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The North Carolina Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s longstanding love of the arts.

50th Anniversary Web portal:

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Appalachian State University

Ashe County Arts Council
Burke Arts Council
Caldwell Arts Council
Cullowhee Mountain Arts Retreats for Artists and Writers
Cultural Arts Council of Wilkes
Emergency Resources and Support for Artists and Arts Organizations

These websites offer a wealth of information pertaining to assistance to Artists and Arts Organizations!  Please contact them directly if you have questions or need more information.

NC Artist Relief Fund Survey:

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers:

North Carolina Arts Council:

North Carolina Arts Council COVID-19 Content Resource Guide for Artists:


Americans for the Arts:

Artist Relief Fund:

Arts NC:

Asheville Area Arts Council:

Alliance of Artist Communities:


Center for Craft:


Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+):

Creative Capital:

Equal Sound:

Format Magazine:

Foundation for Contemporary Arts:

Freelance Artist Resource:

Gottlieb Foundation:

Haven Foundation:

Hopper Prize Artist Grant:

I Care If You Listen:

Jazz Road:

Joan Mitchell Foundation:

Music Maker Relief Foundation:

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response:

NC Center for Nonprofits:

NC Grant Watch:

NY Film Academy:

Small Business Association Payroll Protection Program:

Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance:

Steve Giovinco:


World Art Foundations:



Pandemic Relief Bill Passes US Senate
Forgivable Loans Available to Arts Nonprofits
NC Unemployment Benefits up to $950 /week
NEA Funding, Universal Charitable Deduction

Arts NC COVID-19 Updates and Action Last night the US Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which looks to be heading for approval in the US House of Representatives and to President Trump’s desk for signature in the coming days. This bill would provide forgivable Small Business Administration loans for struggling non-profit arts organizations and independent artists, as well as $75 million of emergency funding available through the National Endowment for the Arts. A massive expansion of unemployment benefits would put up to $950 per week into the pockets of many North Carolinians (including self-employed and contract workers such as independent artist) and increases the period that someone can receive benefits from 12 weeks to 25 weeks. View a detailed summary of Pandemic Relief for the Arts in the CARES Act at the Arts NC COVID-19 Action & Resource Center. Additional information about provisions in the CARES Act that affect nonprofits and issues, that the NC nonprofit sector will be addressing with the NC General Assembly, can be found at the NC Center for Nonprofits at

The incredible struggles that will be caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be incredibly difficult for the arts sector, for the nation, and for the world. Government cannot solve these problems for us. Government will only be able to solve them WITH US. If we are going to work together, we will need to communicate. That communication is called advocacy. That is what will need to do in the coming weeks to be sure we have a vibrant future for the arts in North Carolina.

Foothills Painters In Isolation Exhibit- Still Shots

“Willows” Watercolor by Meredith Janssen $250

Please contact the Center at 828-632-6966 for Purchasing Information.

“Sunset Ride” Pat Flachbart
Acrylic $475

“Charlotte” Irina Khudyakov
Oil on Canvas $275



“Mountain Iris” Gouache by Susan Grant $340

“Blue Mountains” Oil by Irina Khudyakov $225

“Linville Falls” Watercolor by Meredith Janssen $230

“Bold Birches” Oil by Karin Koval $250

Pawley’s Island #2 Gouache by Susan Grant $175

“Lockdown” Oil by Victoria Morales $300

“Ocean Breeze” Oil by Victoria Morales $200

“Descending Mt. Pilatus” Oil by Karin Koval $250

“View From Shell Island” Acrylic by Melissa A. Crosson $310

“Ridges of Color” Acylic by Melissa A. Crosson $325

“I Chose The Fiery Path” Oil Karin Koval $300

“Primary View” Acrylic Melissa A. Crosson $880

“Cadre of Trees” Oil Karin Koval $175

“Scintillating Sunflowers” Acrylic Heidi Schoener $75

“Coming Home” Acrylic Heidi Schoener $50

“Exploring The Cosmos” Acrylic Heidi Schoener $75

“Remembering Grandma” Acrylic Heidi Schoener $65

“An Inspiring Day” Acrylic Melissa A. Crosson $435

“Swaying Poppies” Acrylic Melissa A. Crosson $310

“Fanciful Flourish” Acrylic Heidi Schoener $300

“Flower Power” Mixed Media Karin Koval $125

“Suddenly Last Summer” Oil Karin Koval $250

“Low Land Marsh” Oil Araine Koser $200

“Mostly Last Tuesday” Oil Karin Koval $250

“Asters In A Gray Vase” Oil Irina Khudyakov $175

“Bouquet” Oil Victoria Morales $250

“Pinky” Oil Victoria Morales $200

“Sunflower” Watercolor Meredith Janssen $495

“Luscious Strawberries” Watercolor Meredith Janssen $495

“Rhodies” Watercolor Meredith Janssen $125

“Nice Day On The Lake” Watercolor Meredith Janssen $210

“Early Spring In Biltmore” Oil Irina Khudyakov $125

“North Counrtyside” Oil Victoria Morale $250

“Down In The Hollar” Watercolor Meredith Janssen $325

“Waiting For Rain” Oil Irina Khudyakov $135

“Nordic Landcape” Oil Victoria Morales $150

“Sweet Ballerina” Oil Victoria Morales $350

“Morning Sun” Acrylic Melissa A. Crosson $360

“Sunflowers In Purple Vase” Acrylic Crystal Witherspoon $200

“Beautiful New Day” Alcohol Ink Crystal Witherspoon $230

“A Burst of Color” Alcohol Ink Crystal Witherspoon $56

“Serenity” Watercolor Sharon Quinlan $125

“Pure Elegance” Alcohol Ink Crystal Witherspoon $150

“Ghostly Beauties” Alcohol Ink Crystal Witherspoon $150

“Happy Honeycomb” Mixed Media Pat Flachbart $600

“Modern Mellow Yellow” Oil & Cold Wax Pat Flachbart $125 ea./$225 pr

“Modern Mellow Yellow” Oil & Cold Wax Pat Flachbart $125 each/$225 pr

” Serenity II” Watercolor Sharon Quinlan $75

“Purple Trees” Watercolor Sharon Quinlan $50

“Autumn” Watercolor Sharon Quinlan $50

“Cabin In Woods” Watercolor Sharon Quinlan $50

“Spring Mix” Acrylic Crystal Witherspoon $100



Iredell Arts Council
McDowell Arts Council
Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council
North Carolina Arts Council
On line Tour of Foothills Painters in Isolation Exhibit
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
United Arts Council of Catawba County
Waterworks Visual Arts Center
Yadkin Arts Council