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BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

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

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,   Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, US alarm, Hongteng Shen (’14), Graphic Design Alumni is now a Graphic Designer at Additional Technology Security.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,   Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, NCSU, NC state, Jean Gray Mohs (’08),  is now at NC State as a Curriculum Module Developer. NC State is located in Raleigh, NC. Where she develops science and arts related curriculum for citizen science projects based out of ZooUniverse. Collaborating with organizations & universities near and far such as Cornell Ornithology Lab, North Carolina Museum of Art & many more.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,   Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, psp, red dog, logo, Print, decatur ga, printing management, graphic communications management, Graphic Design, Printmaking, Book Arts, Etching, Woodblock, Print Paper Society, GCM Alumni, Justin Alderman (’14), is the new Project Manager Associate at PSP in Atlanta, GA. At PSP, Justin coordinates and facilitates printing of products and customer projects. Assists in the sales process by providing a communication link between customer, sales personnel, and production plant.

 


Alumna featured artist at Mudfire in Atlanta

Mudfire Presents Resident Amy Roberson

“Lamp,” Amy Roberson

Amy (Bryan) Roberson, 3D Studio Arts alumna, is a continuing resident artist at Mudfire. She is from Ellijay, Georgia, a small town in the foothills of the Appalachians. In 2013, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Georgia Southern University and soon joined the Mudfire family.

Amy’s work is inspired by the entanglement of youth and adulthood, visualized through mid century ideals and rave culture influences. Though these symbols of adulthood and youth seem distantly separated, their meaning and representations are combined in each piece to show the impossibility of their division. While the colorful influence of each can easily be seen, it takes a moment to understand the expectations and rewards each side involves. Mid century aesthetics represent many forces ranging from concern with public image, to the unattainability of the ideal lifestyle. Rave culture is idealistic in its own sense, the symbolism of youth and excitement is joyful, but in reality it is only an escape from the everyday norms we all create. The work in this exhibition shows the beginning of the exploration between these two symbolic forces and all they represent.

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Exhibition opens February 14, 2015 at 6PM

Gallery Open Noon to 8pm Daily
Closed on Tuesdays


Hines featured in Huffington Post

BFSDoArt Photography Professor, Jessica Hines, was recently featured in the Arts & Culture section of The Huffington Post.

These Bewitching Photos Of Rainbow Swamps Reveal The Magic Lurking In Mire

Spirit Stories #19, Jessica Hines

Spirit Stories #19, Jessica Hines

Originally from The Huffington Post
By Priscilla Frank
February 9, 2015

“Photographer Jessica Hines built a house on a swamp in southeast Georgia, not far from Savannah. Her reasoning was simple: “It is home to a large number of animal species and seeing the natural world everyday from my windows makes me happy,” she explained to The Huffington Post. It’s not hard to see why.

There is, however, something uniquely enchanting about Hines’ habitat. Every January and February during sunny days, a film of rainbow light stretches across the swamp’s surface. The colors result from plant oils and pollen forming a monomolecular film that reflects and refracts a spectrum of light. Hines compares it to the colors seen on a soap bubble. When Hines noticed this natural phenomenon, she purchased a pair of chest-high waders to photograph the colors at ground level, at their most intense…”

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Collaboration Success for Master of Fine Arts Alumni and Sculpture Professor

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Professor Marc Moulton and MFA alumni Duke Oursler have collaborated to create Genesis, the first permanent installation of its kind for Founders Park in Johnson City, TN.

Founders keeper: First permanent art piece goes up at Johnson City’s newest park

by TONY CASEY
Johnson City Press

City crews install a piece of “Genesis,” the first piece of permanent public art at Founders Park, by artists Duke Oursler and Marc Moulton. (Photos by Tony Casey/Johnson City Press)

“If you’re a frequenter of downtown Johnson City’s Founders Park, get used to seeing the names ‘Duke Oursler’ and ‘Marc Moulton.’The two artists have their signatures, in steel, stuck to the side of their piece “Genesis,” which was installed at the Sevier Street entrance of the park. Set to become illuminated, weighing in at a collective 3,000 pounds and reaching a height of 15 feet, the new piece is set to be an eye-catcher, and that’s before going into the details of its construction.

It’s made up of two pieces, a giant cone and a large sign that bears the park’s name with decorations of fauna and flora, tying in the envisioned theme.

It will be the first piece of permanent public art in the park, though several rotating piece of temporary art have graced the community space…”

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Genesis came to life after Oursler and Moulton submitted a proposal to the The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN who sought proposals for an art project that incorporated identifying signage for the new Founders Park retention pond project in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. The artwork must withstand varied environmental conditions, including occasional high water. Johnson City is distinguished as a community that embraces art, the environment, commerce, science, community, and education. The budget for this project was $50,000.

The park will eventually become integrated into what is envisioned as a greenway plan, a zone of property between downtown Johnson City and the campus of ETSU that would include patches of pollinator plants, sites for public art, as well as functional art – benches, planters, educational kiosks and bike racks. Opportunities for community events include art workshops and workshops on native plants and animals, using Brush Creek as an outdoor classroom for children. Nearby is the future home to the Johnson City Farmers Market. The greenway plan is envisioned as both symbolic and practical: feeding ideas and commerce between community and university, supplying exchanges between town and gown, as well as physically nurturing the environment and providing a habitat for beneficial birds and insects.


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BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

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

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,    Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff,  musclepharm Julian Donaldson (’09), Graphic Design Alumni is now a Graphic Designer at MusclePharm, Corporation, an award winning and worldwide leading sports nutrition brand based in Denver, CO.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,    Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, 2D studios, Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Illustration, Graphic Design Alumni, Frank Jefferis (’09) is a new studio artist at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising. Headquartered in New York, Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services

 


BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

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

Haley Tam (’14) Graphic Design alumna, has been offered a job with Masters Tournament. Held in Augusta, Ga, the Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,    Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, Paola Robelo (’14) Graphic Design alumna, now works as a graphic designer at The Ben Silver Collection. Located in Charleston, SC, Ben Silver prides itself on offering classically styled jackets, suits, shirts and neckwear, and an excellent selection of the very best shoes, socks and belts.
 Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,    Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, chattem GCM alumni, Justin Knight  (’12) is the new Manager of Display Planning at Chattem, Inc., producer and marketer of over-the-counter healthcare products, toiletries, dietary supplements, topical analgesics, and medicated skin care products located in Chattanooga, TN.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,    Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, Paris Market Marenn Mosley (’09), Jewelry and Fine Metals alumna, is a Bench Jeweler at The Paris Market in Savannah, GA. As a bench jeweler, she assembles jewelry pieces from vintage jewelry factory prototypes for The Paris Market and for custom pieces for customers. She’s works in the store front so customers can see her work and ask questions.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,    Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff,  Georgia reptile society Graphic Design alumna, Justyne Lobello (’09) is now the Marketing Director at Georgia Reptile Society. Located in Dry Branch, GA, The Georgia Reptile Society’s mission is to educate the state of Georgia about the wonderful world of reptiles through membership, outreach, and social media.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,    Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, MFA 2D alumna, Kristina B. Hall (’11) is now an Art Professor at Reinhardt University. She is currently Teaching Art History;  14th century European Art through Contemporary Art. Since 1883, Reinhardt has focused on meeting educational needs one student at a time. Reinhardt is located in Alpharetta, GA.

 


Jewelry Professor’s Work Accepted into Juried Exhibition

Enamelists SocietyProfessor Christina Lemon‘s artwork was accepted into the 15th Biennial International juried Enamel Exhibition, Alchemy 3: Vision + Passion + Creation. The artwork will travel 2015-16 to Montserrat College, Worcester Center for Crafts, NH League of Craftmen, and McGowan Gallery. Exhibition sponsored by the Enamelist Society and the accepted artwork will be on exhibit during the Enamelist Society Biennial conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. Exhibit jurors were Martha Banyas, Jim Malenda, and Vera Siemund.


Alumni Spotlight: Lois Harvey

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,    Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, ceramics, 3d, Jewelry, Sculpture, Small Metals, 3D Studios, Ceramics,

Lois Harvey

  1. First & Last Name: Lois Harvey
  2. Degree: BFA, 3D Studios
  3. Graduation Year: 2014
  4. Personal Website: https://loisharvey.wordpress.com/
  5. Where are you currently working? The Clay Studio
  6. What types of jobs & where have you held in the past? Gallery assistant at Georgia Southern University
  7. What is your favorite type of work? I enjoy making work that channels more than one idea and is very complex- I hand build my ceramics so my favorite project is usually one that I can make as complex as possible while still physically being stable.
  8. Where &/or how are you inspired? I am inspired by walking around, observing my surroundings, the architecture and land. I am interested all art, not just ceramics. In the studio music plays an integral part of my creative process.
  9. Most memorable moment/experience with the BFSDoArt?   My most memorable experience with the BFSDoArt Program was working as a gallery assistant for the university. Being involved in unpacking artwork, installations, shipping, and having one-on-one interaction with visiting artists of all types of disciplines was invaluable insight into how to be a successful working visual artist.
  10. If there was one thing you wish you knew before you graduated, what would it be?
    Jewelry, Sculpture, Small Metals, 3D Studios, Ceramics, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art, alumni,

    Ceramic Structure

    That there are more opportunities for visual artists, especially ceramic artists than you realize while in college. This whole idea of the “starving artist” is only as powerful as you let it be. Artist have advantage of creativity–there are many opportunities for artists who are flexible and willing to consider different viewpoints and be adventurous.

  11. Where would you like to see yourself, career-wise, in 10 years? I would like be a working artist and possibly teach on a university level.
  12. Involvement with any professional organizations. Work Exchange with The Clay Studio, Philadelphia.

BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

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

Susannah Roupe (’10), Graphic Design Alumna, is a designer on HGTV’s Elbow Room by JOHLT Productions. Elbow Room helps a family who has outgrown their home devise and undertake an ingenious, large-scale renovation, custom remodel or home addition that’s perfectly suited to the family’s living needs.

Roupe also is a blogger for lifestyle and fashion blog endsinstyle.com

Master of Fine Arts Alumni Susan Harmon (’07) is now an Art Professor at Howard Payne University. HPU is a four-to-five-year, private university located in Brownwood,Texas.
QuadGraphics Graphic Communications Management alumni, Christopher Rozier (’03), is now working in the Sales Department at Quad/Graphics. Quad/Graphics is an American printing company founded in 1971, based in Sussex, Wisconsin.

 


BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

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

Linda Eubanks (’07), Graphic Design Alumna, worked in the graphic design industry for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and Atlanta Sports council before transitioning into printing. Eubanks specializes in print finishing, large format printing, and now digital and offset printing and is now a Sales Rep for Tucker Castleberry.

Tucker Castleberry is a full service printing company with a marketing/communications program, plus mailing and fulfillment. They have been serving Atlanta since 1949 with 80 employees working 24 hours a day.

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,   Betty Foy Sanders, Georgia Artists Colection  Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, Alla Parsons (’11), Painting Alumna, is the new Director of Fine Arts at South Piedmont Community College. South Piedmont Community College is a comprehensive community college in North Carolina with locations in Monroe, Polkton and Wadesboro.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,   Betty Foy Sanders, Georgia Artists Colection  Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, TSYS, Michael Williams Michael Williams (’07), Graphic Design Alumni, is the new UX Architect at TSYS. TSYS puts people at the center of every decision they make, with unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS is able to support financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,   Betty Foy Sanders, Georgia Artists Colection  Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, MOD pizza, Carol Resleff Carol Resleff (’07), Graphic Design Alumna, is the new Creative Services Graphic Designer at MOD Pizza. MOD brought the “build your own pizza” concept to market in 2008 with the opening of their first restaurant in downtown Seattle. MOD is “simple food for complex times”. MOD Pizza operates 31 company-owned stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Texas and Arizona with 50 more stores in the pipeline for 2015.
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art,   Betty Foy Sanders, Georgia Artists Colection  Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, graphic design, interflex group Shaun Thacker, Printing Management Alumni, is the new Graphics Coordinator for the InterFlexGroup. InterFlex is a leader in specialty flexible packaging serving the fresh food, packaged food, confectionary, pet product and industrial product markets.

 


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