Weekly news roundup from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Congratulations to our winners in our Fiber Show! Awards were presented last Thursday at our reception to honor all the artists and their fabulous works. Our judge was Atlanta artist Anne Rowles, who was emphatic that this was a tough show to judge with so many great pieces! Thank you all.

Best in Show: In Memory of my Father, photo transfer pieces quoted, artist’s original poem. Maxine Hess. Not for sale

First place: Ms. Peacock, sewing and millenary by Maggie Wilbanks. Not for sale.

Second place: Favorite Blue Weaving, Ikat weaving by Myrna McCoy Composto. Available for purchase $460.

Honorable mentions:
A Bowl Full of Happiness, coiled and sewn basket by Gloria Berry. Sold.

Oil Spill, woven wire, glass, asphalt and aluminum by Sara Schindler. Available for purchase $1200.

Director’s choice: Full Moon, handmade paper and box by Shannon Willow. Available for purchase $895.

Congratulations to all the artists who made it into this juried show! We will do this again next year!

The Techniques and Traditions Fiber Show is open through September 27. Please come by to view it soon!

PS – are you a musician, comic, story teller or poet?  Email Barbara Barth to be included in our monthly Second Saturday Open Mic round up!

Please visit our website for more info.  Events and demonstrations are free and there is no registration needed to attend. Please come!  There is a fee for classes and, as with all our classes, please register at least 48 hours in advance so we can get materials ready for you.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

  • Decorative Table Mats from Newspaper Class: @ 11 – 1
  • Plangi tie fabric class:  @ 11-1
  • Woven Rag Rug Class: @ 1-3

Thursday, Sept 20

  • Woven Rag Rug Class: @ 1-3
  • Shetland Lace Making Class:  @ 5 – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, Sept. 22

  • Paper Making Class:  @ 11-1
  • Drop-spindling Class:  @ 12-2
  • Soap Felting Class: @ 2-4
  • 11 am – 2 pm:   Free Weaving demo by Pat Williams
  • 11 am – 2 pm:  Free Rug hooking demo by Ginger Hudgins
Our regular weekly classes, creative gatherings and open studio times are also on-going this week.  Check them out HERE!
Fall in Love with our Creative Workshops!
More info, pictures and how to register —> HERE (we’re always adding classes to check in often!)
  • Wednesday, Sept 19 @ 6:30:  Easy Rock Painting with Becky Smith
  • Friday, Sept 21 from 6 – 8 pm:  Acrylic Painting Workshop — PUMPKINS! with Sarah Smith
  • Friday, Sept 21 @ 6:30:  Easy Rock Painting for kids aged 6+ (parents, too, if you want to attend!) with Becky Smith
  • Saturday, Sept 29 @ 10 – noon:  Clay Pumpkin/Jack O’Lanternwith Rebecca Braswell
  • Saturday, October 6 @ 11 am – 2 pm:  WATERCOLOR MINIATURES with Twyla Germain.  
  • Tuesday, October 16 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm:  Wire Jewelry Basicswith Stormy Wyles
  • Saturday, October 20 @ 1 – 4 pm:  Collage Class with Susan Pelham
  • Saturday, October 20 @ 11 – 4 and 6 – 9: Drop-in beading workshop with Julie Bell and BEADING AFTER DARK!  
Friday, Sept 21 from 6 – 8 pm:
Acrylic Painting Workshop — pumpkins

A two-hour painting session with artist Sarah Smith that teaches acrylic painting basics. You will leave with a completed painting. Examples shown above. No previous experience required. Ages 16 to adult. Feel free to bring a snack!

Fee: $25 for members; $30 for non-members plus $7 supply fee.

on the website

* Handy calendar of events and classes —> here
 * September FIBER Celebration —> here
 * Class descriptions for adults and kids, free creative gatherings, workshops —> here

Volunteer Orientation
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 pm.  Come and learn how you can help!

Call for Entries 
Monroe Celebrates Photography installs in October.  If you would like a Guidelines and Registration Form please email us.  Open to members and non-members.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Techniques and Traditions Fiber Show — Sept 6 – 27.  

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 hope@monroeartguild.org. 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!   Please support these local businesses.  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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