Arts Center Hosts Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League’s Bi-Annual Juried Show

Public reception on Friday, October 10 from 6-8pm

“Early Morning Walk About” by 2012 winner Susan Sinyai


The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is happy to host the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League’s bi-annual juried show. Featuring a wide variety of mediums, the show will open with an artist’s reception on Friday, October 10 from 6-8pm in the Upper Gallery of the Art Center. The show runs through November 21. The Arts Center Upper Gallery is located at 225 W. State Street. It is free and is open Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm.

The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League, established in 1967, has its headquarters and member studios in the Red House adjacent to the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain. They have regular workshops and programs to benefit the further education of its members, all of whom are dedicated to artistic growth and excellence.

For this show guests, members and artists will come down a block to the Arts Center whose generous gallery space is the perfect venue to display art. “We are excited to have another opportunity to show at the Arts Center’s beautiful gallery,” said League board member and gallery chair Susan Hanning. “And very excited to have Martin DeWitt as juror. Our artists really look forward to this show. We have two- juried shows a year and this is one of them. Competition brings a higher quality of work and we believe the public responds because they expect a high level of quality.”

The juror for this show is Martin DeWitt.

The show will be judged through DeWitt’s specific aesthetic and careful eye. “For me, the process of painting is a form of expression that has the potential to generate a formidable intellectual, physical and emotional response to experience,” Dewitt has said in his personal artist’s statement. The members of SVFAL are delighted to have his opinion. The show offers first, second, third and best of show.

For more information about the SVFAL’s show at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts please call 828-669-0930.