The Department of Art & Averitt Center for the Arts Collaborate for Holiday Sale

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art and the Averitt Center for the Arts have joined together to celebrate the work of their students, alumni and educators by hosting the 2014 Holiday Exhibition & Sale, All Fired Up, from Thursday, December 4 through Saturday, December 6 at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

The All Fired Up Holiday Exhibition & Sale is lead by Kimberly Riner. Riner, who is no stranger to student exhibition and sales, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Georgia Southern University. She currently is the visual arts director for Averitt Center for the Arts and a lecturer for the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt). While a student at the BFSDoArt, Riner organized the department’s Club Mud Exhibition & Sale and Empty Bowl Project.

“Previously, the BFSDoArt hosted Student Made and Club Mud Exhibition & Sales. However this year, the Department of Art and Averitt Center for the Arts have collaborated together to allow students from both establishments to network while providing the community a one-stop shop for one-of-a-kind ceramics, porcelain and stoneware, jewelry, small metals, prints and handmade books.”

While the inventory varies, patrons are delighted to find a wide selection of handcrafted ceramics, jewelry, paper and bookmaking products, paintings, prints, and more.

Exhibition & sales, such as All Fired Up, provide BFSDoArt and Averitt students the opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork. This also allows students to network with the community and understand the business aspect of selling visual art. The University and local community serve as the BFSDoArt’s biggest supporters by encouraging the students as they develop their creative talents to evolve and grow into experts of their fields.

Proceeds support BFSDoArt students, student travel, and the visiting artist program. Independent student groups also give back to various local causes including the Bulloch County Humane Society and Statesboro Food Bank.

Prices vary; cash or check only, please. 

Thursday, December 4
5pm – 8pm

Friday, December 5
10am – 9pm

Saturday, December 6
10am – 3pm

Averitt Center for the Arts
33 East Main Street
Statesboro, GA

(912) 212.ARTS

BFSDoArt students, alumni, and faculty interested in participating, click here.



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‘In the Spirit of Dada and Surrealism’ opens at Averitt Center for the Arts


The Averitt Center for the Arts Legends Gallery and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art are pleased to announce In the Spirit of Dada and Surrealism with an opening reception November 7, 2014 from 5 – 7 p.m.

In the Spirit of Dada and Surrealism is a group exhibition of students currently enrolled in Dr. Julie McGuire’s Dada and Surrealism art history course at Georgia Southern University.  Born in a Europe shattered by World War I, Dada and Surrealist artists sought to escape the traditional and rational in art and thought. And, just as their predecessors did, the student works on display in In the Spirit of Dada and Surrealism are similarly designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify, and inspire reflection.

Students were challenged to create as closely as possible a work of art by a Dada or Surrealist artist in order to fully understand the artwork and to inspire their own future creative endeavors. By connecting the great ideas of others (through initially copying), some of the greatest leaps of originality have occurred in the history of art.

Included in the exhibition are Delonoe Baker, Sara Campbell, Brandon Coe, Stephanie Conmy, Chloe Coulibaly, Anna Currence, Sarah Diller, Lauren-Ashley Evans, Eleanor Ferrara, Taylor Genereux, Kaylee Johnston, Erika Jordan, Ahmad Kromah, Kaitlyn Lewis, Honor Lind, Kristen Lynch, Danaris Madera, Jacquaya McKenzie, Stephen Mincey, Kristin Moore, Deidre Pugh, Kathryn Rakoczy, Kennedy Rousseau, Allyson Schuman, Emmitt Smith, Alexandra Tobia, Megan Uphaus, Brandon Warnock and Cierra Willingham.

For the first time, this biennial exhibition will be showcased off-campus at the Averitt Center for the Arts for the community to enjoy.  In the Spirit of Dada and Surrealism will be on display in the Legends Gallery until Friday, November 28.

#SoundsLikeDada    #BFSDoArt

Averitt Center for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts is located at 33 East Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia and is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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.

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