F. Robert Sabol
Professor of Art Education
2018 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award
F. Robert Sabol, professor of art education in the Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, is the one of the winners of the 2018 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award. Gov. Eric Holcomb, wife Janet, and the Indiana Arts Commission will present Bob and four other recipients with the award on Oct. 19 in Fort Wayne. The IAC has presented the Governor’s Arts Award every other year dating back to 1973. The award recognizes individuals, organizations, partnerships, businesses, and communities for significant contributions to the arts. Bob is believed to be the first Purdue-affiliated recipient of the award, and he is also the first art educator/researcher to win. Previous recipients of the Governor’s Arts Award include notables such as Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Robert Indiana, Sydney Pollock, Crystal Gayle, David Baker, George Rickey, Jim Davis, Rudy Pozzatti, Bill Blass, Joshua Bell, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Janos Starker, Karl Malden, Cole Porter, Hoagland Carmichael, and Wes Montgomery, among others.