Flood Gallery Fine Art Center

Flood Mission

    The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center educates, challenges and inspires the community through contemporary art. The Flood Gallery is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the Southern US area, and particularly for the residents of Western North Carolina, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community. The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public events, and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, dance, film, and design. The Flood Gallery presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary life of its constituents while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility. .

Flood Gallery Fine Art Center programming is made possible through the generous support of the Dan Lucas Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.






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John Brumann Mixed Media Drawings: opening Jan. 4 2020, 6pm to 9pm at the Flood Gallery
John Baumann to Exhibit Pastels on Paper at the Flood Fine Arts Center 
January 4th 2020: 
Ancient Stones Speaking; Petroglyphs and Storytelling 

The Flood Fine Art Center is pleased to announce the exhibition of Pastels on Paper by John Bauman of Black Mountain, NC at the gallery location at 850 Blue Ridge Rd in Black Mountain on Saturday January 4th from 6pm to 9pm.
John Baumann, will display his natural and native American spiritual artwork, petroglyphs, walking sticks, dream catchers, and nature art.  This is a mixed media exhibition with primarily pastels on paper.     The art showing title is Ancient Stones Speaking; Petroglyphs and Storytelling done in the ancestors way. 
John was a professional rock climber for most of my adult life and has lived in  the Black Mountain area for the past 9 years. Baumann traveled and climbed in over 37 states and on 3 continents, and has seen his fair share of ancient rock art. As an artist and creator for the past 25 years, Baumann draws on those encounters to create artwork from Chalk and Paper. 
After moving to the Black Mountain area from the triad in 2011, Baumann has been blessed by this areas creative culture and energy. The result is evident in the pieces that make up this  exhibit. Ancient styles from the Inuit, Pacific NW, the desert South West, and the Eastern North American tribal styles will be represented in the show. There will also be a storytelling demonstration on opening night complete with drum and music augmentation.
The exhibition at the Flood Gallery Art Center is free and open to the public. The gallery will be transformed Into a cave setting with music, food and entertainment.

Mail Art Exhibition: Continues through January 2020

New Writer/Artist Residency Available
6 week residency in Swannanoa, NC!
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26th Annual Twin Rivers Film Festival
Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
850 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28771

The Fine Art Center also includes the
Courtyard Gallery and the Black Mountain Press
Open Mic hosted by Mark is every Thursday From 6pm to 8pm
sign up is at 6pm, 850 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain, NC

World Cinema Films are Screened every Friday at 8pm, at 850 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain, NC NOTE: no films July 5th and 12th.

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Hamid Dabashi, Ph.D. talks about our traveling exhibition at
at the Flood Fine Arts Center and the
accompanying catalog. Iranian Poster Catalog and Descriptions.

In Search of Lost Causes by Hamid Dabashi from red 14 films on Vimeo.