8th Wine Auction and Gala Dinner
Asheville Art Museum’s Wine Gale: Gets Better With Age is an enchanting evening of fine dining, excellent wine and a live auction including a diverse selection of vintages, luxury travel packages and other fabulous items, all in support of the Asheville Art Museum’s vision to transform lives through art.
Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square
James and Kristina Hamilton
Village Antiques, Jim Samsel and Kim McGuire
Jim and Julia Peterson—
The Collectors’ Circle is an exciting group for dedicated art lovers exploring personal art collecting, as well as supporting the Museum’s permanent collection through the annual purchase of works of art.
There will be three Collectors’ Circle events during the year: two elegant social and educational gatherings centered on collecting and the annual Year-End Purchase Party. Dependent on space limitations, guests may be permitted at events and programs for a pre-determined fee.
Join the Collectors’ Circle Today!
For more information, please email Rebecca Lynch-Maass , Membership Management & Development Associate, or call 828.253.3227, ext. 114.—
Preview Screening Party: Ready for Prime Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event host: CityMac and Village Antiques at Biltmore
755 Biltmore Avenue, Biltmore Village
$5 suggested donation
The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present Ready for Prime Time, a preview party celebrating Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition, the inaugural exhibition of the New Media Gallery scheduled to open in the Museum’s newly-expanded East Wing in March 2012.
In the fall of 2011, the Museum invited submissions from North Carolina artists working with screen-based, new media art work, such as video art, experimental animation and time-based media, to be featured in the inaugural exhibition of the New Media Gallery. One work by each submitting artist will be screened during Ready for Prime Time.
The New Media Gallery will be the first of its kind in WNC, offering innovative artists including those featured in Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition the opportunity to share their work with the community while developing new audiences and gaining recognition for their contribution to the modern art scene. The Museum eagerly anticipates the artistic developments made possible through the use of this exciting new gallery space.
Ready for Prime Time is sponsored by WNC Magazine, the City of Asheville’s Cultural Arts Division, the North Carolina Arts Council, Village Antiques at Biltmore, CityMac, the Rotary Club of Asheville, and Appalachian Vintner.
1. Jason Adams + Steve Spurgeon
2. Michael Folliett
3. Heather Freeman
4. Charles Goldberg
5. Tama Hochbaum
6. Steve Johannessen
7. Logan Kelly
8. Chloe Kemp
9. Stevie Kinast
10. Christina Kirouac
11. Sarah Larson
12. Richard Marshall
13. Joy McKemy
14. Megan McKissack
15. Ed Midgett
16. Leo Morrissey
17. Mark Nystrom
18. Leslie Pearson
19. Ila Prouty
20. Bret Rifkin
21. Martha Skinner
22. Thom Staton
23. Elizabeth Stehling
24. Joel Tauber
25. Charlotte Taylor
26. Matt Vest
Course Offering: Art of the Square
UNCA College for Seniors, Center for Creative Retirement
Josef Albers’s famous series of paintings entitled Homage to the Square is the starting point for this course, which investigates the rationale behind the common use of the rectangular format in painting, and examines the effects produced when artists break the traditional rules of composition.
The course will also highlight Albers’s impact on his many students and followers, a legacy celebrated through the Museum’s current exhibition Homage2, which will be toured during one class session. Art of the Square is taught by Nancy Sokolove, Adult Programs Manager at the Museum, who has led a number of courses for UNCA and the College of Seniors. To register, contact the College for Seniors at UNCA by calling 828. 251.6140.—
A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Baskets
HOLDEN COMMUNITY GALLERY
The origins of basket making traditions date back over than ten thousand years and encompass cultures across the globe. While drawing upon their surrounding cultural influences for inspiration, the basket makers of the Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country regions have for centuries preserved and passed on their distinct traditions.
Each of these basket makers are highly creative individuals who have successfully adapted to changing economic, ecological and technological pressures while preserving the cultural roots from which their traditions grew. A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Baskets examines how basket makers have preserved traditions in spite of the challenges they have faced. The exhibition also illustrates the similarities and differences of the three traditions and the ways in which the tourist and art markets have sustained them over the past century.
This exhibition was organized and curated by the Asheville Art Museum. A Tisket A Tasket is sponsored in part by RTCAR, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and North Carolina State University with additional support from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.—
FAIR HOURS: Preview Reception: Friday June 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
($35 Members | $45 non-Members)
To join us for this exclusive opportunity please call 828.253.3227
Saturday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free with Membership or Museum Admission
Sunday, June 24, Noon - 5:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Asheville Art Museum is delighted to host a premier Fine Art Print Fair on June 23 and 24, 2012. As the first event of its kind in Western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum Fine Art Print Fair will showcase dealers from around the United States and will appeal to both beginning collectors as well as more seasoned ones. We have assembled a group of highly respected dealers, listed below, who will offer our visitors something for every taste or budget, from old master prints to contemporary photographs.
The Asheville Art Museum specializes in American Art beginning in the 20th century. Prints are an important part of the Museum’s collection and are featured prominently in our exhibitions. We also offer a wide array of educational programs for adult audiences including many on collecting.—
Summer Art Camp classes are held in the bright and spacious studio of the Museum’s newly expanded WNC Art Resource Center. Each class will visit the Museum’s galleries to inspire creativity. Students may sign up for morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. All-day campers will have a supervised lunch break. Weekly camp sessions begin the week of June 11th and run through the week of July 30th. Each week a wide variety of classes and art mediums will be explored, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed-media and sculpture—something for every skill level and area of interest.—