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Student Made offers student, faculty artwork

Sale to take place December 5-7 in Center for Art & Theatre

Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) announces the Fall Student Made sale (formerly known as Club Mud Exhibition and Sale), which will take place Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Georgia Southern University’s Center for Art & Theatre.

Artwork from all disciplines of the BFSDoArt will be showcased, including handcrafted ceramics, jewelry, print and papermaking, paintings, and photographs.

“Last year we were unable to host this sale, and we received numerous phone calls and emails asking what happened,” said Interim Chair Hans Mortensen. “We are glad to have the sale back this year and hope that the community will stop by and support our students.”

Jewelry and Metalsmithing Professor Christina Lemon explained that sale provides her students with beneficial experience and knowledge that a professional artist needs to be successful.

“Participation in sales are an educational opportunity for students to learn basics in marketing their work to the public,” she said. “They learn to create thematic jewelry series that appeals to a broad audience of the community as well as fellow students.”

Professor Emerita Jane Pleak began the tradition of the Department’s student art sale in 1985, and the first sale featured artwork from the 3D program. Pleak saw the event as an opportunity to teach students about the business of art and provide the community a place to purchase and learn about artwork. Over the years, the exhibition and sale has grown to become a campus and community favorite.

“People look forward to this sale each year,” said Mortensen. “It provides a great opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork that makes the perfect holiday gift!”

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