2 0 2 1 - 2 0 2 2   E X H I B I T S

C O M I N G  I N  N O V E M B E R  2 0 2 1 :  

Compass: Two Painters Look At Landscape
, Sara Post + Sandy Delehanty


November 9- December 3, Sparrow Gallery 1021 R Street Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95811 
916-639-0436, info@sparrowgallerysacramento.com



A N D  I N  M A R C H  2 0 2 2 

Habitat: Landscape and Architecture, Sara Post paintings, Thomas Post sculpture, Dolphin Gallery,
Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA

C U R R E N T


Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Gateway Art Center,  March 19-May 31, exhibit travels to Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park in Fall of 2021 https://www.yosemiterenaissance.org/yosemite-renaissance-36

A U G U S T  2 0 2 1

(re)Building, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, July 13-31, reception Julyy 15, juried by Jerry McLaughlin

Hierarchy, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA, July 22-August21, reception August 13, juried by Elena Gross

American Women Artists, Lifting The Sky, 2021 National Online Show, May 20-August 21 https://americanwomenartists.org/exhibition/2021-lifting-the-sky/




S A R A  P O S T 

Abstract painting and drawing are a visual way of thinking, concentrated and challenging. Working with abstraction invites me to be firmly in the world, with all its beauty and ambiguity. These visual narratives are based not in words, but in feelings. I an concerned with wha is in front of my eyes each day. I am committed to recording, as closely as possible, the direct experience of living in the real world and the practice of deconstruction to explore what life is made of.


B I O G R A P H Y

Sara Post, American abstract painter, was born in Dallas, Texas. She lived with her grandmother, a writer and poet who was almost completely deaf. Childhood was marked by silent spaces. An early visual memory focuses on the convent grounds across the street, airy space, leafy green towering trees. Her great uncle, a newspaper man, kept her supplied with stacks of newsprint pads and ballpoint pens from the Dallas Morning News. With those materials, she drew everything.

Post traveled to London after completing a degree in English and art at Southern Methodist University. She worked briefly at a pottery in Chelsea, returning to the U.S. to study ceramics in Don Bendel's innovative process centered program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. After completing graduate studies, she and her husband, artist Thomas Post, moved to Davis, California where they opened a studio pottery and reared their two daughters.

Sara Post began her art career in 1981. Her ceramic wall pieces were recognized for their innovative color and painterly abstract imagery. Her work was exhibited and sold at local and national venues including the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian. Public commissions followed, from large single works to whole floor installations. In 2008, she rediscovered drawing and printmaking during a residency in Italy at Il Bisonte press in Florence.  Those activities led to experiments with mixed media painting, using collage, oil paint and cold wax medium.

Post currently maintains a studio, Art 26 in downtown Davis. Her paintings are known for beautiful, complex, abstract surfaces. She exhibits widely and teaches adult workshops in abstract painting and drawing at art centers and studios nationally. She is represented by Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento, California and Sager-Braudis Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

 

C V                    

Solo Exhibits

2020

This Is Not A Dream, 
The Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2019

Other Places, Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA

2018

Weather, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2017

Shoreline, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Home + The World, International House, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 
Looking Around, Bresnick-Holmes Gallery, Winters, CA

2016

North Coast, Art 26, Davis, CA

2010

Ink, Paper, Wax, Latitudes, Auburn, CA

Juried / Invitational

2021

(re)Building, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Jerry McLaughlin, juror
Hierarchy, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA, Elena Gross, juror
New Year, New Directions, The Pence Gallery, Davis CA, invitational
Lifting The Sky, American Women Artists 2021 National Online Juried Show 
Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Gateway Art Center/Yosemite Museum, private jury, Yosemite National Park, CA

2020

Slice: A Selection of Regional Art
, Hearne Pardee, juror, Pence Gallery, Davis CA
Small Works, Sager-Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO

2019

Content Matters, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Jack Fischer, juror
Yellow/Yellow, Orangeland Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Candace Loheed, juror
The March Show, Sager-Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO, invitational
Coastal, Downtown Art Works, San Rafael, CA, Elia Haworth, juror

2017

Bluets: To Fall Under A Spell, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA, Jack Fischer, juror
Wax, Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA, invitationalWomen In The Abstract, Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA, invitational

2016

Fall National Exhibit, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Susan Snyder, juror
Slice: A Selection of Regional Art, Pence Gallery, Davis CA, DeWitt Cheng, juror

2015

Material Worlds: Sixteen Artists + Their Materials, Davis Arts Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA, invitational
California Fine Arts, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA merit award for 2D work, Selected Five Best of Show

2014

Winter’s Tales: 23 Artists Interpret The Season, The Artery Gallery, Davis, CASlice: A Survey of Regional Art, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, Carrie Lederer, juror

2013

California Clay Competition, Tony Natsoulas, juror, The Artery, Davis, CA juror’s award
Good Company: Great Clay and Glass in California 1932-2012, Kathleen Hanna, juror, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA

2010

Lessons From Things, Davis Art Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA
20/20, 20th Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2009

Thinking In Layers, Davis Art Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA
ACGA at PARC, Ceramics at Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA

 

Commissions/Public Collections

University Retirement Center, Davis, CA,
Davis Transmedia Sculpture Walk, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CAPhoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Riverside Medical Center, Riverside, CA
Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Alta Bates, Berkeley, CA
Carol Read Breast Care Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA
Kaiser Permanente, Washington D.C., San Diego, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Irvine, CA
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX
Mercy Hospital, Ypsalanti, MI
Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Franklin, WI
Eisenhower Medical Center, Renker Pavillion, Rancho Mirage, CA
Gilette Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Prentice Women’s Hospial, Chicago, IL
Marriot Hotel, Laguna Cliffs, CA
Memorial Hemann Katy Hospital, Katy TX

Residencies 

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, upcoming, September, 2021
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma CA, August1-31, 2020
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, July 24-31, 2018
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, January 15-March 1, 2018


Publications / Projects / Workshops

Publications

Jung Journal, Creativity Issue, Sara Post, Summer, 2019

Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, Conversation, Rebecca Crowell, Jerry McLaughlin, Squeegee Press, 2017

Making and Installing Handmade Tile, Lark Books, 2005

The Artful Home, Guild Publications, 2005, 2006, 2007

Crafts Of Northern California, Alcove Books, 2003

The Best Of Pottery, Angela Fina, Writers Digest Book, 1996

Projects

Curatorial: Tsao Gallery, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA  2002-2014

Textile Collection: Close to Home, 24 designs, P-B Fabrics 2012

Juror

Sierra Wax Artists At The Crocker, 2020, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Flux: Wax In All Forms (national exhibit), 2020, Benicia Arts, Benicia, CA

Workshop Leader

Pacific Northwest School of the Arts, Whidbey Island, WA, 2019, oil mixed media
Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, WI, Collage, Oil Mixed Media, 2018, 2019
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, Collage, Oil Mixed Media,February and August, 2012-present
Myrtle Press at Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA, 2016, 2019 watercolor monotype
Art 26, Davis CA 2015-present
Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA 2002-2017

Education

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, BA English/studio art/art education Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, MA ceramics/art education
University of California, Davis, CA, directed studies with Robert Arneson, ceramics

 

 

 




 

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A B O U T

2 0 2 1 - 2 0 2 2   E X H I B I T S

C O M I N G  I N  N O V E M B E R  2 0 2 1 :  

Compass: Two Painters Look At Landscape
, Sara Post + Sandy Delehanty


November 9- December 3, Sparrow Gallery 1021 R Street Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95811 
916-639-0436, info@sparrowgallerysacramento.com



A N D  I N  M A R C H  2 0 2 2 

Habitat: Landscape and Architecture, Sara Post paintings, Thomas Post sculpture, Dolphin Gallery,
Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA

C U R R E N T


Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Gateway Art Center,  March 19-May 31, exhibit travels to Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park in Fall of 2021 https://www.yosemiterenaissance.org/yosemite-renaissance-36

A U G U S T  2 0 2 1

(re)Building, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, July 13-31, reception Julyy 15, juried by Jerry McLaughlin

Hierarchy, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA, July 22-August21, reception August 13, juried by Elena Gross

American Women Artists, Lifting The Sky, 2021 National Online Show, May 20-August 21 https://americanwomenartists.org/exhibition/2021-lifting-the-sky/




S A R A  P O S T 

Abstract painting and drawing are a visual way of thinking, concentrated and challenging. Working with abstraction invites me to be firmly in the world, with all its beauty and ambiguity. These visual narratives are based not in words, but in feelings. I an concerned with wha is in front of my eyes each day. I am committed to recording, as closely as possible, the direct experience of living in the real world and the practice of deconstruction to explore what life is made of.


B I O G R A P H Y

Sara Post, American abstract painter, was born in Dallas, Texas. She lived with her grandmother, a writer and poet who was almost completely deaf. Childhood was marked by silent spaces. An early visual memory focuses on the convent grounds across the street, airy space, leafy green towering trees. Her great uncle, a newspaper man, kept her supplied with stacks of newsprint pads and ballpoint pens from the Dallas Morning News. With those materials, she drew everything.

Post traveled to London after completing a degree in English and art at Southern Methodist University. She worked briefly at a pottery in Chelsea, returning to the U.S. to study ceramics in Don Bendel's innovative process centered program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. After completing graduate studies, she and her husband, artist Thomas Post, moved to Davis, California where they opened a studio pottery and reared their two daughters.

Sara Post began her art career in 1981. Her ceramic wall pieces were recognized for their innovative color and painterly abstract imagery. Her work was exhibited and sold at local and national venues including the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian. Public commissions followed, from large single works to whole floor installations. In 2008, she rediscovered drawing and printmaking during a residency in Italy at Il Bisonte press in Florence.  Those activities led to experiments with mixed media painting, using collage, oil paint and cold wax medium.

Post currently maintains a studio, Art 26 in downtown Davis. Her paintings are known for beautiful, complex, abstract surfaces. She exhibits widely and teaches adult workshops in abstract painting and drawing at art centers and studios nationally. She is represented by Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento, California and Sager-Braudis Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

 

C V                    

Solo Exhibits

2020

This Is Not A Dream, 
The Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2019

Other Places, Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA

2018

Weather, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2017

Shoreline, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Home + The World, International House, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 
Looking Around, Bresnick-Holmes Gallery, Winters, CA

2016

North Coast, Art 26, Davis, CA

2010

Ink, Paper, Wax, Latitudes, Auburn, CA

Juried / Invitational

2021

(re)Building, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, Jerry McLaughlin, juror
Hierarchy, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA, Elena Gross, juror
New Year, New Directions, The Pence Gallery, Davis CA, invitational
Lifting The Sky, American Women Artists 2021 National Online Juried Show 
Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Gateway Art Center/Yosemite Museum, private jury, Yosemite National Park, CA

2020

Slice: A Selection of Regional Art
, Hearne Pardee, juror, Pence Gallery, Davis CA
Small Works, Sager-Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO

2019

Content Matters, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Jack Fischer, juror
Yellow/Yellow, Orangeland Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Candace Loheed, juror
The March Show, Sager-Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO, invitational
Coastal, Downtown Art Works, San Rafael, CA, Elia Haworth, juror

2017

Bluets: To Fall Under A Spell, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA, Jack Fischer, juror
Wax, Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA, invitationalWomen In The Abstract, Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA, invitational

2016

Fall National Exhibit, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Susan Snyder, juror
Slice: A Selection of Regional Art, Pence Gallery, Davis CA, DeWitt Cheng, juror

2015

Material Worlds: Sixteen Artists + Their Materials, Davis Arts Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA, invitational
California Fine Arts, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA merit award for 2D work, Selected Five Best of Show

2014

Winter’s Tales: 23 Artists Interpret The Season, The Artery Gallery, Davis, CASlice: A Survey of Regional Art, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, Carrie Lederer, juror

2013

California Clay Competition, Tony Natsoulas, juror, The Artery, Davis, CA juror’s award
Good Company: Great Clay and Glass in California 1932-2012, Kathleen Hanna, juror, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA

2010

Lessons From Things, Davis Art Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA
20/20, 20th Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2009

Thinking In Layers, Davis Art Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA
ACGA at PARC, Ceramics at Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA

 

Commissions/Public Collections

University Retirement Center, Davis, CA,
Davis Transmedia Sculpture Walk, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CAPhoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Riverside Medical Center, Riverside, CA
Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Alta Bates, Berkeley, CA
Carol Read Breast Care Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA
Kaiser Permanente, Washington D.C., San Diego, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Irvine, CA
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX
Mercy Hospital, Ypsalanti, MI
Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Franklin, WI
Eisenhower Medical Center, Renker Pavillion, Rancho Mirage, CA
Gilette Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Prentice Women’s Hospial, Chicago, IL
Marriot Hotel, Laguna Cliffs, CA
Memorial Hemann Katy Hospital, Katy TX

Residencies 

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, upcoming, September, 2021
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma CA, August1-31, 2020
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, July 24-31, 2018
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, January 15-March 1, 2018


Publications / Projects / Workshops

Publications

Jung Journal, Creativity Issue, Sara Post, Summer, 2019

Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, Conversation, Rebecca Crowell, Jerry McLaughlin, Squeegee Press, 2017

Making and Installing Handmade Tile, Lark Books, 2005

The Artful Home, Guild Publications, 2005, 2006, 2007

Crafts Of Northern California, Alcove Books, 2003

The Best Of Pottery, Angela Fina, Writers Digest Book, 1996

Projects

Curatorial: Tsao Gallery, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA  2002-2014

Textile Collection: Close to Home, 24 designs, P-B Fabrics 2012

Juror

Sierra Wax Artists At The Crocker, 2020, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Flux: Wax In All Forms (national exhibit), 2020, Benicia Arts, Benicia, CA

Workshop Leader

Pacific Northwest School of the Arts, Whidbey Island, WA, 2019, oil mixed media
Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, WI, Collage, Oil Mixed Media, 2018, 2019
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, Collage, Oil Mixed Media,February and August, 2012-present
Myrtle Press at Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA, 2016, 2019 watercolor monotype
Art 26, Davis CA 2015-present
Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA 2002-2017

Education

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, BA English/studio art/art education Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, MA ceramics/art education
University of California, Davis, CA, directed studies with Robert Arneson, ceramics