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Adele J. McCarty Divine Creations
Adele J. McCarty Divine Creations
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-308-2289, anointedcreations71@yahoo.com
Disciplines: Visual Art
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Freelance artist offering creative services for your home or business:  custom paintings, book illustrations, murals or faux finishes.

Alex Reeves/Reevo Studio
Alex Reeves/Reevo Studio
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-850-5000, Alex@reevostudio.com
Disciplines: Painting
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Impressionistic Oil Painting and Watercolors of North Carolina landscapes and weatherscapes.

Amy Blankenship
Amy Blankenship
Location: Newton, NC
Contact: 828-469-6081, amyfushigiyugi@aol.com
Disciplines: Literary Art
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Anita M. Sigmon
Anita M. Sigmon
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-495-7081, jarsig@embarqmail.com
Disciplines: Pottery Making

Please find me on facebook...Paws for Reflection

Anne Fredley, Designs by Anne
Anne Fredley, Designs by Anne
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-781-1777, annef@charter.net
Disciplines: Jewelry Design, Painting
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President- Foothills Painters, member of Uni4 Artists, exhibiting member (paintings & jewelry) at Full Circle Arts, Hickory, NC. Jewelry at Hickory Museum of Art Galleria Shop. 

Additional website:  www.foothillspainters.com

Beth Oczkowski
Beth Oczkowski
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-217-9539, imecho@charter.net
Disciplines: Paper Quilling
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Bob Sinclair
Bob Sinclair
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-320-4131, bob.sinclair@atriaxgroup.com
Disciplines: Songwriter

Bob Sinclair has been honored as a Merlefest Emerging Artist, WNCW radio 10 Ten Regional Artist and has ongoing radio airplay in the US, Autstalia, UK and Czech Republic.

Bud Caywood/The Caywood Studio
Bud Caywood/The Caywood Studio
Location: Taylorsville, NC
Contact: 828-495-1057, caywoodstudio@charter.net
Disciplines: Literary Art, Visual Art
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Bud Caywood lives and works in Alexander County, North Carolina, where he is a freelance furniture design consultant, artist and writer, and the founding editor of  Bloodshot Journal of Contemporary Culture.  His home and studio is located in a cove on Lake Hickory.

Derfla
Derfla
Location: Catawba County, NC
Contact: 828-781-5707, art@derfla.tv
Disciplines: Painting
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I use uninhibited, energetic brush strokes and knife marks to create paintings with thick icing-like textures!  I have shown  in many venues in Catawba County including a solo show at the Hickory Museum of Art.  Visit my website to see my work, order a custom painting and view videos of "live" painting performances.  My work is currently on display at Backstreets Bar and Grill, Copperbean Coffee and Market on Main.

Ellen Ball/Ellen Ball Studio
Ellen Ball/Ellen Ball Studio
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-320-2005, ellen@ellenballstudios.com
Disciplines: Literary Art, Jewelry Design, Visual Art
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Two-time RAP Grant recipient from the United Arts Council of Catawba County.  Please view the artist's website for a current calendar of classes, festivals and shows.

Fanjoy Labrenz
Fanjoy Labrenz
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828.324.8330, fanjoylabrenz1@mac.com
Disciplines: Visual Art, Videography, Photography
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United Arts Council Innovative Artists Grant Recipients for multimedia installations.

Genie Greenlaw
Genie Greenlaw
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-238-2765, geethreads@charter.net
Disciplines: Visual Art
Jan Jackson
Jan Jackson
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-302-6826, janujackson@hotmail.com
Disciplines: Visual Art
Jane Moyles/JK Moyles Pottery & Gallery
Jane Moyles/JK Moyles Pottery & Gallery
Location: Lenoir, NC
Contact: 828-758-7696, JaneKMoyles@gmail.com
Disciplines: Pottery Making
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This is a working studio with pottery classes.  Nineteen regional artists works in Gallery.  Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM.

Janey Miller
Janey Miller
Location: Hiddenite, NC
Contact: 828-632-7767, amerryheart@bellsouth.net
Disciplines: Visual Art, Painting
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Artist's Awards and Recognition:  Hiddenite Center - Painting- People's Choice Award, Drawing - 1st Place

Dixie Classic Fair 2010 - 3rd Place-  Painting

Dixie Classic Fair 2011 - 3rd Place - Painting

Judy Rider Watercolor Originals
Judy Rider Watercolor Originals
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-495-7471, jrwaterpicts@yahoo.com
Disciplines: Painting
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Kim Cook
Kim Cook
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 8283585833, kdcook123@gmail.com
Disciplines: Visual Art
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Kim J. Gant/Clefnotes Music Studio
Kim J. Gant/Clefnotes Music Studio
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-256-6378/828-302-9224, clefnote@embarqmail.com
Disciplines: Music
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Voice and piano lessons.

Margaret Price
Margaret Price
Location: Drexel, NC
Disciplines: Pottery Making

Contact Information:  306-C South Main Street, Drexel, NC  28619

Marietta Burke/Belle Le Verre ~ Stained Glass by Marietta
Marietta Burke/Belle Le Verre ~ Stained Glass by Marietta
Location: Newton, NC
Contact: 828-461-6322, belleleverre@gmail.com
Disciplines: Glass Artist
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My studio is located in historic downtown Newton.  I offer ready to purchase stained glass art and even classes, if you want to design you own glass creation!  Custom work available, so please contact me with your ideas and let me create a masterpiece for you.  I do repair work for broken or damaged pieces also.

Meredith Janssen/MLJ Designs
Meredith Janssen/MLJ Designs
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-303-3618, pemere@charter.net
Disciplines: Jewelry Design, Visual Art, Painting, Beadwork
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I specialize in oils and watercolor painting, handmade jewelry, pastels, pen and ink. Exhibits:  Art on the Avenue, Art in the Shop, Full Circle Arts/Taste Full Beans, Foothills Painters.  Additional exhibits at various locations throughout the year.  Additional contact number:  732-995-2975

Michael Reno Harrell
Michael Reno Harrell
Location: Morganton, NC
Contact: 828-438-1927, mike@michealreno.com
Disciplines: Literary Art, Music
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Micahel Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, storyteller and published author.  His songs have been described as "Appalachian grit and wit", but his self pinned material resonates far behond his southern roots.  Because of his exceptional knack for description, fans have described his songs as "little movies".

Nan René Lacy – Life at Lacy
Nan René Lacy – Life at Lacy
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: (828) 850-2220, lifeatlacy@gmail.com
Disciplines: Visual Art
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I have exhibited at the Caldwell Arts Council during their county-wide exhibition for two years in a row and a special showing of Catawba Valley Community College Alumni in 2010. In addition, I have studied under the tutelage of Shelton Wilder (Watauga), Margaret Martini at Lenoir School of Visual Arts and John C. Campbell Folk School

Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan:  Thornburg Bead Studio
Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan: Thornburg Bead Studio
Location: Newton, NC
Contact: 828-461-7873, thornburgbeadstudio@charter.net
Disciplines: Jewelry Design, Glass Artist
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I am an exhibitor at the Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Shows (www.beadshows.com), and the Bead & Button Show (www.beadandbuttonshow.com).

Nina Hardison/Home Studio
Nina Hardison/Home Studio
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 704-462-0188, ninabelle10@yahoo.com
Disciplines: Visual Art, Painting
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Exhibits:   Irving Art Assoc. Jaycee Park, Full Circle Arts, Foothills Painters Group, Rock School Foundation Gallery, Numerous Benefits and Auctions, The Art Gallery, New York.  Served as Board Member and President of IAA.  Served as Board Member of FCA

Pat Flachbart, Pat's Place for Painting, Pottery and Paper
Pat Flachbart, Pat's Place for Painting, Pottery and Paper
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-244-2889, rakupatti@earthlink.net
Disciplines: Pottery Making, Painting, Handmade Paper
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Painting and Pottery Instructor - Catawba Valley Community College Continuing Education Department, 2013 Director -
Uni 4 Artists   I am part of the following website:  foothillspainters.com

Peter Milne
Peter Milne
Location: Morganton, NC
Contact: 828-584-0238, pmsdm@att.net
Disciplines: Visual Art
Phil Hawn
Phil Hawn
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-409-7036, philhawnnc@gmail.com
Disciplines: Visual Art, Sculpting
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For more information go to website, www.phil-hawn-makes-art.com

Priscilla Wallace
Priscilla Wallace
Location: Connelly Springs, NC
Contact: 828-437-8052, ppw8@bellsouth.net
Disciplines: Visual Art
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1. One woman show at the Hickory Museum of Art, 2010

2.  Winner of NC State ArtsCouncil grant, 2012

3.  Collage chosen to represent Morganton Festival, 2014

Sigrid Hice
Sigrid Hice
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-294-1561, bookartist1450@yahoo.com
Disciplines: Literary Art, Visual Art

I have published prose and poetry, exhibited artist books in various galleries and libraries, and received education project grants and scholarships.  As a teaching artist I am a roster member of the Mountain Arts Program, the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Art in Education program, the Chatham County Arts Council, and the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Sims Country Cloggers, Jill Kirby
Sims Country Cloggers, Jill Kirby
Location: Granite Falls, NC
Contact: 828-396-2052, simscountrycloggers@yahoo.com
Disciplines: Dance
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Our cloggers compete and perform all across the US.  We also offer beginner-advanced clogging classes and other fitness classes at our studio.  Our cloggers pride themselves on promoting traditional clogging and learning contemporary clogging as well.

Stephen Brooks
Stephen Brooks
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-514-0491, steve@zagco.com
Disciplines: Painting

SONGS IN THE FOREST

The forests blanketing the North Carolina Highlands inspired this group of paintings.  Traces of the space, light, textures and sounds I experience when walking through a forest are integrated into the work.  If musicians and poets have “muses”, then the forest plays that role when I work.

My paintings are not about making the subject look realistic. Painting is an expression of my visual ideas.  Just as a forest cycles through growth and decay, I build up and break down a painting until I am satisfied with it. The result is an image that defines a singular experience. For me, painting is where vision, thought and activity collide, imperfect, but candid in concept and execution.

Stuart Davis
Stuart Davis
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 828-640-4576, stuartallendavis@yahoo.com
Disciplines: Videography
Teena Stewart/Serendipitini
Teena Stewart/Serendipitini
Location: Hickory, NC
Contact: 707-980-0317, teenastewart412@gmail.com
Disciplines: Jewelry Design, Visual Art, Glass Artist
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With a special focus on contemporary art with an animal theme and unique glass artisan gifts.

Member of uni4artists.