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Academy/Academia — Juried Exhibition of GA Art Professors

January 9 – March 26, 2016

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art is honored to have one of Atlanta’s very own visionaries in the Contemporary Art world, Fay Gold, as juror for our Academy/Academia exhibition.  Additionally, Ms. Gold was instrumental in curating and installing the exhibition with our Exhibition Committee.

Many will notice that this show is much like MCMA’s annual juried Metro Montage Exhibition, as there is a montage of style, genre and medium displayed.  For this exhibition, however, we invited only those artists who are educating and molding future generations of artists through their expertise and critique in the classroom environment at the university level.

As you walk through the galleries, we encourage you to focus on the craftsmanship, quality, integrity and attention paid to every detail by the professors or emeriti, as they demonstrate proficiency in their concentrated disciplines.  Academy/Academia is an interchangeable title; Academy being the contemporary word used to describe a higher level of education or research and Academia the ancient Greek term for the same. This exhibition aims to create a parallel between the long standing tradition of ancient and modern education and to recognize educators of the art discipline as artists themselves.  We received one hundred and fifteen submissions and Ms. Gold selected forty-five pieces to feature by twenty-eight professors/emeriti.   As you can see, there is a wide variety of very different forms of art exhibited.

It is MCMA’s mission to build community through art and what many students and young professionals in the community have gained, through the education of Fine Art professors and emeriti, can now be reflected upon and studied in their own right at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.

Featured Professors and Emeriti:


Alan Caomin Xie, Clayton State University

Amanda Dumas-Hernandez, Savannah College of Art and Design

Brett Osborn, Savannah College of Art and Design

Carl A. Linstrum, Savannah College of Art and Design

Christopher Johnson, Andrew College

Clint Samples, University of West Georgia

Deanna Sirlin, Atlanta College of Art

Deborah Hutchinson, Kennesaw State University

Donna Colebeck, Kennesaw State University

Edward Rushton, Georgia Southern University

Forest McMullin, Savannah College of Art and Design

Geo Sipp, Kennesaw State University

Jessica Burke, Georgia Southern University

Joe Remillard, Kennesaw State University

John Lawrence, LaGrange College

Kelly Mills, Shorter University

Kimberly Riner, Georgia Southern University

Krista Grecco, Savannah College of Art and Design

Madeleine Soloway, Massachusetts College of Art

Namwon Choi, Savannah College of Art and Design

Natalie Hudson, Savannah College of Art and Design

Onyile B. Onyile, Georgia Southern University

Robert Detamore, Gordon State College

Robert Sherer, Kennesaw State University

Sandra Trujillo, Georgia College

Stephanie Smith, University of West Georgia

Tad Gloeckler, University of Georgia

Tom Francis, Savannah College of Art and Design




Waitlist On occasion, we have a student who withdraws from a class. We will notify you if a spot becomes available.