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About the Collection

In 1968, Betty Foy Sanders established the Georgia Artists Collection at Georgia Southern University with her donation of a painting of her own, “Coastal Sand Dunes,” for permanent display.

Since then, Sanders has continued to curate the collection, adding 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. More than 40 works now comprise this valuable collection.

Designed with this distinguished collection in mind, a permanent exhibition gallery in the Center for Art & Theatre opened its doors to the public in 2008.

The Collection’s breadth and diversity inspires faculty and student research including an educational series, Traditions in the Georgia Artists Collection.

Last updated: 10/9/2017