Exhibitions

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. An opening reception will be held Friday, September 10, 6-8 pm. Free to the public.  Learn More
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 10:00am to Friday, October 8, 2021 - 5:00pm

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 For this reason, objective truth and empathy have been replaced by sensationalism, half-truths and extremist social/political ideologies.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. 15 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.   Learn More
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 10:00am to Friday, October 8, 2021 - 5:00pm