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Copper Sculpture by Keith Cote

In Today's Local Talent, Uncategorized on October 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Copper Eagle

Blue Rage is proud to introduce Keith Cote and his Copper Creations

His copper sculptures are breathtaking, his craftsmanship precise, and his passion evident in speaking with him about his work. Keith puts his heart and soul in each of his creations. He thrives on feedback, and relishes every reaction to his work. When people are touched by his work, he is touched.

The Copper Eagle (shown at the top) is one of his proudest creations. His precise skill and attention to detail is evident in this grand piece.

Copper Wind Chime

Candelabra Moon

Keith has been working with copper for the past two decades, originally working with wire fashioning trees onto rocks. He soon started working with the larger materials that he is more recognized for now.

Keith is always challenging himself as in this Copper Wind Chime. It hit the notes he was searching for to create a musical masterpiece.

Keith is a native of New England, and now resides in Barnardsville. He was becoming established throughout numerous galleries in New England as a featured artist.

Sunshine Wall Hanging

His profession introduced him to his love of copper, where he learned it’s limitations, and possibilities. You can see the care he takes with each weld, and the limits he has pushed with his designs.

Quarter Moon Wall Hanging

Dancing Divas

He had also been a member of the Kittery Art Association before relocating to the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina with his wife and son.

Commissioned pieces are a favorite of Keith’s. He loves nothing more than when a client gives him a seed of an idea. With this he runs with the idea until it turns into a creation that speaks to him, and the client.

His whimsical side come out with some in some of his smaller pieces, making it easy for everyone to enjoy a piece of his copper creations. In each piece, Keith shows us his skill, love, and playfulness with copper.

If you are interested in a custom copper sculpture from Keith, please contact Blue Rage of Asheville with your idea’s and specifications at blue.rage at

Small Shooting Star

Shooting Star


Call For Artist Entries – Themed Exhibition – Colors In Time

In Shows, Store Updates, Today's Local Talent on September 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Artist Call for Entries

Themed Exhibition: Colors in Time


October 25 – November 11, 2012

Location: Blue Rage of Asheville

No Entry Fee

Blue Rage of Asheville is now accepting submissions for its Chamber of Commerce Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and corresponding themed exhibition.

This call is open to all active artists to showcase your interpretation of Colors in Time.

Theme is open to interpretation to all mediums excluding installation and performance pieces.

A selection of works that best represent theme and cohesiveness will be chosen by the curator based on quality, relevance, and availability of space. Works must be original works created within the last year, and not have been previously exhibited. All works must be priced and made available for sale. All wall based work must be ready to hang and not exceed 4 ft x 4 ft and weight shall not exceed structural limitations. All sculptural pieces must fit through a standard 36 inch door, or be assembled within, but not exceed 6 ft. tall without written approval.

Submission must be hand delivered between the hours of 12pm and 4pm either Thursday October 18th or Friday October 19th at location below. Artists will be notified of works chosen for inclusion on Saturday October 20th. Works not selected for exhibition must be collected Sunday October 21st between 12pm and 4pm, or no later than Monday October 22nd between 12pm and 4pm.

Contact or stop in for further details and submission forms.

Blue Rage of Asheville

8 College Street

Asheville, NC28801


Exhibition Space Scheduled Availability

The dedicated exhibition space is currently available for custom representation and solo exhibitions.  These prime holiday dates are reserved for serious artists and available for immediate scheduling:

November 15th – December 6th

December 13th – January 3rd

Contact Blue Rage of Asheville to reserve either of these dates to plan your exhibition. Custom packages are available to suit the needs of any artist. 2013 scheduling is available upon request.

Jammin’ at Blue Rage of Asheville

In Store Updates, Today's Local Talent on July 30, 2012 at 1:24 am

A perfect way to end Bele Chere was the honor of having SolStar Music perform right in front of Blue Rage of Asheville.

Another thing to love about Asheville is the talent that is willing to entertain the passing crowds.

That this band has their own epic dancer makes their show even better.

It is so good to be around musicians with such talent and unparalleled professionalism.

I hope they pass by Blue Rage again.

Please enjoy their video of MillionAir – now a favorite of mine.

MillionAir – SolStar Music