Concurrent Exhibitions: Beyond the Mask, paintings by Janet Dance and Intimate and Infinite, photography by Michele Fletcher

Despite two very different mediums, oils on canvas by Janet Dance and photography by Michele Fletcher, there are obvious commonalities in the works by these two artists. Both live or work close to Nature which informs the work of each. Janet Dance’s paintings are inspired by the landscape elements, particularly rock outcroppings, on her home place. Fletcher is a professional landscape designer as well as photographer and she explains that both passions require artistic intense attention and compositional skills as she creates literal scenes. [Read more…]

Best in Show Winners from Art in the Park ’16: Paintings by Susan Egbert and Designer Jewelry by Brecken Geiman

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces the Art Opening Friday, April 7,
from 5-7 pm, featuring the two Ruth Owen Best in Show Awards at last year’s
Art in the Park. The exhibit will include mixed media paintings by Susan
Egbert (Best in Show 2-D Award winner) and unique jewelry designs by Brecken
Geiman (Best in Show 3-D Award winner).The exhibit will be open through May
14. [Read more…]

Art: a path to recovery, a collaborative art exhibit

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.  [Read more…]

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…]