Art for Gifts 2016

Art for Gifts is an annual event which features over 60 juried artists through December 31 (Opening Night: November 11, 5-8 P.M.).  Shoppers can choose from quality, moderately priced, handmade fine art and craft in a boutique-like setting. Art for Gifts is open every day, 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday and from 1-4pm Sunday afternoons, located at 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton, conveniently located across from a public parking garage. Proceeds benefit artists and support the Staunton Augusta Art Center, an inclusive, non-profit organization which offers visual art experiences to all.

One-of-a-kind items you’ll find at this year’s Art for Gifts include:

apparel: hand-woven, felted, hand knitted, marbled on silk, leather, up-cycled coffee bean bags and men’s ties
custom bird houses and bird gourds
blown glass
restored chairs with cane or reed seats
holiday ornaments:  copper, fabric, hand painted, wood, or wire
pen and ink drawings
functional pottery
sculptures: wooden, ceramic, or found materials
soaps, lip balms
lavender sachets
note cards, greeting cards
wooden functional pieces: bowls, platters, mirrors, salt and pepper shakers, pens, bottle stoppers

Congratulations to the participating juried artists:

Clarice Allen, Handpainted, décor
Holly Allen, Java bags
Troy Argenbright, Colored pencil drawings
Donald & Lynn Bailey, Wooden décor
Deborah Baird, Photography, mixed media
Mary Barnes, Handwoven apparel
Mariyam Bashir, Handpainted ornaments
Sara Baylor, Pen & ink drawings, notecards
Tracy Booth, Acrylic paintings
Hillary Burkett, Nature inspired silver earrings
Jan Carter, Statement necklaces & earrings
Sandra Carter, Handmade greeting cards
Elizabeth Cating, Blue Ridge Snack Co.
Ronald Dixon, Eccliastical cards, pins, prints
Frances Dowdy, Photography
Neil Duman, Hand-blown glass
Ellen Fairchild-Flugel, Silver & gold handmade jewelry, copper sculpture
JoAnne Farrell, Soaps, lip balms
Michele Fletcher, Photography
Kazuko Fuller, Twisted wire jewelry
Betty Gatewood, Framed botanicals, landscapes, desk calendars
Ninika and Richard Gordon, Handmade silver, gold, gemstone jewelry
Darlene Green, Gift Tags & cards, lavender sachets
Ben Greenbeg, Landscape nature photography
Linda Grogan, Ink paintings
Cathy Guss, Sterling & semi-precious stones earrings, ceiling fan pulls
Susan Harb, Sculptures, mixed media & found objects
Gail Harwood, Felted apparel, ornaments, pins
Jake Johnson, Ceramics
Elizabeth Karaffa, Handpainted tiles and porcelain
Gerry Kester, Urban game bags
Penny Lane, Nature inspired jewelry
Susan Lenderman, Photography, notecards
Georganne Ludt, Chair seat restoration, chairs
Conrad Matuik, Photography
Alison McCauley, Functional pottery
Josephine McMurty, Watercolor sketches: flowers, horses and more
John Mendez, Wood boxes
Ashley Miller, Mixed media paintings
Marti Mocahbee, Ceramics
Phillip Nolley, Handblown glass
Maureen Olson, Contemporary design pottery
Christie Osborne, Photography
Jerry Partrick, Watercolors of birds
James O. Phelps, 360 panoramic photography
Barbara Polin, Silk scarves, marbled leather
Cris Pool, Jewelry
Diane Ricketson, Still life & landscape paintings
Nancy Ross, Ceramics
Susan & Ronald Saloman, Knitted and felted Apparel
Christine Severson, Home décor
Karen Shapcott, Felted apparel, Needle-felted Santas
Aaron Shaver, Nature photography
Stark Smith, Wood bowls, home décor
Mike Sorge, Wooden bowls & scupltures
Feather Stein, Forged Iron and Gemstone jewelry
Frank Toth, Custom birdhouses, gourd birds
Judith Townsend, Watercolor triptychs, botanicals
Jean Wilkerson, Fiber ornaments
Claudia Wittmann, Hand-knitted apparel
Hairuo Yi, Ceramic vessels
Wendy Zaidman, Ceramics, functional & sculptural