“Raising a Pint to Carmichael Lynch Art Producer Sandy Boss Febbo” is the fifth in the Art Buyer Insider series where I have the privilege of interviewing an art buyer for Heather Elder’s blog. Each month, I get to know someone who has come to their job from a unique path, is uniquely inspired in both their professional and personal life and who loves their job. So the calls are always fun and the resulting interviews a rare peek into the life of an art producer.

In Heather’s words:

Sandy Boss Febbo is one of the most dedicated, knowledgeable and savvy art buyers we know.  She has worked on such clients as Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Porsche and Subaru.  It is no wonder that she has headed up the Carmichael Lynch Art Production Department for the last ten years.  Sandy has a very special way of protecting the creative process while managing client expectations and budgets.  She is all about the end product but she doesn’t lose sight of what needs to happen (or not) along the way.  She is truly a gift to her agency and any photographer that is fortunate enough to work with her.

Here are the first two questions. Click through to Heather’s blog to find out why we are raising a pint to Sandy and the story behind the curious shadow image.

What were your creative interests growing up?

I definitely had artistic influences growing up though it wasn’t until college when I took art history classes to satisfy course requirements that it clicked.  I loved it and thought that the art people created to tell the story of their times was such a cool window into history. My Lit and Art History degree led me to an internship at the Minnesota State Arts Board, and then to the tour guide program at the Walker.

What roles have you held at Carmichael Lynch?

I spent my first couple of years at CL doing whatever random things needed to be done – sourcing clown costumes, tending ant farms, you name it. Guess that was a natural lead into Production. It was not at all an intentional path. I had been at the agency for maybe two weeks before I figured out what an Art Producer was and as soon as I figured that out – I knew that was it. After two years (and a steadfast raising of my hand for the opportunity) I transitioned to an Assistant Art Producer, climbed the ranks so to speak, and have now been leading the department for 10 years.

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