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Watercolors by Sharyn Fogel

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Watercolor Paintings by Sharyn Fogel

Asheville water-colorist Sharyn Fogel is best known for her original paintings of local landscapes and mountain views done in the en plein air style.

She says, “I was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Eventually I will die here (not anytime soon, I hope.) In the meantime I intend to paint everything about this area that I love.

That includes mountains, trees, old chairs, white squirrels, barns, houses and anything else that catches my eye.”

With its emphasis on natural colors and flowing lines, her watercolors have been described as of a subtle kind of three-dimensional impression of our local hills and valleys. (more…)

Fiber art by Paige Houghton

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The Fiber Art of Paige Houghton

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UPDATE: Paige will be conducting a live art demo on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11:00 to 4:00PM

The three-dimensional fiber art sculptured “vessels” and window “panes” created by local artisan Paige Houghton have been compared to both blown and fused glass artwork.

As you can see for yourself her fiber art creations are truly unique with spectacular burst of brilliant colors and highlights.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio

Mountain Made gallery is happy to share her thoughts and artistic viewpoints as part of our continuing series “Inside the Artist’s Studio.”

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Local Gift Ideas for Fathers Day

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Photo credit: WLOS Staff

Local Mountain Made Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend, but there is still time to find a gift that carries a special meaning.

Lauren Brigman, from “News 13 This Morning” a program on local television station WLOS-TV, dropped by our gallery to check out our unique selection “mountain made” gift ideas for Father’s Day. (more…)

Ceramic Artists Jean & Carl Saake

Asheville Art Demo – Ceramic Artists Jean & Carl Saake

Saturday at 11 – 4PM

Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Well, master ceramic artists Jean and Carl Saake, who are both in their late 80’s prove that with a  life of artistic dedication, joy and more than a little effort, you can “grow up” and remain a wonderful artist!

Asheville art demo - ceramic art by jean and carl saake

Ceramic art by Jean and Carl Saake

To create their whimsical artwork, Jean first hand molds and sculpts every one of their ceramic fruit pieces or critters and birds. Then Carl hand paints each one and glazes them for firing. (more…)

Handcrafted Silver Jewelry by Asheville Artist Candy Emerson

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handcrafted silver jewelry

Handcrafted Silver Jewelry

UPDATE: Candy will be on hand at the gallery on Saturday, 6/10/2017 from 11AM to 4PM to give a live demonstration of her art.

Silversmith and jewelry designer Candy Emerson says, “Handcrafting jewelry makes me smile!

Look at the titles of career self-help books and the message is to follow your passion, do what you love and determine the color of your parachute. (more…)

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