“A Sea Grant first took me to Ossabaw in the early 1990’s and I have returned frequently ever since.  Ossabaw is the most beautiful of the barrier islands with long bands of marsh that stretch as far as the eye can see and driftwood forests on its beaches.  For me its wilderness is a sanctuary, a place of consolation where humans are only visitors, where in Thoreau’s words, ‘all good things are wild and free.’”

Paula Eubanks (b. 1948 in Macon, GA) has enjoyed a dual career as both an artist and art educator with a B.F.A., an M.F.A., and an Ed.D. from the University of Georgia.  She has taught photography at both the secondary and university levels, and recently retired from Georgia State University where she was an associate professor of art education. She has been published multiple times in books and articles, including her own books Pinhole Possibilities:  High Art on a Low Budget (2013) and The Family Table: Recollections and Recipes (2015).

Eubanks has worked in black and white silver prints, type C color prints, hand-colored silver prints and digital media. Her work is sometimes three dimensional, moving forward from the picture plane by several inches to several feet.  Her subject matter is wide-ranging but throughout her career, she has consistently returned to the Georgia coast for inspiration and imagery. Eubanks has exhibited her work widely in solo and group exhibitions, such as Altered States at the Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, GA), The South by Its Photographers at the Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL), The Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art (Huntsville, AL). Her work is included in public and corporate collections throughout the South as well.

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