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On the Verge

10 of the Best Emerging Artists in WNC

For the second year in a row, WNC magazine put the call out to Western North Carolina’s emerging visual artists. It’s a crowded field around here for talented people and sometimes it can be difficult to get your work seen by the public. That’s why we’re looking for painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, mixed media artist, fabric artists, and any other type of local visual artist who’s looking for an opportunity to reach a wider audience.

The winners of this juried competition will not only be featured in WNC magazine’s Arts Issue in June, but will also have their work exhibited in a month-long show at Flood Gallery & Fine Arts Center in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.

Click here to see the 2010 Winners

New for 2010

WNC magazine is proud to partner with Phil Mechanic Studios and Flood Gallery & Fine Arts Center, for On the Verge. Phil Mechanic—and the River District as a whole—is an integral part of this area's flourishing arts community. This year, the On the Verge exhibit is open to the public during the River Arts District Studio Stroll on Saturday, June 12, 2010, meaning even greater exposure for the finalists. Check out the entire list of special events by clicking here

We also added a People’s Choice category to On the Verge this year. Visitors to the On the Verge website viewed samples from all the artists and voted for their favorite. The top pick is featured in the On the Verge show, along with nine other emerging artists.

View a gallery of the artists who entered