Press release from ArtScape:
Forty outstanding artworks by adult artists – as well as pieces by eight young artists under 18 years old — were recently chosen by a distinguished juror for the upcoming 2020 ArtScape Banner Project. The current outdoor exhibit of art banners displayed on light posts in downtown Hendersonville and along Historic 7th Avenue will come down in March to be replaced by the recently-chosen artists’ works. The juror – M. E. “Mike” Bailey — chose the collection of new works from 280 submissions by 99 local artists in various mediums – from oil and acrylic paintings, to 3-D sculpture, quilting, mixed-media, and more. More than 15 young artists living and studying in Henderson County applied in the young artist categories. The number of submissions was the largest since ArtScape began four years ago. The new show will hang along streets and avenues from April this year to March 2021. Each banner has been sponsored by an individual, business, or organization, making Hendersonville’s ArtScape Banner Project a thoroughly community-sponsored public outdoor art gallery.
California artist M. E. “Mike” Bailey has served as juror for numerous national art exhibitions around the country. His own work has received national and international recognition via awards, magazines and books, and assorted international exhibitions. His skill as artist and teacher has put him on the “workshop circuit” across the U.S. A signature member of the two most prestigious national associations — American Watercolor Society (AWS) and National Watercolor Society (NWS) — Bailey is also a past president of NWS. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections in the U.S., Europe and Australia.
He designed and teaches a popular college-level course, “Painting Beyond the Obvious.” His paintings, insightful articles and blogs, and more information are available at www.mebaileyart.com .
Opening Reception for 2020 ArtScape Exhibit
It’s a celebration, a reception, and a sale of artists’ work. On Saturday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to join ArtScape 2020 exhibiting artists at a “Chocolate and Champagne” reception in the sparkling new facility at the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County, 1304 Ashe Street, just off 7th Avenue E. in downtown Hendersonville. Selected artists and their original pieces will be on display in the lobby of the new facility. Music will be provided by the Dan Keller Trio. Chocolates, champagne, fresh fruits, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. A continuous slide presentation of artists, their selected work, and the banners hanging about town will be on view. Sponsors of banners in the 2019 ArtScape Banner Project will receive the banners they sponsored in last year’s exhibit during the reception.
The ArtScape Hendersonville committee formed as a result of collaboration between the Art League of Henderson County, the Arts Council of Henderson County, and Downtown Hendersonville, Inc. ArtScape Hendersonville received funding from the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, banner sponsors, and several businesses including Boyd Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, underwriters for young artists’ applications.
For more information visit www.artscapehvl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available on Facebook at ArtScapeHendersonville