Visual Arts Careers and Alumni

Laura Meek, fashion photographer, Edinburgh, Scotland – Belhaven visual arts graduate, 2012. See Laura’s commercial and freelance work at
Jacob Rowan, MFA candidate, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) – Belhaven visual arts graduate, 2012. See Jacob’s work at Jacob also teaches art full time at Jackson Academy.

Our alumni are employed full-time as...

  • character designer, Warner Brothers Animation, Los Angeles (Kathryn Hudson, ’07)
  • stained glass artist and restorer, Pearl River Glass Studio (Amelia Key, ’11)
  • fashion photographer, Edinburgh, Scotland (Laura Meek, ’12)
  • 3-D designer/animator, Enva Division (Daniel Hause, ’16)
  • display artist, Anthropologie (Samara Thomas, ’13)
  • teaching fellow, UC Santa Barbara (Jimmy Miracle, ’04)
  • design/drawing instructor, Jackson State University (Hosik Kim, ’08)
  • ceramic artist, Yorkshire, England (Emily Goff Fratson, ’13)
  • owner/photographer, Acorn Studio, Clinton, MS (Erin Govero Fults, ’05)
  • independent painter with gallery representation, Richmond/Atlanta (Wes Sumrall, ’12)
  • high school art teacher, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Emmi Sprayberry, ’17)
  • high school art teacher, Jackson Academy (Jacob Rowan, ’12)
  • elementary school art teacher, Smilow Collegiate Charter School (Victoria Sewell, ’18)

“Invariably anyone coming out of your program and Belhaven are stellar …” – Andy Young, founder/owner, Pearl River Glass Studio

"As a young artist at Belhaven, I learned a lot about creativity and being human from Belhaven's department chair, Bob Pennebaker, a charismatic person, compassionate mentor, and true artist. Finding a gifted teacher like this is quite rare in today's art world …" – Jimmy Miracle, ’04

Our alumni have graduate degrees from...

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (MFA in Illustration)
  • University of California at Santa Barbara (MFA in Studio Art)
  • Maryland Institute College of Art – MICA (MFA in Studio Art)
  • Wichita State University (MFA in Painting)
  • University of Mississippi (MFA in Ceramics/Sculpture)
  • Seattle Pacific University (MFA in Poetry)
  • Louisiana State University (MA in Art History)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (MA in English)
  • Auburn University (MA in Liberal Arts)
  • Reformed Theological Seminary (MDiv)
Belhaven Alumni Invitational Exhibition – featuring the work of various Belhaven Art Alumni. Works include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.