C&R Press seeks graphic design interns

CRLogo_bwC&R Press is currently in need of two superlative graphic design interns interested in book design and layout, and other forms of print design. Applicants should have a strong background in all aspects of visual communications. The internships are telecommuting positions.

C&R Press is a young, independent press based in North Carolina that publishes 16-20 books a year. It has been around for 8 years and has distribution through SPD in North America and globally through Macmillan.  For more information, call or visit the company’s Facebook or web pages.

Interested applicants should contact Liz Harms at or 479.461.8366.

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Graphic Design Internship at Georgia Southern

The Athletic Foundation & Ticket Office at Georgia Southern is looking for energetic and dependable graphic design interns. The busy office raises awareness of scholarships needs for student-athletes and ticketing opportunities for athletic events. Ideal candidates can work quickly. Interns would leave knee-deep with diverse portfolio items (mailers, billboards, posters, magazines, game day graphics, email marketing, infographics, photoshoots, etc.).  Interns would also gain knowledge on the backend of web by tracking users, monitoring email analytics, evaluating the success of campaigns, etc. Interested students should contact Stephanie Neal at

Georgia Southern students curate MFA student show at Augusta University

Trifecta Final Design (1)The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art recently collaborated with the Augusta University Department of Art to present a student juried and curated exhibition at Augusta University’s Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art.

On display now through July 29, “Trifecta” features a variety of work from Master of Fine Arts students within the state. Juried and curated by Georgia Southern M.F.A. students Jessamy McManus and Courtney Ryan, the exhibition includes photography, ceramics, painting, sculpture and more. A public reception for the show will be held July 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery.

“The best part of Trifecta is the extreme variation in both medium and content of the artwork,” said McManus. “From broom handles to oil paint, each artwork is so starkly different from the next and every piece has its own unique voice, reflecting the uniqueness of the artist who made it.”

When Scott Thorp, Chair of the Art Department at Augusta University first approached the BFSDoArt to offer summer gallery space he was looking for a way to create a sense of collaboration among other institutions.

“The most impressive thing to me was that (McManus and Ryan) took collaboration to the next level,” he said. “I would bet there has never been a collaboration like this before among departments in this state.”

Artists featured in this exhibition currently are enrolled in M.F.A. programs at Georgia Southern, Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.

From left: Jessamy McManus, Courtney Ryan,   , Virginia Skinner.  At Augusta University Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art

From left: Jessamy McManus (GS), Courtney Ryan (GS), Troy Campbell (Art Studio Technician at AU) and Virginia Skinner (GS) at the Augusta University Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art. 

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A photo from Trifecta at the Augusta University Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art.

“They curated a cohesive exhibition containing a playful and exploratory aesthetic. The show includes a range of approaches to making art while maintaining a high degree of technical sophistication. It runs the gamut while maintaining a common visual that holds it together,” said Thorp. “Our students have really enjoyed seeing this work. Plus, it demonstrates to them what graduate level work is like, and our students are seeing they are competitive. Before this, they really had no gauge to tell.”

For McManus and Ryan, coordinating the exhibition offered valuable real-world experience.

“When we were given this opportunity, Jessamy and I really wanted to give it 100 percent,” said Ryan. “This is where I want to be when I graduate, working on the ‘real art world’ and Jessamy wants to be a gallery owner and curator–so this opportunity was extremely beneficial to both of us.”

“It was stressful and exciting,” Ryan added, “but ultimately the final product is a dynamite show of M.F.A. work from across the state. We’ve got so many artists doing so many different things, and it’s amazing how well this came together.”

The featured artists from Georgia Southern, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia are: Rachel Ballard, Reid Brechner, Amelia Carley, Kelli Couch, Ellie Dent,

Schmuki’s work included in ‘Creating Citizens’

212-6342-Product_LargeToMediumImageJeff Schmuki, Assistant Professor of Art has been included on the cover and in the text of Creating CitizensLiberal Arts, Civic Engagement, and the Land-Grant Tradition, edited by Brigitta R. Brunner. The text is now available through the University of Alabama Press.

Jeff Schmuki’s work is referenced in Chapter 7, Culturing Connection, Growing Community: The Art in Agriculture Initiative by Christopher McNulty and Barb Bondy. The authors recount the first year of the Art in Agriculture Initiative, a multi­-disciplinary collaboration at Auburn University between the Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Agriculture. The initiative explored the intersections of art, culture, ecology, and the environment through a series of themed exhibitions.

Artist needed to paint nursery mural 

A Statesboro woman is looking for an art student to paint  a mural in the nursery at her home. She has a design picked out, but needs an artist to bring it to life. Interested artists should contact Donna at 912-764-9616.

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