Artworks by 14 university and college educators in South Georgia and North Florida were on exhibition in the 4th Educators as Artists: Juried Faculty Art Exhibition at the Albany Museum of Art. The exhibition was March 4-June 26, 2021 in the upstairs McCormack Gallery.
“As a regional museum, part of the mission of AMA is to elevate careers of area contemporary working artists and to salute the contribution of art instruction,” AMA Guest Curator Didi Dunphy said. “That is evident in the museum’s reoccurring program, Educators as Artists.”
Faculty at 11 universities and colleges were invited to submit works for the exhibition: Albany State University, Valdosta State University, Columbus State University, Florida State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Florida A&M University, Albany Technical College, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Andrew College, Thomas University and Tallahassee Community College.
A competitive call for art, this exhibit shares the practice and professionalism of those nurturing the upcoming generation of artists. Teaching artists from institutions within 100 miles of Albany submitted artworks to be reviewed by Didi Dunphy.
“Installed in the newly renovated McCormack Gallery, this exhibition reflects the talent of our professors and the inspiration of the community of schools surrounding us,” she said.
Artists with works in the 2021 exhibition were:
- Tommy J. Crane, Valdosta State University, Changed by Circumstances, digital photography;
- LeVetta Davis, Albany State University, Hats Off, 2015, oil pastel;
- Elizabeth Di Donna, Florida State University, Kodama (Hambidge In Situ), digital photograph on archival paper;
- Lindsay Godin, Valdosta State University, Rocket, 2019, archival inkjet print;
- Abigail Heuss, Valdosta State University, Bird’s Nest Fungi Necklace, cotton, found objects;
- Hannah Israel, Columbus State University, A spectacle and nothing strange, 2019, gouache on stonehenge;
- Nan Liu, Florida A&M University, Violin and Music Notation;
- Yuichiro Komatsu, Columbus State University, Sphere_02;
- Terri Lindbloom and Clinton Sleeper, Florida State University, Unlike Approaching a Canyon (Brushes), bright electrical cords,
steel and stands, coarse sand, motors and stands, amplifier and cables;
- Elizabeth “Libby” McFalls, Columbus State University, Up for Air, 2019, mixed media (graphite, lithograph, and pressure print);
- Lauren Peterson, Valdosta State University, Checkered napery (cornflower blue) ;
- Kaleena Stasiak, Valdosta State University, Hearth & Home, stencil monoprint;
- Keaton Wynn, Georgia Southwestern State University. TheoKitsch 6, stoneware ceramic.