The Art of Kay Stanley

Main Entrance at Coweta County Administration Building

22 East Broad Street, Newnan

NCAA member Kay Stanley is a Georgia native who lives in Sharpsburg. She enjoys working in Oils, Acrylics, Water-colors, Pencil, and Pen and Ink. She has been drawing and painting most of her life. From an early age, her Grandmothers, Mother, Great Aunts and Aunts taught her by example that it was always good to have some type of handwork going. As a young adult she was involved in Tole and Decorative painting which soon led to a serious interest in the fine arts.

Kay was asked to teach art at an Arts & Crafts store, and thirty nine years later she is still teaching. Her classes are now held at the Sharpsburg Recreation Center in Old Town Sharpsburg, where she has taught for the past 26 years. The Art Class meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. For nine years, she also taught Home School Students in addition to the adult classes. Kay has taken some art workshops and art correspondence courses, but she considers herself self taught. She credits her art students with helping her to grow as an artist. They inspire and encourage each other and learn by doing.

Kay has won numerous awards and honors including the design of the logo for the Coweta County Courthouse Bi-Centennial, Town of Sharpsburg Logs, having a painting displayed in Mac Collins office in Washington D.C., which was later purchased by his chief of staff.

Her work has been displayed at the Georgia State Capital, at the Newnan-Coweta Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts, and with the SCAVA traveling show. Awards include the Third Congressional District Art Show, NCAA Spring Show, Manget Brannon Art Show, Sharpsburg Art Show, and the Espresso Lane Coffeehouse Show.