Penland Events 2014


Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention: Penland Resident Artists

April 4 - August 2, 2014

An exhibition featuring work by current Penland residents David Eichelberger, Micah Evans, Dustin Farnsworth, Robin Johnston, and Rachel Meginnes at the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.



Lecture by Garth Clark

July 27, 2014, 8:15 pm

Writer, historian, critic and gallerist Garth Clark will speak in Penland's Northlight building about ceramics in the fine arts and issues in contemporary craft. Clark is Penland's 2014 Andrew Glasgow Writer in Residence. Lecture is free and open to the public.



Penland Gallery: Focus Gallery Exhibitions

Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm *Closed Mondays


Eleanor Annand: Paintings & Drawings
April 4 – May 11, 2014

Joseph Pintz: Ceramics
May 23 – June 22, 2014

Nathan Blank: Sculptural and Functional Iron
June 27 – July 27, 2014

Anne Lemanski: Sculpture
July 27 – August 29, 2014

Shoko Teruyama: Ceramics
August 1 – September 7, 2014

Heather Mae Erickson: Ceramics
September 19 – October 26, 2014




Benefit Auction

Friday, August 8 - Saturday, August 9, 2014

Penland’s annual benefit auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina mountains featuring the sale of more than 250 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, metals, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, wood, and other media. The Penland auction is one of the premier craft collecting events in the Southeast and a perfect opportunity to support Penland’s educational programs. Admission is charged; absentee bidding is available.



An Expansive Vision: Photographers Working for Penland's Future

February 2 - March 2, 2014

A special exhibition and auction in support of the new photography studio at Penland




Community Open House

Saturday, March 1

Each year, a week before spring classes begin, the Penland studios open to the public for an afternoon of hands-on workshops and demonstrations. The Penland open house is about experimentation, creativity, and fun. No admission charged; all ages welcome. 1:00 - 5:00 pm.




Scholarship Auctions

Penland sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends. These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session. The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs. No admission charged. Auctions take place at 8:00 pm in the Gorelick Social Hall of the Northlight Building.


Auctions take place at 8:00 PM in the Northlight Building.
Thursday, May 1
Thursday, June 5
Thursday, June 19
Thursday, July 3
Thursday, July 17
Monday, August 4
Thursday, August 21
Thursday, November 13