Vandiver Gallery

Vandiver GalleryAll public events of the South Carolina School of the Arts are canceled through April 5th.  We will update our calendar regularly with events that may take place after April 5th.  Please note: due to size and public safety, the 2020 President’s Gala has been canceled.

Located in the Thrift Library, the Vandiver Gallery's purpose is to mount rotating exhibitions that will support and enrich the students and public by promoting the Visual Arts in our community. The Vandiver Gallery supports the mission, vision, and values of Anderson University.

Vandiver Gallery is not a gallery with a permanent collection on exhibit, but a steadily rotating exhibition space that aims to directly influence our current population. Exhibitions highlight works in professional arts as well as studio-based arts: Graphic Design, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, and other mediums. Exhibitions are mounted in collaboration with the College of Visual and Performing Arts and have been guided by the Art Gallery Director, Kim Dick since January 2009.

All exhibits, programs, and activities are free and open to the public. The Vandiver Gallery supports our educational role on the Anderson University campus by hiring current students to perform many necessary roles such as public guides, assisting in art installation, and holding open gallery hours.

The Vandiver Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Thrift Library. Admission is free.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
The Vandiver Gallery is closed during University breaks and holidays, except by appointment.

Parking is available at the Thrift Library or in the Visitors parking located on Boulevard.

2018 – 2019 Exhibition Calendar

Fall 2018


In Print: Contemporary Print Collective Artists

August 29 – October 17

Vandiver Gallery of the Thrift Library
Gallery talk: TBA (September 20, tentative date)
Reception to follow

An Artist's Path in Retrospect: Solo Exhibition by Susan B. Wooten

October 24 – December 14

Vandiver Gallery of the Thrift Library
Gallery talk: Thursday, October 25, 6:00 pm
Reception to follow


Spring 2019


Recent Paintings by Natasha Somerville

January 16 – February 20

Vandiver Gallery of the Thrift Library
Gallery talk: TBA (January 24, tentative date)
Reception to follow

Faulty Spotlight: Recent Work by Michael Marks

February 25 – April 4

Vandiver Gallery of the Thrift Library
Gallery talk: Thursday, February 28, 6:00 pm
Reception to follow

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

April 9 – April 22

Vandiver Gallery and the Carnegie Building, Anderson County Arts Center
Receptions: Saturday, April 13 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Vandiver Gallery
and 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in the Carnegie Building

School of Interior Design Senior Exhibition

April 26 – May 11

Vandiver Gallery of the Thrift Library
Reception TBA

For More Information:
Kim Dick, Gallery Director

(864) 328-1819