2014 Summer Series at a Glance

• Friday, July 18, 2014 •

It feels like just yesterday that we began our third Summer Workshop Series, but here we are, five weeks later, wrapping up the final week. This year we ran 15 incredible workshops, including our first two Creative Writing workshops with writers Baron Wormser and Elaine Neil Orr. We are so pleased to have had such wonderful attendees this year that joined us not just locally and nationally, but internationally as well! This summer we were so excited to be able to give out three Art Educator Scholarships worth $1,200 to local teachers Gayle Woody, Chris Bell, and Kara Faust. Here are some highlights that you may have missed from the past five weeks:

“In just three years time, Cullowhee Mountain ARTS has become what the board and I had envisioned from the start - a place where artists - and now writers - can come and receive nourishment for their creative pursuits. Over and over students thanked me for creating a space for them to study with exquisite teachers and have their needs attended to, enabling them to concentrate solely on learning and growing. Again and again compliments were paid to the fabulous facilities at Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design, the beauty of the campus and the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. I am so very grateful to our stellar summer faculty of top notch artists and writers who gave so much to their students and for the students themselves who are now becoming part of the CMA family of friends and enthusiasts."


Help Send a Teacher to a Summer Workshop

• Saturday, May 17, 2014 •

Help a Teacher Blossom

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS hosts the annual Summer ARTS Series of workshops and programs at Western Carolina University’s Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina. Our workshops in Visual Art and Creative Writing are taught by a summer faculty of highly distinguished artists and writers from around the country. This power2give project will raise money for five Art and/or English teachers in Jackson and Macon County, to receive scholarships for professional development in their field. It is important to recognize that the State funds for professional development in these counties do not exist for teachers in the arts. We want to see our teachers’ interests BLOOM so our students will Blossom too! 

Our goal is to raise $3,000 by May 15, 2014. 

Your gift in support of this effort contributes: 

  • $2,750 towards five Summer Workshop scholarships at an average of $550 per workshop 
  • $250 towards administrative costs

Through matching available funds on power2give, your support is dramatically increased by 50%. Help us to take advantage of these matching funds while they last! 

“Thank You so much for making this a wonderful time. I really appreciate the high quality instructor and the attention to details - Thanks!” 

—Cullowhee Mountain ARTS 2013 workshop student


Further details on how to give here.