Artists' Guild of Columbia County

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

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Location: PO Box 2205 Evans GA 30809 USA

Mission: The Artists' Guild of Columbia County provides opportunities for artists to exchange creative ideas and business information, to show and sell their work, and to increase their knowledge through workshops. We promote the visual arts, sponsor exhibits and offer projects of interest to artists and those interested in the arts.
Geographic areas served: Columbia County and the greater Augusta area
Programs: Art After Dark: Our annual Art show offers the community the opportunity to enjoy the artwork of a wide array of artists. This year we displayed the work of 42 artists and enjoyed performances by several local groups including the Columbia County Choral Society, Members of the Columbia County Civic Orchestra, and the Da Capo Chamber Players. Our artists provide artwork for several local venues. MCG HEaling Arts program: Our artists display artwork at the Medical College of Georgia throughout the year in an effort to enhance the hallways of the hospital for both patients and staff. In addition Guild artists work with hospitalized children to create artwork for the hospital. The Guild offers $1,000 in scholarhips annually to help local high school graduates pursing a degree in art. Members collaborate to participate in community art shows throughout the year.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Artists’ Guild of Columbia County is an amazing group. I worked with them as the Grassroots Art Administrator for two years and I thought they were perfect sub-grantees. They were thorough and always completed applications, mid-year reports, and final reports completely and on time. They produce wonderful events and I really enjoy Art After Dark!

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As the administrator for the GAP grant I was able to see how dedicated this organization is to promote the artists of Columbia County... they are a top-notch organization!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None! They are great! They deserve much support!

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I joined the Guild 4 years ago. Prior to that I typically worked independantly. It has been a pleasure to be a part of this group. The artists are such and inviting group who are always willing to help each other and pitch in to make every event we participate in a success. It has been so exciting to be a part of the growth of this organization and see the impact we have been able to have on the arts in our community. We've worked hard to create quality events that expose the community to art, and I am looking forward to some of the new workshops and groups that are developing to provide opportunitites for artists to come together and share art together and expand their understanding not only of art, but also the business of art.

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the many opportunities it has provided me to show and sell my artwork. I have also benefited from many of the guest speakers we've had and enjoyed the demonstrations by artists who work in mediums of never tried before. I also feel like many of the members of this organization have become like family - I am very proud to call them my friends

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to listent o the great ideas the members and community have - that's who we are serving after all.

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I'm not on the board but I am a member of the Columbia County Artist Guild. I am horrible about keeping up to date on what we are doing but the guild always makes sure I know what is going on. As a mother of six I believe the arts are paramount to a well rounded education. This guild brings the experience of art to the public. Plus, it is a forum for all us "artist" to get together and share our ups and downs. The benefits of being an artist are sometimes sporatic but the benefits of being a member of this guild are constant.

What we remember most from past civilizations is their art. We can know a civilization without knowing their medium income or the highest paid jobs. You can never truly know one without an understanding of their art. Keep that in mind and support our guild!

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Yes, please see my comments above.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make them more demanding of members like me. There are many that carry the weight of the organization and I am not one of them. They should make me more ashamed - or at least hit me up for money. They do neither.

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I have been a member of the AGCC for two years and the greatest benefit for me is being a part of the artist community in my area. Alone - I was an island, but within this organization we share ideas, activities, upcoming events and general support, not to mention friendship. We have sub groups open to all members like the portraiture group which I especially enjoy and I am looking forward to our newly formed "art days" where we gather to create just for the fun of it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning more about the business side of the art world

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like us to campaign for a dedicated space provided by the County.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the artist guild when it was a very small organization and have seen it grow and bloom. I have met many wonderful artists who have become friends both personally and artistically.
As the Artist guild grows it becomes more important to the community with the art shows it sponsors, the scholarship opportunities it provides high school students and the learning environment provided in our activity meetings.
Any one with an interest in the arts would benefit form aligning themselves with the Columbia County Artist Guild.

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Realizing the business side of being an artist

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like more social activities.

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I joined the CCAG as it was starting with about 10 interested artists. It has grown and become a great part of my life over the years. Meeting, learning and sharing with other artists and public is invigorating. I have heard a lot of positive feedback from friends, who aren't artists, who have attended the Art After Dark event, which the guild sponsors each year. I was secretary for 2 years.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the encouragement to further my artistic abilities and interests.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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