Albany Area Arts Council Hosts 14th Annual South Georgia College Art Competition November 3rd

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The Albany Area Arts Council will host the 14th annual South Georgia College Art Competition in its Carnegie Library Gallery. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be Friday, November 3 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The exhibition will remain on display November 2 – 21, 2017 and will be available for viewing during AAAC gallery hours.

Held annually by the AAAC, the South Georgia College Art Competition is an exhibition of college-level artwork created by student artists in the South Georgia region. The show features work by students from Albany State University and Valdosta State University.

The mission of the show is to provide art students with a venue to display their works, offering them hands-on, practical experience with professional practices, an opportunity to network with their peers and a chance to sell their works if they so choose. Additionally, the exhibition offers students a public forum to interact with their community as professional contributors.

Awards are presented in six categories: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Graphics and Printmaking, Sculpture, and Ceramics. This year’s judge is Joe Sanders. Joe does printmaking, bookmaking and mixed media installation art. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University after earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Florida State University.

“I look forward to this event every year. It is a privilege to work with the universities and their students.

I can think of no better way to further our mission than by facilitating an opportunity for students to engage with one another and their community through a medium of their own creation,” said AAAC Director Nicole Williams.