Image of the Featured Artist Exhibit with a painting of a dog and flowers - Exhinit is Jan 18 through Feb 27


HCAC Featured Artists: This specially curated exhibit features twelve HCAC artist members who will have monthly features throughout the 2023 calendar year. Artists are chosen by opting into a drawing during membership renewal.

Exhibit Dates: January 18 – February 27, 2023

Opening Reception: February 3, 5-7 pm 

  • Music by harpist, Tina Morgan from 5 – 6:30 pm
  • Flame Painting Demonstration by Char Avrunin, staring at 5 pm

Thank you to our Reception Sponsor:

Wine & Workshop: Create gifts for your Valentine or Galentine!

February 10: 

Create two special Valentine’s gifts for the loved ones in your life or treat yourself to some self-love! Guests will complete a collaged mini canvas (with stand) and a stitched heart project! 


Led by: Dori Settles & Barbara Brook

Duration: Two Hours

Date & Time: February 10, 2023 from 5 -7 pm

Class Location: Haywood Handmade Gallery, 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC 

Class Cost: $75

Lisa Conard

March – April

MAST General Store Presents: Spring in Appalachia: Features work that uses the many elements of spring in Appalachia as inspiration. Artist statements will include what Appalachian spring element inspired their work.


Exhibit Dates: March 1 – May 1


Thank you to our Presenting & Reception Sponsors:

Lori Reed


Renewing the Fire Through Education: This specially curated exhibit, curated by Lori Reed, features work of Cherokee High School students and their teachers in celebration of the unveiling of the Cherokee inspired and designed mural on the HCAC’s building back wall facing Wall Street.

Exhibit Dates: May 3 – May 29, 2023

Wanda Ann Kinnaman


Light: Features work that uses light as its basis for expression. Artist statements will include how light inspired their work.

Exhibit Dates: May 31 – July 3, 2023

Bob Child


Water: Features work that uses water as its basis for expression. Artist statements will include how water inspired their work.

Exhibit Dates: July 5 – July 31, 2023

Rick Hills


Dreams: Features work that uses dreams as its basis for expression. Artist statements will include how dreams inspired their work.

Exhibit Dates: August 2 – September 4, 2023

Rose Hardesty

September – November

What’s New?: Features work that illustrates new techniques, materials, and themes HCAC artist members are pursuing. Artist statements will include a description of what is new and why the artist is experimenting with these new techniques. 

Exhibit Dates: September 6 – November 13, 2023

Tina Honerkamp


Small Works: Features work that is 12 x 12 or smaller and ornaments to encourage giving the gift of creative spirit. Artists are encouraged to create work that is multicultural in nature.

Exhibit Dates: November 15 – December 31, 2023