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.


March 16, 2007, Nava Lubelski, Kyoko Masutani, Andrew Prieto


Nava Lubelski is a native of New York City, now living in Asheville, NC.  Nava’s work has been seen in New York at the Queens Museum of Art’s “The Gift” in 2005, and “Queens International” in 2004.  She had her first solo show, “Mixed Messes”, at Boston’s OHT Gallery in 2005.  Nava received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2005 and has held residencies at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation and the CUE Art Foundation. This fall she will be Artist-in-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. Nava has a degree in Russian Literature and History from Wesleyan University. This is her first exhibition in Asheville.

Kyoko Masutani, born in Japan now lives and works in Asheville as a studio artist.  Her primary works are large-scale installations made from used teabags collected from her larger community.  Her installations consist of hand-stitched teabags and at times, multiple series of detailed pen and ink drawings.  Kyoko sees her process as an intimate documentation of life.  Contact, or arrange tea bag donations at [email protected] .