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Selected Awards

Recognition and Purchase Award from The Hawai'i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, 2022


~Honorable Mention Time that Came Before the Time that Follows, Firehouse Gallery July 2022


~Honorable Mention  Manu-o-ku Show Me the Way

Wailoa Center 2021 


Recognition and Purchase Award from The Hawai'i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, 2019

Honorable Mention Little Bird in Wild World, Hawaii Nei, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawai'i, November, 2018

Honorable Mention for How They Left the Island First Annual Art2Life Academy International Show juried by Donna Seager, October, 2018

Recognition Award, Volcano Art Center, 2017

Second Place Wild Boar, Imagine Juried Show, Hilo, Hawai'i, 2017

People's Choice Award Go with the Flow Collaborative Art Exhibit, August, 2015

~ Honorable Mention 4th Biennial Abstract Only Exhibition, Wailoa Center, Hilo Hawai'i, August, 2012

~ Honorable Mention Hawai’i Nei Celebrating Native Species, Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI, August, 2011 

~ Third Place Award, E Komo Mai juried competition, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawai'i, November, 2010 

Honorable Mention, East Hawai’i Cultural Center Spring Arts Festival, Hilo, Hawai'i, April, 2007 

~ Jurors Award, East Hawai’i Cultural Center Fall Arts Festival, Hilo, HI, recognition by the State of Hawai’i,  2007 

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Selected Exhibition History

~ Huaka'i, Journey, Firehouse Gallery juried by Stephen Freedman and Philippe F. Nault, July 2022


~MidSummer Art Celebration, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawai'i, June 2021


~ Firehouse Gallery Freedom Celebration, Waimea, Hawai'i'i August 2021 


~ Celebration of Hawaii Invitational Show, Viewpoints Gallery, Maui, Hawai'i, 2021


~ Front Porch Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition juried by Maria Mingalone, Carlsbad, California, August, 2020

~ Through the Eyes of Artists Invitational Mural Project, Viewpoints Gallery Maui, Hawai'i, June, 2020

~ 10th Annual Maui Open Studios, 2020

~ Portals Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Hawai'i, April, 2019

~ Hawai'i Nei Native Species juried competition Wailoa Center Hilo, Hawai'i, November, 2018

~ Juried into the First Annual International Art2Life Academy Show, juried by Donna Seager, 2018

~ Birds of the Park Invitational Exhibit, Volcano Art Center, Hawai'i, 2018

~ MidSummer Art Celebration, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawai'i, 2018


~ Selected for Juried Art Show, Volcano Art Center, 2017

~ Imagine Juried Show, Hilo, Hawai'i, 2017


~ Selected for the first Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Juried Invitational Show, Through Artist's Eyes April, 2015


~ Hawai'i Nei, juried art competition, Walioa Center, Hawai'i, 2014 

~ 4th Biennial juried Abstract Only Exhibition, Wailoa Center, Hilo Hawai'i, August, 2012

~ Calvin University Alumni Juried Painting Exhibition, Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2012

~ Hawai'i Volcano Observatory’s 100th Anniversary juried show, January, East Hawai'i Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawai'i, 2012

~ Selected for Hawai’i Nei Celebrating Native Species, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawai'i, August, 2011 

~ E Komo Mai Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawai'i, November, 2010 

~ East Hawai’i Cultural Center juried Spring Arts Festival, Hilo, Hawaii, April, 2007 



Published in the December 2019 issue of Still Points Quarterly, "Phenomenol Women."

Published in Cloudsong, a collaborative music and art show inspired by clouds, 2016

Current Gallery Representation

~Viewpoints Gallery, 3620 Baldwin Ave # 101, Makawao, Hawai'i, 96768



~Banyan Gallery, 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hawai'i, 96720 


~One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Hawai'i, 96720





~Immersion Surface Pattern Design, Bonnie Christine, 2022


~ Language of Design, Mark Eanes, 2021

~ CVP Creative Visionary Program, Nicholas Wilton, 2017

BFA, Calvin College, 1994



For 98 years only boys were born in the Taylor family until Sarah broke tradition and entered the scene in the 1970's near Detroit, Michigan. 

Sarah was co-chair of the Visual Arts Guild at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she graduated magna cum laude and earned a BFA in 1994. She relocated to Hawai'i Island, homeschooled her 2 children, started an aquaponic farm, raised flocks of chickens, and always kept a hand in art. She has painted with acrylic and oils, made stained glass, worked with encaustic, Japanese bookbinding, printmaking, hand made papers, zentangle, and taught free classes at the local schools.

Sarah's award winning work has been juried into over 25 shows, recognized by the Hawai'i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, and purchased by the permanent collection of Calvin University and the Honolulu Museum of Art. It can be found in private collections around the world.

Because of her interest in patina she prefers working on wood panels with acrylic paint, collage, and other elements that can be distressed. She has an enduring desire to showcase the diverse and unique aspects of Hawai'i as well as an interest in imaginative abstract work. 


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