Calling All Artists

​The Folk School community has always come together to support one another during challenging times. Inspired by the efforts of essential frontline workers, we have created Hearts at Work, a new Folk School project to acknowledge and show our gratitude for front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

We’re seeking submissions and asking Folk School makers to create and donate heart-themed projects to be presented to essential employees in Clay and Cherokee counties. We’ve estimated nearly 2,800 essential workers from postal clerks to health care workers and grocery store employees. We’re hoping to receive many hearts to meet our goal.

Submission Guidelines

  • All art should be in the shape of a heart or include a heart motif
  • Hearts can made from any non-perishable material
  • Hearts should not exceed 6 inches in the largest dimension
  • “Hearts” can be included in a poem or story
  • The deadline has been extended to June 19.
  • Makers ship or drop off hearts at Folk School at the expense of makers

Shipping Info

Please ship items to:

John C. Campbell Folk School
Attn: Hearts at Work
One Folk School Rd.
Brasstown, NC 28902

Please include your name and contact info. We’d love to credit you if we use an image for social media or promotion.

Drop Off Info

If you would like to drop off your items, please call ahead at 1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724), or email us at to arrange the details.

Project Examples

Knitted hearts from Charles Gandy

Painted heart by June Rollins

Pendants and key chains from Paul Garrett

Woven mug rugs from Pam Howard

Carved hearts by Helen Gibson & Carolyn Anderson
John C. Campbell Folk School
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The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.