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Betty Foy Sanders – Painter

Betty Foy Sanders is a native of Bulloch County, an accomplished artist and a long-time supporter of the fine arts programs throughout the state. She is the subject of a book entitled The Artist Within: The Legacy of Betty Foy Sanders, Georgia's 74th First Lady. Now 77, Sanders' art reflects her "deep devotion to Georgia and its rich history and remarkable beauty."

Works by Sanders appear in small museums, corporations and some of the finest college and private collections in the South, such as High Museum of Art, Callaway Gardens, Swan Coach House, Day Hall at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Georgia State Capitol. To find out more about Betty Sanders or to view the Betty Foy Sanders Art Collection visit the Georgia Southern website.


Artist Profile: Betty Foy Sanders

Segment Producer/writer: Hamilton Northcutt

Videographer: Mitch Zastrow

Editor: Charlene Fisk


Educators: Betty Foy Sanders

Resources on the Cherokee Indians:

Georgia Stories

New Georgia Encyclopedia: Cherokee Indians


Information on Carl Sanders, 1963-1967:

New Georgia Encyclopedia: Carl Sanders


For resources on art and art education:

Betty Foy Sanders Art Department

ArtLex Art Dictionary

Georgia Art Education Association


Contributor: Patrice Weaver, Education Project Manager
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