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.

April 27
Martha Jane Peterson, gifted textile artist, will share with us how colors call her and how she builds textile art, incl. quilts. She has written a book which is in our library, "Imaging my Inner Fire" which talks about her search and how she found her calling through art.


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 nine wonderful artist's works! Enjoy music, cocktails and appetizers as you chat and view new artistic creations! Dinner and music available throughout the evening. We are presenting: Denise Geiger's oil and pastel landscape paintings; Deb Anderson's creatively digitally enhanced photographs; Susan Shaw's altered papers and multi-media collages; Sharon Sandel's acrylic representational paintings; Ron Maffett's watercolor and acrylic stylized landscapes; Johnnie Stanfield's realistic renditions of paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oils; Martha Raines' realistic paintings in oils; Kimberly Myers' colorful abstracts in oils and Alan Kaufman's creative folk art from found objects! We have quite a variety of pieces in this exhibit to delight you, our viewers! Please join us for a fun and relaxing 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
(Next door to the Red House.)

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: