Riverside Studios Art Sale

Posted 12.2.12

Photo by DAVID J. SIMCHOCK

Riverside Studios’ holiday celebration and art sale will take place from December 8 to 22 with a kick-off party Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seven artists and a consultant in a pear-tree will be offering works including paintings, mosaics, prints, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, and cards.

The following artists will have work for sale:

Julie Miles: painting on antique wood, sculpture

Lucretia Speas: oil painting and mosaic

Russell Cramp: painting (landscape and figurative)

Todd Frahm: sculpture in wood, ceramic and bronze

Julia Masaoka: mixed media, shrine art

Tatiana Pots: printmaking and pottery

Brit J. Øie: mixed media, painting, landscape.

Wendy Outland of “Who Knows Art” will offer business topics for artists, available on CDs or as digital files.

Several artists will be accepting commissions if you have a special something in mind.

With this wide variety of art mediums, come explore the inspirations of these talented artists. “I don’t want to paint pretty pictures,” says Lucretia who studied mosaics in Italy. “I want to do art that makes people want to think – not my thoughts, but theirs.”

Tatiana is a recent graduate with a degree in fine arts from UNC Asheville. Her focus is in printmaking, specifically engraving, line etching, and lithography. Brit’s latest series of paintings explore the mountains as a subject matter. “I am intrigued by the emotional response that the landscape evokes and the question it brings up about belonging and identity.”

Live music and refreshments will be available. Purchase a piece or a gift certificate, starting at $30.

Riverside Studios is located in the River Arts District at 174 W. Haywood Street, just across the railroad tracks from White Duck Taco. For more information, call 828.551.5045.

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