PO Box 51
West Tisbury, MA 02575
photos@sarahmayhew.com


BIO

Sarah Mayhew currently teaches photography at Sierra College in Rocklin, California and also works in the Design Department at the University of California at Davis. She has been working in the darkroom since the age of 11 as her mother was also a photographer. She grew up on Martha's Vineyard Island surrounded by the natural beauty of the island's landscape. Her work is constantly influenced by her childhood curiosity and observation of nature in that setting. After working on landscapes for a period of time, working at a more intimate level (still life) came next. Playing with light and the illusion of space brought forth the 2 bodies of work, Chromatic Abstractions (her first body of color work) and Refracted Illuminations.

Sarah has been seriously exhibiting her work for 16 years. Listed below is her Exhibition Record.

EXHIBITIONS

2003
REFRACTED ILLUMINATIONS, Black and White Photographs, Craven Gallery, Martha's Vineyard Island, MA. A two person show.

2001
CHROMATIC ABSTRACTIONS, Craven Gallery, Martha's Vineyard Island, MA. A two person show.

2000
CHROMATIC DISPERSIONS AND NATURAL STRUCTURES, Café Moxi, Martha's Vineyard Island,MA. A group show.

ART FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM, PHOTOGRAPHY AND COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Gavilan College Gallery, Gilroy, CA. A group show.

750 GALLERY INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

FLOWERS, SHELLS, BUTTERFLIES AND BONES: COLLABORATIONS WITH NATURE, Davis Community Gallery, Davis, CA. A single show.

1999
750 GALLERY INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

STAFF EXHIBITION, Davis Art Center Gallery, Davis, CA. A group show.
FACES, PLACES, TRACES, Ridley Gallery, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA. A group show.

1998
The Thistle Dew Gallery of Fine Art, Sacramento, CA. A group show.
BODIE, The Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

1997
The Thistle Dew Gallery of Fine Art, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

DESERT LIGHT, Davis Community Gallery, Davis, CA. A single show.

50th CSUS PHOTO PROJECT, Robert Else Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

THE BREAST ART PROJECT: CREATIVE EMPOWERMENT AFTER MASTECTOMY, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

ARTS INTERNATIONAL, Tokyo, Japan. A group show.

NEW LIGHT, Photography/97, 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

1995
ARTS INTERNATIONAL, Tokyo, Japan. A group show.

1994
PHOTO CONSTRUCTIONS & INVENTIONS, Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

STUDENT PURCHASE AWARD EXHIBITION 94, Memorial Union Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

INCREASE ROBINSON AWARD EXHIBITION 94, Robert Else Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

1993
CSUS GRADUATE ART STUDENTS, Sierra College Library Gallery, Sierra College, Rocklin, California. A group show.

DAVIS PHOTO EXPO ' 93, A Community Vision, Davis Art Center, Davis, California. A group show.

LANDSCAPES: TWO PERSPECTIVES, Religious Science Creative Living Center Gallery, Orangevale, CA. A group show.

RECENT WORK BY SARAH MAYHEW, University Union Sight and Sound Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA. A single show.

PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, Witt Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA. A four person show.

INCREASE ROBINSON AWARD WINNERS, Works by CSUS Art Department Graduate Students, Robert Else Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA. A juried group show.

18TH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY UNION STUDENT PURCHASE AWARDS SHOW, University Union Exhibit Lounge, CSUS, Sacramento, CA. A juried group show.

AN EVENING OF DANCE, Bonnie McNeely and Christopher Watson Dance Companies, 24th Street Theater, Sacramento, CA. A single show.

1992
THE ART OF DANCE, Bonnie McNeely Dance company, The Veterans Memorial Theater, Davis, CA. A two person show.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CRAFT CENTER STAFF SHOW, U. C. Davis Craft Center Gallery, Davis, CA. A group show.

SIERRA CLUB PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS EXHIBIT, Sierra Club National Headquarters, San Francisco, CA. A group show.

1991
ON THE WING'S RISING STARS EXHIBITION, Artists selected by area Fine Art Galleries, The Lite Rail Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A group show.

1990
FACES OF SACRAMENTO, A juried Exhibit, The Darkroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA. Judge: Kathryn Silva.

FEEDING UPON MISTS AND CLOUDS, The Field Gallery, Martha's Vineyard Island, MA. A single show.

A YOUNG ARTISTS SHOW, Wooden Tent Gallery, Martha's Vineyard Island, MA. A group show.

FAMILIES FIRST, U.C. Davis Faculty-Alumni Exhibition, Davis, CA. A group show.

1989
WORLD VISIONS, A Collection of Photographs by University Travel Tour Leaders, U.C. Davis, Davis, CA. A group show.

1988
ONGOING SUITES, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA. A single show.

1987
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY, A National Exhibit, Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Juried. Judge: Ted Orland.

PHOTOGRAPHING CHILDREN, A National Juried Exhibition, The Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe, NM. Judges: A. Noggle, B. Peterson, A. Smith.

1973
ENGLEY'S CAMERA STORE AND GALLERY. Martha's Vineyard Island, MA. A two person show.


AWARDS

Finalist. PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE, 21st Annual Spring Photography Contest. Work published in the BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL 2001. Judges: Nick Dekker, Paul Ottenheim, Amy Kawaldar. 2001.

Student Purchase Award. STUDENT PURCHASE AWARD EXHIBITION, CSUS, Sacramento, CA. Work purchased for permanent collection. 1994.

Increase Robinson Memorial Fellowship. STUDENT AWARD EXHIBITION 94. CSUS, Sacramento, CA. A juried show. 1994.

Honorable Mention. PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE, 12th Annual Spring Photography Contest. Work published in the BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL 1992. Judges: Tim Bradley, James Beckett and James Hosney. 1992.

First Prize. SIERRA CLUB MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST. Work published in Sierra Magazine. 1992.

Sponsor Award. Cali-Color Lab, FACES OF SACRAMENTO EXIBITION, The Darkroom, Sacramento, CA. 1990.

Sponsor Award. Lightwork, FACES OF SACRAMENTO EXHIBITION, The Darkroom, Sacramento, CA. 1990.
First, Second and Third Prize. TGFS Art Show. Landscape Photography, UC Davis, Davis, CA. 1990.