Submissions Open: Stelos Alliance’s Artist in Residence Contest

11 Nov

10321101_10152117378371242_6777688852814039502_oKameron Fehrmann graduated from Texas State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design. As a student, she was the recipient of the Bill Hogue Memorial Scholarship and the inaugural Stelos Alliance Artist in Residence and designer of last year’s donor gift. The Tomball, Texas native says she would not be where she is today were it not for the influence of the Stelos Alliance.

We sat down with Kameron to talk about her experience with our organization and glean a little advice for those who plan to submit a design for our Artist in Residence contest.

Q: Talk about your relationship with the Stelos Alliance.

A:  I was originally a member of Student Foundation and Reagan Pugh spoke at our fall retreat; this inspired me to apply for the spring 2013 Housley Principled Leadership Program. I was later offered a position as a Stelos Fellow in September 2013 and then went on to win the Bill Hogue $10,000 scholarship in April 2014.

Q: As last year’s Artist in Residence, what inspired your submission for the donor gift?

A:  Last year was a life changing year for me; I was given many opportunities to grow in various ways. I had the chance to work as a Fellow for the Stelos Alliance, I was Executive Vice President for Student Foundation, and I was a Co-Chair for Paws Preview. All of these roles were very important to me and I could not have achieved this growth without Stelos’ influence and the learning I experienced through the Housley Principled Leadership Program.

So, as I designed the poster, I thought of the people who make up the Stelos Alliance and how they empower students. – they encourage and develop young leaders so they can reach their full potential. The Stelos Alliance raises you up and allows you to achieve opportunities you may have never had before. This concept is what led me to design the hand which represents Stelos raising us up.

Q: What advice would you give to people who are submitting a piece of art to the Artist in Residence program?

A: Think about the people who have influenced you to become a better person – who demonstrate what it means to live an extraordinary life. Work from there. Also, make sure to always include something that represents you in the design you submit.

Stelos Christmas Poster copy

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