Bieski’s Work Accepted to Vying 2015: The International Art Competition for Art Basel

Sarah Bielski, “Getting to Third”

Sarah Bielski’s work “Getting to Third” recently was accepted into “Vying 2015: The International Art Competition for Art Basel” at the Viophilia Gallery in Miami, Florida. Her work also was chosen for the online gallery and print catalog for the Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition “Trending: Contemporary Art Now!” Juror Elizabeth Garvey, co-founder and owner of Garvey Simon Art Access in New York, praised Bielski for her range of techniques and approaches to the theme.

Majumdar will be Keynote Speaker at Critical Thinking Conference 2016

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art, printing management, graphic communications management, Graphic Design, Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, Santanu Majumdar

Santanu Majumdar

Santanu Majumdar has been invited to be the Keynote Speaker for Critical Thinking Conference 2016. It will take place on Friday, March 25, 2016, at East Georgia State College, Swainsboro campus.

Schmuki’s Work Featured in Publications

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art, Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, Jewelry, Sculpture, Small Metals, 3D Studios, Ceramics, Jeff Schmuki,

Jeff Schmuki

Jeff Schmuki‘s artwork graces the cover of Creating Citizens: Liberal Arts, Civic Engagement, and the Land-Grant Institution. His work also was cited and pictured in the new Palsgrave Macmillan text, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places.

BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

Congratulations to the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Alumni who have accepted new jobs!

Graphic Design alumna Michele Underwood (’95) is now an Associate Creative Director at Young & Rubicam (Y&R). Y&R is a marketing and communications company specializing in advertising, digital and social media, sales promotion, direct marketing and brand identity consulting whose clients include GAP, BBC, the Special Olympics, Harley Davidson, Virgin Atlantic and Land Rover.
Stephanie Arends Neal, Georgia Southern Athletics Graphic Design alumna Stephanie (Arends) Neal (’03) has accepted a new position with Georgia Southern University where she will direct and implement the marketing and communication efforts for the Athletic Foundation.
ABCPottery John Mimbs (’10), graphic design alumni, is now a Pottery Instructor at ABC Pottery. ABC Pottery, located in Lawrenceville, GA, provides pottery painting, clay sculpting, pottery wheel, wire wrapping and a range of other fun arts and crafts activities for adults and children.
Graphic Design alumni Brandon Bearden (’14) has accepted the position as an Interactive Designer at Turner Sports. Brandon was one of the first #BFSDoArt students to participate in the international internships provided by the department.
Keith Warburg (’10) Bachelor of Science (BS), Graphic Communications Management alumni has continued his education at Valdosta State by obtaining his Master of Education (M.Ed.), Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. Warburg is now working on his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), concentrating in leadership and higher education. He has recently accepted a position at Valdosta State as the Assistant Director of Creative Services for Digital Media.
Graphic Design alumni Chris Hesling (’12) now works for the Morale, Welfare, & Recreation (MWR) in Kings Bay, GA, as the Marketing & Brand Director.


Bielski’s Painting Accepted to Indiana University Art Exhibition

Getting to Third, Sarah Bielski

Sarah Bielski’s painting, Getting to Third, was featured in the catalog for the show 2015 Indiana University East Inaugural Juried Art Exhibition: Gender. The exhibit will be open from April 9-June 19 in the Whitewater Hall Art Gallery. The juried art exhibit is supported by the IU East School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Diversity Commission. The exhibit coincides with the 27th Annual Indiana University Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference being held at IU East April 9-10.

The exhibit includes 2-D, 3-D and video. The artwork selected for the exhibit specifically deals with the fluidity of gender and sexuality; commentary on and/or challenging the conventional gendered language in visual art; reworking the conventions of representing gender and gendered bodies; investigating the shifting gender roles in today’s society; questioning the stereotypes of femininity and masculinity; the state of today’s parenthood; and promoting greater understanding of the LGBTQ community.

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