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Planting the Seeds: Touching the Future - Fundraising Campaign
In celebration of our 90th Anniversary, we're proud to unveil plans for the new TOUCH St. Augustine Art Garden!
This re-imagined Art Center entry invites visitors to explore art and history through all of the senses. Features include improved ADA ramps, water fountains, new "floating" sculptures, native plantings and interpretive Braille markers.
Thanks to the Bradley/Mayer family, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000. Please help us reach our goal in 90 days! Donors will be honored on the Donor Wall and via other naming opportunities.
To donate or learn more about this legacy project, click here: www.touchstaugustine.com or call (904) 824-2310.
AFTER-SCHOOL ART LESSONS FOCUS ON MATISSE
Registration is underway for the St. Augustine Art Association's "After School Art Studio" that meets six Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., September 24 through October 29.
For elementary and middle school-age children, the program will focus on creating drawing, painting and collage projects inspired by the colorful paintings of Henri Matisse. Taught by award-winning portrait artist Laura Kubart, a certified art teacher, the fun and messy hands-on activities also explore art history, art principles and vocabulary.
Cost for the six-week program is $125 and includes supplies. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street in St. Augustine's Historic District. For more information and to enroll, call (904) 824-2310.
Workshop: De-objectifying the Subject with Jim Draper - Nov 8 & 9, 9am to 4pm
Whether landscape, portraiture or still life, this approach focuses on painting "with" something as opposed to simply representing it. Participants shift toward personally engaging with the subject, which helps inform their application of paint, materials and technique. Space is limited.
OCT 3 - NOV 2 13th ANNUAL TACTILE ART SHOW
Juried. All touchable art that is both visually appealing and engaging for the blind. The exhibition includes sculptures, assemblages, pottery, fiber art, reliefs, wall hangings and mixed media with Braille labels and selected audio guides. A TOUCH St. Augustine and Art Beyond Sight initiative. Produced in partnership with Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Limit three entries.
RECEIVING: Tue Sept 30: 12 - 6p Wed Oct 1: 12-4p
OPENING: FRI OCT 3
PICKUP: SUN NOV 2: 2-5p
OCT 3 - NOV 2 13th Thread to the Past: 1855 ST. AUGUSTINE BAYFRONT QUILT
Special Invitational Exhibition. The Piecemaker's Quilt Guild rolls out a panoramic interpretation of St. Augustine's iconic 19th century harbor. This collaborative quilt celebrates St. Augustine's 450 year artisan tradition.
NOV, DEC No gallery exhibits due to construction. No Artwalk Nov. 7 or Dec 5
NOV 29-30 49th Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival (Francis Field)
See more about the festival: www.staugustineartfestival.com
Drake's Raid Exhibit
ART y FACTS of DRAKE'S RAID
A permanent installation of artifacts unearthed below the North Gallery wing of the St. Augustine Art Association showcases evidence of Drake's Raid on the Spanish town in 1586. This commemorative St. Augustine 450th Anniversary legacy project was produced in part through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Visit soon!
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL STUDIO SESSIONS
Monday Night Life Drawing (NOTE: New Time)
Weekly live model sessions. Gestures and long poses.
6 to 9pm ($10/members). Easels/tables provided.
Open Studio Tuesdays
Weekly studio time for artists to create, critique, collaborate!
1 to 4pm. ($5/members). Easels/tables provided.