Suzanne Gernandt: Weaving, Textiles

Suzanne Gernandt Artist Statement: A self-taught weaver, I learned my craft in San Francisco as a young woman. Moving to Asheville in 1990, this is where I raised my family, setting down roots as deep as the oak trees are tall in Haywood County.    The colors and moods and shapes of the Appalachian Mountains surrounding my home…

Brit Borcher: Acrylic, Works on Paper

Brit Borcher Artist Statement: Painting provides me with the opportunity to witness chance and intention mingle and converse. What began as strategic games with paint in the studio has since developed into methods of facture that speak to both the rational and irrational including adjustment, removal, embellishment and demolition. I utilize these methods in successive…

Luann Roberts Smith: Jewelry

Luann Roberts Smith Artist Statement: As a child I would often collect small bits and pieces… rocks, nails and hardware from Dad’s workshop, bits of glass, and anything interesting that could be scavenged. I was trained traditionally as a painter, and worked many years as an illustrator and portrait artist, but now I find myself…

Mike Murray: Photography

Mike Murray Artist Statement: My goal is to create images that capture the beauty, solitude and mystery of the natural world. I strive for results that are both artistic and dramatic. My work is an extension of my love for the landscapes and the wildlife that surround us. I am on an endless search to…

Connie Morrison: Mixed Media Paintings

Connie Morrison Artist Statement: My work is combination of painting and collage. I piece together separate parts – various papers that I paint, cut into shapes and adhere to gessoed birch panel with gel medium and small nails. I add more cut paper pieces and painting to that surface and seal each piece with satin…

Carol Naughton: Ceramics

Carol Naughton Artist Statement: Carol Naughton is a potter who creates wheel thrown and hand built, one of a kind, functional pottery. The forms reflect her love of fine cooking, gardening, and nature. The strong visual aesthetic of her ceramics is reflective of her environmental graphic design and exhibit design background. The ceramic pieces are…