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November 12, 2019

When Armi Tuorila moved to America from Finland in 1983, she was lonely. “I felt so isolated,” she said. “I didn’t speak English, so it was very hard in the beginning.” Anderson, South Carolina, where her first husband had gotten a job as a pilot, was very different fr...

November 5, 2019

Anderson Artists Guild members responded to this question: What is your favorite art tool or supply?

Cathey Sale

Gillott 303 nib is good for creating pointed pen scripts in calligraphy because it makes good hairlines and swells.

Barbara Ervin

I use a brayer for rolling ink...

October 29, 2019

The 37th South Carolina Juried Arts Competition opened at the Pickens County Museum on Oct. 19 and continues through Dec. 12.

First place went to Carole Tinsley, second to Scott Cunningham, and third to Annette Giaco. Honorable mentions went to Ali van den Broek and Sco...

October 22, 2019

Art is a recent entry into Anderson Artists Guild member (and treasurer) Mary McAlister’s evolving life.

Growing up near the Atlanta airport, she spent a lot of time playing outside and making mud pies. She has a bachelor’s degree in English education from Georgia State...

October 13, 2019

Art came naturally to Margaret Mattox as a child. She sold her first painting—of a clown—to her third-grade teacher for $30. It was Mattox’s interpretation of an old paint-by-number image she’d found, and she felt rich and appreciated.

In high school, she attended the S...

October 8, 2019

The 2019 Juried Art Show opened at the Belton Center for the Arts on Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 8.

The $750 First Place Award went to Dustin Massey for Gordon Has Plans (acrylic). The $500 Second Place Award went to Terry Jarrard-Dimond for Convergence (acrylic). Th...

October 1, 2019

When Anderson Artists Guild member JoAnne Anderson underwent cancer treatment in 2001, she had two key survival tools: humor and art.

Friends supplied the humor, especially in a send-off ceremony for Anderson’s left breast before surgery. “We called the one that was los...

September 24, 2019

Wesa Neely capped her senior year of high school with an art award and even studied art at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, for a year. “I loved art so much, but I was young and didn’t know how to pursue that line of work,” she said.

So this Anderson native returned...

September 17, 2019

The Third Annual Juried Show at the Gateway Arts Center in Westminster opened on August 30 and runs through October 11.

The top three awards went to Tom Dimond ($1500 first place for Atlas, mixed media), Cecile Martin ($750 second place for Rain…Again, monoprint collage...

September 10, 2019

Nathan Cox, the juror for the 2019 Anderson Artists Guild Juried Show, shared thoughts about his selection process at the AAG meeting on Sept. 9.

His process, he said, is to walk through the gallery multiple times. “It’s the pieces that pull me back that get in the show...

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