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Faculty & Staff Campus Creatives Exhibit Now in Blowers

August 17, 2018

Campus Creatives

Artistic Works from UNCA Faculty and Staff

Where: Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery
When: August 15th- September 30th, 2018 

Reception will be held September 14th from 1-2pm in the Library’s Blowers Gallery.

Come enjoy a sampling of the creative works of UNCA faculty and staff from all over campus at our 2018 Campus Creatives Exhibit! Artistic works include mixed media pieces, paintings, sculptures, wood-turned bowls and vases, photographs, drawings, poems, and even hand crafted furniture. Works will be on display in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery August 15th until September 30th during the library’s open hours.
Those UNCA departments represented include Communications & Marketing, Campus Police, Facilities Management, the Writing Center, English, the Center for Teaching and Learning, One Card, Humanities, Education, Information Technology Services, Administration and Finance, the Media Design Lab, Ramsey Library, Health & Wellness, and Housing Operations. Thanks to everyone who contributed this year!



‘Mend’ Exhibition by Courtney McDaniel now in Blowers Gallery!

July 6, 2018


Paintings by Courtney McDaniel

Where: Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery
When: July 1st-30th, 2018

Come see UNCA Bachelor of Fine Arts alumna Courtney McDaniel’s ‘Mend’ exhibition of paintings now in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery. The exhibit will be available for view during the library’s open hours until July 30th, 2018. In the artist’s own words:

Art has always served as my preferred form of self-expression. As a quiet, introverted person, I find it easier to convey my thoughts and ideas through creating artwork. It also serves a method for communicating, not only with others, but with myself as well. Through my development as an artist, I have adapted to using art as a way to work through difficult experiences and emotions. Painting has allowed me to harness my emotions and release them through layers, textures, motions, and the overall art making process. Art making has become my own way of mending the “broken” parts of my life in order to move forward in a more positive mindset. This body of work is an embodiment of that as it shows an amalgamation of my work over the years.


Fiber Arts Alliance Exhibit Now Up in Blowers!

May 30, 2018

Now in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery is one of our perennial favorites: The Fiber Arts Alliance! The Fiber Arts Alliance is a group of fiber artists and enthusiasts in western North Carolina. This years’ exhibit is called, “ Delicious Fiber” and includes 35 works by 11 artists. Cheryl Alderman, Julie Bagamary, Kathie Briggs, Lynn Della Posta, Carole Honeycutt, Carol Hanniffy, Tina Hvitfeldt, Meg Manderson, Diane Mullins, Jenny Perry, Laurel Reinhardt, and Heather Yurgeles. The exhibit runs from May 31-June 28, 2018, when the Library is open. Please see Library hours at


BA Senior Exhibition in Blowers Gallery

April 30, 2018

Come see UNC Asheville’s Senior Bachelor of Arts students present their work in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery from April 30-May 12. Reception with the artists will be Friday May 4th from 6-8 p.m. 

Students who are exhibiting their work include:

Bryan Croymans (ceramics)
Jessica Olin (ceramics)
Rachel Vera (painting)
Mechal Harward (photo)
Charlotte Clark (print)
Noah Lentz (print)
Mary (Amelia) Pate (sculpture)


Check Out our Graphic Novels Display!

April 19, 2018

In addition to copies of the recent winner’s of UNCA’s Graphic Novels Competition, now on display in Ramsey Library at the corner of our Blower’s Gallery is a sampling of Ramsey Library’s extensive Graphic Novels collection (*link includes links to requestable results from ASU and WCU in our shared catalog).  If you need more, come browse Ramsey Library’s main collections of print graphic novels in the following ranges on our Upper Level:

PN6700 – PN6790: Comic books, strips, etc.
NC1300 – NC1766: Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.


Comic Art & Graphic Novel Contest Winners!

April 16, 2018

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Comic Art & Graphic Novel Contest!

First place: KE Stultz (Junior, Art)
Second place (tie): Ginger Buxeda (Senior, Art) and Keith James (Senior, Computer Science)
Honorable mention: Keith James (Senior, Computer Science) and Jill Nelson (Senior, New Media)

Thank you so much to all the student artists who submitted wonderful creative work, as well as to our generous sponsors: the National Cartoonists SocietyThe Southeast Chapter National Cartoonists SocietyThe UNC Asheville Department of Art and Art History, and D. Hiden Ramsey Library.

Thanks finally to our jurors and organizers: Greg Cravens (National Cartoonist Society /, Jack Cassady (, Sasha Hussey (UNC Asheville Media Design Lab), James Lyle (, Cynthia Canejo (Art & Art History, UNC Asheville) and Brandy Bourne (Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville).

“Spheres of Influence” Exhibit in Blowers

March 2, 2018

Spheres of Influence by Linda Gritta

ON EXHIBIT: March 1st – March 30th, 2018 on the main floor of Ramsey Library.

RECEPTION: A reception will take place on Saturday, March 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Ramsey Library.

Spheres of Influence, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Linda Gritta, will be featured at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library Blowers Gallery March 1-30. Originally from Chicago, Gritta earned a BFA at Converse College and then continued her studies at the New York Studio School. After gaining a foundation in traditional painting and printmaking, Gritta has turned to abstraction, driven, she says, by her “fascination with the order and the apparent chaos we find in nature, physics and within ourselves.” Spheres of Influence does feature spheres along with what Gritta describes as “grandly meandering abstract paintings” – her goal in the exhibition is presenting an “honest attempt of one artist to express both the simplicity and the complexity of the world.”