University of Southern Indiana

Sanders Fellowship: Where Are They Now?

Former Sanders Fellows’ Projects

During the James A. Sanders Gallery fellowship, the student will be assigned a project that supports the mission of the organization. This list presents the kinds of projects completed by previous fellows.

  • Curate exhibitions at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Curate/Co-curate an exhibition using the University Art Collection on campus
  • Exhibition Preparator duties—Prepare and install artwork for display around campus or gallery
  • Process gifts of artwork to the University and enter data into PastPerfect Collections Software
  • Projects to support the University Art Collection
    • Assist in planning workshops and events
    • Campus Art Guide, Resource for public art around campus
    • Collaborate with New Harmony community organizations for events
    • Conservation project with 19th and early 20th century Indiana paintings
    • Interview the artist Stephen S. Pace
    • Inventory the University Art Collection
    • Preservation projects with University Print Collection
    • Team up with State Museum on an exhibition

Where Are They Now?

The fellowship can be an important part of planning what you do after USI, whether it be continuing your education or starting your career. Below, we have listed some of the things our former fellows have gone on to do:

Continued Education

  • Efroymson Bridge Year Fellow, University of Southern Indiana
  • MA Arts & Entertainment Administration
  • MA in Communications at University of Southern Indiana
  • MA in Curatorial Practice
  • MFA in Interdisciplinary Study in Visual Arts
  • MFA in Painting and Drawing
  • MFA in Printmaking

Careers in Art

  • Art Director at Tucker Publishing Group, Evansville, IN
  • Assistant to the Gallery Director at McCutchan Art Center & Pace Galleries, Evansville, IN
  • Communications Director at Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville
  • Conservator Assistant at Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
  • Digital Marketing Executive at USA TODAY NETWORK
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Gallery Assistant at New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Gallery Manager at Hoosier Salon, New Harmony, IN
  • Graphic Designer at Stribling & Associates/COMPASS
  • Independent Artist/Owner at Southport Studio, Evansville, IN
  • Instructor in Art at Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
  • Senior Registrar at Ship/Art International, South San Francisco, CA

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