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The Fearrington Folk Art Show turns 10 in 2012! Join us for a rare opportunity to purchase art directly from over 35 of the South’s finest Folk Artists. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the weekend will be chock full of amazing art, discussions on all things folk art, demos and interviews with the artists, and a special 10th anniversary birthday party Collectors' Preview Event, complete with folk art themed birthday cake created by Fearrington’s chefs for all to enjoy. The show will be held at the Barn at Fearrington on Saturday and Sunday, February 18th and 19th from 10am to 5pm with a ticketed private Collector’s Preview Event from 7pm to 9pm on Friday, February 17th.
Fearrington has garnered a reputation for bringing together a diverse group of artists who represent some of the best, most unique work to be found in the outsider art world. For the serious collector, the Preview is a great opportunity to visit with and have more in-depth conversations with the artists, to buy their work, and to learn more about this sometimes quirky but always fascinating world. For the 10th anniversary, guests at the Preview will also have the opportunity to vote on the Best New Artist, Best in Show, and Best Original Use of Materials. Winners will be announced that evening.
This annual event is a juried exhibition and sale of widely diverse artwork from Southern American artists who are deeply influenced by the spirit of what folk art, naïve art, primitivism and outsider art represent. Featured artwork includes whimsical paintings, fantastical robots, sculptures, pottery and more. All sales of artwork benefit the artists directly. Fearrington takes no commission from the artists, nor does Fearrington charge a booth fee to the artists for the show. A full list of participating artists and events during the show is available at http://www.fearrington.com/village/folkart.asp.