"A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS"
From Rockbridge County,

Lexington & Buena Vista, Virginia

Rockbridge Arts Guild

 
If You Are an Artist 
or an Art Lover, 
Lexington is a 
Great place to be. 
 
Why? Here are 
just a few reasons:

Downtown Lexington has Seven Art Venues 
Annual Downtown Arts Block Party
County-wide Annual Studio Tour
Monthly First Friday Gallery Openings
Washington & Lee University 
Artist Series
Rockbridge Arts Guild Sponsored:
    Annual Art of the Green
    Annual Art Show at the Rockbridge Regional Fair   

Lexington is the home of:
    Painter Cy Twombly
    Photographer Sally Mann
    Painter Pierre Daura
And that’s just in the visual arts
 
2018 Rockbridge Regional Fair Art Show Winners
 

DEBRA SHEFFER WINS ART ON THE GREEN BEST IN SHOW

DEBRA SHEFFER BEST IN SHOW WINNER

Art on the Green Winners

Front Row: Stella Oaks, Second Place; Josh Poole, 3-D; Katharine March, Floral Theme; Second Row: Janly Jaggard, Judge; Jane Schafer, Watercolor; Susan Egbert, Mixed Media; Conrad Matiuk, Photography; Third Row: Courtney Cronin, and Whitney Brock, Oil.


Debra Sheffer, Mt. Sidney artist, won the Best in Show at the Rockbridge Arts Guild’s annual Art on the Green Art Show Saturday. Twenty-seven local and regional artists participated. Winner in each category was: Best in show - Debra Sheffer, Second Place - Stella Oaks, Third Place - Kate Connolly, Acrylic - Courtney Cronin, Mixed Media - Susan Egbert, Oil - WhitneyBrock, Photography - Conrad Matiuk, Watercolor - Jane Schafer, 3-D - Josh Poole, and Floral Theme - Katharine March. Show was judged by Staunton artist Janly Jaggard.

Karen Pannabecker

Barney Brown

John Winfrey

Conrad Matiuk

FOUR RAG MEMBERS ON

2019 ROCKBRIDGE/LEXINGTON STUDIO ART TOUR

Made on a Mac

Webmaster John Anfin

RAG member Wendy Duke presented “Exploring Contemporary Oshi-e” at our May 18th meeting at the Rockbridge Regional Library. Wendy began teaching this ancient fiber art form in Japan in the early 1970’s and continues to teach it now in the Clifton Forge School of the Arts.

“Foursome” is a group portrait of three formidable 20th-century American artists — the photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz, the painter Georgia O’Keeffe and the photographer Paul Strand — plus one rambunctious cowgirl in search of an identity, Rebecca Salsbury. As they couple and uncouple in this fascinating, well-told history by Carolyn Burke, who has also written biographies of Mina Loy, Lee Miller and Edith Piaf, it becomes clear that the electric center of this group isn’t Stieglitz, the impresario, as one might guess, but O’Keeffe, the loner.

Art Book Club Meets June 29th at Rockbridge Library 10:00-12:00

You Invited to Attend Even If You Haven’t Read Book.

Sketching Challenges Featured in June Meeting

The June RAG Meeting featured Sketching Challenges. Members tackled six challenges. Each artist spent ten minutes on each sketch. Participates included: L to R: Michael Anne Lynn, Karen Pannabecker, James Pannabecker, Natasha Jackl, Wendy Duke, Wistie Jobe, and Coco Meacham. John Anfin (not pictured).