Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection
Betty Foy Sanders (2007)
In 1967, Betty Foy Sanders established the Georgia Artists Collection, currently on view at Georgia Southern University, when she donated a painting of her own, Coastal Sand Dunes, for permanent display.
Since then, Sanders continues to curate the collection by adding key works of art created by notable artists. With her impeccable aesthetic sense and critical eye, Sanders chooses artworks for the Collection based upon their association with Georgia — whether the artist’s origin, the indigenous materials used, or the regional content of the artwork. The collection has grown to nearly 100 artworks, which make the Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artist Collection an invaluable resource to the state.
Designed with this distinguished collection in mind, a permanent exhibition gallery within the Center for Art & Theatre opened its doors to the public in 2008.
Betty Foy Sanders has divided the Georgia Artists Collection into six different ‘traditions’ titled
A Sense of Place, Study of Nature, Human Form, Narrative in Art, Abstract Reasoning and Aesthetic Object.
While the BFSDoArt displays selections from the Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artist Collection, there are occasionally objects that are not on view. If you are interested in viewing any artworks that are not on view, please contact the Gallery Director to schedule an appointment to look at the object(s). Please note that all requests require seven-day notice and staff cannot accommodate same-day requests.
Last updated: 10/23/2017