Next month, the Circle Gallery at the College of Environment and Design will host an exhibit of artwork created in preparation for the 75th Diamond Jubilee anniversary of the Founders Memorial Garden on North Campus.
The exhibit will run from April 1-26. A gala opening reception will be held April 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Circle Gallery, 285 S. Lumpkin St. The winning entries will be announced at that time. The competition, which was open to all UGA and area high school students, received 42 entries of original artwork. William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, served as juror and awarded first through third prizes and four honorable mentions. Cash awards totaled more than $2,600, with first prize receiving $1,250. 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 18th-century landscape art, which was instrumental in the creation of the discipline of landscape architecture.