Sarah Smith Update

September 4, 2012

Letterpress artist and Asst. Prof. Sarah Smith returned home from her Artist in Residence at Asheville Bookworks in Asheville, NC, June 11 – July 6 and immediately was back to work!

Smith currently has a solo show titled Olfactory Gleanings: An Exploration in Absurdity and the Letterpress Process at Endicott College in Beverly, which will be on view through Sept. 25 in the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St, Beverly.

Click here to read an article about the show in the Andover Townsman!

Sarah Smith creates a world where inanimate objects have emotions and family reunions, and where humans have absurd interactions. This solo exhibit includes letterpress, handmade letterpress printed books, woodblocks and process materials.

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 13, 5 – 7 pm
Hours:  Mon – Thu, 9 am – 5 pm; Fri:  9 am – 1 pm

Sarah Smith has been teaching letterpress printing, bookbinding and printmaking for the past ten years at Montserrat , where she helped to create a letterpress printing studio and BFA concentration in Book Arts. She is a founding member of Imposition Press and occasionally teaches letterpress at Mass Art and book arts workshops for Simmons Graduate Studies in Library Science. While teaching, Smith worked for 15 years as a rare book conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, in Andover, MA and before that at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, PA. Previous to teaching at Montserrat, Sarah taught book arts at Maryland Institute College of Art. Sarah earned her BA in Studio Art, Art History, Latin Language and Literature at the University of Massachusetts and her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Her work can be found in collections and with booksellers such as Museum of Modern Art, Queens; Vamp and Tramp Booksellers in Alabama; Printed Matter in NYC; The Banff Centre in Canada; The Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin; Boston Public Library; The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University; The Bancroft Library at U.C., Berkeley; Clapp Library, Wellesley College; Fine Arts Library at Indiana University and others.

Also, during spring break this past March,  Smith was the Visiting Artist for four days at Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN. She also visited Yee Haw Industries in Knoxville, TN and Asheville Bookworks in Asheville, NC during her southern spring break!