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Sarah E. Rehmer 



Education:
2003 Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Photography: Dominican University, River Forest IL

Solo/Small Group Exhibitions:
2017
Remains of the day, solo show, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL Feb-April
2015
Remnant Memories, solo show, La Grange Art League, April 2015
Upheavals and Outbursts, solo show, Addington Gallery, September 2015
2013
Fragments of Memory, 3 person show, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
The Calligraphic Gesture, Tao Water Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2011
Organic Inclinations, 2 person show, Mixed Company, Chicago, IL
Veiled Meaning, 3 person show at Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Jeff Stevenson
2009
Anthems of Empty- contemplations of time, La Grange Public Library. La Grange, IL
2008
Mind’s Eye, Prospect Federal Savings, Worth, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014
Activate, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago, IL
Diptych II Project, Engine Gallery, Biddeford, ME
Material Witness, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013
Bone and Blood: Structural Bodies in Motion, Squid3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Conference Instructors Show, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Best of the Best, hosted by Alliance of Fine Art, Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, IL
FUSEDChicago group exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois 

2012
Rhythm in Wax, Norris Cultural Center, St Charles, IL
The Wax Book, Altered, Repurposed, Remade. Gallery 10- Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA. Supria Karmakar, Curator

2011
New Encaustic Explorations, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, IL
Time Signatures, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL , curated by Steven L. Bridges
FusedChicago Group Show, Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL
B-Sides, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Susan Aurinko and Pepper Coate
Facades, La Grange Art League Midwest juried exhibition, La Grange, IL, juried by John Fraser

2010
Bright New Talent, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Susan Aurinko and Pepper Coate
Chicago Art Open River East Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2009
Annual Member’s Show Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, juried by Judithe Hernandez

2008
Chicago Art Open Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Annual Member’s Show Woman Made Gallery Chicago, IL, juried by Corinne D. Peterson
17th Annual: Welcome to My World Glynn Art Association, St Simons Island, GA
CAC Around Town, invitational 4 person exhibit run in conjunction with Looptopia at the Dick Blick State Street store.

2007
Contemporary Symbolism Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, juried by Lanny Silverman
Loyola National Works on Paper Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University. Chicago, IL, juried by Dan Addington
Some Assembly Required Woman Made Gallery. Chicago IL, juried by Lauren Levato

2006
Chicago Art Open, Zhou B. Art Center. Chicago, IL

2004
Fall Photographic Symposium, Hubbard Museum of the American West. Ruidoso Downs,

Grants & Awards:
2011
FY2012 Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant


Selected Publications:
Interview, Suburban Life newspaper, April 2015
“Deconstructing Memory at The La Grange Art League” interview in the March 31st, 2015 edition of The Doings newspaper
Encaustic Arts Magazine, Winter 2014 issue, Cover Image and story about Diptych II Project
Studio Visit magazine, Volume 24
"Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic" by Catherine Nash
Exhibition Catalog from "The Calligraphic Gesture" Tao Water Art Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Exhibition Catalog from "FUSEDChicago a group encaustic exhibition" Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County
Exhibition Catalog from "The Wax Book: Altered, Repurposed, Remade" Gallery X, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro MA, by Supria Karmakar

Corporate/Institutional Collections:
College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, New York
Private Collections Nationally and Internationally

Affiliations:
La Grange Art League - Artist Member, Studio Director
FusedChicago - Artist Member

Visiting Artist:
Workshop Instructor, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH, June 2015

Workshop Instructor, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL September 2013

Presenter, 7th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA, May 2013

Ogden International School of Chicago, May 2013, November 2013, November 2015

Waubonsee Community College, April 2013, March 2017

Carl Sandburg High School, October 2012-2016

Reavis High School, November 2011, September 2016, November 2016 Panelist for Art Expo Event

Dominican University, Visiting Artist Materials and Methods class May 2014,  Sr Thesis Guest Artist Crit May 2015, Art Dept. Alumni Panelist May 2015

Teaching Experience:
Classes and Workshops in mixed media, encaustic painting and Photoshop at: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Figge Art Museum, LaGrange Art League, McCord House Cultural Center, DuPage Art League, The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts and The Peninsula School of Art
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