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ART BY SBH
Sarah B. Heck

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Sarah Heck

 

Birmingham, AL

818.219.8816

www.sbhgallery.art

sarah@sbhgallery.art

https://instagram.com/artbysbh

Skills

 

Self taught watercolorist. Paints traditional watercolor on paper and untraditionally on canvas.

Many of the paintings on paper are painted en plein air. Canvas paintings are painted intuitively

and thoroughly sealed making them archival without the need of glass frames.

Experience

 

University of Alabama / Guest Lecturer

November 2021, Tuscaloosa, AL

Guest lecturer in an undergraduate 3D Poetry Class at the University of Alabama.

Lecture included the basic skills of watercolor, discussion on the similar properties of

visual art and descriptive poetry, and the impact of meditative music on creative flow.

The students were then given time to be present with the medium and paint intuitively with selected music.

Jefferson County School School District / Guest Art Teacher  

March 2022 to present - Jefferson County, AL

Volunteer watercolor class instructor within school systems consisting primarily of marginalized people groups.

Teaching basic watercolor techniques, how to value and express one's own creative voice, and respect other’s

creative process and expression. 

Artists Incorporated Gallery / Lead Artist

January 2022 - Current, Leeds, AL

Manage customer service, sales, and gallery design on a part time basis.

Exhibitions

 

Beauty From Ashes Exhibition / Group Exhibition

April 2023,  Birmingham, AL

Contemplative poetry, music, ceramics and sculptures in response to

the letter Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote from a Birmingham jail 60 years prior.

Watercolor Society of Alabama / Member Showcase

September - November 2023,  Talledaga, AL

Juried group exhibition.

 

Vestavia Hills Art Council / Artstober

October 2023, Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Personally invited by the curator to attend the group show.

 

Sacred Gallery / Solo Exhibition

January 2024, Sacred Gallery, First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Invited by the Sacred Gallery’s Coordinator to present a solo exhibition for the month of January.

Juried Shows

 

Art in the Village / Mountain Brook Art Association

May 2023, Mountain Brook, Alabama

 

Bluff Park Art Show / Bluff Park Art Association

October 2023, Bluff Park, Alabama

 

Moss Rock Festival / Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections

November 2023, Hoover, Alabama

 

Christkindlmarket / Arts Huntsville

December 2023, Huntsville, Alabama

 

Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival / Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival

March 2024, Fairhope, Alabama

 

One of a Kind Art Show and Sale / The Mart

April 2024, Chicago, Illinois

 

Art in the Village / Mountain Brook Art Association

May 2024, Mountain Brook, Alabama

 

Marietta Art in the Park / Marietta Art in the Park

August  2024, Marietta, Georgia

 

Roswell Arts Festival / Roswell Recreation Association

September 2024,  Roswell, Georgia

 

The Inaugural West Loop Boutique Contemporary Art Expo/ Gourmet Expos, Inc.

February 2024, Chicago, Illinois


 

Awards

 

People’s Choice Award / Artist Incorporated Gallery Art Walk

April 2022, Leeds, Alabama

 

Best in Show / Semi Professional Division / Mountain Brook Art Association, Art in the Village

May 2023, Mountain Brook, Alabama

 

Best in Show / Professional Division / Mountain Brook Art Association, Art in the Village

May 2024, Mountain Brook, Alabama


 

Press

 

Featured artist / Mountain Brook Art Association

March 2023, Mountain Brook, Alabama

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