TIME WARP Post-Gala Pop-Up Sale

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Limited time offer: Now through June 30, 2017!

Our 2017 TIME WARP Gala was a huge success! Thanks to generous contributions, we are so close to meeting our fundraising goal. To keep the momentum, we would like to announce that we are hosting an exclusive TIME WARP themed pop-up sale to help us push even higher and provide continued support for our programs and exhibitions!

We selected a handful of artworks to feature in this exclusive post-Gala pop-up sale. All of these pieces are for sale and would make wonderful additions to your home. If you attended the Gala, it is the perfect opportunity to remember the wonderful night. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend the Gala, purchase a piece to join the attendees in solidarity in supporting the Museum.

The TIME WARP post-Gala pop-up sale consists of a selection of centerpieces and textiles.

The artworks are on display in our location at 175 Biltmore Avenue through the end of June 2017. They are also available for purchase through our website.

All sales will benefit the Museum and the artists. For more information or to purchase, click on the images below, stop by the Museum to view available items in our shop, or contact Membership and Events Coordinator Joanna Miller at 828.253.3227 x117.

All items can be delivered locally or shipped for an additional fee. You will be contacted regarding your preferred item retrieval once the purchase is made.






The Museum wishes to thank the artists: Denise Carbonell, Bellagio Art to Wear, Constance Ensner, Barbara Fisher, Carmen Grier, Wendy Newman Designs, Michael Smith Shibori, Janet Taylor, and Pattiy Torno at Curve.


Art Travels: Spartanburg

Thursday, June 1, 2017

AUGUST 17 – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 Members, $95 non-members (includes transportation, lunch, and tours)

Join us for a day trip to Spartanburg, SC to enjoy great art, delicious food, and good company! At the Spartanburg Art Museum, explore Another Body, an exhibition featuring the work of artists who depict, incorporate, or are inspired by the human body. At the Johnson Collection, discover iconic masterworks and representative artworks by a depth and breadth of artists – native to or visiting the Carolinas – whose lives and legacies form the foundation of Southern art history. Both locations also provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes visits in addition to private tours for our group. In between, enjoy a tasty lunch at the Crêpe Factory, a locally owned and operated farm-to-table crêperie and coffeehouse located in the historic telegraph station on Morgan Square.

Space is limited; register by August 3. To register, get started below; for more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122. 


Workshop: Empowerment + Portrait Photography

Thursday, May 18, 2017

JULY 8 – Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 Museum Members, $70 non-members

In this workshop, students learn how photographic techniques can tell a story and create different dynamics between the photographer, subject, and viewer. Students work with each other and community members to craft unique portraits that empower their subjects. Students bring their own digital camera (smartphone, point-and-shoot, or SLR) and a notepad.

Instructor Mercedes Jelinek is a New York-based photographer who is currently a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts. After earning bachelor and master of fine arts degrees in photography, she built a freelance photography career in architecture, fashion, event, and journalism. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous museum and private collections. Her latest book These Americans is about the Women’s March on Washington.

Space is limited; registration deadline July 4. To register online, get started below; for more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.

Planned in conjunction with Hear Our Voice.

Poster image by Lauren Crew.


Summer Art Camp 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Please complete the registration process for each individual camper.

If you prefer to complete and return a paper form, please call 828.253.3227 x124.


Week 1 | June 12 – 16 | Grades K – 2

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Art + Nature
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Crazy About Color


Week 2 | June 19 – 23 | Grades 3 – 5

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Fun with Fiber SOLD OUT – To add your name to our waiting list, please email or call us at 828.253.3227 x124.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Paper Possibilities SOLD OUT – To add your name to our waiting list, please email or call us at 828.253.3227 x124.


Week 3 | June 26 – 30 | Grades 6 – 8

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Sculptural Books
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Drawing + Painting


Week 4 | July 10 – 14 | Grades K – 2

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Exploring Art
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Mixed-Media Madness


Week 5 | July 17 – 21 | Grades 3 – 5

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Art + Nature SOLD OUT – To add your name to our waiting list, please email or call us at 828.253.3227 x124.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Printmaking + Mixed Media SOLD OUT – To add your name to our waiting list, please email or call us at 828.253.3227 x124.


Week 6 | July 24 – 28 | Grades 9 – 12

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Bookbinding + Mixed Media
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Wearable Art


Week 7 | July 31 – August 4 | Grades K – 2

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Art Adventure
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Art Party


Please note:

  • Enrollment is not confirmed until class registration and payment are received. Places are reserved on a first-paid, first-admitted policy.
  • The Asheville Art Museum reserved the right to cancel any class due to insufficient registration. In such cases, all registrants will be contacted and promptly mailed a full refund.
  • A written confirmation will be sent to you within two weeks of receipt of your camp registration form and payment.
  • It is the Museum’s policy to refund class registration fees up until two weeks prior to a child’s entry into the class, minus a $15 processing fee. The processing fee increases to $30 for cancellations made within two weeks of the camp start date. No refunds are made after camp sessions begin.

By completing the online registration process, you, as the parent or guardian of the named minor child:

  • give your consent and approval for his/her participation in the Asheville Art Museum Summer Art Camp;
  • authorize any medical treatment which may be advised or recommended by an attending physician while the named minor child is participating in the program;
  • give the named minor child permission to be transported for Summer Art Camp activities;
  • grant permission for him/her to participate in all field trips; and
  • will not hold the Asheville Art Museum responsible in case of accident as a result of participation.


Please complete the registration process for each individual camper.


Up for Discussion: Richard Sharp Smith: America’s Arts & Crafts Architect

Thursday, November 3, 2016

FEBRUARY 18 – Saturday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Museum & All Souls Members: $25 | Non-members: $35
Meet at The Cathedral of All Souls (9 Swan Street, Asheville 28803)

A native of England, Richard Sharp Smith (1852-1924) no doubt was well aware of the emerging Arts & Crafts movement when he immigrated to the United States in 1883. Within three years, he was employed by America’s premier architect, Richard Morris Hunt, who sent Smith to Asheville in 1889 to oversee the construction of George Vanderbilt’s grand Biltmore estate. After completing the project, Smith settled in Asheville and contributed some of the most iconic buildings to Western North Carolina’s landscape. This talk draws from the Museum’s collection of thousands of original architectural drawings by Smith and his colleagues, as well as contemporary photographs of the buildings as they stand today.

For nearly 30 years, architectural historian Martha Walker Fullington has worked with the architectural fabric of Western North Carolina, especially Asheville, and is passionate about Smith’s transformative influence from the beginning of the Arts & Crafts Movement to present-day construction. She served as Architectural Historian and Survey Coordinator for the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, and as Preservation Specialist for the Western Office of North Carolina’s State Historic Preservation Office where she administered the National Register program, the historic site survey, environmental review, and grants programs for the 28-county area. Since her early retirement, she has worked as a preservation consultant and served several terms on the board of the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County and on the Historic Resources Commission.

Space is limited; cost includes reception, and transportation for conference attendees. For more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.

Presented in partnership with the 30th Anniversary National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn and The Cathedral of All Souls.

Image: Richard Sharp Smith, Cottage – Chestnut St. – For Miss Annie West, August 1900. 11.75” x 17”. Red and black ink on starched linen. Asheville Art Museum, Architectural Drawings Collection, RSO316.1.


Please choose a shuttle bus option from Grove Park Inn at checkout:

  • 4:00 p.m. (includes optional guided tour of All Souls)
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • No bus

The shuttle bus returns to Grove Park Inn at 7:00 p.m., and again at 8:00 p.m. for those wishing to visit Biltmore Village on their own.


Holiday Arts Extravaganza 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

DECEMBER 27, 28 + 29
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day
For students in grades 1 – 4
Cost: $18 per day for Members, $20 per day for non-members

Join us for one or all three afternoons of art-filled fun! Campers spend their time creating art of all kinds. All supplies and a snack are provided. Students are encouraged to wear clothes that can get messy!

Pre-registration is required. Get started below to register now online, or download and return this registration form.


Please complete the registration process for each individual camper. You may add multiple days for each camper to the cart before checking out.


Docent Dues 2016-2017

Monday, September 19, 2016

Annual docent dues for the 2016-2017 touring year are due no later than Monday, October 31.


Home-School Program

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$4 per student per session

Each 90-minute program includes a guided tour of the Museum and a hands-on activity in the studio. This program is designed for students in 1st through 4th grades.

Pre-registration and payment is required. To register online, get started below – each child requires a separate registration. For more information or to register by phone, please call Sharon McRorie at 828.253.3227 x124.

Fall 2016 dates

  • September 13
  • October 11


Centerpiece by Robert Milnes

Friday, July 1, 2016

Bowl with Stand

8″ x 9″


Centerpiece by Lexington Glassworks

Friday, July 1, 2016

Water Orb



Centerpiece by Rob Levin

Friday, July 1, 2016

Red Vase with Handles



Centerpiece by Michael Hofman

Friday, July 1, 2016

Queen’s Bowl



Centerpiece by Maria Andrade Troya

Friday, July 1, 2016

Petal Vase with Dots


Petal Oblong Vase in Bud and Blossom Pattern

4″ x 1″

Two Mugs with Aqua and Blue Dots

3.5″ each


Centerpiece by Kathryn Adams

Friday, July 1, 2016

Double Encalmo

Blue and Green Glass

11″ and 10″

Set of 2

Art Travels: London, England (November 6-13, 2016)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

We will enjoy seven days and nights of art and architecture, plus time to explore on your own. Included in the trip are first-class accommodations at the charming Stafford Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of London in St. James Place; deluxe motorcoach and/or private van for all group activities; entrance/guide fees at our destinations; plus a daily full English breakfast, four lunches, three dinners, and one English tea.

Highlights of this trip include:

  • A welcome dinner and sightseeing cruise along the River Thames on Bateaux London’s Harmony or similar.
  • A guided day trip to Brighton, the storied seaside resort town renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, and large cultural, music, and arts scene. En route, we will stop for a garden and archives tour of the Cass Sculptural Foundation, a pioneering nonprofit that inspires, enables, and presents the output of some of the most important figures in contemporary sculpture.
  • A walking tour of the best street art London has to offer in the heart of Shoreditch, gateway to London’s East End. Street artists from London’s East End, the UK, and around the world leave an ever-changing kaleidoscope of energy and creativity on the walls of Shoreditch, home to a vibrant and colorful culture of street art, murals, cafes, bars, galleries, restaurants, fashion, and markets.
  • A day spent exploring the history of London, England’s capital and most populous city, founded by the Romans over two millennia ago. Hold on to your hat at the Tower of London, which during its 1000-year history has served as a royal residence, prison, armory, treasury, menagerie, mint, public records office, and home of the Crown Jewels of England. We will also visit Kensington Palace and Gardens – and hope to catch a glimpse of the glamorous royals who call it home!

As with all our Art Travels, we will visit museums to see both venerated collections and world-class special exhibitions. No trip to London would be complete without a tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum, where we will get an inside look at the scandalous exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. At the Tate Modern, we will be among the first to view The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection, an exhibition opening November 10. For a quirky twist, we will stop at Sir John Soane’s Museum, a historic house and library left untouched since its eponymous owner’s death almost 200 years ago: an extraordinary collection of curiosities, antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models and drawings, and paintings including work by Hogarth, Turner, and Canaletto.

In addition to these great museums, we are finalizing visits to galleries – including cutting edge contemporary art at Whitechapel Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, and White Cube – private collections, and artist studios. As is customary with our trips, there are culture-rich days punctuated by cocktails, delicious meals, and more.

The land-only price of this travel opportunity is $6260 per person (based on double occupancy) which includes hotel taxes and VAT, an £85 one-time food and beverage credit at the hotel restaurant, and a group departure transfer on November 13 to London’s Heathrow Airport. For those who prefer a room to themselves, there is an optional single supplement of $2010. Several direct flights are available daily from Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA, or connecting flights through Asheville.

We are still accepting registrations for this exciting travel experience! There are three easy ways to sign up:

Please feel free to call Pam Myers, Executive Director, at 828.253.3227 for specific details as well!


Upgrades (subject to availability and at additional cost) to junior suite or suite accommodations and/or additional hotel nights can be booked at your request. Please call 800.301.3993 x7484 or email Susan Holden.

Terms and conditions

Your payment of a deposit for participation on this tour constitutes your acceptance of these conditions:

  • Cancellation/refund: Cancellation from time of deposit to August 20, 2016 will result in a cancellation fee of $1000 per person. Cancellations after final payment will result in 100% penalty unless space can be resold. There will be no refund for unused services or tickets once the tour begins. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended and can be purchased separately. A form for trip cancellation insurance will be sent to you upon request.
  • Responsibility: Protravel International, Inc., the Asheville Art Museum (herein known as the AAM), and their principals have contracted with independent contractors to provide accommodations, transportation, meals, or other services, and are not responsible for actions or omissions, casual or intentional, or any breach of contract which may occur on the part of a supplier that causes loss, delay, injury, or damage to the client or other tour members. If the client agrees to travel on this tour, the client assumes voluntarily any risks that accompany such travel, whether those risks are expected or not. Protravel, the AAM, and their principals are also not responsible for losses, damages, or injuries to tour members in connection with such things as diseases, weather, terrorism, social unrest, mechanical or construction problems, or any other omissions, actions, or situations outside their control. Tour members are warned here about those risks and might wish to purchase insurance coverage regarding them. Protravel, the AAM, and their principals use generally acceptable suppliers for their programs. The client agrees that they are not to blame should there be problems with arrangements and also agrees that any claims of damages must be sought from those suppliers directly. If the damages occur before or after the tour booking and travel period, Protravel, the AAM, and their principals shall be considered totally blameless. Pricing based on rates of exchange and local tax rates both domestic and international, as of May 4, 2016 and are subject to change.


Vase by Jay Milner

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beige and blue vase approximately 4″ tall

Goblet by Jay Milner

Saturday, April 30, 2016

JM GobletCeramic goblet approximately 7″ tall

Vase by Jay Milner

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Footed Vase approximately 4″ tall

Footed Tumbler by Jay Milner

Friday, April 29, 2016

Mirror by Jay Milner

Friday, April 29, 2016

Ceramic Mirror made by Jay Milner – brown and blue intricate design approximately 8″ wide