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Sarah Ernst

Born 1981, Gillette Wyoming

Lives and Works in Fredericksburg, VA


sernstart@gmail.com



EDUCATION


Lesley University, Cambridge, MA — Master of Fine Arts

January 2017 - PRESENT (Estimated graduation: January 2019)

Visual arts with focus on critical thinking, community involvement, curatorial practices, and professional skills

University Of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA — Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies, Studio Art

July 2008-May 2010

Visual arts with focus on painting, textiles, and sculpture


AWARDS

2015: In The Light National Exhibit: Juried by BJ Kocen and Jennifer Glave, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, Second place

June 2015 Regional Exhibit: Juried by Joseph DiBella, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, Second place

2015: Uniquely Fredericksburg: Juried by JeanAnn Dabb, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA, First place

2015:  Celebrate Color and Form National Exhibit: Juried by Margery E. Goldberg, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, Honorable mention

June 2013 Regional Exhibit: Juried by Jon McMillan, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, First place

2010: Annual University of Mary Washington Juried Show: duPont Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA, Department Award Textile Design, First place

2010: Annual University of Mary Washington Juried Show: duPont Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA, Department Award Painting, Honorable mention



Scholarships:

Polly Updegraph Champ ‘61 Scholarship

Thea K Viadero ‘98 Scholarship

Virginia Military Spouse Scholarship

Lesley University Dean’s Merit Scholarship


Selected Exhibitions:

2017: Bilocular: VanDernoot Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2017: Sarah Lapp at The Sunken Well, Fredericksburg, VA

2015: Sarah Lapp at Morin Gallery Satellite, Orange, VA

2015: In The Light National Exhibit: Juried by BJ Kocen and Jennifer Glave, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2015: June 2015 Regional Exhibit: Juried by Joseph DiBella, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2015: Uniquely Fredericksburg: Juried by JeanAnn Dabb, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA

2015: Celebrate Color and Form National Exhibit: Juried by Margery E. Goldberg, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2013: Slice of Life: Juried by Linus Galleries, Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA

2013: Summer Juried Show: Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2013: June 2013 Regional Exhibit: Juried by Jon McMillan, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2011: Summer Juried Show: Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2011: Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature: Juried by Alison Gass, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2010: Annual University of Mary Washington Juried Show: duPont Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA


Public Collections:

Dominion Power

Other Experience:

Artist in Residency: Arts Habitat, Seaside, California, 2010-2011

Board of Directors: Arts Equity, Monterey, California, 2011-2012