Artist’s Statement: the process of creating art keeps me grounded, stops time, knows no bounds, ideas become tangible and filled with light, while I learn, explore and experiment. I am most happy when I am creating.
Current areas of focus: Glass Casting/Fusing; Feltmaking; Photography
Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, focus on photography, printmaking and graphic design, 1994
Elementary Art School Teacher in Deland, FL, 2001-2004
Owner of Sara Hitchcock’s School of Art in Oshkosh, WI, teaching classes in many mediums to children and adults, 1994-2001.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Sesquicentennial Exhibition – juried exhibit for past alumni and staff, November 2021.
A Place to Hold, an Invitational to participant in a group printmaking project. The prints were exhibited in Art Space Collective in Oshkosh, WI and several other galleries in the state, 2019.
Art Space Collective Past Members Invitational exhibit, 2016.
Recent Awards/ Contests:
Annual participant in the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, Home Arts and Art Exhibits. Most notable awards:
Champion Ribbon for Pate de Verre vase with inclusions – August 2021
Champion Ribbon for Felted Basket – August 2021
1st Place for Felting – Nuno Felted Vest with Floral design – August 2021
Best of Felting Champion Ribbon for felted scarf with hand-made glass bead embellishment August 2017
Judges Choice Award for a photo of a black and white water and dramatic sky photo 2016
Champion Ribbon for a Pysanky Dyed Egg 2015
Many other 1st place ribbons for photography, fiber arts, ceramics, and fused glass. From 2010 to present.
Member of Artists and Makers in Rockville, MD, studio participant, July 2021 – Present
Member of the NEFG 2020 to present
Member of Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, 2008
Member of Art Space Collective in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a juried art cooperative. Each member had an Annual Exhibit plus an annual all-members themed show. 1994-2001.
Participant in classes at Corning Glass Museum and Studio in Corning, NY. January 2020 – Present.
Participant in Maryland Sheep and Wool fiber classes and Carolina Fiber Festival classes, 2008 – Present.
Participant in glass making classes at Weisser Glass Studio in Kensington, MD, 2016 – Present.
Participant in various art classes at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 2004-2012