Concurrent exhibitions by Ida Trusch and Sharon Zarambo

Concurrent exhibitions, Where the Spirits Take Me, ceremonial wood and mixed media sculptures by Ida Trusch and Expect Miracles, mixed media assemblages by Sharon Zarambo, will run January 13-February 18, 2017. The opening reception is January 13, 5-7pm, with gallery talks at 6pm.

Although Trusch and Zarambo were not known to each other prior to the Art Center’s concurrent scheduling, the two exhibits together make for an especially powerful and provocative display. There is a serendipitous dialog between the works of the two artists. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

First Things: ecclesiastical designs and drawings by Ronald Neill Dixon

First Things: ecclesiastical designs and drawings by Ronald Neill Dixon is the featured exhibition September 30-October 29.

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Art is Frozen Zen, paintings by Kaye Lipscomb

Kaye Lipscomb’s intriguing paintings on canvas are of mixed media including acrylic, oil, charcoal, ink, Japanese pigment, metal pigment, metal filings, and gold and silver leaf.  Kaye is a returning solo artist to the Staunton Augusta Art Center galleries.  The exhibit runs August 19-Septemer 24 with an art opening reception from 5-7pm on Friday, August 19 including a gallery talk at 6pm.  There is no charge to attend the opening or to visit the galleries at any time and all are welcome.  The artists’ works are available for purchase.  [Read more…]

Craft Beer & Craft Festival

Mark your calendar now for the Staunton Augusta Art Center’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer & Craft Festival

Craft beer and cider, live music, food vendors, fun people

Saturday, September 24, 2016

1-6pm in the Smith Center garden and along Barristers Row

Rain location: in the Smith Center (20 S. New Street)

$10 admission includes first beverage, $4 per beer or cider thereafter

All proceeds benefit the Staunton Augusta Art Center, a 501(C)3 organization bringing you quality visual art experiences and supporting artists in the process


Inessential Beauty, mixed media photography by Deborah Baird

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces a new gallery exhibition: Inessential Beauty, mixed media photography by Deborah Baird. The exhibition will run July 8- August 13. [Read more…]

Paintings by Jeffery Stockberger

The Staunton Augusta Art Center welcomes you to the artist’s reception for Jeffery Stockberger on Friday, June 3, 5-7pm with an artist’s gallery talk at 6pm.  Jeff holds a BFA, magna cum laude, with a major in painting and art history, from James Madison University.  He continued his studies abroad and in the U.S. including several years at the Corcoran Museum, College of Art and Design.  His paintings hang throughout the country from New York to Santa Barbara.  The exhibit of his original oil paintings will be up through July 2.

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Award Winners, Art in the Park ’15

The current gallery exhibition features works by the top three 2016 Art in the Park award winners including all new paintings by Ruth Owen Best in Show 2-D winner Craig Snodgrass, wood carvings by Ruth Owen Best in Show 3-D winner Tom Lowe, and woodblock prints by second place winner Allison Funk.  There is no admission charge to visit the gallery and works are available for purchase. The show runs through May 21 and is sponsored by Amanda and Bob Avery.  The 50th Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill will be held this coming May 28 and 29.

The Annual Juried Youth Art Show

The Annual Juried Youth Art Show is one of the most eagerly anticipated exhibitions in the galleries each year.  The collaborative event involves art teachers who serve as jurors in selecting the best art work from area private, independent, and public schools in Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro.  Students are honored to have their work displayed in such a professional, beautiful venue.  Congratulations to them and to their teachers!  Thank you to exhibit sponsors Parrott Orthodontics and United Bank. [Read more…]

Accumulations/Interruptions, installations and drawings by Eric Kniss

The exhibit titled Accumulations/Interruptions, installations and drawings by Eric Kniss, opens Friday, January 22 with a reception from 5-7pm and a gallery talk at 6pm.  The exhibit runs through February 20, 2016.  Routine gallery hours are 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday.  There is no charge to attend the reception or to visit the galleries and everyone is welcome.

A full-time instructor of art at Bridgewater College, Kniss holds a BFA in Ceramics and an MFA in Sculpture.  This past summer, he was granted a fellowship at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Georgia where he concentrated on this new collection of drawings which culminate in this solo exhibition. [Read more…]