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GreenHill WINTER SHOW exhibition of contemporary NC Artists

greenhill winter show
greenhill winter show

Congratulations to Cindy Long who was recently asked to participate in GreenHill Center for NC Art‘s upcoming WINTER SHOW invitational exhibition, December 11, 2022 – February 15, 2023. Edie Carpenter, Director of Artistic & Curatorial Programs, discovered Cindy’s handwoven work on the NC Handmade website!

The exhibition presents works by 60+ artists from all over the state. All works are for sale. This year, after a two-year hiatus, GreenHill is returning to their Collector’s Choice gala opening to be held on Saturday, December 10. This event allows you to experience Winter Show, AND purchase art in advance of the public opening! 

GreenHill is located in Greensboro NC and engages a broad and diverse community of artists, adults and children through dynamic statewide exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art. As a gateway to North Carolina’s creative community, GreenHill is dedicated exclusively to presenting and promoting the contemporary visual art and artists of NC. Inspired by a vision for cultural equity and inclusionGreenHill’s wide-ranging initiatives build empathy and connection through expressive, innovative and thought-provoking art. 

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Why Cindy Long chose woodbuttons.com as her source for beautiful wood buttons!

Why Cindy Long chose woodbuttons.com as her source for beautiful wood buttons!

Buttonwood Corp. (aka woodbuttons.com) has been a family business in continuous operation since 1939. Steven and Dennis Hoffman’s dad and two brothers started a small manufacturing firm to create unique wooden apparel trim in NYC’s fabled garment center. Steven and Dennis joined the company in the 1970s and brought fresh ideas like laminated wood, tagua nut (corozo), and bead accessories to an already solid line-up of buttons, toggles, and buckles. Today they work with their lumber mills here in the USA to certify the wood used is plant-friendly. They have implemented the “Cut Two / Plant Three” method of harvesting timber to ensure their supply resource is sustainable and will be available for hundreds of years to come.

 

To see the scarves that end up being homes for these handcrafted buttons, visit Cindy Long’s artisan page.

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Bring Us Your Best: The Virtual Gallery

handmade shawl
handwoven shawl for Bring Us Your Best in Hendersonville

The Arts Council of Henderson County and local radio station WTZQ have partnered to present a modified version of this annual event right before the holidays. They hope this will allow members of the Arts Council a needed boost in visibility as the holiday shopping begins. Pieces presented represent the artists’ pick as the best piece they have produced this year.

The Henderson County community will vote on their favorite piece through the WTZQ website during the week of December 14-21. The winner will be announced on the radio on December 22 and the winning piece will be featured on the new year postcard for the Arts Council of Henderson County. 

This is a much anticipated event! Artisan Cindy Long has entered this beautiful shawl, titled Calling in the Light. It is 18” x 76” of pure luxury and made of rayon, cotton and linen fibers.

Be sure to take a look and vote for your favorite!

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Boone weaver Cindy Long supports local charitable causes with her craft

Boone weaver Cindy Long supports local charitable causes with her craft

Cindy Long / Woven by Design has a long-standing tradition of supporting Valle Country Fair. Of course, this year things will be a little different! She won’t be doing her pre-dawn set up in preparation to greet the thousands of people who usually attend this classic craft show and country fair the third weekend in October. The Valle Country Fair will be virtual this year due to COVID-19. Cindy would like to encourage all supporters of craft to check out their online Fair October 1–17, 2020, and support them in their cause for the 42nd consecutive year!

The Valle Country Fair was founded in 1978 by the members of Holy Cross Episcopal Church to raise funds for community outreach. This tradition continues as 100% of net proceeds go to those in need in our community. The mission of Holy Cross includes a commitment to “share Christ’s love through compassionate ministry.” The 2019 fair channeled $60,000 to High Country organizations which serve people in need. Part of the money is disbursed via grants to area ministries and some is retained to be used for outreach throughout the year to assist individuals and families in crisis. Nonprofit groups in Avery and Watauga counties are invited to apply to receive monies from the fair by contacting the mission and outreach commission of the Church of the Holy Cross.

Also this year, Cindy was one of only twenty artisans invited to participate in the Duke Hospital Holiday Art Invitational Exhibit and Sale.

Since 1978, Arts and Health, now a department within Guest Services of the Duke University Health System, has enriched and supported the healthcare environment by providing quality literary, performing, and visual arts programming to the Duke Health community. We believe that access to the arts is essential for the health and well-being of patients, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and visitors.

During the holiday season, Arts and Health curates a Holiday Arts and Craft Invitational within the Arts and Health galleries located in the Concourse between Duke Hospital North and the Duke Medicine Pavilion. Bill Gregory, Visual Arts Program Coordinator says, “Our goal for this invitational is to highlight works by talented local and regional craftsmen and artists, and to offer staff, patients, and families an opportunity to enjoy a delightful exhibit and ultimately purchase unique, quality items at relatively affordable prices during the holiday season.”

Be sure to visit and view the exhibit at Mars Galleries at Duke Hospital Hallway and this year there will be additional display cases throughout the hospital and clinics from November 3, 2020, through January 6, 2021.