New Members Exhibition at the Folk Art Center


Main Gallery Exhibition, Sept. 17 – Jan. 4, 2023

Featured Artists: Tim Bridges (fiber), Neil Carroll (wood), Elaine Dohms (fiber-felt), Priscilla Frake (jewelry), John David Furches (paper), Pam Granger Gale (fiber), Deneece Harrell (clay), Deb Herman (fiber), Thomas Irven (wood), Asia Mathis (clay), Dorann Nelson (mixed media), Beth Lonsinger (metal), Judy Levine Ott (fiber), Rex Redd (wood), Barry Rhodes (clay), Erica Rollings (glass-stained), Ruth Rischer Rutkowsky (clay), Cheryl Mackey Smith (clay), Michele Tway (mixed media), Joanna Warren (leather), Colleen Williams (clay), and Noel Yovovich (jewelry).

The New Members Exhibition opens on September 17th, and features 21 artisans that joined the Guild between 2019-2021. There is a two-step jury process for joining the Guild, where potential members submit high-quality images of their work before submitting actual objects for the Object Jury that takes place at the Folk Art Center. Artists can now join the Guild online by submitting their images through the Guild’s website. Almost every medium is represented by the newest Guild Members in this exhibit: stained glass, jewelry, clay, fiber, mixed media, stained glass, wood, and more. New Members exhibition is open until January 4, 2023.

Admission to the Folk Art Center is free. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, a craft shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway information desk and bookstore. The center is open daily from 10am-5pm.


The Southern Highland Craft Guild is a non-profit, educational organization established in 1930 to cultivate the crafts and makers of the Southern Highlands for the purpose of shared resources, education, marketing and conservation. The Southern Highland Craft Guild is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of the Highway 70 entrance in east Asheville, NC.

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