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Sarah Anne Graham has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Oregon State University, certification in Community and Economic Development from Pennsylvania State University, a credential in Secondary Art Instruction from California State University and is currently a candidate for Master of Education from California State University – Stanislaus with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction.  She works at the intersection of arts education, STEAM, studio art and socioeconomic issues within rural communities.  With fifteen years working as an independent artist as well as an arts educator, she has worked in a variety of communities in six states as well as New Zealand, with children from preschool through high school in public schools, adults in community school settings such as the Prison Arts Project, outdoor schools, and workshops. 

In 2021 she was recognized as a National Art Leader by the National Art Education Association, for her work with public school students and Arts in Corrections participants in developing a program on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Arts integrated curriculum for her rural community in partnership with A Window Between Worlds, a non-profit focused on arts and healing for human service agencies.  In collaboration with local community networks such as the Tuolumne County Mental Health Coalition, she provided training to educators and counselors on ways to integrate the Arts and SEL into their instruction.

An Appalachian native, her studio work is focused on socio-economic issues, public health, and climate change – using traditional painting and printmaking techniques in tandem.  Her current series Making a Killing has selected works exhibited at galleries around the country since 2020. Her past work includes an autoethnographic study using illustration to narrate the journey of women from childhood to old age.  She lives in Tuolumne County, California and loves to travel the Sierras looking for inspiration.  Her work can be seen online at and on Instagram at sarahthepainter.