Eilis Crean: Fields of Recognition


Eilis Crean: Fields of Recognition

March 12 - April 12, 2024
Newnan Art Walk: Friday, March 22 / 5-8 p.m.

Eilis Crean, contemporary Irish artist and retired UWG professor of art, exhibits recent paintings that connect with ideas of loss and celebration. Featured: Lakeshore Parade, 2024, oil on linen, 69 x 52 inches.

Dimensions: ASU Juried Exhibition


Dimensions: ASU Juried Exhibition

January 30 - February 23, 2024
Reception: Friday, February 2 / 5-7 p.m.

UWG’s Art Student Union (ASU) is proud to announce the second annual juried art show. This year's theme will be mysticism. Mysticism is the belief that a human experience is directly tied to divine energy and is evidence of universal knowledge and reality. These experiences can be tied to any sort of ideology and can transcend religious, cultural, and sociological boundaries. The exhibition juror is alumna Rachel Clink.

Infinite Weight / Present Histories


Infinite Weight / Present Histories

October 20-November 17, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, October 27 / 6-8 p.m. / Juror's Talk: 7 p.m.

This second annual juried photography exhibition highlights contemporary photography and lens-based work exploring ideas from the conceptual to the speculative. This year's juror is Maria L. Kelly, Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art. Featured photo: Jared Ragland, Spring Hill, Barbour, County, Ala., 2003, archival pigment print.

Brian Rego

Dream Walking

Brian Rego

September 15-29
Art Walk: Friday, September 22 / 5-8 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday, September 29 / 5-8 p.m.

Brian Rego, the 2023 winner of the Blackwell Prize in Painting, combines imagination and memory with components of the observable world. In addition to Rego's work, this exhibition will feature selections by UWG students and the Newnan community from his local workshops.

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Celeste Ivory installation

Vault Vision Prize

Friday, April 7, 2023 | 5-8 p.m.
First Friday Art Stroll
The Vault Gallery, Wadsworth Auditorium, Newnan

Join us for a reception honoring the winner of the inaugural Vault Gallery Vision Prize, Celeste Ivory of Florida State University. The award includes a week at the Newnan Art Rez and an exhibition in The Vault Gallery. While in residence in Newnan, the winner works with UWG art students.


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March 2 - 24, 2023 | Tuesday-Friday | 2-6 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday, March 24 | 5-8 p.m. | Part of Downtown Newnan Art Walk

This exhibition celebrates the powerful relationship between artists and their current or former instructors. The connections inherent in teaching create bonds that are passed along to students, who in turn often become teachers and mentors themselves. They transmit a legacy of skills, subject matter, and aesthetic perspectives that carry their former professors’ voices forward – creating dialogues that last over a lifetime. Featuring art by Newnan area middle school and high school teachers.

ChromaticaArt Student Union's First Annual Show

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January 26 - February 17, 2023

Reception: Friday, January 27 / 5-7 p.m.

This student organized exhibition features a variety of artwork created by UWG students exploring monochromatic color. Juried by alumnus Ariel Dannielle.

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Photo of a gas station

Infinite Weight / Present Histories

Fall 2022

This national juried photography exhibition explored ideas from the conceptual to the speculative. Juror: Hallie Ringle, Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Ana Fernandez2022 Blackwell Prize in Painting Exhibition

Painting of a car

Ana Fernandez

Fall 2022 Blackwell Prize in Painting Exhibition

Ana Fernandez is a San Antonio-based painter whose work depicts the diverse landscapes of Latinx communities in South Texas. She holds an M.F.A. from UCLA and is owner of Chamoy City Limits, a popular restaurant and food truck in San Antonio.

FlowThe Lived Experience of Flow State: A Phenomenological Art Collaboration between UWG ARrt and Psychology

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Spring 2022

For this interdisciplinary collaboration, psychology students wrote poetic phenomenological descriptions of specific moments in their lives in which they experienced a state of flow. In turn, fine art students expressed these lived experiences of flow state through empathic, visual art-making.