Weekly update from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

A few highlights from last week … The Congressional Art Competition Awards Ceremony was held Saturday and Walton County students swept the awards!  Congratulations to Ray Borchers of Loganville High School whose work will hang in Washington, D.C. for a year!

We’ve been working to clean up the Sculpture Garden.  Thanks to volunteer help, it’s looking pretty spiffy out there!

The Farm to Table Dinner was a sold-out affair.  We appreciate the support of our community so much.  Many of our ARTFUL GARDEN items sold – thank you, friends!  

Thank you to these artists for their donations to our ARTFUL GARDEN auction: Alexis Hummel, Debra Alling, Jim Rowland, Joe Gargasz, Martha Mitcham and Rebecca Braswell.  Your generous donations of your works helped us raise much needed funds.

These volunteers helped in so many ways, and worked themselves to near-exhaustion on Saturday!  Maria Ramos, Nancy Moate, Rebecca Braswell, Sandy and Bill Stacey; plus Robin Sherriffs for all her efforts in advance of Saturday.  Appreciate you all so much.

A new show opens Thursday, and it’s a marvel.  Our Founders’ Show features 75 works from the masterful artists who founded the Art Guild 25 years ago.  You don’t want to miss these works!

director, MWCA
p.s. – please check out our calendar of events and classes HERE

Drawing 101
Join Robin every Wednesday from 1 – 2 pm. Come, even at the last minute or pre-register HERE.
Kids Pizza & Painting
Saturday, May 5 @ 12 – 2 pm
Our theme will be Cinco de Mayo with a nod to Mexican folk painting.

To register:  Email donnaguntharp@gmail.com to hold your spot.  You can pay her on the day of the class or she can let you know how to PayPal her.
Cost: $25, includes all supplies, pizza and TONS of fun!

Saturday, May 5 @ 1 – 4 pm.

Join fiber artist Sharon Craig and learn the art of rug hooking. We’ll make a cute mug rug – FIVE designs to choose from. Just bring a pair of scissors!

Instructor’s fee is $20 for members, $25 for non-members plus $25 for supplies. We’ll have a loom for you to borrow with an option to buy at the end of class!

Appropriate for all ages — 10 and up!

Summer Members Show Registation Form Available

We emailed the Summer Members Show Guidelines and registration form out to our list of artists last week.  If you did not get yours, please email mag@monroeartguild.org and request one.

Please be sure to cur calendar of show opening & closing dates for the rest of the year — including drop off and pick up dates — is detailed & updated on our website!

Check it out HERE.

Artists – please share on your pages, and tell your friends. Thanks!

Weekly Classes, More Creative Workshops & other events — see examples & learn more on our website HERE
  • Weekly classes for adults on Tuesdays and Wednesdays:
    • painting
    • sculpture
    • photography
    • drawing 101
    • and pottery
  • After-School Arts Program Tuesdays & Wednesdays for ages 7 – 14:
    • General Art,
    • Painting & Drawing
    • and Pottery
  • Thursdays @ 11am – 2pm:  FREE Let’s Create with Robin.  Bring your own supplies and a sack lunch if you wish. Hang out with other creatives – paint, knit, draw, write – whatever moves you! Robin will provide inspiration, encouragement and a little advice if you want it! Just show up – easy!
  • First Saturday: Paint & Pizza Party @ 12 – 2.  See above.
  • First Thursday: May 3 – ALIVE AFTER FIVE Visit us the first Thursday of the month — April – October — Open 11 am – 8 pm! 
  • First Thursday: Walton Writers meets at 6:30 — FREE! MAY 3 – speaker: author Lori B. Duff: Writing your personal essay
  • Special Needs Kids Painting Class: Friday, May 25 @ 4-5:30 pm: Join Robin and Charlie, our therapy dog in this fun painting/mixed media class.
Summer ART Camp registration is now on-line!
More info HERE

Four weeks of ART camp to choose from … plus Clay Camp and Art Intensive!

  • ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 14, plus ART Intensive (AP level art) for more serious students aged 14 – 18
  • June and July only
  • Camp times: 9 am – noon.  Art Intensive:  9 am – 4 pm.  Monday – Friday

on the website

* A history of the Art Guild —> here
* Our renovation plans —> here
* Calendar of events and classes —> here

Call for Entries 
Take a look at the 2018 shows HERE.

  • Fiber Show (seeking fiber artists)
  • Georgia Places and Country Roads — both urban and rural scenes depicting our lovely state

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Founders Show May 3 – 24. Reception May 10 @ 6 – 8 pm
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.

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!

Copyright © 2018 Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

205 South Broad St.

MonroeGA  30655


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