Call for Entries: Amateur Fall Festival Photography Contest

The University Programming Board is putting on a Fall Festival on November 18th. Part of the Festival this year will include an Amateur Photography contest. Two winners will have the opportunity to have their photographs featured on the Georgia Southern Webpage with a short photographer Bio.
The photographs will be displayed during the festival on November 18 from 6-9 pm in the Eagle Village parking lot.

Deadline:  November 11, 2014
Winners: 1 Student Choice winner & 1 President Keel’s Choice winner
Type of Photos: The best fall photographs of Georgia Southern’s campus
All photographs are due in hard copy to the University Programming Board’s office in the Williams Center by November 11th.
If there are any questions, contact Kelsey Vaughn.

Call for Entries: ArtFields


ArtFields® will award $100,000 in prize money during their third annual event April 24-May 2, 2015 in Lake City, South Carolina. Accepted artists will be invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues, from a former mercantile to a barbershop for nine days. This non-traditional setting makes for an unforgettable experience. Art competition winners will be determined by popular choice and juried panel. Voters will have to be present in Lake City, SC to cast their votes during ArtFields.

Deadline:  November 14, 2014
Fee:  $25
Prizes: $50,000, $25,000, $12,500
Art must be 2-D or 3-D


Penland Workshop Scholarship and Winter Residency Applications





2015 Spring Workshops at Penland:

Scholarship Applications due November 28

Letterpress Books: Guts to Glory
Lauren Faulkenberry
Books & Letterpress studio
Students will produce letterpress-printed books from start to finish, starting with handmaking paper.
All levels

Clay: The Next Level
Cynthia Bringle
Clay studio
All levels. This workshop is currently full; wait list is available. One studio assistant position is open for application; see link belowto apply.

3,2,1, Hustle
Micah Evans
Flameworking studio
An in-depth exploration of modern flameworking.
Intermediate/Applications will be juried and are due Nov. 28

Forging Fundamentals, Extended Version
Andy Dohner
Iron studio
Workshop focusing on the fundamentals of shaping steel with emphasis on creating functional or sculptural objects.
All levels

Join Forces
Janna Gregonis & Julia Harrison
Metals studio
Workshop investigating joined forces and forms, whether you are making wearable art or kinetic objects.
All levels

Photography in Reverse
Dan Estabrook
Photography studio
This workshop will implement the technological and aesthetic history of photography–from digital and heading backwards into wet plate images and more.
All levels

Build It, Pad It, Upholster It
Annie Evelyn
Wood studio
Intensive covering the construction of upholstered furniture–each student will build an ottoman and a chair.
All levels

Interested in a one-week workshop at Penland this spring? Here they are.


Work-study scholarships are available for all eight-week workshops listed above. Applications are due at Penland by mail on November 28, 2014.

Start the Application Process Here


Resident Artist Applications | Open Call

Penland will be selecting three artists in the Resident Artist Program in 2015, including one resident in hot glass or flameworking. The residency begins September 15, 2015 and ends on August 15, 2018.

Please forward, post and share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2014, and more information can be found here.

Winter Residency at Penland
This year Penland is offering a winter studio residencies for individuals and groups. Applications are due November 1, 2014, online via SlideRoom. Please visit here for more information.

‘Oh, The Abstracted Spaces’ on Display at The Center for Teaching and Technology

oh the abstracted spaces 2Artist’s Paintings and Drawings Exploring Abstraction

The Center for Teaching and Technology (CT2) is proud to host the exhibition Oh, The Abstracted Spaces. The exhibition includes an artist reception to be held on October 23rd from 3-5pm in Suite 1303 of the Henderson Library. The event is free, and all are invited to attend.

Created and curated by students from the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, the exhibition features recent artworks exploring abstraction as a way to investigate space over time. The exhibition features new and recent paintings and drawings by Emmitt Smith, D’antre Harris, Courtney England and Kenny Olowoyo. Oh, The Abstracted Spaces is a candid and creative showcase of varied approaches artists take when utilizing abstraction as a mode to communicate their ideas.Oh the astracted spaces

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art and CT2. “We are so happy to work with CT2 by sharing our BFA student’s artwork through a themed exhibition,” said Gallery Director Anthony Faris, “The addition of the exhibit activates the space in a way that makes viewers stop and reflect on the work. The student curators did a wonderful job.”

The exhibition will be on view at CT2 until December 11th the reception on October 23rd, 2014. The artists will be in attendance at to answer questions and speak about their recent works.



Creative Boot Camp

Join The One Club’s FREE 4-Day Creative Boot Camp

Thursday, November 6 – Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Creative Boot Camp will take place beginning the evening of Thursday, November 6th – Sunday, November 9th, 2014.  It will be held at Morehouse College and is being sponsored by top advertising agencies. 

It is a free 4-day workshop that introduces students from all educational backgrounds to the creative process in the advertising industry. The goal is to recruit creative students  who may not be aware of advertising and design as a viable career option and introduce them to the art of concepting and building a campaign for a real client.

The CBC’s are supported by the best advertising agencies in the world, by utilizing their top creative talent to serve as mentors and judges throughout the program.  Since its inception in New York five years ago, we have successfully completed many boot camp sessions with well over a thousand students participating from various cities including NY, LA, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Detroit, and London. The One Club has watched these students go from knowing little to nothing about the field, to using the information and tools they gathered at the boot camp to move on to top advertising training programs, land coveted internship at large advertising agencies and even secure full-time jobs.

Students who have an interest in advertising, copywriting, art direction, design or creativity in general, should register for this amazing program.

Below are some of the key benefits for students that choose to participate in this FREE workshop.

  • Provides students with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work at an agency as a copywriter and art director by creating an advertising campaign based on a creative brief provided by a sponsoring agency.
  • Creates opportunities for networking with top local advertising professionals, who participate throughout the 4-day process as mentors.
  • Participants walk away with a solid advertising campaign to add to their portfolios.
  • Provides free breakfast and lunch to all participants during the course of the workshop.
  • Gives students the chance to compete for an internship position at the sponsoring agency.

To see the great atmosphere of some of our past sessions, please click here for the overview, to hear the students speak, and their confessionals.

REGISTER HERE and view the schedule of events.

Participants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so the sooner they apply, the better.

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art • PO Box 8032 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5358 •