Current Exhibit: Best in Show Winners from Art in the Park ’13

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces its newest exhibit featuring the award winners from the 2013 Art in the Park.  Participating artists include Marsha Heatwole, paintings; Cindy Miller, jewelry; Robin Poteet, watercolor; and Ida Trusch, sculpture.

The exhibit opens Friday, April 11, 5-7pm, in the art galleries at the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street, in historic downtown Staunton.

The exhibit will run through May 17 but will be closed to the public on April 26 for a private wedding event.  Regular gallery hours are 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday, and 10am-4pm Saturdays.

There is no admission charge to visit the galleries.  [Read more...]

Current Exhibit: Annual Juried Youth Art Show

The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents the Annual Juried Youth Art Show, mixed media by the best K-12 artists from public, private, and independent schools in Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro.  The Staunton Augusta Art Center appreciates the collaboration with area teachers who were tasked with the difficult duty of determining which limited number of pieces could be submitted for this very professional setting.  Congratulations to the art students!  [Read more...]

Exhibit: Promises We Make to Ourselves, a 15-year dialogue between mentor and student.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents Promises We Make to Ourselves, a 15-year dialogue between mentor and student.
The exhibit showcases mixed media collages by Roderick Slater and Sarah Bean.
Gallery visitors may enjoy the exhibit between January 17-February 17, with an opening reception on January 17 from 5-7 p.m. This exhibit is sponsored by Betsy and Chris Little.  [Read more...]

Art for Gifts

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.

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Exhibit: Standing before Gabriel

Standing before Gabriel is a new thematic body of work by nationally known glass artist Phillip Nolley.  The Staunton Augusta Art Center is honored that Nolley has chosen this hometown venue for the premier of this exhibition which is created from mixed-media including wood, iron, bronze, cast and blown glass.  The Art Opening and reception to celebrate the artist and his work will be Friday, September 20, 5-7pm in the art galleries of the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street, in historic downtown Staunton.  The exhibit will run thru November 7.  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...]

Envisioning by Katharine Gilbert & The Inward Eye by Janet Dance

The gallery exhibition, July 26-September 15, is actually two-in-one. The exhibit Envisioning is comprised of digital illustrations by Katharine Gilbert of Aylett, VA. The exhibit The Inward Eye features paintings by Janet Dance. Both artists are well-established and have in-depth academic and professional experience. Interestingly, the inspiration for both is their respective, unique, and close relationships with Nature. Artists’ statements and CV’s follow. Routine gallery hours are 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday. There is no admission charge to visit the galleries. [Read more...]

Exhibit: A Box of Contents

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...]

Current Exhibit: Evolving Vessels: Throwing from the Inside Out

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...]

Exhibit: The Annual Juried Youth Art Show

featuredartThe 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

Silk scarf painting workshop, French Serti method
Judith Rocchiccioli, teacher
Saturday, April 20, 2013
10am-2pm
$85non-members/$80members, all materials included
Pre-registration required (call 540.885.2028)