November 2023 Roundup: Artsville’s FIRST Holiday Cataloge, Marla Tambellini on Art in Asheville, and more!

November Roundup: Artsville’s FIRST Holiday Cataloge, Marla Tambellini on Art in Asheville, and more!

November 2023 Roundup: Artsville’s FIRST Holiday Cataloge, Marla Tambellini on Art in Asheville, and more!

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 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

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.

Spend the Holidays with Artsville Collective

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

Marla Tambellini, retiring this year as Senior VP of Marketing

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
Artsville Podcast: Episode 24 with Marla Tambellini

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.

Artsville’s Virtual Gallery Artists and Staff

You can read more about our three featured artists for the month of November here.

November Feature Artists

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

Not Real Art Grant Application

For more information Artsville and Not Real Art programs, Contact: Meredith McBride at or (828) 216-8050 Subscribe FREE: 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:

“ Art is a gift” - Vincent Van Gogh

Great Gifts for Art and Book Lovers Alike

American Craft Magazine

American Craft magazine celebrates the diversity of American craft and its makers. A subscription gives the gift of art throughout the year!

Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters

by Nienke Bakker

Vincent Van Gogh A Life in Letters

How Art Can Change Your Life

by Susie Hodge

How Art Can Change Your Life

The Art of Buying Art: How to evaluate and buy art like a professional collector

by Alan Bamberger

The Art of Buying Art


Artsville thanks the following sponsors:

Art Connections
Explore Asheville
Ferguson Family YMCA
Kotara Studio
Not Real Art