 Ledford & Craine Road, Marshall, NC

From the Flowers and Clay website:

Spend the Day with Us — Or the Weekend

Come be part of our extended family as we open our business homes to the public for the first time ever. Flowers and Clay is an annual collaboration between Josh Copus Pottery and Carolina Flowers — also known as Josh and Emily Copus.

Walk inside a 27-foot pottery kiln and pick a dahlia from the garden. See how wild clay is made and tour the production farm where we grow tens of thousands of flowers each year. Dine with us on Saturday night — we’ll have pizza from our woodfire oven with herbs from the farm and garden.

Plan to stay awhile. We’ll have games and activities. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy our mountain cove, or make a day trip to one of the nearby hikes or swimming spots. Explore downtown Marshall while you’re in the neighborhood, and be sure to walk past the Old Marshall Jail — our other creative business endeavor.

There is no cost to attend this event. Flowers and pottery will be for sale on site.

Check back for additional details, schedules and collaboration announcements.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: Farm tours will take place at specific times only. The farm is short drive or walk from the pottery kiln complex, where the main event will be held. There are extensive gardens for you to enjoy at the kiln complex, but the bulk of our production happens at other sites.

flowersandclay.com

Mountain Xpress story about Flowers and Clay: https://mountainx.com/living/carolina-flowers-and-josh-copus-pottery-host-inaugural-flowers-and-clay-open-house/

(image from the Flowers and Clay Facebook event page)

2019 Made in NC Awards


Fourth Annual Made in NC Awards
Submission deadline is August 14th

From the Our State magazine website:

For 86 years, Our State has spotlighted the best creators, makers, designers, and chefs in North Carolina. This summer, Our State, in partnership with Mast General Store and Visit Winston-Salem, will celebrate the fourth annual Made in NC Awards.

The Made in NC Awards is a statewide awards program that supports local businesses, highlights craftspeople and entrepreneurs, and celebrates handmade products and creative ideas.

Our State, in partnership with Mast General Store and Visit Winston-Salem, will honor unique makers and business owners in the categories of Food, Drink, Style, Craft, and Home & Garden. All submissions will be judged upon quality, appearance, uniqueness, and authenticity.

Representing the 2019 panel of judges are: Morgan Benshoff, retail marketing specialist for the Our State Store; Lisa Cooper, president of Mast General Store; Richard Geiger, president of Visit Winston-Salem; Jon Carfagno, executive director of the Hickory Museum of Art; Whit Winslow, executive director of the North Carolina Wine & Grape Council; Huston Julian, chief operations officer of Alexander Julian, Inc.; Jim Noble, executive chef/owner of Noble Food and Pursuits; and Christina Spillars, store manager of Quintessentials, Inc.

The deadline to submit a product is August 14, 2019.

More info and link to entry submission: https://www.ourstate.com/the-2019-made-in-nc-awards/

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands starts Thursday



Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
July 18 – 21
Thursday through Saturday 10:00 to 6:00pm; Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00pm
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street, Downtown Asheville, NC
General Admission, $8.00 and Children under 12 free

From the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands website:

In its 72nd year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, makers exhibit a variety of craft ranging from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry.

2019 Featured maker: potter Zan Barnes

This year’s featured maker is potter Zan Barnes from Dillsboro, NC. Growing up in her parents pottery studio in the mountains of North Carolina, ceramics has been a tactile interaction all of her life. She finished her Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the University of North Texas May 2014 and currently makes pots at Riverwood Pottery.

www.southernhighlandguild.org

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Big Crafty this Sunday in Asheville



The Big Crafty
Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville
Sunday, July 14th
12-6

From The Big Crafty website:

Voted WNC’s favorite art event for the past decade, The Big Crafty returns for a day of hand-to-heart artful craft on Sunday, July 14 from 12-6pm at downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park.

Come out for a stroll across Asheville’s flourishing creative landscape, with 150 creative venturers and total art stars, craft-infused good times, hugs and high fives.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/292145741699506/

thebigcrafty.com
www.facebook.com/thebigcrafty

(image from The Big Crafty website)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bandana Pottery Homesale this weekend



Bandana Pottery Homesale
Saturday July 13th 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday July 14th 12:00 to 5:00

From the Bandana Pottery Homesale Facebook event page:

It’s time for our annual pottery sale/kiln opening at our studio in Bandana, North Carolina! Two great friends and stellar potters, Shawn Ireland and Linda Christianson, will be joining us this year with fantastic new pots. This is a unique opportunity to see where we make our pottery and to pick from an entire new kiln load of pots and sculptures. Join us for a celebratory weekend - we’ll be serving handmade tamales and a variety of delicious food. The sale at our studio will be followed by an Online Sale.

For more information or questions: huntdalglish@gmail.com

Saturday July 13th 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday July 14th 12:00 to 5:00

www.bandanapottery.com

(image from the Bandana Pottery Homesale Facebook event page:)

Empty Bowls for Feeding Avery Families – Call for Handcrafted Bowls


Call for Handcrafted Bowls


The 6th annual Feeding Avery Families' "Empty Bowls" fundraiser is August 24, 11-2 at Linville Land Harbor.

If you make decorative or functional bowls (clay, wood, glass, metal, or fiber) and would like to donate your creative work to help raise funds for food assistance for people in need in Avery County, please contact Lynda Healy Rejkowski at lhealyrejkowski@icloud.com or 828-773-0726.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Update: July and August Clay Club


There'll be no Clay Club in July, but save the date and plan to join us for August Clay Club at Motyl Pottery in Burnsville on Wednesday, August 14th. More details about that closer to the date, and thanks to Tori Motyl for hosting us!

Bakersville's Art Walk - Friday, July 5th


Join the galleries of Bakersville in celebrating Independence Day weekend Friday, July 5, 2019 from 4-7pm. All of the galleries will be open late to showcase the great work that can be found in the Toe River Valley. Stop into Anita’s Antelier, Bowditch Antiques, David on the Corner, In Tandem Gallery, and Mica. At In Tandem Gallery, Reiko Miyagi will be on hand to discuss her pottery forms and in Mica, stop in and meet Nick Fruin and Courtney Dodd, the glass artists behind Shaker and Salt.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Join Mica Gallery for the Bakersville Galleries Art Walk this Friday



Join Mica Gallery on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 4 - 7 pm for the Bakersville Galleries Art Walk

Summer is here, and the artists of Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine contemporary craft in downtown Bakersville, NC, are ready to greet you.

Come to the Bakersville Art Walk on Friday July 5th, from 4 to 7 p.m. when the galleries and shops in downtown Bakersville open their doors to showcase more than 100 artists.

Come see new work by our 13 member artists as well as our consignment artists.

Mica’s new special visiting artists, Shaker and Salt, the collaborative team of glass artists Courtney Dodd and Nick Fruin, present “For Dinner”, their line of modern, stylistically elegant hand-crafted glassware for the table. Extensively trained, Dodd and Fruin have had varied residencies, workshops, and teaching experiences in the United States, Australia, Denmark, and Japan. “Our wares are meant to be used”, the couple explain, “enjoyed, laughed over...”

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit micagallerync.com or call 828.688.6422. Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Monday, July 1, 2019

L&L kiln for sale in Burnsville, NC


Used L&L Easy Fire Electric Kiln (6.7 cubic feet), 17 Kiln shelves, Kiln Posts, and extra set of Elements For Sale $600

Retailing at $3540 this kiln comes complete with everything you need and is in good working condition. We have upgraded to a bigger kiln and have no space for it. It has been a great workhorse for many years for us and it shows. Included photos show the wear and tear of a kiln that has been fired hundreds of times. Must pick up everything and lot is being sold as is!

Comes complete with:

Model e23T-240 Easy-Fire Automatic Kiln with Multi-Program Three-Zoned DynaTrol computer (Retails $3540)

Assorted Kiln Funiture (See Photo)

6 Half Round Corelite Kiln Shelves (Retails @ $57 each ($342total)

5 Full Round Corelite Kiln Shelves (Retails @ $99 each ($496 total)

4 Half Round Shelves (Retails @ $30 each ($120 total)

2 Full Round Shelves (Retails @ $50 each ($100 total)

Brand New Elements (Retails $336) Kiln also had elements recently installed in it with less than 10 firings!

Please contact J.R. Page @ (828) 381-6638 jrpage@gmail.com