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June Issue 2010

Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, SC, Presents Local Artist Guild Exhibit

The Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, SC, is presenting the 2010 Aiken Artist Guild Member Show, on view through June 26, 2010.

The Guild show will showcase a wide variety of artwork from the over 125 guild members. Artwork will include oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, photography, pencil and three-dimensional work.

This year's judge for the annual art exhibit is Alan MacTaggart, chairman and professor of the art department at Augusta State University. Professor MacTaggart's career began in 1968 with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, and has spanned continents to include shows and study tours in Morocco, Germany, England, Italy and more. He is the recipient of many awards, internationally, and has been a valued speaker at Guild meetings.

Ribbons and cash awards will be presented in several categories: The Phil Permar Best of Show Award, the William B. Colgate Aiken Scene Award, and first, second and third place awards.

The Aiken Artist Guild was established over 40 years ago and is proud of its recent annual presentation of scholarships to art students at USC-Aiken. This year's awards honor two icons in our art community, Nancy Wilds and George Kierspe. The generous sharing of their knowledge and abundant production of fine art has contributed amazing gifts to our community and deepened our appreciation of art in countless ways. Wilds' scholarship will be awarded this summer, Kierspe's in the Fall.

For more information contact the Aiken Center for the arts at 803/641-9094 or visit (www.aikencenterforthearts.org). For info about the Guild visit (www.aikenartistguild.org).

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