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Armstrong Campus to host ‘National 2D Competition & Exhibition’

National 2D Competition and Exhibition

The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is hosting the annual ”National 2D Competition & Exhibition,” featuring artists from across the country on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah. The exhibition is on display now through Jan. 31 in the Fine Arts Gallery. A reception will be held Jan. 29 at 12:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

For eight years there have been more than 1,000 works of art that have been submitted to the competition, and each year the juror selects finalists from a growing pool of talented young and mid-career artists throughout the nation. Their work covers a variety of concepts and addresses different issues and technical considerations in art. The show will feature two-dimensional media, including drawing, graphic design, painting, textiles, printmaking and photography. 

This year’s juror is illustrator and Savannah College of Art and Design professor Brian Ralph, whose illustrations have appeared in Wired and the New York Post. His debut graphic novel, Cave-In, was nominated for three Harvey Awards and an Eisner Award, and listed as one of the Comics Journal‘s “five best comics of 1999.” His third graphic novel, Daybreak, was recently adapted into a Netflix original series.

“This year’s juror chose a tight-knit array of 19 artworks created by 14 artists from all over the country,” Raymond Gaddy, gallery director, said. “This year’s ‘National 2D Competition,’ is an intimate exhibition that shows the variety of work being created today.”

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