Artist & Educator 

Sarah Stracke lives and works 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 landscapes 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. She currently occupies a public studio space at the heart of ideaXfactory in downtown Springfield, where her work is shown in progress and on exhibit.


Higher Education

May 2018
Bachelors in Fine Arts, Photography   
Missouri State University

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

Associates of Arts
Ozarks Technical Community College


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


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

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

Member of National Art Education Association since 2015

Member of Missouri Art Education Association since 2015

Elected Social Media Manager NAEA Spring 2017

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


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