Current Exhibitions & Events
Collections: The Art That Chooses Us
April 1- May 6, 2021
Temporary gallery hours; M/W 10-5pm and TU/TH/F 9-5pm
Artists are known by their studio practice and their artwork. The objects, images, performance and video they create are visual narratives that share their ideas, stories and beliefs. Art historians are known for their research and writing which tells us about art in culture, history and our world. But, what does the art each collects tell us about them that their own work never could?
This exhibition presents artworks collected by artists and art historians giving insight into works they choose, works that choose them and why. Faculty selected artwork from their personal collection to exhibit with the story of the work and it’s meaning in their life.
2021 Juried Student Exhibition
January 28 – March 4
On view in-person Mon-Fri 9-4pm
Bobick Gallery, Gallery 2 and Atrium Gallery
Masks and a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing are required
Virtual Reception, Juror’s talk and award presentation will be on February 4 th from 3-4pm.
The annual Juried Student Exhibition features exceptional visual art produced by current UWG students and is the highlight of the gallery exhibition program. This year’s jurors; Jerushia Graham, Museum Coordinator for the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking and Jessica Helfrecht, Interim Executive Director and Programs Director for MINT selected 69 outstanding pieces featuring painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital art and design, sculpture, ceramics and bookarts and video.
All students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to view the exhibition in person and attend the virtual events where the Jurors discuss their selections and students share the details on the research, creation and ideas behind their artwork. Many pieces are available for purchase.
About the Art Gallery Program
The mission of the art gallery program is to act as a conduit for educational excellence and community engagement. We are dedicated to the promotion and understanding of art by providing a forum to promote intellectual inquiry that generates curiosity by provoking public debate on the cultural and social issues of our times.
The Bobick Gallery located on the first floor of the Humanities Building is the primary space for professional art exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists, often with accompanying lectures and gallery talks.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Closed weekends and University holidays. Visitor parking is available in the lot between Humanities and TLC on West Georgia Drive. Art Galleries and events are free and open to the public.
Gallery 2 and the Atrium Gallery (Humanities) along with the VAB Gallery (Visual Arts Building) serve primarily as gallery spaces for students and classes and are dedicated to the experimentation and development of student artists as they successfully 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.
The Vault Gallery is a collaboration between UWG's School of the Arts, the Newnan Artist-in-Residence Program, and the City of Newnan itself, and will be open to the public on a limited basis throughout the year and feature diverse art exhibitions of community interest. Located in the Wadsworth Building at 25 Jefferson Street, the gallery is in proximity to UWG’s Newnan campus.