Bringing Art Lovers and Artists Together
PAGG Art Lovers seeks to enrich our community by bring non-artists and aspiring artists together with our Guild artists for lectures, art classes, demonstrations, field trips, socials, and Gallery Openings to have hands-on-experience benefiting all participants. We have programs available to fit every level of desired participation. We appreciate the support of our Art Lovers!
Yearly Society Membership
$50 Individual, $75 Family
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2020 - A Look Back Photo Project finishes a Successful Run
The 2020 – A Look Back, a community photo project, finished its last public exhibition at the Fernandina Beach Library at the end of January 2022. The exhibit opened April 9, 2021 at the Plantation Artists Guild and Gallery (PAGG), was featured at the opening of the Amelia Island Courtyard and SpringHill Suites in May, was on display at Story & Song Bookstore and Bistro and the hallways of the Council on Aging before moving to the Fernandina Beach Library. It’s permanent home will be in the halls of Nassau County office buildings.
The exhibit includes one hundred photos that showcase the story of how a community met the challenges presented by the challenges of COVID. The exhibit was created by the Amelia Island Plantation Artist’s Guild (PAGG) and gallery members Karen Bowden, Barbara Hopkins, Dickie Anderson and Sarah Edwards. A video and a magazine were produced in addition. Sponsors included The Courtyard-Springhill Suites Marriott Amelia Island, the Tourist Development Council, Baptist Medical Center - Nassau, Fernandina Beach News-Leader, Florida Public Utilities, Digital Village and Rayonier Advanced Materials.
The 2020-A Look Back project designated Arts Alive as the recipient of any revenues resulting from the project. The organization provides free or low-cost music and arts instruction for Nassau County children who have little or no access to them. At a reception on February 25 Bowden, Anderson and Edwards presented a check for $4000 to Arts Alive. The donation will help fund the many programs that the organization provides for the children in the community.
Kim Rust, Program Director of Arts Alive, shared, “Arts Alive is so grateful to be on the receiving end of this amazing project, which reminded all of us what a resilient and giving community we live in.”
Karen Bowden, Sarah Edwards, Dickie Anderson, Barbara Hopkins
PAGG Gallery opening April 9, 2021
The 2020-A Look Back Photo Exhibit Presents Check to Arts Alive February 25, 2022
Kathy Johnson – Arts Alive, Sarah Edwards, Karen Bowden,
Dickie Anderson and Kim Rust – Arts Alive - not present Barbara Hopkins