...received her BFA in 2008 from the Unviersity of North Carolina, Asheville, and her MFA in Visual Arts from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. Bender's work has been shown in the United States and has been scheduled to show abroad. Most recently, Bender exhibited her work at the Artist for Artists Project Gallery as a Williams Prize Finalist in Simsbury, Connecticut (2014), was included in the juried exhibition entitled "A Fine Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibtion" at the Claypool-Young Gallery in Morehead, Kentucky (2013), and was featured in a solo exhibtion in Chapel Hil (North Carolina) Juried Exhibitions Series (2013). Her work focuses on issues concerning ethonography and social justice.
June 19th - June 23rd, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $120; non-members $135 - 1 week
SAM is funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center, INC and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from The National Endowment for the Arts.