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.

 

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

www.randyshull.com

 

William Henry Price

www.williamhenryprice.com

 

Sam Reynolds

Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10A – 5P and by appointment.
samreynolds2@me.com
samreynoldsdesign.com

Works of Sam Reynolds have been collected by the NCSU library as a collection of original landscape architecture drawings, images and memorabilia entitled the Reynolds & Jewell Landscape Architecture Drawings. This collection “…helps us understand and document modernist landscape architecture design in North Carolina and surrounding states.”

 

Holly de Saillan

hollydesaillan@gmail.com
www.beetlesagogo.org
828.280.8804
Suite #105 (enter through Studio A/Suite 100 or Suite 101)

 

Patricia L. Philips

phillips2f@hotmail.com
www.Patricia-Phillips.com
850.866.0026
Suite #103

 

Larry Turner

squarejawturner@gmail.com
828.230.5451
Suite #160

 

Karen Keil Brown

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

 

Andrea Kulish

Studio A
andreakulish@gmail.com
ashevillestudioa.com
www.instagram.com/avlstudioa
Hours: Wednesday -Friday 1P – 6P, Saturday 11A – 6P
plus random bonus hours & by appointment
Suite #100

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

 

Reiko Miyagi

Studio Tabula Rasa
reiko@studiotabularasa.com
www.studiotabularasa.com

Functional and decorative stoneware, enamel jewelry and encaustic collage.
Suite #103

 

Lynn Blass

Lynnbb78@me.com
www.visualhistorycollaborative.com
www.lynnbregmanblass.com
919.357.4701
Suite #160B

 

Stephanie Grimes

artist-f.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Stephanie-Grimes-Animal-Artist
Hours: Monday & Tuesday 12:30P – 4:30P, Friday & Saturday 12P – 5P

Featuring animal art in scratchboard, pen and ink, pastels, and clay. Animal prints and pet notecards.
Suite #101

 

Viola Spells

spellsv@hotmail.com
Suite #101

 

Patti Anastasi

Featuring acrylic/mixed media classic-style portraits with an eccentric edge.
PattiAnastasi.com
PattiAnastasi@gmail.com
415.250.9860
Suite #101

 

Jennifer Kincaid

www.jenniferkincaid.net
jennifer@kincaid.net
704.231.0648

A native and resident of North Carolina, Jennifer has been a professional visual and ceramic artist for more than twenty years. She has twice been a recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts And Science Council Artist Project Grant and is a past Affiliate Artist of the McColl Center for Visual Arts. Her exhibits include the American Craft Council Shows, the SECCA, Blue Spiral Gallery and many other juried and invitational exhibits. Her work is in public and many private and corporate collections. Jennifer’s art is included in Lark Books’ 500 Plates and Chargers.

My current clay art includes writings and drawings in hand built bowls, wall tiles and sculptures. Starting as a painter, I began working in clay and found satisfaction working in sculptural forms and layered surfaces. I work with clay, canvas, and paper. Concepts include spontaneous musings in clay, the movement of time symbolized by life animation, and the psychological intrigue of forms and shadows.

 

Joseph A. Pearson

josephart.net
pearson@josephart.net
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
josephpearsonart@gmail.com

 

Christie Calaycay

calaycay design ~ handcrafted jewelry
www.calaycaydesign.com
828.423.4703

Pink Dog Creative
344 Depot St. Suite 100 in Studio A
Asheville, NC 28801

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 will be in Studio A, 344 Depot, Suite 100 and will be open Monday – Saturday, 10A – 4P 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
leenehermann@yahoo.com
248.855.4999
348 Depot Street Suite #125

 

Stephen St. Claire 

I was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. I have worked with oil paint since I was a child and as an adult have continued exploring different facets of art and design.

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
stclaireart@gmail.com

 

Mary Carol Koester / Azalea Bindery

My hand bound books, albums, and boxes preserve important life events, both personally and professionally. Working in silk, linen, and goatskin, I share my expertise in two classic arts – book binding and paper marbling. Azalea Bindery offers uniquely beautiful manuscripts, memoirs, thesis and dissertation as well as family albums, a wedding collection, and much more.
azaleabindery.com
marycarol@azaleabindery.com
828.545.6219
Wed-Sat 11-4 and by appt.

 

Jaime Lawrence

Sew What? by Jaime
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Hours can be flexible, so call 662.202.5970 for an appointment.
Suite #101

 

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
cobosphoto@gmail.com
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
may.rhea740@gmail.com
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
Noelyovo@gmail.com
(847)494-1361
Wednesday-Sunday 1-5, other times by luck or appointment
Suite #101

 

Mudhoneyz Studio

Mudhoneyz Studio is the working ceramics studio of LeElaine Comer, Missy Batten and Molly Walter. Our work, both functional and sculptural, is made and fired collectively in our wood kiln located in Weaverville, NC.
www.mudhoneyz.com
mudhoneyzstudio@gmail.com
Hours: Wed-Sat and most Sun/Mon 12-5pm or by appointment (winter hours vary)
Suite #103

 

Mary Alice Ramsey

Mary Alice Ramsey is a native of western North Carolina. Her acrylic and mixed media works are frequently representational and incorporate images of people or botanical forms. She is influenced greatly by her backyard garden, the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, family, friends, and by her Christian faith. As a published author and performance poet, she also incorporates writing into some of her art. She completed undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and graduate work at Western Carolina University. She retired from teaching art in public school with National Board Certification. She lives in Fairview with her husband, Terry, and has four adult children and six grandchildren. She is an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer who just happens to have a very cool tree house where she makes art.

www.maryaliceramsey.com
majramsey@gmail.com
(828)275.7071
Suite #101

 

Anita Shwarts

Anita Shwarts takes inspiration from “Life Itself.” There is nothing more beautiful than the flow of the human form, the energy of a child enjoying the moment or a glance captured from a beautiful face. Working in mostly graphite, Anita uses natural shades and neutral colors to reflect both the mood and the moment. Whether creating a study from a live model or capturing a memory from a photograph, Anita hopes to recreate detail in location and emotion in the subject, creating art that shows the beauty in “Life Itself.”
agirlsart.com
anita@pobox.com
(727)871.0035
Suite #103