Call for Artists from AnTHM/ Monte Vista

Posted by Black Mountain Birdie | | Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Guests Discover Artful Lodging at The Monte Vista Hotel
Art Director Seeks Local Artwork for Black Mountain’s Historic Hotel
Black Mountain, NC (July 2011) – The recently renovated Monte Vista Hotel now features work by local artists- showcasing the area’s rich culture and heritage.  Owners Sue Conlon and Barney Fitzpatrick named Cappi Macsherry, owner of AnTHM Gallery in Black Mountain, as their art director.  Macsherry has used her talents and eye for vibrant art to adorn the walls of Black Mountain’s historic hotel with works of local and regional artists.  Macsherry is currently seeking additional paintings, photography and mixed media from local and regional artists. 
“Cappi has created a fresh and innovative look for the hotel, and the walls now reflect the talent of our region,” says Conlon.  “Our goal is to maintain the flavor of the past when the hotel was at the heart of what was happening in Black Mountain, while supporting today’s local artist community and enhancing our guests’ experience.”
Macsherry says the art design will change frequently and she’ll seek new artists on an ongoing basis.  Currently featured are the works of Ellen Langford, Keith Spencer, Alicia Chatham and Susan Hanning. 
“There are so many amazing artists in our region and many are relatively unknown,” comments Cappi.  “It’s an honor to bring recognition to this creative region, and I look forward to discovering new works.”
The Monte Vista Hotel has partnered with the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League in offering “First Fridays” – monthly receptions focused around new artists’ debuts.  Each event is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and features “Artini” drink specials, appetizers and live music.  The dates for the rest of the year are August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4 and December 2.
Those who have been to AnTHM know that Macsherry has a unique gift of transforming a space.  AnTHM is a contemporary meets folk-rock art gallery with a mix of paintings, folk-art handcrafts, rough-hewn clothing and hand-crafted jewelry pieces --- all entwined together to make the gallery a showpiece of itself.
Conlon and Fitzpatrick recently renovated the Monte Vista Hotel, originally built in 1919 and a jumping off point for those wanting to explore the Swannanoa Valley.  The hotel offers comfortable modern accommodations, dining and a wide variety of thirst-quenchers --- boasting the title of Black Mountain’s only restaurant serving liquor by the glass.  Throughout its history, the hotel has had a special place in the social and civic life of Black Mountain, and Conlon and Fitzpatrick believe that incorporating local and regional artwork will keep true to the hotel’s spirit. 
Artists interested in displaying work at the Monte Vista should contact Cappi Macsherry at 828-419-0049 or  AnTHM Gallery is located at 100.5 West State Street; the Monte Vista Hotel is located at 308 W. State Street.  For more information, visit or

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Very interesting and lovely information.

Are you gonna conduct the same event this 2013? I really want to go and meet other artists. I consider myself as an artist even if I'm just only a web designer.

They better form an llc before putting up the business. This will surely invite more artist than usual.

I think I can suggest these kind of events for abbey court hotel. I like it as it empowers not only the local artist but also helps spread awareness for the place.

A gathering of great artistic minds would create something that is simply amazing. If this would happen again, I'm sure that I will be the first one to attend such event, I want to be better in my field and in order to become that, I must learn from the best.

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Couldn't help but imagine how does the place looks like. A newly-renovated hotel with a modern touch in it, also what gives more spice to the design was the art pieces they will present in the hotel the moment they've opened it to the public. I'll make sure to pay it some visit when I'm free.

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