The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF features an annual series of revolving exhibitions that highlight both student work as well as regional, national, and international artists. Exhibitions promote contemporary critical thinking and cultural inspiration for students and the greater Gulf Coast community.
Antarctica: Seasons of Water and Ice
“Antarctica: Seasons of Water and Ice” will be on exhibit on the second floor of UWF’s John C. Pace Library, Room 215, October 23 through December 12. A public reception will be held in the exhibit space on November 4 from 5-7 p.m.
This traveling exhibition is a selection of photographs and research by oceanographer Dr. Wade Jeffrey. The artwork on display was created during two oceanographic research trips to western Antarctica during 2019. The images from these expeditions present a contrast between the long days of summer and very short days of winter. Images show some of the diversity of Antarctic vistas, from gray to blue skies, and open water to icebergs and sea ice. The main focus of Dr. Jeffrey’s research on these trips was examining a unique group of single cell plankton called mixotrophs that can live and grow like both plants and animals.
Wade Jeffrey is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of West Florida where he is the director of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics & Bioremediation as well as the Reubin O’D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies. As an oceanographer, his research has taken him to some unique environments around the world, always with a camera.
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This event is being presented by the UWF Libraries; The Art Gallery at UWF; UWF Department of Art and Design; UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities; UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation; and the Reubin O’D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies.
*The above image is “Antarctica Fiery Marguerite Bay” by Dr. Wade Jeffrey.
The UWF Department of Art and Design "Semi-Annual Pop-Up Exhibition"
The virtual Spring Pop-Up show is now live and will be up to the end of Spring Term. The exhibition was curated by Valerie George, UWF associate professor of art. Refusing to let COVID-19 dampen the joy of this annual event, it has been moved to an online format in the interim. Visit the online exhibition to see the work of the 2020 BFA Candidates.
About The Art Gallery at UWF
The Art Gallery (TAG) 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. TAG's series of revolving exhibitions highlight both student work as well as innovative regional, national, and international artists. These exhibitions seek to promote contemporary critical thinking and cultural inspiration for the benefit of UWF students and the greater Gulf Coast community.
Every year, TAG features several solo and group exhibitions including the annual TAGGED Student Art and Design Competition, a biennial Art Faculty Exhibition, and several graduating BFA Thesis Exhibitions. The Gallery functions as a not-for-profit pedagogical space with a main focus of creating a forum for community dialog centered around experimental and inventive artworks.
TAG is ideally located across from Main Stage Theatre and Music Hall in the Center of Fine and Performing Arts. Its high ceilings and 1,600 square feet offer a creative setting for artists to display work. The Gallery accepts proposals from emerging and established contemporary artists year around.
Call to Artists
The Art Gallery occasionally issues calls for exhibition and public art. Check back here in the future for more information.
Exhibition Photo Archives
View photos from recent and past student, faculty and guest artist exhibitions.
Artwork by Jasmine Holmes.
Holmes is one of five graduating bachelors of fine art students whose work was showcased in “SynThesis.” Read more from the Center of Research and Economic Opportunity.
UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts
The Art Gallery at UWF is located in the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Visit online to learn more about upcoming exhibitions, performances and guest artists.
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