Sandy Spieler (BF’02) wears many hats. A professional artist, Spieler works through several mediums, including paint, clay, stage performance and more, and serves as a leader in various arts organizations in the Twin Cities. Of her many titles, though, the most important is her role as a perpetual student.
In 1986, support from the Bush Artist Fellowship program allowed Spieler to build a foundation for her artistry. At the time, she had no formal training or education in the field, and she lacked the resources she needed to establish her craft.
“I had this inner sense of what I wanted to do, but I couldn’t quite coalesce it,” Spieler says of her experience as a young artist. “With the support from the Bush Foundation I felt like the earth was underneath my feet.”