Visual Arts Association

VAA President: Arrachme, 828-230-6613
Please feel free to call, email, or text.
Next Meeting: 3rd Friday monthly Sept thru June - LaHacienda Center 12:30pm The VAA meets monthly at La Hacienda Recreation Center at 12:30 PM for a light lunch followed by a meeting and presentation. There will be a 50/50 raffle and in addition, gift certificates are given away. We hope to see you and remember guests are always welcome.
Newsletter deadline: 5pm last day of month
New to VAA or The Villages - Art in The Villages lists opportunities for artists
Continuing Exhibits: LaGalleria @ LaHacienda, Annex @ Sumter County Rte 466
Lifelong Learning College Workshops and details available at  Links or call 352.753.3035

Something new to View: Visit The Gallery for LaGalleria winners and visit Art Sholarshiops to see the Bobby Goldsboro Art Show 2014

Looking for some one to build a web site of my art. Will pay.
Phone 239-898-7930 Roger Sherman

 Art Scholarships

Awards will be given April 18.


Friday April 18 at 12:30pm the VAA and its membership will introduce and honor the 2014 Art Scholarship Winners for our tri-county area. These outstanding high school, visual artists were selected at interviews held on March 29 by the Scholarship Committee. The committee notes that the winner’s academic records, activities and volunteer service hours are as impressive as their art!

The student’s families and teachers will also be invited to attend the celebration and the students will each have a personal exhibit of their award winning work for viewing.

A light lunch, art exhibit stroll and casual “GET TO KNOW YOU” Session will be featured before the program. At this time the young artists will be happy to explain their work done in a variety of different media. They will be formally introduced, receive their scholarship certificates/documents, and speak briefly about their art, inspirations, goals and plans for the future. All awarded scholarship monies are sent directly to the colleges they will be attending.

In addition to the student presentation and celebration, there will be special surprises and an Art Shower for this year’s winners. VAA members have generously donated art books, painting materials, brushes, papers and other needed supplies to help as a send- off for these young students headed to art schools and colleges. A huge Thank You goes out to our members for their contributions and support of this project.

This is the ninth year that the VAA has sponsored a number of major scholarships for graduating art students. Almost $70,000 will have been awarded as of 2014. You, our members, through your continued generosity, hours of fund raising and hard work have made these awards possible. Your efforts reflect an ongoing dedication to help promote the arts in our high schools and to recognize student academics and artistic talent.

The Scholarship committee of the VAA is excited to introduce our recipients for 2014, and look forward to having all the VAA membership and Villages Art Community get to know them. We thank you, our members, for making this special day possible. Now, come join us for the fun!!!!!