Currently on Exhibit/CSU Bo Bartlett Center South Arts 2019 Southern Prize & State Fellows

The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships celebrate and support the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The exhibition currently on view at the Bo Bartlett Center includes 9 different artists residing in 9 various southern states who were selected from a pool of more than 800 applicants by a national panel of jurors to receive their respective state fellowships. The exhibition features works of: Jamey Grimes. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Sculpture. Amy Gross. Delray Beach, Florida. Sculpture. Bo Bartlett. Columbus, Georgia. Painting. Lori Larusso. Lexington, Kentucky. Painting. Stephanie Patton. Lafayette, Louisiana. Multidisciplinary. Rory Doyle. Cleveland, Mississippi. Photography. Andrew Hayes. Asheville, North Carolina. Sculpture. Virginia Scotchie. Columbia, South Carolina. Crafts. Andrew Scott Ross. Johnson City, Tennessee. Multidisciplinary.

The artistry on display is a testament to the strength of art in the South. From large-scale instillation exploring the intersection of humans and nature to pointed meditations on domesticity in the age of social media, the 2019 State Fellows present diverse themes, visions, and styles. And, from their homes in remote Cleveland, Mississippi, to the busy shores of Delray Beach, Florida, they each contribute to the tapestry of artists living and working in the South.

This exhibition is on display in the Hecht and Yarbrough Galleries through September 13. **Where:** Bo Bartlett Center, 921 Front Avenue, Columbus, Georgia **Cost:** Free admission and free parking at the RiverCenter Deck, 919 Broadway. **Center Hours:** Tuesdays 11 am – 8 pm, Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 5:00 pm.

**About South Arts** South Arts advance Southern vitality through the arts. The nonprofit regional arts organization was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to support the success of artists and arts providers in the South, address the needs of Southern communities through impactful arts-based programs, and celebrate the excellence, innovation, value and power of the arts of the South. For more information, visit www.southarts.org..