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Sharon Swift

Sharon Swift

Batten Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department

Education

B.F.A., University of Oklahoma
M.F.A., Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University

Office Location: Birdsong 104
Phone: 757-455-3408
Email: sswift@vwc.edu
Department/s: Art
Personal Website

Sharon Swift,  Professor of Art, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oklahoma and summa cum laude from the MFA program in Visual Studies at Old Dominion and Norfolk State Universities. She has participated in over 130 juried and invitational art exhibitions. Swift's artworks incorporate photographs of her travels and mixed media elements which she manipulates in various ways including collage and computer techniques. These works can be found in many private collections plus the permanent holdings of the Chrysler Museum of Art, and the Franklin Furnace in NYC. Swift's professional recognition includes a Fulbright Travel Grant to the People's Republic of China, selection for prestigious workshops at the Maine Photographic Workshops, the Santa Fe Workshops, an Artist's Residency at the Virginia Center for the Arts, and numerous design and photography awards. She has taught in Japan, a Bureau of Indian Affairs School, and four US colleges & universities including Virginia Wesleyan College where her courses include computer art, graphic design, mixed media,  photography and travel photography.

Beachum, Sharon. Works selected for "Video Slide Show," Lyceum Theater Gallery, San Diego, 2006.
photography, graphic design

Fall 2016

Mon. 11 a.m.- 12:45  p.m.
Tues. 1-2:15  p.m.
Wed. 11 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Thurs. 1-2:15 p.m.

Also available by appointment.

This represents a sample of recent courses taught by this professor. For the most current course information, consult WebAdvisor "Search for Courses".

Spring

ART204*02 Digital Art I

ART319*01 Studio Art Teaching Assistant

ART450*01 Senior Art Seminar

ART307*01 Travel Photography

ART420*01 Adv Tpc: Advanced Glass

ART220*01 Introduction to Glass

ART208*01 Photography I

ART204*03 HNRS: Digital Art I


Summer

ART208*01 Photography I


Fall

ART204*01 Digital Art I

ART204*02 Digital Art I

ART319*01 Studio Art Teaching Assistant

ART208*01 Photography I

ART304*01 Digital Art II

ART220*01 Introduction to Glass

ART391*01 GS: Digital Variety

ART208*02 HNRS: Photography I


Winter

ART204*01 Digital Art I