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

The Monte Vista
​First Friday Reception
​August 7, 2015, from 6:00-8:00
​RELAX and see friends at this FIRST FRIDAY ART OPENING featuring seven 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

The Monte Vista First Friday Reception
and opening of the exhibit New Horizons is
Friday, August 7, 2015, from 6:00-8:00

New Horizons was picked to name the exhibit at the Monte Vista Hotel because Artists are always experimenting, playing, learning, changing and inventing or reinventing. It's what artist's do! It's exciting! It inspires! The hope is that you will be inspired too.

FIBRE ART is being featured by presenting works from two artists, Mary Jane Peterson from Black Mountain and Ralph Wileman from Halifax, Va.

​​Martha Jane Peterson works in fabric, yarn and thread designing abstract quilts, with a feather or piece of metal or other object appropriate to the feeling or idea she wishes to convey. She depicts her journey in art, and in other cultures from her personal journeying on her travels in life. She is a retired ordained Presbyterian Minister and has written a book titled, "Imaging My Inner Fire". Website: http://www.marthajanepetersen.com/

Ralph Wileman is an American Octogenarian fiber artist. He creates and produces needlepoint tapestries that are contemporary in look and feel. He as been an art educator, graphic designer, visual communication advocate and media professor. He describes his process as "painting with needle and yarn, instead of paint and brush". Wileman calls his work needlepointillism, created with a minimum of sketching, drawing or color on needlepoint canvas prior to stitching. Forms and colors evolve on canvas. His works came from the study of style and form of Paul Klee, Joan Miro, and Josef Albers. The designs and works seem to form from a subconscious mind! Website: www.needlepointsofview.com

Herb Way is a local photographer who happened on a perfect model which spurred a unique vision in him; to recreate images of Georgia O'Keefe. So we are privileged to view his collection of photographs titled "Reimagining Georgia O'Keefe"
Website: www.herbwayphoto.com

Marty Cain is an avid artist and nationally recognized Dowser as well as a designer and creator of labyrinths across the U.S. Since 1990. Marty firmly believes art work is enhanced by faithful attendance in drawing classes, which greatly increases an artist's ability to see! Her charcoal or ink line drawings and paintings punctuate that thought.
Website: www.martycain.comwww.martycain.com/art.html

Michelle Souile calls her work "Souleart". She works as a painter, sculptor and jewelry designer. Michelle uses the abstract and the archetypal to create spiritually evocative dimensional works of art. "Paintings coming from my soul to yours, evoking oneness and timelessness through color and beauty."
Website: www.souleart.com

Pat Cotterill was born in Scotland and has lived in many countries. She paints mainly in oils and watercolor capturing the effect of light and how it organizes and simplifies space. Pat takes her camera with her wherever she goes and likes to catch people in moments in time, a visual diary of everyday living.

Susan Hanning is an avid oil painter of landscapes and flowers. The fascination of color mixing and the placement of shadows in defining space on a canvas is of paramount importance in producing a piece that can be called finished. She mainly paints from photos she has taken or from visits to a site during a plein air painting outing.

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There's a new outdoor art event scheduled this FALL bringing Artists and Visitors together in beautiful Black Mountain. The RED HOUSE Studios & Gallery is proud to announce the scheduling of
TWO outdoor art shows starting

The event, called "Art on the Lawn", will give the public an opportunity to see up to 50 talented artists from around the region, all exhibiting in one great location! The event will take place in front of The Red House and the beautiful Monte Vista Hotel on HWY 70-( 310 West State Street). Another show is scheduled for October 23 and 24 as well.

ART ON THE LAWN will host "Fine Art" Artists, Photographers, 3 Dimensional Design Artists, as well as one- of- a- kind Jewelry Designers. The work will be on display Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. For more information on space rentals for this event contact: RED HOUSE Gallery, 828-669-0351,or Johnnie Stanfield 828-333-8113 This event is sponsored by the Swannanoa Valley Fine Artist League serving OUR AREA for 48 years. DEADLINE AUGUST 10th

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