95 Years ago on January 18, 1924, a handful of visionaries founded an art group that over time grew into a vibrant and influential force for the arts–the St. Augustine…
If you’ve been to the St. Augustine Art Association gallery this month, you’ll recall seeing the oil painting above. Jeff Markowsky of Savannah, Georgia, won the $1,000 Clark & Alice Alger Best in Show Award for Ingrid at Rest, a piece that illustrates the hidden beauty of a local boatyard. Markowsky also received the PleinAir Magazine Advertising Award from the national publication for plein air painters. Markowsky worked from dawn to dusk during the 3rd Annual St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out, producing an impressive body of work that celebrates the nation’s oldest city. Visitors can see Ingrid at Rest, along with Markowsky’s other works, in the plein air exhibit, Where Art Meets Historyon display through May 26, 2019.
A Note from the Director
This year the St. Augustine Art Association reached new heights in promoting the pursuit of artistic excellence, thanks to you!
Student, emerging and established artists shared…
Lure of the Sea
Maritime art has been a popular genre for centuries throughout Europe and the New World. Early images of ships and the sea were often a social…
This season (2018/2019), the St. Augustine Art Association marks its 95th Anniversary with an array of art happenings at the STAAA Art Center and around town, starting with a Parade…
Emmett Fritz: A Centennial Collection November 3rd - January 28, 2018
This October marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of St. Augustine’s most beloved “plein air” painters, Emmett Fritz.
To commemorate this centennial, Flagler student Bailey Poole has curated an exhibit titled “Emmett Fritz: A Centennial Collection,” which will be presented at the St. Augustine Art Association between Nov. 3 and Dec. 31. (extended through January)
The exhibit will not only offer a glimpse into Fritz’s life, but will also include new acquisitions by the artist from the art association’s Permanent Collection, as well as paintings on loan from local and regional art collectors.
The St. Augustine's TOUCH Braille Trail gives people of all abilities a unique way to access art and history
A walk around the picturesque Plaza de la Constitución is a feast for the eyes. Gilded architectural treasures, historic monuments, expansive harbor vistas and an exquisite collection of history statuary whet the visual appetites of countless passersby.
Now, close your eyes. Imagine experiencing the beauty of St. Augustine as a blind person. That's a challenge the St. Augustine Art Association met when the nonprofit arts organization created the TOUCH St. Augustine "Braille Trail," an installation of bronze Braille markers for the citywide public works of art.