Put Your Best Square Foot Forward - Members Exhibition
On display through December 7, Sponsored by: Champagne Beverage
The St. Tammany Art Association presents its annual members' exhibition of small works, this year with a twist in Put Your Best ft2 Forward, sponsored by Champagne Beverage and opening during Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.
This year member artists were challenged to create works that were no larger than one square foot, and 37 artists stepped up to the challenge. The wide variety of media received in the call for work demonstrates the diversity of STAA member artists, making it a great survey of the organization's creative community and a great fit with the fall festival outside and its colorful tents ranging from one end of Columbia Street to the other.
The weekend-long opening, which replaces the usual evening Art Walk held every second Saturday in the historic district, serves as a kind of extended reception, highlighting members' work to local and visiting festival audiences. Weekend events include demonstrations at the STAA Art House at 320 N. Columbia Street, including the 19th Century process of wet plate collodion printing by photographer Robert Dutruch, who is an STAA advisor and member.
The annual members' exhibition runs through December 7, 2013 and features ceramics by Sharon Hutson and Emily Keller; fiber art by Allyson Cook; sculpture by Maggie McConnell, Sally Richards and Ellen T. Vercellotti; photography by Robert Dutruch, Patrick Lera, Donald Maginnis and Billie Whittington; mixed media by Barbara Bishop, Roberta Bruck, Joe Cahill, Roberta Carrow-Jackson, Christa F. Chautin and Traci Fruchtnicht Hansen; and paintings in acrylic, oil, gouache, pastel, ink and watercolor by Rebecca Authement, Lisa A. Brook, Judy Cahill, Anne Cicero, Jessica Danby, Jodie Flowers and Tim Furgeson, Donna Gardner, Stephen Gardner, Joyce Hensley, Marcia Holmes, Clariza Kern, David Kern, Mary Monk, Erica Nellie, Carol Ordogne, Claire Pescay, Susan Plessala, Sylvia Schmidt, Objector Snark and Peg Usner.
COMING DECEMBER 14TH - The show of small works precedes an exciting new exhibit in December presented by the St. Tammany Art Association and sponsored by past president Cathy Deano & Walter Mader, a group exhibition of some of Louisiana’s most interesting artists in Icons: Personal Visions.
On view December 14, 2013 through February 1, 2014, the extended exhibition is designed to open a dialogue on the concept of icons and iconography with its migration from the religious to the secular in contemporary art. Contemporary icon painting takes a broader, secular approach through influences of traditional icon imagery and processes, and is literally expressed by some but ambiguously approached by others. A series of interpretive elements, including the ubiquitous placement of a sculpture by Thomas Mann in locations around Covington, are designed to encourage discussion and awareness of art, history, imagery, and society in constantly evolving relationships.
The opening reception on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. features artwork by artists from Southeastern Louisiana: Jacqueline Bishop, Douglas Bourgeois, Alan Gerson, Jessica Goldfinch, Christopher Guarisco, John Hodge, Thomas Mann, Francie Rich, Leslie Staub and Monica Zeringue.
Special thanks to Champagne Beverage for being an on-going Exhibition Sponsor. All STAA hosted art openings will now feature beverages provided by Champagne Beverage.
Holiday Artists Ornament Sale
Sale begins December 3rd!
Our Member Artists have been busy at work creating delightful holiday ornaments to adorn your tree or give as a gift. These one of a kind decorations will make wonderful keepsakes. All ornaments are handmade, original work by member artists. Featured artists include: Lisa Allen Brook, Clariza Kern, David Kern, Roberta Bruck, Angel Sepulvado, Susan Plessala...just to name a few. Also to be feature are a limited edition paint brush ornament with full proceeds benefitting STAA. Consider stopping by STAA while doing your holiday shopping or just to get in the spirit!
Ornaments will be on sale the first week of December! Support our local artists and shop at STAA this holiday season!
Covington Art Market - Saturday, December 7th
Just in time for holiday shopping!
In partnership with the City of Covington, STAA is happy to present our December Art Market at the Covington Trailhead located at 419 N. New Hampshire in downtown Covington.
We are expecting a full house for this market! Over thirty artists will be participating. There will be live music, great food, art demos and more! Join us for extended hours, Saturday, December 7 at 9am to 2pm and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
Local and regional artists with new work will be on hand, including original fine art painting, photography, hand-made purses, jewelry, ceramics, wood-working, novelties, metal work and so much more!
Covington Trailhead Museum Exhibition
Collection of artwork from STAA Member artists on display at the Covington Trailhead Museum.
Covington Trailhead Museum is located 419 North New Hampshire. It's open Wed & Fri 10-2pm, Saturday from 10-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm. For more info please call the St. Tammany Art Association 985-892-8650 or email email@example.com or visit our website at www.sttammanyartassociation.org.