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.

Special Show

The Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery has a special show coming up in August. It features the work of former students of Gallatin High School art teacher, Doris Bills. For more than 30 years, Bills introduced students to the world of drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Waves of Gratitude: Artwork of the Former Students of Doris Bills
August 1 - 15 | Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A reception will take place on Saturday, August 7 at 3:00 pm.

Upcoming Shows
  • Matt Eddmenson: August 23, 2021 - September 24, 2021
  • Alex Lockwood: October 4, 2021 - November 26, 2021
  • Mark Hosford: December 6, 2021 - February 18, 2022
  • Lain York and Caroline Allison: February 28, 2022 - April 1, 2022
  • Student Exhibition: April 11, 2022 - May 6, 2022
  • Alumni Show: May 16, 2022 - July 22, 2022

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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