The Staunton Augusta Art Center’s annual, juried Art for Gifts exhibition and sale will be open seven days a week (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day), November 16-December 31, 2013, 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday. There is no admission fee to view Art for Gifts or to attend the opening reception on Friday evening, November 15, 5-8pm. Everyone is welcome. Art for Gifts is located in the Staunton Augusta Art Center galleries at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street, across from the New Street parking garage in historic downtown Staunton.
The Art Center is hosting a Supper with the Artist on Wednesday, October 9, at 6:00pm in the 2nd floor lecture hall of the Smith Center. At that event, artist Phillip Nolley will offer insights about the expressive intentions and artistic process in the creation of his premier body of work titled Standing before Gabriel. The dinner will be catered by Eric Stamer. The cost for the event is $25 per person ($20 for members). Reservations are required by October 2 by calling the Staunton Augusta Art Center at 540-885-2028.
Classes for Adults and High School Students:
Brushing up with Watercolor, adults, beginner to intermediate
Wednesdays 10A.M.-Noon, October 9-November 13
Work at your own pace to improve your watercolor skills related to topics such as drawing, controlling the amount of water and paint used, wet-in-wet painting, creating texture, laying in washes, fixing mistakes and problem areas, using masking fluid correctly, softening edges, using different types of brushes, etc. Finished pieces will surely be fit for framing at the workshop on November 16.
Students furnish materials from a provided list
Peg Sheridan, teacher [Read more...]
Come to Dance Your Art Off in the Staunton Augusta Art Center galleries (20 S. New Street, Staunton) on Saturday, August 17 at 7:30pm. [Read more...]
The Staunton Augusta Art Center’s 16th Biennial Art Auction and Gala will be held at 6pm, August 31, 2013, at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.
The Biennial Art Auction is the most significant fundraiser for the Staunton Augusta Art Center and includes a cash bar, dinner, and silent auction of fine art as well as functional craft, jewelry, culinary art, etc. Tickets are $75 each for this elegant (black tie optional) event. All auction proceeds support Art Center exhibitions and programs. Reservations are required by August 23 by calling the Staunton Augusta Art Center at 540-885-2028.
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...]
Silk scarf painting workshop, French Serti method
Judith Rocchiccioli, teacher
Saturday, April 20, 2013
$85non-members/$80members, all materials included
Pre-registration required (call 540.885.2028)
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...]