Vicksburg Art Association - PO Box 1251 - Vicksburg, Mississippi 39181   




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Dr. Dirt & Felder Rushing for March Meeting     



Who: Vicksburg Art Association

When: Tuesday, March 13, 7:30pm

Where: Old Constitution Firehouse on the corner of Main and Openwood Streets in Downtown Vicksburg

What: Yard Art, Dr. Dirt and Felder Rushing

The March 2007 meeting of the Vicksburg Art Association is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at 7:30 pm in the historic Old Constitution Firehouse on the corner of Main and Openwood in Downtown Vicksburg.

A big success in the past, the Yard Art program is returning March 13th at 7:30pm with Dr. Dirt (aka Leon Goldsberry) and Felder Rushing, known in the South for their unique, off-beat approach to horticulture and bringing art to the yard. The pair has been providing gardening advice on Mississippi Public Broadcasting every Tuesday for the last couple of years and is referred to as the Gestaldt gardeners. Dr. Dirt lives in Edwards in a house built by his ancestors in 1895 and a garden that contains plants that may be over 90 years old. His garden is designed as a series of rooms, each stuffed with perennials, flowering shrubs, potted plants and rooting beds and found art that complements the riotous flowering scenes. Felder Rushing, a Masters graduate of Mississippi State University and former state consumer horticulturist with the Extension Service has published over 15 gardening books and lectures across the country at renowned garden meetings and shows. The two promise to entertain us with their down-home style, zany humor and anecdotes, provide some gardening advice and challenge us to take a new look at found art for our gardens.

There is no charge and the public is encouraged to attend. For additional information, call or e-mail Zan Baggett (


Upcoming Workshop details     



Cathy Hegman Workshop-Design&Intent

Sponsored by the Vicksburg Art Association

April 14th and April 15th

Firehouse Gallery Vicksburg, Ms

Cathy Hegman will be conducting a water media workshop Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Cathy works and paints in her studio in her home in Holly Bluff. Cathy is largely self taught plus has attended adult education classes in oil and watercolor and has studied with many well known artists. Cathy has been actively painting for twenty two years. She maintains memberships of Associate member of American Watercolor Society. Cathy is a juried member of Watercolor West. Cathy has attained Signature Membership of Mississippi Watercolor Society, Signature Membership of Missouri Watercolor Society and Signature Membership of National Watercolor Society ,Society of Animal Artists and most recently the Southern Watercolor Society. View Cathy’s art at or Cathy is represented by The Jackson Street Gallery in Jackson, Mississippi and The Meyer Milagros Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.

Space is limited

$75.00 for both days, a deposit of $37.50 required to reserve a place

Mail deposit to Leslie Horton 120 Pebble Beach Vicksburg, Ms 39183

Call 601.638.7900 for more information and supply list


Upcoming Events     



Here is a list of events for the remainder of the VAA season.

March 13
Monthly program - Felder Rushing and Dr Dirt on YARD ART

April 1-10
Show - Youth Art Show

April 10
Monthly program = Meet young emerging artists

April 14-15
Workshop = Cathy Hegman, Design and Intent – Water Media

May 8
Monthly program - Annual Meeting; River Kids Art

May 19
Show = Spring Art Show


February Program: Art Swap and Critique     



When: Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 pm

Where: Old Constitution Firehouse on the corner of Main and Openwood Streets in Downtown Vicksburg

What: Art Swap and Critique by Ron Alexander

The Vicksburg Art Association presents an Art Swap and Critique by Ron Alexander on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, in the historic Old Constitution Firehouse - corner of Main and Openwood - in downtown Vicksburg.

Do you have some good old art you don’t want to keep anymore, but don’t know what to do with? Do you want a new piece of art to brighten your walls and give you pleasure? The Art Swap and Critique will be held on Tuesday, February 13th to share your art, hear Ron Alexander’s critique and enjoy some potluck delights. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The Art Swap will be limited to the first 25 participants who deliver their piece to the Firehouse at 7 pm prior to the meeting on February 13th. All participants are encouraged to bring a potluck appetizer to share until the meeting begins at 730 pm. Ron Alexander will provide a critique of each piece of art as it is selected and unwrapped. Active in community projects throughout the area, Mr. Alexander has been both a judge and a participant. He was Head of the Department of Art at University of Louisiana at Monroe from 1983 – 2002 and has worked in all forms of art including graphic design, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and ceramics. Mr. Alexander encourages all forms of artistic expression as a vehicle for gaining insight and viewing the world in a better light.

Guidelines for the artwork that may be submitted are:

1) An original piece of art and can include work other than your own.

2) All media is accepted – painting, drawing, fiber, clay, 3D, Mixed Media, etc.

3) If the piece is a painting or drawing, it must be framed.

4) All pieces must be concealed with wrapping.

5) Minimum value for works submitted for exchange must be at least $30 and up to $50..

6) Limited to one item per participant.

As participants arrive for the Art Swap, they will be asked to draw a number at random. Once the swap begins, numbers will be called in numerical order. Each piece of art is considered ‘dead’ (participant keeps the chosen piece) after the second ‘swipe’ by another participant.

Since the Art Swap is being held during Mardi Gras month, all are encouraged to wear beads or colors of Mardi Gras to add to the fun.

For additional information about this workshop, call or e-mail

Zan Baggett:

Phone - (601) 636-6946



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The VAA offers art-related programs and/or speakers. Throughout the year workshops in varied art disciplines are held. Competitive exhibtions of work by regional artists are hosted. Most of these events are held at the Old Constitution Firehouse Gallery located at the corner of Main and Openwood Streets


About the Firehouse

                        The VAA is fortunate to have as its headquarters one of Vicksburg's first firehouses. This building has been designated as a Mississippi Landmark by the Department of Archives and History. The Old Constitution Firehouse is believed by the Archives and History Department to be the most intact Victorian fire station in the state.

It was built in 1870 as the second house for the city's first volunteer fire company and later housed the first paid company.

  The building retains the central stall, barracks room, cupola, and bell which was used to call the volunteers.

  The presence of the fire station made the Openwood - Main Street area one of the most desirable residential districts in Vicksburg before 1876.



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