Sand Hill Artists Collective

Sand Hill Artists Collective (SHAC) + ARTSVILLE Collective and Podcast bring opportunities and benefits to artists and art lovers in Asheville and beyond. Anyone, anywhere in the world is welcome to enjoy our exhibits, podcasts, blog, events, and discussion groups.

Under the SHAC “umbrella”:

ARTSVILLE COLLECTIVE: SHAC provides exhibit space inside Marquee in the River Arts District where there are changing exhibits with rotating guest artists, events, and discussions with local creatives, makers, gallerists, educators, collectors, and business leaders.

SHAC CONNECTION: SHAC news and stories discuss art, cultural travel, and include personal commentary from creative artists, writers, professionals and community leaders.

ARTSVILLE PODCAST: The ARTSVILLE podcast series is available here, on all platforms, and, discussing “How Asheville became ARTSVILLE.” New episodes are posted regularly with artists and community leaders.

Group Exhibition: “A Walk in the Woods”

On display at Artsville Collective at Marquee Asheville from August 5 through October 30, 2022.

Five Artsville guest artists approach the glory of the Carolina woodlands with fresh takes on nature through their personal perspectives. Not at all what you would expect, their viewpoints reveal Appalachia through a fresh lens, inspired by fall and full of surprises for all leaf-peepers.

On view: the face jugs of Jim McDowell, “The Black Potter,”  fall landscapes from watercolorist Bronwen McCormick, nature inspired basket “illusion” from woodturner Jo Miller, reimagined landscape photography from Ellen Golden and magical woodland scenes from encaustics artist, Mary Farmer. Also on display is the work of Artsville founding artists Louise Glickman; quilted landscapes using carefully selected plant materials and from Daryl Slaton; pop characters animated through augmented reality. Click here for more details.

Ceramic face jug by exhibiting artist Jim McDowell.
The walk in the woods that inspired the show by exhibiting artist Bronwen McCormick.
Basket illusion woodturning by exhibiting artist Jo Miller.


ARTSVILLE COLLECTIVE features rotating guest artists in a gallery space inside Marquee Asheville. This multi-vendor warehouse, a Euro-styled indoor art street market in the Foundation area of RAD, will offer the works of 75+ vendors. Featured artists receive exhibit space and exposure through publicity, a blog, and a podcast about themselves and their work.

Interested in showing at ARTSVILLE COLLECTIVE? Send 3-5 images of your work and a few lines about yourself to


SHAC CONNECTION reaches your inbox with stories and news from artists and writers in Asheville and beyond. Content covers all things creative in art and craft including travel, personal stories and news from artists and artisans, professionals and collectors.

Have a story you’d like to share? Send news and stories to SHAC BLOG at


The ARTSVILLE podcast is available on all platforms and Created in partnership with Crewest Studio in Los Angeles and, Artsville celebrates contemporary American arts & crafts from Asheville and beyond for folks from all over the world to discover western North Carolina’s creativity and culture. With artists and area leaders, Artsville interviews feel like a conversation with friends. 


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