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 CV 

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Education

 

2013-2017                  BFA in Craft | Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) | Portland, OR

2010-2013                  Diploma | Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) | Oak Bluffs, MA


 

Work

 

2014-                           Owner, Metalsmith, Bench Jeweler | Sara Thompson LLC | Vineyard Haven, MA

2014                             Freelancer | MVTimes | Vineyard Haven, MA

2011-2014                  Bench Jeweler | A. E. Kirkpatrick Jewelry Design | Vineyard Haven, MA

2012-2013                  Retail | Vintage Jewelry and Antiques | Vineyard Haven and Edgartown, MA

2011                             Froster | Sweet E’s Cupcakes | Vineyard Haven, MA


 

Apprenticeships and Internships

 

2016                             Studio Intern | Bill Will and LeBrie Rich | Portland, OR

2013-2015                  Bench Jeweler | Kenneth Pillsworth Jewelry | Vineyard Haven, MA

2008-2014                  Bench Jeweler | A. E. Kirkpatrick Jewelry Design | Vineyard Haven, MA

2012-2013                  Teaching Assistant | Crafts and Sculpture Department, MVRHS | Oak Bluffs, MA

Commissions and Collections

 

2018                            Private Collection | 10 vessels and spoons | Edythe Broad | Los Angeles, CA

                                      Private Commission | 100 piece dinner set | Foster Art Projects | International (in progress)

                                      Private Commission | Six sets of sterling silver spoons, bowls, and plates | Archived

                                       in Foster Art Projects | International

                                      Private Collection | Spoons | Dorothy Lemelson | Portland, OR

                                      Private Collection | Lemonade Ladle sterling silver | Robert Duncan | Lincoln, NE

                                      Private Collection | Earth’s Layers nesting bowls | Katherine Koh | Harvard Square, MA

                                      Private Collection | Vessels and spoons | Jill Iscol | New York City, NY

                                      Private Collection | Bowls and Tray | Michael Goldberg | Ohio

2016                            Private Commission | Cast cedar bark cuff and earrings in sterling silver, fused with

                                       24k gold, diamonds set in 14k gold | Art on the Vine Benefit for OCAC | Portland, OR


 

Bibliography

2019                             Jewelry and Metals Survey | SNAG | Early 2019

2018                             Edible Boston CraftBoston Full Page Ad May 2018

                                       Rio Grande | Interview May Newsletter May 2018

                                       Vineyard Style Magazine Interview | Summer May 2018

                                       American Craft Magazine | Profile | October/November 2018 | Vol. 78 Issue 5

2017                             MV Magazine | Artist Profile | Home and Garden | Fall 2017

2016                             Dressed MV Magazine |  Work featured | Holiday Issue 2016 | Vol. 3. No. 6.

                                       Dressed MV Magazine | Interview | June Issue 2016 | Vol. 3. No. 1.

                                       MVTimes | Featured Artist | A&E | June 2016

2014                             Martha’s Vineyard Arts & Ideas Magazine | Featured artist | Early Summer | No. 7.

                                       MVTimes | Featured Artist | On-Island | July

                                       MVTimes | Interview | A&E | January 2014

2013                             MVTimes | Interview | On-Island | July 2013


 

Group Exhibitions

2019                              American Craft Council Show | St. Paul, MN | (catalog)

                                       The 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show | Washington, D.C. | (catalog)

                                       American Craft Council Show | San, Francisco, CA | (catalog)

2018                             American Craft Council Show | Baltimore, MD | (award, new artist, catalog)

                                       CraftBoston Spring | Boston, MA | (new artist)

                                       The 36th Smithsonian Craft Show | Washington D.C. | (new artist)

                                       American Craft Council Show | San Francisco, CA | (new artist)

                                      The 34th Annual American Craft Exposition | Chicago, IL | (canceled)

                                       Academy Craft Show | Easton MD | (canceled)

                                      The 42nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Philadelphia, PA | (new artist)

                                       Art Providence Holiday Show | Providence RI | (canceled)

                                       CraftBoston Holiday | Boston, MA | (award, new artist, planned)

                                       Northwest Passage Show Alchemy Jewelry Portland, OR

2017                             The 33rd Annual American Craft Exposition | Chicago, IL | (Emerging Artist, catalog)

                                       Fulcrum | OCAC BFA Thesis Exhibition | Portland, OR (catalog)

                                       BFA Thesis Exhibition Week 2 | Hoffman Gallery | Portland, OR

                                       Art on the Vine Preview Exhibition | Hoffman Gallery | Portland, OR (catalog)

                                       OCAC Student Juried Show | Mt. Hood Community College | Gresham, OR

2016                             OCAC Juried Student Exhibition | Hoffman Gallery | Portland, OR

                                       Pop-Up Show: Sara Thompson | Tesori | Edgartown, MA (solo show)

                                       OCAC 23rd Annual Tea Party | OCAC | Portland, OR

2015                             OCAC Metals Department Exhibition | Hoffman Gallery | Portland, OR

                                       30 Under 30 | Virginia Weston Besse Gallery | Oak Bluffs, MA (catalog)

2014                             OCAC Metals Department Exhibition | Hoffman Gallery | Portland, OR

2013                             MVAA Student Scholarship Winners Show | Old Sculpin Gallery | Edgartown, MA


 

Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

 

2018                             Award of Excellence | American Craft Council | Baltimore, MD

                                       Award of Distinction in Metal | CraftBoston Holiday | Boston, MA

2016                             Commitment to Craft Scholarship | Portland, OR

                                     Elmer Hobson DeLoura Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Lumina/Darrell College Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Mary D. Coles Foundation Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       May George’s Metals Scholarship | Portland, OR

                                       May George’s Metals Award | Portland, OR

                                       OCAC Need Grant | Portland, OR

                                      OCAC President’s Scholarship | Portland, OR

                                       Pell Grant | Portland, OR

2015                             Elmer Hobson DeLoura Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Lumina/Darrell College Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Mary D. Coles Foundation Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       OCAC Need Grant | Portland, OR

                                       OCAC President’s Scholarship | Portland, OR

                                       Pell Grant | Portland, OR

2014                             Lumina/Darrell College Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Mary D. Coles Foundation Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       OCAC Need Grant | Portland, OR

                                       OCAC President’s Scholarship | Portland, OR

                                       Pell Grant | Portland, OR

2013                             Elmer Hobson DeLoura Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Holy Ghosts Association Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Honorable Mention | Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards | Boston, MA

                                       Hutker Architects Design Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Lumina/Darrell College Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Martha’s Vineyard Art Association Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       Mary D. Coles Foundation Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

                                       OCAC Need Grant | Portland, OR

                                       OCAC President’s Scholarship | Portland, OR

                                       Pell Grant | Portland, OR

                                       Silver Key Award | Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards | Boston, MA

                                       Vineyard Craftsmen and Vineyard Artisans Scholarship | Oak Bluffs, MA

2012                             Honorable Mention | Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards | Boston, MA