Blake Sanders

Education

2008                  Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking. Department of Art, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2005                  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking. Department of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. A degree in Arts Education was also pursued.

2003                  International Studies Program, Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Professional Experience

2015-                  Adjunct Instructor, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

2013-14             Instructor, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Interim Printmaking Area Head, Spring 2014.

2012                  Adjunct Instructor, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.

2012                  Adjunct Instructor, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

2008- 2012      Adjunct Instructor, Printmaking, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2010-2012       Instructor, Introduction to Fine Arts, Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Courses Taught

Drawing 1, Southeast Missouri State University

Three-Dimensional Foundations, SEMO

Perspectives in Art (Art Appreciation), SEMO

Introduction to Printmaking, Bowling Green State University

Printmaking: Relief and Monotype, BGSU

Printmaking: Lithography, BGSU

Printmaking: Etching, BGSU

Advanced Printmaking, BGSU

Senior Studio, BGSU

Graduate level Printmaking, BGSU

Intermediate Lithography, Murray State

Advanced Printmaking, Murray State

Drawing 1, Murray State

Life Drawing, Austin Peay State University

Foundations of Art: Printmaking, Tulane

Intermediate and Advanced Lithography, Tulane

Intermediate and Advanced Screenprint, Tulane

First Class (College Readiness), Baton Rouge Community College

ART 101 (Art Appreciation), BRCC

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Split Ends (with Hannah March Sanders). University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Domestic Dependence. COS Gallery, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

Unchained and Unseamly. Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama.

  • Gadsen Museum of Art, Gadsen, Alabama.

2015           

Pray for Oil. Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Raising Series. Gallery Cases, Kamerick Art Gallery, University of Northern Iowa.

Domestic. New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico.

2013

An OBI Introspective. University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado.

Part-time Lovers. Curris Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.

2012

The Honeymoon is Over. Nuance Gallery, Beresford, South Dakota.

2011

Hot Mess: Finding Love and Inspiration in South Louisiana. 567 Gallery, Macon, Georgia.

2008

Gone the Way of the Dinosaurs Extended Cut. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, Mississippi.

Gone the Way of the Dinosaurs. M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Carroll Gallery, Newcomb Art Department, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2005

Wilhelmina and Friends. B.F.A. Senior Exhibition, UNI Gallery, University of Northern Iowa.

International Exhibitions

2016

neo:print prize 2016. neo:gallery27, Bolton, United Kingdom. Jurors: Nancy Campbell, Rachel Gladfelter, Gill Saunders, and Jo Stockholm.

Joint Effort (organized by Expanded Draught international artist collective). Pinecone Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky.

2015

35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition. Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. Juror: Beth Grabowski.

2014                 

Dialogos e Interpretaciones III. International Print Exchange and Traveling Exhibition, organized by Jules Floss of the University of North Carolina- Pembroke, United States and Jorge Eliécer Rodríguez Osorio of Universidad de Caldas in Manizales, Colombia. Exhibited at multiple locations, including:

  • Mission Grafica, San Francisco, CA.
  • Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia.
  • Frogman’s Print Workshops, I.D. Weeks Library Galleries, University of South Dakota, Vermilion, SD.

2011

New Prints 2011 / Winter. International Print Center New York.

Fold. A Featured Exhibition of the IMPACT 7 Conference, RMIT School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Graafika üldnäitus: Printmaking In Joint 2011 Invitational International Exhibition. PÄRNU, Estonia.

2009

Space International Print Biennial. Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea.

2008

New Prints 2008 / Summer: Artists’ Commentary. International Print Center New York.

2007

Graphic Communications. Gallery 6, National Library, Tallinn, Estonia.

31st Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition. Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. Juror: Judith Brodsky.

New Prints 2007/ Spring. International Print Center New York. Juror: James Siena.

Juried Exhibitions

2016

Southern Printmaking Biennial. Bob Jones Art Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia. Juror: Nicholas Ruth.

Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition. Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, Indiana. Juror: Brian Jones.

Four Rivers Print Biennial. Carbondale Community Arts, Carbondale, Illinois. Juror: David Jones.

48th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood. Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa.

2015

Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition. Founders Lounge Gallery, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois. Juror: Nicole Hand.

24th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Michael Barnes.

2014

Printwork 2014. Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Juror: Bill Fick.

Strange Figurations. Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York.

The Bowery Gallery Annual Juried Competition. Bowery Gallery, New York, New York. Juror: David Cohen.

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Columbus, Ohio. Jurors: Dennis Harrington, Deborah Maris Lader.

2013

Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition. Banshee Press, Denver, Colorado.

2012

Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition. Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Juror: Liz Zanis.

2011

24th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. Grand Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Juror: Dan Cameron.

Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition. River Campus Art Gallery, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

2010

The Surreal Salon. Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

2009

Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Juror: Peter Frank.

20x20x20. Union Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The 30th Annual Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition. Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. Juror: John Hull.

National Print Exhibition 2009. Ingram Hall University Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. Juror: Margaret Bullock.

SGC Travelling Exhibition 2009-2012. Debuting at SGC Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Juror: Warrington Colescott.

2008

No Dead Artists. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana. Jurors: Tony Fitzpatrick, Billie Milam Weisman, and Michael Wilkinson.

21st Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Karla Hackenmiller.

2007

Animal Instincts: Allegory and Anthropomorphism. Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia.

Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 107th International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper. The Phillips Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Juror: George James.

20th September Competition. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana. Juror: Peter Jones.

20th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Yuji Hiratsuka.

2006

Terror at Intersection International Exhibition. Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, California.

The 27th Annual Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition. Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. Juror: David Morrison.

2005                 

The Cat Show. Quad City Arts, Rock Island, Illinois.

Annual Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition. UNI Gallery, Department of Art, UNI. Juror: Teresa Paschke.

2002

Annual Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition. UNI Gallery, Department of Art, UNI. Juror: Will Mentor.  

Invitational Exhibitions

2014

New Harmony Print Invitational. New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana.

Pressed. LeSo Gallery, Toledo, Ohio.

Nashville Print Revival Visiting Artist Exhibition. Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Nashville Print Revival Invitational Print Exhibition. Two Tone Gallery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Tribute to Sandy Chism: An exhibition of work by her friends, colleagues, students, and mentors. Carroll Gallery, Tulane University. New Orleans, LA.

2013

Gumbo: A Collaboration of People and Pulp. The International Artists’ Group Expanded Draught’s Paper Project, Cherokee Street Exhibition during the Friends of Dard Hunter 2013 Conference. Saint Louis, Missouri.

MSU Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Baker Gallery, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville, Kentucky.

Impression. Wolfe Gallery, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Toledo, Ohio.

Pounds of Pressure: Contemporary Prints in Large-Format. The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Black, White &Things. Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2012

Modern Impulses and Surreal Dreams. Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

The Paper Chase, Vol. 1. The Invisible Hand Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas.

Unchartered Territories. Healing Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2011

Grudge Match. Evil Prints, Saint Louis, Missouri.

2010

Kiss My Prints. Art Studio Inc., part of Gulf Print Storm 2010, Beaumont, Texas.

The Ink Slingers Ball. The Arts Council, part of Gulf Print Storm 2010.

Editions at Dawn: Prospect 1.5 Print Exhibit. Louisiana ArtWorks, New Orleans, LA.

Southern Froggies vs. Evil Print. Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.

Grudge Match 4. Tattooed Mom’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2009

All-City Faculty Show. Universal Furniture Building, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Grudge Match. Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago.

2008

Originals. Carroll Gallery, Tulane University.

Printer’s Picks. Highpoint Printmaking Press and Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2007

New Art, New Media, New Orleans. Carroll Gallery, Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University.

2006

Virus Show. The Green Room, New Orleans.

Curated Exhibitions

2014

Worth the Trip. SPACE Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee.

2013

MilwauKEY. Imagination Giants, Featured Exhibition during 2013 SGCI Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2012

Metamorphosis. Oscar C. and Geraldine F. Hirsch Rooms, Cape Girardeau Public Library, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

2011

Metamorphosis: An Exchange Portfolio Featuring 30 Years of Frogman’s Assistants and Friends of Froggy. Nuance Gallery, Beresford, South Dakota.

Blessed Unions. Fort Gondo, Saint Louis, Missouri. Acted as exhibition organizer and curator.

2009

Man Overboard. Studio 101, Chicago, Illinois. Organized the portfolio and exhibition.

Flotsam and Jetsam. within(Reason) Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. Organized exhibition.

Other Portfolio Exhibitions

2014

American Food. King Family Exhibition Case, University of Colorado Boulder.

2013

The Worst Portfolio Exchange Ever! Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Unicorn! SGCI Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI.

  • 2011: Mani-Pedi Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri.

2012-15 History of the United States, Volume 1. Catapult Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

  • Volumes 1 & 2. Kenneth P. McCuthan Art Center / Palmina and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana.
  • Volumes 1 & 2. Smith Family Gallery at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Volume 1. Print Summit 2010, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
  • Volume 1. Bixby Hall, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Volume 2. University Libraries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • Volume 2. “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Art of Social Commentary”, Untitled Art Space, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

50 Places. Printmaking Gallery, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

  • 2011: College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

2011

Metamorphosis. Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

2010

Head Shot. Mid-American Print Council Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Frogman’s Portfolio Exhibition. W. H. Over Museum, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.

2009

Covert Operations: A National Print Exchange Portfolio Exhibition. Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa.

  • 2008 College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

A Moveable Feast. Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago.

  • College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

2007

Exchange III: Contemporary Prints. Reuff Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

The Circus and the Night: A National Print Exchange Portfolio Exhibition. College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

 

Publications

2016                  “Adrift 8”, published in The Hand: Issue 14, October 2016.

2015                  “Licking the Platter” (article on collaboration and professionalism with Hannah Sanders), published in the MAPC Journal, Fall/Winter, 2015.

2014                  “Adrift 1”, published in The Hand: Issue 6, October 2014.

 

Additional Experience

Visiting Artist/ Artist in Residence/ Instructor

2017                 

Workshop Instructor, “The Quilted Print-Relief on Fabric”. Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops, Omaha, Nebraska.

2015-16

Printmaking Instructor. Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts. Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

 2016

Visting Artist Lecture (with Hannah March Sanders). University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Artist Lecture “Working on Working Together” (with Hannah March Sanders). DNSPE Print Symposium—in conjunction with the opening of the Delta National Small Print Exhibition. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Visiting Artist. Clemson University.

2015

Artist in Residence. Matfield Outpost artist residency. Matfield Green, Kansas.

2014

Visiting Artist. Fresno State University and College of the Sequoias, Fresno & Visalia, California.

A stone lithography edition was created with the help of students at both institutions. Lectures were also provided on professional work and working in a creative partnership.

Artist in Residence and Workshop Instructor. Mission Grafica, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. San Francisco, California.

While at Mission Grafica I taught a workshop on polyester plate lithography as well as talked with students in a high school after-school program about relief printmaking and collagraph.

Demonstrator. “The Quilted Print” (with Hannah March Sanders). Print City: The 2014 MAPC

Conference. Wayne State University. Detroit, Michigan.

Visiting Artist. University of Colorado-Boulder. Boulder, Colorado.

Visiting Artist. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

 2013

Visiting Artist. University of North Carolina Pembroke. Pembroke, North Carolina.

Visiting Artist. University of Colorado-Boulder. Boulder, Colorado.

Printmaking Instructor. S.A.W. (High School Summer Art Workshop), Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.

Visiting Artist. University School of Nashville. Nashville, Tennessee.

Live screenprinting project and demonstration. Riley Elementary. Fostoria, Ohio.

2012

Printmaking Talk and Demonstration. Jackson Elementary, Fort Campbell Army Base. Clarkesville, Tennessee.

Visiting Artist. Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

2011

Visiting Artist. Snow College. Ephraim, Utah.

2010

Instructor, Plate Lithography. Louisiana ArtWorks. New Orleans, Louisiana.

2009

Instructor, Large Format Woodcut Printmaking. Louisiana ArtWorks.

Instructor, Alternative Lithography. Louisiana ArtWorks.

2008

Visiting Artist. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis and Jackson

County Campuses. Southern Mississippi.

Leadership

2017

Panel Chair, Three Minutes to Midnight. Terminus: The Southern Graphics Council International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

2014

Juror. Regional Juried Exhibition, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Juror, Impressed, Tacocat Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

Organizer, Common Ground Portfolio Exchange, in partnership with students and faculty fromthe American University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2013-14

Organizer. Nashville Print Revival Print Symposium, nashvilleprintrevival.com, Nashville, Tennessee.

2013

Organizer and Curator. MilwauKEY exhibition held during Print MKE, the 2013 SGCI Conference.

2012

Curriculum Development. Collaborated with full-time faculty to create the POD program, an integrated curriculum that introduced common conceptual themes into all foundations courses at Murray State University.

Demonstrations Coordinator and Steering Committee Member for Navigating Currents, the Southern Graphics Council International Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2011

Organizer. Metamorphosis, a portfolio exchange and exhibition featuring prints by over

35 artists who assisted the Frogman’s Workshops over the last 30 years.

Panel Chair. Blessed Unions panel on printmaking partnerships. Southern Graphics

Council International Conference. Saint Louis, Missouri.

Curator. Blessed Unions exhibition featuring printmaking partnerships. Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts. Saint Louis, Missouri.

2009

Curator. Flotsam and Jetsam group exhibition. within(Reason) Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.

Organizer and Curator. Man Overboard International Print Portfolio Exchange and Exhibition. Studio 101. Chicago, Illinois.

2008

Juror. Annual Juried Student Exhibition, and Visiting Artist. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County Campus. Gautier, Mississippi.

Organized travel, demonstrations, and critiques for visiting artist Tom Christison, Tulane University.

Founder. Art Studio Graduate Association at Tulane University. Also acted as the first president of the organization.

Assistant

2013

Printer for visiting artist Sue Coe, BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio.

2012

Studio Assistant, Matthew Egan, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, Vermillion, South Dakota.

2011

Assistant to Jeremy Menard, Executive Director, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

2009

Studio Assistant, Oscar Gillespie, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

2008

Studio Assistant, Gordon Mortensen, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

2007

Studio Assistant, Tom Huck, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

Primary Assistant for the Samurais in “Iron Printmaker”, a cooperative printmaking competition performed at the 2007 Southern Graphics Council Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

2006

Assisted Teresa Cole in a collagraph demonstration at NOCCA art magnet school, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Notable Workshops Attended and Visiting Artist Activities

2012

Color Intaglio, Matt Egan, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

Polymer Plate Intaglio, Mary Jones, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

2011

Water-based Screenprint, Lynwood Kreneck, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

Plastic Relief Prints and Bookmaking, Fred Hagstrom, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

2010

Leather Book Binding, Bonnie Stahlecker, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

Monotype / Monoprint, Koichi Yamamoto, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

2009

Metal Engraving, Oscar Gillespie, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

2008

Reduction Woodcut, Gordon Mortensen, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

Monotype and Lithography Workshop and Demonstrations with Visiting Artist Tom Christison, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2006

Tonal Intaglio, Professor Arthur Werger, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

Color Woodcut, Professor Karen Kunc, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop.

2004

Site Specific Print Installation Collaboration, Phyllis McGibbon, Department of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

2002

Public Art Collaboration with artist Mel Chin, Department of Art, UNI.

Other Work Experience

2008 Production printer, Shirtworks (Twin Tees) Screen Printers, Athens, GA.

2006-08 Instructor of Record, Foundations of Art: Printmaking, Tulane University.

2005-08 Graduate Assistant, Department of Art, Tulane University.

2000-02 Graphic Designer, Center for Educational Technology, Graphics Department, UNI Center for Educational Technology, UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Additional Skills

Adobe™ Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, and Dreamweaver

Microsoft Office

Working knowledge of html/xml, css, and WordPress

iMovie

Digital photography and editing

Letterpress

Bookmaking

Professional Membership

Southern Graphics Council International

Mid-America Print Council

Society of American Graphic Artists

College Art Association

Scholarships and Awards

2014

Medici Circle Grant, Medici Circle, Bowling Green State University.

2013

Speed Grant, Faculty Development Committee, Bowling Green State University.

2005-08

Full Tuition Graduate Assistantship, Department of Art, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2007

Purchase Award, three impressions of etching Invasion: Stealthy purchased as gifts to board honorees, International Print Center New York.

2007-09, 2011

Assistantship, Frogman Print and Paper Workshop, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.

2003

Study Abroad Scholarship, UNI Study Abroad Office, University of Northern Iowa.

1999

Eagle Scout Award

 

Collections

Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan

Impact 7, Melbourne, Australia.

Collection of Cork Printmakers, Ireland.

Proyecto’ ace Print Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Southern Graphics Council International Archives

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.

Texas Tech University Museum of Art, Lubbock, Texas.

Special Collections, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.

Fluke Atwell Special Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Permanent Collection, University of North Carolina Pembroke.

Permanent Collection, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California.

Print Collection, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Frogman’s Press and Gallery Permanent Collection, Beresford, South Dakota.