The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces a new gallery exhibit, A Box of Contents, photographs of Staunton by Peter Aaslestad. The exhibit opens with a reception Friday, May 31, 5-7pm in the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton across from the public parking garage. The exhibit will run through July 21, 2013. Regular gallery hours are 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday. There is no admission charge to attend the reception or to visit the gallery. [Read more...]
Details coming soon!
The Staunton Augusta Art Center invites its members and the general public to the reception to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition Evolving Vessels: Throwing from the Inside Out, ceramic works by Wendy Werstlein.
The reception Friday evening, April 12, 5-7pm, in the Staunton Augusta Art Center galleries (in the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art at 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton) offers the opportunity to meet and visit with the artist. Wendy was the Best in Show Winner at Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill last year. A former biology teacher formerly from Asheville and currently living in Floyd, Virginia, Wendy is now a full-time studio artist. [Read more...]
Congratulations to the Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill, 2013 winners:
Ruth Owen Best in Show Award, 2-D Category
$1,000 cash prize
Marsha Heatwole, paintings
Ruth Owen Best in Show Award, 3-D Category
$1,000 cash prize
Cindy Miller, jewelry design (silver, bronze, gems, bone)
Robin Poteet, watercolor
Ida Trusch, sculpture (wood, antler, paint)
The Staunton Augusta Art Center invites the public to the Opening Reception of the Annual Juried Youth Art Show, representing the best works of aspiring artists in grades K-12 in public, private and independent schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. The Opening of the month-long exhibit will be on Sunday, March 3 from 1-3pm in the art galleries of the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street, across from the public parking garage in historic downtown Staunton. There is no charge for admission and everyone is welcome. The exhibit will be up through March 31. [Read more...]
Week-long art classes for ages 4-12, June 24-28, July 15-19, August 5-9, 10am-Noon at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street. Taught by professional artists/art educators.
Classes fill early so register soon by calling 540-885-2028. The absolute deadline is one week prior to the start of each class.
$85 per week/$75 for members
Scholarships are available and require a letter of recommendation mailed directly to the Staunton Augusta Art Center from a teacher, principal, or guidance counselor. Please call (540-885-2028) if you are interested. [Read more...]
The Staunton Augusta Art Center Presents Meditation on Nature, watercolors by Mary Margaret Pipkin. We invite you to join us for an opening reception on January 18 from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy supper and a gallery talk with the artist on February 13 at 6 p.m. Supper will be catered by Eric Stamer. Pre-registration is required one week ahead (February 6) by calling the Staunton Augusta Art Center. Supper and the gallery talk are $20 per person. Learn more about Mary Margaret Pipkin by downloading her resume here, and you may read her artist’s statement below.
Enthusiasm for watercolors continues to grow. We have contracted Peg Sheridan once again to teach another requested class. The class starts soon so please register by March 6 so we can include you!
Here are the details:
• Improve drawing and watercolor skills with new lessons in painting spring florals and landscapes, buildings, and animals. Also, choose one watercolor master to study and apply that artist’s techniques to your new masterpiece.
• Six Wednesdays: March 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24 (no class April 3), 10am-Noon
• R.R. Smith Center classroom, 2nd floor, 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton across from the public parking garage
• Pre-registration required by calling 540.885.2028
• $160 non-members/$140 members
In celebration of national Youth Art Month and the Staunton Augusta Art Center’s Annual Juried Youth Art Show (opening Sunday, March 3, 1-3pm), the Staunton Augusta Art Center is pleased to collaborate with Mary Baldwin College students to present Saturdays-in-March art classes which offer aspiring artists (ages 6-10ish) an adventure in combining visual art with the performing arts. Each session will also offer exposure to art history and theory and will help develop art skill in a specific medium. Pre-registration ($15 per class for non-members/$13 members) is required at least one week prior to each class by calling the Staunton Augusta Art Center (540.885.2028). Classes are 10:30am-Noon on the 2nd floor of the R.R. Smith Center, 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton, across from the public parking garage. [Read more...]