The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation:
Office & Gallery Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday- Saturday
Large groups are welcome! After hours appointments available for gallery exhibits.
To schedule a visit call 706-769-4565 or email
OCAF is located at 34 School Street in Historic Watkinsville Georgia.
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity that is not supported by tax dollars of any kind. All of our programs are open to the public regardless of what county they live in. OCAF members receive valuable discounts on classes, workshops and special events. Although membership is suggested it is not required.
Upcoming Events & Exhibits
All exhibitions open to the public the evening of the opening reception.
Click on the Event Title for more information
ITS WHO WE ARE": A Black History Month Exhibit
January 24 – February 21 , 2014
Reception: Friday, January 24, 6-8 PM
Artwork expressing ideas, feelings, and other important events that have had an influence on the Artists' lives. This exhibit celebrates a rich cultural heritage in a wide diversity of artwork. Once again, the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to sponsor and support the African-American artists in this exhibit.
A MEETING OF THE MINDS: Artwork by University of North Georgia Students
February 21 - March 21, 2014
Reception: Friday, February 21, 6-8 PM
Exhibition showcases the talents of the art students from the University of North Georgia, one of OCAF's Sponsor organizations. Come to the reception and meet these aspiring artists and experience the sharing of ideas and concepts through their artwork.
Oconee County Schools
February 28 – March 27 , 2014
Reception: Friday, February 28, 4-6 PM
Exhibition celebrates the artistic talent of, and features artworks by, Oconee County public and private school children from grades K—12.
OCAF ANNUAL THRIFT SALE
Dates / Times: Friday, March 7, 7pm - 9pm (Preview Sale)
Saturday, March 8, 8am – 2pm
OCAF is holding its annual Thrift Sale Fundraiser in the Rocket Hall Gym to support the many vital art programs we offer including classes, cultural events, and exhibitions. Volunteers are needed and donations can be dropped off at 34 School Street (Rocket Hall) in downtown Watkinsville. You will find dates for volunteering / drop offs & information for large item pick-ups on the Thrift Sale webpage (click here).
SOUTHWORKS: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBTION 19TH ANNUAL
April 11 – May 16, 2014
Reception: Friday, April 11, 6-8 PM
The 2014 Southworks Juried Art Exhibition is a national juried art exhibition that OCAF has been holding for years. Since its inception, it has been one of the premier art exhibitions in the region
Art Classes & Workshops
Click Each Catergory Link Below for More Info!
Back by Popular Demand:
Watercolor Portrait Workshop with Jane Paul Angelhart Winter/Spring 2014 Registration is now open!
Don't miss your chance to learn and perfect your watercolor technique under the tutelage of Jane Paul Angelhart. Master portrait painter Jane Angelhart will share with students a rare opportunity to learn professional secrets for letting colors and faces bloom from the page. However, while the focus of her Workshop will be Portraits, the techniques she will be teaching will enhance your work no matter what your subject matter.
Watercolor Classes with Kie Johnson: Winter/Spring 2014 Registration is now open!
- Watercolor Techniques (Beginning & Intermediate Students)
- Intermediate Watercolor (Intermediate & Advanced Students)
Mondays, April 9 through May 21.
Pottery Open Studio
Open studio time is available for adults who have previous experience in OCAF ceramics classes or other ceramics studios. Days & hours: change from week to week.
Clay Your Way with Sylvia Godlass
Waiting List Open
Great for busy schedules! After attending the Orientation class on Feb 1, you choose 5 out of 11 remaining class dates you want to attend. Guided class sessions with individualized instructions means all skill levels are welcome and will benefit from with this class structure.
Painting, Drawing & Sculpture
Winter/Spring 2014 Registration is now open!
Cameron Hampton Workshop Series
(Pastels, Drawing & Multi-Media Sculpture)
In this unique series of one-day Saturday workshops Cameron offers instruction in a variety of mediums and techniques. Sessions Offered: Saturdays, January 4 through March 29 - Sign-up for as many Sessions as you like - (Separate Fee For Each Session)
Painting with Charles
with Charles Warnock
Charles will teach oils and acrylics in an Open Studio Format. Fridays, 10am - 12pm. January 10 through February 14, 2014. (Not for Beginners).
Please be sure to check back as new classes & workshops will be added to our Art Education page in the coming weeks.
For questions about these or other classes/events at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, please contact us directly by using the information provided below.
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
Address: 34 School Street
Mailing address: P.O. Box 631
Watkinsville GA, 30677