2016 Juried Student Exhibition
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 January 21- February 18, 2016. Awards will be announced at the Opening Reception on January 28 from 5:00-7:00pm. 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 Christina Bray, artist and Director of Development and Art Gallery at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.
The Bobick Gallery and Gallery 2 are open Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm.
For more information contact Stephanie Smith at email@example.com, 678-839-4950, www.westga.edu/~artdept/
The Moulthrops represent three generations of Georgia woodturners who have build a legacy on their innovation in the field and prolific production of wood turned vessel forms which display the beauty of natural forms and variations in wood. This exhibition will feature the work of Philip, is a West Georgia College alum and pioneer in the field who is considered one of the leading wood turners in the world. His achievements include developing new techniques for using resin to enhance the natural wood and creating unique Mosaic forms. Philip’s son Matt continues the tradition and has developed new finishes as well as researched a greater variety of woods and their properties to use in his work, expanding the potential for wood turning. These artists & craftsman apply formal design and a modernist approach to their work, creating symmetrical objects which balance surface, form, and pattern, natural beauty and applied design. Organized in cooperation with Signature Gallery in Atlanta.
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.
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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.
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.