Andrew Pate Accepted to Boston University Graduate Program

Boston UniversityAndrew Pate, 2D Design Alumni has been accepted to Boston University after interviewing at a few top choice schools. We’re proud to say that Pate is planning on going there next semester to start graduate school.

Robelo and Jones Featured in Honors’ 2014 Magazine

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Honors students Paola Robelo and Cyndee Jones were featured in the 2014 issue  of Honors @ Georgia SouthernInquiry and Creativity. Graphic design professor Ed Rushton was both Robelo and Jones’ faculty advisor who guided them through their research. Robelo, an international student focused on the difference in design between cultures and Jones researched how graphic design could impact recycling and sustainability.

Spring 2014 Honors @ Georgia Southern

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Lindsay DeBlasio Offered Internship at Cornelius Arts Center

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Alumna, Lindsay DeBlasio recently graduated Georgia Southern University with a double major in Art History and Spanish, and a minor in Business. DeBlasio was offered the opportunity to intern at the Cornelius Arts Center in Cornelius, NC this summer from June 9th- mid August where she will gain experience in arts administration, gallery management, art education and marketing.

Toni Todd featured in the 2014 College Juried Exhibit

Toni Todd, Charcoal Drawings, BFSDoArt

Toni D. Todd, Charcoal Drawings. (L-R: The Trifocal Snapshot, Togetherness and Loneliness, Visual Path and Indirect Connection) CLICK TO ENLARGE

As if preparing for Student Made and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition wasn’t enough, 2D Studio major Toni Todd also spent her final college semester building her portfolio by submitting her artwork to various exhibitions.

Her hard work paid off – Toni was accepted into The Art Place – Mountain View‘s 2014 College Juried Exhibit that was on display from April 11 to May 2. Juried by Licha Ochoa Nicholson, Anita Ronin-Hunter and Heather Lund, Toni was 1 of 24 students accepted into the exhibition out of over 100 entries. The only exhibiting artist from Georgia Southern University, Toni was alongside students from Kennesaw State University, University of West Georgia, Morehouse College, Georgia State University, University of Georgia and Savannah College of Art & Design.

Each of Toni’s four submissions from her Human Experience series, which are photorealism charcoal drawings, were accepted into the exhibition.

“My professor, Patricia Carter, told my class about the College Juried Exhibition. Throughout our studio courses and professional practices course, she urged us to gain experience and seek opportunities to expand our knowledge of the art world,” said Todd.

The Art Place – Mountain View is a facility of Cobb County Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department.  They seek to encourage fine arts programs that will enhance and promote processes of artistic merit.  This is done by fostering creativity in each individual rather than the emphasis on a finished product.   Their facility has spaces designed to be flexible for visual and performing arts activities and also offers gallery exhibitions, theatre productions and meeting space for non-profit arts related organizations.

Jessica Hines Invited to Teach a Workshop in Maine this Summer

Maine Media CollegePhotography Professor, Jessica Hines, was invited to teach a week long workshop this summer at The Maine Media Workshop in Rockport, Maine.

The oldest photography workshop school in the US, The Maine Media Workshop, embraces historical processes as well as leading-edge technologies in image making and narrative expression. The Workshops at the school offer a unique opportunity to learn in a beautiful remote environment and join a community of other passionate imagemakers and storytellers — all gathered to become better artists.

The title of the workshop Jessica Hines will be teaching is: “The Personal Documentary“. The aim of the workshop is to collaborate to hone the student’s creative and story-telling skills through the use of photography.

Jessica Hines Published in UK Magazine “Interalia”

Spirit Stories #9Photography Professor, Jessica Hines‘ work from “Spirit Stories” was published in the April issue of the magazine, Interalia.

Interalia is an online magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness.  Coming out of the UK, Interalia aims to foster a dialogue of art and how ideas can change the way we see and think about the world.

Jessica Hines

Jessica Hines, Photography Professor, is currently exhibiting in the Republic of Georgia (formerly the Russian state), at the Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The show, “Ladies Only”, an international exhibition, by invitation from Tina Schelhorn, Executive Director of Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany. The show exhibits the work of 30 women artists from Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. It opened on May 4th.  The exhibition is curated by Tina Schelhorn and will be held in the framework of Kolga Tbilisi Photo Meeting 2014. Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art is a modern and spacious private museum dedicated to the famous Georgian sculptor and artist Zurab Tsereteli.

Lois Harvey Accepted into Hambidge Residency Program

2014 BFA Graduate Lois Harvey is developing her ceramic sculptures as an Artist in Residence at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences in North Georgia.

As one of the first artist communities in the U.S., the Hambidge Center has a distinguished history of supporting individual artists in a residency program. Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of North Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.





Anthony Faris and Eric Clark coming to the Kalmanson Gallery in June

“Great New Selection of Mirrors, Art and Lighting!” is an intuitive collaboration between Eric B. Clark and Anthony Faris. The sculptural works are designed with spontaneity and object- association in mind. The art works are then created to scale, attempting to keep the integrity of an intuitive process during the often laborious and deliberate sculpting process. The resulting works comment on imagination, humor, separation and interpretation.
Anthony Faris - Tabby Sculpture
James Anthony Faris is a sculptor, writer, photographer and mixed media artist living in Southeast Georgia. Mr. Faris graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography. He is currently at Georgia Southern University pursuing a Masters in 3D Art. Mr. Faris is a co-founding member of the Stillmoreroots group: a rural arts advocacy group. He has worked in community development as Education and Outreach Director of Gallery RFD and Director of Downtown Development for the City of Swainsboro.

Eric Clark - Change in Matter TestEric Clark is a sculptor who specializes in ceramics and resides in Savannah, Georgia. His current body of work is a collaborative exploration of everyday materials and processes with fellow sculptor Anthony Faris. Both artist are recent M.F.A. graduates from Georgia Southern University. Clark has shown his work throughout the United States and in Sheffield, England. He currently has work on display at the Clay Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

*Story from Emanuel Arts Council by Neil Kalmanson

Morningstar Receives BFSDoArt’s Jeff Nichols Art History Award

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art has the extreme pleasure of recognizing Bridget Morningstar as the Jeff Nichols Art History Award recipient for the 2014/15 academic year.

Bridget Morningstar

Bridget Morningstar

Originally from Waycross, GA, Morningstar is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in Art History.  After graduating, she hopes to attend graduate school to become an art educator. She has numerously been recognized for her outstanding academic achievements, both at Georgia Southern and Waycross College. Her accomplishments include the Georgia Southern President’s list, Georgia Southern Outstanding Scholar Recognition, and artwork on the cover of Georgia Southern’s Miscellany Magazine. Morningstar also received the Dr. Pam Stille Quinn Award for Excellence in the Humanities and Foxprints Literary Award at Waycross College.

About the Award

Jeff Nichols was a former art student whose love for art and art history was as big as his heart. This award was established by BFSDoArt faculty and friends to honor his memory and recognize outstanding students in the field of art and art history.

In order to win a BFSDoArt Scholarship and/or award, students submitted an application and portfolio, eligibility also requires a 3.0 grade point average or above.

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