Teresa Foshee selected as ‘Artist of the Month’
Selected by the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, Teresa Foshee’s art will be featured in the lobby of Newnan Town Hall until June 30.
Teresa Foshee is June’s Artist of the Month.
Selected by the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, Foshee’s art will be displayed at the entrance of Newnan Town Hall until June 30.
Foshee has always been an artist at heart, but life took her in other directions for a long time. She is finally doing what she always wanted to do: explore, create and design! Foshee is a photographer, potter and sculptor.
She grew up in Illinois, near St. Louis, Missouri. Foshee has always loved drawing and remembers spending hours as a child drawing animals from pictures in her parents’ encyclopedias. She took art classes in high school, then attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
Dropping out of college, Foshee attended Sawyer Business College in St. Louis to become an executive secretary; after graduating, she worked as an administrative assistant for many years.
However, in 2013, Foshee returned to college to complete the art degree she started so long ago. She graduated summa cum laude in Art and Design from LaGrange College in May 2016 with a double major in Photography and Ceramics and Sculpture.
Foshee received the William and Elezida Hope Art History Award in 2015 and 2016 from the Art Department at LaGrange College and the Annie Moore Smith Award in 2016, once again from the Art Department at LaGrange College.
As a photographer, Foshee explores possibilities that go beyond traditional figurative photography by creating unique abstract designs with his images. She first became interested in the idea of working with multiple images, when she took pictures of her grandson’s snake and looked into the use of negative space.
From these images, she created her first two photographic abstracts. This experience largely contributed to his pursuit of combining images using other subjects such as architectural aspects, parts of old vehicles and even certain elements of nature.
Foshee has presented photographs and bas-relief tiles at several art and photography exhibitions in Georgia and Alabama and has won several “Best in Photography” and “Awards of Merit” awards. Most recently, Foshee’s work was selected for the 15th Annual Newnan-Coweta Art Association Jury Art Exhibition at the Donald W. Nixon Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, which will be on view from June 9 to 29.
She has also served on the jury for “Simple Pleasures” exhibitions at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum (Newnan), the Hathaway Contemporary Gallery (Atlanta), the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, Alabama) and the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. (Auburn, Alabama). Foshee’s work has been exhibited at Lamar Dodd Art Center (LaGrange), Cochran Gallery (LaGrange), Auburn CityFest (Auburn, AL), City Hall Gallery (Montgomery, Alabama) and in a solo exhibition at West Georgia Technical College (Finding Art in Everything).
Her photographs are part of the permanent collection of the Lamar Dodd Art Center (LaGrange College) and the Ida Callaway Hudson Lab Sciences Building (LaGrange College). Foshee has also published articles in Newnan-Coweta magazine (January/February 2017 issue); and, she was a Featured Artist for Dinett Hok Magazine, First Edition, 2019-2020.
Currently, Foshee exhibits photography at Due South Seafood Kitchen – The Loft (Peachtree City). His photographs and/or bas-relief tiles/pottery have also been exhibited at Newnan Administration Building (Art at the Admin), Newnan Theater Company (Black Box Theatre), Newnan City Hall, Southern Arc Dance (Newnan), Burson ENT (Newnan), Newnan Plaza Pharmacy (Newnan Hospital Annex), Peachtree Public Library, Ephesus Library, and West Georgia Technical College (Newnan Campus).
Ms. Foshee is a member of the NCAA. NCAA General Meetings are held the third Monday of each month (August through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7 p.m. An art demonstration is presented each month. Visitors and new members are always welcome.