Artist & Educator 

Sarah Stracke is an artist and educator living and working in Springfield, Missouri. Sarah earned her Bachelor's in Art + Design Education and her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2018 from Missouri State University. She continues to explore an artistic dialogue primarily through photography and sculpture. Her work investigates interactions and associations within personal familial and geographical relationships. Domestic beauty, memory, and midwestern landscape are themes which pulse through her images. Her visual interpretations assist her in forming her own presently evolving identity.

Sarah is continually invested in cultivating the arts within her home community and is also involved in regional and national art advocacy committees like Missouri Council of the Arts and National Art Education Association.

If you would like to get in contact with Sarah for commissions, collaborations, or to purchase a piece, please follow up via email.



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Higher Education

May 2018
Bachelors in Fine Arts, Photography
Minor in Art History  
Missouri State University

December 2018
Bachelor of Science in Education, Art & Design
Missouri State University 

2014
Associates of Arts
Ozarks Technical Community College

Exhibitions

Spring 2018
Exhibited a collaborative installation sculpture for Sculpture X Games with Idea X Factory on Missouri State University’s Campus lawn. 

Spring 2018
Was chosen to exhibit a sculpture at the new Taylor Health and Wellness Center on Missouri State University Campus. 

Spring 2018
Exhibited a series of photos at Brick City Gallery within Missouri State University for the students’ Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition. 

Spring 2018
Exhibited photography in The Feeling is Mutual group exhibition at Open House in Kansas City, Missouri.  

Spring 2018
Exhibited photography in a group exhibition in Oakland, California with Smooth Muscle Collective, with emphasis on celebrating women’s strength and vulnerability through visual art.  

 

Spring 2018
Participated in two group exhibitions, mixed media and photo at ideaXfactory

Fall 2017
Solo exhibition of photography at local theater Moxie Cinema

Fall 2017
Exhibited two sculptures in the gallery atrium of Brick City Building Four

Spring 2017
Work shown in interactive photography exhibition alongside local artists on Commercial Street Springfield, MO

Fall 2015, Spring 2017
Artwork displayed in Missouri State Walnut Street Student Exhibition Center

Opportunities

Spring 2018
Participated in Sculpture X Games at Idea X Factory. A week long collaborative creative competition, creating an installation on the front lawn of Missouri State Brick City’s Art and Design Department. Exhibited during First Friday Art Walk. Awarded best piece that honored the natural environment.  

Spring 2018
Received a departmental scholarships for personal Art and Design and Thomas S. Kinsey Art Education Scholarship. 

Spring 2017
Group presentation on cultural immersion trip at National Art Education Association National Conference in New York City

Spring 2017
Received three departmental scholarships for personal Art & Design

Summer 2016
Participated in Collaborative Social Justice Mural painting  in downtown Springfield, MO and wrote unit plan pertaining to the experience

Fall 2015
Photography from study away experience displayed in Missouri State University

Summer 2015
Three week cultural immersion study away trip in New Mexico, Arizona

Positions & Honors

Missouri Council of the Arts Advocacy Representative for Missouri State University Art & Design 2018

Member of the Missouri State University Art & Design Student Advisory Board 2018

Elected Social Media Manager NAEA Spring 2017

Member of Missouri Art Education Association since 2015

Member of National Art Education Association since 2015

Awarded Dean’s List placement Missouri State University 2016-2018

Skills

Advanced in operating film and digital cameras and equipment

Proficient in operating and staging studio lighting and environments

Proficient in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop & Final Cut Pro

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint

Proficient in photography darkroom, silver gelatin printing & film processing

 

Proficient in color film lab printing

Proficient in digital inkjet printing, Canon & Epson

Proficient in Sketch, Digital Design Toolkit

Proficient in operating woodworking tools and machinery  

Proficient in MIG welding and metalworking