April 1, 2013 - April 26, 2013
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Jackson Street Building
Circle Gallery Sponsored by: College of Environment and Design
Contact: Melissa Tufts Gallery Director 706-542-8292
Exhibit includes artwork created by students in preparation for the 75th Diamond Jubilee anniversary of the historic Founders Memorial Garden on North Campus. Opening reception April 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.The competition, which was open to all UGA and area high school students, received 42 entries of original artwork. William Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, served as juror and awarded first through third prizes and four honorable mentions. Cash awards totaled over $2600, with first prize receiving $1250. This work of art will become the signature graphic for the garden’s Diamond Jubilee. Artwork had be two dimensional and created by hand; entries included pen and ink, watercolors, oil paintings, and pencil drawings, in the tradition of eighteenth century landscape art which was instrumental in the creation of the discipline of Landscape Architecture.The Founders Memorial house and garden are on the National Register of Historic Places and the Georgia Register of Historic Places. The UGA College of Environment and Design along with the university’s physical plant oversees the care and maintenance of the Founders Memorial Garden.The CED is one of the largest and oldest landscape design schools in the U.S. and is comprised of a five-year professional undergraduate degree as well as graduate programs in Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Environmental Ethics, and Environmental Planning and Design. The Circle Gallery is part of the college’s mission to educate and inspire good design; it is free and open to the public weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is available in the North Deck.
College of Environment and Design