Mission Statement

The Department of Art seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for intellectual, creative, personal, and technical development through quality teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor, and service for the public good. As such, the department’s mission is clearly part of and supports the overall institutional missions of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of West Georgia, and the University System of Georgia.

The University of West Georgia Department of Art is a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Contact Information

Name & Title Phone Number Email Office
Kevin Shunn, Department Chair 678-839-6521 kshunn@westga.edu  Office: Humanities 321
Clint Samples, Assistant Chair 678-839-4949 csamples@westga.edu  Office: Humanities 326
Jeff Hammack, Department Associate 678-839-6521 jhammack@westga.edu  Office: Humanities 322
Caitlyn Weathers, Office Assistant 678-839-6521 cweather@westga.edu  Office: Humanities 322
  • Name & Title: Kevin Shunn, Department Chair
    Phone Number: 678-839-6521
    Email: kshunn@westga.edu
    Office:  Office: Humanities 321

  • Name & Title: Clint Samples, Assistant Chair
    Phone Number: 678-839-4949
    Email: csamples@westga.edu
    Office:  Office: Humanities 326

  • Name & Title: Jeff Hammack, Department Associate
    Phone Number: 678-839-6521
    Email: jhammack@westga.edu
    Office:  Office: Humanities 322

  • Name & Title: Caitlyn Weathers, Office Assistant
    Phone Number: 678-839-6521
    Email: cweather@westga.edu
    Office:  Office: Humanities 322

Facilities & Location

The Department of Art is housed in two locations: The Humanities Building and the new Visual Arts Building (VAB).

Humanities: Main Art Office, Art Education, Art History, Bobick Gallery, Graphic Design, Painting and Photography
Visual Arts Building: Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture