One of the Hudgens Center’s most exciting programs is the coveted Hudgens Prize. This award is bestowed every two years to a selected Georgia artist. It offers the winner a $50,000 cash award along with a solo exhibition. The call for applicants is going out now with a March 13 deadline.

This year looks to be a banner year for the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for Art and Learning. New exhibitions and new classes are beginning before spring.

The annual fundraising Gala “Party Like It’s 1981!” returns after a COVID-necessitated hiatus, and installations are being developed for sites around the county.

Holley Calmes is a freelance writer and public relations consultant specializing in the arts. Email her at hcalmes@

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