The Saints of Paint of WNC is an association of like-minded artists whose work reflects a deep appreciation of human rights and natural environment. The Saints are also committed to diversity, education and social justice. We partner with not-for-profit agencies to build successful fundraising events. From their creation in 2014 to the present their experience has produced successful events throughout the Asheville area.
The Saints exclusively procure the artists, artwork and presentation They partner to provide public relations and to produce the event, such as catering, venue, entertainment, and hosting.
Increased public awareness, community outreach, and the creation of new relationships and the confirmation of old ones are byproducts of this venture. Income from art sales and ticketed events (if applicable) provide income. The not-for-profit can take pride in promoting and supporting seasoned and emerging artists from the local arts community.
We have successfully raised funds for Appalachian Wildlife, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, RiverLink, and Appalachian Barn Alliance.
UPCOMING in OCTOBER, 2020 – The Pastoral Palette – Rural Spaces for the Soul. Originally scheduled for late June, we have rescheduled this show due to COVID.
Appalachian Barn Alliance – Saints of Paint Benefit Show
Discover the color palette of the impressionists and capture the soft tones of spring. Learn from demonstrations covering brush techniques and layering of colors. Use violet reds, siennas, and naples yellows as we paint plein-air on the beautiful grounds of the Folk School. Incorporate the same traditional oils, grounds, and mediums employed by the French masters. Paint on specially prepared panels for vibrant colors and expression. Beginners welcome.
Learn the importance of complementary colors mixed to create the gorgeous hues of fall. Through daily demonstrations in the studio as well as working ‘en plein air’ on the beautiful Folk School grounds, learn new painting methods and mastery of materials. We will be working with traditional oils and mediums. Engage in the natural surroundings of a colorful season with your hat, walking shoes, and tote in tow.
John C. Campbell Folk School, October 24 -30, 2021
To register for this class, please call 1-800-365-5724.
Every few months with 6-8 students, we make up a group of panels using traditional gesso, linen over board, and gessoed board. The traditional gesso can be textured or sanded smooth to suit your needs. The result is a surface that reflects light light and absorbs oil, entirely different from working on acrylic. Working together we can prepare enough panels for the upcoming season in our favorite size, ready to go. Our next materials workshop will go on the calendar when we have a minimum of 4 students. We hope to do another one before fall plein-air painting comes up. Contact me to find out more.
We began moving in to Riverview Station in December of last year, and opened our doors after renovation and much shuffling. Everything went into storage while work was done to create a wonderful working studio. Thanks to everyone, students, friends, and family…New students are welcome anytime, and visitors welcome. Let’s paint 2017 bright!