Haywood County Arts Council Seeking Artists for Annual Small Works Show

The Haywood County Arts Council is seeking artists for its seventh annual small works show, “It’s a Small, Small Work,” to be held November 19 - December 27, 2014 in Gallery 86. There will be an Artist Reception on December 5 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and a Night Before Christmas reception on December 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The show provides a unique opportunity for budding artists to exhibit their work, as well as the opportunity for more seasoned artists to test their boundaries. The non-juried show is open to all artists with a permanent address in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, which includes the Qualla Boundary or any of the following counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey.

All pieces submitted must be exactly 12” or smaller in every dimension, including base, matting, and frame. Each artist is required to submit original works (photographers submit prints) to include a minimum of

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three pieces and a maximum of five pieces. Each artist entering the show will pay a flat fee of $20.00 for handling and publicity. 

All work must be for sale, priced at $300 or less, and must have been created in the last two years. All mediums are welcome. Artwork can be mailed October 13 - November 1, 2014 or hand delivered to the Arts Council Gallery 86 November 3 - 8, 2014.

The Haywood County Arts Council’s small works show was launched in 2008 in response to a declining economy, and to demonstrate that original artwork is affordable and fun to purchase for gifts at Christmastime. Most businesses, homes and apartments can accommodate smaller works of art—and the show promotes buying local and regional work to help support artists in western North Carolina.


For a Small Works Show application and information on how to submit your artwork, email or call the Haywood County Arts Council, or download the application by clicking on this link: Small, Small Work 2014 Application. Note: After you download the application, you may either (1) complete it on the computer using Adobe Reader X (and above) and then save it for printing, or (2) print it and complete it by hand.

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ArtShare Exhibit

The ArtShare Exhibit will run from September 4 through September 27 at Gallery 86 in downtown Waynesville. ArtShare helps art collectors or estate agents sell one or more pieces of art. The proceeds are split between the collector or estate agent and the Haywood County Arts Council.

Last year, the Arts Council received more than 50 unique pieces, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pottery, glass, sculptures, and more. The styles of work as well as price range greatly varied.

Sunday Concert Series
September 21, 2014


A women's vocal ensemble comprised of enthusiastic singers from Waynesville, the SongSpinners was formed in March 2012 after the Haywood Women's Chorus disbanded. This group sings Sweet Adelines style music, as well as traditional three- and four-part women's harmony, with music ranging from sacred titles through Broadway to blues.

The group currently has 14 members. They rehearse weekly and have performed at the Biltmore House, Antler Hill Village at Biltmore, downtown Waynesville, Waynesville Library, and several churches. The SongSpinners are self-directed; there is no one specified director. Among the membership are several women with a history of choral conducting, and all have years of choral membership.

The SongSpinners will be performing at the Waynesville Public Library on September 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the meeting room.

Angela Easterling

Canton Public Library features Angela Easterling on September 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the meeting room. Ms. Easterling is a country ballad singer/songwriter who brings to her music the sweet cultural heritage of her early years of growing up on a Greer, South Carolina farm, which has been run by her family for seven generations. She is the main artist comprised of a duo/solo performance known as The Beguilers. Ms. Easterling is very popular across the country, but enjoys the mountain life here in WNC.

These concerts are sponsored by Friends of the Library and coordinated and hosted by the Haywood County Arts Council. They are free (donations welcomed) to the public and provide excellent forms of instruction and entertainment.

Haywood Art Studio Tour

A self-guided driving tour of artist studios and creative centers in Haywood County, North Carolina.

Tour Dates:    
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, noon to 5:00 p.m

Preview Party and Artist Reception:
October 23, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Reception Location:
Frog Level Brewing Company, Waynesville


The 2014 Haywood Art Studio Tour will include 41 artists and Haywood Community College Production Crafts Department at 17 locations in central and north-central Haywood County.

The tour will include 10 clay artists, 3 fiber artists, 11 wood artists, 3 jewelry artists, a glass artist, a corn shuck doll artist, 9 two-dimensional artists working in watercolor, acrylic, oil and encaustic, and 3 mixed-media artists.


Tour Brochure:

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