2022 Exhibition Calendar

Month
Theme
Eligibility
January
CLOSED
CLOSED
February - March

Renovations to HCAC Gallery and Offices - CLOSED

CLOSED

April - May
Mother Earth
Artist Member
June
Living with Pride
Specially Curated
July
WNC Student Artists
Specially Curated
August
Our Member's Summer
Artist Member
September
Our Mountain Music Traditions
Artist Member
October
Life in Haywood
Artist Member
November - December
Small Works
Artist Member

Exhibition Descriptions

Mel Bennett

April – May: Mother Earth

The Mother Earth Exhibit will celebrate Earth Day and challenge HCAC artist members to create artwork with a sustainability and stewardship theme, using recycled materials if possible. In particular, artists will be asked that their work illustrate the successes of sustainability in Haywood County and act as a call to action for residents and visitors to be stewards of Haywood County’s natural resources. 

Ashten McKinney

June: Living with Pride

To be curated by Ashten McKinney, Curatory Gallery Owner. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and other related community artists (LGBTQIA+) are encouraged to present contemporary works that celebrate the unique, diverse sense of pride and some of the challenges we face as a community seeking equality. Seeking artwork that expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ experience unique to Appalachia and WNC.

HCC Professional Craft Students

July: WNC Student Artists

To be curated by Emily Reason, HCC Professional Craft Professor. Selected works from artists enrolled in art programs or courses located in the Western North Carolina Mountain Region. 

Mary Decker

August: Our Member’s Summer

This open-themed exhibit gives HCAC artists members the opportunity to show the work that most speaks to their current techniques, interests, and medium. Artists are continually learning and evolving, making the opened themed exhibit a snapshot in time into the mind and heart of the artist.

Cayce Moyer

September: Our Mountain Music Traditions

Works of art that use music as its inspiration. A focus on bluegrass, Appalachian, or mountain music and instruments are encouraged.

Jo Ridge Kelley

October: Life in Haywood

Work that expresses the artists’ connection to their life in Haywood County. Artist statements to include an explanation of what they used as inspiration.

Jeff Menzer

November – December: Small Works

An eclectic display of many different mediums, subjects, and artists. All works are 12 inches or under and encourage giving the gift of the creative spirit.

12 x 12 inches only for 2D work. 12 x 12 x 12 inches or under for 3D work. Priced under $200. Focused on gift-giving. 

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