14 Mar Arts News 3-14
Augusta Artist Tiphiknee DeHerrera featured in “Art at the Arnold”
Augusta-based artist Tiphiknee DeHerrera was featured in the recent “Art at the Arnold” display at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival, a four-day health and fitness celebration hosted in Columbus, Ohio for sports enthusiasts, professionals and competitors.
In its tenth year, “Art at the Arnold” highlights work by artists from all over the country that portrays athletes and sports action among 80 different events held throughout the weekend. Artists submit work to the gallery display, and, if chosen, create an additional piece of artwork throughout the weekend that is inspired by the Arnold Sports Festival participants. DeHerrera’s work in this year’s exhibit depicted the inspiration for the event himself – Arnold Schwarzenegger. She was even able to meet him in person, and he purchased her work!
“My time at Art at The Arnold was phenomenal!” DeHerrera said, “Being able to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger, have him sign my paintings, appearing on his Snapchat story, AND selling him a piece was surreal! Although I didn’t place in the competition, I felt like a winner!“
Artwork by Randy Akers on display now at the City Gallery – for sale online
The City Gallery at the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building is now featuring its first show by a solo artist!
Based in Skidaway Island, Georgia, artist Randy Akers creates abstract works in mixed media inspired by Southeastern landscapes and history. You can view the works available for sale at the City Gallery between 8:30-5pm at 535 Telfair St., or online anytime at the link below.
Open Walls Artist Mixer tonight, March 14, 5-7pm
On Thursday, March 14, 5-7pm the Arts Council will host a drop-in reception for artists to get a look at the new Augusta and Company gallery, the newest gallery opportunity for artists programmed by the Greater Augusta Arts Council. Located in the soon-to-open Augusta and Company Gift shop, part of the new Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau office at 1010 Broad St., the gallery will feature a rotating display of local artwork for sale.
Artists are invited to see the space still under construction to envision possible events, popup gallery shows, receptions and performances in this unique location. Refreshments will be served.
Address: 1010 Broad Street., Augusta, GA.
Fine Arts & Crafts Market Application open for Arts in the Heart of Augusta
VISUAL ARTISTS: Applications are open now for the 2019 Arts in the Heart of Augusta Fine Arts and Crafts Market! Apply to participate in a Sunshine Artist’s top-60 rated event, right in the heart of downtown Augusta!
This year’s Arts in the Heart of Augusta will take place September 20-22.
The applications for the Fine Arts and Crafts Market close May 10.
Upcoming information sessions and events with the Greater Augusta Arts Council
The Arts Council is hosting a variety of events, informational sessions and workshops for artists, performers and arts organizations. Save the dates for these spring events!
March 14, 5-7pm – Open Walls Artist Mixer – Augusta & Co, 1010 Broad street. No registration required
March 21 & 22, 9-4pm – Mad Potters Ceramics Pop-up Pottery Sale – City Gallery, 535 Telfair St. Open to the Public at the Augusta Municipal Building
March 26, 4pm – Arts in the Heart of Augusta Performer Application Info Session, Arts Council Offices, 1301 Greene Street.
April 19, 1:30 – AU Interns: A Guide for Arts Organizations, Augusta University Campus. Info and Registration online.
April 26, 8-5pm – Artists at the Community Development Table, location TBA. Registration online soon!