Augusta Arts Awards and Membership Meeting

The Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to announce that the 2021 nomination process for the annual arts awards is underway. Community members are encouraged to nominate an individual or organization for their impactful work in Augusta’s art community.

The Annual Awards meeting is a staple of the Arts Council’s yearly events, held each summer to recognize outstanding work and development in the community. The nominations process is open now through May 2, 2021 at noon. The award winners will be recognized at the Annual Awards night event, online only, on June 17, 2021, at 6pm.

The nomination form can be found at this link: https://augustaarts.wufoo.com/forms/m194xshq0l9prid/

 2020 Augusta Arts Awards WINNERS

Congratulations to the 2020 Arts Awards Winners! The Annual Augusta 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.

  • Kath Girdler Engler for Public Art: Wesley L Stewart & Colleen Beyer Stewart
  • Sponsor: Doctors Hospital of Augusta
  • Artist: Karlton Clay
  • Arts Professional: Porter Stokes
  • Volunteer: Carol Rezzelle
  • Media: Velvet Perry
  • President’s Award: Larry Millard & Cheryl Goldsleger

2019 Arts Awards WINNERS

  • Artist: Eryn Eubanks, Musician
  • Arts Professional: Gary Dennis, Executive Director,  Jessye Norman School of the Arts
  • Volunteer: Mike Sleeper, Logistics Lead, Arts in the Heart of Augusta
  • Sponsor: Ora Parrish, Bank of America
  • Kath Girdler Engler Public Art Award: Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Project Forte
  • President’s Award: City of Augusta, for outstanding partnership in public art efforts in our community

Details on each of the award categories are listed below. 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 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 - Est. 2018
PRESIDENTS AWARD