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FSCJ Art Galleries: Norman Will Memorial Purchase Awards

A digital rendition of FSCJ's art galleries.

Normal Will Memorial Purchase Award

A photograph of two black woman talking to one another outside a building.  One is wearing contemporary styled clothing, while the other is dressed in a period hoop dress.
In 2011, Professor of Humanities Jean Shepard (retired) began sponsoring an award in honor of Dr. Norman Will, an exceptional educator and patron of the arts who served as president of South Campus for six years before passing away.
 
Each year Prof. Shepard purchases one or more pieces of art from the Annual Student Exhibit of Art and Design for the College’s art collection. 
 
These works can be found hanging in public areas of FSCJ. 

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Sarah Englishbee                            
Savannah Time 
Photograph 
2011 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A photograph of a large metal band with roman numerals on it, appears to be an outside installation.
Lindsay Girardeau 
If This Tree Could Talk 
Photograph 
2012 
A Gift from Jean Shepard
A black and white photograph of a tree limb with numerous sneakers hanging from it's branches.  The tree limb is juxtaposed against a clouded sky.
Lacey Messinger 
Broken Dreams 
Photograph 
2012 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A black and white photograph of a standing leaning door in a field.
Thomas Toomey 
Inner Beast 
Graphite on paper 
2013 
A Gift from Jean Shepard
A graphite drawing of man holding an object up to his face, through which the viewer sees an image of an ape.
Savannah Dobbs 
Moon Walk 
Photograph 
2014 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A black and white photograph of the bottom of someone's shoes, from the perspective of looking up through a transparent dome.
Brian Doll 
Death Ends a Life, Not a Relationship 
Photograph 
2014 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A color photograph of an exterior of a building, with a metal staircase leading up to a red door.  Long shadows are prevalent in the image.
John Osment 
Alpine 
Digital collage 
2014 
A Gift from Jean Shepard
An abstract geometrical piece depicting a mountainous landscape with colored triangles juxtaposes upon each another, with a map in the foreground.
John Osment 
Never Better 
Digital collage 
2014 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A young man sits on the floor with arms crossed, next to seemingly a mirror with vertical white drawn lines.  His image is reflected in the mirror which he sits next to.  Digital collage is in black and white.
Lenny Broadfoot 
Tea for One 
Stoneware 
2015 
A Gift from Jean Shepard
A photograph of a ceramic teapot with an angled handle.  Glaze is in dark browns, rust, and a soft blue.  The teapot stands on a white base, against a beige background.
Cody Lovan 
Chelsea is Ballin’ 
Photograph 
2015 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A black and white photograph of a young man peering through a hole in a wall with his face exposed.  The surface is the wall is hand drawn with animal like ears, with a round circle for a belly.  It arms and legs are depicted in a cartoon style.  Handwritten to the bottom right is Chelsey is Ballin.  Other illegible writing is visible as well.
Victoria Medders 
Slum Chickens 
Photograph 
2015 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
Three chickens are photographed on a cement slab amid laundry that is hanged to dry.
Wendy Tavarez 
Forgotten Children 
Photograph 
2015 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A black and white photograph of a chair, a doll, and various doll parts.
Craig Young 
The Last Rose 
Digital image 
2015 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
Three tall vertical panels each containing a photo of a rose.  The first panel is in color where a single rose sits at the bottom of the piece at a forty-five degree angle.  The second vertical pane is in color, and depicts a single rose vertically against a grey background.  The third panel is in black and white, a rose against a black panel with what appears to be smoke/or dust coming off it's petals.
Zoë Worrell 
Sk8r Boi 
Photograph 
2016 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A color photograph of a skateboarding bowl, spray painted colorfully with various graffiti.  The lower leg of a man in black Nike's, in camo pants is seen with his foot on the edge of a skateboard, with the skateboard in the air.  Looks at if the skateboarded is about to skate the bowl.
Laura Trent 
Drip 
Digital image 
2016 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A young woman's face and torso is depicted in this digital image.  While the face is realistically depicted, her body is an abstraction in blues and browns.
Jan Dane Lusad 
Wayward Twins, Allure of the Woods 

 Digital image 

2017 

A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A colorful magical forest scene in blue, purple, green, and yellow. As the base of the image are two individuals holding what could be instruments.
Kelly Parish 
Whispers of the Past 
Photograph 
2017 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A black and white photograph of two black women in conversation.  The one on the left is in contemporary dress, while the woman on the right is in a period hoop dress.
Arvie Witherspoon 
Funky Octopus 
Pen and ink 
2017 
A Gift from Jean Shepard
A surreal black and white pen and ink drawing of a octopus playing what appears to be piano keys.
Jeremy Bell 
Mind-Wandering 
Digital illustration 
2018 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A digital illustration in purple, yellow, white, and browns.  An open-mouthed mans face, and neck looks up at a celestial scene with a planets and moons.  At the top of the image a hand points its finger down at the man.   The sky is purple and black.
John Larson 
Decay of Hestia 
Photograph 
2018 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A black and white photograph of a statue of a figure.  It's face is missing.
Michael Chapman 
Trap 
3D print 
2018 
A Gift from Jean Shepard
A photograph of a white symmetrical botanical object.
Sean Peele 
Metro 
Photograph 
2018 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
Three horizontal panels of three different black and white images stacked upon one another.   The top image is a photograph of a individuals hand over his/her mouth.  Glasses are barely visible, and a black ring is on the ring finger. The second image is of an individual in a black zip up with black shirt underneath, hands in pockets.  Only the torso is visible against a white cement block background.   The third image is a black and white photo of legs in jeans and sneakers.
Susan Mazur 
Bikes 
Photograph 
2018 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A photograph of an exterior of a building with bicycles atop and beside it.
Jennifer Capps 
Duality of Brutality 
Digital image 
2019 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A silhouette of an officer in a cap with a baton raised juxtaposed against a silhouette of negative space of a individual in white with a knife in hand.
Taryn Towsley 
At Night 
Relief print 
2019 
A Gift from Jean Shepard
A relief print of a woman, against a white moon.  Background in red.  Woman hair is red and black.
Chris Eder 
Play with Shadow 
Photograph 
2019 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
A photograph of a plant in the foreground in a environment with many shadows cast.
Cloe Kingdon 
Nostalgia 
Digital image 
2019 
A Gift from Jean Shepard 
Colorful, animated, cartoon like figure against a colorful backdrop.