Visual Arts

Have you always enjoyed creative activities? Do you like working with your hands and enjoy learning when it's personally interesting to you? Do you want to build the knowledge and skills with which to express your ideas? The Art Program at Vol State offers courses in Drawing, Painting, Design (including Graphic Design), Printmaking, Photography and Ceramics. You may be interested in a few courses for your personal growth or you may be planning to pursue a career in the art and design fields.

Vol State Art Collage

Courses of Study

We offer the following degrees, both of which will transfer to any senior institution of your choice where you can earn your Bachelor's degree.

Student Exhibitions

The Student Art Exhibition is held each year in April. This is a competition open to all VSCC art students. Each studio student is required to submit work produced during the preceding year. An outside juror selects works for exhibition and awards cash prizes. The Student Show and the Reception and Awards Ceremony are an annual highlight of the academic year.

Vol State Art Gallery - Panorama

The Vol State Art Gallery

The Vol State Art Gallery features the works of visiting artists from across the country, as well as Tennessee artists, our students and faculty. All gallery events are free and open to the public.The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. See the Gallery for more details.

Upcoming Shows

Print sample from artist Mark Hosford, preview artBotanical Extravagance, by Audrey Deal McEver: May 16, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Audry Deal-McEver is a full-time clay artist based out of Nashville, TN. Over the past several years, she has been doing studies of the different botanical symbols seen throughout history and carving them onto white clay vessels. She enjoys the way the patterns and forms engage each other. Her end goal is to create ornate, utility-based forms that inspire users to engage in slow, deliberate moments of sustenance.

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Faculty Samples

Vol State Art Faculty - Max Green, Two coffee cups

Patrick Green

Art Faculty
Division of Humanities

Vol State Art Faculty - Max Green, Two coffee cups

Jason Lascu

Adjunct Art Faculty
Division of Humanities

Vol State Art Faculty - Max Green, Two coffee cups

Robert Matthews

Adjunct Art Faculty
Division of Humanities

Vol State Art Faculty - Max Green, Two coffee cups

Nate Smyth

Art Faculty/Department Chair
Division of Humanities