Art for Gifts

The Staunton Augusta Art Center is pleased to announce the return of Art for Gifts for 2020! This annual, juried event has attracted thousands of shoppers through the years, all of whom are eager to see the year’s offerings -  both old and new.


Each year we seek unique, high-quality products such as paintings, sculpture, functional craft, decorative art, apparel, jewelry, soaps, candles, culinary arts, and stationery that reflect a variety of media and price points. The Art Center strives to support participating artists by marketing and presenting the event in an engaging and thoughtful manner.


This year’s event is tentatively scheduled to run November 13 - December 31, 2020. Due to restrictions resulting from the COVID pandemic, we are not able to formalize gallery logistics at this time. But there is good news!! In order to ensure the ability to weather any unforeseen closures, we plan to offer an online store this year. More information will be made available later this summer.


If you are interested in participating in Art for Gifts 2020, simply return the completed application to our offices no later than Monday, August 24 along with four (4) images of your work and the $15 jury fee. The application and images may be mailed to our office or emailed to  Jury fees may be paid via check or online.  Please note that the jury fee is waived for current members, and the requirement for images is waived for artists who were juried into this year's Art in the Park event.


Notification letters of acceptance or non-acceptance will be mailed to all applicants in early September. Letters of acceptance will include contracts, inventory sheets, and further instructions.  Additional event-related dates and deadlines will be announced on this website page.


Carolyn Maloney

Executive Director

Donna Reed-Ruiz

Art for Gifts Manager

The R.R. Smith Center for History & Art is currently closed to the general public and will remain so until further notice. The Staunton Augusta Art Center will begin opening its galleries slowly and cautiously over the summer for exhibits and events.  Access to the galleries is by reservation or appointment only.  Online booking instructions will be announced on our website as well as social media. Please call the SAAC office at (540) 885-2028 if you have any questions. 

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm

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