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About Sarah
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126 west rogers street
monroe city, mo 63456
To utilize my talents as an artist. To create fresh, original artwork that appeals to people with a zest for life. To consistently strive for perfection of my skills and dedication to fine art and craftsmanship.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Illustration
December 1995, Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
Best of Missouri Hands - Juried Artist as of April, 2005
  • Over 15 years as a professional freelance artist
  • Commissioned as 2004 Artist in Residence for the Monroe City Arts Council and Monroe City Public and Parochial Schools
  • Commissioned by the USDA EarthTeam in 2000 and again in 2005 to create two original paintings to be reproduced as commemorative prints as well as other collectible memorabilia
  • Artwork selected for Les Bourgeouis Vineyards, 1999 Collector's Series
    Merlot wine labe
  • Commissioned to create original artwork for the 1st annual "C-Shirt" design for the Missouri Show-Me State Games - over 1500 shirts sold in the first 2 weeks

  • Artwork selected for the 2003 International Rice Festival Limited Edition Print
  • Artwork selected for the 55th Annual Quad State Show held in Quincy, IL
Creative Director at Poole Advertising LLC, Hannibal, MO
2004 - 2006

Art Director for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
1995 - 2002

Includes: Lead artist and graphic designer overseeing all print
and web production. Corporate identity, branding, image
development and promotion, pre-press and print production.

Freelance Artist
1990 - present

Includes: watercolors, children's book and other illustrations,
architectural renderings, portraiture, graphic design, artist-in-residency programs,
trade show displays and website design and development.

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint)
  • International exhibition in Kinjo, Japan and Bangkok, Thailand
  • Missouri Women Artists 1995 (juried show) - honorable mention
  • University of Missouri Regional Art Show - 4th place overall
  • Boone County Bank Art Exhibition - 1993 - 2000 - 3rd place in Mixed Media 2000
  • Hannibal LaGrange College Regional Show - 1st place in painting, drawing and pastels
  • Northeast Missouri University Regional Show - 1st place in painting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts personal show featuring forty-five pieces of work
  • Artwork accepted in 2005 Quad State Show (Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa)
  • Artwork accepted in 2004 Quincy Art Society Show
Alpha Chi Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Margaret Courter Memorial Award in Art
Lucinda VanMeter Haynie Award in Art
USDA National Excellence Award
Best of Missouri Hands Juried Artist

References available upon request
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