By Sandra Dowd
Sandra Dowd received a BFA in Studio Art and Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin and MA in Painting from Texas Woman’s University. She also has studied at the Art Students League in New York City and under such renowned pastel artist as Daniel Green, Raymond Kinstler, David Leffel, and Richard McKinley. Ms Dowd has been painting for 50 years. Her prize-winning paintings hang in homes across the United States, Canada, and England. They have been reproduced in national magazines and exhibited in many regional and national juried shows. She is a current recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Ms. Dowd maintains a studio/gallery in the historic Northrup King Building where her art can be seen on 1st Thursdays of each month and by appointment. Ms. Dowd is a retired Art Professor from Navarro College in Texas. There she created the first academic computer art program in Texas. Prior to that she maintained a freelance graphic design business in Washington, DC, and worked as a technical illustrator in North Carolina. After moving to Minneapolis 6 years ago she has worked as adjunct instructor for Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has taught workshops to a variety of people. You can view her art at firstname.lastname@example.org.