“Empowering Creative Minds”

If you are interested in any of the art featured on this site, please contact us!

See the Local Art tab for art featuring scenes of Oxford.

All images and graphic art are property of individual artists and/or the OAG. None may be reproduced, copied, or printed without written authorization.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christmas Open House

Saturday from 9 to 3, Jennifer Pace's Pottery Studio and Boarding House will have a Christmas open house.

Location:  1302 N. Main Street, Water, Valley.   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Biggest, Baddest Art Show

The Oxford Artists' Guild presents its annual Biggest, Baddest, Art Show currently exhibiting now through December 14th at the Powerhouse.  The show may be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 - 5.  Over 40 local artists with more than 70 unique, original works varying from pottery, basketry, iron, fabric, wood, and paintings of all media are on display and for sale.  A meet and greet the artists' reception will be held on Tuesday, November 12th from 6 - 8 featuring live music by Bill Perry.  On hand for the reception, will be several of the guild's artisans with original hand-crafted jewelry.

Support the Arts Council

YAC is one of our communities biggest art supporters.  They are relentless in creating opportunities for us a guild, as individual artists, and for the community of art in general.

Upcoming is the ornament auction.  Please make and contribute an ornament to them.  With the donation of an ornament, you will receive a one year YAC membership and two tickets to the ornament auction which will be held on Thursday, December 12.  The auction is a lot of fun!

Some ornaments will be featured in the Invitation.  To be in this, your ornament must be turned in on/by November 11.  It is advisable to wrap your ornament and put it in a container (especially if it is fragile).  The final deadline is December 5.  You may drop off your ornament at the Power House between 9 and 5, Monday through Friday.

Also, there is a contest in which YAC could win a "Van-go" - literally an art van.  This will not cost any money and you don't have to donate.  You just have to vote.

There is a specific day in which you vote.  If you vote on the wrong day, you vote for someone else.  Please ask everyone you know to vote.  They win, we all win.

Here is some specific information:

On November 15th, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council needs your vote on 100CarsforGood.com sponsored by Toyota.  On Friday November 15th the YAC will try to collect the most votes in order to win a dedicated mobile arts education vehicle that will allow us to take arts education programs and classes into the communities and neighborhoods who need them the most.  The organization with the most votes everyday wins a 2014 Toyota vehicle of our choice- in our case a "Van-Go".  

Help us build this program by voting on the website  100CarsForGood.com .  You can go to this site and set a reminder for you to vote for the YAC on the 15th.  You can also SHARE our message from this page and invite your friends to vote as well.  

If you have any questions about 100CarsForGood, our program, or our outreach classes please feel free to email YAC or call Stacy at  662-236-6429.  

Here is a brief video explaining why the arts are important and how this van will help us do more:

https://docs.google.com/file/ d/ 0B016MooX67tzSU1sSHA5bWdOelU/ edit?usp=sharing

Please help YAC!!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Fall Into Art"


Friday, October 11 from 10-6 on the Courthouse Lawn

Members of OAG will be exhibiting and selling unique and original art with various mediums including Oils, Acrylics, Water Color, Mixed Media, Jewelry, Photography, Basketry by Mark Barnes, and hand made wooden toys by Red Byrd.  
Other artists include:  Debbie Myers, Pam Locke, Cindy Aune, Charles Chapin, Jim McCauley, Marge McCauley, Marilyn Inman, Tiffeny Owens, Katherine Adams, Carol Smith, Carolyn Watson, Lori Leigh Blaylock, Janet Barnes, Linda Peters, Debi Jenkins, and Dee Dee Weaver.

In case of inclement weather, the show will be held Sunday, October 13 from 10-5.

Friday, September 27, 2013

YAC Needs Everyone's Help!!

Rise to Thrive Challenge

Help the YAC win $25,000 towards classroom & studio space

Rise to Thrive, a program of Crowd Rise, selected 90 community groups out of thousands for a chance to win up to $25,000.

The Arts Council was selected to support our goal of raising funds for the next phase of renovation on The Powerhouse.
This campaign, to convert the 2,500 square foot garage area of the Powerhouse into usable studio, classroom and gallery space will give the Arts Council as well as local artists, art teachers and other organizations more room for more events, classes and demonstrations.

We ask for your help.
Make a donation & share the news
Please share our story and goal.

The next 10 donors who make a donation of $10 or more to the challenge grant will receive a
Bailey Blu Artist Trading Card

To donate to the Arts Council's challenge, all donations must be made online at
The contest runs until October 11th!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Awesome Inspirations!

Kudos to member Cindy Aune who was just listed on YAC's Famous Oxonians.  You can see her listing at:     http://famousoxonians.com/about/cindy-aune/

Cindy has also been participating recently in a painting a day.  Her works derived from this are awesome!  See her blog and artid website for pictures of her inspiring and devine work!

Bblogsite:  cindyaune.blogspot.com

Website: artid.com/cindyaune

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CindyAuneArt

Follow her on Pinterest: pinterest.com/cindypaune/boards


Friday, August 16, 2013

Watercolor Class - by Debbie Myers

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

taught by Debbie Myers

Experience the medium of watercolor without the expense of buying all of the supplies. Experiment with brushes, paper, techniques and color. Learn how to mask, lift, and resist. Exercises include a study of hills, pansies, and skies.

6 week course    9-11 a.m. on Tuesdays
September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15
at the Powerhouse
Class size limited to 10

Payment for the class is due 2 weeks before the first class date: August 27
YAC members $60 per person
or $70 for non-members

Contact Beth at the Arts Council to sign up
(662)236-6429 or yacoperations@gmail.com

Art Angels

Announcing a campaign for local art teachers.  Money is being raised for a scholarship fund for students with limited resources.  To give back to our community, many local art teachers offer scholarships (free tuition) for students to enroll in our classes. These students would otherwise not be able to participate.  In order to increase the number of scholarships and benefit more students, we are asking for help from our community.  Funds that are donated will be used to buy supplies and increase the number of scholarships.  Participating local teachers are Andi Bedsworth, Bailey Blu, Rhes Lowes (acting), and other Power House teachers.  Please go the link  to assist.          http://igg.me/p/485271/x/4242132
For further information or questions, call  Andi Bedsworth at 662-380-1940.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Congratulations to Sarah Jenkins!!

Ogden Museum of Southern Art,

"Spring River" , 2012
Louisiana Contemporary Exhibit, August 3- September 22.
Opening Reception August 3, White Linen Night
925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

"Louisiana Contemporary Presented by Regions Bank(On view through September 22, 2013)Recognizing the need to engage a contemporary audience that appreciates the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art has organized the second annual Louisiana Contemporary presented by Regions Bank.
A statewide, juried exhibition for residents of Louisiana, the juror for 2013 is Franklin Sirmans, the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art for the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) and the artistic director for Prospect.3 New Orleans.  www.louisianacontemporary.org " -  Pulled from OdgenMuseum.org

Junior Auxillary of Oxford Fundraiser Needs Art Donations

The Junior Auxillary of Oxford is hosting a fall ball to raise funds for the children of Lafayette County.  The ball is on September 20th.

There will be a silent auction and they need art donations.  Donations must be received by August 15.  For more details contact:

Lauren West Cleary
Associate Broker

RE/MAX Legacy Realty
1923 University, Oxford

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Youth Art Show Reception

Tuesday May 28th from 6-8 PM, a reception will be held honoring the local area youth participating in the Youth Art Exhibition which is currently on display at the Power House.

The reception is part of the family friendly art crawl.

The show is jointly sponsored by the YAC and the Oxford Artists' Guild.

Ribbons will be displayed that eveningon the winning works.  An opportunity to vote for a people's favorite among the non ribbon winners, will be available.

The balloon man, face painting, and an art activity will be part of the fun free childrens' activities.

Everyone come out and support these awesome artists!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Congratulations and thank you for your support!!

Congratulations to the winners of the Double Decker raffle and Silent Auction!

The YAC in conjunction with the Oxford Artists' Guild held a silent auction and a raffle to help raise money for the youth art exhibition that is currently being held at the Powerhouse and for future gallery series art exhibitons.  The effort raised $490!!  This endeavor supplied prize money, ribbons, and certificates to the youth art exhibition. 

A huge thank you to Charles Chapin for furnishing all the fabulous art works for this cause.

Congratulations to:

Kristina Carlson who won the Mallard duck painting.

Nicole Gladden who won the fish painting.

Kathy Haynes who won the Labrador retriever painting.

All customers who purchased art from the guild during the Double Decker Festival were entered in a drawing for another painting by Charles.  For each $50 that was spent, a chance was earned to win.
The winner was Kathy Haynes.

Just a few spots left!

Janet Barnes is hosting a water color class at the Power House on Tuesdays 9-11 for 6 weeks.  For more information e-mail barnes4364@bellsouth.net or call at 234-4712 or the powerhouse at 236-6429.  The theme is Oxford and/or Ole Miss.  One outdoor session is tentatively planned.  Cost $35.00

Monday, March 25, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Happenings!

Please see the YAC tab for events being held by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.  This weekend is the fiber festival and the schedule of events is listed under the tab. 

A meeting concerning the Double Decker events is being held tonight, January 17 at the Powerhouse for those interested.

The Mississippi Arts Council is holding a meeting on January 22 at the Powerhouse.  More information can be found under the YAC tab. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Stan O'Dell Exhibition at Southside Gallery

Stan O' Dell currently has works in the drawing exhibition at Southside Gallery.  The exhibit will run through January. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Charles Chapin at Art 2 Frame


Charles Chapin Reception and Show

Charles Chapin's beautiful art is being featured at Art 2 Frame this month.
The opening reception will be Friday, January 11, from 5 until 8 PM with live music, food, and wine.
Over 30 paintings from Charles's Delta Blues to his Delta Wildlife will be available for show and sale.
Wesley H. Ortiz will also have art on exhibit.
Come out and support one of our fellow members!!
Art 2 Frame is located on Heritage Drive.  It is the last building on the left.