2015 Events


A General Meeting with a Program ​is held the 4th Monday of each month.

Programs begin at 10:00 AM at the Red House.

for Art in Black Mountain
The Red House at the Monte Vista

on May 1, 2015
​from 6-8 PM.

​RELAX and see friends at this FIRST FRIDAY ART OPENING featuring eight wonderful artist's works! Enjoy music, cocktails and appetizers as you chat and view new artistic creations! Dinner and music available throughout the evening.  

​Public is invited. More information: call

​​Monte Vista Hotel (828) 669-8870 or Red House (828) 669-0351
308 W. State Street, Black Mountain, 28711

Artists featured for May, June and July are:

​Bill Abramson's photography series from the Galapagos Island;
Anne Bevan's acrylic landscapes;
Karen Garwood's oil paintings of landscapes and flowers;
Barbara Lilienfeld's Acrylic Abstracts;
Peter Olevnik's oil and mixed medium landscapes;
Karen Paquette's collage work;
Marianne Reninger's mixed-media "Talking Houses";
Fran Robert’s photography of local and national scenes including Devils Courthouse;

The Sanatorium by Marianne Reninger

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"OLD HOUSES SPEAK" are mixed media collage paintings that are reconstructions of mythical imagery, real or imagined, that contain a hint of recognition for the viewer. The spirit of the former residents of these buildings, man or beast, speak to you through through their shadowy presence, original poetry, and striking surroundings. The paintings are meant to be read, like a favorite book, as well as, absorbed, like a visual feast.

The Rocker Crawl
is a public art initiative presented by the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce Marketing Council. It showcases Rocking Chairs with paintings provided by local artists, featuring scenes of “Life in the Swannanoa Valley.” We are seeking artists/painters to showcase their talents by painting an art board (with oil or acrylic), that will then be installed on rocking chairs purchased by local Sponsors.

In May, the Rockers will be placed in key downtown locations for a five month public art exhibit, and auctioned in October with proceeds to benefit Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League (SVFAL), Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA) and Black Mountain Marketing Council.

Click link below to participate as an ARTIST: