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Widow Maker Collective: Bedtime Stories

The Widow Maker Collective is a Savannah, Georgia-based collective of artists whose work incorporates and entangles everything from painting and illustration to multimedia and new media extravaganzas. They have shown their work nationally and internationally, from small-scale galleries to vast events involving tens of thousands of viewers.

January 13 –  February 7, 2020

Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, January 16, 5-7:30 p.m.
Artist Talk begins at 5 p.m. in Arts Building, 2071. Reception follows at the gallery.
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Alicia LaChance: Vanishing Point

Alicia LaChance is a painter and multidisciplinary artist who has shown her work nationally and internationally, ranging from gallery shows to large-scale public commissions. Regardless of the medium, LaChance’s work always revolves around different ways to complicate and expand the flat, two-dimensional picture plane while exploring issues of pattern, repetition, and oblique beauty.

January 13 –  February 7, 2020

Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, February 6, 5-7:30 p.m.
Artist Talk begins at 5:15 p.m. at the gallery.

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MFA Thesis Exhibition Meredith Conger: Plot

In this exhibition, Meredith Conger will exhibit paintings that expand the notions of place, landscape, and personal history in ways that range from the literal to the highly abstract and layered. Key to Conger’s work, however, is that no matter the apparent level of abstraction, the work is always grounded in her personal and family history.

February 17 – 21, 2020

Reception: Thursday, February 21, 5-7 p.m.

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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Nicole James

In this exhibition, Nicole James will exhibit her explorations of form, gender, and space, and the ways contemporary culture gender forms and the ways they alternately occupy or disappear within a space.

February 20-26, 2020

Reception: Thursday, February 21, 5-7 p.m.

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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Ellyn Duncan

A Study on the Visual and Verbal Languages of Typography

Feb. 27 – March 4Reception: Friday, February 28, 5-7 p.m.Ellyn Duncan is an MFA candidate studying graphic design. Her thesis exhibition, Let’s Talk Type: A Study on the Visual and Verbal Languages of Typography, takes an in-depth look at how subtleties of design can influence viewer experience. Using a range of typographic approaches and evidence-based studies, with this exhibition Duncan showcases results of her years-long project.

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March 25 – April 1, 2019

Reception: Friday, March 29, 5-7 p.m.

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Juried 2020 featured the variety of media taught within the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, which includes drawing, painting, jewelry, multimedia, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. 
April 5 – 12, 2019

Reception and Awards: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.

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Form & Content features student work from Art Foundations classes that include Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D Art and Design Foundations, 3D Art and Design Foundations, and Digital Foundations. The exhibition was juried by Ben Tollefson is a nationally-exhibited artist and an assistant curator at the SCAD Museum of Art. Tollefson has been working with both 2D and 3D art, his practice is highly realistically rendered, chromatically complex and tightly composed, yet evocative and surreal in appearance.

Winners were announced at the closing reception on April 5. Haley Wilson was awarded first place. Peyton Butts was awarded second place. Genevieve Townsend was awarded third place.

Students work accepted in the Form & Content exhibition are Jacoby Aultman, Jalen Austin, Patrick Brownlee, Yaschira Camacho, Carlos Carvajal, Justin Chinnery, MacKenzie Cintron, Katsi Cruz Delgado, Cathy Estes, Brittany Evans, Anna Forbes, Anna Grace Raley, Sabrina Hill, Makenzy Lane, Giselle Martinez, Dubby Ibuoka, Taylor Mcmahan, Matthew McRae, Pardiss Moazzam, Katherine Naude, Laiken Owens, Anna Peters, Abigail Rodriguez-Colón, Elias Smalls, Cheyenne Smith, Megan Tanner, Julianna Tilman, Nina Trammell, Makinzie Wall, Elizabeth Wilson, Devon Witkowski, and Whitney Youngblood Josey.
April 5 – 12, 2019

Reception and Awards: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.

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30 Pixels: Graphic Design Senior Show 2019  The Graphic Design program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by their exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates, many gifted and diverse designers that successfully transition into various careers within the design profession. The exhibition features work from Kendyll Canning, Bailey Cawthon, Robert Doehling, Chandler Eldridge, Elaina Frampton, Katie Griffin, Amelia Lynn, Heidi McClain, Anna Blalock, Rachel Brown, Marin Coleman, Soleil Collins, Jasmine Davis, Taylor Floyd, Yvette Gallardo, Dylan Harris, Samantha Lanza, Deeanna Lyn, Jessica Martin, Thomas Martin, Imani McCants, Madeline Owens, Trenton Reese, Macey Skelton, Kevin Spillane, John St Lewis, Emily Thomson, Elisabeth Waters, Gherri Weekes-Garnette, and Sophie Woodward.
April 19 – 26, 2019

Reception: April 29, 5-7 p.m.

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BFA/BA 2018 Senior ExhibitionThe Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the BFSDoArt is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, the Department graduates many gifted and diverse undergraduate students that go on to successful careers in a variety of professions. This exhibition is a cohesive record of the ideas and images that each student has investigated throughout the last semester of their academic pursuits.

The exhibition will showcase the portfolios and capstone projects of Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating seniors in a variety of media including ceramics, digital and traditional painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

Students with work featured in this exhibition include Marjorie Adams, AJ Aremu, Charlynne Crutcher, Allison Exley, Taylor Goody, Shelby Head, Abigail Newman, Alyssa Santana, Raven Waters, and Krisann Wellington.
May 6 – 10, 2019

Reception: May 10, 5-7 p.m.

Autumn 2020

Semester-long

Amalgamation

Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Gallery

August 17 – 28

 

Undergraduate Juried 2020

Contemporary Gallery

Form & Content 2020

University Gallery

September 14 – October 9

PIXELS: Work By Recent BFA Graphic Design Alumni

Contemporary Gallery

RE: Opening – BFA Studio Exhibition

University Gallery

October 26–30

Marcus Cook "Understanding User Interface and User Experience"

MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

Marcus Cook: Understanding User Interface and User Experience

University Gallery

Marcus Cook is a Graphic Design MFA candidate whose thesis project focuses on the health and well-being of college students.

Eating healthy is a common challenge for many college students, especially those who are still adjusting to new routines. Dealing with social changes and learning to live away from home can be tough. However, when students are eating healthy meals, they do better in college.

Cook has developed a simple solution that can help them chose a healthy diet without making any big changes in their daily schedule. It is a healthy choice app, called “GOOD FIT,” that can run seamlessly on both IOS and Android devices.

November 2–6

Tameka Phillips "Patterns of Identity"

MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

Tameka Phillips: Patterns of Identity

University Gallery

Throughout human history, we have used patterns in order to artfully express ourselves and showcase different cultures. Various colors and patterns have been used as visual cultural signifiers to identify specific social groups and their role in the greater society. However, the meaning behind a textile’s design provides more diversity in cultural identity. In Patterns of Identity, Tameka Phillips explores how patterns, colors, and texture in textiles can be used to represent multicultural identities in the human form. 

Nikolaus James "Plausible Expositions with Possible Expeditions"

MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

Nikolaus James: Plausible Expositions with Possible Expeditions

Contemporary Gallery

Plausible Expositions with Possible Expeditions is a body of work by Nikolaus James that features photographic stills displayed through CRT televisions. Inspired heavily by video games and cinema, James fabricates scenes before the camera using objects that suggest a narrative that viewers can then make connections with to formulate a unique story. This series and how it’s presented is a way for James to promote active viewing as opposed to passive observation.

November 9 – December 8

Outlook: An MFA Showcase

Contemporary Gallery

 

Outlook: An MFA Showcase features artworks by current BFSDoArt graduate students. A truly diverse exhibition, artworks range from the relatively traditional to the highly experimental, and from the formalist to the socially engaged. The BFSDoArt MFA program has been in the midst of a renaissance of excitement and exploration lately, and Outlook offers a glimpse at some of the amazing work our students are producing.

Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss

VISITING ARTISTS

Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss

University Gallery

Virtual Artists Talk: Nov. 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Join us on Zoom to meet the exhibition’s curators and artists!

Registration required.

Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss, features over 60 enamels-based artworks by nearly 50 artists from around the world. Organized by the Enamelist Society and juried by Charity Hall, Anne Havel, and Barbara McFadyen, Surface Matters conveys the spectrum of approaches and techniques at play in the vibrant world of contemporary enamels. Ranging from enameled metals, decals, glass and more, with works situated on pedestals, mounted on walls, or suspended from the ceiling, the artworks shown here run the gamut from the traditional to the experimental.

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2019 Alumni Exhibition This biennial exhibition features a wide range of work by our alumni, showcasing the diversity of approaches to studio art, graphic design, and more as our former students go out and make their marks in the professional creative fields.
August 19 – September 27, 2019

Reception: September 19, 5-7 p.m.

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Faculty Focus: Jeff P. Garland, Matthew Mogle, and Jason Murdock This exhibition features the work of three recent additions to the BFSDoArt over the last few years, and offers a chance for students, fellow faculty, and the community at large to see the art and design work and methodologies our new department chair, foundations faculty member, and graphic design faculty member bring to the department.
August 19 – September 27, 2019

Reception: September 19, 5-7 p.m.

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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Parissa Farmoudehyamcheh In this exhibition, Parisa Farmoudehyamcheh will showcase her work in interface design, logo graphics, and computational design strategies.

 
October 7 – 11, 2019

Reception: Friday, October 11, 5-7 p.m.

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Raheleh Filsoofi: Overview Effect Raheleh Filsoofi is an interdisciplinary and post-location artist who manages to work around the world, while bringing a diversity of viewpoints and approaches down into a personal perspective. Combining ancient and cutting-edge technologies, ranging from ceramics and poetry to computation and ambient sound installations, Filsoofi will present a mix of works, old and new, that explore the personal and political, the local and the global. Filsoofi’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
October 21 – December 6, 2019

Artist Talk & Reception: Monday, October 21, 5-7 p.m.

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Dan Funderburgh: All Things at Once Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and hand-screened wallpaper designer. His work explores the density of communication by way of logos, graphics, and pattern density. His work has been shown at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, and he has worked with such clients as Nike, The New York Times, HP, Cole Haan, and others.
October 21 – December 6, 2019

Artist Talk & Reception: Tuesday, November 12, 5-7 p.m.

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Exhibition 2019 Dates

The exhibition Playntings: —> —> shows the latest results of multimode artist Lily Kuonen’s explorations into artistic synthesis and repurposing. Each playnting—a combination of play + painting—is an end-result of Kuonen’s varied approaches to contradiction, opposition, connection and integration, redirecting artistic focus from the material object to the importance of the relation.

January 14 –  February 9, 2019

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In Field Work, Elizabeth Bradfield explores ways in which art and literature can get out into the field. The poetry/art collaborations Bradfield published at Broadsided Press, which have gone up on utility poles, bathroom stall walls, and notice boards around the world, testify to the power of art as a way to transform public spaces. Photographs and writings from Bradfield’s fieldwork as a naturalist in Antarctica offer an insider’s view of one of the globe’s iconic wild places.

Bradfield’s visit is made possible with generous contributions from CLEC, the Departments of Art, Writing & Linguistics, and Sociology & Anthropology, as well as the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

January 14 –  February 8, 2019

Artist/Writer Talk: Friday, January 18, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Reception follows at the University Gallery from 5-7 p.m.

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Sanctuary features the works of master printmaker Donald Martin. Martin depicts botanical forms using extremely close-up views that appear at once highly realistic and detailed, yet also abstract and dynamic. Working with the graphic intensity of relief block printing, Sanctuary reveals a view of nature as a complex and tangled mesh of forms, twisting and overlapping as they compete for space and light.

February 19 – March 14, 2019

Gallery Reception: Thursday, February 28, 5 – 7 p.m.

Artist Talk in the gallery at 5:30 p.m.

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Marie Lorenz works at the intersections of art, science, ecology, anthropology, and more. With Ash Heap / Landfill, Lorenz evokes beaches, creek beds and landfills with a constructed landslide of unfired clay riddled with fired ceramic objects, in order to explore shifting perceptions of scale between the fluid and the particular as objects become removed from their functions.

This exhibition was made possible in part with funding from CLEC and Student Sustainability Fees.

February 19 – March 14, 2019

Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 12, 5 p.m., Arts Building, 2071

Reception follows from 6-7:30 p.m. at the gallery.

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Zak Kelley: Neo_Fluxus & Dragons, MFA Thesis Exhibition Using Dungeons and Dragons game mechanics, Zak Kelley creates participatory experiences for viewers. Kelley explores the role of the viewer using notions of theatricality via information overload. This information overload comes from the use of an artistic ruleset and polyhedral dice rolls that determine how the artwork is constructed, both compositionally and physically. With the bombardment of information, viewers can’t help but notice their surroundings as they ask the question: Is that art?

March 25 – April 1, 2019

Reception: Friday, March 29, 5-7 p.m.

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Juried 2019 featured the variety of media taught within the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, which includes drawing, painting, jewelry, multimedia, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. The exhibition was juried by Susan Laney, is the owner and director of the Laney Contemporary Gallery in Savannah, Georgia. Laney has been active in the art scene for well over a decade and has worked with some of the region’s most important contemporary artists, as well as with galleries and artists nationwide. In addition to her gallery, she frequently curates exhibitions for a number of museums and art fairs.

Winners were announced at the closing reception on April 5. Nina Samuels was awarded Best in Show. Taylor Goody was awarded Juror’s Choice. Aminatta Mbow was awarded Exceptional 2D, and Andrew Shirah was awarded Exceptional 3D.

Other students with work accepted into the Juried 2019 exhibition were Marjorie Adams Alise, AJ Aremu, Meridith Bearden Lauren, Ashton Beeghley, Peyton Butts, Emily Coats, Andrew Cobb, Sierra Cornell, Jasmine Davis, Hannah Eldridge, Allison Exley, Nicholas Farmer, Rachel Forehand, AnnaBrooke H. Greene, Shelby Head, John R. Lewis, Tanner Maxey, Tyre McDonald, Tommy McMillan, Alex McReynolds, Abigail Newman, Megan Nussbaum, Katrine Ramhoj, Virginia Russell, Alyssa Santana, Macey Skelton, Kevin Spillane, Megan Tanner, Raven Waters, and Gherri Weekes-Garnette.

April 5 – 12, 2019

Reception and Awards: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.

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Form & Content features student work from Art Foundations classes that include Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D Art and Design Foundations, 3D Art and Design Foundations, and Digital Foundations. The exhibition was juried by Ben Tollefson is a nationally-exhibited artist and an assistant curator at the SCAD Museum of Art. Tollefson has been working with both 2D and 3D art, his practice is highly realistically rendered, chromatically complex and tightly composed, yet evocative and surreal in appearance.

Winners were announced at the closing reception on April 5. Haley Wilson was awarded first place. Peyton Butts was awarded second place. Genevieve Townsend was awarded third place.

Students work accepted in the Form & Content exhibition are Jacoby Aultman, Jalen Austin, Patrick Brownlee, Yaschira Camacho, Carlos Carvajal, Justin Chinnery, MacKenzie Cintron, Katsi Cruz Delgado, Cathy Estes, Brittany Evans, Anna Forbes, Anna Grace Raley, Sabrina Hill, Makenzy Lane, Giselle Martinez, Dubby Ibuoka, Taylor Mcmahan, Matthew McRae, Pardiss Moazzam, Katherine Naude, Laiken Owens, Anna Peters, Abigail Rodriguez-Colón, Elias Smalls, Cheyenne Smith, Megan Tanner, Julianna Tilman, Nina Trammell, Makinzie Wall, Elizabeth Wilson, Devon Witkowski, and Whitney Youngblood Josey.

April 5 – 12, 2019

Reception and Awards: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.

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30 Pixels: Graphic Design Senior Show 2019  The Graphic Design program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by their exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates, many gifted and diverse designers that successfully transition into various careers within the design profession. The exhibition features work from Kendyll Canning, Bailey Cawthon, Robert Doehling, Chandler Eldridge, Elaina Frampton, Katie Griffin, Amelia Lynn, Heidi McClain, Anna Blalock, Rachel Brown, Marin Coleman, Soleil Collins, Jasmine Davis, Taylor Floyd, Yvette Gallardo, Dylan Harris, Samantha Lanza, Deeanna Lyn, Jessica Martin, Thomas Martin, Imani McCants, Madeline Owens, Trenton Reese, Macey Skelton, Kevin Spillane, John St Lewis, Emily Thomson, Elisabeth Waters, Gherri Weekes-Garnette, and Sophie Woodward. April 19 – 26, 2019

Reception: April 29, 5-7 p.m.

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BFA/BA 2018 Senior ExhibitionThe Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the BFSDoArt is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, the Department graduates many gifted and diverse undergraduate students that go on to successful careers in a variety of professions. This exhibition is a cohesive record of the ideas and images that each student has investigated throughout the last semester of their academic pursuits.

The exhibition will showcase the portfolios and capstone projects of Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating seniors in a variety of media including ceramics, digital and traditional painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

Students with work featured in this exhibition include Marjorie Adams, AJ Aremu, Charlynne Crutcher, Allison Exley, Taylor Goody, Shelby Head, Abigail Newman, Alyssa Santana, Raven Waters, and Krisann Wellington.

May 6 – 10, 2019

Reception: May 10, 5-7 p.m.

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2019 Alumni Exhibition This biennial exhibition features a wide range of work by our alumni, showcasing the diversity of approaches to studio art, graphic design, and more as our former students go out and make their marks in the professional creative fields. August 19 – September 27, 2019

Reception: September 19, 5-7 p.m.

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Faculty Focus: Jeff P. Garland, Matthew Mogle, and Jason Murdock This exhibition features the work of three recent additions to the BFSDoArt over the last few years, and offers a chance for students, fellow faculty, and the community at large to see the art and design work and methodologies our new department chair, foundations faculty member, and graphic design faculty member bring to the department. August 19 – September 27, 2019

Reception: September 19, 5-7 p.m.

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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Parissa Farmoudehyamcheh In this exhibition, Parisa Farmoudehyamcheh will showcase her work in interface design, logo graphics, and computational design strategies.

 

October 7 – 11, 2019

Reception: Friday, October 11, 5-7 p.m.

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Raheleh Filsoofi: Overview Effect Raheleh Filsoofi is an interdisciplinary and post-location artist who manages to work around the world, while bringing a diversity of viewpoints and approaches down into a personal perspective. Combining ancient and cutting-edge technologies, ranging from ceramics and poetry to computation and ambient sound installations, Filsoofi will present a mix of works, old and new, that explore the personal and political, the local and the global. Filsoofi’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. October 21 – December 6, 2019

Artist Talk & Reception: Monday, October 21, 5-7 p.m.

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Dan Funderburgh: All Things at Once Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and hand-screened wallpaper designer. His work explores the density of communication by way of logos, graphics, and pattern density. His work has been shown at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, and he has worked with such clients as Nike, The New York Times, HP, Cole Haan, and others. October 21 – December 6, 2019

Artist Talk & Reception: Tuesday, November 12, 5-7 p.m.

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Exhibition 2018 Dates
Inspired Georgia This remarkable exhibition features a powerful collection of contemporary work by Georgia photographers and poets. Pulling from the pages of the recently published book Inspired Georgia—edited by Judson Mitcham, Michael David Murphy, and Karen L. Paty—the range of insightful and intimate work mirrors the state’s diverse culture and dynamic landscapes.Sponsored by the Georgia Council for the Arts January 9 –  February 1, 2018

Reception: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 5-7 p.m.; Reading by Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham, 6 p.m.
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Diologic: Art Swap with Aalto University Dialogic features the work of emerging artists from the Aalto University Department of Art, in Helsinki, Finland. Dialogic is one half of an art swap exhibition, in which graduate students from the Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art exhibit their work at Aalto University, and Aalto University students exhibit at Georgia Southern, with a goal of creating a dialogue and fostering creative exchange between the two universities. January 9 –  February 1, 2018
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Coutney Ryan: Irrational Aggregates, MFA Thesis Exhibition Through excessive attention to detail and a strong sensitivity to surface, Courtney Ryan transforms clay into sculptures that she imagines have emerged organically from their surroundings. Her sculptures both suspend and amplify our natural and consumerist relationships with the materials and artifacts we consciously and unconsciously display in our homes in order to create a sense of domesticity and belonging. February 12 – 19, 2018

Reception: Friday, February 16, 5-7 p.m.

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Dontay Farley: Millions Like Me, MFA Thesis Exhibition Through a collection of billboards, posters and other graphic design mediums, Dontay Farley uses his Millions Like Me thesis exhibition as design activism to create awareness about depression and mental illness. Using the “simple things” in life as metaphors, Dontay’s work focuses on solutions that help decrease depression, such as support, encouragement, patience and positive human interaction. February 12-19, 2018

Reception: Friday, February 16, 5-7 p.m.

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Usman Oladeinde: In Search of Communication, MFA Thesis Exhibition Incorporating Arabic texts that are communicative without forcing the viewers toward one specific idea, Usman paints these shapes that represent memory and centeredness to connect with history, family, and spirituality. February 23 – March 2, 2018

Reception: Friday, March 2, 5-7 p.m.

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Glenda Militano: Resilience, MFA Thesis Exhibition Resilience charts Militano’s discovery of the complexity and beauty of the brain and human behavioral processes. Inspired by her research on cognitive psychology and neuroscience, Militano connects the two fields using color, shape, and mixed media to examine internal mental processes and the nerves and tissues related to behavior and learning. February 23 – March 2, 2018

Reception: Friday, March 2, 5-7 p.m.

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Cyndy Epps: Considering Prospectives, MFA Thesis Exhibition Considering Perspectives explores the ideas of perspective, in how our vantage point and presuppositions affect how we feel about certain spaces. The subjects of the paintings are spaces or things that are often overlooked or considered mundane. By splicing together multiple perspectives the viewer is asked to consider that there may be more than one way not only to view, but to feel about the subject. March 8 – 23, 2018

Reception: Friday, March 23, 5-7 p.m.

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Kyle Hooten: Deconstructing Abject Complacency of Ascribed Gender, MFA Thesis Exhibition Funneling his experience as a Drag performer into his artwork, Kyle has created a series of works that address gender in today’s society. Taking stereotypically feminine craft materials and using them to adorn found objects that are stereotypically masculine, Kyle shows how we ascribe a gender to objects and then use them to reinforce our conception of gender stereotypes. March 8 – 23, 2018

Reception: Friday, March 23, 5-7 p.m.

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Juried 2018 The artworks in the exhibition represent the various disciplines taught within the BFSDoArt including: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media.The exhibition was juried by Ashley Zelinskie, an internationally-exhibited artist based in Brooklyn, NY.

Kristen Pritchett was awarded Best in Show for her ceramic work, “Brick.” Elaine Ball, received the award for Exceptional 2D Design for “Self-Portrait” while Marian Trainor received the award for Exceptional 3D Design for her work “You Fool, I Will Not Die with You.” Charlynne Crutcher received the Juror’s Choice award for “The Delivery” and Soleil Collins received an Honorable Mention for “Untitled.”

Other students whose artwork is featured in the exhibition were Rachel Borkowski, Paige Dixon, Allison Exley, Elaina Frampton, Thyatira Grant, Annabrooke Greene, Savannah Knauss, Erin Maurer, Tommy McMillan, Lyanna L. Mitchell, Abigail Morgan, Kristen Pritchett, Mallory Morgan Sahle, Raven Waters, Gherri Weekes-Garnette, Krisann Wellington and Sydney Wright.

March 30 – April 6, 2018

Reception and Awards: Friday, March 30, 5-7 p.m.

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Form & Content 2018 “Form & Content” features Art Foundations-level student work from classes Drawing I, 2D Design, 3D Design and Digital Foundations. The exhibition was juried by Michael Marks, an associate professor at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University.First Place: Madison Pleasant

Second Place: Brandon Narsing

Third Place: Olivia Mainor

Juror’s Choice: Tanner Maxey

Honorable Mentions: Morgan Carr and Peyton Butts

Other students with work accepted into the exhibition are Patrick Brownlee, Seantrei Burgess, Taylor Carter, Daniel Castro, Emily Coats, Andrew Cobb, Naya Crutch, Paige Distler, Patricia Elliot, Cathy Estes, Jessica Goodlin, Jasmine Griggs, Andrea Guzman, Sabrina Hill, Erin Ibrahim, Kristin Johnson, Mackenzie Kurt, Alex Long, Connor Mappin, Aminatta Mbow, Heidi McClain, Taylor McMahan, Pardiss Moazzam, Ashley Pantalone, Kennedy Pleasants, Janesha Rhodes, Phillip Eric Riggs, Hardijah Robinson, Brianna Ruff, Christy Starling, Jackson Sweat, Megan Tanner, Kaleigh Todd, Andrew Wiggins, Austin Williams, Alexander Wolf, Janell Wright, Megan Yawn.

March 30 – April 6, 2018

Reception and Awards: Friday, March 30, 5-7 p.m.

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Portfolio Reveal: Graphic Design Senior Show 2018 The Graphic Design program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates many gifted and diverse designers that successfully transition into various careers within the design profession. Students featured are Mitchell Burgess, Cara Carew, Brandon Castro, Samantha Cleveland, Charles Crawford, Abbie Crosby, Cameron Davis, Abigail Deal, Erin Fortenberry, Macie Giordano, Thyatira Grant, Rikki Hagerty, Bethany Hayes, Shannon Howard, Emily Hudson, Abigail Hutchins, Stevey Mann, Jessica Martin, Meaghan McClain, Cassidy McCrea, Amber McCullough, Micaela Nylund, Jackson Powell, Macintyre Pullen, Janesha Rhodes, Jordon Rosier, Elise Rustine, Hayden Strickland, Hailey Wallace, Angelica Wallerstedt, Eric Ward, and Dionna Williams. April 12 – 24, 2018

Reception: April 20, 5-7 p.m.

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BFA/BA 2018 Senior Exhibition This exhibition features work from senior Bachelor of Fine Art, 2D and 3D Studio Art majors enrolled in the BFA Portfolio course taught by Marc Moulton. Students featured are Kala Akins, Emily Bendin, Kenton Booker, Kristen Daniel, Paige Dixon, Khalil Ford, Jazmine Hicks, Gabrielle Kastner, Charles Brandon Kilgore, Savannah Knauss, Isabel Massell, Lyanna Mitchell, Keyanna Palmer, Lexi Plourde, Reagan Rowland, Mallory Morgan Sahle, Deante Simms, and Hannah Smith. April 30 – May 7, 2018

Reception: May 7, 5-7 p.m.

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2018 Faculty Exhibition This exhibition showcases a range of interdisciplinary works of art, design, and research created by the distinguished faculty members of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern’s Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses. Part II of the exhibition was held at the Armstrong Gallery in Fine Arts Hall from August 13 – August 31. August 13 –  September 14, 2018

Reception: September 5, 5-7 p.m.

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Sphere: Here be Dragons  Here be Dragons is an exhibition of work by the Sphere artist collective (Chris Wille and Brian Patrick Franklin), addressing security and privacy in our electronic era. Each work approaches the role and function of the TOR network, an important tool for maintaining anonymity on the internet, from varying angles seeking to give a physical and emotional presence to the activity traveling through the network.
September 24 –  October 26, 2018

Artist Talk & Reception: October 15, 5-7 p.m.

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William Daniels: On Pins and Needles William Daniels is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in textiles, combining the contemporary and the archaic. His fine art quilts and accessories feature traditional quilt blocking and paper piecing techniques, which he combines with nontraditional components and materials. Daniels derives inspiration from anthropology and urban art practices that confront contemporary issues, and is always experimenting to integrate modern archetypes with historical, societal, or spiritual topics. September 24 –  October 26, 2018

Artist Talk & Reception: September 25, 5-7 p.m.

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Ken Wood: Argonauts Ken Wood combines complex color relations with bold, sweeping gestures to explore the unfolding relations of space, shape, and color. This exhibition features prints from the Argonauts Quarto, a new series that integrates Wood’s long-standing interest in iterations of color and shape with various types of temporal and conceptual constraint—a combination that lends the work a powerful urgency.
November 5 – 30, 2018

Artist Talk & Reception: November 6, 5-7 p.m.

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Kench Lott: Mindful Escapism Working intuitively with such basic materials as hollow steel piping and solid steel rods, Kench Lott creates visual paradoxes in order to generate a mindful form of escapism. Weathers’ intent with these works is to divert the viewer’s attention away from the distractions of society by challenging their understanding of space and depth. November 5 – 30, 2018

Reception: Friday, November 30, 5-7 p.m.

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Exhibition 2017 Dates
Flatbed Pictures Planes: LaChance, Mosquera, Schissel Flatbed Pictures Planes is an exploration of how the painted surface functions as an information-dispensing artifact. Long a surface for sharing information—whether mythic and religious ideas during medieval times, or portraiture and remote reporting in the early modern period—for centuries the painted picture plane was the go-to visual communication surface. Now arguably superseded as a communications medium, in terms of speed, fidelity, and malleability, how does the static picture plane operate in contemporary information culture? Alicia LaChance, Laura Mosquera and Amy Schissel have dispensed with the idea of a single window, or a site for material representation of expressionism, and instead create non-hierarchic and multivalent approaches to layering and simultaneity in tune with hybridized, jump-cut modes of seeing. January 9 – February 3, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Center for Art & Theatre
Curator Lecture: Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5-6 p.m.; Arts Building Room 2071
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Lee Renninger: Botanica In the exhibition Botanica, Lee Renninger explores the sense of play and lightness of being inherent in the garden.  In 2013, Renninger began playing around with leftover parts from some of her past art installations. Laying them out in stacks and trying out different configurations, she turned them into humorous, colorful landscapes that were so addictively fun she was compelled to make more.  The resulting pieces initiated the series, Botanica, a body of work that incorporates the rich color, detail and lavish qualities of the floral world to explore play and wonder—sometimes even in the darkest of contexts. January 9 – February 3, 2017
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Claire Ashley: Night Visions Claire Ashley’s work investigates inflatables as painting, sculpture, installation and performance costume. Using the language of painterly abstraction, monumental sculpture, slapstick humor and pop art, Ashley transforms mundane materials into inflatable painted sculptures and performance props. For this exhibition, Ashley looks to Grace Jones’ iconic 1981 album “Nightclubbing” as inspiration for the creation of an alternative future in this unprecedented brave new world. February 15 – March 17, 2017

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Jorge Montero: Applied Heart Jorge Montero’s graphic work is characterized by a passion for liberty and justice as well as the love he has for his homeland, Venezuela. “Applied Heart” features a series of political posters made to support the ongoing protests in Venezuela against a dictatorial government that violates basic human rights, betrays the constitution, and ignores all fundamental democratic principles. Montero’s promotional posters, also included in this exhibition, showcase his many years of experience in the field of visual communication and his love for illustration and typography. February 20 – March 22, 2017

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m.

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Juried 2017 The artworks in the exhibition represent the various disciplines taught within the BFSDoArt including: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. Students with work selected for the exhibition are Kathleen (Xed) Blankenship, Soleil Collins, Chloe Coulibaly, Charlynne Crutcher, Anna Currence, Allison Exley, Alex Furlough, Rikki Hagerty, Jessie Hamner, Tanner Higgs, Carter Jackson, Jennie Klabnik, Savannah Knauss, Denson McLain, Emily Oren, Kimberly Powell Page, Keyanna Palmer, Ray Pettit, Kasey Roberts, Raegan Rowland, Allyson Schuman, Madeline Shelor, Sarah Shepherd, Virginia Skinner, Dylan Stembridge, Tanner Tracey, Marian Trainor, Stefani Waters, Shelby Whitaker, MacKenzie Willard. March 30 – April 7, 2017

Reception: March 31, 5-7 p.m.

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Form & Content 2017 All BFSDoArt students pursuing a major in studio arts are required to take foundation courses that include drawing, two-dimensional design, and three-dimensional design. The coursework that comprises the foundations program is extremely rigorous and helps to create the solid infrastructure needed for a career in the fine arts. The mission of this exhibition is to honor the efforts of the outstanding beginning art students, as well as to demonstrate to the expectations placed on future students at BFSDoArt. Students with work selected are Elaine Ball, Jenna Bloser, Shelby Bragg, Rakel Brown, Peyton M. Butts, Bailey Cawthon, Emily Coats, Soleil B. Collins, Charlynne Crutcher, Kristen Daniel, Lindsey Dalton, Anna DeLoach, Paige Distler, Paige Dixon, Lisa Edwards, Juanita Fludd, Lauren Friedlander, AnnaBrooke H. Greene, Gabrielle Kastner, Samantha Lanza, Ryan Lee, John R. Lewis, Maya Malins, Isabel Massell, Tanner Maxey, JD McCarthy, Anna Merritt, Stefan Olsson, Caleb O’Neill, Madeline Owens, Adam Sapp, Caitlin Shelby, Marion Trainor, Allison Vagase, Gherri Weekes-Garnette, Clint Wells, Andrew Wiggins, and Jodie Wisner. March 30 – April 7, 2017

Reception: March 31, 5-7 p.m.

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18 Pixels: Graphic Design Portfolio Show The Graphic Design program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates many gifted and diverse designers that successfully transition into various careers within the design profession. The students are Courtney Bonacci, Cameron Carney, Ellyn Duncan, Rashad Fife, Amanda Gunn, Lindsey Halstead, Akhira Hills, Kelli Jarrell, Danielle King, Gabby Lores, Melissa McAlpine, Deidre Pugh, Katherine Sanders, DaQuan Sims, Virginia Skinner, Mariah Smith, Mark Webb, and Courtney Wells. April 14 – 26, 2017

Reception: April 14, 5-7 p.m.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Portfolio Exhibition This exhibition features work from senior Bachelor of Fine Art, 2D and 3D Studio Art majors enrolled in the BFA Portfolio course taught by Marc Moulton. Students featured are Xed Blankenship, Chloe Coulibaly, Anna Currence, Eleanor Ferrara, Kacheri Glover, Carter Jackson, Jennie Klabnik, Kimberly Page, Ray Pettit, Kasey Roberts, David Rostal, Madeline Shelor, Allyson Schuman, and MacKenzie Willard. May 1-8, 2017

Reception: May 5, 5-7 p.m.

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Continuum Alumni Exhibition This invitational exhibition showcases an interdisciplinary selection of painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design, photography, prints, and sculpture by Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art alumni. Featured artists are Robert Chandler, Eric Clark, Alfred Conteh, Amy Fix, Grayson Hoffman, Jason McCoy, and Max Rebel. August 14 –  September 15, 2017

Reception: August 31, 6 p.m.

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Jeffrey Moser: Transmedia PreDelay This exhibition incorporates film, new media techniques, and digital objects to explore the aesthetic and expressive potentials operating at the intersection of database culture and lived experience. Working with a variety of approaches to offset, duplicate, and transform visual images, Moser renders moving pictures static and flat pixels into spatial forms, using the transmediation of audiovisual artifacts as both subject matter and medium.
August 14 –  September 15, 2017

Artist Talk& Reception: August 31, 5-7 p.m.

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Georgia Artists Collection 50th Anniversary Exhibition In 1967, Betty Foy Sanders established the Georgia Artists Collection when she donated a painting of her own, Coastal Sand Dunes, for permanent display. Since then, Mrs. Sanders has curated the collection by adding key works of art created by notable artists. With her impeccable aesthetic sense and critical eye, Mrs. Sanders chooses artworks for the collection based upon their association with Georgia—whether the artist’s origin, the indigenous materials used, or the regional content of the artwork.

 
September 28,  2017 – March 9,  2018
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Betty Foy Sanders: Fluid Structures Fluid Structures offers viewers a look at recent works by Betty Foy Sanders, one of the South’s most vibrant artists. Featuring more than 40 drawings and paintings made within the last five years, Fluid Structures is the final exhibition in a career that spans the mid-20th century to today.
September 28 –  October 13, 2017

Reception: September 28, 5 p.m.

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Katherine Taylor: Reflection Plane Reflection Plane acknowledges the deep influence our perception of the landscape has on the environment. The paintings depict engineered spaces that mirror the boundaries of sky and water always directing attention back to the surface. The works show direct observations framed, snapped, or stopped in action with intact portions of railings, pools, signs, or concrete structures grounding the view. September 25 – October 20, 2017

Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, October 19, 5-7 p.m.

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Brenda Brown: Zen and the Art of the Journey, MFA Thesis Exhibition The works in this exhibition represent the transdisciplinary research and practices used to explore humanitarian concerns with stress and suffering. It is a Buddhist principle that all humans suffer, and it is the inner journey that offers guidance out of suffering and towards freedom. Brown has spent a lifetime searching for answers through the philosophy of Zen, the study of Buddhism (as religion), the research into neuroscience, the arts, the practice of meditation, and the psychological process of mindfulness. October 17 – 20, 2017

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Design World: Change the way you think. Design World is a changing exhibition dedicated to world-renowned designers of the past and present who have contributed innovative, creative and practical solutions to the challenge of everyday objects. Design is a collaborative process that integrates multiple disciplines and is much more diverse and cross-disciplinary today. To better understand design as a whole, students need to read, discuss and engage in dialog to understand design from a range of perspectives. This exhibition showcases the importance of design, and opens up possibilities of collaboration with students from engineering to business to fashion, as well as other disciplines within and outside of the University. Students involved in the exhibition: Charles Crawford, Cameron Davis, Abigail Deal, Erin Fortenberry, Macie Giordano, Thyatira Grant, Rikki Hagerty, Bethany Hayes, Micaela Nylund, Janesha Rhodes, Dionna Williams October 30 – December 1, 2017

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Jessamy McManus: Neon Nature, MFA Thesis Exhibition Through a collection of painted portraits of what she calls “pseudo-specimens,” Jessamy McManus paints her understanding of authentic, contemporary nature according to the concept of hypernature, which describes manufactured nature as being better than the real thing. November 7 – 14, 2017

Reception: Friday, November 10

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Meaningful Painting: The Legacy of Pat Walker This exhibition features a broad range of pastels, paintings and drawings by the late Pat Walker, Professor Emeritus of Painting at Georgia Southern’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. Proceeds from the sales of the work will benefit the Pat Walker Scholarship in Painting, a visual arts Scholarship for students of the Department. November 27 – December 15, 2017

Reception, Gallery Talk, Silent Auction: Thursday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m.

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Exhibition 2016 Dates
SGC International: Member’s Traveling Exhibition  The 2015-2018 SGC International Member’s Traveling Exhibition juried by Ruth Weisberg of the USC Roski School of Art & Design, features 52 works from 51 North American and international artists. It’s a showcase for the diversity of printmaking processes and techniques and the vibrancy of the medium in contemporary art. January 11 – February 12, 2016
Reception:
Thursday, February 11 6pm
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Structural Findings: Jean Gray Mohs & Lois Harvey This exhibition features work from Georgia Southern alumnae Jean Gray Mohs and Lois Harvey. It is a collection of mixed media work and ceramic sculptures that explore the idea of structures, in material and in concept. The exhibition examines the new routines, patterns and relationships that materialize after a pivotal shift in one’s life and offers a tangible representation of how changes in one’s perspective determines his or her perception of the world. January 12 – February 22, 2016
Reception:
Thursday, January 15 5 – 7:30
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Allison Tierney: The Things We Keep This exhibition employs found materials and non-traditional applications of paint to question structure, material integrity, consumerism, D-I-Y, and the throwaway culture. Her honest use of materials and abstracted brushwork allows these objects to exist where they are—self-referential, notating their original purpose. February 23 – March 25, 2016
Reception:
Thursday, February 23 6pm
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Zoetic: MFA Thesis Show by Brooke Fremeau Zoetic is a brand created to demonstrate the design elements needed for corporate branding. Each touchpoint facilitates a gateway between consumer and company, strengthening brand presence and recognition. February 23 – March 25, 2016
Reception:
Friday, February 23 6pm
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Form & Content All BFSDoArt students pursuing a major in studio arts are required to take foundation courses that include drawing, two-dimensional design, and three-dimensional design. The coursework that comprises the foundations program is extremely rigorous and helps to create the solid infrastructure needed for a career in the fine arts. The mission of the exhibition is to honor the efforts of the outstanding beginning art students, as well as to demonstrate to the expectations placed on future students at BFSDoArt. Students selected were Calyn Andersen, Anna Blalock, Rachel Brown, Soeil Collins, Charlynne Crutcher, Zee Doehling, Henriette Ebbessen, Allison Exley, Elaina Frampton, Thyatira Grant, Shelby Head, Jasmyne Johnson, Ryan Lee, Deeanna Lyn, Jessica Macdonald, Tymbre Manning, JD McCarthy, Cassidy McCrea, Jessica Murray, Stefan Olsson, Kayla Parrish, Elise Rustine, Khaleem Shepherd, Sarah Shepherd, Dylan Stembridge, Marion Trainor, Gherri Weekes-Garnette, Krisann Wellington. April 4 – 14, 2016
Reception:
Friday, April 8 6pm
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Juried 2016 The artworks in the exhibition represent the various disciplines taught within the BFSDoArt including: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. Students selected for the show were Jackson Brantley, Chloe Coulibaly, Luke Criddle, Cam Davis, Henriette Ebbesen, Shani Granderson, Kearston Jones, Erika Jordan, Zachary Kelley, Joseph Key, Kelsey Kirk, Jennie Klabnick, Andrew Korn, Cassidy McCrea, Allison Meuller, Ray Pettit, Terrell Pink, MacIntyre Pullen, Katie Randall, Jessica Raymond, Kasey Roberts, David Rostal, Madeline Shelor, Virginia Skinner, Mariah Smith, Kimmi Tacket, KeJuan Tanksley, Brandon Warnock, Courtney West, MacKenzie Willard, Susan Williams, and Megan Winters. April 4 – 14, 2016
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24 Pixels: Graphic Design Portfolio Reveal  This exhibition features graphic design work from senior B.F.A. Graphic Design majors enrolled in the Graphic Design Portfolio class taught by associate professor Santanu Majumdar.  The students are Kaitlin Baylie, Sanice Bell, Jackson Brantley, Sara Campbell, Jaimee Collins, Di’monds Davidson, Rebecca Davis, Maya Gleason, Ashley Hillman, Shelby Landes, Brendan Lloyd, Albert Marquez, Shelby Myers, Gianna Palazzolo, Yendi Reid, Kelly Shofner, Alexander Smith, Hailey Smith, Audrey Stamps, Margarita Suarez, Andrew Taylor, Sarah Tholen and TJ Williams. April 21 – 28, 2016
Reception:
Friday, April 22 5 – 7:30pm
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BFA Senior Exhibition  This exhibition features work from senior Bachelor of Fine Art, 2D and 3D Studio Art majors enrolled in the BFA Portfolio course taught by Hoelscher.  Students featured are Austin Cates, Luke Criddle, James Dawson, Stuart Goodall, Justin Hinckley, Erika Jordan, Zak Kelley, Allison Mueller, Katie Randall, Jessica Raymond, Victoria Slagle, Jordan Surell, Brandon Warnock, and Courtney West. April 4 – 14, 2016
Reception:
Friday, April 8 6pm
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2016 Faculty Exhibition This exhibition showcases interdisciplinary works of art, design, and research from faculty members of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. August 15 – September 14, 2016

Lecture & Reception: Thursday August 18, 5 p.m.

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Lew Alquist Lew Alquist incorporated found objects, kinetic energy, sound, and scent into his work—provoking the senses to make the invisible more visible.  His work primarily examines similarities, parallels, overlaps, and adjacencies between technological development and human evolution, but it also points to issues of political and industrial corruption as relevant today as when the work was created, in the 1970s-1990s.  September 28 – October 28

Lecture & Reception: Friday, September 30, 5 p.m.

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 MFA 30 Hour Reviews MFA Student Work November 7 – December 9

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Alyce Santoro: Tonal Relativity Having set out early on to make subtle wonders of science and nature visible and/or audible, Alyce Santoro has come to explore the cultural phenomena that cause disciplines to be viewed as separate, and the ways that “social imaginaries” are formed and can shift. Santoro’s Tonal Relativity series uses a visual symbolic language to reveal patterns and interrelationships within a 12-tone musical system, and features work with both sonic and visual components. November 7 – December 9

Lecture & Reception: Thursday November 10, 5-7:30 p.m.

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Exhibition 2015 Dates
Continuum Alumni Biennial  Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Alumni have gone on to live and work across the nation. Graduates work as curators, teachers, designers, directors of galleries and non-profits and as working professional artists. No matter where you live or what you do, the BFSDoArt is our alumni’s shared point of origin. Continuum is the biennial exhibition of new and recent art works showcasing the ongoing creative journey of our alumni artists. January 12 – February 22, 2015
Reception:
Thursday, January 15 5 – 7:30pm
MFA Spring Thesis Exhibition description January 12 – February 22, 2015
Reception:
Thursday, January 15 5 – 7:30pm
Undergraduate Juried Exhibition The artworks in the exhibition represent the various disciplines taught within the BFSDoArt including: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. April 3 – 19, 2015
Reception:
Friday, April 3 5 – 7:30pm
Form & Content All BFSDoArt students pursuing a major in studio arts are required to take foundation courses that include drawing, two-dimensional design, and three-dimensional design. The coursework that comprises the foundations program is extremely rigorous and helps to create the solid infrastructure needed for a career in the fine arts. The mission of the exhibition is to honor the efforts of the outstanding beginning art students, as well as to demonstrate to the expectations placed on future students at BFSDoArt. April 3 – 19, 2015
Reception:
Friday, April 3 5 – 7:30pm
Graphic Design Portfolio Reveal The Graphic Design program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates many gifted and diverse designers that successfully transition into various careers within the design profession. April 24 – 29, 2015
Reception:
Friday, April 24 5 – 7:30pm
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition The Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates many gifted and diverse undergraduate students that go on to successful careers in a variety of professions. This exhibition is a cohesive record of the ideas and images that each student has investigated throughout the last semester of their academic pursuits. May 4 – 8, 2015
Reception:
Friday, May 8 5 – 7:30pm
Bridget Conn: Language Acquisition  August 17 – September 18, 2015
New Faculty Exhibition: Kelly Boehmer and Jason Hoelscher  August 17 – September 18, 2015
Katerie Gladdys Visiting Artist September 30 – October 30, 2015
Becky Sellinger Visiting Artist September 30 – October 30, 2015
Mode / Code This exhibition feature work by emerging artists, all of whom have finished art school within the last five years. The artworks shown incorporate such materials as pigment, pixels, text, light and yarn to activate modes and methodologies ranging from the painterly, material and 3D, to the interactive, conceptual and coded. Artists are: Kalin Allen, Claire Carswell, Capucine Gros, Laila Kouri, Heather MacRea-Trulson, Jessica Mathews, Megan Mosholder, Will Penny, Michael Porten, and Ben Tollefson. November 11 – December 11, 2015
Reception:
Thursday, November 17 5 – 7:30pm
Exhibition 2014 Dates
Means of Production Means of Production utilizes industrial debris and materials to recreate elements from the contemporary domestic landscape that drive commercial production. Snead seeks to reconnect with various elements of handmade craftsmanship that have largely been lost in this environment while commenting on society’s affinity for objects, spending, and employment.  January 13 – February 21, 2014
Hanging Correspondence Hanging Correspondence explores the on-going artistic collaboration between renowned visual artist, Sam Messer, and the award-winning author, Jonathan Safran Foer. Often focusing on aspects of communication and the human experience, Messer and Foer create compelling portraits that address subconscious desires and daily life. January 13 – February 21, 2014a
Evening of the Arts The Evening of the Arts, which debuted in 2011, is an exclusive event that highlights the Fine Arts programs at Georgia Southern University through artwork exhibitions, theatre vignettes, and musical showcases.  Friday, February 28,2014, 7 p.m.
MFA Spring Exhibitions A series of two exhibitions presenting the works of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis graduates for Spring 2014.  March 3 – 28, 2014
Form & Content Juried Exhibition All BFSDoArt students pursuing a major in studio arts are required to take foundation courses that include drawing, two-dimensional design, and three-dimensional design. The coursework that comprises the foundations program is extremely rigorous and helps to create the solid infrastructure needed for a career in the fine arts. The mission of the exhibition is to honor the efforts of the outstanding beginning art students, as well as to demonstrate to the expectations placed on future students at BFSDoArt. April 4 -20, 2014
Undergraduate Juried Exhibition The artworks in the exhibition represent the various disciplines taught within the BFSDoArt including: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. April 4 – 20, 2014
BFA Graphic Design Portfolio Review The Graphic Design program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates many gifted and diverse designers that successfully transition into various careers within the design profession. April 25 – 30, 2014
BFA 2D/3D Exhibition The Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates many gifted and diverse undergraduate students that go on to successful careers in a variety of professions. This exhibition is a cohesive record of the ideas and images that each student has investigated throughout the last semester of their academic pursuits. May 5 – 9, 2014
Joseph Peragine: Kingdom Under Glass Kingdom Under Glass explores the relationship between exploration and exploitation. For decades, natural history museums have presented dioramas that were meant to educate patrons, as well as preserve endangered animals or environments. However, these staged spectacles struck the artist as overly utopian and seductive. The paintings in this exhibition question the role of dioramas and society’s perception of these scenes. Each painting highlights the idealized manner in which the specimens are presented, while also calling into question the methods in which they were procured. Peragine’s work has been shown at venues such as The University of Arizona Museum of Art; Cheekwood Museum of Art; Weatherspoon Museum of Art; and Arizona State University Museum of Art. August 18 – September 21
Reception:
Thursday, September 18 5 – 7:30pm
Derrick Buisch: Off Season Off Season features imagery culled from pedestrian subjects including maps, album covers, roadside signs, and commercial products. Informed through his practice of maintaining sketchbooks, Buisch creates distinctive images that present an extensive exploration of graphic motifs. Often influenced by aspects of music, such as LPs and zines, Buisch’s paintings and drawings are simultaneously playful, celebratory, and subversive.Buisch’s work has been shown at venues such as Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA; The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; Mississippi State University, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University; University of California-San Diego; Knoedler Gallery, NYC; and the London Biennale August 18 – September 21, 2014
Reception:
Thursday, August 21 5 – 7:30pm
Arnold Kemp: Public Evidence Spectator Often utilizing various media, Kemp creates objects that are immensely personal and speak to what is both seen and unnoticed. Through the manipulation of materials, Kemp creates an environment that subtly confronts the viewer with notions of nature, identity, and history.
Arnold J. Kemp is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Painting & Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is represented by PDX Contemporary in Portland, Oregon.
September 29 – October 31, 2014
Reception:
Thursday, October 2 5 – 7:30pm
Daniel Mirer: ArchitorSpace_Vacancy In the exhibition, ArchitorSpace_Vacancy, photographer Daniel Mirer explores the banality of post-industrial architecture. By presenting images that are devoid of human beings, Mirer focuses on architectural spaces that convey a sense of absence and alienation. While many of the environments selected by Mirer evoke a sense of familiarity, it is the emptiness of these tunnels, façades, and lobbies that often resonate with the viewer.

Daniel Mirer is an Assistant Professor of Art at Long Island University and represented by Gallery Vassie in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

September 29 – October 31, 2014
Reception:
Thursday, October 2 5 – 7:30pm
BFSDoArt Faculty Exhibition  The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art faculty includes: Donald Armel, Sarah Bielski, Jessica Burke, Patricia Carter, Robert Farber, Anthony Faris, Elsie Taliaferro Hill, Jessica Hines, Derek Larson, Christina Lemon, Santanu Majumdar, Julie McGuire, Hans Mortensen, Marc Moulton, Onyile B. Onyile, Kimberly Riner, Edward Rushton, Jeff Schmuki, Tiffanie Townsend, and Patricia Walker. November 10 – December 12, 2014
Reception:
Thursday, November 13 5 – 7:30pm
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition November 10 – December 12, 2014
Reception:
Thursday, November 13 5 – 7:30pm
Exhibition 2013 Dates
Elisabeth Condon: The Seven Seas The Seven Seas explores a teenager’s first encounter with the Los Angeles nightclub culture of the late 1970s and early 1980s.Known for her exploration of various painting techniques, Condon creates stunning paintings and mixed-media objects that capture the uncertainty and excitement surrounding the rock-and-roll lifestyle, in addition to the landscape of childhood. August 19 – September 26, 2013

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Rena Leinberger: Zero Panorama Zero Panorama is a survey of mixed-media installations, photographs, and videos by Leinberger. Working primarily with web-based images, she constructs artworks that utilize subtle shifts in material as a vehicle for exploring notions of landscape, artifice, and spectacle. August 19 – September 26, 2013

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William Willis: Paintings and Drawings William Willis: Paintings and Drawingsexplore the artists’ on-going relationship to both individual and universal experiences. Often focusing on correlations between the natural and metaphysical world, Willis creates timeless artworks that are balance sensitive brushwork with a bold handling of paint. Heavily influenced by the landscape, Willis transforms common shapes and forms to reflect a myriad of cultures. October 4 – November 8, 2013
Convergence: Survey of Contemporary Jewelry & Small Metals Convergence: Survey of Contemporary Jewelry & Small Metals presents a unique look at the various aesthetics and techniques being featured within contemporary jewelry and small metals. Focusing on five internationally renowned artists, the exhibition highlights work ranging from art jewelry to functional jewelry to small sculpture. October 4 – November 8, 2013
   
Exhibition 2012 Dates
Resonant Frequencies Resonant Frequencies explores how actual and implied sound is utilized in sculpture, painting, and technology-driven artwork. Artists included in the exhibition are Roger Chamieh, a sculptor and installation artist from Tampa, Fla.; Peter Edwards, a sculptor and musician from Troy, N.Y.; and Nathan Ethier, a painter from New York. January 1 – March 30
Sergei Tsvetkov: Recent Work Sergei Tsvetkov: Recent Work features ambitious large-scale prints and works on paper. Heavily influenced by history and geometry, Tsvetkov is well known for his stunning intaglio prints. His work has been shown at the Corcoran Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Portland Art Museum, Portland; Hunterdon Art Museum, New Jersey; Krakow Biennial, Krakow, Poland; and the Ljubljana Triennial in Slovenia. January 17 – February 26
Reception: Thursday, Feb. 9, 5-7 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Thinking Through Objects by Brent Williams, 3D Design Master of Fine Arts Candidate; Skin Deep: The Elusive Aphrodite by Amy Fix, 2D Design Master of Fine Arts Candidate; The Last Word by Kristin Kyzer, 2D Design Master of Fine Arts Candidate; Drawing in Space by Wesley Stewart, 3D Design Master of Fine Arts Candidate March 6 – April 6
Reception: Friday, April 6, 5-7 p.m.
Portfolio Reveal Featuring graduating Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A.) Graphic Design Students. Exhibiting students are William Boyle, Danielle Bramson, Traci Burns, Clay Caldwell, Mary Frances Cooper, Lindsay Day, Amanda Duhart, Maggie Dunstan, Adam Farrell, Chris Hesling, Akeem Hill, Andrew Jacobs, Michael Johnson, Joshua Klose, Susan Lenz, Brittany Linares, Alvin McBride, Christine Moses, Alessandra Oviatt, Matthew Page, Russ Pate, Stuart Pratt, Liz Shoer, Racheal Stockwell, Jennifer Stuart, John Trail, Lauren Williams, Mitch Wolstein. April 26 – May 2
Reception: Friday, April 27, 5-7 p.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Artists include Vanessa Ayer, Sheila Noarman, Courtney Burdeshaw, Hannah Dempsey, Alessandra Dzuba, Ni-ka Ford, Kelsey Gambill, Jessica Golden, Robert Hawkins, Jacob King, Rachael Perrie, Diona Latrell Sheats, Daniel T’acheeni Todd, Allison Tucker, Kelly Williams, and Angelle Noel Winkle. May 7 – May 11
Reception: Friday, May 11, 5-7 p.m.
Life and Times: Contemporary Notions of Place August 20 – September 27
Line of Sight: Objects that Influence Line of Sight examines the role collected objects play in the development of conceptual and aesthetic choices. The exhibition features traditional fine art and artifacts associated with popular culture. All items on display were culled from the homes, offices, or studios of faculty members within the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University. August 20 – September 27
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m.
Continuum: BFSDoArt Alumni Invitational An exhibition that showcases paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and works in new media by outstanding Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art alumni. Alumni exhibiting: Ashley Anderson, Marisa Avelar, Samantha Bonnell, Rob Chandler, Justin Collins, Jermaine Dawson, Dawn& Michael Dickens, Scott Howard, Duke Oursler, Michelle Parker, Desmal Purcell, Heath Ritch, Mandy Rutherford, Elizabeth Shoer, Linda Smith, Josh Strait, Matthew Toole, Josh Tuminella, Brent Williams, Ian Winsemius, and Michael Winsor. October 8 – November 7
Reception: Friday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
Faculty Exhibition November 12 – December 14
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition November 12 – December 14
In the Spirit of Dada & Surrealism Works of art inspired by Dada and Surrealism designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify, and inspire reflection. November 30 – December 4
Reception: Friday, Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.
   
Exhibition 2011 Dates
Andrew F. Scott: G-Code Explorations G-Code Explorations highlights the relationship between the digital fabrication process and traditional studio practice. “G-Code” is the primary numerical control (NC) language used to drive digital fabrication devices. This exhibit explores how data generated in virtual environments can be utilized to create object that vary in media and scale, yet were created through digital fabrication. Scott holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Long Island University, Southampton and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Ohio State University, where he has also studied at the Advanced Computing Center for Arts and Design (ACCAD). His work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, such as the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Art Council’s Fellowship for Sculpture and Media, and most recently the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Presidential Fellowship. January 1 – March 30
Art in the Woods: 2003 – 2010 A retrospective exhibition featuring documentation of installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs and mixed-media work of StillmoreRoots – providing a unique opportunity for viewers to interact with environmental art in a traditional setting. January 18 – February 24
Reception: Friday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Change Does Not Wait: Kristina Brennan, Entangled: Colleen Bayer, MFA Candidate, Catching Fire: Ian Winsemius, MFA Candidate, If I Could Have Opened My Heart: Alla Parsons, MFA Candidate March 1 – 18
Reception: Friday, March 4, 5-7 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Rough Hewn: Jason McCoy, MFA Candidate, Change Does Not Wait: Kristina B. Hall, MFA Candidate, Between Morality & Myth: a parodic visual manifesto: Patricia Quilichini, MFA Candidate, Altering Perceptions: Herman J. Dawson, MFA Candidate March 22 – April 8
Reception: Friday, March 25, 5-7 p.m.
Form & Content Exemplary student work from Foundation Courses: Drawing I & II, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Art History I & I April 15 – May 3
Reception & Awards: Friday, April 29
5-7 p.m.
Undergraduate Juried Exhibition February 22 – March 11
Reception & Awards: Wednesday, March 3
5-7 p.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Featuring: Patrick Donald, Brandi Gaines, Jacob King, Amanda Miller, Blair Moore, Adam Pace, Heather Phillips, Anna Kelley Polabby, Jennifer Youmans. May 9 – 13
Reception: Friday, May 13, 5-7 p.m.
MIGRATION: Selections from the Smith Callaway Banks Folk Art Collection January 1 – March 30
Faculty Exhibition Exceptional faculty who combine teaching with dedicated. Featured Artists: Jessica Burke, Patricia Carter, Julia Fischer, Elsie Taliaferro Hill, Jessica Hines, Derek Larson, Christina Lemon, Julie McGuire, Marc Mitchell, Marc Moulton, Santanu Majumdar, Onyile Onyile, Jane Pleak, Patricia Quilichini, Ed Rushton, Leigh Thomson, Tiffanie Townsend, and Pat Walker. January 1 – March 30
Reception: Friday, Aug. 26, 5-7 p.m.
New Faculty Exhibition January 1 – March 30
In the Spirit of Dada & Surrealism January 1 – March 30
STUDIO-f: Monoprints from the University of Tampa This exhibition features lithograph and serigraph monotypes created by artists at STUDIO-f, the University of Tampa visiting artist program. Featured Artists: Louisa Chase, Audrey Flack, Sam Gilliam, Komar & Melamid, Tom Lieber, James McGarrell, Ed Paschke, Larry Poons, Miriam Schapiro, Robert Zakanitch, and many others. September 9 – October 25
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m.
Medium Anxiety Our age of anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts. – Marshall McLuhan, 1964.Medium Anxiety is an exploration of the various tools and media used by seven contemporary artists producing work categorized as New Media. Featured Artists: Thomas Gokey, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler, Phillip Andrew Lewis, Fred Muram, Brian Priest, Pascual Sisto, and Bob Snead. September 9 – October 25
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m.
Tom Nakashima: 1999 – 2010 Featuring a number of ambitious large-scale paintings, as well as intimate prints and drawings. Heavily influenced by philosophy and theology, Nakashima is well known for creating images that transcend traditional symbolism. September 9 – October 25
Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition  
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
   
Exhibition 2010 Dates
Schumann Glass Exhibition January 1 – March 30
Observations: Kevin Shunn Sculptures that express the substances in our world that are noticed or observed, but most often taken for granted. January 19 – February 18
Reception: Thursday, Feb. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Form & Content Exemplary student work from Foundation Courses: Drawing I & II, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Art History I & II. Foundations courses are required of all students who pursue a major in art and include courses in drawing, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, and art history. Foundations coursework is rigorous and demonstrates why the pedagogical research by Georgia Southern foundation art faculty in this field is highly regarded in the profession.“Students wanting careers in art and design are challenged technically and conceptually in our six foundation courses, which consist of observation based drawing, concept based drawing, two and three dimensional design and two art history survey courses,” said Foundations Director, Professor Bruce Little, “These courses provide students with the underpinnings needed to be maximally successful as they move forward through the various concentrated areas of study. This pedagogically based exhibit is intended to honor their efforts in rigorous training, demonstrate to other foundation students what exemplary performance looks like and to provide the public with insights into how artists acquire both knowledge and skill. Art foundation faculty members will also provide descriptions of the learning activities demonstrated in the students works judged to be of sufficiently high quality to be exhibited.”The mission of the exhibition is to showcase and honor the efforts of beginning art students; to provide an avenue through which high achieving art students can earn recognition and awards; and to demonstrate to future students the expectations placed on students who take foundations courses. A panel of Georgia Southern art professors who teach major courses in various artistic areas juried the exhibition. November 16 – December 4
Reception & Awards: Friday, Dec. 4
5-7 p.m.
Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Juried Undergraduate Exhibition February 22 – March 11
Reception & Awards: Wednesday, March 3
5-7 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Damaged Goods: Michelle Parker, MFA Candidate Invasive Interactions: Jenn Galusha, MFA Candidate Objects of Attraction: Jessica Stewart, MFA Candidate Acts of Violence and Aggression: Kenneth Dent, MFA Candidate 3+Metaphor Dimensions: Duke Oursler, MFA Candidate

The Ties That Bind: Sara Rene, MFA Candidate

March 22 – April 22
Reception: Friday, March 26, 5-7 p.m.
Portfolio Reveal Featuring Graphic Designers: Lawrence Breen, Concetta Brooks, Robert Chandler, Hannah Clough, Clayton Cunningham, Meghan Geertsema, Shavonne Grey, Elizabeth Grider, Lynon Jefferson, Jessica Lester, John Mimbs, Amy Oliver, Laura Pallini, Matt Rogers, Lauren Roese, Susannah Roupe, Anna Shylova, Jared Snavely, John Sprankel, and Heather Waldron. April 26 – 30
Reception: Friday, April 30, 5-7 p.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Featuring: Nicole Augustine, Kristen Camp, Ashley Davis, Elizabeth Debban, Jessica Eanes, Jeanne Henry, Tami Henry, Danielle N. Maskery, Kimberly Riner, and Abby Zimmerman May 3 – 7
Reception: Friday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.
Rural Recollections August 16 – December 22
Joe Olson: Greatest Show on Earth A colorful reflection of the greatest show on Earth by faculty Emeriti, Joe Olson. August 16 – September 10
Reception: Friday, Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Faculty Exhibition Exhibition An exhibition that celebrates the fine accomplishments of both current students and alumni from the Master of Fine Arts program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. August 16 – September 10
Reception: Friday, Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m.
MFA Biennial 2010 An exhibition that celebrates the fine accomplishments of both current students and alumni from the Master of Fine Arts program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. September 14 – 30
Reception: Friday, Sept. 24, 5-7 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition October 4 – 21
Fantastical, Mystical, & Classical: A Retrospective of Theater Designs by Dartt & Dartt October 4 – 21
Behind the Image Featuring paintings and drawings along with preparatory materials – providing visitors a rare glimpse of the creative process and how it develops into a finished work of art.
Exhibiting Artists: Hannah Barrett, Dana Clancy, Lisa Costanzo, John Guthri, Cristi Rinklin, and Joe Wardwell.
October 25 – November 30
Reception: Friday, Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m.
Susan Weiss: The New Landscape Through photography, Weiss explores one of the most recent changes to the landscape, the effects of technology on urban and rural landscapes. October 25 – November 30
Reception: Friday, Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition December 6 – 10
   
Exhibition 2009 Dates
Critter Folk (Folk Art) Selections from the Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection. Curated by Professor Kathy Hubbard, MFA, Ph.D. Art Education Curriculum Research by MAT Graduate Candidates: Mary E. Bowen, Heather Brancato, Beth Love, Shona Pate, Kaye Rothenbuhler, and Judy War December 5 – May 22
Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetic & Mass Politics (Prints) Originating from thirteen different countries, Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics & Mass Politics presents the cultural, political, and social impact of visual art and design.
Explored Themes: Imperialism, Solidarity, Self Determination, Icons, Martyrs, Charismatic Leaders, Human Rights, Feminism, Indigenism, Revolution, Popular Movements, Culture, Society, and Film.
January 12 – March 12
Reception: Friday, Jan. 30, 5-7 p.m.
Soldier Portraits (Photography) Using the wet collodion process- popular in the 1800s during the American Civil War – Ellen Susan takes Portraits of U.S. Army service men and women who have deployed to Iraq. The unique plates made from long exposures provide an intense gaze – a counterpoint to the anonymous representations in the media of soldiers who are repeatedly sent into a war zone. January 20 – March 12
Reception: Friday, Jan. 30, 5-7 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Exploring Contexts of Ubiquitous Structures: Heidi Van Leuven, MFA Candidate March 31 – April 23
Reception Friday, April 3, 7-9 p.m.
Design Effects (Graphic Design) April 27 – May 1
Portfolio Reveal (Graphic Design) Featuring the work of 28 Graphic Design Seniors April 27 – May 1
Reception: Friday, May 1, 5 p.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Featuring the work of 2D & 3D Seniors: Eric Whitaker, Amy Fix, Mikey Winsor, Henry Clay, Jared Siri, Sara Notestine, Zenovia Kirkland, Matthew Whitaker, and Colleen Znosko. May 4 – May 10
Reception: Friday May 8, 5-7p.m.
Sacred & Profane (Folk Art) Vibrant art that illustrates the divide between good and evil. August 17 – December 11
Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Faces (Photography) FACES is an ambitious portraiture project by the advanced photography students from the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University. The portfolio portrays the entire department: students, faculty and staff. FACES set two primary objectives for the photographers. The first is to provide the advanced photography students with a set of circumstances and demands that mimic professional practice while pushing their ability to maintain their voice and creativity in a collaborative setting. The second is to foster a greater sense of community among the geographically separate and aesthetically diverse disciplines within the department. Temporary Professor of Photography, Travis Lineville, spearheaded the project from concept to reality, “This is a wonderful opportunity for students enrolled to develop a set of skills that have both fine art and commercial applications. Ultimately it is a type of collaborative project that demands the students work with their subjects to create unique interpretations of very specific personalities.”
These photography students also were able to partake in an on-site demonstration by Ellen Susan in her Savannah studio. Ellen Susan exhibited her work, Soldier Portraits, in the spring of 2009 at the Center for Art & Theatre; making the entire project very educational by participating in real life, professional experiences. Photographers include: Amber Bailey, Kristen Camp, Corey Carr, Demario Cullars, Amy Dexter, Megan Donaldson, Jennifer Youmans, Jessica Eanes, Sarah Ewer, Amy Fix, Bailey Garrot, Mackenzie Garrot, Jacqueline Gentry, Brianna Goodwin, Layton Hall, Tami Henry, Dani Maskery, Audrey McDaniel, Lauren McSwain, Jason Newton, Adam Pace, Danielle Scudder, Jared Siri, Kelsey Smith and Kelly Vermeil.
July 20 – September 4
Reception: Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Ossabaw (Painting) Art that captures the enduring natural beauty of Ossabaw, one of Georgia’s little-known barrier islands. July 20 – September 4
Reception: Friday, Sept. 4, 5-7p.m.
Faculty Exhibition Twenty-two artists, teachers, and career mentors-otherwise known as the faculty, both current and emeriti, of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will exhibit their artistic research and ongoing projects in the annual Faculty Exhibition.“This exhibition will be one of the most divergent and dynamic of the shows we offer this year,” said Gallery Director, Marc Moulton, “and will showcase works of ceramics, painting, metal-works, photography, and graphic design, as well as many works created with a combination of materials and processes. Without doubt, it will be the best window into the creative energies of the entire faculty. I guarantee viewers will find something of interest.”The artwork in the Faculty Exhibition is a sampling of the active art-making life of the department’s dedicated professors and presents a broad range of inspirations and influences.
Inspired by an Ossabaw Island residency, attended by both painting students and faculty, Painting Professor Pat Walker will exhibit work that is based on her impressions and experiences while staying on the island. Influenced by memory, Drawing Professor Bruce Little will exhibit collage works that speak of travel and passing. Jessica Marshall, Assistant Professor of Foundations, reflects through memory on, “how we return again and again to vivid, joyous memories, and elusive, dark, magic secrets.”Jewelry & Small Metals Professor, Christina Lemon, will exhibit works that explore the physical and emotional relationships between humans and companion animals. While Ceramics Professor Jane Pleak honors her late dog with Ghost Toys for a Ghost Dog. The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art faculty, with advanced degrees from Universities such as Indiana and Indiana State, Rutgers, Ohio State, Columbia, East Carolina, Auburn, and The University of Memphis, to name just a few, bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences from around the nation.
September 14 – October 22
Reception: Friday, Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Roxie – Edge of 90 (Painting) Recent Paintings by Roxie Remley, inspired by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica September 14 – October 22
Reception: Friday, Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition October 26 – November 12
Form & Content Exemplary student work from Foundation Courses: Drawing I & II, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Art History I & II. Foundations courses are required of all students who pursue a major in art and include courses in drawing, two-dimensional design and three-dimensional design, as well as art history. Foundations coursework is rigorous and demonstrates why the pedagogical research by Georgia Southern foundation art faculty in this field is highly regarded in the profession.“Students wanting careers in art and design are challenged technically and conceptually in our six foundation courses, which consist of observation based drawing, concept based drawing, two and three-dimensional design and two art history survey courses,” said Foundations Director, Professor Bruce Little, “These courses provide students with the underpinnings needed to be maximally successful as they move forward through the various concentrated areas of study. This pedagogically based exhibit is intended to honor their efforts in rigorous training, demonstrate to other foundation students what exemplary performance looks like and to provide the public with insights into how artists acquire both knowledge and skill. Art foundation faculty members will also provide descriptions of the learning activities demonstrated in the students works judged to be of sufficiently high quality to be exhibited.”The mission of the exhibition is to showcase and honor the efforts of beginning art students; to provide an avenue through which high achieving art students can earn recognition and awards; and to demonstrate to future students the expectations placed on students who take foundations courses. A panel of Georgia Southern art professors who teach major courses in various artistic areas juried the exhibition. November 16 – December 4
Reception & Awards: Friday, Dec. 4
5-7 p.m.
Denotation Connotation (Graphic Design) An exhibition about semiotics by Graphic Design Master of Fine Art Candidates: Ashley Clement, Herman Dawson, Tori Ivey, Stephanie Arends Neal, and Collin Smith.Curated by Edward Rushton November 16 – December 4
Reception: Friday, Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.
In the Spirit of Dada & Surrealism Works of art inspired by Dada and Surrealism designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify, and inspire reflection.“As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.” – Comte de Lautreamont November 16 – December 4
Reception: Friday, Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Featuring the work of 2D & 3D Seniors: Brianna Renee Goodwin, Lauren McSwain, Kelly Anne Vermeil, Michael Berzsenyi, Jon-Erik Benefield Montgomery, Samantha Jo Tiernan, Marenn Mosley, Mae Chabra. December 7 – December 11
Reception: Friday, Dec. 11, 5-7 p.m.

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