More Chandler Primeaux's Paint Parties Scheduled
In November and December Chandler hosted weekly Tuesday evening paint parties at the Art Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  He is continuing these parties in January and February.  Check out the schedule in the "Coming Events" section in the righthand column of this page.

Here are some photos taken at the November and December parties:

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
Hitchcock Woods - After by Ron Buttler

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."

                     "Pebble Creek" by Donna Minor

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.

                "All Things Considered" by Donna Minor

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 Coming Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are located at the Art Center.  These events are open to both members and the general public.

                                    Photograph by D.S. Owens                                                  

Jan. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Chandler Primeaux's "Midnight Visitor"  $30 fee.  Come paint and party with Chandler.

Jan. 12, 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Braided Rag Rug Class.  Ann Forrest Watkins, instructor.  $35 fee.  The instructor will teach the process of preparing the materials for the braided rugs. Each student should bring 3 towels and a pair of sharp scissors. Ages 15 & up. Cost is $35. Contact Ann by calling (864)941-0022 or by email

More painting parties  with Chandler Primeaux on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30:
Jan. 17 Baby Owl $30
Jan. 24 Red Forest, $30
Jan. 31 Love Birds, $30
Feb. 21 & 28, $60 for this 2-part class painting flowers in a mason jar.

Yon Wins Best of Show at NA

 Springfest Exhibit

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."

Barbara Yon and "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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