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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 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.

 


Continuum: Alumni Biennial Exhibition Opens In Gallery

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The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Continuum, its 2015 alumni biennial exhibition, from January 12 – February 21 on campus in the Contemporary and University galleries of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist reception on Thursday, January 15, at 5 p.m. in the galleries. The events are free, and the public is welcome.

Continuum: The Alumni Biennial Exhibition features new and recent artworks by graduates of the Department. The exhibit highlights the continued creative endeavors of graduates in the fields of ceramics, sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, video, installation and printmaking. More than 25 alumni are featured in Continuum, with graduates from the 1990s exhibiting beside students who graduated as recently as 2014.

“The premise of Continuum is to showcase the diverse professional art practices that Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates continue to portray throughout their post-graduate careers,” said Anthony Faris, interim gallery director. “We are proud to offer a home where our past students can share their accomplishments in the fields of art and design.”

Nick Nelson, director of the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri, juried this year’s exhibition. Nelson received his MFA from Georgia Southern University in 2004 and was formerly the executive director and curator of education of the Albany Museum of Art in Albany, Georgia.

“When jurying the exhibition, I tried to think about the overall exhibition as well as picking not only strong works by each artist, but also works that to me related to a body of work instead of an assortment of single works by artists,” he said.

The exhibition represents a strong, thematic representation of the talents and creative explorations of graduate students. Many of the artists are expected to attend the reception. Students and the public are invited to attend and meet the artists to discuss their recent works and professional experiences.

Continuum features new and recent artwork by Ashley Anderson, Craig Burkhalter, Eric Clarke, Lindsay Cox, Alessandra Dzuba, Courtney England, Scott Foxx, Ni-Ka Ford, Meghan Geertsema, Susan Harmon, Lois Harvey, Missy McCormick, Nicole Miles, Jean Gray Mohs, Max Rebel, Cynthia Rodday, Virginia Russell, Ansley Simmons, Janet Suarez, Eric Todd, Mariana Vieira and Jing Zhou.

 


Graphic Design Alumni Receives Best of Class Award

CBRE

Collin Schwartz, BFA Graphic Design 2013, a designer for CBRE, received CBRE’s Best of Class Award for an animated video aiding in the sale of an Industrial Portfolio. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.


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, Alumni, Student, printing management, graphic communications management, Graphic Design, TMX Finance, TitleMax Maggie (Dunstan) Newland (’12), Maggie (Dunstan) Newland, BFA Graphic Design Alumna is now an Employment Brand Specialist with TMX Finance in Savannah, Georgia.
Brandon Bearden (’14), is a Graphic Designer at The Impact Partnership in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Impact Partnership is dedicated to growing advisors’ practices through smart marketing.
James Mass (’10), is now a Business Development Executive for Iron Mountain. James received a degree in Graphic Communications Management during his time at Georgia Southern.
Marenn Mosley (’09), who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Studios focusing on Jewelry/Small Metals, owns Imagineer Metal Works and is also an apprentice at The Jewelers Bench in Savannah, Georgia.
Mandy Rutherford (’10), is now a Graphic Designer at FOCUS Brands’ with their Carvel account.

 


Jessica Hines Wins First Place

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Southern Stories, Jessica Hines

Jessica Hines, Photography Professor, won first place for the international photo exhibition at Castell Photography Gallery, juried by Elizabeth Avedon.

Jessica Hines is an award winning American artist and storyteller. “She uses the camera’s inherent quality as a recording device to explore illusion and to suggest truths that underlie the visible world. At the core of Hines’ work lies an inquisitive nature inspired by personal memory, experience and the unconscious mind.”


Jessica Hines Receives Honorable Mention

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Jessica Hines, Photography professor, received an Honorable Mention in the Moscow International Foto Awards in the category of “Conflict” for a new image from My Brother’s War, Chapter 10, The Reconciliation.


GCM Professor Judges SGIA Awards

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, printing management, graphic communications management, Graphic Design, hans mortensenGraphic Communications Management Professor Hans Mortensen judged the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) 2014 Golden Image Awards that ran in conjunction with their annual conference in Las Vegas, NV. The annual competition celebrates industry-leading excellence and covers almost every item, no matter how complex, created by specialty imaging. Hundreds of entries were evaluated by an elite team of imaging professionals, who awarded gold, silver and bronze ribbons to the best prints. All in all, Mortensen judged 16 difference areas of the competition.


Sarah Bielski’s Work on Exhibition in Seattle

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1st and 10, Do It Again
Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”

Professor Sarah Bielski’s First and Ten; Do It Again was accepted into Gallery 110’s 5th Annual Juried Exhibition in Seattle, WA.

Established in 2002, Gallery 110 presents contemporary art in a wide variety of media.  They aspire to present fresh, challenging exhibitions and opportunities of the highest professional caliber while actively engaging and networking with the community at large. The range of genre represented by Gallery 110 artists offers a broad palette of thought, approach and media, promoting dialogue and reflection.


3D Alumna has Ceramics Show in California

Amy Roberson (ABR035)

Amy (Bryan) Roberson, 3D studio 2013, who works for Mudfire Clayworks in Atlanta, recently showed in ‘Big Ideas Influences in Modern Ceramics’ at Sebastopol Center for the Arts in California. Roberson was also featured on an episode of USA Network’s ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ while teaching Todd and Julie Chrisley how to throw pottery on the wheel at Mudfire.


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