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This annual event is designed to celebrate and remember Corey Anne Considine’s life, by examining and celebrating women and their influence in the arts, while supporting and nurturing young female artists.


The Celebration consists of three events: an Opening Reception, a Symposium, and an Expressive Arts workshop in conjunction with a month long exhibit including the work of local and regional female artists.

Opening Reception
& West Jefferson Gallery Crawl

Friday, August 12, 2022
5 pm – 7 pm








Expressive Arts Workshop

Friday, August 19, 2022

5:30pm – 8:30pm, $30




Saturday, August 20, 2022

10am – 12pm



Corey Anne Considine passed away in a vehicle accident in Calistoga, CA on June 6, 2013. A native of Ashe County, she would have celebrated her 30th birthday that August. From her youngest days, she was a passionate advocate for women and girls. Corey had a passion for drawing, painting, dance and design. She was involved in the healing arts and was a great nurturer. She was in the process of launching a new line of herbal face creams under the brand of Napa Valley Beauty.


Donations to the Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts can be made at any time.  Make checks payable to the “Corey Anne Fund” and mail them to:

Florence Thomas Art School
PO Box 865
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Donations to the Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts will fund the future celebrations.  Funds are primarily applied to: Emerging Artist Scholarship for Exhibition, Speaker Fees, Exhibition Expenses