Oil Painting Workshop

Oil Painting Workshop


Gallery 86 in Waynesville presents an Oil Painting Workshop led by Dominick DePaolo on Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with a lunch break from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. There is a $50.00 fee.

This is the 3rd in a series of oil painting workshops using water-based oils. This session will cover Underpainting and Glazing. It will provide the joy of painting without paint thinner or turpentine—just clean up with water. To be able to spend most of the valuable learning time on the technique, a canvas with an image already on it and paint will be provided, and participants will then work together to complete the project. However, please bring your own brushes!

The class room is on the upper level of the Gallery 86 on Main Street. Space is limited, so please call the Haywood Arts Council (see below) to reserve your seat and for more information about the class.

Fairy Forest
By Dominick DePaolo

Gallery 86 First Annual Invitational Artists Exhibit

Exhibit dates are Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 26. Join us and meet the artists at an Artists Reception on Friday, April 4, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Among the participating artists are:

Gretchen Clasby, acrylics

Jesse Clay, oil

Dominick DePaolo, oil

Jon Houglum, oil


Jo Kelley, oil

James Lyle, digital

Carolyn Taylor, watercolor


Artists and Gardens—A Partnership

Image courtesy of Sira Anamwong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

April 30 - May 31, 2014

Artists Reception: May 2, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 Gallery 86 will feature mixed media works by local artists. The exhibit will include items to enhance patios, decks, and yards, as well as homes. The Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer tour of gardens will be June 21, 2014.

Artists showing in the Gallery 86 will include:

  • Susan Balentine—pottery
  • Pat Barratt—acrylic
  • Pattie Best—watercolor
  • Anne Budde-Holman—pottery
  • Wendy Cordwell—collage and watercolor
  • Chris Coulter—wood
  • Mary Decker—watercolor
  • Bob Hammock—pottery
  • Jo Kelley—oil
  • Suzanne LeClaire—watercolor
  • Francine Menor—shaker boxes and game boards
  • Emily Metcalf—garden rocks
  • Neal and Elesia Osman—wood
  • Theresa Sizemore—sculpture
  • Oksana and Sam Stark—quilts and glass


The Haywood County Arts Council presents ArtFest 2014 (formerly International Festival Day) on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Meet the world on Waynesville’s Main Street as regional and international artists, food vendors, regional musicians and dancers, and festival goers totaling 12,000 to 15,000 converge on downtown. Over 95 artists representing a full range of media will demonstrate and sell artwork at ArtFest 2014.

Artists and food vendors are cordially invited to submit an application for ArtFest 2014. All artist submissions are juried to ensure the highest quality art show.

Fees Commercial Non Profit
Application Fee (non-refundable)
due June 1, 2014
$25 $25
Artist -- One Booth (10 x 12) $150 NA
Artist -- Two Booths (12 x 20) $300 NA
Food Vendor -- One Booth (10 x 12) $240 $150
Food Vendor -- Two Booths (12 x 20) $480 $300
Electricity $40 $40

Festival questions should be directed to the Haywood County Arts Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the office at 828-452-0593.

Contact the Arts Council to obtain the applications, or click on the following links to download the applications:

2014 ArtFest Arts and Crafts Vendor Application

2014 ArtFest Food Vendor Application



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Sunday Concert Series
May 18, 2014

Jess Cook will perform on Sunday, May 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the Waynesville Public Library.

A lifetime lover of music, Jess Cook was a late bloomer as a musician. After a career-ending injury at age 40, it took five years for him to regain full control of his hands, and he made the decision to use them to play a guitar.

By age 50 he was performing up and down the California coast and hosting Southern California events for musicians from throughout the west. 

Jess retired to North Carolina nearly three years ago and brought his eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, country, and swing music styles with him.  He loves to sit down with a guitar and have a musical conversation, and he's not afraid to make you laugh or blush.

Signature Winds, a wind ensemble, will perform on Sunday, May 18, at 3:00 p.m. at the Canton Public Library.

These concerts are sponsored by Friends of the Library and coordinated and hosted by the Haywood County Arts Council. They are free (donations welcomed) to the public and provide excellent forms of instruction and entertainment.