Historic Biltmore Village announces winner of brochure cover design contest

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Historic Biltmore Village has a new look to its brand new brochure. Local River Art’s District artist Nancy Hilliard Joyce’s entry was chosen to grace the front of the brochure from  a recent design contest.     Nancy’s entry was chosen by the advisory board of the village merchant’s.   This year Historic Biltmore Village will print 80,000 brochures that are distributed throughout Western NC.  The winning design will be also be used on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The painting is titled “The Departure”.  It is a 44in. x 44in. oil and acrylic on handmade paper wrapped on a custom birch panel. This beautiful piece of art is for sale and can be found at Nancy‘s gallery at the Cotton Mills Studio.

When asked why the train best reflected the Village to Nancy, she said, “Trains have always been nostalgic symbols that I’ve used throughout my work and over the years. They are like time capsules and signs of history and stability just like Biltmore Village. The overlap of this symbol and the fact that Vanderbilt shifted his focus in the late 1800’s to the railroad industry making railroad transportation more efficient, really tied this piece to Historic Biltmore Village. We can still see the train coming through the village today which is a testament to Asheville’s historic past and future.”

As a part of her award, Nancy  received: A $250 cash award, 1 nights stay at the DoubleTree Biltmore Hilton Hotel, Gift Certificates from The Cantina, Village Wayside, Corner Kitchen along with gifts from Lilly Pulitzer, Jos A. Bank, Talbots  Chico’s and MTN. Merch.  In addition to this, the winning artist’s work will be on display at the Grand Bohemian.

About Historic Biltmore Village:Located directly across from the world famous Biltmore Estate, The Historic Biltmore Village is truly one of the south’s most unique touring and shopping environments.  The Village features a collection of independent, regional and national retailers along with the most sought after restaurants and outstanding lodging. It’s the perfect night out for foodies, brews and friends.  It’s a must see site for history buffs and architecture aficionados.  In short, it’s a destination like no other. 

About Hayley Benton
Current freelance journalist and artist. Former culture/entertainment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and former news reporter at Mountain Xpress. Also a coffee drinker, bad photographer, teller of stupid jokes and maker-upper of words. I can be reached at hayleyebenton [at] gmail.com. Follow me @HayleyTweeet

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