Penland Events 2022

The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center is now open. The studios of the Penland Resident Artists are open. The main campus, including the supply store and coffee house are open; masks are required in the coffee house. The teaching studios are closed to the public. 

For a list of shows in Penland’s galleries, click HERE

*Please note that this calendar is subject to change due to health recommendations. 


37th Annual Penland Benefit Auction
August 26 and 27, 2022

Handmade Parade and Fireworks
July 9, 2022

7:00 PM Parade Assembly
7:30 PM Handmade Parade
9:30 PM Fireworks


End-of-Session Events
Join us! Penland’s neighbors are invited to view and celebrate work created by students and instructors.
  • Show & Tell
    From 4:00 to 5:00 PM, view the work and mingle with students in Penland’s Northlight building.
    *Note that for short sessions, show & tell will take place from 8:00 – 9:00 PM.
  • Scholarship Auctions
    Beginning at 8:00 PM, the public is invited to attend Penland’s beloved scholarship auctions. Bid on one-of-a-kind works by students and instructors and support Penland’s robust scholarship program. 50% of students receive financial assistance.
    *Note that our short sessions do not include auctions. See the schedule below.
Thursday, June 30, 2022 Scholarship Auction/Show and Tell, Summer Session 3
Thursday, July 14, 2022 Scholarship Auction/Show and Tell, Summer Session 4
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Scholarship Auction/Show and Tell, Summer Session 5
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Scholarship Auction/Show and Tell, Summer Session 6
Thursday, August 18, 2022 Show and Tell, Summer Session 7, (8:00 PM)
Thursday, November 10, 2022 Scholarship Auction/Show and Tell, Fall Concentration
Resident Artists Open House
Fridays nights, 7:30-9:00, Join us for open studios at The Barns!  Meet Penland’s artists in residence and view their work!
June 24th
July 8th and 22nd
August 5th
Slide Presentations
Join us for guest instructor slide presentations from 8:15 to 9:00 PM.
Monday, June 20, 2022 Slides: Studio Assistants
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Slides: Clay-Courtney Martin, Ashley Kim, Textiles-Ann B. Coddington, Andrea Donnelly
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Slides: Books-Jeffrey Evergreen, Paper-Mary Hark, Drawing & Painting-Clarence Morgan, Photo-Bridget Conn
Thursday, June 23, 2022 Slides: Iron-Daniel Souto & Stephen Yusko
Monday, June 27, 2022 Slides: Studio Assistants
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Slides: Print-Yoonmi Nam, Letterpress-Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring, Wood-Gerald Weckesser
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Slides: Glass-Kim Harty, glass-Sally Prasch, Metals-Kristin Mitsu Shiga, Lauren Kalman
Monday, July 4, 2022 Slides: Studio Assistants
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Slides: Drawing & Painting-Curtis Bartone, Books-Maria Veronica San Martin, Paper-Tatiana Ginsberg
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Slides: glass-Jason McDonald, glass-Anne Petters, Wood-Michael Puryear
Thursday, July 7, 2022 Slides: Metals-Aaron Decker, Georgina Treviño, Iron-Andrew Hayes
Monday, July 11, 2022 Slides: Studio Assistants
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Slides: Clay-Lindsay Oesterritter, Bobby Scroggins, Textiles-Adele Stafford
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Slides: Print-John Hitchcock, Letterpress-Jim Moran & Bill Moran, Photo-David Samuel Stern
Monday, July 18, 2022 Slides: Studio Assistants
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Slides: Visiting Artists-Black Women of Print
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Slides: Letterpress-Rebecca Chamlee, Drawing & Painting-Alberto Mier, Photo-Miranda Javid, Books- Béatrice Coron & Colette Fu
Thursday, July 21, 2022 Slides: Clay- Kyle Carpenter & Michael Kline, Lynn Duryea & Holly Walker
Monday, July 25, 2022 Slides: Studio Assistants (Glass, Kilncasting, Textiles, Metals, Wood, Iron)
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Slides: glass-Kazuki Takizawa, Kilncasting -John Littleton & Kate Vogel, Iron-Christoph Friedrich
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Slides: Metals-Ruta Reifen, Brian Fleetwood, Wood-Miriam Carpenter & Melissa Engler, Iron- Christoph Freidrich
Monday, August 1, 2022 Slides: Studio Assistants
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Slides: Books-Rory Sparks, Paper-Delaney Smith, Clay-Jerilyn Virden, Wood-Adrien Segal
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Slides: Drawing & Painting-Rosy Lamb, Photo-Susan Bryant, Printmaking-Kristina Paabus, Letterpress-Bryce McCloud
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Slides: Textiles-Tomoko Torimaru & Yoshiko I. Wada, María Dávila & Eduardo Portillo
Monday, August 8, 2022 Slides: Studio Assistants
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Slides: glass-Cedric Mitchell & Corey Pemberton, glassworking-Lisa Demagall, Iron-Rebekah Frank
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Slides: Metals-Melis Agabigum & Joshua Kosker, Tom Beard & Julia Woodman
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Slides: Metals-Beverly Penn, Rachelle Thiewes, Iron-Lisa Geertsen, Glass-Michael C. Krupiarz, Michael Endo
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Slides: Books-Jeffrey Altepeter, Letterpress-Heinrich Toh, Textiles-Stephanie Santana, Karen Hampton, Wood-Geoffrey Gorman