Heather Stivison is an award-winning visual artist whose work has been exhibited in museums, universities, and galleries across the United States, in Europe, and in Asia. She is a former museum director whose nonfiction writing developed from her background in fine and decorative arts. She is the author of "Craftsman Farms," an Arcadia Publication on Gustav Stickley’s New Jersey estate, and has written and lectured on grant-funded, independent research on little-known women in the Arts& Crafts Movement.

Stivison is the current president of South Coast Artists, Inc., and has served on the board of directors of numerous arts and culture organizations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. She served as president of both the New Jersey Association of Museums, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. She holds and MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and is represented by Pleiades Gallery in New York City.