Kevin Shunn, Department Chair
Office: Humanities 321
Clint Samples, Assistant Chair
Office: Humanities 326
Jeff Hammack, Department Associate
Office: Humanities 322
The Department of Art is housed in two locations: The Humanities Building and the new Visual Arts Building (VAB).
Humanities: Main Art Office, Art Education, Art History, Bobick Gallery, Graphic Design, Painting and Photography
Visual Arts Building: Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture
The Department of Art seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for intellectual, creative, personal, and technical development through quality teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor, and service for the public good. As such, the department’s mission is clearly part of and supports the overall institutional missions of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of West Georgia, and the University System of Georgia.
The University of West Georgia Department of Art is a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Department of Art faculty members are available and eager to make high school visits! To get more information or to schedule a visit, please contact:
Mark Schoon, Assistant Professor
Yes you can do something with an art degree-The world needs more creative thinkers and problemsolvers and that is exactly what art majors do! Check out our student success and some of their recent accomplishments!
Each spring the Department of Art hosts a Student Scholarship Competition. During this competition the Department of Art awards financial aid based upon the review of applicants' portfolios. Cash awards are granted to students who display strong work and potential. Incoming freshmen are eligible to apply.
In addition, the scholarships listed to the right are available to art majors and have specific requirements such as areas of study and grade point average:
Portfolio submissions are required of all applicants for departmental scholarships and awards. Funding is also available to purchase student art work at the Annual Art Student Show. These works become part of the permanent collection of the Department of Art and are placed in public areas on campus. Other departments on campus purchase student work as well. The College of Education, School of Business, the Offices of the President and Vice President, and others have purchased work in the past. In addition, Art majors are eligible for all grants and scholarships offered by University of West Georgia.
For further information, contact the main Art Office (678-839-6521) or UWG Financial Aid Office.
Freshmen Scholarship Opportunities:
- Cooper Bell Memorial Scholarship (incoming freshmen)
- James and Marie Hingerton Scholarship (incoming freshmen)
- Art Foundation Award
Additional Scholarship Opportunities:
- Art Scholarship Endowment
- Art Study Award
- Bessie Curran Kepp
- Betty Andre Memorial
- David Dugan Jr. Art Scholarship
- Dorothy & C.J. Colevins Art Award
- Gloria Covert Memorial Art Scholarship
- Grace Richards Scholarship
- Helen Hunt Whatley Scholarship
- Joyce Entrekin Harris Scholarship
- Marianne Bobick Memorial
- Mittie Brooks Johnson Memorial Scholarship
- P.J. Younglove Hovey Live Art Scholarship
- Roush Family Scholarship
- Susan & Alex Roush Art Scholarship
- W. Steve Worthy Presidential Scholarship
- Henry Setter Memorial Scholarship
- Art Department Student Study Abroad Fund
Scholarship applications are due by March 1st of each year.