February Paint Parties Scheduled
For the past three months Chandler Primeaux has hosted weekly Tuesday evening paint parties at the Art Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. He is continuing these parties in February and adding some weekend parties. Check out the schedule in the "Coming Events" section in the righthand column of this page.
Here are some photos taken at the November, December and January parties:
Red Forest class by Chandler Primeaux, Jan. 24, 2017
Chandler Primeaux's Red Cardinal Class December 13, 2016
Winter Rainbow Class by Chandler Primeaux, Dec. 6, 2016
Grinch Class by Chandler Primeaux, Nov. 29, 2016
SC Pride Class by Chandler Primeaux, November 15,2016
Vintage Santa Class by Chandler Primeaux, November 8, 2016
Best in Show
Ron Buttler won Best in Show in the North Augusta Artist Guild's November 2016 exhibition, "Fall into Art" for his oil painting, "Hitchcock Woods - After."
October 20, 2016, Ann Forrest Watkins held her quilting class at the Art Center:
Novice Quilters at the Art Center
Aiken Artist Guild Member Show Awards
Danny O'Driscoll received the People's Choice Award for his acrylic painting, "Garden Gate" in the 2016 AAG Member Show at the Aiken Center for the Arts. Donna Minor received honorable mention in the abstract/experimental category for her sculpture, "Pebble Creek."
Buttler Wins First Place at North Augusta
Ron Buttler won First Place at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center festival for his oil painting in March, 2016.
Minor Wins Honorable Mention at North Augusta
Donna Minor won Honorable Mention for her pottery piece with pine needle coiling at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center competition in March 2016.
Home of the Ridge Heritage Quilt Trail
For information on the quilt trail,
Unless otherwise noted, all events are located at the Art Center. These events are open to both members and the general public.
Jan. 31 Love Birds, $30
February Paint parties with Chandler on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30, Saturday evenings, 5-7, and Sunday afternoon, 3-5:
Tuesday, Feb. 7, Vintage Antlers, $30
Saturday, Feb. 11, Spring Deer, $30
Tuesday, Feb. 14, Valentines, $60 for a couple, each paints a side.
Sunday, Feb. 19, Sunset Stallion, $30
Feb. 21 & 28, $60 for this 2-part class painting Shabby Chic Bouquet.
Saturday, Feb. 25, Simple Life, $30
Yon Wins Best of Show at NA
Three AARS members received awards for their works displayed at the North Augusta Culture Arts Council Springfest Exhibit. Barbara Yon won Best of Show for her acrylic abstract, "Shake Things Up."
D.S. Owens won second place for his photograph, "Neon Footprints." D.S. also received honorable mention in the July 2016 McCormick Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibit for "Neon Footprints." Ron Buttler won honorable mention for his oil painting, "Mr. Bubbles."
Buttler Wins at Anderson Show
Ron Buttler received a merit award for his oil painting, "South Carolina Identity Thief" at the Anderson Arts Center show in April 2016.Ron Buttler and "SC Identify Thief"
Essential Oils Make it and Take It with Arlene Puryear
Attendees not only got a wealth of information at the workshop March 26 but got to make three items with the oils to take home.
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