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BIENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION       
August 28- September 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Sept 4, 5-7pm
Closing Reception & Artist Talks: Sept 25, 4-6pm

Faculty Show

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Art will host the Biennial Faculty Exhibition in the Bruce Bobick Gallery and Gallery 2 in the Humanities Building. There will be a reception on Thursday September 4 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

The exhibition features a diverse selection of artwork from the faculty including painting, ceramics, drawing, installation, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. Participating faculty include Dave Collins, Eilis Crean, Erin Dixon, Jerushia Graham, Joey Hannaford, Tom Hays, Erin Colleen Johnson, Ryan Lamfers, Casey McGuire, Jim O’Donnell, Clint Samples, Debrah Santini, Mark Schoon, and Stephanie Smith.           

STUDY ABROAD: France/London/Finland Student Art Exhibition  
September 2nd- October 16th

About the Permanent Collection
The Department of Art's permanent collection holds over 500 pieces dating from 1964 to the present, and primarily purchased from talented UWG students enrolled in art courses, in addition to visiting professional artists. As a whole, the collection's fifty years of work provides an insightful document and cultural history of the University and the Department of Art. The collection's strengths include pieces from the printmaking and painting programs, while artwork from photography, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics is also represented. Through an active loan program, such work is available for check out and, as a result, may be seen across the University. Thanks to a recent SRAP grant in 2012-2013, the collection was reinventoried and photographed. For more information, contact the Department of Art's Visual Resources Center at gdavidso@westga.edu.


Previous Events
Meaghan Dee
March 13, 2014
Typographic Collage Workshop &Professional Portfolio Q & A

Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine
April 2, 2014
Artist talk & Screenprint demo

Valerie Zimany
March 27-April 24,2014
Ceramic Exhibition & Artist talk



For more information contact Stephanie Smith, Gallery Director, at (678) 839-4950 or (678) 839-6521. slsmith@westga.edu. www.westga.edu/art


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 www.brucebobick.com.

Gallery Information:

Parking Map


Please Submit documents for review to:
Stephanie Smith, Gallery Coordinator
slsmith@westga.edu
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.