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 College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she graduated magna cum laude and earned a BFA in 1994.
Sarah has been juried into over 20 shows and been a requested contributor for two invitational shows. She has won most recently a Recognition Award from The Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts. She is currently represented by One Gallery and Banyan Gallery in Hilo, Hawaii. Sarah also has work in the permanent collection of Calvin College and the Honolulu Museum.
Because of her interest in patina Sarah 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 Hawaii where she lives as well as an interest in imaginative abstract work.
Sarah volunteers her time at local schools teaching painting and printmaking workshops. Ten percent of all proceeds from her art sales benefit charitable causes, in 2019 and 2020 to Charity Water.
~Recognition Award from The Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts 2019
~ Selected for Portals, Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Hawaii April, 2019
~Honorable Mention for "Little Bird in a Wild World," Hawaii Nei, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawaii, November 2018
~Honorable Mention First Annual Art2Life Academy juried by Donna Seager, October, 2017
~Birds of the Park Invitational Exhibit, Volcano Art Center, Volcano Hawaii, 2018
~Midsummer Art Celebration, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawaii, 2018
~Recognition Award, Volcano Art Center, 2017
~Second Place for "Wild Boar," Imagine Juried Show, Hilo, Hawaii, 2017
~Published in Cloudsong, a collaborative music and art show inspired by clouds, 2016
~People's Choice Award for "Go with the Flow" Collaborative art exhibit, August, 2015
~ Selected for the first Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Juried Invitational Show, "Through Artist's Eyes," April, 2015
~ Chosen for Hawaii Nei, juried art competition, Walioa Center, Hawaii, 2014
~ Represented by Banyan Gallery, Hilo, Hawaii, 2014
~ Represented by One Gallery, Hilo, Hawaii, 2013
~ Honorable Mention 4th Biennial juried "Abstract Only" Exhibition,Wailoa Center, Hilo Hawaii, August, 2012
~ Selected for Calvin College Alumni Juried PaintingExhibition,Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2012
~ Hawaii Volcano Observatory’s 100th Anniversary juried show, January,EHCC, Hilo, Hawaii, 2012
~ Honorable Mention Award, Hawai’i Nei Celebrating Native Species, Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI, August, 2011
~ Third Place Award, E Komo Mai juried competition, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawaii, November, 2010
~ Hawai’i Nei juried competition, Volcano Art Center, Volcano, Hawaii, June, 2010
~ Art Open House, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June, 2008
~ Honorable Mention, East Hawai’i Cultural Center Spring Arts Festival, Hilo, Hawaii, April, 2007
~ Jurors Award, East Hawai’i Cultural Center Fall Arts Festival, Hilo, HI recognition by the State of Hawai’i, 2007
~ Portifino Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September, 2005
~ Matrix Gallery Exhibit, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2004
~ 55th Juried Competition, Sioux City Art Center, Iowa, 1999
~ Shubui Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995
~ Senior Art Exhibition, Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1994
~ Edgar G. Boeve Art Scholarship, 1993-1994
~ Pat Snyder Verduin Art Scholarship, 1992-1993
~BFA Calvin College, 1994
~CVP Creative Visionary Program, Nicholas Wilton, 2017