Augusta Art News 12-13

Augusta Art News 12-13


Kristine Rodriguez of Responsive Textiles Featured by Teen Vogue

Kristine Rodriguez, the Augusta-based knit artist behind Responsive Textiles, was recently featured by Teen Vogue in their video, “Cheap Vs. Expensive Sweaters – What’s Behind the Cost?”

In the video, Rodriguez teaches Teen Vogue’s Sammie Scott about the elements that go into knitwear, and explains the differences between “fast fashion” garments and high-quality pieces that are handmade for longevity and sustainability. So informative!

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Art of Peace Deadline Extension – Art made out of gun components to raise awareness of gun violence

Artists are still being sought for “The Art of Peace,” an exhibition that features art made out of disabled gun components to raise awareness of gun safety. Artists receive the supplies from gun buyback programs and re-imagine the materials into works of art.

Future Successors and AmeriCorps VISTA’s have partnered with The Robby Poblete Foundation, based in Vallejo, Calif., and have successfully collected several firearms in a gun buyback program that will be available for artists to use in their submissions.

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Georgia Council for the Arts’ FY20 Partner Grant guidelines online now, deadline February 6

Via – “Georgia Council for the Arts’ FY20 Project and Partner Grant guidelines are now available on GCA’s website.  The deadline for applications is February 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM.” The Georgia Council for the Arts has several grant programs – Project, Partner, Education, and Vibrant Communities, all with different requirements and criteria. Find out more at

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Arts in the Heart of Augusta artist information sessions

Interested in learning more about the application process to become an artist vendor at Arts in the Heart of Augusta?  Information sessions for next year’s festival will be hosted in January & February. Come with any questions you have about the application process and what it takes to sell your work at one of Augusta’s favorite festivals!

Information session schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 9, 12-1pm
  • Friday, February 1, 5:30-6:30pm

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Upcoming Deadlines – calls for artists, submissions

The calls below have upcoming deadlines. Click on the links to read more at

Quickies Short Play Festival, December 31

Wet Paint Party & Art Sale, all disciplines, Deadline January 13

Porter Fleming Literary Competition, deadline February 12