Arts & Crafts Show
JUNE 24-25 2017
10 am -5 pm
Western Carolina University Ramsey Center
admission is adults $4.50 weekend pass Children
under 12 free
Shows Featured Artist
Dried Flower Artist Roberta-
Betty Cabe - Corn Shuck Dolls
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Small Beginnings :
The Mountain Artisans Art & Craft Shows started in
Macon County in 1987. Only 8 artisans exhibited at
the first Christmas show in Franklin, NC.
We never imagined that,
down the road, we were headed to the wonderful Ramsey
Center on the Western Carolina University campus in
Cullowhee, North Carolina!
It is a dream come
true. As the years have flown by, more and more artisans
wanted a good place to sell their hand work and
joined us. So many of our small businesses have been sent overseas, but there are no
imports here. The southern craftsman is alive and
well in this area. Many of the heritage crafts
are handed down from the older generation.
pine needle baskets, blacksmithing, clay art, folk
dolls, corn shuck flowers, broom corn brooms, carved
spirit sticks, and primitive furniture were inspired
from past generations.
You will find it all here.
Art and Crafts Shows provide a
marketplace for customers and artisans to meet. It is an amazing
collection under one roof. You would have to visit dozens
of shows to
find what I have gathered at one place.
Cullowhee, North Carolina is home
to the Western Carolina University. On the campus is the Ramsey
Center arena that boasts 18,000 square feet of climate controlled
comfort for everyone. It is home to the Catamount's
basketball games but two times each year, they move over for
our craft shows. A great set up crew makes it all look easy for
Quaint Cullowhee Valley nestles off Highway 107
that runs up to Cashiers, North Carolina from Sylva. It is a
stop off the Southern
Highroads Trail highway. All around are big, soft mountains. A foot bridge crosses the Cullowhee Creek to get
to the show from the parking lot. It is peaceful to your soul
just to be here. Click on the map to see how to get
to Cullowhee NC from Asheville, Cherokee, and Atlanta.
Notes from the Show Promoter -
The show consists of artists inside and
outside the building:
Outside Artists: The sidewalk and surrounding
area leading up to the big Catamount door entrance has a sample
of the quality artisans inside. Look for the following
- Doreyl Ammons Cain,
(Jackson County's own) will be demonstrating pastel paintings.
She will have her Christmas birds "Laughing Locust "collection: nature art on slices of locust
wood cut from her forest preserve.
- Ken Di Rico's Smoky Mountain Kettle
Korn delicious kettle popcorn will be back. (It
is never burned or too salty).
- Look for Woodcraftsman, Jerry
Stanley NC Mountains Outdoor Furniture, with Adirondack chairs, swings, birdhouses (for
real birds) and more. All constructed with Western Red
Cedar and Cypress wood, and stainless steel nails .will be on the corner again with a wide selection for your
- Dan Donaldson the Broom Brothers
hand crafts decorative and functional brooms. Welcome Dan and
Come inside. The entrance tunnel has
some exciting exhibitors:
- First artisan inside the door is favored
potter Sue Malsnee. She has many area collectors of her work
who look for her unique creations at this show. They will be glad to find
her nature designs and original glazes.
- Amy Ammons Garza Spirit of
Appalachia will be selling books for their not- for -profit
- Dogwood Crafters will be selling
samples from their unique shop.
They feature quality handcrafts from the mountain area. Visit their shop in Dillsboro, NC
- Dearly cherished, Harold Sims; Catman2. His
kind heart started a no kill rescue and adoption home that
has aided hundreds of felines. Go by and donate generously. He
does much good.
- Tom Livingston's
Piece by Piece Intarsia
takes many kinds of wood and shapes them into amazing
pictures. He will have some neat choices for special giving or dressing up
It is 18,000 sq feet of cool , comfortable shopping area.
- Good live music brings cheer!
There will be live, guitar
music floating from the fingers of Macon County's
Ronnie Evans. He plays the old songs that we
grew up with. He will be selling his
to enjoy all year.
The pottery section
- Note : To the collectors of Kim von Hedemann
Clay Critters who
her love of cartoons and animals for this adorable art. She
captures a whole menagerie with clay
on mugs and trinket boxes. She will not be at this year's
show because she is moving but will be back for the
2017 "Summertime " show.
- Balsam Mountain's Ann Suggs Stone house Pottery
will be here with her Summer collection !
- Cory Plott Plot ware Pottery will be
outside this year with his demonstrations and summer
Specialty foods and sweets:
Kathy Cirkus BackWoods Bakery
will have miniature gingerbread houses, holiday tins filled
with traditional Christmas treats: peanut
(buckeyes) pfeffernusse, German spiced cookies, hand-
decorated sugar cookies, and yes, sugar plums worth having visions over! Breads made with stone-milled flour and baked in a wood
- Terri Cook's
was a hit last show and will be back with her homemade dips, mixes and
southern meat rubs.
- Lin Johnson Carlson Mimi's Mountain Mixes
will liven up your holiday cooking with
beer baking mixes. Her mixes make pancakes, cookies, and
soft pretzels easy.
- Bill Reed Freedom Farms
is coming back with his
milk soap and his personal grooming accessories.
- Laura Craig Shade Tree
Farm soap maker will have some delicious new flavors.
Other special crafts :
- Bill Radford Little Feather brings Cherokee knife craft and stone
carving to this year's show. How about your name carved in the
- Corn shuck flowers date back to the early
settlers. Artisan Betty Cabe,
is preserving this
heritage craft. She will demonstrating and selling her colorful
bouquets and collector dolls. Christmas always brings
angels, angels and more angels.
- Elly Davey Bird in Hand
almost famous for her little folk
figure with hickory nut heads and don't forget her whimsies. She has many
collectors who look for new creations
- Alva Houston
was our 'Featured
Artist" last summer show. Her
little mountain folk dolls will be joined with snowmen gourd art
and fresh canned jams and jellies from her summer garden.
- Here comes 'Those Kooky Chickens"!
Tim and Karen Chamber's
will make your kitchen smile.
- Roberta Brown-Roberts
Art is our Featured Artist this 2017
"Summertime' show . She has the garden lover' favorite ! They are going to love her
framed bouquets of pressed flowers, grown in her own garden.
- Look for Tommy Hill with his hand tooled
leatherwork. Replace that old wallet with a new one.
- Molly McCurdy Dulcimers by Molly
will be returning. If you ever wanted to play , now is a
good time to explore.
- The little log homes and churches that David
Pruitt (This year's Featured Artist!) Another Place In Time
coming back with more cabins and styles.
Wife, Silvia Pruitt will
have her hanging kitchen towels, coasters and star ornaments.
- Laura Williams makes wonderful hanging window
art using vintage cups, saucers and whimsical sun catchers.
- Roy Owenby is returning with
his mountain stories and his latest novel. His last year thriller
The Owl Knows is set on the Parkway.
- Gretchen Branning makes charming little purses
from a single man's neck ties. Look for her Christmas collection and
original ornaments .
- y have wax ornaments and tapers too.
- Lee Willis has fun with soda cans. She turns
them into little airplanes, mobiles and flashy earrings.
We have attracted some wonderful painters
for this year :
Ford Mountain Memories is a Tennessee artist who paints
originals on barn wood. She will be back for 'Hard Candy
- Look online for my friend Michael M Roger's ,
watercolorist and avid hiker will be Sharing the Beauty of his beloved mountains in his latest
DVD of waterfalls
and wild flowers. Visit his new online store at
You can purchase original art work, prints and photography on
- Jason Rizzo Jason Rizzo Fine Art
is fine art in photography. He
captures all things lovely in this area with a new twist.
- Photo artist Ed Green Macon
Green Photo is returning with his latest photo art
- Rob Travis Fine Art Photography will have his outstanding
fall and winter photo art.
- Deb Woodward Sea 'n Stars makes unique black coral shadowboxes. Also,
hand-painted team starfish. Welcome Deb to Cullowhee.
The fabric and Fiber art category is looking good
- Dora Reynolds Designer Tableware
is a hit each show
with her bright colorful fabric plates and bowls. She
will have her summer collection of birds and
- Beverly Borchardt is a quilter
who makes wall hangings. She has a good selection of quilted items for
- Susan Kennedy's quilted purses are
collector's pieces. Drop by to see what's new for Christmas
forget Mark's photography taken on their travels.
- Barbara Quinn J&C Crafts has embroidered towels, table runners and hats.
The Glass Artists Category :
The wood craftsmen at this show are some of the
- Ron Thompson will have his lovely
Christmas bowls collection and smaller unique turnings for
stocking stuffers .
- John and Janice
Benton Wesley's Wood Art From the Lathe will have lovely
salad bowls, collectables, salt and pepper mills and some of Janice's gift baskets and soap.
- Tonia Cannon Balsam Mountain Wood Works
are coming back
with scroll saw work and original designs. welcome Tonia.
We have some of the most skilled jewelers
from our area and far away.
- Kelli Perry Wintersun
Jewelry is a diachroic artist. She is bringing a wide
assortment of handcrafted selections.
- Jaqueline Hatch Native
American Jewelry artisan with original pieces and bullet bling.
- Angel Hudgins Hudgins Designs
this year with unique, cool designs for the 20 something
- Coming back is Jacolyn Campbell, Campbell Designs master wire wrapper. She will have chain maille styles
and gem trees
- Note for Janet Anderson customers
Wild Fired Glass is a favorite
artist in glass, hope she is recovered enough to be here
for. I 'Summertime' with her original glass art; fused and slumped
ornaments and other creations. Her new line of jewelry is
diachronic glass accented with Swarovski crystals.
tuned as the 2017 show fills .These American
craftsmen and artist are still making beautiful things with our hands,
our eyes and
just for you! Thank you for shopping from us.
Exhibitor Info - Doris Hunter Originals -
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