Congratulations to Alix Walburn on winning the 2013 Scholarship award from Artist Row!
The Zimmerman Gallery will be hosting the 2012 Whiskey Painters of America show from the end of September until the end of October. This is a very popular exhibit and many of the paintings are sold the first few days. If you have interest in a painting we recommend that you check out the show early.
A WHISKEY PAINTING is a miniature watercolor (4”x 5” max. image) painted by a bona-fide member of theWHISKEY PAINTERS OF AMERICA (WPA).
The WPA, formed in the late 1950s has a limited membership of 150. An artist must be sponsored by an existing member. ” A genuine Whiskey Painting consists of painting a miniature piece of art no larger than 4 X 5″ with watercolor by dipping your brush in some form of alcoholic spirits,…. then possibly sipping the alcohol, thereby enhancing the painting experience.
Whiskey paintings have been exhibited in at least 10 national shows across the nation. At this time, WPA has 2 annual shows…one in Cuyahoga falls, Ohio in April [It's 30' Th year], and one in Augusta, Georgia Sept.-Oct…[it's 8 Th year] . Other shows have been held in Commercial Galleries and Art Museums across the nation.. Paintings generally sell from a minimum of $ 75. to as high as $1500., with an average typically between $ 150. and $ 300.
As an Award winning artist, John Radeck‘s works are in many private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. His paintings have been in galleries in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Montana, Palm Springs, La Jolla, and San Diego. John prefers painting abstract florals, impressionistic landscapes and seascapes, and character portraits. For more information about this event please visit Zimmerman Gallery Augusta
“To me, painting is a way of expressing divine creativity which, in turn, offers enjoyment and pleasure to the viewer. That’s what it’s all about to me as an artist-to connect with the creative spirit and the viwer.” – John Radeck
Date(s) – Jul 6 2012 until Jul 31 2012
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
On Thursday night at the Old Academy of Richmond County, Artists Row Chairwoman Lisa Marks sang the praises of the city’s college students, homeless men and women, artists, moms, dads and children.
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Charles Wren pulled into the Old Medical College of Georgia on Telfair Street for his maintenance job Monday morning and had to do a double take. Over the brick wall to his left, in front of the Old Academy of Richmond County building, was a massive, shining serpent slithering along the ground.
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GREAT coverage of all the outreach Artists Row is doing in Downtown Augusta!
Check out this article on page 11 in the VERGE. It’s exciting to know Augusta has a nonprofit that encourages the creative community to help energize the economy in downtown through engaging art activities!
Take a peek at the article, learn more about ARTie – The Garden City’s Green Dragon, and see how you can become involved in Artists Row!
“There is something special that happens when people come together, work hard, get a little dirty and create something unique and beautiful; there is Unity in ART!” - Lisa Marks, Artists Row Chairman
The time has arrived to build ARTie the Garden City’s Green Dragon. The community has contributed the recycled items, volunteers are signed up, and EVERYONE is excited to get started!
Check out the Augusta Chronicle article for more details about the project and be certain to sign up and attend the auction…you won’t want to miss it!
On October 5, 2011 Wanta Davenport will conduct a demonstration of how to paint a landscape using a black and white photograph as her study. See attached photograph.
In addition Wanta will be painting on OSB (oriented strand board) which adds texture and depth to the painting. Wanta will explain where to obtain OSB, and how to prepare the board for painting. To register Go to: http://www.
This art painting demonstration by Wanta will conclude the series for this year.
During a two hour session Wanta will demonstrate the procedures and/or skills required to complete a beautiful full color Landscape Painting featuring an interesting waterfall.
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Time: 10:00 am till 12:00 Noon
Space is limited so register soon.
To register or for more information visit: http://www.
or contact Wanta Davenport at:
Phone: (706) 724-8739
or visit Wanta at 551 Broad St.
Celebrate the holiday season with an inspiring weekend of unique and affordable art, tantalizing restaurants, great history and architecture in one of Georgia’s oldest cities!
We invite you to take advantage of this special visitors package including discounted riverfront accommodations in the heart of downtown, free admission to the art museum, artist demonstrations, restaurant gift certificates, a gallery and historical walking tour and an original piece of artwork.
Paint the Town in Georgia’s growing jewel along the river. You’re promised a weekend that will leave you wanting to come back!
$110 Per Night – MUST REGISTER BY OCT. 14th
Accommodations for up to 2 persons (king or double beds available)
Admission to the Morris Museum of Art (located across the street from the hotel)
Gift certificate to The Rooster’s Beak Restaurant
Gift certificate to Bee Knees Restaurant
Live artist demonstrations in the galleries from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
Touring map of the art district and historical sites
An original piece of artwork
Visitors must reserve room and package rate through hotel.
Marriott in Downtown Augusta (706) 722-8900 www.marriott.com
Online code for the special rate is pttptta
The hotel is located along the Savannah River and in the heart of the shopping and art district.
Multiple nights are available at the $110 rate from November 4 – 6, 2011
Package items will be presented during registration at the hotel
If you have questions please call 706.774.1006
Wanta Davenport Conducts Colloquium:
Painting a Seascape
During a two-hour session Wanta Davenport, owner of Artistic Perceptions, will demonstrate the elements of painting a rose.
Working with oil paint and starting with a virtually blank canvas Wanta will:
¤ Explain the tools required – Canvas type and size, Paint colors, brushes and palettes
¤ Explain and demonstrate the mixing of paint colors
¤ Demonstrate and discuss brush strokes
¤ Discuss composition
While Wanta may not complete the entire painting during the two-hour session, she encourages questions from participants and is willing to arrange additional sessions if needed. A DVD review of techniques discussed in the session will be available for participants and can be purchased by those not able to attend the live demonstration.
Date: August 31, 2011
Time: 10:00 am till 12:00 Noon
Cost: $ 20.00 in advance
To register or for more information contact Wanta Davenport at:
551 Broad St.
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: (706) 724-8739
Visit Artistic Perceptions at http://www.wantadavenport.com/