Mission Statement

The Art Program 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 programs’s mission is clearly part of and supports the overall institutional missions of the College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; the University of West Georgia; and the University System of Georgia.

The University of West Georgia Art Program 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).

Contact Information

Contact Information
Name & TitlePhone NumberEmailOffice
Kevin Shunn, Department Chair678-839-6521


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Clint Samples, Assistant Chair678-839-4949


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Jeff Hammack, Department Associate678-839-6521


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Amber Rainey, Office Assistant678-839-6521


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Facilities & Location

The Art Program is housed in two locations: Gunn Hall and the new Visual Arts Building (VAB).

  • Gunn Hall: Main Art Office, Art Education, Art History, Bobick Gallery, Graphic Design, Painting and Photography
  • Visual Arts Building: Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture

Art Parking Map (pdf)