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Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art hosts first online exhibition ‘Form and Content’

Julie Brown received first place in the “Form and Content” juried art foundations exhibition for her piece “Strong.”

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) is hosting its annual juried student exhibitions this spring, but for the first time they will appear online. The first of three exhibitions, “Form and Content,” features student work from art foundations classes that include Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D Art and Design Foundations, 3D Art and Design Foundations and Digital Foundations. The exhibition is available to view online through April 12. Typically hosted in the University Gallery on the Statesboro Campus, the COVID-19 pandemic changed exhibition plans.

“While this spring’s exhibitions have posed a series of logistical challenges, I am excited to be able to host the exhibition online,” said Jason Hoelscher, gallery director. “This year we had a great selection of work across multiple disciplines and media. The fact that our students are already doing work at this level so early in their studies is impressive and I can’t wait to see what they will be doing as they progress.” 

This exhibition was juried by Sheila Stewart-Leach, art consultant, curator and former head curator at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro.

The exhibit features works from 40 students including Julie Brown who was awarded first place for her piece, “Strong.” Brown is a sophomore and her work is made entirely of staples. Timothy Grant received second place for “Super Famicom Cartridge” and Peyton Bailey was awarded third place for “The Story of Me.”

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