Cassaundra K. Sanderson

Curriculum Vitae

417.699.2637 | 92sanderson@gmail.com | cksanderson@ualr.edu |

http://www.cassaundraksanderson.com/

Education

May 2018

MFA, Visual Arts: Painting

University of Arkansas, School of Art. Fayetteville, AR

2015

BA, Studio Art: Painting and Ceramics

College of the Ozarks. Point Lookout, MO

Professional Experience

Teaching

Aug 2018 – May 2019

Visiting Instructor, University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Windgate Center of Art + Design

in Drawing and Painting

June 2018

Instructor, University of Arkansas, School of Art. Fayetteville, AR

Introduction to Drawing from Observation

Aug 2017 – May 2018

Graduate Instructor, Foundations, University of Arkansas, School of Art. Fayetteville, AR

Form and Surface

Jan 2017 – March 2018

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Foundations, University of Arkansas, School of Art. Fayetteville, AR

Observation and Visualization, introductory drawing course in Foundations course plan

Assisting with students working, class discussions, and class prep

Assisting Kasey Ramirez, with Sam King as Foundations Supervisor

Aug 2016 – Dec 2017

Private Art History Teacher for child with nonverbal autism. Tontitown, AR

July 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas, School of Art

Color Theory

Assisting with students working, class discussions, and class prep

Assisting Dylan DeWitt

May 2016

Student Instructor, Intercession Course, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR.

Teaching at Life Styles, Inc., a program for adults with disabilities. Springdale, AR

Stop-Motion

Dr. Angela LaPorte as Supervisor

April 2015

Instructor, Beginner’s Acrylics Class, Branson Arts Council. Branson, MO

2014 – 2015

Studio Assistant / Co-Manager of Glaze Department, College of the Ozarks. Point Lookout, MO

Assisting in maintaining Clay Studio, making and testing classroom glazes, making clay, producing pots for College gift shop; assisting in prep for classes

Jeff Johnston as Supervisor

2012 – 2014

Student Worker / Studio Assistant, College of the Ozarks Art Department. Point Lookout, MO

Assisting in maintaining studio classrooms, prep for classes, assisting in teaching: Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing I and II, Painting I and II

Dr. Anne Allman as Supervisor

Gallery / Visiting Artist Coordinator

Dec 2018

Organized and installed: Creative Extractions, Gallery III, UA Little Rock. Little Rock, AR

Pop-up exhibit featuring work in series by the students of Drawing: Creative Invention

Aug 2017 – March 2018

Visiting Artist Coordinator, University of Arkansas School of Art. Fayetteville, AR

Contacting visiting artist and department bringing in artist to ensure efficient visit, writing introductory bio, helping in transportation, setting up for artist’s lecture with AV equipment

Marc Mitchell as Supervisor

Jan 2016 – Nov 2017

Gallery Director, sUgAR Art Gallery, University of Arkansas School of Art. Fayetteville, AR

Maintaining gallery; planning yearly schedule of exhibits featuring emerging artists, faculty, students, visiting lecturers, and architecture students and faculty; writing grant proposals for funding; writing press releases; contacting local media and working with department of design for broadside; reception preparation; wall and track lighting maintenance

Marc Mitchell as Supervisor

Nov 2017

Curated Illogical Animus: A Survey of Artwork from Banned Countries, sUgAR Art Gallery

Consisting of six International artists and spanning video, ceramics, glass powder, installation, and painting

Artists: Katayoun Amjadi, Kaveh Baghdadchi, Hosseinali Saheb Ekhtiari, Tirazheh Eslami, Farima Fooladi, Sara Rastegarpouyani

http://mentis.uta.edu/dashboard/file/download/id/217665

Oct 2016

Curated In Which We Dwell, sUgAR Art Gallery

Featuring emerging, professional artists: Hilary Baker, Tyler Beard, Andrew Blanchard, Adam Ekberg, Matthew F. Fisher, and Ron Lambert

https://news.uark.edu/articles/35296/sugar-gallery-presents-in-which-we-dwell

Hired Contractor

Jan 2018

Installation Team for 21c Museum exhibition, Labor and Materials. Bentonville, AR

De-installed and packed previous exhibit. Unpacked and installed Labor and Materials.

Assisting Dayton Castleman

https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/museum/exhibit/labor-and-materials/

2013 – 2017

Designed and produced Christmas cards, Track Family Fun Parks. Branson, MO

Scanned ink drawings, sent to local businesses, sponsors, and employees

Sep 2015

Sign Commission, Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA), Branson Chamber of Commerce, MO

Designed and rendered 6’x4’ composition on chalkboard featuring the logos of sponsoring businesses

Centerpiece Commission, (SYTA), Branson Chamber of Commerce, MO

Designed and painted centerpieces for SYTA Banquet

Oct 2015

Produced pottery for the Cokers’ wedding reception

Feb 2015

Produced 9-hole Route 76 Glow Golf course, Track Family Fun Parks. Branson, MO

Proposed theme, designs, and painted

https://bransontracks.com/rides/route76glowgolf/

2011

Commission, Track Family Fun Parks. Branson, MO

Produced three paintings of the High-Rise Go-Kart Tracks

FEC / Guest Service Experience

March 2009 – July 2017

Crew Member, Track Family Fun Parks. Branson, MO

Skycoaster certified, cashier, ride attendant, guest services, welcoming and giving tours to groups, teamwork, multitasking and filling roles as needed, communicating info to guests, cash handling, record-keeping for transactions, addressing guest-related problems / concerns, providing TripAdvisor responses

Solo, Two-, and Three-Person Exhibitions

Jan 2019

The Little Blue Dollhouse, solo exhibition. Boger Gallery. Point Lookout, MO

March 2018

For Wintonbury, solo Thesis Exhibition. Fine Arts Center Gallery. Fayetteville, AR

https://news.uark.edu/articles/41260/school-of-art-presents-for-wintonbury-m-f-a-thesis-exhibition-by-cassaundra-sanderson

http://www.cassaundraksanderson.com/#/thesis-exhibition-for-wintonbury/

Feb 2018

One Nite Standard Presents: Kurtzman and Sanderson, Lalaland Gallery. Fayetteville, AR

Featured work: Olive’s Typewriter in Suitcase (and Note)

Group Exhibitions

2018

Faculty Biennial, Brad Cushman Gallery. Little Rock, AR

Group exhibition features studio art and design created by the faculty members in the UA Little Rock Department of Art and Design.

Featured work: Everything She Remembers

https://ualr.edu/news/2018/10/10/faculty-biennial/

The Road Show, Arts Illiana Gallery. Terre Haute, IN

An opportunity for North American artists to create and share work in any medium that expresses something about roads. What do roads represent to you? Journeys, adventures, or the people, places, and things encountered along the way?

Featured work: Greyhound Station

Master Pieces, Manifest Creative Research Gallery. Cincinnati, OH

The 12th Annual Exhibition of works by current and recent Graduate students. National juried exhibition, 12% of the works submitted were included in exhibit.

Featured work: For Harvey, For Theo (the Brothers)

http://www.manifestgallery.org/about/schedule.html

Stage Eighteen Presents: Thesis Pieces, Stage Eighteen Art Gallery. Fayetteville, AR

Presenting work from graduating MFA students at the University of Arkansas

Featured work: Slinky, (portion of) Annabel Olive’s Bookcase

Intersections: Art and Performance Supporting Women, Stage Eighteen. Fayetteville, AR

Featured work: For Elizabeth (On Things You Get Rid of), For Sophia (On Moving Away on Your Own), Rice Cakes (On Trying to be Thin)

https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/2018/04/02/intersections-series-explores-visual-and-performing-art-created-by-women-in-northwest-arkansas/

2017

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

Juried by Joshua Newth, Five-state regional

Featured work: The Brothers (diptych), Chairs

Juror’s Award for Chairs

http://www.capearts.org/2017RegionalJuriedExhibition.aspx

12”, Lalaland Gallery. Fayetteville, AR

Float to the Bottom, Sink to the Top, sUgAR Art Gallery. Fayetteville AR

Sketchbook West. Laguna Beach, CA

2016

Branson Art Walk, Branson Arts Council, Downtown. Branson, MO

Show/Tell: An MFA Group Exhibition, sUgAR Art Gallery. Fayetteville, AR

Woman-Made: NWA, Grace Point Church Art Gallery. Bentonville, AR

http://gracepointchurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/WomanMade_Catalog_WEBview-2.pdf

Women of Uark Art, Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Fayetteville, AR

2015

Self-Titled: An MFA Group Exhibition, sUgAR Art Gallery. Fayetteville, AR

Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, Boger Art Gallery. Point Lookout, MO

2012

White River Art Exhibition, Taneyhills Library. Branson, MO

2011

Taneycomo Bridge Art Exhibition: Remembrance of. Hilton Convention Center. Branson, MO

Taneyhills Community Art Exhibition, Taney Hills Library. Branson, MO

Best of Show with oil painting

Second Place with ink drawing

2010

Taneyhills Community Art Exhibition, Taney Hills Library. Branson, MO

Second Place with ink drawing

Press & Publications

2018

12th Annual Master Pieces. Exhibition Catalog, Manifest Gallery. Cincinnati, OH

Volume 73, For Harvey, For Theo (The Brothers).

Lectures / Presentations / Workshops

2019

Visiting Artist Lecture. Little Blue Dollhouse. College of the Ozarks. Point Lookout, MO

Visiting Artist Workshop. Concerning Painting from Fiction. College of the Ozarks. Point Lookout, MO

Visiting Artist Workshop. Concerning Painting from Fiction. Arkansas League of Artists. North Little Rock Community Center. North Little Rock, AR

Residencies Attended

2017

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN

Instructor: Heather McCalla

Woodworking and Lamp-making one-week workshop

2013

The Pottery Workshop. Jingdezhen, China

Qinghua painting, carving.

Honors / Awards / Fellowships

2016 - 2018

Graduate Assistantship, University of Arkansas School of Art. Fayetteville, AR

Covering full tuition

2015 - 2018

Graduate Fellowship, University of Arkansas School of Art. Fayetteville, AR

Awarded $4,000 per academic year

2017

Juror’s Award for Chairs, Regional Juried Exhibit. Cape Girardeau, MO

Master of Fine Arts Student Travel Grant, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR

Covering travel to Cape Girardeau in bringing work and attending reception

Awarded Artists & Concerts Committee Grant, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR

For written Proposal of sUgAR Gallery exhibit, Illogical Animus: A Survey of Artwork from Banned Countries

Summer Research Grant, University of Arkansas, School of Art

Awarded $3,000 for personal research in preparation for Thesis Year

Awarded Full Tuition Coverage for Arrowmont Workshop

2016

Graduate Summer Assistantship

Awarded for the month of July

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dylan DeWitt with Color Theory course

2015

Ozarks Fellowship, College of the Ozarks

Graduated Cum Laude, College of the Ozarks

President’s List, College of the Ozarks

2012 - 2014

Book Scholarship, College of the Ozarks

2011 - 2014

Dean’s List, College of the Ozarks

2013

Full Scholarship Funding Travel to China

Lewis Family Book Scholarship

2011

Slusher Institutional Scholarship

Courses Taught

Instructor of Record

Spring 2018

ARST 7321-01 Graduate Painting I

Contemporary painting concepts, techniques; emphasis may be in oil, acrylic, watercolor, or mixed media.

ARST 1310-01 Basic Drawing

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

A beginning course in drawing with attention to the formal elements of Art and Design. Emphasis is placed on drawing realistically using line and/or value. Topics to be covered are: the use of line, creation of volume through the use of value, expressive mark-making, composition, and perspective.

ARST 1310-02 Basic Drawing

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

A beginning course in drawing with attention to the formal elements of Art and Design. Emphasis is placed on drawing realistically using line and/or value. Topics to be covered are: the use of line, creation of volume through the use of value, expressive mark-making, composition, and perspective.

ARST 3310-01 Drawing: Creative Invention

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

An advanced drawing course with emphasis on invention and personal creative investigation. Students write semester project proposal, present research, produce body of work, artist statement, and conclude with edited digital portfolio.

ARST 4310-01 Drawing: Concept Development

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

Exploration of perceptual and conceptual issues in drawing, including study of contemporary artists and trends to stimulate self-directed projects.

ARST 4311-01 Drawing: Contemporary Trends

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

A continuation of issues introduced in ARST 4310. Students will continue to expand their work in the context of current issues, aesthetic trends, and the current cultural milieu.

ARST 4312-01 Drawing: Personal Content

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

The focus of this course is the continuance of previous research and self-directed study in drawing and preparation of works for the senior exhibition.

Fall 2018

ARST 131-01 Basic Drawing

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

A beginning course in drawing with attention to the formal elements of Art and Design. Emphasis is placed on drawing realistically using line and/or value. Topics to be covered are: the use of line, creation of volume through the use of value, expressive mark-making, composition, and perspective.

ARST 1310-03 Basic Drawing

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

A beginning course in drawing with attention to the formal elements of Art and Design. Emphasis is placed on drawing realistically using line and/or value. Topics to be covered are: the use of line, creation of volume through the use of value, expressive mark-making, composition, and perspective.

ARST 4310-01 Drawing: Creative Invention

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

An advanced drawing course with emphasis on invention and personal creative investigation. Students write semester project proposal, present research, produce body of work, artist statement, and conclude with edited digital portfolio.

ARST 4310-01 Drawing: Concept Development

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

Exploration of perceptual and conceptual issues in drawing, including study of contemporary artists and trends to stimulate self-directed projects.

ARST 4311-01 Drawing: Contemporary Trends

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

A continuation of issues introduced in ARST 4310. Students will continue to expand their work in the context of current issues, aesthetic trends, and the current cultural milieu.

ARST 4312-01 Drawing: Personal Content

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

The focus of this course is the continuance of previous research and self-directed study in drawing and preparation of works for the senior exhibition.

ARST 3320-01 Painting Fundamentals I

Semester course, 6 contact hours/week, 3 credits

An introduction to acrylic painting by working primarily from observation of still life and landscape with emphasis on both representational and expressive approaches. Technique, materials, and color will be explored.

June 2018

ARTS 1013-011 Introduction to Drawing from Observation

Summer Session I course, 15 contact hours/week, 3 credits

Studio Course addressing problems dealing with materials and techniques of drawing, including basic concepts of line, perspective, and value. Charcoal on paper as primary materials.

Aug 2017 – May 2018

Graduate Instructor

ARTS 1919C Form and Surface

8-week course, 8 contact hours/week, (part of 9 credits, Foundations I Semester course load)

Studio Course addressing elements/principles of Art and Design by means of abstract painting. Students familiarize themselves with online art catalogs, creating a visual glossary. Students practice basic painting techniques, learn to communicate in critiques and discussions, and give a presentation on a contemporary artist. Black and white tempera on hardboard panel as primary materials.

Professional Service

2018-2019

BFA Application Review Committee member. University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Windgate Center of Art + Design.

Gallery Committee member. University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Windgate Center of Art + Design.

Reviewing and deciding on future exhibitions at Brad Cushman Gallery, The Small Gallery, and Ann Maners and Alex Pappas Gallery

2018

Exhibition Judge. Annual Winner’s Show. Arkansas League of Artists. Patrick Hays Center, North Little Rock, AR

Licensures / Certifications

2018-2019

Campus SaVE Act for Employees Sexual Violence Awareness

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Title IX 401.7 UA Little Rock Policy for Sex- and Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment, and Misconduct. Complaints and Complaint Retaliation

Skills

Teaching Foundations

Drawing: charcoal, graphite, pen, digital

Painting: tempera, watercolor, acrylics, oil

2-Dimensional Design

Artwork documentation / photo editing

Curatorial / Gallery work

Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Blackboard

Adobe Suite

Short-story writing

Guest Services / friendliness / patience

Organization, multitasking