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Judge spotlight Elsie hill 2d art judge Elsie Taliaferro Hill is an Assistant Professor of Foundation Studies and Painting in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. Originally from Savannah, Hill earned a B.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a commission portrait artist for 12 years. Hill received her M.F.A. from the School of the Arts at Columbia University in the City of New York where she lived and worked as an artist for six years. During that time she was represented by the Nabi Gallery and participated in several solo and group exhibitions. Hill was recently commissioned to paint the official courtroom portrait of the Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, the late Hon. Charles B. Mikell. Hill’s accolades include Second Place in the Armstrong National 2-D Competition, Armstrong Atlantic State University; Natural Resource Defense Council Environmental Art Award Finalist; D’Arcy Hayman Scholarship and Agnes Martin Fellowship, Columbia University.

Jessica Burke 2d art judge

Jessica Burke is an Assistant Professor of Art and Director of the Foundations Program at Georgia Southern University. She maintains a small, but productive studio in Statesboro, Georgia. Her work has been collected in both public and private collections in the United States as well as Japan and Mexico. It has been shown regionally, nationally and internationally in the United Kingdom, Korea, Holland and Italy.Please visit her website for more information and examples of her work www.

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Miscellany Digital Edition, Spring 2014  
Miscellany Digital Edition, Spring 2014