Roxie Remley Permanent Collection
Roxie Remley created spectacular and unforgettable paintings.
In 1950, the Darlington, Indiana native came to what was then Georgia Teachers College and molded a few art education courses into an academic department. She taught drawing, painting and art history at Georgia Southern for 26 years, retiring in 1976 as an emerita professor of art. During her tenure, she exhibited in dozens of juried shows throughout the South and Midwest.
After her retirement, she continued creating art. Her work was shown in over 100 exhibitions. At the age of 90, she produced “Edge of 90,” her 20th solo exhibit. In 2011, at the age of 92, she was named an Averitt Center Legend of the Arts. In 2016, the Averitt Center’s visual arts campus at 33 East Vine Street was named in her honor… the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts.
The Statesboro, Averitt Center for the Arts and Georgia Southern icon passed away on January 25, 2019 at the age of 99. After her passing, her family graciously gifted the Averitt Center with many of Roxie’s personal paintings, some of which were unfinished, as well as those she had acquired from other artists. All of these are displayed on the second floor of the building which bears her name.