Part 2: Careers and Graduate Success in Art

Earlier art graduates of the College are represented below, with a broad array of diverse careers.

  • Sarah Hellstrom Hoehn '03 is a designer and art director at the advertising agency Martin Williams in Minneapolis.

  • Jennifer Borchardt ’01 is a creative director for Lavender Magazine in Minneapolis.

  • Bridget Beck ’00 is a graduate student in sculpture at UCLA. She has worked at Franconia Sculpture Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Mark DiSuvero’s Spacetime Studio and the Connecticut Sculpture Park.

Bridget Beck

  • Chad Lindemann '00 is an Associate Professor of Art at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • Brenda Brokenleg '00 teaches art at Joe Foss School in Sioux Falls, SD.

  • Alicia Sauer ’98 works in fashion advertising for Target. She travels to New York and Los Angeles arranging and directing photo shoots.

  • Chad Nelson ’95 teaches art at Brandon High School in Brandon, SD and is an adjunct professor of art at Augustana College.

  • Karine Swenson '93 is a visual artist living in the high desert of Southern California, near Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Ross Blank-Libra  '92 teaches art at Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Sarah Winterscheidt '90 teaches art at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, SD and is an adjunct professor of art at Augustana College.

  • Sherri Sherard '89 teaches art in the Sioux Falls School District.

  • Dave Greenlund ’89 is a ceramic studio artist and pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in the Twin Cities.
  • Rick Haugen '88 founded Bronze Age Art Casting in Sioux Falls, SD.

  • Scott Parsons '87 is chair of the Art Department at Augustana College.

  • James Cambronne ’83 is chair of 2D Fine Arts at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He is represented by the Alexandre Gallery in New York and the Nielsen Gallery in Boston.

James Cambronne

  • Brad Widness ’82 is an adjunct professor of art at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

  • Shelly Fuller ’81 is professor of photography at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

  • Peter Kilian '79 is a professor of art at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., where he teaches drawing, painting, and printmaking.

  • Peggy Reynolds '78 teaches art in the Sioux Falls School District.

  • Kent Kapplinger '77 is an associate professor of art at North Dakota State University where he teaches printmaking and drawing.  He is also a master printer for Printmaking, Education and Research Studio (PEARS) in Fargo, N.D.

  • Scott Schnepf ’77 is professor of art and acting chair of the department of art and art history at the University of New Hampshire.

Scott Schnepf

  • Bob Booker ’77 is executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts in Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Fred Lawyer ’76 is a printmaker and art educator in Mobile, Ala.

  • Brian Hansen ’73 owns an architectural firm in St. Paul, Minn.

  • Sam Wang '64, now retired, was a professor of art at Clemson University, S.C.  He has exhibited throughout the United States and China.  His book, Sam Wang Four Decades of Photographic Explorations, was published by China Jiangsu Arts Publishing in 2010.

See more stories of our graduates under Recent News.