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ART CENTER BUZZ -- LATEST HAPPENINGS


Hold on to your paint brushes as we have a very exciting and 2024 planned for you as we continue to expand our a wide variety of class offerings in most mediums, classes for kids and adults, art shows in the Center as well as at a variety of outside venues, guest artists, trips and MUCH more!


NORTHERN NECK NETWORKING IS HOSTING LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

at THE ARTS CENTER

Take your picture with the 32 foot Santa and/or Ozzy the Osprey. Meet the Center's and other local artists. Shop for those last minute items you need for gifting. Enjoy refreshments, art and comraderie.



 

We will be closed from December 24 to January 6. We will open at 11:00 on the 6th and our hours will be

1 - 3:30 Thursdays starting Jan 18

(Open Studio)

11 - 4:00 Fridays & Saturdays and

Noon to 4:00 on Sunday.

Several of our artists are usually working in their Studio's when we are open. Stop in to say Hi and to see what they are working on as well our newest art works!


We are always available to open for appointments and tours, just send us an email -- TheArtsCenterofMontross@gmail.com

 

WELCOME CONNIE CANBY

Connie Canby is not just an accomplished artist; she's a beacon of artistic excellence with a wealth of experience and a passion for nurturing creativity. As an award-winning artist and seasoned teacher, Connie brings a unique blend of skill, knowledge, and a nurturing spirit to guide and inspire artists of all levels.


Our Open Studio sessions will have a new formate this year. Connie will be there as a Mentor. See below --


 

OPEN STUDIO - TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE -- MENTORSHIP OR SOCIAL

Under Connie's mentorship you will receive -

  1. Personalized Guidance: Connie provides tailored one-on-one guidance, shaping your artistic journey to its fullest potential.

  2. Skill Enhancement: Elevate your skills with hands-on tips and techniques, refining your craft in every session.

  3. Inspiration Overflow: Immerse yourself in a world of inspiration, driven by Connie's profound passion for the arts. Ignite your creativity and explore new horizons.

Social/Community Building: Connect with fellow artists, sharing experiences and growing together as a vibrant creative community. Your artistic network expands with every Open Studio session.



 

PAINTING REFLECTIONS IN WATERCOLOR W/CATHERINE HILLIS

Reflections are everywhere.  They're featured in the landscape in windows, buildings and water.  They're in the still life with glass, mirrors, silver and a myriad of objects.

 

Students will study glass vases  and windows.  Ms. Hillis will provide you with guidance and information so you can determine how to replicate reflections. Expect lots of one on one coaching and multiple demonstrations from this lively instructor.  Students can either bring  personal photos to paint from or paint the still life the instructor will set up.


Levels:  Experienced Beginner to Intermediate.


 

EXCITING NEWS

We're thrilled to announce our collaboration with the Artist's Alliance Gallery of Colonial Beach! Get ready for a delightful array of fun art classes coming your way. Email Connie Canby for more information.


 

PAT SOUTHERN-PEARCE IS RETURNING TO VIRGINIA AND SHE WILL BE IN MONTROSS

For those who joined Pat's class in September, you know firsthand what an incredible teacher she is—her reputation precedes her. Now, get ready for another artistic adventure!


On a personal note, I was a novice to urban sketching and outdoor sketching until my two days with Pat. She opened my eyes to the enchanting world of sketching and a new way of truly seeing.


This time, we'll be sketching at the picturesque Stratford Hall and a local marina. The anticipation is building, and I can't wait!


Stay tuned for details about our upcoming trip to study with Pat in Yorkshire. The information will be online soon, so keep checking. Both her classes and the trip are expected to fill up fast!


I AM WORKING ON A HOUSING PACKAGE FOR PAT'S MONTROSS CLASS, I WILL SEND INFORMATION TO REGISTRANTS AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE!




 

CELEBRATING A YEAR OF ART AND ARTISTS: A HEARTFELT THANK YOU!


As we bid farewell to a spectacular year, we stand with sincere appreciation and we extend our deepest thanks for your unwavering patronage and enthusiastic support over the past 18 months.  Your response and your belief in our mission to create a vibrant artistic community has truly touched our hearts.


Get ready for an even more dazzling year ahead! The Arts Center is gearing up for 2024 with great excitement.


Unveiling the Canvas of Opportunities in 2024:

·         We take immense pride in hosting 35+ artists working across a wide variety of mediums and styles. More talented individuals will be joining our community in the new year, adding richness to our cadre of professional artists. 

 ·         Diverse Classes and Teachers: Explore a world of artistic possibilities with our wide array of classes and instructors scheduled for the upcoming year.

·         First International Trip: Join us as we embark on our first international journey, creating opportunities for cultural exchange and artistic exploration.

·          Outside Shows: Our artists will shine beyond our walls with scheduled shows in Colonial Beach, Irvington, Fredericksburg and various other locations.

·         Classes on the Road and Online: The Arts Center is hitting the road, bringing classes to new locations and expanding into the digital realm. Stay tuned for details!


Our success is a shared journey, and your support has been the brushstroke that paints our narrative. As we look forward to the new year, we invite you to continue being a vital part of The Arts Center's story. Join us in making 2024 a canvas filled with vibrant colors, bold strokes, and endless possibilities.


The Arts Center Team


 

Elevating Small Businesses in the Digital Landscape--You Can Help

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We value our community's support and invite those with positive experiences to share their thoughts through this link: Leave a Review.


Each review strengthens our community and reflects our commitment to excellence. Thank you for being a part of our journey and considering sharing your experiences, as your feedback fuels our dedication to providing exceptional service.


 

WINTER HOURS, STARTING JANUARY 6 to May

Thursdays, 1 - 3:30, Open Studio

4th Thursdays, 5 - 7:00, Let's Talk Art Friday and Saturday, 11 - 4:00

Sunday, noon - 4:00


We are always available for appointments and tours, just email us -- TheArtsCenterofMontross@gmail.com


 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our latest updates and happenings --



 

Our Mailing Address is -- PO Box 274, Montross, VA 22520


 

The Arts Center of Montross

"The Upper Northern Neck's Hub for ALL things art!


















 

GOOGLE and ALGORITHMS


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Thank you for being a part of our journey and for considering to share your experiences. Your feedback fuels our commitment to excellence. Leave a Review





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