Art Student Scholarship

The Guild sponsors a scholarship for college students majoring in Art.

2020 & 2021 Winner

Angel MorenoAngel Moreno, Art Student at Augusta University is the winner of the 2020 scholarship.

Dear Angelika,
It is my pleasure to write this email to express my most sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Artist Guild of Columbia County for your generosity and support. I am thrilled, honored and grateful to be the recipient of this incredible scholarship twice in a row. A scholarship that comes directly from a community of artists as the result of their work, efforts and commitment with the arts; is the highest honor a student can ever receive. Thank you for helping me become the artist that I am today through this beautiful, meaningful, and generous recognition.

I would also like to apologize for being so disconnected lately, especially since the world turned upside-down. It is incredible to see how much the world has changed in just a year. A year full of challenges and difficulties, but also of acts of solidarity, compassion and most importantly resilience. I am currently in Texas assisting my family, especially my mother after recovering from illness through the pandemic and the latest weather events in the state. I will also be graduating in July and that truly fills my heart with joy.

Attached, you will find a few photos of some of my most recent work and I hope that you enjoy. Please continue to take care, stay healthy, creative, and see you soon in our next Zoom meeting.
With admiration and respect,
~Angel Moreno

Thank you letter from Augusta University

2016 Winner

Bailie Conway is the recipient. 

2015 Winner

Jamie Boquist, a senior at Lakeside High School, is the recipient of the Guild's 2015 art student scholarship.. She was accepted to Georgia Regents University. 

2013 Winner:

Susanna Bondar, a senior at Lakeside High School, is the recipient of the Guild's art student scholarship. Susanna's work showed exceptional creativity, variety and skilled use of media. She also has an extensive resume of extracurricular activities and community works. Five students applied to compete: two from Lakeside, two from Greenbrier and one from Harlem High.

2012 Winner:

Abby Edwards form Grovetown High

2011 Winner:

Rebecca Baird from Evans High

2010 Winner:

Stephanie Forbes

2009 Winners:

Molly Buckner - 1st place, $500 Oglethorpe University
Jordan Carter - 2nd place, $300 college undecided
Andrew Bullard - 3rd place, $200 GMC Augusta Community College

2008 Winners:

Ellen Hall - 1st place, Augusta State University
Heather Locke - 2nd place, Savannah College of Art and Design
Jessica Rutledge - 3rd place, University of Georgia.

Scholarship Application
Portfolio Suggestion Sheet

2021 Meetings

DUE TO COVID, MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM.  Members will be sent a Zoom link for the next meeting.

The Guild meets monthly, alternating second Tuesdays & Saturdays.

Saturday January 9 – 10:30 am on Zoom
Tuesday February 9 – 7pm
Saturday March 13 – 10:30
Tuesday April 13 – 7pm
Saturday May 8 - 1030
Tuesday, June 8 – 6:30pm
Saturday, July 10 – 10:30am 
Tuesday, August 10 – 6:30pm
Saturday, September 11 - 1030am
Tuesday, October 12 – 6:30pm
Saturday, November 13 – 1030am
Tuesday, December 14 - 6:30pm

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