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2017 – 2018 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

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Ars Musae: An Open Studio Summer Residency and Exhibition by Marzia Ransom


July 16th – September 7th, 2017

Closing Reception and Artist Lecture: September 7th, 5-8pm

Open Studio Hours every Wednesday and Saturday, 1-3pm

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The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF), presents Ars Musae, an open studio residency and exhibition by Marzia Ransom. The title of the exhibition references the “muses of the arts” and alludes directly to a large scale painting Ransom is currently working on in the gallery.

Marzia Ransom, a UWF Alumnae with a Masters of Fine Art from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, has been invited to use TAG as a public space to experiment and push her craft as a painter, photographer, sculptor and installation artist.

TAG’s summer residency project is designed to peel back the studio’s curtain and facilitate lively conversations between artists and audiences. Every Wednesday and Saturday, from July 19 through August 23, TAG invites the public to join Ransom as she utilizes the gallery as an open studio. Please stop in from 1pm-3pm to witness her creative process and ask questions about her work. The residency culminates in an exhibition that opens August 22.

The public is invited to a closing reception and gallery talk that will take place on Thursday, September 7, from 5-8p.m. The gallery talk with the artist will last from 5-6pm. TAG is located on the UWF Pensacola Campus in The Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82. All events are free and open to the public.

Check out our Artist and Faculty Spotlight page for more info!


2016 – 2017 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

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Synthesis: BFA Exit Show 

Featuring art by: Jaime Diffee, Corey Frey, Jasmine Holmes, Zachary Machado, Hannah “Wolfy” Howell
Exhibition: April 20 – May 6

Opening Reception: April 20 | 5-7pm

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The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF), presents “SynThesis, a Group BFA Exit Exhibition,” of work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Art students Jaime Diffee, Corey Frey, Jasmine Holmes, Hannah “Wolfy” Howell, and Zachary Machado. Their work incorporates a variety of media including drawing, painting, digital art, printmaking, and sculpture.

The exhibition will run from April 20 – May 6. A reception will take place on 4/20,
from 5-7 p.m. at TAG located on UWF Pensacola Campus in The Center for Fine
and Performing Arts, Building 82.


TAGGED

Exhibition: March 30 – April 15
Opening Reception: March 30 | 5-7pm

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The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF), presents the 2017 TAGGED Student Art and Design Exhibition. This is an annual juried competition showcasing current UWF student work. TAG and the Department of Art host this show to foster creativity, passion in the arts, and the pursuit of artistic endeavor. Juried exhibitions are critical in an artist’s practice and development. To fulfill it’s mission as an academic gallery and as a pedagogical space, TAG produces this show as an opportunity for students to exhibit artwork from a variety of mediums in a professional environment.

The exhibition will run from March 30 – April 15, 2017. A reception will take place on Thurs., March 30 from 5-7p.m. An awards ceremony will begin at 6pm and features this year’s judge Stephanie Patton, a multi-media artist based out of Lafayette, LA. Patton received her MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She will also be giving an artist talk on Wednesday, March 29 at 5pm in the CFPA. TAG is located on UWF Pensacola Campus in The Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82.

The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida seeks to challenge, stimulate and engage students and the greater public through direct interaction with works of contemporary art.


STEAM2017

Exhibition: February 2 – March 11
Opening Reception: February 2 | 5-8pm

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The STEAM2017 Exhibition and Colloquium will explore art, science, and hybrid practices related to water and the environment. The inclusion of Art into core STEM disciplines (aka STEAM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) has recently gained academic currency; STEAM ‘philosophy’ advocates inclusion of the Humanities to reinforce and strengthen communication, innovation, and human factors for the sciences. Equally, the Sciences can offer expertise in empirical analysis and technical training to the newest generation of artists.  As such, many institutions have recently started important initiatives or units to support these transdisciplinary methods.

The five week STEAM2017 Exhibition will be curated from an open international call for works that explore these interdisciplinary hybrids. The STEAM2017 Colloquium (9AM to 5PM, March 4, 2017) is a one day conference for artists, scientists, and the public at large to engage in a discourse about the relevancy and potential of interdisciplinary research and action. The team is currently developing the sessions and panels. Please visit the STEAM2017 page for more information.

For an entire listing of the programs and events please visit: http://uwf.edu/cassh/departments/art/steam2017/


Points of Departure: Foundations Exhibition

Exhibition: January 10 – January 26
Opening Reception: January 26 | 12-3pm

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The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF),

presents “Points of Departure: Foundations Exhibition”.  This exhibition displays the excellence achieved in the foundation courses in the Department of Art at UWF.  In contrast to TAG’s annual, juried student competition “TAGGED,” this is an open-call exhibition curated by the foundation-level art instructors.

The objective of “Points of Departure” is to showcase the challenges and successes introductory-level art students encounter in drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, digital arts and graphic design. These foundation courses are a crucial component of the program and form the cornerstone to a successful art-making practice.  The works created in these classes are presented in a raw, unencumbered, salon-style format to engage students, faculty and the greater Northwest Florida community through a variety of media and expression.

The exhibition will run from January 10 through January 26. A reception will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 12 – 3 p.m. at TAG located on UWF Pensacola Campus in The Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82.  This reception will include a cookout with burgers, hotdogs, vegetarian options and sides.


Synthesis: BFA Exit Show 

Featuring art by: Patti Gillespie, Lexie Reames, Emily Teets, and Chance Wallis
Exhibition: November 17 – December 11

Opening Reception: November 17 | 5-7pm

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The Art Gallery presents “Synthesis: BFA Exit Show” which exhibits the work of four graduating Bachelor of Fine Art students Patti Gillespie, Lexie Reames, Emily Teets, and Chance Walls. Their work incorporates a variety of media that speaks to interests of each artist. The media displayed includes drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture.


The 50th Anniversary Alumni Invitational 

Exhibition: October 6 – November 10
Opening Reception: October 6 | 5-7pm
Artist Talk by Haley Lauw: November 10 | 5pm

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The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF), presents The 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition. This invitational exhibition has been developed to show what former UWF Department of Art students are currently doing in their respective disciplines. Also on exhibit will be ephemera documenting previous shows, events and visiting artist lectures.

TAG celebrates UWF’s 50th anniversary with this exhibition and aspires to carry forward the excellence achieved during the university’s first fifty years. With innovative shows like this, TAG’s goal is to continue to inspire and transform the community. Alumni from the past few decades will be showing current paintings, drawings, sculpture, film, and digital work. Alongside these works, visitors will discover short bios on each alumni telling their unique story after graduation. Additionally, former alumna Haley Lauw will give an artist talk on November 10 at 5pm in room 206 at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.


The Irish Experience

Featuring art by: Jasmine Bennett, Jaime Diffee, Jasmine Holmes, Lyani La Santa, Olivia O’Hern, Morgan Walker, and Nicholas Croghan .
Exhibition: September 9 – October 1
Opening Reception: September 9 | 5-7pm

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Students and Faculty of the Department of Art will proudly present an exhibition of works created as part of the 2016 Irish Experience program. The exhibition will be open September 9 through October 1 in The Art Gallery (TAG) in the Center for Fine & Performing Arts on UWF’s Pensacola campus. An opening reception will be held at TAG on September 9.

UWF’s Irish Experience program allows students to take their artistic talents abroad and focus on their individual fine art disciplines and areas of interest. During the program, which lasted from May 25 through June 23 this year, Theatre and Music students were given the opportunity to perform in such venues as the George Bernard Shaw Theatre and Carlow Cathedral in Carlow and the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. Art students were able to work alongside Irish artists David King and Jacinta Crowely.


Josh Green : Summer Artist in Residence

July 27-August 31

Closing Reception August 25, 5-7pm

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PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF), presents Josh Green: An Open Studio Summer Residency. TAG’s summer residency project is designed to facilitate lively conversations between artists and audiences. Each Wednesday, through the month of August, TAG invites the public to join Green as he utilizes the gallery as an open studio. Please stop in from 12-4pm to witness his creative process and ask questions about his work. For more information about the artist, the workshops and the exhibition please visit our Artist Spotlight Page or click here: https://https://tag82uwf.wordpress.com/artist-spotlight/


2015 – 2016 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
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Synthesis: BFA Exit Exhibition

Featuring art by: Kenneth Love, Sara Omlor and Jerry Patterson.
Exhibition: April 21 – April 30
Opening Reception: April 21 | 5-7pm

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photography by Christopher White

Exhibition: March 24 – April 18
Opening Reception: March 24 | 5-7pm
**Artist Talk: March 31 | 5pm in TAG

The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF), presents Morphometric, photography by local artist Christopher White. White says the work displayed “focuses on the breakdown in the distinction between what is self and what is other, transitioning between the classical and abject ideals of human emotions and physical forms.”

The exhibition will run from March 24 – April 16, 2016. A reception will take place on Thurs., March 24 from 5-7p.m. An artist talk will take place the following week on March 31, at 5pm in TAG.

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Jim Jipson
“My Endless Quest for the Chthonic”

Exhibition | Jan. 28 – Feb. 13
Reception | Jan. 28 from 5-7pm
Artist Talk | Feb. 5 at 2pm

The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida, presents “My Endless Quest for the Chthonic,” an exhibition by artist Jim Jipson. Working in both two and three dimensions, Jipson creates photographs and sculptures that poetically reinterpret natural forms into mysterious abstractions. In addition to the photographs on display, Jipson has invented a projector that projects images of objects that move in both a repetitive and non-repetitive way. The works exhibited involve chance, the interrelationship between all things, and space and time.

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VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

Artist Talk | Jan. 14th at 5pm in room 206
Workshop | Jan. 15th at 11am in room 262.

The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida invites the public to an artist talk with Chris Schweizer. Schweizer is the cartoonist behind The Crogan Adventures, a historical fiction graphic novel series that has been nominated for two Eisner Awards, and The Creeps, a horror series. His talk will focus on how he got started, his experience in the industry, and what students should expect working as an illustrator, writer, game developer, or in the field of sequential art. His talk is at 5pm on January 14 and will be in building 82, room 206.

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COMPLeMENT: UWF ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY EXHIBITION

9/17/2015 – 10/24/2015 Opening Reception: 9/17 5-8 pm

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The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida is pleased to present COMPLeMENT, the 2015 UWF Art Faculty Exhibition. For this bi-annual show, instructors in the Department of Art utilize the gallery as a pedagogical platform to exhibit research and artwork from various, diverse practices. These practices include painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, digital art, video and sound installation.

As an adjective, the word complement means “combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another.” This exhibition illustrates that the whole is more than the sum of it’s parts and that individual, creative pursuits excel when in supportive harmony with others.

The UWF Art Faculty Exhibition plays a crucial role in the cultural experience of students, staff, faculty, and the greater community of northwest Florida.  It accomplishes this goal by showcasing innovative artists who challenge, stimulate, and engage. The Art Gallery is located across from the Main Stage Theatre in the Center of Fine and Performing Arts, building 82 on the UWF campus. Free food and beverages will be provided during the opening reception on Thursday September 17 from 5-8pm.


Manifestations of the Torso:

Dale Castellucci Open Studio Summer Residency

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The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF), presents Manifestations of the Torso: Dale Castellucci Open Studio Summer Residency. This summer the gallery invited the public to join artist Dale Castellucci as she utilized the Art Department Woodshop as an open access studio. Now we are in the process of installing the work she created into the gallery space. Join us on September 3 for an artist talk and closing reception beginning at 4pm.  For more information about Dale Castellucci please visit our Artist Spotlight page by clicking the tab in the upper right.

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Reception and Artist Talk 9/3/15 4pm-8pm

The completed exhibition opens to the public on August 24 and runs through September 3. A reception will take place on Thursday, September 3, from 5-7 p.m. at TAG located on the UWF Pensacola Campus in The Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82. The artist will conduct a gallery talk preceding the reception at 4pm. All events are free and open to the public.


2014 – 2015 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

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