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August 2011

The Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC, Features Works by New Members

The Folk Art Center of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Raising Standards: New Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, on view in the Center’s Main Gallery through Sept. 18, 2011.

Founded in 1930, the Southern Highland Craft Guild is comprised of artists living in the Appalachian mountains of the southeastern United States. Today, Guild membership stands at more than 900 artisans selected by a jury for the high quality of design and craftsmanship reflected in their work. Craft practice has evolved to encompass forms that include functional, decorative and sculptural objects.

Raising Standards reflects the talent and diversity of the organization and its mission to sustain traditional and contemporary crafts. The inspiring collection includes jewelry, pottery, sculpture, furniture, baskets, quilts, fiber wearables and handmade books.

Exhibition participants include: Lori Anderson (natural materials), Elynn Bernstein (fiber), Ed Byers (clay), Brandy Clements (mixed media), Ed & Kate Coleman (clay), Hayley Davison (wood), Drew Deane (mixed media), Elise Delfield (clay), Cat Francis (jewelry), Sue Grier (clay), Karen Hawkins (mixed media), Paula Bowers Hotvedt (fiber), Kathleen & Ivan Ivanoff (leather), Robin Kirby (clay), Mary Carol Koester (mixed media), Hona Knudsen (clay), Christine Kosiba (clay), Jim Kransberger (wood), Mike Lightcap (glass), Vicki Love (leather), Shadow May (clay), David Moore (wood), Diana Ramsay (fiber), Gary Rawlins (wood), Bob Sinclair (jewelry), Juanita Smith (fiber), Zoe Taddie (clay), Matt Tommey (natural materials), Teena Tuenge (fiber), Karen Tunnell (fiber), Bart Vinsh (wood), Kathleen Weir-West (fiber) and Andrea Wilson (paper).

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 828/298-7928 or at (


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