Coloring Our World

The 2017 season is rapidly approaching, and the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers is gearing up for another banner year.  

Again this year the Art League will sponsor five presentations by talented local and regional artists.  These presentations are normally at 5:00 P.M. the last Monday of each month, April through September in The Bascom Atrium, preceded by a wine social at 4:30 P.M.  Please note a couple of date changes this year − April 24, May 22 (changed due to Memorial Day), June 19 (changed due to a venue conflict), July 21, August 28 and September 25.

Two new members will be joining the Art League Board this year − Sallie Taylor and Linda Sloop.  Sallie is well-known to the local art community, having served in various management roles at The Bascom.  She has had a long and successful career in art education, and is now a full-time artist.  Linda, a Cleveland Heights, Ohio, native now lives in Sky Valley, Georgia.  She has worked for several large corporations and has served on various boards.  

These two join President Patty Calderone, Vice President Jim Kinard, Secretary Terry Barnes, Treasurer Zach Claxton, Membership Chair Hollie Steil, and Board Members at Large Ken Bowser, Caroline Cook, Betti Hankey, Carol Rollick, and Rosemary Stiefel.

In 2017 the League will again sponsor two fine art shows −  Summer Colors in Sapphire Valley on July 22-23 and Fall Colors in Highlands on October 21-22.  These shows feature some of the region’s most accomplished artists working in all mediums and afford the public an opportunity to meet the artists and, if interested, purchase artwork.

We invite anyone interested in the activities of the Art League to consider joining.  The group is comprised of people from around the region who are interested in art, whether or not they are artists.  To obtain an application, contact Membership Chairperson Hollie Steil at  To keep up with current events, visit