The North Augusta Artists Guild began an eight year relationship with Michael Pearson in 2010 when the Guild endorsed her first watercolor workshop held at the North Augusta Community Center. Michael was a sought after teacher for floral techniques, pen and ink, and acrylics and was a favorite instructor for many artists in this area. When she offered her fourth 3-day workshop on exploring techniques, composition and intuition vs. planning, a regular group of students formed and participated whenever they could attend and an annual visit with Michael became a reality. In 2016, the Guild was fortunate to have Michael serve as our Fall Into Art Show Judge.
We were saddened to learn of her passing last summer and will miss her visits and workshops. Because of this wonderful relationship, the North Augusta Artists Guild offered the second Michael B. Pearson 2-D Award at the Eleventh Annual Fall Into Art Show on October 17. It was an honor to have Lt Col Pearson attend this event and have him present this year's ribbon. The recipient of the award is Donna Lane for her drawing "Giraffes" Pen & Ink with Colored Marker. With Michael's husband's (LTC Robert Pearson) generosity and other members of the art community, the award will become part of our annual Art Show.