McIntosh Art Association and the Old Jail Art Center is open! To protect our many senior gallery host volunteers, we will operate on a limited schedule of Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11 – 3 until further notice. To learn what we are doing to protect you and our staff go <Click>here.
Board of Directors
McIntosh Art Association
MAA is excited to launch The Betty Vaughn Art Scholarship to a McIntosh student pursuing higher education in the field of Visual Arts.
This year’s $1000 recipient is Miss Bre’Onna Armstrong, a 2020 graduate of MCA. Bre is attending Coastal College with plans to finish up at SCAD with an animation degree. We are excited to be able to give back to our community through lifting up a young artist, as well as being able to honor Betty, who has given so much to MAA throughout the years!
McIntosh Art Association is pleased to offer a scholarship in the amount of $1000 to a McIntosh County student pursuing higher education in the field of visual arts 2021.
As for the scholarship requirements, the applicant must be a graduating senior at McIntosh County Academy or a home-schooled McIntosh County resident.
The Scholarship is named for artist Betty Vaughn, who has long been heavily involved in the non-profit organization. Ms. Vaughn was among those donating their time and labor to help renovate an old jail into The Old Jail Art Center and served as McIntosh Art Association’s first president. She is passionate about art, and through the years, MAA has richly benefited from the support of her and her family.
The McIntosh Art Association had a wonderful experience hosting What Color is Water? Growing Up Black in a Segregated South during Black History Month this February. It was their most successful exhibit ever, in attendance and enthusiasm. In addition to the 33 paintings included in the museum exhibit, we took some of her new Once Upon A Time yarn paintings, both books, What Color is Water and Georgia Farm Life in the 1940s, and notecards with 8 different prints in each set.
Again, thank you so much for hosting What Color is Water?
Annie Lucille Greene, Georgia native, painter, craftswoman, and retired educator, is best known for her yarn paintings. Her very recognizable style is distinguished by the use of colorful knitting yarns outlined in black embroidery thread. Her paintings frequently reflect culturally and socially relevant images of her life as an African American in the rural South. Her two museum exhibits are the yarn paintings upon which her two auto-biographical books are based.
Her first book, Georgia Farm Life in the 1940’s, was published in 2005 to compile the stories of a collection of yarn paintings based on her memories of the summers of 1944 and 1945 spent on her grandparents’ farm in Adel. This collection had already been exhibited in many Georgia Museums.
Annie Greene tells her life story from youth until after desegregation in her second book, What Color is Water? Growing up Black in a Segregated South. She spent her childhood in Hinesville, finished high school in Hogansville, attended Spelman College in Atlanta, completed her undergraduate degree at Albany State College, began teaching in Thomasville in 1954, then took a job in LaGrange in 1955 where she taught until her retirement in 1989. She earned a master’s degree in art education from New York University in 1961 because the State of Georgia gave her an out-of-state tuition voucher. Many southern states used tuition vouchers to avoid the expense of providing “separate but equal” postgraduate educational opportunities for blacks.
She and her husband Oliver raised their family and continue to live in LaGrange Georgia.
Sales online @ https://artisansonthesquare.gallery
New members are always welcome!
Please join/renew today!
A BIG THANKS TO ALL!
We had a great turn out for our fundraiser despite the weather!
Photos (154) of the event are located on Dropbox and can be viewed by clicking anywhere on this sentence.
A big thanks to Photographer Laurie Poole. She really captured the evening with so many smiling, happy faces.
As of now all of our fundraisers are on hold, donations are most welcome!!
New members are always welcome!
Please join/renew today!
Many thanks to the Georgia Council for the Arts Visit their website at http://gaarts.org
Always Free Admission!
Hours of Operation Mon-Sat 11:00 am-3:00 pm
We have a limited schedule now of Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11 – 3 until further notice.
2020 Membership information can be found by clicking here.
If you would like to be a member and help support the McIntosh Art Association, click on the appropriate Adobe PDF file below for regular membership or corporate membership. This will open in your web browser please print and fill out. You may also “right-click” and save to your computer. You can also stop by MAA at any time to signup!
The mission of the McIntosh Art Association is to promote visual arts and other artistic disciplines in the greater McIntosh area. Additionally, MAA seeks broad-based partnerships with other like-minded organizations and individuals within the local community to encourage support for cultural, historical, and creative endeavors.
Click here for a map to our location or call 912-437-7711 for more information.
Welcome our 2020 Corporate Sponsors
Crescent Equipment Co. crescentmarineaccess.com
Darien Telephone Co. www.darientel.net
Southeastern Bank www.southeasternbank.com
Ashantilly Center, Inc. ashantillycenter.org
Darien McIntosh Chamber of Commerce www.visitdarien.com
We appreciate our supporters and visit the link to the business/company. Thank You!