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

Artist’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.

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.

Signup to be a Vendor at The Union City Arts & Crafts Festival

The Union City Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, October 25th; from 9:00am-8:00pm at the cross streets of Union and Watson in the City Hall area (5047 Union Street). Union City is located just south of Atlanta.
Arts & Crafts Vendor Application
The fee is $100.00 for arts and crafts vendors and application and fees are due by October 15th.
Applications and fees are received at City Hall and students can either mail or hand deliver both. Students and faculty can share a booth as long as they are under one organization.
Union City has a successful track record of festival participation including their Summer Music Festivals, which have attracted 5,000 plus participants.

For inquiries, please have students or faculty contact Ashley Minter, Operations Coordinator, at 770-515-7823 or email


Ceramics Studio Opens Door to Public for Empty Bowls Project


The Empty Bowl Project invites the public to the BFSDoArt’s ceramic studio for their annual Open Studios event.

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) at Georgia Southern University invites the community to join them in creating bowls for its annual Empty Bowl Project, a service project that benefits the Statesboro Food Bank.

Under the direction of ceramics professor Jeff Schmuki, ceramics students work year-round to create unique bowls to be sold with chili for $10 each. All proceeds from the chili sale are donated to the Food Bank, which provides food for families not only in Bulloch County, but surrounding counties as well.

In addition to students who work diligently on this project, the ceramics studio is opened to the public twice. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community, from beginners to those experienced in working with ceramics, are welcome to attend the studio sessions and create bowls to support the mission of the project.

This year, Open Studios will be held Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 2 from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Ceramics and Sculpture Building. Visitors will be able to work with experienced ceramics students to create and decorate bowls for the chili sale, set this year for Thursday, October 30 at the Rotunda on Georgia Southern’s campus.

Empty Bowl Project, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern UniversityIn 2013, the BFSDoArt ceramic students, with the help of the community, contributed the ‘largest singular monetary donation’ to Statesboro Food Bank during the Empty Bowl Project. The project raised nearly $5,425 and for every dollar donated, the Statesboro Food Bank is able to provide the equivalent of seven meals to someone in need.

Not only does this unique event educate non-potters about ceramic skill-sets, but it also allows the university and community to work together in making a difference for individuals in our area.

 “We live in one of the poorest counties in Georgia and as citizens, we have the responsibility to help those less fortunate in our area. It’s not just about making bowls, but beginning a conversation. I’m often asked by students, ‘How can I make a difference?’ The answer is simple: Start where you live, start in your community.” said Schmuki.

Ceramics and Sculpture Building
4000 Forest Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460

BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

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

Joey Lanier (’14), accepted a job at CNN in Atlanta. Lanier graduated with a BFA in graphic design spring of 2014.
anisa April Faison (’14),  is now a Digital Media Specialist at Anisa International, Inc. Anisa International is the personal care industry’s leading global solutions innovator for cosmetic brushes, accessories, package design, market research and manufacturing capabilities. Brands worldwide depend on Anisa’s strong R&D to design premium products that create a need among consumers in prestige and masstige markets. By combining an intimate understanding of industry trends with innovative design manufacturing and sourcing capabilities, Anisa International gives their clients true creative and strategic partnership opportunities.
CulumbusMuseum Dori (Johnston) Nix (’14), in addition to expanding her brand as a wedding and lifestyle photographer, Dori (Johnston) Nix (2014) recently accepted two jobs in Columbus, GA as the Social Media and Online Coordinator for the Columbus Museum and a Teaching Artist for Empowered Youth of Columbus. Nix is also working publishing a quarterly magazine featuring local artists and business owners who actively collaborate in their community.
WierStewart Russ Pate (’12),  works for Wier/Stewart in Augusta, Ga as a Communications Designer.


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