N e w s l e t t e r
April 24, 2021

Eric Mauro
The AAG May meeting will be held Monday, May 10 at the Aiken Center for the Arts.  We will again forgo our social time and start the meeting at 7pm.  We will continue to follow the ACA protocols for distanced seating and face coverings.  In addition to our program we will also elect our board for next year. Members present either in person or via Zoom will considered eligible to vote. Due to some reshuffling of board members and those stepping off the board a total of six positions will be filled. 

The slate of candidates for election are as follows:
President, Chris McKeel
Vice President, Karey Santos
Treasurer, John Gordon
Secretary, Brooks Brown
Publicity Director, Robbie Robb
Show Director, Pat Gericke

Board members continuing for the next year are:
Technology Director, Susanna King
Membership Director, Betsy Hughes
Program Director, Whitney Kurlan

May 6 - June 11 AAG Member Show In ACA Main Gallery
April 28 - last day for online registration 
April 30 - May 1 - drop off (Please see the AAG website for details.)
May 6, 6-8pm - ACA Reception, COVID protocols in place 
June 11, 10a - 4p - pick up unsold pieces

Please see the member show page on the AAG website for more show details and to sign up online. 

A few more volunteers are still needed to help with this year’s show, please look over the openings below and use the website “Contact Us” link to express your interest.

Assist with Drop-off:
Thursday, April 29 from 1:00 to 3:00, two openings
Friday, April 30 from 10:00 to 12:00, one opening

Assist with moving art from Brown to Main Gallery:
Saturday, April 1 at 4:30, one opening

Also, note that you will need to be an up-to-date member of the guild in order to participate in the show.

Whitney Kurlan’s pastel “Babysitter” has been selected for inclusion in this year’s David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. You can find out more about this competition as well as the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation through the link below.

Wildlife Artist of the Year - David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

We are now past November 1, all renewals are now $45.  As always, new memberships remain $40.
The ACA main gallery’s current exhibition will run through April 30. 

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Early morning rays




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One artist celebrating The Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch is AAG member Brooks Brown.

I am going to use this piece by Brooks as an advertisement for submitting information about all the things within the art community that we are involved in along with pictures of our art to the newsletter.  This is a great way to inform the membership and share our art.  I am using this particular piece as the advertisement since I noted on Monday that it had been sold!  To submit news to the newsletter simply use the “Submit News” button found in the newsletter link.  More information about submissions to the newsletter is noted at the bottom of this page.


AAG Members:
Carolyn Bohn and Dana McMenamin

There are only a couple weeks left in this show, and if you have not had a chance yet to see the work that Carolyn and Dana are showing please go - be inspired, be appreciative and enjoy!
Carolyn Bohn
Dana McMenamin
Art Center Classes
Animals in Oils
With Judy Adamick

 This is a 5 week class at Aiken Center for the Arts, the starting date for this class has been pushed forward to May 13th, Thurs., 10 til noon.
Call 803 641-9094 to sign up.

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