September 2016

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                                                                                                SEPT  2016 


Upcoming events

at Azule:

Sunday Oct 23th 6pm

Next Community Potluck
Join us for an evening of good food and folks at Azule. Bring a dish and your friends and enjoy the company of our community and visiting artists!


Fall Back in Time: 

Annual Azule Celebration November 13th (time TBA)

Come celebrate with us at our annual party. Bring some food to share and a story, performance or song for the open mic. Welcome in the changing of the seasons with the whole Azule community!



Meet our Residents:

Mallory Burrell

“Within my work, I am currently exploring the relationships that are shared between animals and their natural environments. There is a surreal and playful quality to the drawings, all of which display my obsession with insects and plants. I am inspired by botanical and animal illustrations, as well as by the wildlife and nature in my own environment. I like to imagine I am capturing a snapshot of my subject, and within that moment it's magic.”

CAMP comes to Azule

“Azule completely blew me away. A composer friend suggested Azule as a home for my traveling arts residency program, CAMP: Collaborative Arts Mobility Project. CAMP is an experimental summer arts residency program for 20 working artists across disciplines. We travel to a new, epic, remote location each summer for a week and CAMP artists come from all over the country. When each arrived up the steep driveway to Azule, they were absolutely stunned. The natural landscape is gorgeous, and Azule really feels removed from everyday life. The house is incredible- it is a work of art- and the grounds wild and inspiring, but what struck us most upon our arrival into that space is the creative brilliance, the love and attention to detail, and the shear mind power that was Camille's creation of the house. It felt like a radical space. We were all in awe. 

“Although the format of CAMP is that of traveling residency, each person at CAMP expressed a desire to return to Azule. Wulee are so grateful for our transformative week there, and we owe Azule so much for helping CAMP, now entering its third season, grow and develop as a young arts initiative.” –Lisa Fahan, CAMP coordinator

Andrea Morganstern

Andrea and her husband joined us from south Florida for a week long residency at Azule. She studied at the School of Visual Arts and the New York Academy of Art and has exhibited her work widely throughout the United States.  Exhibitions include solo shows at the Kimberly Venardos Gallery in New York and Westport Arts Center in Westport, Connecticut as well as group exhibitions at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, New York, the Parish Art Museum in Southampton, New York and the George Segal Gallery, at Montclair University in New Jersey.  Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Sun, The Houston Chronicle and New American Paintings and is included in many collections, both public and private. Andrea did a showing of her art at our September potluck.

Continental Breakfast

Bandmates Jeremy, Logan, and Ryan traveled from Denver, CO this fall to work on their newest album. Their band, Continental Breakfast, spent two weeks writing, practicing, and recording their new material in the music room at Azule. You can give them a listen at



AZULE Portrait Project

All these years you have been part of the ongoing 
AZULE Portrait Project


Hundreds of these portraits are now on canvas and ready for you to sign.

is for us a way to parallel the continuity that Camille has shown in her building Azule - the place. Representing you, participants to the Fall event, and asking you to sign and add a memory or thought to your picture is deepening your and our relationship to Azule in Bluff, Hot Springs, Madison County, North Carolina..




AZULE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Your donations are tax-deductible from your income.

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Thank you so much for helping AZULE board members and volunteers to move AZULE on its necessary journey. Come, visit and participate. Invite your friends!


Randy Bell, Erin Brooker, Henriette Browers, Nancy Darrell, Kathy DeNobriga, Rebecca DesMarais, Mark and Joyce Ertel Hulbert, Nancy Fink, Harold Finley, Tom Fowler, Omari Fox, Rebecca Gahagan, Gwylene Gallimard, Mary Louise Graff, Katherine Hastie, Lorrie Jayne, Carolyn Lewellen, Val Lyle, John Malpede, Jean Marie Mauclet, Polly Medlicott, Andy Miller, Lisa Mount, Kim Rollin, Olivier Rollin, Camille Shafer, Sue Schroeder, Deborah Scott, Carolyn Stewart, Michelle Suttle, Arlette Vacccarino, Lynda Wheelock, Sherrie Wilson,  Gary and Lavonne Roy, Chuck and Margo Secord, Joel Welsh, Bluff Mountain Nursery, Natalie Marsh, Sherry Wilson.

THANK YOU also to all Board Members who give countless hours of 'in-kind" work.
And THANK YOU to all who organize, promote or come to our programs.

For a visit of AZULE:
call  Camille  828-622-3533 

For information on AZULE's programs, to make a proposal, to apply for a residency or retreat, to book AZULE or to register for any of our offerings, visit AZULE website and e-mail us at 

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AZULE may bring you the opportunity to meet great artists, attend a SkillsShare or learn about a traditional Appalachian Skill, experience a rejuvenating space for residencies, retreats, staff or wellness meetings. Come and visit, give us a call.
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Supporting AZULE
can happen in many ways!  

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