Currently on Display

ALFRED CONTEH: Bitter Medicines, Sweet PoisonsArt WorkPam Longobardi
Selections from the Drifters Project Archive
September 15 - October 6, 2016
Bobick Gallery
Reception: September 22, 5:00pm
Artist talk: September 22, 7:00pm, Cashen Hall
“Turning to Face Monstrous Plastic: Art, Activism and Social Change”


 Longobardi’s artwork includes painting, photography and installations that address the psychological relationship of humans to the natural world. Presently she drifts with the ongoing Drifters Project, following the world ocean currents where she collects, documents and transforms oceanic plastic into installations and photography. The work provides a visual statement about the engine of global consumption and the vast amounts of plastic objects and their impact on the world’s most remote places and its creatures.

This exhibition and talk are the opening events for the 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Department of Art, and the School of the Arts.

Longobardi has shown her artwork across the US and in Greece, Monaco, Germany, Finland, Slovakia, China, Japan, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Costa Rica and Poland. She won the prestigious Hudgens Prize (2013), one of the largest single prizes given to an artist in North America, had work commissioned for the cover of SIERRA magazine, and was a guest on the Weather Channel, and has an ongoing collaboration supported by the Ionion Center for Art and Culture in Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece. In 2014, Longobardi was awarded the title of Distinguished

University Professor, and has been named Oceanic Society’s Artist-In-Nature.   She currently lives and works in Atlanta and is Professor of Art at Georgia State University.

 Information on the University of West Georgia’s 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities; Nature, Culture, Commerce taking place September 22-24 can be found at
Reception parking: available in Humanities Quad lot after 5:30pm.

Daily parking: stop by the Visitor Center in Bonner House on Front Campus Dr. for a parking pass. Gallery parking available in the Visitor lot between Humanities & TLC.

Gallery Space

  • Bobick Gallery
  • Gallery 2 & VAB Installation Space
  • Sculpture on Campus Program
  • Carrollton Collects
  • Bobick Gallery

    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

    Gallery Information:

    Parking Map

    Please Submit documents for review to:
    Stephanie Smith, Gallery Coordinator
    UWG Dept. of Art
    1601 Maple Street
    Carrollton, Georgia 30118

  • Gallery 2 & VAB Installation Space

    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.

  • Sculpture on Campus Program

    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

    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.

    Carrollton Collects