Come Celebrate: New Artists, Old Friends April 3rd - May 26th

                                                               Suzy Schultz, Struggle, Solar Plate Etching, 16" x 11"

                                                               Suzy SchultzStruggle, Solar Plate Etching, 16" x 11"

Artetude invites you to come celebrate the end of a long, cold winter as the gallery's newest artists, Suzy Shultz and Grant Penny, share the showcase with gallery luminary Karen Titus Smith in an exhibition that is sure to please.
  
Artetude Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in downtown Asheville, invites art lovers to come celebrate the end of a long, cold winter as the gallery's newest artists, Suzy Shultz and Grant Penny, share the showcase with gallery luminary Karen Titus Smith in an exhibition that is sure to please. The show will open on April 3 and will continue through May 31, 2015. Refreshments will be served on April 3 from 5-8 PM as First Friday Art walks return to Artetude Gallery as part of the Downtown Asheville Gallery Association’s monthly gallery walk.
 
Atlanta-based 
Suzy Shultz is an award winning artist whose poignant etchings capture the scars born from the battles of life and the dignity that comes with survival. Schultz is a master of “solar plate etching”, an etching technique that is friendlier to the environment and relies on the sun to make her imprints. She then goes over the etching with pastel and charcoal. Her works appear in numerous magazines and books throughout the U.S.
 

Grant Penny builds on his training as a graphic designer as he uses handmade papers to create fine art collages that are sublimely sophisticated in their simplicity. He mounts them on cradled boards that pop out of the wall. Grant is a North Carolina native, who has lived in Asheville since 2003.

Grant Penny, An Example of How Simple it Must be to Build a Bridge, Paper Collage on Cradled panel, 36" x 36"

Grant Penny, An Example of How Simple it Must be to Build a Bridge, Paper Collage on Cradled panel, 36" x 36"

New Jersey-based artist Karen Titus Smith will be displaying paintings focused on themes from nature, some of which display stunning detail in their realism, and others in which the images have been broken down from their original forms and reconstructed in unique and visually captivating ways. She has won numerous awards, and her works are found in prestigious private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. 
 

Karen Titus Smith, AB Plant, Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"

Karen Titus Smith, AB Plant, Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"


Artetude at the Airport

Robert Winkler's "Looking Through You One & Two", stainless steel & enamel

Robert Winkler's "Looking Through You One & Two", stainless steel & enamel

If you've been flying in or out of the Asheville Regional Airport, you may have noticed their current Art in the Airport gallery is now displaying nearly all of the local artists also being featured on our gallery walls! Next time you fly, take a peek at some of the masterful works on display from Asheville area artists Robert WinklerBarbara FisherRobert AsmanJo Ridge KelleyAmy Medford and Leonid Siveriver.