Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor was born and raised close to the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Her love of the outdoors, and photography, inspires her to create unique interpretations in kilnformed glass. “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variation in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my glass work […]

Karen Stockwell

As a quilter, years ago I began embellishing my smaller works with beads and ephemera. That led to making bead embroidered jewelry, where beads and stones are sewn on by hand.  The colors and textures of textiles and stones intrigue me.  Inspiration is found all around, in nature, in music, in the play of sunlight […]

Laura Parker

As a lifelong artist I’ve worked in a variety of media but for several years have focused on painting in oil, for its softness and malleability, and gouache, for its opacity and portability. I’m especially drawn to capturing a moment, feeling or the likenesses of places and individuals I’ve encountered in my travels. My recent […]

Helen Geltman

I do not know why the passion Is born in the hearts of humankind to create works of art. I do not know why the passion is born in the hearts of humankind to desire art.  It seems to me the greatest tragedy that compassion for others is not always born in our hearts alongside […]

LaDonna Hurst

There is meaning behind placing my passion on canvas for the world to see. Until recently, art manifested itself as the pastime of convalescence, unity and shared interest with my best friend, and a means to release a deep-rooted creativity that had long been suppressed by life. My brushstrokes now focus on creating a window […]

Dennis Corso

Dakota - Haywood County Arts Council

I’ve been carving stones for over twenty years. I am a self-taught stone sculptor. This has some disadvantages but it also presents the opportunity to create unencumbered by the fear of doing something wrong. It’s learning by doing and even the mistakes you make offer unique insights into techniques. It’s not for everybody but it […]

Gail Holt

Haywood County Arts Council – Membership for Artist

My dolls are constructed using patterns I’ve designed. The faces are needle-sculpted then painted. The hands are wired for posing. Each figure is constructed and carefully selected using good-quality fabric. Which is then stuffed with fiberfill. My wall hangings are designed, sewn, then quilted.

Nancy Gamon

Fabric is arranged in dyeing pans and covered with a layer of ice cubes. Fiber reactive powdered dye is sprinkled on top. As the ice melted, soft tendrils of color seep into the fabric, creating one-of-a-kind surprising designs.

Carol Roden

My fascination with glass began decades ago with my grandmother’s cookie tin full of marbles, and it continues today as I use heat to fuse and shape various forms of glass into beautiful and functional objects! The unique properties and color intensity of glass give me the creative opportunity to indulge the constant inspiration of […]

Jessica Clark

I document and preserve the everyday life of Southeastern native peoples using personal snapshots and photographs as a source. My work consists of paintings, drawings, lithographs, and photographs and, as a Lumbee native, are from my perspective. We, the Lumbee, are a version of the Postmodern Native, a combination of European, African, and Indigenous ancestry. […]

Hannah Burnisky

Hannah Burnisky creates woodland-inspired ceramic wares as the artist of Cold Mountain Ceramics. Hannah has lived in the Asheville area her whole life and moved to Canton in 2017 with her family. She finds endless inspiration in these Blue Ridge Mountains and is excited to be sharing space with other talented local artists at Cold […]

Betty Lee Guyer

I was raised in South Florida and did not start painting until 1984 while living in western North Carolina. I am primarily self-taught and I love to paint with oils. My inspiration comes from anything that touches my heart and makes me feel that I just have to paint it. I recently started using acrylics […]

Daniel Thomas Metzger II

Following in my father’s footsteps, I am a second-generation woodworker dealing in some of the Finest Burled and Figured wood species that America has to offer. I enjoy making elegantly crafted Live Edge furniture/art and incorporating metal, glass, and epoxy into my designs. 13 years of experience and am always excited to try new and […]

John P. Nelson

John Nelson has been the owner of Viking Stained Glass for over 25 years, creating leaded stained glass for over 30 years. He first learned and fell in love with the trade at a commercial stained-glass studio. After working there for five years, he eventually formed his own company in Charlotte, NC. John has created […]

Pamela Winn

I began my art hobby 35 years ago in oil painting in Atlanta GA.  When moving to Florida in 1994, watercolor was the popular medium, so I had to switch. In 2008, I took my first silk coloring/dyeing class, and I was hooked.  I was only able to work on my craft during the weekend, […]

Joyce Schlapkohl

Joyce describes her style as painterly realism in oil. She strives for clear color, a strong focal point, and a good design. “Living in Western N. C. provides all the subject matter one could ever desire. We are surrounded by our beautiful natural world.”  She paints the landscape, flowers, animals, still life, and any subject […]

Madelaine Hairrell

With a career in graphic art, telling a story with words and images has always compelled me to communicate visually. Starting out early on with a hands-on drawing approach and experiencing the changes of technology on my graphics work through the years has been exciting but has also made me hunger for handmade work again.  […]

Tommy Thomas

Thomas Custom Rods has been in the business of restoring fine bamboo fly rods for private clients and for sale for over 30 years. Every year we donate many rods to local charities for fundraisers.  I am the current fly rod-making instructor at Haywood Community College and fly-fishing instructor for Haywood County Recreation Department. I […]

Charles Paine III

My work explores romantic love through tradition, religion, or landscapes. I particularly enjoy capturing celebratory moments from different cultures. As a Unitarian, I love to meet different people from across the world. I have lots of foreign friends, some of whom posed for the oil paintings in this gallery. I find people from different cultures […]

Craig Escude

Glass offers colors, depth, translucence and fluidity that speak to me and help me speak to others. I have worked with glass since 2001 creating pieces with a balanced asymmetry that are meant to capture both the eye and the heart. Using stained glass or fused glass techniques, I seek to compose pieces that invite […]

Michele Escude

M. Escude

While connecting with the glistening light on a body of water or on a mountainlandscape patiently waiting for the colors of a sunset, I realized my deep desire to interpret these moments through my art. Having been raised in New Orleans, I developed a love for art in all of its forms. Because of that […]

Judy Rentner

Judy loves the light. She is captivated by how light and dark interplay to form patterns and designs that make even the mundane magical. Although primarily a landscape painter, she paints whatever stirs her emotionally, and by presenting the thing created, may in some measure, reveal the Creator Himself. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine […]

Jon Jicha

Jon Jicha is Professor Emeritus in the School of Art and Design at Western Carolina University where he has taught design and media arts for 35 years. He received his BFA in Studio Art and an MFA in Graphic Design from Kent State University. His exhibitions include Brno Biennial, Czech Republic; Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC; […]

Lauren A. Medford

My work addresses the aesthetics of flamboyance, glamour, and attitude to express the “camp” sensibilities in popular culture. These concepts are explored through the selection of subject matter that underscores the campiness in popular culture and everyday life. Reoccurring themes in my work include camp, color, excess, flamboyance, and mock-glamour. 

Kathy Ozzard Chism

Local Nature and Wildlife Photographer Kathy Ozzard Chism lives her life to help others, and sees our world through a lens of LOVE. Her lineage includes five generations of professional female photographers.  Viewing the natural beauty on earth through a camera lens has been a lifelong passion. Kathy is a featured photographic artist at Fine Art […]

Christina Bendo

I grew up helping my parents grow food in the rich red clay soil of Virginia and exploring the fields and forest of our property on the Potomac River. It seems a natural progression that I now work in a craft that uses the same raw materials needed to grow food in order to make […]

Rachel David

Rachel David, raised in Maryland resident of Waynesville NC, is a blacksmith, sculptor, designer, and maker.  Her metalwork practice is holistic; encompassing art, furniture, architectural elements, activism, collaborations, and gardening.  The work focuses on social and environmental justice, community, and communication; analyzing the many layers of colonization, restraints, and expectations across bodies and landscapes.  Iron is […]

Richard Hills

Rick Hills was educated at the University of Florida where he graduated with a degree in Art and Design.  Mr. Hills gained an understanding of the impact well-crafted artwork could have on the preservation and appreciation of the earth. In the 1980s and 1990s, Rick traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada exploring and painting the Great […]

Mojo Stained Glass

John & Lisa Townsend MoJo Stained Glass is created by Mom (Lisa) and John Townsend who started their craft as a couple who had a love of the art but never envisioned that they could ever create it.  After taking classes from a local artist in Montevallo, Alabama this husband and wife team began creating original […]

Cheryl Summey

To be creative stirs the soul and evokes passions buried deep within an artist! Being a silversmith and living within the majestic Smoky Mountains while connected to the Blue Ridge Parkway imprints the beauty of nature on my heart. Taking a piece of sterling silver sheet metal and manipulating it to create a unique and […]

Emily Reason

“I experience an elemental satisfaction when working with my hands; manipulating and mastering a material and technique through repetition and problem-solving. In this way, I am deeply connected to craft. I see craft as a discipline, a history to draw from and set of parameters to push. It is an ideal of beauty that I […]

Diana Pugh

My name is Diana. The wonder of light dancing, shadows moving around and textures that please the eye, hand, and mind, these are the goals of my art. The wonder of life and all its beauty, childlike awe of the world. This is what I feel, paint and share with anyone willing to go back […]

Betsy Meyer

Fascinated with fiber and textiles since childhood, I rely on line, design, color, and texture to tell the stories in my fiber art. Inspired by what is new to me, I find mystery and excitement in what people from other cultures have and use and make. Their textiles, the materials they use for their dwellings, […]

Susan Maquire

Leonardo beat me to it! About 500 years ago he wrote my philosophy of pottery and my life:  “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.  This is one of my favorite quotes, and it plays on the idea that living and working ‘simple’ isn’t banal, it’s elegant. Like the legions of artist/craftspeople before her, Maguire is a conduit […]

Jody Lipscomb

Jody Bradley Lipscomb is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  Her work is contemporary Cherokee and predominately acrylic and mixed media.   She incorporates Cherokee women, language and culture in her work.  She loves petroglyphs and including educational elements in her pieces.

Lu Ann Lewellen

I started drawing as soon as I could handle a crayon. My mother said I drew a face when I was two. Whether that’s true or not, I remember drawing “naughty bugs” on my behavior chart because that was a lot more fun than pasting gold stars. My mother shipped me off to the Junior […]

Wanda Ann Kinnaman

Open spaces and quiet places best describe my work and process as I seek to make connections in the created world through exploring spaces and places of nature. Encouraging discerning viewers to seek and reach out beyond the noise and busyness of life that threatens to swallow us up daily is my primary motivation. I […]

Tina Honerkamp

Tina Honerkamp is a full-time oil painter with a background in illustration and design. Tina specializes in capturing light and shadow in creation, focusing mostly on florals, trees, and animals. She was featured in American Women Artists 2018 Online Show, she exhibited in the 2018 Oil Painters of America Salon Show and, currently, she is […]

MaryAnn Gilbert

As a weaver for nearly 20 years, I find enjoyment in the color, texture, and beauty of everyday textiles. I grew up in a family that appreciated handwoven items, and I have come to realize just how much that experience formed me from an early age. Graduate studies expanded that experience (MA, UCLA). My weaving […]