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Permanent Collections

Three images depicting the Betty Sanders Georgia Artists Collection

The Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection is a permanent exhibition of artwork curated by Betty Foy Sanders since 1967. Art displayed in the Georgia Artists Collection is by Georgia artists, created with materials found in Georgia, or themed around the state itself.

Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art black and white advertisement

Donated to the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in 2007 by Statesboro Historian, Smith Callaway Banks, his Southern Folk Art Collection brings a whole new world to campus with its unique and colorful pottery, paintings and artifacts.

Other Collections Include

Stephen Bayless, on display in the College of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University
Bernie Solomon Student Work, on display in the IT Building, Georgia Southern University

While the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art displays selections from both the Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artist Collection and the Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection, there are occasionally objects that are not on view. If you are interested in viewing specific artworks, please contact the Gallery Director to schedule an appointment to look at the object(s). Please note that all requests require a seven-day notice and staff cannot accommodate ‘same day’ requests.

Last updated: 8/27/2021