Penland Benefit

Penland School of Crafts

33rd Annual Benefit Auction

August 10 & 11, 2018

Each year over 200 Penland artists donate remarkable works of art to support the mission of Penland School.

Flow Like Water by Erin Keane : Sculptural Book

Light is Elastic

Light is Elastic

Artist Talk by Erin Keane

The Gallery at Flat Rock

July 14, 3:00 pm

When light passes through layers of encaustic beeswax, it creates luminous imagery with visual depth and texture.

Using encaustic and photography, Erin explores elasticity of light as it dances around shadow and reflection.

Embracing Wabi Sabi

Southern Highland Craft Guild

Perfect Imperfection : Embracing Wabi Sabi

Main Gallery of the Folk Art Center

June 30 - September 30, 2018

Loosely translated, "wabi" is simplicity, whether elegant or rustic, and "sabi" means the beauty of age and wear.

It is the celebration of beauty found in what is natural, flaws and all, embracing perfect imperfection.

Evidence of Path by Erin Keane : Sculptural Book 

Arrowmont Exhibition

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

2018 Instructors Exhibition

Sandra J. Blain Gallery

May 12 - August 25, 2018

Encaustic Books : Wax Paper, Thread

Encaustic and Bookbinding Class

Instructor : Erin Keane

September 9-15, 2018

The Butterfly

The Butterfly by Erin Keane : fallen butterfly wings : encaustic beeswax covers : artist designed stitch

placed into the permanent collection of Museum of Encaustic Art

Sometimes Exhibition

The Galleries

Cabarrus Arts Council

Concord, North Carolina

"Sometimes" Exhibition

May 10 - July 13, 2018

Reception: June 1st

Artist Talk by Erin Keane

June 28, 7:00 pm

The Quiet Hour

The Quiet Hour by Erin Keane : photography with encaustic beeswax : 40 x 40 inches

placed into the permanent collection of Mission Health

~ video credit (c) Mission Health ~

I believe that original artwork carries the love, energy, and emotion of the artist who created it. When making art, I have deep feelings of peace and happiness, and believe that energy becomes a part of the artwork and transfers to the person viewing it. In a hospital setting, it is particularly beneficial to be surrounded by beauty, as there is evidence that positive emotions can promote healing. I hope The Quiet Hour brings a deep breath, solace, and sense of comfort.

March Art Madness

The Gallery at Flat Rock

Flat Rock, North Carolina

March Art Madness

March 3 - March 31, 2018

Encaustic Demo by Erin Keane

Thursday March 22, 1:00-3:00 pm

A riotous display of creative activity

Taken to the floorboards of the gallery

The Bascom

The Bascom Center for Visual Arts

Highlands, North Carolina

March 11 - May 18, 2018

Reception : March 18

Invitational Pop Up Shop

Auxiliary "Paper View" Exhibit

Curated by Katherine Ford

Greehey Atrium Gallery

AAAC Exhibit

Asheville Area Arts Council

Juried Members Exhibit

Asheville, North Carolina

February 23 - March 30, 2018

Reception : March 2, 5-8 pm

Juried by Candace Reilly, assistant director and curator at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC. Artwork will be on display in the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Hall within the Asheville Area Arts Council Refinery Creator Space.

Artists Exposed

Artists Exposed

The Gallery at Flat Rock

Flat Rock, North Carolina

December 2, 2017

They generally toil behind closed doors, safely out of view, tucked away in studios near and far.

22 local artists have been coaxed into the spotlight for one special weekend, gathered together in one convenient spot for a lively event with numerous demonstrations.