BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

Congratulations to the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Alumni who have accepted new jobs!

Graphic Design alumna Michele Underwood (’95) is now an Associate Creative Director at Young & Rubicam (Y&R). Y&R is a marketing and communications company specializing in advertising, digital and social media, sales promotion, direct marketing and brand identity consulting whose clients include GAP, BBC, the Special Olympics, Harley Davidson, Virgin Atlantic and Land Rover.
Stephanie Arends Neal, Georgia Southern Athletics Graphic Design alumna Stephanie (Arends) Neal (’03) has accepted a new position with Georgia Southern University where she will direct and implement the marketing and communication efforts for the Athletic Foundation.
ABCPottery John Mimbs (’10), graphic design alumni, is now a Pottery Instructor at ABC Pottery. ABC Pottery, located in Lawrenceville, GA, provides pottery painting, clay sculpting, pottery wheel, wire wrapping and a range of other fun arts and crafts activities for adults and children.
Graphic Design alumni Brandon Bearden (’14) has accepted the position as an Interactive Designer at Turner Sports. Brandon was one of the first #BFSDoArt students to participate in the international internships provided by the department.
Keith Warburg (’10) Bachelor of Science (BS), Graphic Communications Management alumni has continued his education at Valdosta State by obtaining his Master of Education (M.Ed.), Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. Warburg is now working on his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), concentrating in leadership and higher education. He has recently accepted a position at Valdosta State as the Assistant Director of Creative Services for Digital Media.
Graphic Design alumni Chris Hesling (’12) now works for the Morale, Welfare, & Recreation (MWR) in Kings Bay, GA, as the Marketing & Brand Director.


Bielski’s Painting Accepted to Indiana University Art Exhibition

Getting to Third, Sarah Bielski

Sarah Bielski’s painting, Getting to Third, was featured in the catalog for the show 2015 Indiana University East Inaugural Juried Art Exhibition: Gender. The exhibit will be open from April 9-June 19 in the Whitewater Hall Art Gallery. The juried art exhibit is supported by the IU East School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Diversity Commission. The exhibit coincides with the 27th Annual Indiana University Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference being held at IU East April 9-10.

The exhibit includes 2-D, 3-D and video. The artwork selected for the exhibit specifically deals with the fluidity of gender and sexuality; commentary on and/or challenging the conventional gendered language in visual art; reworking the conventions of representing gender and gendered bodies; investigating the shifting gender roles in today’s society; questioning the stereotypes of femininity and masculinity; the state of today’s parenthood; and promoting greater understanding of the LGBTQ community.

BFSDoArt Alumni are Getting Hired!

Congratulations to the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Alumni who have accepted new jobs!

MFA Alumni, Alicia Perez (’12), is now the Lead of Sales at Blick Art Materials in San Diego, California.
Blick Art Materials is one of the largest and oldest providers of art suppliers in the United States.
Graphic Design Alumni, Ashley Clement (’09), is now a UI / UX Designer at ADP.
ADP, LLC., is an American provider of business outsourcing solutions. Headquartered in New Jersey, ADP provides comprehensive payroll services, employee benefits administration and human capital management solutions for businesses of all sizes.


Assistant Professor’s Artwork Accepted to Regional Art Competition

AMF Victory Bowling Lanes and Backus Caddlica Pontiac Dealership, Elsie Hill

Elsie Hill, Assistant Professor, has artwork included in the Art Fields Regional Art Competition located in Lake City, South Carolina. With $100,000 in cash prizes given to artists from across the Southeast, ArtFields is the largest arts competition of its kind, lasting nine days. Winners are determined by votes from ArtFields attendees and a juried panel of visual arts professionals: William Pittman Andrews is the Director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana, William Underwood Eiland is the director of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. Leslie Rankow is the president and founder of Leslie Rankow Fine Arts, a New York based art advisory firm dedicated to the private collector of contemporary, modern and American art.


Professor Hill has Artwork Accepted to National Exhibition in NC

Elsie Hill has artwork accepted to the Maria J. Howard Arts Center 53rd National Juried Art Exhibition. The juror, Edie Carpenter is the Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs at Green Hill Center for NC Art has an art background that combines a wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary NC visual art with international art experience.

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