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Alumna Halle Siepman and Professor Sue Hettmansperger with Lt. Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds

Recent MFA graduate Halle Siepman, Iowa Lieutenant Governer Kim Reynolds, and Professor Sue Hettmansperger. Siepmen and Hettmansperger were recognized as Iowa Women Artists at the State Capital Building. Their work will be displayed in the Lt. Governor's office for six months.


The painting and drawing programs were the first in the nation to hire artists as teachers, based on their professional record. Six regular faculty members, one lecturer, and recurring visiting faculty teach drawing and painting classes at all levels. The current faculty is diverse and exhibits regularly and widely, including venues in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, St, Louis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Nationally and internationally renowned artists are invited to the School each year to lecture, present their work, and critique student work.

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