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For fifteen years the North Augusta Artists Guild has been active in the community, providing an outlet for local artists to share their work, find encouragement and support the local arts. The Guild offers a strong guest speaker program every year, field trips, art exhibits, an Artist of the Month Program with six local businesses, and social events. Membership is open to artists in all media: oils, acrylics, watercolor, ceramics, photography, fiber, jewelry, glass, collage, pastel, sculpture. Guild meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Avenue. Guest speakers for 2017 have included Staci Swider, author of the book Acrylic Expressions; Dr. Scott Thorp, new Director of the Fine Arts Department at Augusta University; and critiques by the Guild’s own professional instructor, Thomas Needham. To come are a Potluck Supper (July 5); Gail Wheeler, talented local artist proficient in several media, primarily oil (August 1); and Carol Sue Roberts, winner of numerous awards, whose works are collected internationally (October 3). Other Guild activities include field trips, art exchanges, exhibit receptions and an annual Christmas gathering. In 2013, the Guild created the Visual Arts Scholarship Award, gifting $500 to an outstanding high school senior living in North Augusta. On our fall field trip (November 4) we’ll visit artists’ studios in Greenville, S.C. Members’ work can currently be seen at the Convent of St. Helena, 414 Savannah Barony Drive in North Augusta (for hours, see the Events page). In August, Guild members will be featured at the Kroc Center in Augusta, Georgia. Our annual Fall into Art show & sale begins November 9, with an opening reception 5 - 7 PM, and runs through December 15 at the Arts and Heritage Center. Approximately 40 members participate in this annual exhibit where ribbons and cash prizes are awarded. President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Kay Lovingood Andy Hunter Sally Van Peursem Doug Dooley kaylov@comcast.net andyhunterphotos@gmail.com slmvpmt@gmail.com ctsdougdooley@bellsouth.net 2018 BOARD MEMBERS Members at Large Donna Lane Anita Cunningham Judy Berry dmlane40@aol.com nita39c@gmail.com jcaroleber@comcast.net The North Augusta Artists Guild Post Office Box 7314 North Augusta, South Carolina 29861 email: info@naartistsguild.org