photography by Christopher White

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.


Eye on Art: UWF art students get ‘TAGGED’

Mike Roberts wrote an article in the Pensacola News Journal on TAGGED, the student art & design exhibition. The article covers various works that are in the show. To read the article, visit the Pensacola News Journal’s website.

University Of West Florida Student Artists
Display Variety Of Work

Brandy Allport from WUWF wrote an article on TAGGED, the article highlights student work that can be seen in TAG until March 12th. To read more visit their website.

TAGGED exhibition opens for its spring 2016 season

Sydney O’Gwynn, staff writer for the Voyager, published an article on the TAGGED exhibition that is currently up until March 12th – to include highlights on Best in Show winner Corey Frey and People’s Choice winner Jane Hatcher. To read more visit their website.

Eye on Art: Looking back at ‘The Year in Art’

The Pensacola News Journal wrote an article on the “Best of the Year” list for exhibitions held in 2015, to include Patrick Jacobs “Pink Autumn” as the “Best Show Overall” exhibited in TAG. To read more about the best show list visit their website.

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.



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.






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


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.

Upcoming Opening Reception:


Manifestations of the Torso:

Dale Castellucci Open Studio Summer Residency


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.


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.

Art Exhibition by UWF Alumnus Patrick Jacobs

March 19th at 5pm


Patrick Jacobs: Pink Autumn

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF),
presents Patrick Jacobs: Pink Autumn, a solo-exhibition by UWF alumnus Patrick Jacobs. Currently based out of Brooklyn, internationally-recognized artist Patrick Jacobs creates miniature dioramas which are installed behind the gallery walls. The dioramas depict both interior and exterior landscapes that transport the viewer to a place between illusion and reality.

Meticulously crafted, the dioramas function like three-dimensional paintings viewed through small windows of curved glass. Because of the lens interface and how these objects are installed within the gallery walls, the space a viewer perceives is distorted into an unbelievable experience where distance or architecture exists within an impossible armature. They have been aptly described “as magnified portals into miniature worlds.”

In addition to the dioramas, a large scale installation composed of diverse materials such as lichen, industrial expansion foam, extruded styrene and cardboard will dominate the center of the gallery. Copper plate etchings by Jacobs are also on exhibit. These black and white etchings relate back to the dioramas and depict images such as fungal rings found in grass lawns.

The exhibition will run from March 19- April 18. A reception will take place on Thurs., Mar. 19, from 6-8p.m. at TAG located on UWF Pensacola Campus in The Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82. Jacobs will, furthermore, be conducting an artist talk in the gallery at 5pm on March 19.

TAG is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit our website,, or contact Nicholas Croghan, TAG UWF Gallery Director, at or 850.474.2696.

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.

3D Mapping at the Foo Foo Fest

WEARTV wrote an article, complete with video, on TAG’s participation with the Foo Foo Fest. The article can be found on their website.

Eye on Despondency-piece-by-Christopher-White-223x300Art

Pensacola News Journal wrote an article on the educational aspect that ‘The New Paradigm, a National MFA Exhibition’ offers. The full story can be read on their website.

The New Paradigm, The Voyager

The Voyager, University of West Florida’s newspaper featured ‘The New Paradigm, a National MFA Exhibition’ in their October issue. The article can be found on their website.

Dale Leys Exhibition


Stop by UWF’s Art Gallery to see Dale Leys Exhibition. It will be open until October 3, 2014 from Tuesday to Friday: 10AM-4PM and Saturday: 12PM-4PM. The closing reception will be October 2, 2014 from 6PM – 8PM.

TAGGED Student Exhibition Featured on


Check out the opening review featured in the Entertainment section of the Pensacola News Journal.

Semester Wrap-up Events


The end of the semester is always a busy time for students and faculty, and TAG has been busy as well.  There are a few more events and exhibitions before summer, and we hope you can join us for each.
  • Thursday,April17-  Visiting Artist Lecture (VAL) with Joy Holland at 5 p.m.intheCFPA building82onUWF’s Pensacola campus, room 206.
    • Richard Tabor’s BFA exit show “Pretentious” will have an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in Gallery 88 on UWF’s Pensacola campus, building 88 WUWF. “Pretentious” will be on display in Gallery 88 from April 14-May 16, 2014.
  • Thursday, April 24-  “Mixed Signals” a BFA exit show for Josh Green, Jason Pinckard, and Caroline Wright will have an opening reception from 5-8 p.m.  in the CFPA building 82 on UWF’s Pensacola campus in The Art Gallery (TAG).  “Mixed Signals” will be on display in TAG from April 24-May 3, 2014.
  • Friday, May 2-  “In the Flesh” Morgan Arnett’s BFA exit show will be on display at the Pensacola Museum of Art May 2 and May 3 with a reception on May 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
TAG also would like to welcome Bruce Joseph to our team.  Bruce will be the new gallery assistant beginning this summer.

VAL:  Felecia Carlisle


Image provided by artist.

The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF)welcomesFelecia Carlisle. Ms. Carlisle will be presenting a visiting artist lecture this Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m. at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, building 82 on UWF’s main Pensacola Campus, in room 206, down the music wing. Ms. Carlisle’s work functions between dimensions, traversing disciplines such as performance, installation, sound, design, architecture, sculpture and photography. A question and answer session will follow the 5 p.m. lecture. The event is free and open to UWF students, faculty, andthegeneral public.

STEAM Followup

03/31/2014 A list of all participating STEAM artists and their websites (as available) is below for visitors to view other works within the STEAM genre and keep up with participating TAG artists. (in alphabetical order by last name) John Dougherty Mario Gallucci, Kevin Gallup Tal & Omar Golan, Sara Gevurtz, Juan Griego, Brooks Hubbert Daren Kendall, Naomi Scheck, Sara Schneckcloth, James Stone Thomas Storey Mike Womack,

March VALs

03/20/2014 Tonight is Sara Gevurtz’s visiting artist lecture.  For more information, please visit our “Artist Spotlight” page to learn more about Ms. Gevurtz and her lecture which is tonight at 5PM at UWF’s CFPA, building 82, room 206. Next Thursday, Sara Schneckcloth will be giving a visiting artist lecture entitled, “Drawing as Experiment / Studio as Laboratory” at 5PM in building 82, room 206 on UWF’s main campus.  Below is an image and short bio statement provided by Ms. Schneckloth.

Image provided by artist.

Sara Schneckloth is motivated by the question of how science, imagination, and the body inform one another through the activity of drawing.  By combining the visual languages of biology, geology, and physics into large-scale, mixed-media, and interactive drawings, she creates images that speak to the physicality of markmaking, the embodiment of memory, and our interpretation of natural systems and phenomena.  As it bridges the concerns of traditional illustration, sculpture, and new media, her approach seeks to discover ways in which drawing operates as a site of trans-disciplinary inquiry. Schneckloth has shown in over sixty exhibitions throughout the US, South Africa, and France, including the South Carolina Biennial, the Wisconsin Triennial, the Columbus Biennial, Drawing Beyond at the Princeton Arts Council, the Florida Experimental Film Festival, Soho20 Chelsea, and in numerous university galleries.  She has been a research fellow at Draw International in France and at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts in Georgia, and was awarded the Pleasant T Rowland Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center.  Her essays on drawing and embodiment have appeared in the Journal of Visual CultureVisual Communications Quarterly, and the Manifest International Drawing Annual.

TAG Exhibitions Featured on WUWF

03/11/14 WUWF, UWF’s listener supported public radio station, has featured TAG and our past two exhibitions on its programs.  Follow the respective links for the Pulp and STEAM features on WUWF’s website.


02/26/14 FINAL_POSTER The Annual TAGGED Student Art and Design Exhibition is approaching!  TAG welcomes all disciplines, including graphic design, and encourages ANY student currently enrolled in classes at UWF to submit work.  There is no submission fee, and there are multiple opportunities for recognition, monetary prizes and awards.

STEAM Exhibition

02/24/14 steam_postcardfront The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF), presents STEAM, an Exhibition of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. The exhibition functions as an aesthetic platform to showcase how creative interaction between these different ways of seeing lead to beauty, innovative discoveries, and improvements in our quality of life. The exhibition will run February 27-March 27, 2014.  The reception will be held Thursday, February 27th from 5-8 p.m. in TAG located on UWF Pensacola Campus in The Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82 and is open to UWF students, faculty and the general public.

Current Events at TAG

02/18/14 The opening reception of Modern Pulp last week was a success.  Check out the reception and exhibition photos courtesy of Yvonne Lebrun, TAG photographer, on flickr (The Art Gallery at UWF)  at The next exhibition, STEAM,  will be opening next Thursday, February 27 with a reception at 5PM.  Check back on the blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages for the updates on STEAM.  Also, the annual juried student art show TAGGED is now looking for submissions.  A new tab on our blog site will be available shortly with a description of the show and the application process.  Please keep an eye-out and tell any prospective UWF student artists.

Update:  Modern Pulp

02/03/14 TAG hopes everyone had a safe and enjoyable winter snow day(s) last week.  UWF was closed Tuesday-Thursday; therefore so was TAG.  However, we are all back on track this week, and Modern Pulp is now open to students, faculty and staff, and the general public Tuesday-Friday 10-4PM and Saturday 12-4PM.  The reception for Modern Pulp has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 13 from 6-8PM in conjunction with Dr. Earle’s Visiting Artist Lecture at 5PM. Dr. Earle has lent TAG a selection of his prized original pulps collection for the exhibition, and his pulps are on display in The Art Gallery during the remainder of the exhibition.  (And, this is a head’s up…the reception is the day before Valentine’s Day!) This Thursday, February 6 TAG will be hosting Megan McMillan who will be discussing her art installations, film and performances for our Visiting Artist Lecture (VAL).  Ms. McMillan’s lecture will begin at 5PM at the CFPA on UWF’s main campus, building 82 room 206.


Modern Pulp



This exhibition aims to recognize the forgotten illustrators of the pulp magazines from the modern period.  Included in the exhibition are eye-catching images and objects that visually tell science fiction tales, western adventures, horror stories, intriguing detective mysteries and romantic scandals.  Investigated within this genre of visual marketing are the social issues of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, sensationalism, the effects of mass-production and the relation of modernism to mass culture.

Modern Pulp opens January 28 and runs until February 22, coinciding with Pensacon February 21-23.  Opening reception is Thursday, January 30 at 5PM.  The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.


12/30/13 The new year and spring semester are just around the corner.  With classes starting next week, TAG is getting ready for two great exhibitions to kick off the 2014 year.  Our first exhibition will be “Modern Pulp” Jan. 28-Feb. 08.  Then, “STEAM” Feb. 25-Mar. 08.  Submissions are being accepted for the”STEAM” exhibition; details can be found on the STEAM tab at the top right of our blog.  Our semester will wrap up with the annual “TAGGED” exhibition Apr. 01-Apr. 12 and a student BFA show Apr. 24-May 03.  TAG wishes everyone a safe and happy new year.

Points of Departure


Post-Card-Front-Web “Points of Departure” is a foundation-level student art exhibition for students at UWF.  This exhibition is an open-call, curated show by foundation-level art instructors.  The objective of the exhibition is to showcase the challenges and successes of introductory-level students in drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture courses.  The artworks for “Points of Departure” will be mounted in salon style.  The exhibition will be on display from November 12-27, 2013, with an opening reception on November 14 from 12-3PM at The Art Gallery (TAG) in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, building 82 on UWF’s main campus.  The reception will include a cookout with burgers, hotdogs, and vegetarian options.

Otto’s Ghost


On Tuesday morning Thomas Asmuth, and his production assistants left for Greensboro, NC to install Otto’s Ghost, an environmental sound installation. The installation is a chorus made up of more than 150 miniature autonomous robots in a Magnolia tree on Elm Street. Like a community of synthetic life forms, the solar powered circuits react to environmental changes in light and the movement of the tree by emitting little chirps, squeaks, and buzzes.

The project name and inspiration are an homage to Otto Schmitt, the grandfather of biomimetic engineering and design. While studying the ways in which the nervous system operates, Schmitt discovered a feedback loop amplification process that led him to formulate and design what is now known as the Schmitt Hex Inverter. This very small process is at the heart of how nerves pass impulses through our bodies and as an electronic circuit it also creates astoundingly familiar sounds that remind Asmuth of the swamps he knew as a child. These sounds change as the angle of the sun moves and lend a sense of an ecology or life to the installation.

The Otto’s Ghost project team includes current students: Hannah Glenny, Abi Harrell, and Christian Steffanini as well as recent graduate John Ransom.  Asmuth was awarded a Scholarly and Creative Activities grant in April of 2013 for his proposal to build 12 dozen of the Otto’s Ghost circuits as an components of an outdoor installation.

Using the grant as seed money, the team spent the entire summer developing and perfecting new processes in design and fabrication for the Art Department Fabrication Laboratory (aka the Fab Lab) a multidisciplinary facility where Thomas teaches electronics, 3D modeling, and many other high-tech processes that artists now utilize. The Fab Lab already has a 3 axis CNC router system, multiple 3D printers, and a hand tools, but the team also created new tools and methods that facilitate the manufacture of custom made printed circuit boards for student and faculty projects.

The sound installation will be on display as a part of Art in Odd Places 2013 on November 1st and 2nd in Greensboro, NC.

Featured TAG Postcard Design


CFPA intern Meghan Grisham’s postcard design for TAG’s upcoming show “Points of Departure” is being featured on the PsPrint‘s blog feature “Hot Off the Press.”  TAG uses PsPrint to print and distribute the postcards for our various exhibitions.  “Hot Off the Press” features some of PsPrint’s favorite customers’ printed pieces.  Check out the post:

Guiding Principals:  Art Faculty Exhibition



Guiding Principals will present the creations of  original works done by UWF’s Art Department faculty.  The faculty will be presenting their work for students, other faculty, and the general public to view.  The opening reception for Guiding Principals will be held at The Art Gallery on Thursday, October 3 from 5-8PM.  Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  The exhibition will be on display October 3-November 2, 2013.

Force Measure Resistance


FILIPE_POSTCARD_FRONT The first BFA exit exhibition of the year opens today and will be open until September 28th.  Felipe De Sousa give us a feel for an object’s structural limits with four large scale works.  “This body of work is about limitations and what is caught between two forces in opposition to each other,” Felipe stated.  Force Measure Resistance will have an opening reception on Thursday, September 19 from 7-9PM. Faculty and Staff Can Showcase The Art of Design Graphic Works


Interested UWF faculty and staff may check out a piece of graphic art from The Art of Design show, which showcased August 27-September 5 in The Art Gallery, to display in their office.  E-mail for more information and to reserve your favorite artwork.

First Show of the Fall Schedule



The Art of Design is opening August 27th and is the first show of the fall season.  It will feature works that previous TAG interns published for The Center for Fine and Performing Arts.  Starting this year the interns will be the CFPA (Center for Fine and Performing Arts) interns when previously they were the TAG (The Art Gallery) interns.   The title change more accurately reflects the variety of departments they work with to put out the posters and flyers announcing the CFPA’s events.  All of the work you see for gallery exhibitions, musical performances, etc. this upcoming year will be designed by our team of CFPA interns.  The Art of Design will run from August 27 to September 7, 2013.

More New Additions to the Permanent Collection


The Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection keeps on growing!  Take a look below at photos of our newest additions from artist  Eduardo Anievas Bezanilla.   The drawings were done here in Pensacola during the mid-twentieth century.  Thank you to Shirley Welles Ritchieor for donating these pieces to UWF’s Art Gallery. Eduardo Anievas Bezanilla, untitled, drawing Eduardo Anievas Bezanilla, untitled, drawing Eduardo Anievas Bezanilla, untitled, wood relief carving

New Addition to Permanent Collection


The Art Gallery has added a new work to its permanent collection! The piece by Julie Hughes is a watercolor study for a larger work titled Oh, The Places You’ll Not Go.  

Julie Hughes, untitled, 2012

The Art Gallery would like to thank Ms. Hughes for her donation to TAG’s permanent collection.

Upcoming Events


During the summer semester, TAG will be showing two exhibitions for your entertainment.  The first is “Art Across the Ages”on Friday, June 7 from 1-6PM at UWF, Bldg. 82.  Art Across the Ages will showcase local artists, ages 50 and older, in a variety of mediums.  There will be artist demonstrations and special musical performances.  From 4-6PM there will be a social hour during which wine and light hor d’oeuvres will be served.  On the hour at 3PM, 4PM, and 5PM will be short presentations from featured guests.  Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend.  Then, from July 15 to August 3 TAG will house an exhibition featuring Lyda Toy, a UWF faculty member, and artist Fred Meyers.  “Impressions:  Work by Lyda Toy and Fred Meyers” will showcase plein air landscapes in watercolors and pastels.  The opening reception will be on July 19th from 4-7 at UWF, Bldg. 82.

Art21 Mentions TAG


So, this is a bit of old, but still awesome news that we’ve finally got around to updating.  In the spring, the Students of Mike Kelley Programming Series was mentioned in Art21’s Weekly Roundup on February 18th.  Vist to check it out!  We are so honored to have been mentioned in Art21’s blog.  While the exhibition at UWF was open, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam was showing Mike Kelley:  Themes and Variations from 35 Years.   You can read more about that exhibition and the new permanent installation of Kelley’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit at

Today’s Events


There’s a lot going on today in the Art Department.  Make sure you get out in the drizzle to experience it all. The BFA Artist Review is going on all day in the Art Department. From 3-5PM is Richard Tabor’s solo show Emerging Darkness.  His show will be held in bldg. 50, rm. 221.  Light refreshments will be served. From 5-6PM will be the Jan and Dave Students of Mike Kelley Programming Series performance.  Jan and Dave’s performance will be in bldg. 82, rm. 206. Then, from 6-8PM will be Tyler Nicholson’s and Carleton Haack’s BFA Exit Exhibition (RE)STRUCTURED.  Refreshments will be served. It’s a busy, busy day in the UWF art world.  Be sure to get out and support all the artists today. See you in the Art Department!


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