“Postcards from the Edge” Exhibition

Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina Traveling Postcard Exhibit


The 14th Annual Woodworkers Exhibit

From March 15 through July 30, 2019, the Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WAANC) will coordinate a unique traveling art display.  Eight arts councils in the region will present Postcards from the Edge, a traveling exhibit of postcard-sized artwork created and donated by area artists to raise awareness and funds in support of the mission of the councils involved.

The traveling Postcards exhibit will feature approximately eighty postcard-sized paintings framed in elegant black frames.  The art will be exhibited in each arts council gallery for at least one month before traveling to the next venue.  The artwork is nominally priced with sales revenue being shared by the presenting arts councils and the Western Arts Agencies.

“Postcards from the Edge” 2019 Schedule: 
March 15 – April 29 – Madison County Arts Council, Marshall and Burke Arts Council,
May – Asheville Area Arts Council and Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir;
June – Iredell Arts Council, Statesville and McDowell Arts Council, Marion; 
July – Swain Arts Center, Bryson City and Cherokee County Arts Council.

We here in Burke County, are very fortunate to have the generous contributions from many talented local artists including Sandra Bennett, Michael Berley, Scott Dergins, Diane Enger, Jeff Stark, Marcia Hill, Crystal Key, Sterling Lieske, Phillip Randall Perkins, Kathy Rosenberger, Carol Saling, and Kathi Yarnall.  The artists have contributed outstanding artwork in a small postcard size format.      

The mission of the Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina is to strengthen the arts community in Western North Carolina through peer support, shared resources, and collaborative programming.  To accomplish this mission, the Western Arts Agencies works diligently to provide services to member organizations; to provide programs that nurture arts administration professionals and to provide programs which support the work of local arts organizations.  These programs and mission are accomplished through the efforts of a volunteer board consisting of Western North Carolina arts council executive directors. 

This remarkable exhibit will coincide with the 14th Annual Woodworkers Exhibition which feature the work of the students of WPCC, Professional Craft Wood Program and these fine woodworking artists: Tom Blanton, Tom Denne, John Ferguson, Mark Kastner, Beau Lyday, Ronnie McMahan, Don Olsen, Robert Redus, and the woodworking class of the Burke Senior Center.

Opening Reception for the Annual Woodworkers Exhibition and the Postcards from the Edge Traveling Exhibition – Friday, March 15, 2019