Monroe – Walton Center for the Arts – Show, classes and events

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts <– see our January calendar! 

Click or tap on the image above for virtual reception of the 2021 MWCA Members’ Show

2021 Members’ Show Winners AnnouncedA huge thank you to ALL our member-artists who entered our 2021 MWCA Members’ Show!
Our sincere appreciation to our judge, Jeffrey Whittle, painting and drawing instructor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA, for his thoughtful consideration of our show.

Special congratulations to the artists who created these winning pieces. Best in show – Queen Maeve’s Vines by Chris Goga

·         1st – Pillars of Creation by Christina Bishop
·         2nd – Sweet Pears in Crystal by Mickey Baxter Spade

·         1st – Green Heron Just Sittin’ by Mary Jane Lea
·         2nd – Reflections in the Snow by Mike Roberts

Functional Pottery
·         1st – Snackapillar by Ruthie Bell
·         2nd – Drifting Dunes by Beth Trinh

·         1st – Segmented Bowl by John Johnson
·         2nd – Ambrosia Maple Teapot by Michael Gibson

·         1st – Allie by Graci Ann Spath
·         2nd – Cyclops by Rylan Wyrick

Honorable Mentions
·         Finally Home by Ronnie Ray Speight
·         Believe by Barbara Barth
·         The Long River by Margaret Agner
·         Coccia by Sandra Blanchard
·         Old Sautee Store by Robert Richardson
·         Liberty by Jackie Sliter
·         Garden Rocker by Sandra Blanchard
·         Shade of Grey by Shirley Yagrich

Many thanks, too, to Zach Coffman for filming and editing the video!*

*People’s Choice Award

Vote for your favorite(s) – 2021 Members’ Show People’s choice award!
Pick YOUR a favorite(s) and vote with $1!
You can vote as many times as you want $1 = one vote!
What piece is your favorite?
Winner will be revealed Feb 13. Winning artist receives 50% of funds, MWCA receives 50%. So support your favorite artist and your favorite community arts center!

Adult and older teen Classes 
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.Basic Digital Photography with Bob Richardson
Saturday, January 30 from 1 – 4 pm

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:
Friday, February 19 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: TBA

<<the woodturning class – Salt and Pepper Shakers – on 1/23 is FULL as of 1/18 – watch for the Feb. wood turning class to be listed soon>>

Beginner Guitar Lessons with Zach Coffman:  
Monday afternoon/early evening. Thirty-minute-long individual lessons starting at 4pm on Mondays.  Ages 9 to adult. 
Schedule your time and register by emailing Zach 

POTTERY with Rebecca Braswell:Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm andThursday and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30amRegister by emailing Rebecca 

KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 12 – 1 (new time!)

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 2 – 3 pm (new time!)

Kids’ Classes
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 with Rebecca Braswell: 
ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca 

ART ASAP — NEW class added!!
(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.

4 – 5 pm — ages 7 – 9 with Donna Coffman
4 – 5 pm — ages 13 – 18 with Donna Guntharp.
5:16 – 6:15 — ages 9 – 12 with Donna Coffman

Paint and Pizza Party with Donna Coffman
ages 6+ — Saturday, Feb 6 from 12 – 2.  Painting TBA.  $25 includes pizza and painting – Email Donna to register no later than 2/5 at  Seating is limited and this class fills quickly – registration closes when the class fills.

Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors for 2021.

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 2021 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.
Check out our website  … and calendar Shop 51 local artist-members HERE

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, Feb 6 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 – our next show that will be open for entries is the Regional Show REGIONAL JURIED SHOW held August 4 – October 21
• Submissions open June 1 – closes July 17 ***

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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