Sydney A. Foster: Reflections and Realities

October 22, 2021 - March 26, 2022

In this exhibition, Sydney Foster explores the unique characteristics of the Wiregrass Region through bright color and a care for our people and places. Since 2019, Foster has been traveling to Dothan and the surrounding areas to capture the realities of our community; and she has reflected on her own experiences along the way. Interested in telling the untold or overlooked stories across the South, these images offer a look at the complex realities of our region.

Sydney A. Foster was born in Montgomery, Alabama and lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. At 21, Foster was hand selected as staff photographer for the Alabama Governor’s Office. Foster is also a United States veteran serving in the Air National Guard. Her work revolves around vibrancy, southern black culture, feminism, and the rawness of all people, places and things. Sydney’s work is heavily influenced by social equality, African American women, and being a voice of reason to those who too are afraid to speak up and out.

Featured Above: Images courtesy of the artist

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

Email Educator Amanda Holcomb

Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

Wishlist 0
Continue Shopping