You're My Cup of Tea

What better way to express your love for someone then letting them know, "You're my cup of tea."  We were thrilled when Red Cat Studio presented us with their newest design just in time for Valentine's Day.  Available as a card or a special order print.

©Red Cat Studio

©Red Cat Studio


Here are some other ways to let your special someone know they are loved!


Lastly, we are so excited to reveal some new tunics that Kathleen Weir-West has been working on for the trunk show this Saturday!  She will be accompanied by her very talented seamstress, Linda Handel, to help custom fit an order for you.

A Season of Thanksgiving

For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  
Isaiah 55:12

Celebrating Fall at Chimney Rock                

Fall Foliage Photo Contest
This has been a spectacular season for fall colors and we want to see what you've photographed!  Email us your best shot of the fall foliage to and the winner will receive an archival print of their image to be displayed in the gallery for the month of December.  The submission deadline is November 15th and the winner will be announced in the December newsletter.


Fall Salon Show

We have gotten great feedback about the Fall Salon Show that opened on October 9th, featuring the work of ten prominent local and national artists in a variety of mediums.  The show continues until December 30th.  We hope to see you soon!

Rusty Woodlands by Kate Thayer      

Rusty Woodlands by Kate Thayer



Holiday Workshops

We have some great workshops in store for you that requires no experience.  Bring a friend and your holiday spirit and you can expect to have a great time. To find out more, click here.

October Events

 Fall Salon Show. October 9 -December 30, 2015

Artists' Reception Friday, October 9, 5-8pm. 

                                                 Rope Out                                                                                                                                                                                                             ©Mitch Dobrowner

                                                 Rope Out                                                                                                                                                                                                             ©Mitch Dobrowner


Ten artists will be featured in the show: Larry Calkins, Walt Cottingham, Alan Daigre, Mitch Dobrowner, Anna Johnson, Christine Kosiba, Janet Orselli, Kate Thayer, Kate Thompson, and David Voorhees.  Each of these artists draw from the natural world around them and recognize the beauty of creation in all forms.  For more information about the show, click here.


Artist Talk: Alan Daigre October 19, 5-7pm



Alan Daigre had the vision of taking an iconic piece of furniture, the rocking chair, and update it to a stylish post and rung rope/wood block chair that combines impeccable craftsmanship and comfort.

Join us for a conversation about Alan’s creative process for his signature rocking chair, his collaboration with renowned wood sculptor, Michael Bauermeister, and his projects for the future.

More of Alan’s work can be see on his website,


Welcome to our newest studio members: 

These artists have selected works at the studio. They will change their representative pieces periodically, so take every opportunity to visit us! For more information on joining the studio, please contact us at 828-698-7000 or by email at 


Our first workshops were a success and the studio thanks Miriam Hughes and Flowers by Larry for their fun and informative classes!  There are a few more spots in the iPhone Photography class on October 20, however, both of the Alcohol Inks workshops have filled.  Not to worry, we have added another date in January.  

Click here for information on all the workshops offered.

We will be adding a wreath decorating class with Flowers by Larry in November so please stay tuned!

September Happenings

Please join us
for some or all
September Happenings
The Studios at Flat Rock.


We are so pleased to have Barbara Remensnyder and Linda Hendricks as guests of The Studios at Flat Rock for the open studio tour.  They are working hard to prepare for the weekend and WOW you with their new works!

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There has been a great response to the workshop series that will start in a couple of weeks!  We still have spots left in some of the September classes.  However, Playing with Alcohol Inks, is full so Barbara Remensnyder has agreed to teach another class in October.  Thank you, Barbara!  

Click here for the list of classes.

SAVE THE DATE for the next gallery opening on October 9, 5-8pm.    


Ladies Lunch at The Studios at Flat Rock

The Studios at Flat Rock hosted their very first luncheon that turned out wonderfully!  The guests enjoyed a summer menu of fresh ingredients presented by Chef Michael's Catering, a local family business focused on innovative, creative menu items with exceptional service.  The flowers were picked at Poppins Posies in Mills River and arranged at the studio.  Let us be your venue for an intimate affair.

Grand Opening at The Studios at Flat Rock

We are blessed!  The grand opening for The Studios of Flat Rock was on May 21, 2015 and we feel welcomed into the neighborhood.  The occasion was festive and lively with many visitors and friends stopping by to see the new space and the inaugural gallery show, Passages.  Flat Rock Mayor Bob Stanton conducted the ribbon cutting and Julie and I rang the bell as a symbol to the beginning of a new adventure!   

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