The trees have lost their leaves, and we’re heading into the season of yuletide joy. Read on for a full array of ways to indulge your senses on all things art. Create your holiday gift wish-list with our Virtual Gallery Holiday Catalog and special book recommendations, listen to the impact of art and culture in Asheville, and learn about a fantastic grant opportunity for artists. We’re so thankful for all of our readers, subscribers, and supporters here at Artsville, and we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Artsville Virtual Gallery Offers Holiday Catalog and Career Opportunities
Artsville Collective’s new Virtual Gallery of Artists (VGA) offers dynamic exposure and a learning experience to build new audiences and advance careers for nine carefully curated WNC artists. Artsville Collective, the only local arts marketing program with a nationwide following through our news, stories, podcasts, events and learning experiences, has built a cross-programming marketing menu of stories, podcasts, exhibits, all available to subscribers of ArtsvilleUSA.com.
Two unique ways to see the works of these nine artists include a live exhibit of Small Works (and small prices!) for Holiday Gifting at the pop-up partnership exhibit at the Ferguson YMCA in Candler through Christmas at 31 Westridge Market Place. To access Artsville’s Holiday Catalog of outstanding giftables from our VGA artists as well as a multitude of other Artsville programs link here.
Virtual Gallery Artists for mid-October thru mid-January, 2024 include: Amy Massey (Painting), Candice Hensley (Ceramics), Elizabeth Walton (jewelry), Georgia Deal (Printmaking), Jean McLaughlin (Printmaking), Joseph Pearson (painting), Max Cooper(Photography), Selene Plum (Oil and Wax), and Wendy Newman (textile design).
Exploring Asheville: Edgy, Artsy and Inviting with Marla Tambellini
There’s a whole lot of talk these days about Explore Asheville and its service to the city of Asheville and surrounding areas. In November, Artsville Collective offers you a meaningful podcast from Marla Tambellini, retiring this year as Senior VP of Marketing, after almost 30 years of strategic marketing, branding and community relations. Please listen here and consider the support that Explore Asheville has provided in sponsorships and marketing services for our arts organizations, telling the stories of our art culture and driving visitor traffic to our galleries, studios and events. On a personal note, Louise has had the good fortune to work with Marla since she arrived in Asheville in 2021 and have seen both the growth and opportunities Marla has fostered for our community.
“Marla, you will be missed and remembered for your passion and commitment benefiting the arts in Asheville.” - Best of Luck, Louise Glickman
Artville’s Virtual Gallery Artists Meet and Greet at The Dripolator
Our first group of talented Virtual Gallery artists (VGA) got to meet and share ideas in mid-November at The Dripolator, Candler’s favorite hangout for yummy coffee and parties. This first get-together, part of the Virtual Gallery’s unique marketing program for our cohort, includes innovative ways to share ideas, get to know each other and build a team as well as individual careers. If you are interested in learning to utilize Artsville’s tools to show, tell and talk about your own work, apply for the VGA program starting mid Feb- May. Learn more and apply here.
You can read more about our three featured artists for the month of November here.
NEW Grant Opportunity for all WNC 2-D and 3-D artists
NOW until January 1, 2024- NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists is a $12,000 bi-annual award designed to empower the practice of 6 contemporary artists, each of whom receive $2,000 plus thousands of dollars in FREE marketing exposure worldwide. ArtsvilleUSA’s West Coast affiliate Not Real Art encourages WNC visual artists, 2-D and 3-D, to apply by January 1, 2024. Learn more and apply at https://notrealart.com/grant/
For more information Artsville and Not Real Art programs, Contact: Meredith McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 216-8050 Subscribe FREE: ArtsvilleUSA.com for monthly news and stories, podcasts, exhibits and events. NEW BONUS, get Artsville’s virtual Holiday Catalog. Subscribe now with just name and email address for all our programs. For more about Not Real Art, our West coast affiliate, its grants and programs, sign up FREE: NotRealArt.com
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