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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.

Gallery Shows for 2023-2024 School Year


Memories of Time Past - John Fleming Gould

Featuring works of prominent Saturday Evening Post illustrator John Fleming Gould.

John C. Williams Gallery

06:00 PM-


Ceramics SAU Alumni

Featuring works of SAU Alumni - Loren Howard, Said Kas-Danouch, Sara Scarpino

06:00 PM-


Local fine artist and SAU professor Show

Featuring the work of the work of local fine artist Heath Montgomery and SAU professor Donald Keefe

06:00 PM-


BFA Graphic Design Exhibit

Senior BFA Graphic Design Student Exhibit

06:00 PM-


BFA Fine Art show

Featuring the works of Sydney Bischoff

06:00 PM-


“The Importance of the Sketchbook”

Featuring the works of Danny Perez

06:00 PM-




John Williams PortraitJohn 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.