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arts awards and annual meeting

Each year at the Arts Council's Arts Awards and Membership Meeting, we recognize members of Augusta's vibrant arts community who stand out for their dedication to and standard of excellence in the arts.This year's event will be held on June 16, 2016, 6PM at the Enterprise Mill Events Center, 1450 Greene St.

We are currently at capacity for the event and are unable to accept any further RSVPs. Please email Christina Berkshire at christina@augustaarts.com with any questions.


Award Nominations are made by community members and chosen by committee.



President’s Award:

Steve Walpert,

Director of Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre and Entertainment Program


Artist Award:

Henry Wynn,

local musician and artist


Arts Professional Award:

Patricia Meyers,

Augusta University Professor of voice, opera, music literature and history courses, and humanities


Volunteer Award:

Linda Scales,

founder and Board President for Jessye Norman School of the Arts


Sponsor Award:

Beasley Media Group


Media Award:

Drew Dawson,

Station Manager and Host of GPB Augusta 90.7FM.



The Volunteer Award is given to an arts volunteer (must be associated with the arts organization in an unpaid capacity) who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support an arts organization.

Examples: leaders of performing/exhibiting groups; community arts advocates; community arts organizers; arts event organizers; organization assistants


Arts Professional

This award is given to an individual who has achieved exemplary administrative achievement in the arts community of the River Region via his or her professional job as an organization’s leader or administrator.

Examples: Directors of organizations; arts promoters; arts workers; development personnel; grant writers; other types of employees of arts organizations


Individual Artist

This award recognizes exemplary artistic achievement in any arts discipline by a professional or semi-professional artist in the River Region. This winner is one who is dedicated to excellence and growth in their field and achieves recognition above and beyond the River Region.

Examples: Visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, writers, choreographers


Media - Corporate or Individual

The Media award is given to a newspaper, television station, radio station, magazine or individual that has demonstrated extraordinary support for community arts activities by providing outstanding media coverage of the arts community.



A business/individual honored in this category provides significant financial support for the arts.

The mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life for citizens and visitors in

Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area by advancing a vibrant cultural arts agenda.

PO Box 1776 :: 1301 Greene Street :: Augusta, GA  :: 706.826.4702 :: Site design by Sallie West

"This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.  Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency - the National  Endowment for the Arts."