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current exhibitions

Join us on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm for the Gallery Opening Reception for the American Academy of Equine Art 37th Open Juried Exhibition and Luiza Somodi in the AAG Gallery.

American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA) 37th Open Juried Exhibition will be in the Main Galleries of the Aiken Center for the Arts September 14 thru October 28th. We are honored and excited to have the AAEA exhibition in Aiken. The AAEA’s goal for this Fall Exhibition is to “assemble the finest display of equine artwork. The focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings, drawings or sculptures that show the highest quality emphasizing a diversity in style and subject matter”.

The mission of the AAEA is to nurture, advise, educate and promote those artists interested in the classical representation of the equine subject. The AAEA does not exhibit photographs, giclées (inkjet prints), “enhanced giclées” or other mass-produced objects.

“Joy in the Journey” Program

ACA is proud to have “Joy in the Journey” as an ongoing exhibition throughout 2017. Joy in the Journey connects Aiken residents living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia with a therapist provided by the Arts Center who works with them to create an original painting. The therapist uses everyday pleasures such as singing, painting, storytelling and praise to stimulate change in the brain and provide a rewarding experience for the client. These beautiful paintings are available for purchase benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association SC Chapter and will be on display in the ACA galleries throughout 2017, with new paintings arriving monthly. Stop by and see these remarkable works of art.

upcoming exhibitions


Call for Artists

The Aiken Center for the Arts (ACA), located in historic downtown Aiken, SC, is currently accepting applications from emerging and established artists and collectives from all disciplines for its 2017-18 exhibition schedule. The ACA rotates solo and group exhibitions in its four main, industrial-styled galleries. Artists interested in exhibiting are to review the ACA’s Art Exhibition Guidlines and submit a completed application for exhibition. To fulfill the application, artists must include eight to ten quality images of artworks, an image list, resume, and artist statement. Please refer to the Art Exhibition Applications below for specifics. Applications may be submitted by mail, email or in person and will be reviewed by the ACA Art Exhibition Committee. Please do not contact the ACA to inquire about the status of your application. If you have questions, please contact Cathy Rumble, Exhibitions Coordinator, at Cathy.Rumble@AikenCenterfortheArts.org or 803-641-9094.

Aiken Center for the Arts
122 Laurens Street, SW
Aiken SC 29801
Office: (803) 641-9094
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