from FSU Art BA ’20 Naira Diptee:
“While interning at the LeMoyne Arts Foundation my responsibilities have included many essential administrative tasks. One big ongoing project that I have been working on throughout the semester has been digitizing the membership list, and organizing, and updating the membership files for the foundation. I’ve gotten very good at recognizing the names of the members, board members, and partners associated with LeMoyne! Another project that I have had the chance to work on is creating a press book for the foundation. This has involved organizing every mention of LeMoyne in the press over the past year into a binder that can be easily accessed for use when applying for grants. I cut and pasted the news articles so that they fit easily in the binder chronologically and then made copies for each one.
Throughout this process I got to read a lot and learned about the history of LeMoyne and its notable events over the past year. I also have gotten to volunteer at one of the foundation’s big fundraising events, Art & Soul. It was a lot of fun seeing so much artwork, mingling with the various attendees and meeting many other artists and art enthusiasts in the community.
As the semester goes on, I will get to help set up for LeMoyne’s big holiday show that happens every year. This year the opening night will be November 29, 2019. The gallery will be decked out in holiday decorations and hundreds of art pieces on display and for sale. I have also enjoyed learning from and creating relationships with the small and close-knit staff of amazing women at LeMoyne. I would definitely recommend this internship for students looking for experience in gallery administration. The great work environment and beautiful grounds that the gallery is on are a great addition to the work experience and connections that can be made while interning.
The LeMoyne Arts Foundation is currently undergoing a lot of exciting changes and it has been amazing to be a part of it! I am very excited to see what is in the gallery’s future and very proud to be a part of its history.”