Monroe-Center for the Arts Update – Registration begins for summer camps

Newsletter from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Gallery & Shop hours:
Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 4 pm
Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here
Last half of March at a glance:

Members/Art Guild Meeting:  Sunday, March 17 at 3 – 4:30.  Not a member?  Not a problem.  You can join us at the meeting or HERE

Middle School Student Show Reception: Thursday, March 21 at 6 – 7:30.  That is also the closing date for this show.  Don’t miss!!

Beading After Dark with Julie Bell: Saturday, March 23 at 7 – 10 pm.  Come out for a wonderful relaxing time at the end of your week! You will create and make your own bracelet bundle (3 bracelets). More info and register by 3/22 –> HERE

Acrylic Painting with Sarah Smith:  Country Church. Saturday, March 23 from 11 – 1. More info and register by 3/21 –> HERE

Amazon Smile

Did you know you can support us through your purchases at Amazon?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Here’s how to shop AmazonSmile:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign into your account with your credentials
  3. Search for and select Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Inc for your AmazonSmile charity
  4. Start shopping!
  5. Always shop through and you will be supporting your local non-profit community arts center at no cost to you!
In the Gallery Gift Shop
We had 36 artists sell their works in our Gallery Gift Shop in February — original art, photography, prints, blown glass, hand-knitted items, candles, jewelry, pottery … and more!Our artist-members have brought in new items for spring!  New spring-y florals and landscapes originals.  Twyla Germain, Larry Kent, Rita Knight, Martha Mitcham, Mary Ellen Vogel and Wayne Quinn have brought in new paintings. You’ll feel fresh and happy just gazing at these affordable original pieces!Plus new jewelry, pottery, home decor and more!  Adorable bunnies and peeps, too!  Hop on over and take a look!
Summer Regional Show
Open to members and non-members alike!  Download the entry guidelines and application form HERE.

  • Drop off:  April 30, May 1.
  • This is a JURIED show: This means that we will have a panel of jurists to decide which pieces are allowed into the show.  Not all pieces may be accepted into the show; application fee is non-refundable.
  • Best in Show Prize:  $500; other cash prizes awarded to place winners in 2D, 3D and Photography
  • Show judge: Alyson Vuley, Educational Programs Manager,  Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
  • Pick up dates: June 14 – 15.
  • Fee: $35 for up to three pieces.
Summer ART Camp registration is open!!
In June and July 2019, we offer four weeks of mixed media camps; plus one week of clay camp. Mixed Media Camps will be age-appropriate for ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12. These camps will offer a wide range of exposure to different mediums.  Our focus this year will be on Space; we are creating a Galaxy Gallery that will be in progress through all camps and open to the public.  The kids will create projects that they will bring home but also work together as a group to create community artwork for the gallery.  Our Camp Instructors are all experienced art teachers.  These camps will feature  projects that will expand your child’s artistic abilities! Each camp will offer different projects.We also offer CLAY CAMP.  Both hand-built and wheel-thrown pieces will be created in clay.

ALL Camps are $135 per week for members; $145 per week for non-members.  Pay for your camp first  After we receive your payment we will email you a Google Form to fill out on-line to complete your registration.

Please follow the instructions specific to each camp to pay for your camp(s):

Ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
taught by Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp.  Pay by emailing Donna Coffman

MIXED MEDIA WEEK 2: June 24 – 28
Ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
taught by Grace and Rebecca McCartt.  Please pay HERE

MIXED MEDIA WEEK 3: July 8 – 12 
Ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
taught by Grace and Rebecca McCartt.  Please pay HERE.

MIXED MEDIA WEEK 4: July 22 – 26 
Ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
taught by Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp.  Pay by emailing Donna Coffman

CLAY CAMP: June 17 – 21 
Ages 9 – 14. 
taught by Rebecca Braswell.  Pay by emailing Rebecca Braswell

50+ Classes and Events this month!!
We are continually adding classes through the month for both adults and children.  Be sure to tune into our Facebook page or check out our website for up-to-date class listings.We have both weekly/on-going classes in visual arts, knitting and writing, free creative gatherings, Second Saturday Open Mic Night and so much more!  Also once-and-done type workshops for adults and kids.Check us out!!

Techniques and Traditions

Fiber Show
August 7 – October 22

This is a juried show. This means that works must be submitted ahead of time via email/photos to our jurists who will decide which pieces are accepted into this show. Not all works may be accepted into the show. Entry fee is non-refundable.

  • Accepting submissions April 1 – June 15, 2019.
  • Notification of accepted works will be emailed the week of July 1
  • Drop off accepted works – August 1 – 3.
  • Show opens August 7 and closes October 22.
  • Reception: Thursday, September 12 @ 6 – 7:30 pm.
  • Pick up – October 23 – 24.

TO APPLY Please pay HERE and also email Maria Ramos for the submissions guidelines.

FEE: $30 for three entries MWCA guild members, $35 for three entries non-guild members Eligibility: Any artist. Works must be made of fiber or using a fiber technique.

Our ARTS e-newsletter is published the 15th and the 30th of every month.

on the website  …

* Handy calendar of events and classes —> here
* Class descriptions for adults and kids, free creative gatherings, workshops, reader & writers events and more —> here

Volunteer Orientation
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday,  April 13 at 1pm.  Volunteers are needed to act as assistants in our special needs classes.  Please email Shay Youngblood, our coordinator for these classes, if you would like to be placed on our volunteer list to contact when our special needs classes are scheduled.

Call for Entries 
Check out our website for upcoming show schedules.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Middle School Show.  Reception and pick up your works March 21 at 6 – 7:30

See our list of Art Guild Members
(and hey artist-members!  If you have a website, Etsy Shop or Facebook page, please send the link to And be sure to renew your membership annually when we send your reminder out.  If you do not renew, your information will be removed from our listing of Guild members.)

Support the 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!

As always, much love to our awesome & generous business sponsors – thank you so much!   We are seeking sponsors for 2019.  See them here.

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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