UWG Seeks Artists Submissions for Public Art Project, Scholarship Campaign

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The University of West Georgia is seeking submissions for Howl for UWG, a public art project to benefit scholarships for the UWG Annual Fund Campaign. A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to scholarships for art majors.

The University of West Georgia is seeking submissions for Howl for UWG, a public art project to benefit scholarships for the UWG Annual Fund Campaign. A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to scholarships for art majors. The project is patterned after Cows on Parade, an international public art project of painted cows that has raised millions of dollars for charity. Howl seeks to bridge art, academics and athletics using UWG’s wolf mascot as a metaphor for community.

With creative designs from regional artists and donations from sponsors, the fiberglass wolves will roam the UWG campus and community the fall semester of 2012.

The designs should celebrate the bond between UWG and the community. The submission deadline is Dec. 2, 2011.

Howl for UWG is spearheaded by Associate Professor of Art Clint Samples and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. It offers a unique opportunity for artists, business owners and community members to engage with the university in a way that supports UWG’s core values: pursuit of scholarly achievement, creative expression and service to humanity.

Howl for UWG is open to all artists, designers, schools and community groups. There is no limit to the number of submissions a person or group can enter. Please visit the artists link at www.howlforuwg.com for more information and to download the artist application package.

If selected, the work will be fully credited and displayed at appropriate, high visibility locations throughout the UWG campus and the surrounding community.

Selected artists will receive a $350 honorarium to assist in the cost of art supplies and materials. Selected artists will agree to complete both a life-size wolf and a smaller tabletop replica. Depending on the sponsorship level, selected wolves will be auctioned during the spring of 2013. Each sculpture will include a plaque bearing the name of the artist, the sponsor and the title of the wolf.  In addition, selected artists will have their information, along with a photograph of their finished wolf, posted on the Howl for UWG website.

For more information contact Samples at 678-839-4949 or csamples@westga.edu.