Art Walks, Studio & Sanctuary

Art Walks  Studio & Sanctuary It is with tremendous joy and appreciation that the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art is honored to announce a new page in the book that our Art Life is writing. Introducing, Art Walks, a CTV BEAM production in collaboration with Sarah West and The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, Smiths Station, Alabama’s destination for Continued Fine Arts Education. Join Art Walks for a journey into the studio and.. Read More

Fine Art Classes | Winter Spring 2017

Fine Art Classes Winter | Spring 2017    The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art announces New Fine Art Classes for the Winter/ Spring Season. Join Artists of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art in the New Year for Continued Education Fine Art Classes, tailored to foster artistic furtherance through exploration and studio education. Our Classes provide an individualized experience in hands-on learning, paired with skill development, and cultural/ arts history enrichment… Read More

Time Traveler

  Another trip around the sun, a planetary orbit shifts. Stars align as I work feverishly into the night. At a frantic pace I write of things as they come. An impending deluge of thought, ideas pour in and I attempt to record them all before they are gone. They are all tied together. Like the magician’s silk scarf, one idea lends itself to another. Seemingly endless is this renaissance. I piece particles.. Read More

Navigating Sun Tides

Have you ever tried to photograph a sunset only to find that the still image doesn’t near capture the essence of the moment as it is lived? In the recent year, I almost given up the notion of photographing a sunset. Instead, I savor the westward drive home. As the sun dips nearer to the horizon, exhilarating hues streak the sky and kiss the trees like Parrish’s brushwork. This time of year, almost.. Read More

Atelier Portrait Program, hosted by the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

Atelier Portrait Program Fine Art Courses for Continued Education in the Arts The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art Study traditional portrait composition in atelier with instructor, Michele West. Learn the fundamental principles for sketching portrait, refining structure, emphasizing perspective pose, shading and capturing the subject. Increase your strength in portrait drawing ability and establish greater confidence in your pencil/ brushstrokes. The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art Atelier Portrait Program offers these.. Read More

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents Watercolor: Paintbox Classes

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents Watercolor: Paintbox Classes Debuting September 2016     The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art will debut its newest addition to our Atelier Programs with Watercolor: Paintbox Classes, this September. This program will present a comprehensive view of painting with watercolor in small scale study, providing students with perspectives through the demonstrative process and experience in cultivating hands on technique. Various genre such as Landscape,.. Read More

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents Doc Watson, portrait exhibition

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents a summer exhibition featuring Sarah West’s, recent portrait of legendary folk musician, Doc Watson. In July of 2016, Sarah West received the honor of debuting her illustrative rendering of Doc Watson at the Doc & Merle Watson Museum during the 19th annual Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove at the Historic Cove Creek School. Having just returned from debut exhibition, Doc Watson will.. Read More

Art Classes- New Chapters in Cultural Arts Enrichment Community Outreach, provided by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents New Chapters in Cultural Arts Enrichment Community Outreach On this day, in the Summer of 2015, the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art launched our Cultural Arts Enrichment Program, as an avenue by which to reach further into our communities  and unite our region through the appreciation of cultural heritage, historic preservation, further community sustainability cultivation and art education. This program has continued to serve.. Read More

The Bluegrass Sweethearts, presented by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

Art extends beyond the visual. Intertwined are the worlds of Visual Art, Written Word, Music Composed and more. Passed down through the centuries, each yield themselves to preservation, and conservation of our rich and diverse history. Our history, we feel should be shared and properly preserved for future generations. As owner of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, I am delighted to announce our Second Annual Cultural Arts Enrichment, Artist’s Showcase Event… Read More

Writing to Remember

Writing to Remember “I write to remember,” these resonant words were spoken by author, Lee Smith at a recent book signing. Just weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending her lecture at the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum. Among stories shared complimenting her memoir, Dimestore, she told buoyantly of her days in Grundy, Virginia. Through these stories she captured fond recollections of her childhood, family and hometown region.     Weeks before.. Read More