Visiting Artists

Seth Green and Stephen Heywood

Valdosta State University and the Department of Art & Design welcome Assistant Professor Seth Green from Purdue University in Fort Wayne Indiana. Seth received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena Montana and worked Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. He exhibits his pottery both nationally and internationally and is represented by Companion Gallery in Humboldt, TN. Green states in his Artist Statement “ Capturing clean lines and continuous curves that produce striking silhouettes, strong negative spaces, and distinct profiles around architecture, primarily drives my creative decision making in the studio.”

Stephen Heywood is a Professor of Ceramics at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He received his MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He has been a visiting artist at numerous colleges and Universities, has exhibited his pottery in over 200 nationally juried shows and invitationals and chosen to represent the United States at the First International, Ceramics Journal Editors Symposium as part of the Emerging Artist exhibition in Xian China. Stephen’s ceramic works are wheel-thrown and hand-built forms that relate to function and are influenced by architectural structures. He finds inspiration in factories, silos and water towers.

Seth Green ceramic piece  


Past Visiting Artists

SETH GREEN THUMBNAIL PAUL SANTOLERI THUMBNAIL MATT MIROS THUMBNAIL
GHISLAINE FREMAUX THUMBNAIL LINDSAY ROGERS THUMBNAIL STEPHEN HEYWOOD THUMBNAIL

Santoleri leaves his mark

In Spring 2018, award-winning Philadelphia artist Paul Santoleri transformed the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery into a giant drawing installation. The exhibition ran from February 12-March 2. In addition to his artist talk, Mr. Santoleri installed a permanent mural in the north stairwell of the VSU Fine Arts building. Come check it out! For more about Paul Santoleri and his work visit paulsantoleri.com.

mural installation by Paul Santoleri