Asheville NC “BUY LOCAL: HOLIDAY SHOW” Art & Artists

ASHEVILLE, NC – (December 2008) If you are weary of buying holiday gifts from national chain stores, Flood Gallery is offering you the opportunity to buy ‘local’ this year. During the month of December, the Pump Gallery of the Flood Fine Arts Center will be exhibiting work made by a variety of local artists that will be for sale for your holiday shopping. Included in the exhibit are works by popular local clothing designer Stina Andersen and lingerie designer Elise Olson, the metal work of Matt Waldrop, drawings by Taiyo la Paix, Max Cooper’s photography, work by Sean Pace, Michael Hofman of Hofman Studios, Ari Richter, jewelry by Melissa Terrezza, and glasswork by Logan MacSporran and Alex Greenwood. Other work will include art from Rose Candela, Jennifer Brock, Connie Bostic, Heinz Kossler, Ursula Gullow and many other local artists.

The local work will include handmade jewelry, functional pottery, holiday tree decorations, clothing, paintings and photographs and highly skilled and crafted metalwork. Prices range from $10 to $500 for this locally made art. The gallery is extending its hours for the month of December and will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 6pm for your convenience. Please join us in our efforts toward community sustainability and buy ‘local’ this year.
Participating Artists: Stina Anderson (clothing), DeWayne Barton (poetry), Connie Bostic (mixed media painting), Jennifer Brock “Tall Girl” (mixed media painting), Steve Brown (collage), Rose Candela (mixed media painting), Max Cooper (photography), Julie Covington (pottery), Alex Greenwood (glass), Ursula Gullow (painting), Michael Hofman (porcelain ornaments), David Brendan Hopes (painting), Heinz Kossler (ceramics), Taiyo la Paix (drawing), Bunny Martin (duct tape purse, wallets, ipod holders etc.), David McDermott (photography, painting), Logan MacSporran (glass, jewelry), Andy Rae (wood ornaments), Ari Richter (mixed media), Richmond Smith (mixed media painting), Melissa Terreza (jewelry), Matt Waldrop (metalsmithing), Hayden Wilson (glass), Aimee Marie Dean Wise (art hats).

Not able to visit the show? Flood Gallery’s got you covered! Our membership levels range from $25 to $250, and your friends and family can enjoy their gift all year long! For membership levels and their benefits, please contact Jolene Mechanic at 828.254.2166 or email!

The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Asheville through the exhibition of established and emerging artists from all over the world. Through artist-residency programs, public events and workshops, and educational activities, Flood Gallery seeks to make art a vital and important part of life in Asheville. The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is a membership organization. You can find out more by visiting the website at

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