The John C. Williams Gallery

The John C. Williams Gallery is located on the second floor of Brock Hall on the campus of Southern Adventist University. It features visiting artists and student showings throughout the school year.

Fall 2019 Shows


Artists: Dylan Thomas ||
October 3rd at 6 p.m. (until October 31st)

BFA Fine Art Show

Artists: Dylan Thomas
December 5th at 6 p.m. (until January 13th, 2020)

Winter 2020 Shows

Morris Mitchell artwork


Artists: Morris Mitchel ||
January 16th at 6 p.m. (until February 14th)

BFA Graphic Design Show

Artists: BFA graphic design graduates
February 20th at 6 p.m. (until March 20th)

Brain Awareness

Artists: Randy Craven and Jim Wampler
March 24th at 6 p.m. (until April 13th)

BFA Fine Art Show

Artists: Madeline Mace
April 16th at 6 p.m. (until May 4th)



About John C. Williams

John WilliamsJohn Williams’ history in Southern’s School of Visual Art and Design began in 2002 when he joined the faculty as a professor, three years later becoming its dean. As dean, Williams brought “peace, trust, respect, and higher level of professionalism,” says professor Giselle Hasel. “Professors under his leadership were to focus on the quality of teaching as well as take responsibility for the content of the art produced by students under their care.”

The faculty and students flourished under Williams’ leadership, and he became not only their dean but also their friend, mentor, and, above all, a man greatly loved and respected.

“He was a really great friend,” remembers Zach McDonald, ’08. “After I graduated, I would come back, and we would sit and talk for hours. I respected him so much as an artist, and on top of that he was a real Christian who lived with integrity. He still inspires me today to keep working and producing art. I got to see him two weeks before he passed away, and he said to me, ‘Good work; it’s beautiful stuff.’”

Williams passed away on October 8, 2009, yet his legacy continues to inspire art students.