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Biography

Sharing an enthusiastic love of animals is the goal of every piece of art Sarah Crumb creates. Sarah’s work utilizes a loose, illustrative and impressionistic style, defined by bold color combinations, and whimsical compositions. Her pieces bring a smile to the viewer’s face, and connects them to nature in a new way.

She has received recognition for her work from the Puget Sound Bird Fest where her painting Black Oystercatchers won their annual poster contest in 2019. She was also awarded the ADG Award for her painting Red-lored Parrot as part of Tsuga Gallery’s Chroma 2019 exhibit. Her work has also been featured in advertisements for group shows at Parklane Gallery and Gallery North. She has created art pieces for several private commissions, and her work is held by private collections throughout the United States.

Sarah received her BA in Art History from the University of Washington, and her MA in Zoology, with a focus on connecting children to nature through arts-based activities from a partner program between Woodland Park Zoo and Miami University. She has been an artist since she was a small child, has worked with waterfowl and the education department at Woodland Park Zoo, and has taught children’s art classes at Cloud 9 Art School. She is a lifelong Washington State resident, and currently lives in Bothell, WA. 

Artist Resume

SARAH J CRUMB

EDUCATION

2001      BA in Art History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2015      MA in Zoology, Miami University Advanced Inquiry Program, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA

AWARDS

2019     Puget Sound Bird Fest, Edmonds, WA, Winner, Poster Art Contest

2019    Chroma, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, Bothell, WA, Winner, ADG Award

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020    Small Works, Gallery North, Edmonds, WA

2019     6×6, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Shoreline, WA

2019    Visual Storytelling: The Art of Narrative Painting, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, Bothell, WA

2019    Art of the Garden, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

2019    Yours Truly Launch Event, Cascadia College, Bothell, WA

2019    Pacific Regent Invitational Show, Bellevue, WA

2019    Small Works, Gallery North, Edmonds, WA

2019    Pets on Parade, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

2019    Share the Love, Seattle ReCreative, Seattle, WA

2018    Sip and Stroll Art Walk, Molbak’s, Woodinville, WA

2018    6×6, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Shoreline, WA

2018    All Creatures Great and Small, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2017    Shoreline Arts Festival, Shoreline, WA

2017    Cloud 9 Art School Ongoing Instructor’s Display, Bothell, WA

COMMISSIONS

2019     Private Commission, Port Orchard, WA

2018.    Private Commission, Bothell, WA

2018     Private Commission, Port Orchard, WA

2018      Private Commission, Woodinville, WA

2018      Private Commission, Cambridge, MN

2018     Private Commission, Gig Harbor, WA

COLLECTIONS

2018      Private Collection, Shalimar, FL

2018      Private Collection, Seattle, WA

2018      Private Collection, Bothell, WA

2018      Private Collection, Kirkland, WA

2018      Private Collection, Spanaway, WA

2018      Private Collection, Antananarivo, Madagascar

PRINT MEDIA

Puget Sound Bird Fest, event poster, Edmonds, WA, 2019.

Yours Truly, Cascadia College creative arts publication, Bothell, WA, June 2019. 9, 26.

Gallery North: Small Works, exhibition announcement postcard, Edmonds, WA, 2019.

Parklane Gallery: All Creatures Great and Small, exhibition announcement postcard, Kirkland, WA, 2018.

The Seattle Times: WeekendPlus, exhibition announcement with image, Seattle, WA, Sept. 14, 2018. 13.

Get Qurious: Island Crafts, augmented reality educational product illustrations, 2018.

Get Qurious: Arctic Crafts, augmented reality educational product illustrations, 2018.

Get Qurious: Conservation Crafts, augmented reality educational product illustrations, 2018.

ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 – 2019       Youth Art Instructor, Cloud 9 Art School, Bothell, WA

2010 – 2020       Art Docent, Northshore School District, Bothell, WA

Artist Statement

Sharing an enthusiastic love of animals is the goal of every piece of art I create. Whether it is through a detailed and realistic watercolor painting of an American Crow, or a quick ink and wash sketch while at the zoo, I aim to depict animals in an accurate and captivating manner. I enjoy painting playful and interesting characters, often placed in unconventional settings. My pieces bring a smile to the viewer’s face, and connects them to nature in a new way.