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Annual Juried Student Exhibition
February 13-March 13
Gala Reception & Awards: March 5, 6-8pm

The University of West Georgia Department of Art is pleased to announce the annual Juried Student Exhibition featuring exceptional visual art produced by current UWG students.  The exhibition will run from February 13- March 13, 2014. Awards will be announced at the Gala Reception on March 5 from 6-8pm. Awards include first, second and third place in 2D and 3D categories as well as honorable mentions.  The exhibition is located in the Bobick Gallery and Gallery 2 in the Humanities Building. All events are free and open to the public.

Student artists submit their work and those pieces chosen for display are judged and awarded by the juror.  Exhibited works are priced by the artists and are available for purchase.

This year’s juror is Mr. Justin Rabideau, Director of the new Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. Rabideau received a MFA in Sculpture in 2006 from University of Georgia and a BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from Plattsburgh State University of New York. Previous experience includes Studio Production Manager at Chisel 3D, a company in Atlanta that makes custom 3D props and sculptures for scenic and themed environments and Exhibit Technician at the Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL.

Meaghan Dee
Lecture: March 13, 12pm HUM203
Typographic Collage Workshop: March 13, 1pm HUM318
Professional Portfolio Q & A: March 13, 9:30am HUM318

Margaret Reneke
Lithography demonstration: March 26th at 9:30am in the VAB Printshop

Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine
Artist Talk: Wednesday April 2, 12pm Hum 203
Screenprint demo:
2pm-8pm, VAB Printshop

Valerie Zimany
March 27-April 24
Artist Talk: Thursday April 3, 5pm Hum203
Gallery Reception 6pm, Bobick Gallery

For more information contact Stephanie Smith, Gallery Director, at (678) 839-4950 or (678) 839-6521.

The Bobick Gallery, located on the first floor of the Humanities Building is the Department of Art's primary exhibition space. Exhibitions change monthly and the gallery is open Monday- Friday 9am-4pm. Closed weekends and school holidays. The gallery and events are free and open to the public.

The Bobick Gallery is named in honor of former chair and professor emeritus Bruce Bobick. Bruce served as chairmain of the department for 26 years until he retired in 2005. His website is

Gallery Information:

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Please Submit documents for review to:
Stephanie Smith, Gallery Coordinator
UWG Dept. of Art
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 3011

Gallery 2 and the Visual Arts Building Installation space both serve as primary gallery spaces for students and are dedicated to the experimentation and development of student artists as they progress toward their professional careers.

The Atrium Gallery features a permanent exhibition of the only full-scale replica of the Bayeux Tapestry in North America. The 30-foot-long, painted cloth depicts the events leading up to the 1066 Norman invasion of England, along with the invasion itself.

Located throughout the campus grounds, the Sculpture on Campus Program includes rotating exhibitions of sculpture from some of the most exciting artists working today.

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series brings creative and talented individuals to campus for one to three days to interact with students and faculty, creating opportunities for demonstrations and discourse.

Carrollton Collects: Prints from the WPA exhibition features original prints from UWG's permanent collection and the collections of local residents. On display are works commissioned as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project of the 1930s.

Roosevelt's Federal Art Project, a part of the WPA, could be considered a Depression era stimulus package. Its goal was to provide work for artists. It was also meant to raise the spirits and confidence of citizens across the country, through theater, dance, art education, and the fine and graphic arts. This highly successful and historically significant project brought a myriad of art forms to humble locations and non-traditional settings. It cut across financial and racial boundaries, and revealed the melting pot that was the American artist while documenting a cross-section of America before the technology-saturated world of today.