We participated in the 3rd annual Whimsical Art Sale preluding the SongSmith Gathering at the Porter Center on the Brevard College Campus Saturday.  This was a small show only lasting part of the day.  I think there was a total of 12 vendors, 2 food vendors and 10 art booths.  For there to be so few vendors there was quite a variety of art among us.  Live music was provided by The MoonShine Babies during the sale.  News 13 even stopped by and got some footage of the event.  And we were excited to find out a couple of our pieces made it on the news!  There weren't many patrons for the Art Sale, but we did manage to sale a couple of items.  I think the event was lacking in advertisement and signage, but I think there is lots of potential for an amazing event in the future.  The Whimsical Art Sale was added to help create a buzz in the community for the SongSmith Concert.  The concert was actually a benefit for SAFE, Inc; a non-profit for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  And what an awesome concert it turned out to be!  Nikki Talley, Julie Lee, Beth Wood & Shannon Whitworth all preformed.  If you missed it in 2010, you will definately want to check it out next year...
Also, I want to give a special thanks to Becky & John for coming all they way from Black Mountain to see us and for keeping us hydrated in the heat!  Thanks guys!
Iron Expressions is now a member of the Brevard / Transylvania Chamber of Commerce!  www.brevardncchamber.org
If you have never been to Poppies in Brevard then you are missing out...It is such a cool store!
We were chosen to be featured on the Transylvania County School's website and they are going to run an article about us in the Transylvania Times soon!  Below is an exerpt from the website:

CTE Alumni Spotlight

Aubrey and Shasta Deaver
Owners of Iron Expressions
Welding, Metal Art, and More in Little River, N.C.
Visit their website at 



The welding experience Aubrey received in high school built the foundation on which they were able to create our own business.  Leroy Richter, his welding instructor, immediately noticed something special in Aubrey and began encouraging and fostering his growth.  Richter continued to teach Aubrey even after high school as they became partners in a welding business of their own.  As Aubrey's skills grew, so did his creativity.  In early 2007 Aubrey and Shasta decided to branch out and start their own business together: Iron Expressions.  They expanded their new business beyond just welding and hand rails to include metal art and custom iron work.  This allowed Aubrey to explore his passion for making unique products and nurtured his creativity.  Shasta's background in business and design is put to good use as the website designer and office manager.  She also contributes her own artistic abilities to the work helping with design, coming up with new ideas, painting, and using her love of photography to capture and display their work.  They have an online photo gallery where you can browse through photos of their work.  The website also has a blog and a show schedule so you can stay up to date on their upcoming shows.

Take a look at the Transylvania County School website at www.tcsnc.org
Aubrey and I are leaving tomorrow to attend the 41st Annual 'Yellow Daisy Festival' in Georgia.  Until recently we had never even heard of this festival, but come to find out it has been voted the Nation's #1 Arts & Crafts Show SIX YEARS IN A ROW (Sunshine Artist Magazine).  The festival is held in Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta.  They host more than 500 artists & crafters and average 200,000 visitors over the 4 day period of the festival!  The show runs from Thursday September 10 - Sunday September 13.  We are looking forward to checking it out this year with hopes of applying to become a vendor next year.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Now for the really exciting news...  Aubrey and I got invited to be an exibitor at the 22nd Annual 'Hard Candy Christmas' show!  This famous show features 100 of Western North Carolina's finest artisans.   Each exhibitor is carefully screened to be the best in their field.  We are honored to have been asked to be a part of this event.
The show is held at the Ramsey Center on the Western Carolina University Campus in Cullowhee, NC the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving each year.  It has become 'A Mountain Tradition' and the largest Christmas arts and crafts show in the western part of the state.  To find out more click on the link to the website below:

Mark your calendars now to come see us at the 'Hard Candy Christmas' show November 27 & 28 from 10-5 each day.  Admission is only $3 for adults; children under 12 FREE.  Sample delicious apples from Barber's Orchard, have a piece of peppermint candy from Grand Ma's antique candy jar, and find one of a kind gifts and Christmas ornaments.  We look forward to seeing you there!

So as luck would have it... we ended up getting to put some of our work in the 'Art Unleashed' Art About Animals exhibit at the TC Arts Council after all!  The exhibit is open Monday - Friday from 10 to 4 and runs thru June 5.  We are planning to attend the Artists' Reception on Friday, May 22 from 6 - 9 pm at the TC Arts building in Brevard.  That Friday is also Brevard's 4th Friday Gallery Walk so there will be a lot of interesting stuff going on.  Come see us and our work in person if you can!

TC Arts Council
349 S Caldwell St
Brevard, NC 28712


Well, our first Art Show has come and gone... Overall a good experience for us.  We were a little disappointed that none of the art we had on display sold during the show, but it definately created a lot of interest in our work.  We were also upset that we couldn't attend the 'meet and greet' reception since that was the weekend we were in Las Vegas.  We were looking forward to hearing what people had to say about our work and maybe getting some suggestions for new pieces.  The turn out for the reception this year was very good, 80 people attended.  And we felt a little better about not selling anything after finding out that only 2 pieces sold the entire month, which is very unusual but given the state of the economy not surprising.
We had a lot of fun getting ready for the show and having our work on display.  And now we are looking forward to the next show in May which is all about ANIMALS!  My favorite subject!  We already have tons of new ideas for the animal show... but you'll just have to wait to see. :)

We also just became an Artist Member of the Transylvania Community Arts Council.  Check out their website for a list up upcoming events and shows in Transylvania County.





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We are now a member of the Arts Of Brevard!
You can find us under Art Businesses.
Here is a link to their website.


Arts of Brevard