Visiting Artists

The Art Discipline and Art Agency (our student art organization) bring in Visiting Artists and Scholars during the school year to interact with students, give lectures and critiques, and conduct workshops.  Some of these individuals include:
  • Wendy Steiner
  • Fred Stonehouse
  • Gina Litherland
  • Virginia Derryberry
  • Reni Gower
  • Rae Senarighi
  • 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
Figure Drawing and Painting Workshops
Virginia Derryberry
Papercutting Workshop
Reni Gower


Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program was established through the generosity of long-time patrons Dr. David and Mary Ann Cofrin and supported by the UWGB 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 UWGB Art Program that became our AIR program.  The AIR is chosen by the UWGB Art Faculty from a pool of applicants who are recent MFA graduates from the U of F School of Art & Art History.  The AIR is given a generous stipend, maintains their studio practice in the art building, teaches two classes each semester, mounts an exhibition of their artwork in the Lawton Gallery, gives a presentation on their artwork, and keeps open studio hours so they can interact with students.

2021-22 AIR

Andrew Norris

Andrew Norris

M.F.A. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
B.F.A. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Andrew Norris (b. 1993) creates figurative oil paintings that explore how the often-disparaged forms of Americana and heartland kitsch can be recharged as instruments through which to generate and explore queer identities. Norris' work has been shown in national juried exhibitions at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans), Miami University (Oxford, OH), and Amos Eno Gallery (Brooklyn), among others. While attending graduate school, he was selected to attend an artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts where he studied with Will Cotton. His work has been featured in New American Paintings,, and the Advocate.

Past AIR include:
Jefreid Lotti, 2019-20
Lydia Dildilian, 2018-19
Ashley Fuchs, 2017-18
Paden DeVita, 2016-17
Brittanie Bondie, 2015-16
Jason Mitcham, 2014-15