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Sarah Adam

Fine Ar t H Illustration H Design

Painting Catalog 2011

270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

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Sarah Adam

Fine Ar t H Illustration H Design

270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

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I am both a painter and an illustrator. While both disciplines offer distinctions in style and setting, I could not have one without the other. Painting offers access to another realm of interpretation, one that goes by a separate set of rules which I have established for myself. As an abstract expressionist painter, I utilize acrylic as my main medium, occasionally incorporating found objects and working on found surfaces. My painted work is separated into two series at the present– ‘Typewriter Dreams’ and ‘Silhouette Landscapes’. The ‘Typewriter’ series focuses on playful use of bright color and energetic brush and knife strokes, as well as the use of stamps to create patterns of letterforms. Incorporation of found objects encourages the mischievous nature of the work, allowing the viewer to soak in the tactile intensity of the pieces and create their own conclusions of what they see. Moving away from the frenzy of the typewriter series, the ‘Silhouette’ series strives to establish a calm, static milieu for its mundane, everyday subjects. Power lines, telephone poles, iron bridges and shrubbery objects a painter would ordinarily edit out of the picture are showcased in stark clarity against robust blue or turbulent grey skies. As a commuter, these views were my constant. It wasn’t long before the roadside monotony came to serve as my inspiration.


Sarah Adam

270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

Fine Ar t H Illustration H Design

Education

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BFA, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Magna Cum Laude, 2004 AS, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA, 2001

Classes/Workshops Non-Credit Workshop: LLART 29 - ‘Web Site 101: Designing for the Internet with Dreamweaver,’ UMass Amherst, 2007 Workshop: ART47 - ‘Making Your Way as an Artist,’ UMass Amherst, 2006

Honors/Awards Art contest winner, mug design for WFCR (National Public Radio Western New England) fundraiser, 2008 Academic Achievement Honors (Visual Design) 2003 Dean’s List Honors, Mount Wachusett CC 1999-01

Affiliations Orange Arts Council Member, Town of Orange, 1999, 2009

Art Studio Volunteer, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 2007-09

Juried 2010 – Selected works, Burnett Gallery, Jones Library, Amherst, MA Exhibitions 2009 – ‘Landscape: Scene and Unseen’ Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA 2009 – Selected works, Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA 2007 – ‘Works on Paper,’ Northampton Center for the Arts,

Solo 2010 – Selected works, The Siren Cafe, Greenfield, MA Exhibitions 2010 – Silhouette Landscapes, Weathervane Music Hall, Brattleboro, VT

2009 – Silhouette Landscapes, Flat Street Brew Pub, Brattleboro, VT 2008 – Selected works, Deja Brew Pub, Wendell, MA 2008 – Selected works, Bart’s Café, Greenfield, MA 2008 – Selected works, Leverett Public Library, Leverett, MA 2008 – Selected works, Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, MA 2007 – Bold Spring: Late Winter Paintings, Green Fields Market, Greenfield, MA 2007, 2005 – Selected works, Café Koko, Greenfield, MA 2006 – The Ex-Patriot, The Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield, MA 2006 – Jeweled Landscapes, Greenfield Community College Downtown Center, Greenfield, MA

Group 2009 – Open House, Orange Innovation Center, Orange, MA Exhibitions 2008 – Accounts of Events: Narrative Works by Connecticut Valley Artists, GCC Downtown Center, Greenfield, MA 2006 – Members Exhibition, Goodlander Gallery, Easthampton, MA 2005 – Members Exhibition, Gallery 267, Greenfield, MA 2004 – University of Massachusetts Senior Illustration Thesis Exhibition, New Bedford, MA 2003 – University of Massachusetts Junior Painting Exhibition, North Dartmouth, MA

Self-Organized 2009 – Over Many Skies, Orange Innovation Center, Orange, MA Exhibitions 2007 – Illustration, Comics & Design, Greenfield, MA

2007 – Crashin’ at Sarah’s, Greenfield, MA 2007 – Spring Anew: Arts & Artisans Show, Greenfield, MA 2006 – Open House & Studio, Greenfield, MA 2001 – Relief and Soul Collages, Haley’s Antiques Gallery, Orange MA

Art Festivals/Events 2009 – North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival, Orange, MA

2009 – Artists Windows Exhibits (AWE Project), Greenfield, MA 2008 – Fourth Annual Pittsfield Art Show, Pittsfield, MA

Selected 2010 – Illustration and design for ‘Color the Rainbow Bridge’ Coloring Activity Book, and ‘Helping Children with Pet Loss’, published by White Rose Pet Memorial Services, Brattleboro, VT Commissions

2010 – Logo design, Pioneer Valley News, Greenfield, MA 2009 – Illustrations for ‘RPG: Role Playing Girl’, self-published by author, Northampton, MA 2008 – Coloring book illustration for ‘Abby In Vermont,’ published by Howard Printing Inc., Brattleboro, VT 2008 – Picture book illustration for ‘The Tree in the Village,’ self published by author, New Salem, MA 2006-09 – Promotional illustration and design for the Franklin County Community Meals Program, Orange, MA 2006, 2008 – Donated Art, ‘The Illustrated Chair’, Painted Bird House fundraisers, Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, MA 2006-08 – Promotional illustration for ‘Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers’ television program, New Bedford, MA 2006 – Donated art, Bottle of Bread fundraiser, Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield, MA 2005-07 – Illustration and design for The Recorder Newspaper, Greenfield, MA 2005 – Picture book illustrations for ‘Bedtime Stories,’ Athol-Orange Public Access Television, Athol, MA 2005 – Hand-painted sidewalk sign for Candylicious candy shop, Greenfield, MA 2005 – Donated illustration and design for Juvenile Diabetes Benefit, New Bedford, MA 2001 – Promotional illustration and design for Deans Beans Coffee Co., Orange, MA


Sarah Adam

270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

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1. Turners Falls Bridge I Acrylic on masonite 24 x 36” 2009 $200 2. Turners Falls Bridge II Acrylic on masonite 24 x 24” 2009 $100 3. Bridge Vine Acrylic on wood 24 x 24” 2009 $100 4. Utility Pole II Acrylic on masonite 24 x 48” 2009 $200


Sarah Adam

270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

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5. 5. Branches in Photopollution Acrylic on wood 24 x 24” 2009 $100 6. Branch in Headlights Acrylic on masonite 24 x 48” 2009 $200 7. VT River Acrylic on foamcore 30 x 40” 2009 $200 8. VT Bridge Acrylic on foamcore 30 x 40” 2009 $200 7.

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Sarah Adam

270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

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11. 9. Red Trees (Triptych) Acrylic on wood 3’ x 60” 2007 $500 10. Tree Veins Acrylic on masonite 8 x 20” 2007 $100 11. Winter Branches (Diptych) Acrylic on masonite 20 x 20” 2007 $150


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270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

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12. Surfboard Acrylic on wood 13 x 48” 2009 $200 13. Rushing Stream Acrylic on masonite 18 x 40” 2008 $200 14. Red Autumn Acrylic on masonite 8 x 20” 2008 $200

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270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

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15. Typewriter Dreams I Acrylic on canvas 10 x 14” 2000 $100 16. Typewriter Dreams II Acrylic on canvas 8 x 16” 2000 $100 17. Queen Acrylic & mixed media on canvas 5 x 5” 2000 $30 18. Sex Acrylic & mixed media on canvas 5 x 5” 2009 $30 19. Cerveza Acrylic on mixed media 6 x 7” 2009 $30


Sarah Adam

270 Western Avenue, Apt. 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301 978.906.1306 sarah@madsahara.com

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20. Spring Melted Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24” 2007 $100 21. Cosmic Thing Acrylic on canvas 18 x 40” 2008 $80


Sarah Adam Painting Catalog 2011