The Guild’s long-time goal was realized in 2015 with the establishment of the NGAG Art Scholarship Program. Through it, we provide educational financial assistance to artistically talented graduating high school seniors. The first scholarships were awarded to four outstanding students in 2016. The program continues to benefit students through funding from the annual fundraiser, Sassafras Artisan Market, our generous sponsors, and individual donations.
To date, 29 scholarships, each $1000 have been awarded to graduates from four area high schools:
Rabun County High School, Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, Habersham Central High School, and Tallulah Falls School.
Congratulations 2023 Scholarship Recepients
This years selectees represent the ideals of our organization. Not only do they have remarkable past achievements but exciting future plans.
Left to Right
Dietricht Hoecht - Scholarship Committee
Kailyn Neal, Tallulah Falls School - Rennie Davant Memorial Scholarship
Rebekah Ramey, Rabun County High School - Celia Durand Memorial Scholarship
Penny Bradley - Scholarship Committee Chair
Autumn Smith, Habersham County High School - North Georgia Arts Guild
Ruichen (Sarah) Zhang, Tallulah Falls School - Paula Van Huss Memorial Scholarship
Zoey Townsend, Rabun Gap-Nachoochee School - North Georgia Arts Guild
Abagail Carver, Rabun County High School - Carolyn Hill Memorial
Kathy Beehler - Scholarship Committee
Ella Loveland, Rabun Gap-Nachoochee School - Rodney Roe Memorial Scholarship (Not Shown)
NGAG Booth at Butlers
NGAG is a “virtual” organization without a brick and mortar location. We rent space in Butler’s Gallery (Booth #6) for members to show and sell their work. The exhibit rotates quarterly and features 3-4 members’ work, both 2D and 3D. The artists exhibiting each month and photos of their work are shown in the monthly GML ad and the NGAG newsletter.
May - July 2023
Tricia Moore - Mixed Media
Jennifer Wood - Alcohol Ink
Jo Mitchell - Painting
Carol Nelms - Jewelry
Georgia Mountain Laurel Magazine
NGAG advertises our monthly members meeting in The Georgia Mountain Laurel each month with a quarter page ad which includes: program title, guest speaker, date, time, and location; and artwork of NGAG artists currently exhibiting at Butler’s Galleries (Booth #6.)
Every other month the Laurel showcases NGAG artists with Tricia Moore’s article and photos of the the artist’s work.
Artist Nicole Tomaszewski