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Sarah Barnhart-Fields

5701 Edgewood Dr
Algonquin, IL 60102, U.S.A.
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Phone: 847-458-1077     Fax: 847-458-1078

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5701 Edgewood Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 458-1077
studio (224) 388-4106
FAX (847) 458-1078
·         School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1959-1961
·         Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1957-1959
·         College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
                2012   Anxious Object:  Masterpiece or Junk? Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
                2012   Form in Flora,  Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
                2012   Facemask,  33Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL
                2009   Group Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
                2008   The Artist Project, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois
1997    Dwelling, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois
1995    Evolving Housescapes, Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois (Solo Show)
1994     A Passionate Perspective, Francis and June Spiezer Collection of Art, 
Rockford Museum, Rockford, Illinois
 1993   Scapes with House, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (Solo Show)
1992    Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Columbia
1992     Installation, Harold Washington College, Chicago, Illinois
1991    Hanging with Artemisia, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1991    Housescapes, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (Solo Show)
1991    Group Show, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1990    18 Artists, 18 Major Works, 1800 N. Clybourn, Chicago, Illinois
1990    For the Birds, Wustum Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
1990    New Works, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (Solo Show)
1989    Two Views/Spaces, CO-OP Gallery, Evanston Art Center, Evanston,
1988    Disparate Elements, Hyde Park Art Center, Hyde Park, Illinois
1987     Alice and Arthur Baer Art Competition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago,
1987     Mama and Herealism, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Artemisia
Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1984    Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
1983    Off the Loom, Centennial Gallery, Augustana College, Rock Island,
1982    Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
·         From 1970 to 1980 I was a professional Portrait Artist with approximately 1500 portrait commissions.
·         Represented by Portraits Chicago
·         Lake County Art League, Juror, Spring Show, Waukegan, Illinois 1978
·         College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, Instructor, Portrait Drawing 1976, 1977
            Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
            Francis and June Spiezer, Northbrook, Illinois
            College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
1984    Best of Show, Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
1983    College of Lake County Foundation Purchase Award, Recent Works on Paper,
           College of Lake County, Grayslake Illinois
Every piece I make is a self-portrait.  I understand myself and the world a little better with each completed piece.  My work s very truthful whereas my words may or may not speak the truth.  It seems to me more often than not words cloud the truth.
I have been doing sculpture with found and discarded materials for only about 5 years; most of my life I was painting.  In a barn close to my studion there are lots of old rusty farm tools and parts of farm equipmeht.  I take an old shovel and think now what can I do to this tool to make it a unique piece.  What can I take away from it, add to it; how can I manipulate it to make it an expression of who I am yet still retain its "shovelness".  I want to push the boundaries of this shovel as far as I can.  When you, the viewer, look at my completed piece you see a part of me and a prt of yourself and we are connected.
Combining my shovel or other tool with found objects/materials and finding their hidden relationships which together creat a work of art is about as close to magic as I will ever get.
Sarah Barnhart Fields