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Watercolor Portraits from Photographs | GHIA

Dates: (Wednesdays) November 3, 10, 17, & December 1, 8
Time: 9:30am – 12pm
Location: CAROL KELLY DORN STUDIO 874 Deerwood Cir. Evans, GA 30809
Cost: $118 – $216
Age Group: Adult
Instructor: Carol Kelly Dorn


Whether you took the preliminary portrait drawing class, or are new to portrait painting, this course will provide you with much valuable information on the art of creating portraits in watercolor. Emphasis will be given on developing correct facial structure & features, skin tones, & hair. Demonstrations & techniques will also be given on clothing, background, & the effects of light & shadow. What to consider when choosing photographs as resource material will be discussed as students begin to develop their own personal portrait choices.

Get more information and register here!

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!

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!

The Ties That Bind | GHIA Opening Reception

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

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


The Ties That Bind
Data analytics and media in the digital age is being used in strategic ways to efficiently target specific groups of people for personal, political or financial gain. Ideologies of “Us vs Them” are created to further divide people into groups that can be mobilized and manipulated to fight a perceived enemy.  For this reason, objective truth and empathy have been replaced by sensationalism, half-truths and extremist social/political ideologies.  This portfolio exchange aims to celebrate diversity and common threads that we all share.  Invitations to artists will be extended with the intent of representing diversity in race, culture, geography, gender and aesthetics.

The theme, “The Ties That Bind” is open for each artist’s interpretation.  16 Artists will be invited to participate and will create an edition of 18 prints on 15” x 15” paper.  Each artist is encouraged to create visual images with real or implied connecting points in the center of all four edges of their print.  When displayed together, there should be an implied point of connection, whether arranged side by side or top to bottom. The prints will be displayed at a national print conference in Cleveland and will be included in the permanent collection at Kent State University.  They will also be displayed nationally and in Canada at a site at each of the participant’s cities.

Chadwick Tolley
This print exchange and exhibit is organized by Chadwick Tolley, local artist and assistant professor of art at Augusta University. Tolley teaches printmaking and drawing at Augusta University and has exhibited widely across the United States and won various awards for his work. The exhibit will be on display in the 3rd floor galleries during the Fall Artists’ Market.

Visit the GHIA Website for a full list of participating artists.

Welcome to Noahland | GHIA

Date: September 10, 2021 | Time: 6pm | Location: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art 1st Floor 

“Welcome to Noahland” is a showcase of abstract art by a local young artist, who is also a GHIA alum. The show is about finding effort and ease. It’s about creating something that is interpreted by each viewer. The show highlights that different doesn’t mean less. Many of the pieces displayed were created while at GHIA summer camp, which is where Noahland was born. As Noah and the students showed off their work, one piece, the flag, was captivating and transforming. The class was ethnically diverse and the children wanted to create the flag that represented their heritage. As they proudly showed off their work, the children shared “This is China. This is Israel. This is the United States.” I got to Noah’s and said “This must be Noah’s.” And a student clamoured, “It’s NOAHLAND!”
Noahland is a place where differences and uniqueness are appreciated and celebrated. It’s a place where others learn that we are all different but the same and that different doesn’t mean less.  We invite you to share your interpretations of the pieces by emailing us at noahlandart@gmail.com.