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40th Juried Exhibition, A Sense of Place

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce the 2022 juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this event, now in its 40th year, seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists.

Founded in 1937 and housed in the historic Nicholas Ware mansion (c. 1818), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA) is Augusta’s only independent nonprofit visual arts school and gallery. The Institute serves as a showcase for local, regional, and national artists, offering rotating exhibitions of outstanding contemporary artwork year-round. In addition, professionally taught studio art classes in a wide variety of media are provided to students of all ages and experience levels.

Juror: Erin Dunn  Erin Dunn is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA, where she has worked since 2014. She supports the modern and contemporary art program by coordinating and organizing exhibitions at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center. Her projects are wide-ranging, but one driving focus is the interpretation and communication of social and cultural issues addressed through the medium of photography, explored previously through Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography and Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography. Recent exhibitions include a retrospective of American photographer Bruce Davidson and solo presentations of work by artists Sonya Clark and Noel W Anderson. In addition, Dunn has spearheaded several exhibitions for Telfair’s #art912 initiative, which raises the visibility and promotes the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah. Dunn holds a BA from Emory University and an MA from the University of Georgia.

Non-Refundable Entry Fee: $35 entry fee for up to 3 entries/images. Each image counts as an entry.


Three cash prizes will be given, including a $750 Best of Show Award and two $500 Juror’s Awards. At the juror’s discretion, additional noncash Merit awards may also be presented. Award recipients will be announced on Friday, September 2, 2022, at the opening reception for A Sense of Place. 


The 2022 juried fine art competition is open to all US artists age 18 and older. All works must be original, not previously exhibited at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, and completed on or after June 1, 2020. Work that predates this cut-off date will not be considered. Entries in the following media will be accepted: painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art and photography. Film and video pieces are ineligible due to our limitations. Entries are not judged in media categories.

Calendar of Events

June 15, 2022 – Entry deadline

July 18 – Notification letters sent to artists

On or before August 15 – Delivery deadline for accepted works

September 2–October 7 – Exhibition on view

September 2, 2022, from 6-8 PM – Awards presentation and reception

October 21 – Deadline for artwork to be picked up. Return shipment can take up to 2 weeks after the closing date of show to be shipped due to the volume of artwork.

Oysters on Telfair | Annual GHIA Fundraiser Event

Help us celebrate the 16th Annual Oysters on Telfair!  On November 4, 2021, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art will once again host its annual fundraiser, Oysters on Telfair.  The evening event, now in its 16th year, will be held in the gardens of historic Ware’s Folly. Guests will enjoy delicious Cajun cuisine from Becks, a full bar, LIVE music by the Crosstie Walkers, fun raffle items, and a silent art auction of works from regional artists making Oysters on Telfair one of Augusta’s favorite fundraisers.

In 2019, GHIA began extensive exterior renovations to historic Ware’s Folly however, before we could show off our success, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Institute to close its doors in March 2020. After being closed for more than a year, we are eager to be with friends and celebrate successfully weathering this storm. Now more than ever, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art needs your support. By purchasing tickets to this special event, you are ensuring we continue to bring quality visual arts programming to the greater Augusta area and allowing us to begin regaining what was lost after a difficult year of being closed.

Join in for a fun night of music, great food, and amazing art at what has become known as one of Augusta’s best fundraisers!

Tickets are available here!

Augusta University’s Department of Art and Design Exhibition: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

An exhibition of recent works from the faculty and staff of Augusta University’s Department of Art & Design featuring work in various media including graphic design, painting, mixed media, print making, photography, sculpture, film and theater.
Work will be on display from November 4, 2021 through January 6, 2022.
(Gertrude Herbert will be closed for winter holiday December 13-January 2)
Please join us for a free, closing reception on January 6, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. 
Artists featured:
Anila Agha
Matthew Buzzell
Carol Cross
Cyndy Epps
Ghazal Foroutan
Katie Kameen
John Lause
Brian McGrath
Melanie Kitchens O’Meara
Jennifer Onofrio-Fornes
A.B. Osborne
Randy Pace
Raoul Pacheco
Brian Rust
Chadwick Tolley
Janice Whiting
Marianna Williams

Fall Artists’ Market Opening | GHIA

Opening Reception: September 10, 2021 from 6 – 8pm

Exhibit Dates: September 10, 2021 – October 8, 2021 

GHIA was unable to present the annual Spring Artists’ Market in 2020 and 2021 and had to cancel the annual Juried exhibition, A Sense of Place. So as not to have an empty gallery space, we are going to have a Fall Artists’ Market instead! Emerging and established Augusta-area artists will display and sell their work in the Main Gallery of the Institute. Works represented will include sculpture, photography, ceramics, paintings, drawings, jewelry, prints, and fine crafts with options to suit all tastes and budgets. A returning component of this year’s Market is the Artists’ Boutique, a gallery section featuring smaller works attractively priced at $100 or less—the perfect place to find an artful and affordable treasure.

Get more information here!