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Visiting Artists & Artist in Residence

Consult fellow Creatives

Learn from our visiting artists and artist in residence.

We invite artists across the country to come to our campus and enrich the art program. These artists have thriving careers and specialize in different inventive endeavors, so you’ll get access to in-depth expertise.

Students work with visiting artist in drawing studio

Visiting Artists

The Art Discipline and Art Agency, our student art organization, brings in visiting artists and scholars during the school year to interact with students, give lectures and critiques, and conduct workshops. Recently, Virginia Derryberry led a figure drawing and painting workshop, and Reni Gower led a paper cutting workshop. Other artists include:

  • Wendy Steiner 
  • Fred Stonehouse
  • Gina Litherland
  • Rae Senarighi
  • Vito Acconci
  • Randall Berndt
  • Nancy Mladenoff
  • Richard Notkin
  • Adreena Cook
  • Richard Hirsch
  • Myung-jin Kim
  • Jason Rohlf
  • Norbert Cox
  • Teresa Lind
  • Frank Juarez
  • Lynda Barry
  • Tom Jones
  • Mary Hood
  • Ben Rinehart
  • Sandra Martinez
  • David Harper
  • Ken Sager
  • Dallas Clayton
  • Wondermakers Collective: Jenna Freimuth & Mindy Meyers

Artists in Residence (AIR)

Our Artist in Residence (AIR) program was established through the generosity of Dr. David and Mary Ann Cofrin, and supported by the UW-Green Bay 1923 Fund. Mary Ann Cofrin, the former Mary Ann Harn, fostered a relationship between the Harn Museum of Art on the University of Florida, Gainesville campus and the UW-Green Bay Art Program that became our AIR program.

Our art faculty choose the AIR from a pool of applicants who are recent MFA graduates from the University of Florida School of Art and Art History. Our AIR’s responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining their studio practice in the art building.
  • Teaching two classes each semester.
  • Mounting an exhibition of their artwork in the Lawton Gallery.
  • Giving a presentation on their artwork.
  • Keeping open studio hours to interact with students.
Kobe Elixson, Visiting Artist
Kobe Elixson

2022-23 AIR
M.F.A. Printmaking - 2022, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
B.F.A. Studio Arts - 2019 Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Kobe Elixson (b.1996) is a self-titled drawer invested in understanding his family, fears and fragility through images of fantasy, memory and symbology. Elixson has a great love for the sketchbook and the remembered image, parts of his studio practice which permeates his visual exploration of the mundane, the existential and the hopeful. He has worked as a visiting artist with the arts department at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA, and his work has most recently been part of juried exhibitions at The Arts Center of Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX) and the New Grounds/Remarque Print Workshop (Los Ranchos, NM).

Past AIR include:

Andrew Norris, 2021-2022
Jefreid Lotti, 2019-20
Lydia Dildilian, 2018-19
Ashley Fuchs, 2017-18
Paden DeVita, 2016-17
Brittanie Bondie, 2015-16
Jason Mitcham, 2014-15

Professor Sarah Detweiler


If you need more information about our visiting artists and artist-in-residence, or want to know about our future workshops, reach out to us – we can help.