Flood Gallery Fine Art Center

Flood Mission

Flood Fine Art Center is a non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to advancing the careers of emerging and mid career artists, as well as educating the public and furthering the understanding of contemporary art and its importance within the community and beyond. We aim to provide a stimulating environment for artists so that they will successively enlighten, challenge, inspire, and elevate awareness for the necessity of art in contemporary culture.

Flood Fine Art Center seeks to be a vital cultural resource for Asheville through providing funding and space for innovative local and national artists as well as curators who stretch boundaries in all media. Through our extensive exhibition schedule, residency program, educational activities, presentations and publications we aim to serve a diverse audience that will in turn enhance quality of life and provide opportunities and experiences that would otherwise be unavailable.


July 7 th, 2007, Mark A. Guilbeau and Rian Kerrane


Flood Fine Arts Center is proud to announce an installation by two artists based in Denver Colorado. Mark A. Guilbeau and Rian Kerrane’s installation, titled Domestic Love Tokens will open on July 7 with a reception from 7-10pm. The show will be up until July 30th 2007.
Born in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1960 Mark Guilbeau received his BFA in 1985 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. In 1987 he received his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Currently living in Denver, Colorado, Mark is Sculpture Instructor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He recently received a Jerome Fellowship to attend the Franconia Sculpture Residency in Minnesota.
Born in Galway, Ireland in 1968, Kerrane received her BA in Fine Arts Degree from the University of Ulster at Belfast in 1991. She earned her MFA from the University of New Orleans in 1997. Kerrane is Assistant Professor and Area Head for the sculpture program at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Her work received both
Best of Show and the Peoples Choice Award in the 2nd Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition in 2002. The artists collaborate on a series of multi-media installations known as The Deluge Series. The series examines contemporary social and political issues. The couple founded SPH (Society for the Preservation of Humanity) in 1993, which
can be viewed at www.sph-artfunctions.org.
Title of Work; Domestic Love Tokens
Technique: Installation of silk-screen prints on butcher paper, fishing tackle and sound.
Date of Work: 2006
Dimensions: Each rose is 45” high”