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Art Galleries Schedule

Galleries are open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Galleries will be closed from Dec. 20 – Jan. 11.

Fall 2021

August 11 – September 8

Biennial Faculty Exhibition

University and Contemporary Galleries

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 26, 5-7 p.m.

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.

September 20 – October 15

VISITING ARTIST

Andrew Kuebeck: MANual Labor

University Gallery

Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, Sept. 30, 5-7 p.m.
Artist Talk will begin at 5:15 in the gallery. Zoom option is available for guests who cannot attend in person.

Andrew Kuebeck works in a variety of formats ranging from functional jewelry to sculptural objects and vessels, and has lectured and taught workshops nationally on the incorporation of photographic images into jewelry pieces and vessels.

September 27 – November 12

VISITING ARTIST

Andrea Caretto: Repetitions and Imperfections

Contemporary Gallery

Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m.
Artist Talk will begin at 5:15 in the gallery.   

Using encaustic, a form of paint mixed with wax that is applied to a canvas in a molten state, Andrea Caretto makes lush paintings that incorporate pattern and lush expression. Balancing the rigid and geometric with the tactile and sensuous, Caretto’s artworks pop off the wall with bold color combinations and seemingly fluid, drippy surfaces that tingle the emotions as much as the eye.

October 25 – 29

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Madeline Shelor

Contemporary Gallery

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

November 8 – December 2

VISITING ARTIST

Yanique Norman

University Gallery

Atlanta-based artist Yanique Norman works in a range of media to explore alienation, identity, decolonialized futures, and the black psychological body. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, and her work has been shown in (and collected) by museums and public collections nationwide.

Spring 2022

January 10 – February 4

VISITING ARTIST

Darien Johnson: Contort, Distort, Rejoinder

University Gallery

Reception: Thursday, Feb. 3, 5-7 p.m.

Ceramics artist Darien Johnson treats clay like a three-dimensional form of paint, as a material that can hold any form and express any idea when handled by a skilled user. Combining the tactile aspects of clay and ceramics with the digital aesthetics of the computer glitch, the smooth look of airbrushed graphics, and the wraparound form of decals, Johnson’s work fuses the contemporary and the traditional, the material and the digital, the handmade and the programmed in intriguing ways.

World Wide Weave: Collected Works from the Travels of Dr. Carolyn Joyner

Contemporary Gallery

World Wide Weave: Collected Works from the Travels of Dr. Carolyn Joyner features a selection of textiles, fabrics, and artifacts collected by Dr. Carolyn Joyner during her international explorations over the years. Ranging from decorative wall-hangings to practical clothing and other objects, the exhibition focuses on works generously donated to the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

February 28 – March 4

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

Contemporary Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 4, 5-7 p.m.

Submission Dates: Feb. 14-16
See the prospectus for details and instructions.

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, March 4, 5-7 p.m.

Submission Dates: Feb. 14-16
See the prospectus for details and instructions.

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 22-25

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Amy Nelson

Contemporary Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 25, 5-7 p.m.

Through exploration into the multiple facets of plexiglass, Amy Nelson’s work examines trauma, loss, and its lasting effect on a person’s memory of the past, present, and perception of the future. Through the combination of visual and linguistic stimuli, this trauma-informed work acts as a catalyst for viewers to discuss what they are experiencing and why. This can encourage self-reflection, leading to a better understanding of one another and our varying perspectives.

March 31 – April 6

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jess Cartwright

Contemporary Gallery

Reception: Friday, April 1, 5-7 p.m.

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Ashrafi Sultana

University Gallery

Reception: Friday, April 1, 5-7 p.m.

April 14-20

BFA Studio Exhibition

Contemporary & University Galleries

Reception: Friday, April 15, 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 29 – Summer

BFA Graphic Design Exhibition

Contemporary & University Galleries

Reception: Friday, May 6, 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: 3/22/2022