2022 A Few of Our Favorite Things

2022 A Few of Our Favorite Things

Welcome to “A Few of Our Favorite Things”!

The show is now OPEN and sales have begun! We are happy to serve as your in-house eyes and can arrange for pickup or shipping…whatever you desire! 828-281-2134

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, y’all! The American Folk Art elves have been hard at work for many moons gathering spirited artwork to honor this season of light. Whether you are choosing a gift or choosing to gift yourself, there is something for everyone in “A Few of Our Favorite Things”.

Ready to make your season bright, we have included new artwork from 13 of our artists! Wood carvings from renowned Kentucky carvers Lonnie & Twyla Money; new framed woodblock prints from Kent Ambler; hand-carved songbirds from Ivy Billiot; new paintings from Cornbread, Ellie Ali, Danette Sperry & Michael Banks; striking carved wood reliefs from Doug Frati, pottery from Carl Block, Wayne Hewell, & Ben J. North, and sculptural assemblages from the one and only Buddy Snipe! Liz Sullivan, whose artwork will be featured on the US Capitol Christmas Tree this year, will share a selection of seasonal vignette paintings, small enough to be affixed to a garland or bough.

Looking to gift a unique tree ornament this year? We’ve got you covered! Just scroll to the bottom of the show to see them all!

Hand-carved and painted ‘critter’ ornaments from Lonnie & Twyla Money will be back in the gallery, a continuation of one of the American Folk’s longest holiday traditions! Carl Block and Wayne Hewell have been busy creating ‘dinky’ face jugs, just the right size to grace a branch. And, as a new addition this year, our very own North Carolina potter Ben J. North has created a selection of wood-fired ornaments patterned with intricately carved lines and decorations… a gorgeous addition to any tree and lovely enough to remain in your home all year round.

To say the least, we’ll be celebrating the spirit of the season in our traditionally unconventional way!

A Friday evening reception will be held on December 2nd from 5- 8PM. Join us in whatever way you can, as we celebrate the holiday season and prepare to welcome the new year with joy in our hearts!

“A Few of Our Favorite Things” is open in the gallery: 64 Biltmore Avenue, in downtown Asheville, and will continue through December 30. American Folk will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. All other days throughout the season, we are here 7 days a week, from 11am-5pm. 

Can’t decide? We offer Gift Certificates in any denomination, just ask.

Selected Works

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Lonnie & Twyla Money, 10 Bird Tree

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Rhododendron Branch, Wood Base
size: 39" Tall
$ 600.- (LM266 - Item not available for shipping)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, 3 Birds on Driftwood

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, on Natural Driftwood
size: 15" Long
$ 250.- (LM265)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, 3 Red-winged Blackbirds on Driftwood

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, on Natural Driftwood
size: 25 1/2" Tall
$ 250.- (LM264)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Friendly Yellow Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Tongue
size: 39" Long
$ 235.- (LM263)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, 10 Bird Branch, SOLD

size: 43" Wide X 27 1/2" Tall X 7 1/4" Deep
$ 600.- SOLD (LM267)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Happy Garden Snake, SOLD

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 34 1/4" Long
$ 235.- SOLD (LM263)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Green Gar

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Fins
size: 24" Long
$ 235.- (LM260)

Jack Klippel, Great Horned Owl

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wooden Base
size: 15 1/8" Tall
$ 225.- (JK135)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Blue River Fish, SOLD

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Fins
size: 22" Long
$ 235.- SOLD (LM261)

Ivy Billiot, Goldfinch

Hand Carved Cedar, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet
size: 7 1/2" Beak to Tail
$ 129.- (IB399)

Ivy Billiot, Yellow-Bellied Chat

Hand Carved Cedar, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet
size: 8 1/2" Beak to Tail
$ 140.- (IB398)

Ivy Billiot, Flicker

Hand Carved Cedar, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet
size: 10 1/2" Beak to Tail
$ 185.- (IB397)

Buddy Snipe, The Flap Jack Ladies

Salvaged Roofing Tin, Twigs & Enamel Paint
size: 9 1/4 X 18 3/8"
$ 325.- (BUD437)

Buddy Snipe, Turnip Green Dog, SOLD

Salvaged Roofing Tin, Twigs & Enamel Paint, on a wood base
size: 15 1/4 X 8 1/2"
$ 275.- SOLD (BUD436)

Buddy Snipe, Mr. Pecan & Watermelon

Salvaged Roofing Tin, Twigs & Enamel Paint
size: 8 1/4 X 18"
$ 275.- (BUD438)

Carl Block, Dinky Face Jugs

Electric-fired Earthenware.
size: 1 3/4" approx. Height
$ 45.- Each (CB222)

Carl Block, All Seeing

Electric-fired Earthenware.
size: 14 1/2" Across
$ 525.- (CB263)

Wayne Hewell, Little Mini Face Jugs

Georgia clay, electric-fired stoneware. Functional.
size: 2 1/4" approx. Height
$ 40.- Each (WH138)

Carl Block, Devil's in the Details

Electric-fired Earthenware.
size: 10 3/4" Tall
$ 300.- (CB266)

Carl Block, Love & Lust

Electric-fired Earthenware.
size: 10 1/4" Tall
$ 300.- (CB267)

Carl Block, Love & Money

Electric-fired Earthenware.
size: 10 5/8" Tall
$ 300.- (CB265)

Carl Block, Mini Face Jugs as Ornaments!

Electric-fired Earthenware.
size: 1 3/4" approx. Height
$ 45.- Each (CB222)

Carl Block, Eyes to the Front

Electric-fired Earthenware.
size: 13 1/2" Across
$ 525.- (CB264)

Wayne Hewell, Mini Face Jugs as Ornaments!

Georgia clay, electric-fired stoneware.
size: 2 1/2" approx. Height
$ 40.- Each (WH138)

Danette Sperry, Tree of Love

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 20" - Framed Size
$ 1,450.- (DSP118)

Danette Sperry, Guinea Chatter

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 28 X 20" - Framed Size
$ 1,850.- (DSP121)

Danette Sperry, Cherry Birds Delight

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 20" - Framed Size
$ 1,450.- (DSP117)

Danette Sperry, Joyful Dance

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 20" - Framed Size
$ 1,450.- (DSP116)

Danette Sperry, Sunshine Tree

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 32 X 24" - Framed Size
$ 2,850.- (DSP120)

Danette Sperry, Simple Pleasures

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 20" - Framed Size
$ 1,450.- (DSP115)

Danette Sperry, Taste of Happiness, SOLD

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 20" - Framed Size
$ 1,450.- SOLD (DSP119)

Kent Ambler, A Snowy Day, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 7/8 X 21 1/2" - Framed Size
$ 475.- (KA3561)

Kent Ambler, First Bloom, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 33 X 33 1/2" - Framed Size
$ 1,250.- (KA3534)

Kent Ambler, Low Moon, 1/30, SOLD

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 1/2 X 20 7/8" - Framed Size
$ 425.- SOLD (KA3547)

Kent Ambler, Silent Owl, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 1/2 X 20 7/8" - Framed Size
$ 425.- (KA3543)

Kent Ambler, Pale Horse, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 1/2 X 20 7/8" - Framed Size
$ 425.- (KA3545 )

Doug Frati, Fishing Trip

Carved and Oil Stained Wood
size: 18 1/2 X 20 3/8"
$ 850.- (DF84)

Doug Frati, Blackbird Trio, SOLD

Carved and Oil Stained Wood
size: 35 5/8 X 8 7/8"
$ 700.- SOLD (DF83)

Doug Frati, Night Watchman

Carved and Oil Stained Wood
size: 16 1/2 X 16 1/2"
$ 800.- (DF87)

Doug Frati, Together in the Nest, SOLD

Carved and Oil Stained Wood
size: 15 1/8 X 15 1/8"
$ 675.- SOLD (DF82)

Ellie Ali, Companions

Acrylic, graphite & watercolor on paper
size: 22 X 15 3/4" - Framed Size
$ 1,225.- (EA148)

Ellie Ali, Eternal Flame

Acrylic, graphite & watercolor on paper
size: 15 7/8 X 20" - Framed Size
$ 1,175.- (EA147)

Michael Banks, Coming Out of the Fog

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 13 1/8 X 25" - Framed Size
$ 450.- (MB709)

Michael Banks, Rite of Passage

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 13 X 25" - Framed Size
$ 450.- (MB710)

Michael Banks, A Journey Begins

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 13 X 25" - Framed Size
$ 450.- (MB708)

Cornbread, Bluebird in a Dogwood, SOLD

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 8 1/8 X 12"
$ 225.- SOLD (ABR1843)

Cornbread, Raccoon Eating Persimmons, SOLD

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 27 3/8 X 27 1/2" - Framed Size
$ 725.- SOLD (ABR1842)

Cornbread, Circus Chicks, SOLD

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 7 7/8 X 23 7/8"
$ 350.- SOLD (ABR1845)

Cornbread, Turkeys in Piney Woods, SOLD

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 26 X 10"
$ 500.- SOLD (ABR1846)

Liz Sullivan, A Midnight Clear

Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink & Crayon on Masonite, w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 16 1/8 X 20 3/4"
$ 650.- (LIZ1203)

Cornbread, Hummingbird & Morning Glory, SOLD

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 12 X 8"
$ 225.- SOLD (ABR1844)

Liz Sullivan, Saint Nick (L), Papa Bear (R)

Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink & Crayon on Wood Block
size: 3 3/8 X 3 7/8"
$ 85.- Each (LIZ1249, LIZ1256)

Liz Sullivan, Blackbird with Ornament (SOLD), Autumn Chickadee (R)

Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink & Crayon on Wood Block
size: 3 3/8 X 3 7/8"
$ 85.- Each (Right is Available) (LIZ1255, LIZ1254)

Liz Sullivan, Angel with Halo (SOLD), Proud Cardinal (R)

Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink & Crayon on Wood Block
size: 3 7/8 X 3 3/8"
$ 85.- Each (Right is Available) (LIZ1251, LIZ1248)

Liz Sullivan, 3 Wise Men (L), Bear Cub (SOLD)

Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink & Crayon on Wood Block
size: 3 3/8 X 3 7/8"
$ 85.- Each (Left is Available) (LIZ1250, LIZ1246)

Liz Sullivan, Redheaded Angel

Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink & Crayon on Wood Block
size: 3 7/8 X 3 3/8"
$ 85.- (LIZ1257)

Liz Sullivan, Dapper Snowman (SOLD), Santa with Teddy (SOLD)

Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink & Crayon on Wood Block
size: 3 3/8 X 3 7/8"
$ 85.- Each SOLD OUT

Ben J. North, Seed Pod (L) & Dutch Tulip (R) Ornaments

North Carolina hand-dug wild clay, wood-fired stoneware.
size: 4 1/4" approx. Height
$ 65.- Each (BJN68, BJN60)

Liz Sullivan, Frosty (SOLD), Snowy Chickadee (SOLD)

Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Ink & Crayon on Wood Block
size: 3 3/8 X 3 7/8"
$ 85.- Each SOLD OUT

Ben J. North, Budding (L) & 3 Windows (R) Ornaments

North Carolina hand-dug wild clay, wood-fired stoneware.
size: 4 1/2" approx. Height
$ 65.- Each (BJN69, BJN65)

Ben J. North, Fronds (SOLD) & Dappled (R) Ornaments

North Carolina hand-dug wild clay, wood-fired stoneware.
size: 4" approx. Height
$ 65.- Each (Right is Available) (BJN64, BJN71)

Ben J. North, Concentric Circles (L) & Herringbone (SOLD) Ornaments

North Carolina hand-dug wild clay, wood-fired stoneware.
size: 4" approx. Height
$ 65.- Each (Left is Available) (BJN63, BJN62)

Ben J. North, Tree Bark (L) & Snake (SOLD) Ornaments

North Carolina hand-dug wild clay, wood-fired stoneware.
size: 4 1/2" approx. Height
$ 65.- Each (Left is Available) (BJN70, BJN59)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Side Glancing Chunky Chickens

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 6 1/4" approx. Height
$ 50.- Each (LM115)

Ben J. North, Melon (SOLD) & Wood Grain (SOLD) Ornaments

North Carolina hand-dug wild clay, wood-fired stoneware.
size: 4" approx. Height
$ 65.- Each SOLD OUT

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Profile Chunky Chickens

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 6 3/4" approx. Height
$ 50.- Each (LM115)

Lonnie &Twyla Money, Owl Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 5" approx. Height
$ 40.- Each (Right and Left are Available) (LM100)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Reindeer Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Twig Antlers
size: 8" approx. Height
$ 40.- Each (Center is Available) (LM100)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Cat Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 5" approx. Length
$ 40.- Each (Center is Available) (LM100)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Bird Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Twig Base
size: 5" approx. Length
$ 40.- Each (LM100)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Fish Ornaments, SOLD OUT

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 5 1/4" approx. Length
$ 40.- Each SOLD OUT

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Dog Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 4 1/2" approx. Length
$ 40.- Each (LM100)