Visual Art Exhibitions and Permanent Collections

Gallery programming in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers students and the community multiple galleries to view contemporary and traditional art in Statesboro and Savannah.

On the Statesboro Campus, the Center for Art and Theatre houses two contemporary art galleries. These galleries feature both solo and group exhibitions by world-renowned artists working in a range of media, from traditional paintings to multi-media installations, as well as exhibitions that highlight outstanding work by Georgia Southern art and design students.

The Center for Art and Theatre also houses the department’s permanent collections. The Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection features artworks created by artists born or based in Georgia, created using materials found in Georgia, or themed around the state itself. The collection has been curated by Betty Foy Sanders since she established it in 1968, and is on permanent display in the Georgia Artists Collection Gallery. The Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection features folk art of varying genres and media from around the southeastern United States. This collection also is on permanent display, and was donated to the Department by Bulloch County historian Smith Callaway Banks in 2007.

Nestled between the Center for Art & Theatre and the Visual Arts Building, a sculpture garden offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy changing exhibitions of three-dimensional works of art created by students and alumni of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

On the Armstrong Campus, the Fine Arts Gallery occupies a central position in Fine Arts Hall. The gallery hosts 10 exhibitions each academic year, showcasing work by students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. 

All galleries and collections are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and nights and weekends by appointment. Exhibits are free to the public. Guided tours are available through the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, (912) 478-ARTS.