Penland Events 2019

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 Northlight building at Penland.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gallery Exhibitions & Receptions

The 2019 exhibition schedule is below, and more information can be found at


Conversation: Eleanor Annand + Make Noise
Tuesday March 26 – Sunday May 12
Reception Saturday March 30

Further Evidence: The Art of Natural Dyes
Tuesday May 28 – Sunday July 14
Reception Saturday June 15

Hoss Haley | Correction Line
Tuesday July 30 – Sunday September 15
Reception Saturday August 3

Tradition of Excellence: Japanese techniques in contemporary metal arts
Curated by Hiroko Yamada
Tuesday October 1 – Sunday November 17
Reception Saturday October 5


Joseph Pintz | Simple Things
Friday March 29 – Sunday May 5
Reception Saturday March 30

Shoko Teruyama | Ceramics
Friday May 31 – Sunday July 7
Reception Saturday June 15

WEAR: Contemporary Jewelry
Friday August 2 – Sunday September 8
Reception Saturday August 3

Shane Fero + Deb Stoner | Like Hummingbirds to Nectar
Friday October 4 – Sunday November 17
Reception Saturday October 5

Penland Calendar of Events

Please see the calendar below for the most up-to-date information about upcoming slide presentations, receptions, show and tell gatherings, and more happening at Penland. These public events are always free and open to the entire Penland community.


More good reasons to visit campus…

  • Penland Gallery – Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sunday noon-5:00 PM, closed Mondays.
  • Supply Store – Fall hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-12:15 PM and 12:45 PM-5:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM-3:00 PM.
  • Coffee House – Fall hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sunday noon-5:00 PM.