THE SVFAL GALLERIES

Treat yourself to a day filled with beauty! You can visit the heart of SVFAL, tour our working studios, and enjoy our gallery exhibits at THE RED HOUSE. We offer painting, sculpture and photography, as well as ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, and prints & cards. Our artists staff the facility and are happy to answer questions and share stories.

We are walking distance from picturesque downtown Black Mountain, and just 15 minutes east of Asheville - off I-40, exit 64. We have ample parking directly in front of The Red House.

 

 

May 11th - July 9th

"FOR ME THIS IS DIFFERENT" at The Red House Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 11th, 5:00-7:00  THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME!

As artists, we all tend to develop a signature style over time. We also navigate toward a favorite medium. These comfortable styles and mediums become the default for us. It’s natural. But sometimes taking risks can yield some pretty amazing results. This show invited our artists to step outside their comfort zone and dare to learn and grow from the experience. Artist's worked with different mediums, choose different styles, and experimented with different colors. Artwork is accompanied by a statements indicating how the piece is outside a familiar box, and how it has gone in a fresh direction. Forty artists are represented in this exhibit, and all artwork is for sale.

Artwork by: SUSAN HANNING, NANCY HOOPES and NANCY CLAUSEN

"PAINTERS from THE RED HOUSE"

 At THE MONTE VISTA - OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Conveniently located next door to THE RED HOUSE, the MONTE VISTA HOTEL features SVFAL member work. THE ELBOW GALLERY features smaller artworks, while the grand public areas of this gorgeously preserved historic hotel provides a marvelous setting for larger scale work. For the viewer it provides the unique opportunity to enjoy numerous paintings and mixed media pieces, executed in a broad array of styles, covering all manner of subjects. This exhibit will delight your eye and stimulate your brain. Enjoy a glass of wine at the Lobby Bar, and peruse art to your hearts content. All artwork is for sale.

Artwork by: BILL BOYD, ANNE BEVAN and RON TUCKER

NEWCOMER'S SHOWCASE at THE RED HOUSE GALLERY - TUESDAY thru SATURDAY 11:00 - 5:00,  SUNDAY 1:00 - 4:00

Our dynamic league is privileged to have a steady stream of new members. Artwork by our new members is displayed at THE RED HOUSE on a rotating basis. New members provide a written statement about their journey as an artist, and the inspiration for their work, which accompanies their exhibited artwork. This is a great chance to learn about our new members and get a glimpse into their creative process.

Artwork by: ATCHA TURNER, PEGGY KING and TONY EMBREY

THE RED HOUSE STUDIOS

NEXT OPEN STUDIO NIGHT!  Friday May 11th: 5:00 - 7:00

THE RED HOUSE offers a wonderful chance to witness creative activity up close and personal. More than a dozen SVFAL artists have working studios in our headquarters, and they both create and display their work in these energy filled rooms. On the second Friday each month all the studio artists get together and have OPEN STUDIO NIGHT from 5:00 - 7:00. The public is invited to attend this relaxed chance to meet all the studio artists, ask questions and see their newest creations!

Studio Artists: 

PAT AUSTIN - mosaics/jewelry,  DONNA DAVIS - watercolors, TONY EMBREY - weaving/fiber art,  DENISE GEIGER - painting/pastels,  NANCY MOORE - watercolors/mixed media,  NORA MOSRIE - painting,  DARCY ORR - painting,  MARILYN PLACE - painting,  MARTHA RAINES - painting,  EILEEN ROSS - mixed media painting,  LOIS STEELE - wire sculpture,  ANN WHISENANT - painting

 
 

CHRISTMOUNT

This conference center and hotel has partnered with SVFAL to feature artworks in its public spaces and meeting areas. These areas are open to the public 7 days a week, and visitors are welcome. All artwork is for sale. CHRISTMOUNT is a quick 5 minute drive from downtown Black Mountain off Highway 9 South.

CHRISTMOUNT is also home to the GUASTAVINO NATIONAL HISTORIC HOME SITE. Information about the estate, and the peaceful walking tour that is on the grounds of CHRISTMOUNT, can be found on their website.

Our WINTER SHOW is now on display. It runs through March 19th.


...AND AROUND THE TOWN

Local eateries have partnered with SVFAL to showcase our wonderful home grown art. Enjoy epicurean delights and memorable creativity while you are touring the small town delights that Black Mountain, NC offers.

  • Start your day off right with tasty, locally sourced breakfast at LOUISE'S KITCHEN. Look for the big white farm house with the perfect wrap-a-round dining porch, at the south end of downtown. Lunch is also served.  115 BLACK MOUNTAIN AVENUE                                                                                                                   

  • Stop by DARK CITY DELI & PUB in the heart of downtown for a mouth watering gourmet sandwich or salad. A wide ranging menu that has something for everyone, and patio seating, makes this one of Black Mountain's favorite restaurants.  122 CHERRY STREET