ArtScape 2020

Artscape Apply 2020
“Captured Fragrance” by Hendersonville artist John Anderson is on exhibit in the ArtScape Banner Project in downtown Hendersonville. 

Juror Chosen to Adjudicate Artwork for 2020 Artscape Banner Project in Downtown Hendersonville

(HENDERSONVILLE, NC, January 7, 2020) – California artist M.E. "Mike" Bailey has been chosen to adjudicate artists’ submissions and applications for the 2020 ArtScape Banner Project, the ArtScape Committee has announced.  Bailey has served as juror for numerous national art exhibitions around the country.  His own work has received national and international recognition via awards, magazines and books, and assorted international exhibitions.  His skill as artist and teacher has put him on the “workshop circuit” across the U.S.  A signature member of the two most prestigious national associations -- American Watercolor Society (AWS) and National Watercolor Society (NWS) -- Bailey is also a past president of NWS. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections in the U.S., Europe and Australia. 

Working in both oils and watercolors, he paints in various genres and is especially fond of plein air painting.   He designed and teaches a popular college-level course, "Painting Beyond the Obvious."  Many students find his program so rich that they have taken this course several times.  His paintings, insightful articles and blogs, and more information are available at

Artists and sponsors have a deadline of January 17

The deadline for all applications – artists and sponsors – is January 17, 2020.   

A total of 40 artists will be chosen for the 2020 juried show, including several young artists.  Artists must live in Henderson County. The young artists will be chosen in the age categories of 6 to 11 years and 12 to 17 years old.  Young artists may apply at no charge, due to business and community support.  All other applicants must be 18 or older. Details are available at  The artists and works chosen for the 2020 ArtScape outdoor art gallery in downtown Hendersonville will be installed in April 2020.

“Mr. Bailey will look to include a variety of works from 2D and 3D media, fine art, and craft for the 2020 ArtScape exhibit,” said Diane Dean, ArtScape committee chair.   “This varied representation of subjects and styles can be quite a challenge.   Our goal is to make this exhibit both visually exciting and representative of our diverse and talented art community.”

For more information, artist and sponsor fees, and ArtScape Banner Project requirements, visit  Sponsors, which can be individuals, businesses, or organizations, will have their names shown on the banners.. 

ArtScape Hendersonville is a community-building project adding interest and color to the downtown area, showcasing locally created art and helping make the city an exciting and unique art destination. The annually changing selection of banners on Main Street, Seventh Avenue, and the downtown side streets creates a unique twist on an outdoor gallery experience.

For more information, contact Diane Dean at or phone her at 843-247-1368. Visit or  for information about the ArtScape Banner 

Posted by Allison N Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:26:00 PM