Photography Workshop with Bill Durrence


Okefenokee Photo Trip

Dates: November 3 – 6, 2014 (4 days, 3 nights)
Fee: $1,500
Photography Leader: Bill Durrence
Naturalist Guides by Wilderness Southeast
Limited to 8 participants

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Georgia is a vast watery
wilderness of primeval splendor. Alligators, turtles, raccoons, black bears, deer, ibis, herons, wood storks, red-cockaded woodpeckers and numerous other creatures make their homes in the 402,000-acre refuge (354,000 acres are designated wilderness). This unique natural area, called “the land of trembling earth”, is filled with peat-covered prairies, lakes, hardwood hammocks, and spectacularly photogenic cypress forests. This diversity of habitats provides homes for multitudes of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, as well as plants (including 9 species of carnivorous plants), all remarkably adapted to their watery world. Our trip will focus primarily on the cypress forest habitat, where cypress knees extend above the dark water.

The fee includes round-trip transport from Savannah, GA, to the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, all entrance fees and permits, three nights in State Park cabins (double occupancy), canoes and associated equipment for the 3 days of swamp exploration (two paddlers per canoe), meals and snacks.

Open to all enthusiastic photographers. Minimum age suggested is 18. There is no maximum age. Previous canoeing experience is not necessary although everyone will paddle, two people per canoe. (Wilderness Southeast staff will provide basic paddling instructions.) Participants should be in reasonably good physical condition.

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Senior BFSDoArt Graphic Design Student wins AIGA Atlanta Type Fight

Christina Mei (Shengping Mei) won first prize at the AIGA Type Fight event held at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA. A Type Fight is letter versus letter, swash versus serif, type tussling type, Iron Chef-like style competition. Fighters had on-site battle to design and execute an assigned letter in whatever form they choose, digitally or traditionally, in 3 hours. After the battle royale concluded, the popular vote ruled and Christina Mei took home the prize!

Photography Professor Participates in Lens/Cratch Exhibition

Jessica Hines, Southern Stories #66, Spring Hill, Florida

Photography professor, Jessica Hines, participated in The 2014 Road Trip Exhibition on Lens/Cratch.
Lens/Cratch is considered one of the 10 Photography-Related blogs you should be reading according to ource Review,, Rangefinder and InStyle Magazine.

Call for Entries: Communication Arts Interactive Annual

Computer Arts Interactive Competition

ENTRIES DUE: Friday, October 3, 2014

Fee: $30 – $125

Promote your talent to the world! Enter the Communication Arts 21st annual juried Interactive Competition. Any project—interface design, educational and entertainment programs, interactive product display or application—created for digital distribution on disc, interactive kiosk, handheld device, online service or the World Wide Web is eligible.

If selected, your award-winning work will be beautifully reproduced in the 2015 Interactive Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on the Communication Arts website, promoting your talent on the industry’s premier stage.

Each winning entrant will also receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum.



Call for Entries: Polaris Literary Magazine


ENTRIES DUE: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fee: $0

First place in all genres: $100
Second place in all genres: $50

Polaris is a Ohio Northern University literary magazine committed to publishing undergraduates in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and all visual art genres. 

Contact for any questions and submission guidelines.


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