Art for Gifts

The Big Elf is checking his list right about now so ’tis the season for the Staunton Augusta Art Center’s Art for Gifts!

The Staunton Augusta Art Center’s annual boutique, Art for Gifts, opens Friday evening, November 14, 2014, 5-8pm with refreshments and live Christmas music by singer/songwriter John Tracy.

The exhibit/retail sale will be open every day through December 31 with extended hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).  The event showcases art and craft by 70 artists and artisans, of which 23 are new this year.  There is no admission charge to visit the galleries which are located in the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art at 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton across from the New Street public parking garage.  Staunton Augusta Art Center members are entitled to a 10% discount throughout the show and sale.

Your one-of-a-kind purchase is the gift that keeps on giving to…

your intended recipient
the artist who created the original piece, and
the Staunton Augusta Art Center, a 501(C)3 non-profit dedicated to offering accessible, quality art experiences to all and to supporting artists in the process

Participating artists include:

Peter Aaslestad, architectural photography of Staunton

Clarice Allen, hand painted décor

Donald and Lynn Bailey, functional wood items

Deborah Baird, mixed media photography

Mary Barnes, hand-woven apparel

Bill Bishop, fine art nature photography

Joy Boardman, eclectic cards, books & magnets

Patricia Bolton, landscape & floral photography

Eileen Brooks, handmade paper stars

Franchell Brown, mixed media jewelry

Hillary Burkett, sterling silver jewelry fused with photography

Jan Carter, statement necklaces & earrings

Sandra Carter, handmade greeting cards

Richard Christy, hand carved decoys, hand hewn bowls & spoons

Meneta Deaton, bird photography

Susan Decker, holiday felted pins & decor

Neil Duman, blown glass

JoAnne Farrell, handmade soaps & beauty products

Michele Fletcher, landscape & floral photography

Kazuko Fuller, twisted wire jewelry

Stuart Gaines, landscape photography

Michael Gamble, wheel thrown & hand built stoneware

Betty Gatewood, botanical calendars

Ed Gaudet, quilling

Darlene Green, gift tags & cards, lavender sachets

Ben Greenberg, Virginia landscape photography

Cathy Guss, fine jewelry, silver & gems

Candy Hargett, handspun yarn

James Hofmann, landscape photography

Wanda Hollberg, fused glass jewelry

Sidra Kaluska, silver jewelry

Liz Karaffa, hand painted porcelain décor

Gerry Kester, fish montage, fly ornaments

Penny Lane, jewelry from natural objects

Georgeanne Ludt, chair restoration & seat weaving

Audrey Maune, beaded jewelry

Dietrich Maune, paintings & prints

Jordan McLamb, artisan hammocks

Josephine McMurty, horse sketches

John Mendez, wooden boxes

Masako Miyata, clay sculptures

Marti Mocahbee, ceramics

Lisa Morrison, stained glass ornaments

Maribeth Nolde, photography

Phillip Nolley, blown glass

Maureen Olson, contemporary pottery

John Owen, hand-carved aquatic birds

Howard Payne, fused glass dishware & metal jewelry

Suzanne Pennell, sea glass & antique button jewelry

James O. Phelps, panoramic photography

Barb Polin, marbled silk & leather accessories

Cris Pool, whimsical jewelry & decorative objects

Leah & Andy Rhodes, cutting boards & turned wood bowls

Karla Rodgers, art glass

Nancy Ross, sculptural & functional pottery

Patty Roussel, locally sourced organic dog treats & bandanas

Ron Salomon, hand woven scarves

Susan Salomon, felted hats

Karen Shapcott, needle felted sculptures & felted apparel

Aaron Shaver, nature photography

Feather Stein, pine needle baskets & gourds

Scott Supraner, ceramic wall reliefs

Frank Toth, custom bird houses & gourd birds

Tanya Tyree, clay jewelry

Jean Wilkerson, handmade ornaments

Claudia Wittman, hand-knit apparel

Hairuo Yi, ceramic vessels

Wendy Zaidman, wheel thrown pottery

Mary Jane Zander, botanical prints & notecards

Steve Zapton, framed collage stories