Visual Art Foundry

JBU's Art Club

Watch the Arties Awards 2021 Here: 

The Arties Neon Glow Ceremony 2021


President Julia Mattis











Vice President Tucker Stuart


The Visual Art Foundry is the student-led art club for the artists of John Brown University. We aim to provide a place that encourages and inspires graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and cinematographers to think critically and creatively. Through get-togethers, trips, community outreach, competitions and other events, we seek innovative ways to connect art majors and other artists while enriching all students' education experiences. We are known for the Arties, JBU's annual red-carpet awards show to celebrate student excellence the arts. The VAF is made up of four sub-clubs: Graphic Design, Photography, Art & Illustration, and Digital Cinema.

    JBU Visual Art Foundry

Get Involved

Anyone is welcome to get involved with the VAF! Sign up anytime.

Membership is free. You don't have to pay to get involved. We have a lot of events, parties and guest speakers that don't cost you a single cent. If you want to be a Regular member, just select "Regular" and we will contact you about what's happening and you can choose when you want to come!

Questions? Email VAF President Julia Mattis,

Sign Up

Please fill out this form to get put on an email list and receive information throughout the year about all the fun events and activities we have to offer!

VAF Sub-Clubs

Graphic Design


VAF Graphic Design Sub-Club

led by Madison Kunze and Simon Spann




VAF Photography Sub-Club

led by Bethany Burks and Katelyn Kingcade


Art & Illustration


VAF Art & Illustration Sub-Club

led by Tara Warden and Sealie Spann


Digital Cinema


VAF Digital Cinema Sub-Club

led by Laina Ludwig and Loraine Ferrin