Artist and Studio Hours

Although hours vary, artists generally have open studio hours Fridays and Saturdays from 11A – 5P. Please visit our artists’ profiles below for studio hours or to contact an artist for an appointment.  *COVID-19 UPDATE- Masks are required in all studios.

 

Randy Shull, Co-founder and Creative Director of Pink Dog Creative

www.randyshull.com

 

Larry Turner

[email protected]
828.230.5451
Suite #160

 

Karen Keil Brown

Ethereal Landscapes
Pink Dog Creative #160
[email protected]
www.karenkbrown.com
828.231.0617
Studio hours vary. Please call or email Karen for an appointment.
Suite #160

 

Patricia L. Philips

[email protected]
www.Patricia-Phillips.com
850.866.0026
Suite #103

 

Andrea Kulish

Studio A
[email protected]
ashevillestudioa.com
www.instagram.com/avlstudioa
Most afternoons and many early evenings
also by appointment
Suite #100

Ukrainian pysanky eggs and workshops, mixed media artwork, graphic design, notecards and gifts, + jewelry by Skrapmonkey

 

Lynn Blass

[email protected]
www.visualhistorycollaborative.com
www.lynnbregmanblass.com
919.357.4701
Suite #160B

 

Viola Spells

[email protected]
Suite #101

 

Patti Anastasi

Featuring acrylic/mixed media classic-style portraits with an eccentric edge.
PattiAnastasi.com
[email protected]
415.250.9860
Suite #101

 

Joseph A. Pearson

josephart.net
[email protected]
504.615.4998
Suite #130

I am inspired by the subject matter that unites our humanity, our society is extremely divisive today. It is more important now than ever to unite around a common cause. My recent works reflects my interest in the protection of our environment and the mass incarceration of people of color. I have curated two exhibitions addressing the environment, the most recent being “A Contemporary Response to Our Changing Environment”. This is a joint exhibition between The Pink Dog and the Collider. The other is a body of work that addresses the effect of mass incarceration on families of those incarcerated and those who have been in the system. I am using the latter to draw attention to this issue and to offer young people a positive alternative. My work embraces the concept of social realism by drawing attention to everyday and fringe conditions. I work primarily in oil and I accept commissions.
Hours: 12-5 Monday-Saturday
josephart.net
[email protected]

 

Christie Calaycay

calaycay design ~ handcrafted jewelry
www.calaycaydesign.com
828.423.4703
Suite 105

Christie’s work is inspired by the graceful quality of nature paying close attention to the patterns and structures it contains. These aspects combined with clean lines, texture and tone framed in a modern simplicity create intricate yet subtle designs. All pieces are entirely by hand, from first sketch through final craftsmanship. Various metals are combined in order to emphasize organic qualities and natural appearance. In a sense my jewelry is meant to ground and connect the wearer to nature and the environment.

Custom designs are available. Christie is located at 344 Depot, Suite 100 and will be open Monday–Saturday, 10-4 and by appointment.

 

Leene Hermann

Seven years ago a good friend who is a mosaic artist asked if I’d like to try doing mosaics with her. I found that I had a flair for it and fell in love. I’ve done several community projects since then and have been in a number of shows in Michigan. My passion for mosaics led me into thrift shops and second-hand stores looking for new things to mosaic. I especially love doing mannequins and 3 dimensional work. After living in the same house in Michigan for 35 years, I discovered the magic of Asheville in 2015 and this is now my permanent home.

Leene’s Glassworks
www.leenesglassworks.com
[email protected]
248.855.4999
348 Depot Street Suite #125

 

Stephen St. Claire 

I grew up painting mostly landscapes and still life, but somewhere around 2001, I began painting on metallic leaf, and a new painting genre was born. Since the early days, I have done a lot of experimentation, discovering what the medium will and will not do (and how to make it do what I want it to do), and my work has morphed and evolved. What began as strictly abstract work on a flat substrate gradually became more “scenic” and now I do mostly full-blown reflective abstracts and landscapes, sculpting the composition onto the canvas with several layers of modeling compound and gesso, then covering the entire surface with Italian aluminum leaf.

I call my technique Dialuminism (”light passing through”) because light reflects off the metal background layer, passes through the layers of paint and then is refracted by the layers of solar resistant resin (which acts as a clear lens, fused to the surface of the painting). The result is a painting that is basically back-lit, which creates very intense color and contrast. Light plays off some areas and casts shadows beneath others, creating a dimensional painting that changes in appearance depending upon where the viewer is standing in relation to the light source.

St.Claire Art
Suite #104
828-505-3329, [email protected]
Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri + Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3

 

Lucy Cobos

I relocated to Asheville with my husband from Boston, MA where I worked as a professional commercial photographer for over 35 years. Among a diverse clientele in different industries, I also managed the first photography department at the NBC affiliate in Boston for ten of those years. The timing was right for me to explore other mediums of expression with our move to Asheville. I’m inspired by so much creativity I see around me, community support for artists and the resources Asheville has to offer. I often use my photography as a reference for encaustics, pastels and cold wax. Experimental or with purpose, my art is an extension of who I am and how I respond to my own imagination or the environment I find myself in.
www.lucycobos.com
[email protected]
Hours by appointment
Suite #101

 

May Rhea

Everything in my life is connected to and influenced by my love of nature.  I grew up on a farm in South Carolina and spent much of my time as a child with my grandmother who enjoyed painting plein air.  The combination of these influences created a necessity for me to lead a life that was always in some way connected to nature and allowed me to stay inspired by the “art” we see daily in our surroundings.

I reside in Fairview, NC, with my husband, dogs and cats. When I am not painting, I enjoy filling my days gardening and hiking. In addition, my volunteer work at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville is a source of great personal fulfillment.
(803)385-7633
[email protected]
Suite #101

 

Noël Yovovich

A very recent transplant to the gorgeous mountains of WNC from Evanston, Illinois, I was born and raised in rural Florida. For many years, I have been creating works with mountain imagery and calling them Imaginary Landscapes—places I wished for and dreamed about that were not available to me in the “here and now.” At last, living the dream!

Much of the magic of my jewelry pieces comes from the exploration of the amazing properties of titanium, a metal which can be colored with the use of heat and/or voltage. The minutely detailed imagery I create in this unique material shifts in appearance from different angles, giving it a sense of life and vitality that cannot be captured fully in a photograph. I believe that every experience in my life makes its way into my work, and I can hardly wait to see what comes in this newest chapter!
NoelYovovich.BigCartel.com
[email protected]
(847)494-1361
Wednesday-Sunday 1-5, other times by luck or appointment
Suite #101

 

Christine VanCott/IpsyDoodles

Christine VanCott is a watercolor artist and children’s illustrator who creates small-scale dimensional paintings, prints and custom kids’ name art. Her playful paintings are often composed in several layers, then hand cut and hand assembled for a 3-dimensional, pop-up book effect. Like a miniature storyboard, the background and foreground give each scene a sense of depth and natural shadow. Her work is tiny and cheerful, with small details and a free sense of scale and perspective.
Suite #100
ipsydoodles.com
[email protected]
Open most days

 

Heather Davis

Heather Davis’ art is about architecture, infrastructure and time. She paints in series, each reflecting a certain time and place, bringing the imagery forward to create contemporary conversations. Her primary medium is encaustic and her paintings are organized using techniques of the old masters, using principles such as the Golden Ratio and the Phi Grid. The durability and archival quality of encaustic, together with its hazy translucency, enhances the imagery of her work.
Suite #102
heatherdavis.com
[email protected]
Tuesday and Thursday, 11-5, and by appointment

 

Deanna Chilian

As a chef friend of mine once observed, there’s a difference between slicing garlic neatly which allows for the juice to be retained, and smashing garlic which sends the juice out into the world to be tasted. As an artist I would say I strive to be a smasher as my response to the surface is organic, emotional, and visceral in nature. I am guided by the power of the landscape in the Western US, the intricacies of organic shapes and forms intrigue me, and I enjoy allowing sound and vibration to move me as I meet the canvas or panel.

My approach is contemplative and begins with a connection with the surface, then allowing the conversation to begin without a preconceived outcome. Color, line, and texture are key elements of expression, and layering and removal play a role as I work through and resolve problems. Sometimes the result is soothing and dreamlike with a sense of being between the worlds, sometimes it is dynamic and fragmented creating a tension that directs attention. Sometimes the cleanest edge gives the eye the most interest, sometimes the quiet space provides the most intrigue.

Ultimately I fall back upon this quote from David Bowie: “Talking about art is like dancing about architecture”. Both are fine activities and may contribute something meaningful by providing a narrative and a context for being with the work. Yet my intention is for the art itself to be the point of entry that sparks discovery.

deannachilianfineart.com
[email protected]
Wed-Sat 12-5
Suite #103

 

Julieta Fumberg and Creative Hub Studios

As a photographer and graphic designer, Julieta develops websites to her client’s specifications using her 15 years of experience of adding creative and innovative ideas each and every day. In 2020 Julieta partnered up with Shawndra Russell, from Mad Genius Studios, to co-found Creative Hub Studio. Creative Hub Studios is a space where people can come create art, where artists of all kinds are showcased, and a place where business people can come together in fresh ways with twists on networking, workshops, conferences, panels, presentations and more–all carefully curated so that every single happening is a high-value experience in an inspiring space. Find them in Suite 120.
www.julietafumberg.com
[email protected]
www.creativehubstudios.com
www.julietafumbergart.com
O. 828.490.1044
C. 954.205.6048

 

Sarah St. Laurent

Taking inspiration from the textile-based encaustics of Daniella Woolf and the mixed-media art of Michelle Belto, St. Laurent incorporates fabric, metal, wood, and photography to create pieces that make the most of encaustic’s nearly three-dimensional quality. She implements the technique in a variety of genres, from landscape to collage, in a process that requires not only an artistic eye but also a constructor’s planning savvy. “With encaustic, wax is laid down in layers, and as I apply the wax and other elements, I really do feel like I’m building the painting,” she says. “When I envision a piece, I need to decide in what order those layers will be painted.”
Encaustic and Mixed Media
Suite 160B
Fri & Sat 12-5, random times and by appointment
stlaurentart.com
[email protected]
512.656.3731

 

Cindy Walton

The desire to dig deeper into abstraction drives Cindy’s work. She makes abstract paintings and assemblage paper works. Derived from plein air painting experiences, photography, memories and emotions from places she has visited, Cindy uses abstraction to distill these sources into their raw essence. Her paintings address less tangible aspects of landscape: texture, light, color, rhythm and space. Find her in Suite 180 beginning in mid-September.
cindywalton.com
[email protected]
828-776-3034

 

Aaron Hill

Aaron is a painter/illustrator focused on portrait and figurative art. He is best known for his unique, artistic take on replicating sports cards and vintage photos on a larger scale.
He follows his art wherever his mind may take him. He’s not necessarily tied down to a certain style or subject. He paints what he enjoys and chases after interesting ideas like pet portraits, tarot cards, sports cards on skateboard decks, or replicating vintage photos of family members from the past.
Aaron lives with his embroidery artist wife and two boys just up the hill from his studio. If he’s not busy with his art, you can find him hiking the beautiful trails in the mountains or taking a dip in the nearest swimming hole.
aaronhillart.com
Instagram: @4aronhill
[email protected]
Suite #104
Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri + Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3

 

Kris Morgan

Kris Morgan was born the youngest of eight children in Burbank, California. She grew up in a tight-knit community that encouraged her to pursue her artistic inclinations from a young age. Whether she is painting a romantic landscape with gouache or drawing a portrait with charcoal, Morgan believes in creating without judgement, understanding that themes and patterns only emerge if you let yourself experiment. Consequently, her work is varied and fluid. Morgan often plays with building up layers in her pieces, which sometimes take on a sculptural effect. Her subject matter and methods are always evolving.
www.Krismorganstudio.com
[email protected]
Suite #104
Sun-Sat 11am–4pm

 

Jonathan Bidwell

Jonathan Bidwell works as a multidisciplinary painter creating distinct series of work that explore various mediums, techniques, and subject matter. Each series of work allows for refinement as well as exploration within a set of distinct parameters. By continuing to explore new styles, as well as refining established ones, the artist strives for balance and growth within the work.
[email protected]
jonathanbidwell.com
828.270.7455 (business line)
Mon-Thu 11am–4pm
Fri + Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 11am–3pm
Suite #104