Wheaton Conversations: Jackie Sandro Greenwell & Jim Greenwell

Wheaton Conversations:
Jackie Sandro Greenwell & Jim Greenwell

Watch the recording from Jan. 19, 2023 above

Jackie Sandro and Jim Greenwell are a married couple who have worked in the arts for over 30 years. Sandro is the Director of the Fine Arts Department at Clay College of Rowan College South Jersey (formerly Cumberland County College), and Greenwell is the Art Department Studio Technician at Rowan University. Join us for a conversation about their artwork, career paths, and fascination with their respective mediums.

This event is part of “Wheaton Conversations,” a virtual series highlighting the creative process of a diverse community of Artists! To see upcoming and past conversations, Click HereThank you to our sponsors, PNC Arts Alive! and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.

A vertical medium close-up of Jackie Sandro Greenwell, wearing a black long-sleeve shirt and clay-covered jeans, is spinning clay. The image is in black & white clay, and this image is a headshot for her Wheaton Conversations virtual session.

Jacqueline Sandro-Greenwell has been working in ceramics for over 25 years. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art in 1993. Since then, she has taught at several regional community colleges and Rowan University. She is currently the Director of Fine Arts and Clay College of Rowan College South Jersey, in Millville, New Jersey. As the Fine Arts Director, she wears many hats, such as building manager, studio tour guide, gallery director, professor, program coordinator, grant writer, and on occasion, kiln repair person! She treasures her artistic role in the community, making art opportunities available for children, teens, and adults.

In 2003, she was a fellowship recipient from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the Noyes Museum, the New Jersey State Museum Gallery, Rowan University, Stanek Art Gallery in Philadelphia, and the College of New Rochelle. In 2004 her work was included in the book “500 figures in Clay”, and in 2007 she was presented with the Paul Aiken Award from the South Jersey Cultural Alliance. In June 2015, she had a one-person exhibit at Stockton University, Kramer Hall. She continues to participate in regional exhibitions.

A vertical image of Jim Greenwell, a tall brown-haired man wearing a white sweater, is holding his hand above several large grey pieces for a sculpture. He is standing to the right of the table in the center of the image.

James Ottie Greenwell IIISince graduating from high school in the mid-seventies and having the idea that I should pursue life as an artist, there has not been one day of regret. Starting out living by my own hand for many years in the role of teacher and student, I can say that my decision to pursue art as a profession has been rewarding beyond words. Only those traveling the same path would understand.

The opportunities in which I am invited to show my work in public exhibitions with my peers remain among my proudest moments. This may be because I never tire of sharing how I view my world with others. My interest in the sciences often dominates the stories I tell with my art. I consistently present these concepts with a small helping of humor.