2018 Annual Arts Awards Winners Announced!

Awards Dinner Thursday, June 21, 6-8pm.

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. Award Nominations are made by community members and chosen by a committee of business leaders, residents of Richmond County, arts professionals, former winners, and arts supporters.

Annual Arts Awards Dinner and Membership Meeting, June 21, 6-8pm.

Join us to honor the winners of the Annual Arts Awards and celebrate 50 years of the Greater Augusta Arts Council at the Annual Arts Awards Dinner & Membership Meeting, to be held Thursday, June 21, 6-8pm at the Foundry at Rae’s Creek. RSVP to pay at the door by calling the Greater Augusta Arts Council at 706-826-4702 or pay online by clicking the button below.

2018 Annual Arts Awards Winners

It is with great pleasure that the Greater Augusta Arts Council announces the 2018 winners of the Annual Arts Awards!  Awards are given in 7 categories to celebrate excellence in the Augusta arts Community. Congratulations to this year’s winners!  Read below for more information about the Awards Dinner and a special anniversary celebration for the Arts Council.

President’s Award: Dr. Dennis Skelley, CEO, Walton Rehabilitation Institute

Artist: Trey McLaughlin, Artistic Director, Creative Impressions

Arts Professional: Debi Ballas, Director, the Augusta Players (retired)

Media: Charmain Brackett, Arts columnist, Augusta Chronicle

Volunteer: Levi Hill, Fundraiser, Miller Theater Restoration

Sponsor: MAU Workforce Solutions

NEW THIS YEAR – The Kath Girdler Engler Award for Public Art: Jason Craig, Designer, Westobou

About the Award- Named after the late Kath Girdler Engler, a prolific local sculptor whose work is seen throughout the region, the award celebrates artists, individuals, or organizations who champion the cause of public art in Augusta.

 

About the Awards

The Annual Arts Awards are hosted by the Greater Augusta Arts Council to celebrate individuals and organizations that advance the arts in Augusta. The Arts Awards were established to recognize outstanding talent, exceptional initiative and leadership within Augusta’s vibrant arts community.

Details on each of the award categories are listed below.


Annual Arts Awards Categories

Click on the category names below for the details of each award.

VOLUNTEER
ARTS PROFESSIONAL
INDIVIDUAL ARTIST
MEDIA
SPONSOR
KATH GIRDLER ENGLER PUBLIC ART AWARD - NEW
PRESIDENTS AWARD

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