staff

elizabeth goddard

executive director

egoddard@spartanarts.org

864.582.7616 x 236

Elizabeth joined the SAM staff in September of 2013. She holds an MFA in art education with a concentration in contemporary museum practices, and has over 20 years of experience working in the arts education sector of multiple nonprofit organizations, including serving as Director of Education and later as Curator for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI.

abigail coté

digital media manager

acote@spartanarts.org

864.582.7616 x 211

taylor emmons

art school coordinator

temmons@spartanarts.org

864.582.7616 x 237

christina
dixon

ceramics studio manager

Originally from Nashville TN, Christina graduated with honors from Furman University in 2015. In addition to teaching classes for Spartanburg Art Museum's Art School and managing the ceramics studio, which she has done since 2017, Christina shows her work in art fairs and galleries across the Southeast. She also operates her own ceramics studio, where she specializes in functional electric and wood-fired stoneware as well as custom horsehair raku commissioned pieces for anyone who would like a special commemoration of their equine friends.

Christina's portfolio can be viewed here.

ashleigh
shuler

associate curator | preparator | graphic designer

apayne@spartanarts.org

864.582.7616 x 254

Ashleigh holds a BA in Graphic Design from the University of South Carolina Upstate, where she served as a gallery assistant at the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery for two years. She completed a gallery management internship at SAM in 2014, after which she joined the staff as the associate curator and in-house graphic designer. She has accumulated over six years of experience in gallery management and exhibition design, including art handling, lighting, and installation, and has worked with over 175 individual artists on contemporary exhibitions.