Art Awards and upcoming events at the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts  Gallery & Shop hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5 

Congratulations to our artists for creating these award-winning pieces.

Postcards from the Sun by Diane Speight

1st – Circus Memories by Katherine Summers
2nd – Farmscape by Carol McAllister
3rd – Heritage by Lisa Daniel

1st – Covid Fears 2020 by Bruce Bowman
2nd – Relic by Paul Senn
3rd – Raku with Horsehair by Shannon Bailey

1st – Shadows by Mike Roberts
2nd – Walk This Way by Rebecca Adcock
3rd – Old Shack by Darrell Everidge

1st – Pandemic’s End by Joan Gleckler
2nd – Out of Darkness by Nancy Dugger
3rd – Fall Vest by Carol Bowlden

Honorable Mentions:
Tree of Life by Ramsey Ray
Cacti Collage by Margaret Agner
Twisted Relief by Michael Gibson
Ghosts Picks by Babs Kall
Rug 1075 by Bonnie Montgomery
Black Lightening by Linda Russell
Another Day in Paradise by Cynthia Frigon
Richard AKA The Whale by Sandy Blanchard
Goat Jug by Donna Campo
Champion Mortising Machine by Leslie Moody

Diane Speight is featured in our photos along with some of our other winners.  
Congratulations to ALL the artists who made it into our juried show!  

Nov-Dec: Christmas Gift Show
Jan 2021: Members’ ShowA magical night in the Garden

Friday night’s awards reception was spectacular! An evening in the garden under our wondrous garden lights made possible by Rebecca Braswell and her husband Chris❤️

So many thanks to the volunteers who provided fabulous food and wine (and other beverages) for our event that honors artists and welcomes our community to our arts center. And they volunteered to serve and clean up! So much goes on behind the scenes – making tags for the artwork and badges for the artists – all done by our volunteers. ❤️
Barbara Barth
Sandy Blanchard
Carol Bowlden
Stephanie Chaney
Tish Fenn
Babs Kall
Nancy Moate
Leslie Moody
Tina Morton
Joy Poole
Paul Straquadine
Shirley Yagrich

I’ve heard so many compliments about the event – the food, music by Zach Coffman, the lights … it all came together in a welcoming eclectic way.

We’ll plan more evening events in the garden now. How fun!
The show is open through October 22. Ribbons are hung by the award winning pieces – come see.

Fall Fest rescheduled to October 31
City of Monroe reschedules due to rain forecast
Monroe Fall Fest | City-wide events – October 31 from 9 am – 3 pm
Here at MWCA from 11 am – 4 pm on Oct 31: pop up shops | pottery sale | drop-in pottery workshop (monster planter – see below!) for all ages and more! Drop In for lots of fun! 
Monster Workshop –
held on the hour.  Noon, 1 pm, 2, pm, 3, pm and 4 pm.  Make a cute monster planter – will be fired and ready in two weeks.
$25 per monster.
All ages!  (Kids with a parent’s help) RSVP needed – drop in on the hour for a spot – first come/first servedPottery workshop: vase/utensil holder with Rebecca
Saturday, October 24. Two time slots: 1 pm and 3 pmREGISTER HERE
Hand-build a vase form that can also be used as a utensil holder – customize with your own design and glaze.

Seats are limited and may fill early. Choose Session 1 from 1 – 2 pm or Session 2 from 3 – 4 pm. $35 per project. Reservation closes when class fills or by 10/23. Project will be ready in two weeks. Makes a wonderful gift!Adult and older teen Classes for October
Details for Adult classes can be found HERE on our website.  Teens 16+ are welcome in most of our Adult Classes.  Register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.Walton Writers’ Open Mic Night
Zoom Meeting this Saturday Night Oct 10, 7 – 9 pm. Free. Open to All. Author readings and storytelling. Share your work or just listen to some great writers.
Connect here: 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 5026 2291
Passcode: 137840

POTTERY:Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm andThursday (full!) and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30amSix week beginner pottery course: Sept/Oct is FULL.  Next course starts December 1. Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm.  Register by emailing Rebecca 

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!): Example of October’s painting shown above!
Friday, October 16 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: fall pumpkin and leaves 

First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30

Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm
Details for Kids’ classes can be found HERE on our website.  
Email the teacher to register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.Pottery: 
ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca 

Saturday October 24 from 10 – noon ART LAB is our most creative and imaginative class, exposing kids to new concepts, tools and approaches to stretch and build their imagination … To RSVP/pay, email 
Cost: $30 – two classes: ages 5-8 and 9-125-8 yo class will create origami mobiles out of paper and string9-12 yo class will create glue books for inspiration and journaling (see example, above)Space is limited to 10 students per teacher per class so it’s first come first serve.  October’s Art Lab is the last one of 2020; will resume in January 2021.

Art-FULL Tuesdays: 
A full afternoon of art classes on Tuesdays for ages 4 years old – high school.  General Art classes with different projects, tools and emphasis on skills each month.  Email Donna to register and pay.  Space is limited.12:45 – 1:45 pm — 1st – 2nd grade with Donna Coffman2 – 3 pm 3rd — 4th grade with Donna Coffman3 – 4 pm — preschool ages 4-6 with Donna Guntharp
(After School Arts Program) General Art classes with different projects, tools and emphasis on skills each month. Email Donna to register and pay.  Space is limited.3 – 4 pm — ages 7 – 12 with Donna Coffman4 – 5 pm — ages 7 – 12 with Donna Coffman4 – 5 pm — ages 13 – 18 with Donna GuntharpPaint and Pizza: 
ages 6+ — Saturday, November 7 from noon – 2pm – 
Email Donna –  painting TBA!
Online Volunteer Survey
SURVEY can be found HEREAs our area’s only non-profit community arts center, we depend on volunteers to help us in BIG ways to fulfill our two-fold mission of: 

Volunteers are much needed and very appreciated!  If you have volunteered in the past, we hope you know how crucial your contribution is.  We love our volunteers!

Please take a look and consider filling out this SUPER SHORT (four questions!) interest survey.  This does not commit you to anything, but will give you a chance to learn about ways you can help.   And you can choose, of course, when you are ready to get involved.

THANK YOU so much.Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors!In times like these, we have extra-special reasons to be grateful to our business sponsors.  

These businesses appreciate the good we are doing in our community and have said an enthusiastic “YES!” to our 2020 Business Sponsor Campaign with tax-deductible donations.  Please support these businesses and thank them for their sponsorship.

BIG THANKS, also, to the City of Monroe for the thousands of ways they help and support us.   

Your business can also become aligned with our positive message of the beauty and healing nature of art and our mission of bringing ART FOR ALL!  Learn more HERE.

Thank you, again, to these awesome local businesses. Stone Mountain Volkswagen, Preston & Malcom, Pinnacle Bank, Walmart, Growers Outlet and Animal Care Hospital at Bold Springs.
Check out our website  … and calendar Shop 45 local artist-members HERE

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, November 7 at 1pm.  You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many ways!

Learn more about our Art MD Healing Art Kits and our Healing Arts Outreach programs — plus ways you can help HERE.

*** Call for Entries – Christmas Gift Show in Nov-Dec *** and MEMBERS SHOW in January 2021

Support local arts and get discounts in our shop and on classes!  Join us today!  Click HERE.

We can host your private party!  From a child’s birthday party to a girls’ night out or bridal or baby shower … if you want to add some sparkle and artistic shine to your party – check this out!
Also check out our friends at Walton Writers and On Stage Walton who also make Walton County a creative and enjoyable place to live!

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