N e w s l e t t e r
March 13, 2021

The AAG March meeting was held this past Monday, March 8 at the Aiken Center for the Arts.  We hope everyone who joined in person or via the Zoom link enjoyed the presentation by Matthew Cornell. Driving home was a new experience for me as I began to notice all manner of interesting scenes lit by street lamps and lights in windows - even the Holly building right out the front door of the art center backlighting the bare trees along the street. Apparently I’ve been missing out on these really cool night scenes!
For those wanting to check out Matthew’s work further, visit his Instagram:

Matthew W Cornell's (@matthewcornellart) profile on Instagram • 709 posts

70.3k Followers, 381 Following, 709 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Matthew W Cornell (@matthewcornellart)


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. 

To support the ACA publicity campaign for the member show, we need to collect some photographs of art that members are sure they will be exhibiting.  Please send a single JPEG of an item you are sure you will be entering into the show to:  In the subject line, include: “Art for member show”.

The judge for this year’s member show will be Jacki Mayo Van Dyke.  Jacki is a multidisciplinary artist active in the CSRA and particularly in downtown Augusta. She has participated in exhibits at the Gertrude Herbert, Westobou gallery, as well as many local businesses, twice received the Porter Fleming Foundation award and twice been a regional semifinalist for the Bombay Artisan Series Contest showing work at the ZuCot and Mason Galleries in Atlanta. Jacki enjoys  painting live during Arts in the Heart with the Artzilla group, and offering mentorship to others branching out, wanting to share their work with our wonderful community. Some of her work and full CV can be viewed at
Also, note that you will need to be an up-to-date member of the guild in order to participate in the show.
In support of the Aiken Center for the Arts - Calling on all AAG golfers - The AAG will be sponsoring a hole in the tournament and we would love to see the AAG represented by a team in the tournament as well!

Please consider forming a team or using the contact form on our website to let us know of your interest and we will try to facilitate forming teams.
$400 for a team of 4. Includes breakfast and lunch. Info at

We are now past November 1, all renewals are now $45.  As always, new memberships remain $40.
It is anticipated that there will be several AAG board member positions to be filled at our May meeting.  Anyone who has an interest in joining the AAG board may use the contact form on our website to let your interest be known.  It is only through the volunteer efforts of all of our members that the AAG is able to continue its mission in our community.  Please consider joining the board or volunteering in another capacity.
The ACA main gallery’s next exhibition will feature:

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Early morning rays





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One artist celebrating The Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch will be AAG member Brooks Brown.
Brooks will be submitting two digital photographs using her signature artograph style. She's thrilled to be given this opportunity to exhibit her artworks by being a member with both "AAG" and "ACA". She first was introduced to Hopeland Gardens in December of 2018 and was immediately enamored by it's winter elegance as you'll see in her Quintessential Hopeland Gardens' piece. She's returned on several occasions and her second entry represents more of a summer feel in the Hopeland Gardens' Archways.


AAG Members:
Carolyn Bohn and 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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