Vitreographs: Highlights from the Collection Vitreographs

Fine art prints created from a glass matrix, are hand-pulled prints achieved through intaglio or planographic process, a technique which was pioneered by glass artist Harvey K. Littleton in 1974. This exhibit highlights significant works from the archive of artists' vitreographs co-published with Harvey K. Littleton at Littleton Studios, Spruce Pine, NC. The Fine Art Museum is host to this vitreograph archive, the largest in the world.

the gods of the machine : John Lytle Wilson
JULY 21 - SEPT 30

Reception Thursday, September 15, 5 7
Artist Interview 4 5

Birmingham based painter, John Lytle Wilson, presents his new work. Wilson's bold works stem from his interest in the power of images. From advertising and product design to museum pieces and iconography, we have long used imagery to attract, convert and sell. John sees these modern and ancient exampels as segments of a larger continuum of social aesthetics. John uses animal and robot imagery as stand-ins for traditional human subjects, allowing him to explore issues like consciousness, free will and mortality.

5th Anniversary Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Featuring the work of J. Andrew Davis (Brevard, NC), Brian Glaze (Hendersonville, NC), Hanna Jubran (Grimesland, NC), Deborah LaGrasse (Crawfordville, FL), Robert Winkler (Asheville, NC), this competition and exhibition celebrates the first five years of the Fine & Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. These juried sculptures are on display in the courtyard of the Fine & Performing Arts Center until October 2011.

Reception Sunday, AUGUST 21, 2-4pm

Alice Sebrell uses photography and other media (wood, metal, glass, etc.) to create work that combines imagery from the natural world of plants and animals with the human-constructed environment. This exhibition includes selections from several recent bodies of work, both 2D and 3D, all of which reveal a curiosity about (and appreciation for) the secrets of the world. The work asks questions, but provides no answers, about the story behind the narrative the understory. A North Carolina native, Alice Sebrell is the Program Director for the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville.

Worldviews: A Year in Collecting
OCTOBER 24, 2010 - MARCH 25, 2011

The ongoing Worldviews series highlights selections from the permanent collection. New gifts from Connie and George Bostic in honor of Robert Godfrey include works in a variety of media by Big Al Carter, Margaret Curtis, Alma Johnson and Taylor Spence. Additions to the collection include ceramics by Akira Satake and Rob Pulleyn, a gift of glass from Richard and Jan Ritter, as well as donations from the Intaglio/Relief Archive to include an engraving by Porge Buck as well as etchings by Kevin Hogan and Terry Schupback-Gordon. Other new additions to the collection include works by Teresa Prather, Johanna Obermüller, Ann Ropp, Pinky Bass, Walter Darby Barnard, Ken Abbot, Cathy Griffin, Cundo Bermúdez, Tamara Lischka, Christopher Rauschenberg, Bill Clements, Jeff Kinzel , Simon Carr. (Image Credit: J. Fiber (collaboration by James Esber and Jane Fine), Forced Entry, 2009)







Deliberate Moment : The Photographs of Herman Goustin
From the Permanent Collection of the Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University

Herman Goustin photograph These photographs of Herman Goustin celebrate the flotsam and jetsam that drifted through New York City streets from the 1920s mid '90s. Goustin had a keen eye for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary through his camera lens.

This exhibition is a selection of works from the original exhibit curated by Robert Godfrey, past director of the former WCU Belk Gallery and Department of Art, in the fall of 2002





Pat Passlof: Selections 1948 2011
Reception Thursday, January 26, 6 8:00pm

Melon 2, oil on linen, 60 in x 48 in In partnership with the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, the Fine Art Museum presents Pat Passlof: Selections 1948-2011 honoring the work of painter and accomplished Black Mountain College alumna Pat Passlof. The show will feature a selection of paintings by Passlof, representing over 60 years of her career, from her time at Black Mountain College to her most contemporary work as a central, though under-recognized, figure in the development of Abstract Expressionism. This comprehensive exhibition occupies two NC venues simultaneously and includes a partner exhibit at the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center's storefront museum in downtown Asheville that opens Friday January 27, 5:30.




Youth Art Month (YAM)
APRIL 9-27
Reception Sunday, April 15, 2-4 p.m. Family Day/YAM

Youth Art Month

Fine Art Museum celebrates the annual Jackson County Youth Art Month with an exhibit of student artwork. The exhibition will be presented in the north hallway of the Fine and Performing Arts Center, with a public reception on Sunday, April 15th , from 2 to 3 p.m. The exhibition will feature artwork from more than 400 Jackson County students in recognition of the National Youth Art Month celebration. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to submit entries. The artwork will be judged by WCU art education students as well as Fine Art Museum staff and cash prizes will be awarded.

44th Annual Juried Student Exhibit
Exhibit APRIL 12 - 27
Awards Reception Thursday APRIL 12, 5 7pm
Awards announced at 5:30

The 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibit features the best of new and innovative creative expression in a variety of media by undergraduates of the School of Art & Design.

Student work

"Drawing for Genius and Madness...", wood, asphalt, charcoal, by Tom Pazderka

"Steeple Road", Sylva, NC, digital photography, by Ian Michael Ward


"Cheney's Got a Gun", oil on canvas, by Stuart Black

"Half Cab", masking tape and cardboard, by Jonathan Moore

"Cut Vase", reduction fired porcelain, by Cristen Cameron

"Elusive Heights", woodblock print, by Myriah Strivelli

"Clarkson", charcoal on paper, by Andrew Hagler

"Fall", digital HTML javascript interactive, by Dakota Ling

"Kaleb 2", digital photography, by Becky Fitts
"Looking for Nature", silver gelatin print, by Amelia Holmes

Featured Students:
Stuart Black, Tanya, Britton, Daniel Brooks, Chad Caldwell, Catharina Calubaquib, Cristen Cameron, Mary Cozens, Andrew Crawley, Courtney Crigger, Kelly Douyotas, Kimberly Fansler, Lane Fayssoux,Becky Fitts, Eva Fuller, Rogen Gardner, Andrew Hagler, Caroline Harkins, Melissa Harper, Grace Hazen, Elizabeth Heider, Alexis Hilton, Paige Hogan, Shakita Holloway, Amelia Holmes, Amanda Humes, Jessica Kovacs, Dakota Ling,Jonathan Moore, Jessica Muse, Tom Pazderka, Emily Phillips, Melena Reid, Jessica Ritchie, Ashley Robichauz, Carla Saquicela, Meighan Smith, Myriah Stivelli, Anne Suggs, Anthony Sykes, Ian Ward.

Stephen C. Wicks
Barbara W. and Bernard E. Bernstein Curator at the Knoxville Museum of Arts

Falling Feather Gallery, Waynesville
Livingston's Photo, Sylva
Signature Brew Coffee Roasting Company, Sylva
Bob Clark Law, Waynesville
Village Framer, Waynesville
Panacea Coffee, Waynesville

Western Carolina University Partners:
Office of the Chancellor
Arts & Cultural Events at WCU
College of Fine & Performing Arts
School of Art & Design
Nomad, WCU's literary and art journal