Glynn Art recognizes the importance of the visual arts to everyday life and is resolved to work toward fulfilling the vision of education and the creation of a strong cultural climate while providing the community and visitors with opportunities to advance their knowledge, appreciation, and participation the creative experience. The association offers exhibits, lectures, studio classes, field trips, and workshops for everyone.
Our Mission: To promote and encourage creative expression within our community with an emphasis on the visual arts.
Consider joining us today!
Established in 1953, Glynn Art Association (GAA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving as the community’s VISUAL ARTS CENTER. It is supported by donations from members, visual artists, and patrons. The Glynn Art Association’s mission is to promote and encourage creative expression within our community with an emphasis on the visual arts. The Glynn Art Gallery is located in the “heart” of St. Simons Island at 529 Beachview Drive in the quaint Pier Village on the south end of the Island.
We offer classes for all ages from children to the retired. Glynn Art’s gallery exhibits oil, watercolor acrylic, and mixed media paintings; etchings; photography; pottery; sculpture; jewelry; basketry; fiber and decorative arts. You may even find something wonderful in our gift shop too.
The Glynn Art Association is not funded by the state or county government. It relies solely on its members, sales of artworks, festivals, and special events. Please consider becoming a member or donate to the arts. Both are tax deductible. Please feel free contact us on how you can support us.
Glynn Art Association Community Outreach
Glynn Art is involved with several on-going projects that bring art to those who need it. The first of these is the fourteen year old monthly class for the Glynn County Stroke Support Group. The members of this group and their caregivers come once a month and create pottery pieces. The benefits of this activity are many: from the happy and constant exchanges amongst the group, to the effects of the hands relearning fine motor skills. Debbie Craig, Pottery Studio Director, has been the teacher of this group all 14 years and feels that she benefits as much as the members of the group that attend!
For another year, Glynn Art has offered art classes to the residents of Safe Harbor Children’s Shelter. Judi Strickland, a licensed art therapist, meets with the children twice a month at Glynn Art’s Visual Arts Center to teach the students and help them sort out their many concerns. Be on the lookout for their exhibit, Labors of Love by the Safe Harbor Kids at the Brunswick Public Library!
Glynn Art also offers artists-in-residence to any public or private school that requests this service. This past year three different instructors presented different media and techniques to the Christian Montessori School students. They learned paper-making with Ann Marie Dalis; printmaking with Jenny Hager; and collage and stab binding with Debbie Craig. Art work and books created by the students were presented at an exhibit at the Glynn Art Visual Art Center.
Glynn Art provides a variety of benefits to local organizations. Some of our past and present endeavors include:
Glynn County Stroke Support Group
Safe Harbor Children’s Shelter
Boy and Girl Scouts
Coastfest/Dept. of Natural Resources
College of Coastal Georgia
Very Special Arts in Brunswick
Hospice of the Golden Isles
Brunswick Hospital Cardiac Rehab
Historical Society (lighthouse)
Presentations and programs in local churches, schools and senior centers to include
St. Marks Episcopal Church
College Place Methodist Church
St. Simons Methodist Church
First Baptist Church (Brunswick)
Christian Montessori School
St. Simons Elementary
Satilla Marsh Elementary
Goodyear Elementary School
Satilla March Elementary School
Golden Isles Elementary
We appreciate your support and if you wish to donate:
Thank you to our Business Sponsors:
Artisan’s Art Center
Anderson Art Gallery
Painted Planet School of Art
John E. Bauser
Beacon Properties Services, Inc.
Greer and Laura Brown
Sue and Chuck Cansler
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Cofield
Loanne & Robert Hamje
George Ann Knox
Jane & Joe Prendergast
Trish & Howard Rugaber
Jack & Lynda Sterrett
Ronald & Forrest Wilson
David & Deborah Wright
Anderson Art Gallery
Artisan’s Art Center
DeLong-Sweet Family Foundation