Leicester Artists Show off Their Work at HandMade in America

August 16, 2011

Come to Leicester 6th Annual Studio Tour Exhibits a Preview in Downtown Asheville

HandMade in America is proud to present artists of the Leicester Studio Tour in the first exhibit in their downtown office. Come see a variety of mediums and styles of artwork in the HandMade in America Gallery on the corner of Hilliard and Church Street in the Lexington Station Mixed-Use building Monday –Thursday from 9-5, through August 26.

The Leicester Artists participated in a HandMade in America Craft Lab, taught by Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod in June where they discussed “How to Engage a Visitor in Your Studio.” Twenty-eight participants in the workshop brought a piece of artwork for advice as to how to display their work in an appealing and thoughtful way.  The participants of the Craft Lab were then invited to apply the skills they learned to display their art in an exhibition at HandMade in America as a preview for their annual studio tour.

The 6th Annual Leicester Studio Tour is a self-guided tour, which is taking place August 20-21 from 10am – 6pm.  For a map of the tour and more information about artists in Leicester, visit their web site cometoleicester.com.


Want to display at HandMade in America?

American Craft Week Exhibition Proposal

In celebration of American Craft Week, a national event taking place from October 7th through October 16th, HandMade in America will be exhibiting a show highlighting the diverse talent of the craft artists of western North Carolina.  This exhibition is to be on display in the HandMade offices from September 29th until the beginning of November. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a completed exhibition entry form.


To submit work for exhibition you must be listed on our Craft Registry, and live/work in one of the 22 Western North Carolina counties we service. If you are not registered or need to know our service area, please visit  www.handmadeinamerica.org. Joining our registry is free and open to anyone working in the field of craft in western North Carolina.

Exhibit entries are due by Friday, September 2nd. Work must be available for exhibition from September 23rd through Wednesday, November 9th.   HandMade is seeking quality, innovative, hand made work by local western North Carolina craft artists. We are searching for both traditional and contemporary craft works. Artists may submit images of up to three pieces of work for consideration. Submissions should include no more than two images of each piece for a maximum of six images total. Images should be submitted digitally, either as jpegs or put together in Power Point with a dpi of at least 300. Please be sure to include a completed entry form with your submission Exhibition Entry Form. If you would like your materials returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kari Rinn at 828-252-0121 or krinn@handmadeinamerica.org.

Proposals should be submitted on disc to:

ACW Exhibition
HandMade in America
125 S. Lexington
Asheville, NC 28801

Or via e-mail to:



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