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Blake Sanders, MFA

Art and Design

What area do you teach?

Foundations, Printmaking, Art Appreciation


2008 MFA, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
2005 BFA, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Credentials/career path

Blake Sanders is currently an Instructor at Southeast Missouri State University. He has taught art and printmaking at universities, as well as workshops at colleges and community-based art organizations around the United States. Recent juried exhibitions include the 4th Global Print 2019 in Douro, Portugal; The Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial; the 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition; and the 2019 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition. He has also shown in the UK, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, Spain, and Estonia. Blake is one half of Orange Barrel Industries, an artist partnership and international curatorial endeavor with his wife, Hannah March Sanders. His work supports environmental mindfulness by emphasizing the bond between people and the natural world.

Professional Highlight

2018 Encountering Our Indelible Mark. Curated international exhibition held at Centro Civico Numancia for the IMPACT 10: Encuentro conference in Santander, Spain.
2019 (w)rest (as OBI). Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas.
2018 Awash. Paperworkers Local, Birmingham, Alabama.


2019 Mary and Don Vollman Purchase Award. Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Organization with which you are involved

Southern Graphics Council International
Mid America Print Council

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Web Curator for SGCI websit

Best advice for students

Roll up your sleeves, open your eyes, ears and mind, and get to work!


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Department of Art and Design
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701