Heather Stivison is an award-winning visual artist whose work has been exhibited in museums, universities, and galleries across the United States and in Europe and Asia. She currently serves as the president of South Coast Artists, Inc. She is an elected Signature Member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and serves on the Board of NAWA’s Massachusetts Chapter. Stivison is a former museum director, former president of both the New Jersey Association of Museums, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. She holds an MFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She is represented at Pleiades Gallery in New York City and creates her work in Hatch Street Studios, New Bedford, MA.