Rushton’s work accepted to a National Juried Exhibition

Ed Rushton’s work was accepted to a National Juried Exhibition, Utopia/ Dystopia, at the Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, NY. The Exhibition runs from May 20 through June 30, 2017.

Burke elected to FATE Board; selected as Fellow for Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

Jessica Burke presented on a panel at the (FATE) Foundations in Art: Theory and Education’s 16th Biennial Conference at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri in April. During the conference, Burke was elected Vice President of Regional Programming for the FATE Board.

She also was elected for a second term as Associate Vice President of Programming for Integrative Teaching International’s Board.

Burke was selected as a Fellow for the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program at the Institute for Higher Education at UGA in Athens during the 2017 Summer Symposium.

Hines participates in panel presentation; was featured in Hyperallergic

Jessica Hines participated in a panel presentation at The San Francisco Art Commission Gallery that exhibited Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Member of the Armed Forces which included a selection of images from My Brother’s War by Jessica Hines.  Also on the panel were artists, Rodney Ewing, Michael Hall, and curator, Jason Hanasik. In addition to the gallery exhibition, 36 large scale prints of Hines’s works were displayed in kiosks located in multiple areas of the city.

Hines’ work also was reviewed in Hyperallergic, a Brooklyn-based blogazine, in Peace and Grief in the Art of US Veteransby Melissa Stern.

B.F.A. Senior Exhibition Opens at Center for Art & Theatre in May

BFA 2017STATESBORO, Ga. – The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents the “B.F.A. Senior Exhibition” May 1 – 8 in the University and Contemporary Galleries at the Center for Art and Theatre. The reception is May 5 from 5 – 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

“The B.F.A. Senior Exhibition is the premier opportunity for graduating students to present the culmination of their fine art studies by exhibiting works that embody their personal aesthetic directions. This exhibition promises to be varied and dynamic as is each student,” said Professor Marc Moulton. “It is my pleasure to be involved with these talented students as they launch into the professional world.”

“This is one of my favorite exhibitions each year,” said Gallery Director Jason Hoelscher. “As practicing artists, one of the goals is to show one’s work, to share it with the world. This exhibition is exciting because it’s typically when our BFA students step up and start showing at a pro-level, and it’s great to see what this inspires them to do.”

This exhibition features work from senior Bachelor of Fine Art, 2D and 3D Studio Art majors enrolled in the BFA Portfolio course taught by 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.

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Graphic Design students win ADDYs


ADDYs 2016

Mallory McLendon Biggers, Erin Fortenberry, Daquan Sims, Katherine Sanders, Dionna Williams and Cameron Carney were recognized for their outstanding graphic design work during the 2016 Savannah American Advertising Federation Awards.

Students in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) earned 10 ADDY Awards during the 2016 Savannah American Advertising Federation Awards held March 30 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Georgia.

“We are very proud of our outstanding student achievements at the ADDY awards,” said Associate Professor Santanu Majumdar. “This kind of recognition reconfirms the quality of design work produced by the young designers at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.”

Students earned gold, silver and bronze awards for various projects that displayed outstanding graphic design work.

For “The Great War,” an historical exhibit about World War II that was displayed at Georgia Southern Museum, the following students earned a gold award in the category of ambient media: Alexandra Tobia, Mallory McLendon Biggers, Taylor Genereux, Brandon Coe, Marcus Cook, Courtney Coprich, Ashley Lauren, Brittni Favorite, Sarah Horne, Jonathan Hurt, Mei Shengping, Michelle Parmar, Kelly Slyfield, Megan Uphaus and Victoria Yates.

In the category of website design, Brooke Fremeau earned a gold award for “Zoetic Fitness,” and for the television advertising category, Micaela Nylund, Erin Fortenberry, Eric Ward and Dionna Williams earned gold for their project, “Expo Markers.”

Akhira Hills earned a silver award for Resource Magazine in the category of publication design, and Katherine Sanders’s “Pringles Flavor Flip” earned a silver award for the television advertising category. Sanders also took home a special judge’s award for a 3-D animation for “Pringles Flavor Flip.”

For “Click! Exploring the History and Science of Cameras,” an historical exhibition that was displayed at Georgia Southern Museum, the following students earned a silver award in the category of ambient media: Shelby Myers, Andrew Taylor, Jackson Brantley, Thomas J. Williams, Sarah Tholen, Jaimee Collins, Sara Campbell, Alexander Smith, Hailey Smith, Kelly Shofner, Yendi Reid, Gianna Palazzolo, Jordan Michel, Shelby Landes, Ashley Hillman, Maya Gleason, Rebecca Davis, Audrey Stamps, Margarita Suarez, Sanice Bell, Di’monds Davidson, Albert Marquez, Brendan Lloyd and Kaitlin Baylie.

Hannah Bright won a bronze award for Pomegranate in the category of brochure design; Bertha Lores Alvarez earned a bronze award for Our Visual Culture, and Daquan Sims earned a bronze award for Collateral Design, both in the special event material category; and Cameron Carney earned a bronze award for “Nike Free Ad” in the television advertising category.

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