Circle Gallery Exhibit Schedule

The Circle Gallery, located in the Jackson Street Building on UGA’s North Campus, is an inspiring venue for art that engages, informs, and entertains visitors interested in environmental design. A diverse selection of seven shows per year reflects our college’s interdisciplinary character. From landscape architecture, to historic preservation, to planning and design, the Circle Gallery strives to enrich the experiences of our students and the community.

Contact Director Melissa Tufts for more information about the gallery.

Current Exhibit

A Partial View: Artworks
October 18-December 15, 2017
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk October 18, 2017  5 p.m.

The Circle Gallery at the UGA College of Environment and Design will host a retrospective of the works of visual artist Cecile Martin with an opening reception and gallery talk on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 5 p.m. Martin’s exhibit, titled A Partial View: Artworks, will run through December 15th, 2017. The gallery, located at the Jackson Street Building, 285 S. Jackson St., is open to the public weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One of Cecile Martin’s earliest memories is of hiding behind a big chair with crayons “fixing” wallpaper. Born in New York, Cecile grew up in the northeast and moved to SC in 1973. She received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Kutztown University, Pennsylvania in 1969 and her Master of Fine Arts from Clemson University, SC in 1989.

Martin works in series, using the human condition as theme and source of imagery. Her figurative work, seeking universals, draws on religious, mythical and human relationships. In her abstract pieces, with suggestions of narrative, mythology, still life, or landscape, one can find visual references to interior musings on universal place and meaning. She makes use of a wide range of media, both two and three dimensional, and is especially drawn to the richness of manipulated graphic media on paper. She has been teaching art and design at all levels for over 30 years, including many years at Clemson University the University of Georgia’s College of Environmental Design. Since her retirement from UGA in 2016, Martin has dedicated herself to her artwork.

Among her many honors, Cecile is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, Member with Excellence, and is three-time winner of Best in Show in the SC Watercolor Society. Her work was included in Views of the Twentieth Century in SC, 100 Years 100 artists, and In Response, a national 9/11 memorial exhibition held in Savannah, GA. Her cut paper images illustrate the children’s book, The Shark’s Tooth, written by poet and novelist, Ron Rash. Her work is included in the SC State Collection, the Pennsylvania Department of Education Collection, and numerous corporate, public and private collections.

For more information about the Circle Gallery and the College of Environment and Design, see or call 706-542-8292.


Past Exhibits