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Art Galleries Schedule

Galleries are open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Galleries will be closed from March 13-17 for Spring Break.

Fall 2022

August 10 – September 14

Continuum: Alumni Exhibition

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

University and Contemporary Galleries

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.

September 22-28

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Kathy Varadi

Contemporary Gallery

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

September 26 – November 11

VISITING ARTIST

Trish Andersen

Artist Talk & Reception: TBD

University Gallery

October 10 – November 23

VISITING ARTIST

Ben Tollefson

Contemporary Gallery

Artist Talk & Reception: TBD

Spring 2022

January 9 – February 3

VISITING ARTISTS

Len Davis: A Thousand Words

University Gallery

Reception & Artist Talk: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Arts Building, Room 2071, 5-6 p.m.
Reception follows at the University Gallery.

Len Davis is a Los Angeles-based artist, whose work ranges across (and combines) such disciplines as drawing, collage, painting, and assemblage. Working from influences that range from classical art to comic books to movie posters, Davis explores the everyday–and not just in a general sense, but in particular how life can sometimes hit you with everything all at once. The result, as shown in A Thousand Words, is an exhibition of over 80 mixed media works that ring the gallery with intensive explorations and manifestations of identity, emotion, and expression.

Outlook: An MFA Showcase

Contemporary Gallery

Reception: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5-7 p.m.
(Artist talks begin in the gallery at 5:15 p.m.)

“Outlook” is an exhibition of work by current MFA students at Georgia Southern University. The exhibition features work ranging from physics-inspired and ecology-inspired painting to identity-focused video, from traditional to experimental ceramics, from drawing and photography to paper quilling and 2D sculpture.

February 21-27

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

Contemporary Gallery

Reception: Friday, February 24, 5-7 p.m.

Submission Dates: Feb. 6-8 (Details coming spring 2023)

This exhibition features 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 will be juried by Savannah-based artist Will Penny. Penny received a diploma in Fine Art from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, and a BFA and MFA in Painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design. Penny’s artworks dissolve traditional boundaries of art and design. His art explores tensions between the tangible space a painting inhabits, the impact of digital technology on fabricated forms, and illusionistic environments. 

Form & Content

University Gallery

Reception: Friday, February 24, 5-7 p.m.

Submission Dates: Feb. 6-8 (Details coming spring 2023)

This exhibition 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 will be juried by Savannah-based artist Will Penny. Penny received a diploma in Fine Art from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, and a BFA and MFA in Painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design. Penny’s artworks dissolve traditional boundaries of art and design. His art explores tensions between the tangible space a painting inhabits, the impact of digital technology on fabricated forms, and illusionistic environments. 

March 3-9

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Stephen Harmon

Contemporary Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 3, 5-7 p.m.

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Pam Reynolds

University Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 3, 5-7 p.m.

March 21-27

MFA Thesis Exhibition: John Lewis

Contemporary Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 24, 5-7 p.m.

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Haley Johnson

University Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 24, 5-7 p.m.

March 31 – April 6

MFA Thesis Exhibition: John Lewis

Contemporary Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 24, 5-7 p.m.

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Haley Johnson

University Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 24, 5-7 p.m.

April 6

Wearables Exhibition

Contemporary & University Galleries

April 14-20

BFA Studio Exhibition

Contemporary & University Galleries

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

This senior 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. 

April 28 – Summer

BFA Graphic Design Exhibition

Contemporary & University Galleries

Reception: Friday, April 28, 5-7 p.m.

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. 


Collections

The Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection is a permanent exhibition of artwork curated by Betty Foy Sanders since 1968. Art displayed in the Georgia Artists Collection is either by Georgia artists, created with materials found in Georgia or themed around the state itself.

Donated to the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in 2007 by Statesboro Historian, Smith Callaway Banks, his Southern Folk Art Collection brings a whole new world to campus with its unique and colorful pottery, paintings and artifacts.

Last updated: 1/19/2023