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.

 

 
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May 10th - July 8th

Opening Reception - Friday, May 10th 5:00 - 7:00

PASSAGES: A JOURNEY THROUGH PLACE AND SPACE at THE RED HOUSE GALLERY

The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League is celebrating community with an exhibit that reflects that wide ranging meaning of the word “Home”. This exhibit is a partnership with HOMEWARD BOUND and 20% of the sales from the show go to their organization. HOMEWARD BOUND has a remarkable history assisting people in changing the course of their life journey. Information about the organization is part of this exhibit. This exhibit reflects the diverse membership and talents of the league, and jewelry and fiber art, mixed media art, acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings are on display. The opening reception is Friday, May 10th from 5:00-7:00. Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.

Artwork by: Bitty Bits Mosaics


Artwork by: David O. Hearne, Dick Yarmy and Nancy Hoopes

July 26th - August 30th

Opening Reception - Friday, July 26th 6:00 - 8:00 at The Black Mountain Center for the Arts - 225 West State Street

INTRODUCING THE RED HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHERS at THE BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

A community oriented group of seven fine art photographers has carved out an inspirational niche in Black Mountain at the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League. The Red House Photographers meet monthly to share images, critique each others photographs, exchange tips on technical issues and search out exhibition opportunities. The group's members range from photographers just starting to get serious about their art to career professionals. An easy camaraderie between the members allows for many different points of view on image making to emerge and nourish the creativity of all.

The Red House Photographers have now put together an exhibition of images ranging from idyllic landscapes to dynamic street photography. Designed to introduce their group to the public, the exhibit opens at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on July 26th with a reception from 6:00-8:00 and runs through August 30th. The show is notable for its beautiful and intriguing observations of the world with many of the photographs offering additional allure through the suggestion of compelling narratives in front of and behind the lens. “We are so excited to have the Red House photographers work on display in the beautiful BMCA gallery!” says Susan Hanning, SVFAL President. “The talent and energy of this group is impressive and their photographs demonstrate the versatility and power of the medium.


UPCOMING RED HOUSE EXHIBITS

 
Annual Juried Art Show
Fall Art Exhibit
 

"PAINTERS from THE RED HOUSE"

 At THE MONTE VISTA / Fall 2018 - 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: MARIANNE RENINGER, ANNE BEVAN and BILL BOYD

THE RED HOUSE STUDIOS

NEXT OPEN STUDIO!  TBA

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 of every other 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: 

BITTY BITS MOSAICS - mosaics/jewelry, FAYE BARWICK - painting,  CAROL ARMSTRONG - painting,  DONNA DAVIS - watercolors, RUTH DUCKWORTH - fiber, DIANE McEACHEN - silver enameling/jewelry,  NANCY MOORE - watercolors/mixed media,  NORA MOSRIE - painting,  DARCY ORR - painting,  MARILYN PLACE - 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.