Art Management


Art Management

“…allowed me to follow my passion for art history and painting”

Anne Blankley, Class of 2009

Anne Blankley

Hometown: Chamberlain, South Dakota
Majors: Arts Management
Graduate School: University of South Dakota, working on Masters in Nonprofit Management online
Place of Employment: Rapid City Arts Council at the Dahl Arts Center
Title: Facility Use Coordinator

“BVU’s Arts Management degree allowed me to follow my passion for art history and painting while studying necessary business practices like accounting, marketing, and management. While at BVU, I interned at the Witter Art Gallery in Storm Lake, started archiving the college’s art collection, and was a part of the renovation of the new Arts building on campus. The knowledge and experiences from BVU have made me a young leader in my field and in my community.”

“…a pathway for my future”

LeeReyna Lopez Leyva, Class of 2012

LeeReyna Lopez Leyva

Hometown: Redfield, Iowa
Majors: Fine Arts and Arts Management
Graduate School: School: University of South Carolina, working on Masters of Fine Arts
Place of Employment: School: University of South Carolina
Title: Teaching Assistant in the Foundations of Art

“One of the most important aspects of Buena Vista University is how easily accessible the professors are. Professors in the art department really challenged the way I thought about art and helped me expand on a more conceptual level that led a pathway for my future. Because of how I was challenged and pushed, now I am expanding on my education and could not imagine it in any other way. I am thankful for the professors I had because they made it possible for me to believe in myself to attend graduate school.”