First Friday Art Walk! Come Celebrate: New Artists, Old Friends

Thanks for dropping by!   

If you weren't able to join us for our First Friday Art Walk on April 3rd, there is still time to see new works from Grant PennySuzy Schultz and Karen Titus Smith.  Our exhibition "New Artists and Old Friends" runs through May 31st. 

However, you may have missed a chance to speak with Asheville's own Grant Penny regarding his exceptional collage work.  Upon examining his work more closely, you overlook the simplicity of his art as you begin to embrace the complexity and discipline in his design process.  As he says, it is the simple things that bring him joy and he definitely conveys that feeling of simplicity in his work but it the beauty within the process that makes his work merit a second look. 

first friday art walk 4/3/2015

first friday art walk 4/3/2015

first friday art walk 4/3/2015

first friday art walk 4/3/2015

First friday art walk 4/3/2015 featuring  Grant Penny

First friday art walk 4/3/2015 featuring Grant Penny

First Friday Art Walk- December 5th 5-8 pm

Deck the Halls (and Walls!)

Tis the season to deck your walls, halls, and more with fine art and finely crafted gifts. On December 5th we welcomed the (last) First Art Walk of the season.  Viewers got a sneak peak at our handcrafted jewelry by Amy Medford, ceramics by Leonid Siveriver, and silk scarves created by Barbara Fisher.  If you missed your chance to drop by on the Art Walk, not to worry, our holiday gift sale will be going strong until Christmas Eve!

A portion of Artetude’s proceeds is donated to the SECU Mission Cancer Center in Asheville.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm, 

For further information, please contact the gallery via or 828.252.1466

Holiday scarves  by Barbara Fisher

Holiday scarves by Barbara Fisher

First Friday Art walk 11/7/14

First Friday Art walk 11/7/14

Chamber of Commerce: Business Before Hours

Artetude had the pleasure of hosting the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce's June 2014 Business Before Hours event this past Tuesday.  The event was a great chance to get to know our local chamber members and business people.  There was a delicious spread from Early Girl Eatery and door prizes generously donated from many of our local participants.  Artetude gave away a gorgeous coffee table book to one lucky winner!  Other prizes included gift certificates and a set of the Jo Ridge Kelley wine collection from North Carolina Wine Gifts.  Thanks to all who came and participated in the event!

May 2014 Art Walk, Opening of "New Beginnings"

Thank you to all of those who attended the Art Walk on Friday, May 2nd, it was a great night!  Friday was also the opening night for our May exhibition, "New Beginnings." Our May show celebrates artwork that is emblematic of spring and also celebrates sculptor Amy Medford taking on a new role as Gallery Director.  We love having the opportunity to celebrate Spring with old and new friends at Artetude Gallery.

April 4th Artist Talk, Francesco Lombardo

We were so pleased to have our local artist Francesco Lombardo speak to the wonderful crowd at the Art Walk on Friday April 4th.  It was a wonderful way to usher in the Spring and the upcoming season of monthly First Friday Art Walks at Artetude Gallery.  Lombardo has two large scale paintings currently on view at the gallery.  Click here to watch a video of the event.

American Cancer Society event

Artetude Gallery was pleased to host an event on October 24, 2013 to honor a donation made to the Amercain Cancer Society.  Anne Kimmel, a friend of the gallery, presented a check to the ACS on behalf of her mother.  It was a special event for everyone involved. Artetude Gallery is committed to supporting our community in many ways, including our Art on a Mission Program.

Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum Director Keynotes "Sisters and Art" Event at Artetude

Dr. John Stromberg at Artetude Gallery

Dr. John Stromberg at Artetude Gallery

24 Feb 2013 - With over thirty past and future alumni, spouses and family, Artetude Gallery was proud to host "Sisters and Art" - a celebration of Mt Holyoke alumni highlighted by an outstanding lecture by Dr. John Stomberg, Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Mount Holyoke Art Museum, speaking on "Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership Through Art ". This outstanding, entertaining and informative talk explored the past, present and future of the Art Museum, its collection and its ambitious and innovative educational and curatorial initiatives.

Margaret "Kenny" Offermann, MD, PhD '76 co-owner of Artetude Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina's newest contemporary fine art gallery ( gave a history of the Gallery and Sisters & Art Reception followed by Mary Dryselius '66 who introduced Dr. Stomberg,  

The event drew alumni from across North and South Carolina.



Mary Dryselius '66 introduces Margaret "Kenny" Offermann; MD, PhD co-owner of Artetude Gallery.


Dr. Stomberg's Lecture


Click below for photos from the event.

Grand Opening Gala, October 2012

We celebrated our official Grand Opening with a weekend long celebration from October 19-21st, 2012.  Artetude hosted a multitude of events, at the gallery and at the SECU Mission Cancer Center, to celebrate Artetude's 2012 opening.

American Society of Interior Designers meeting

The American Society of Interior Designers Carolinas NW held their July meeting at ArtEtude Gallery on July 19, 2012. We were honored to have ASID use our gallery's space for this exciting event. This  was a great opportunity for local professionals to see our gallery, admire our exhibited art, and build our relationships within the community. 

SID's Victoria "Vicki" Schomer led the meeting, after which, gallery director, Perry Magee, welcomed and thanked everyone for coming. A brief speech was then given by the gallery president, Dr. Margaret "Kenny" Offermann. Dr. Offermann's connection to the Mission Hospital led to our joint decision with the Mission Foundation to donate 5% of our sales to their cancer center. Sculptors, Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver, were also present at the meeting, and shared a bit about their work. 

After the formal part of the meeting, food and refreshments by Everyday Gourmet were enjoyed by all.  To finish off the evening, an iPad was raffled to off to the lucky Sydney Godfrey of PBI Commercial Designs.

Sydney Godfrey of PBI Commercial Design, wins the iPad

Sydney Godfrey of PBI Commercial Design, wins the iPad

Sharon Allard, of Allard and Roberts Interior Design, Owner Kenny Offermann, Owner Russell Medford, Talli Roberts of Allard and Roberts Interior Design

Sharon Allard, of Allard and Roberts Interior Design, Owner Kenny Offermann, Owner Russell Medford, Talli Roberts of Allard and Roberts Interior Design