“Drawn from the Garden” Exhibit

This April the Circle Gallery at the UGA College of Environment and Design (CED) will host an exhibit of artwork created in preparation for the 75th Diamond Jubilee anniversary of the historic Founders Memorial Garden on the university’s North Campus. 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. For further information and to find out how you can view the exhibit, click the “for more information” button below.

Exhibit featuring “Drawn from the Garden”: A Student Art Competition Celebrating the Founders Memorial Garden’s 75th Diamond Jubilee

This April the Circle Gallery at the UGA College of Environment and Design (CED) will host an exhibit of artwork created in preparation for the 75th Diamond Jubilee anniversary of the historic Founders Memorial Garden on the university’s North Campus. 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.

The exhibit will run from Monday, April 1st to Friday, April 26th. A gala opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 4th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Circle Gallery, which is located at 285 S. Lumpkin St. in the College of Environment and Design. The winning entries will be announced at that time. The public is welcome. 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.

Winners

1st Place: Ethan Pu
2nd Place: Jordyn Whitfield
3rd Place: Joseph Moon
Honorable Mention:
John Gholson, Jing Liu, Carly Rickles, Jordan Tubbs

To view ALL of the entries, please visit our FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM.

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.

For information about the gallery exhibit, contact Melissa Tufts, Director, Owens Library and Circle Gallery, College of Environment and Design: 706-542-8292 or mtufts@nulluga.edu.