ARTSFAIRFAX announces the award of the prestigious 2020 Artist Grants to — visual artist Sarah Hardesty and writer Diane Zinna. The highly competitive individual Artist Grants recognize the exceptional work of Fairfax County artists across a range of disciplines including visual arts, creative writing, theater, dance performance and choreography, film and new media.
Sarah Hardesty, Unavoidable, 2018, Acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 48 inches
"Convergence: Works by AAC's Resident Artists"
Arlington Arts Center, Wyatt Gallery
January 12 - March 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 9, 6-9pm
Location: 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
9 month Studio Residency at the Arlington Arts Center
September 2018 - June, 2019
With support of Marymount University's START Grant
"Time-Binding: Installations and Drawings by Sarah Hardesty"
June 11, 2018
"24 Hours with Sarah Hardesty"
by Ashley Simpson
"In the Galleries: Unfinished works at Target Gallery"
by Mark Jenkins
"Interlude, Unfinished Works" at Target Gallery reviewed in the Washington Post
"How Humans Threaten the Natural World”
by Mark Jenkins
The Washington Post featured VisArts exhibitions including my solo show "Moving Mountains"
Interlude: Unfinished Works
December 9, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 7 – 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm
Target Gallery presents Interlude: Unfinished Works, an exhibition that gives the spotlight to the artistic process. Interlude: Unfinished Works will include artwork left both intentionally and unintentionally unfinished, giving insight to the artist’s hand and methodology. The unresolved and open ended nature of the art gives new context to the viewer of the themes and meanings of the works created. The juror for this exhibition was curator Betsy Johnson.
M O V I N G M O U N T A I N S
Recent drawings, paintings, and an installation
Common Ground Gallery
VisArts, Rockville, MD
December 1, 2017 - January 9, 2018
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, December 1, 7 – 9 PM
Monday, December 4, 8-9:30pm, Throwing Light, Catching Flak
A reflective experience of light thrown, caught, danced, and heard.
An evening of dance to activate Throwing Light, a site-specific installation by Sarah Hardesty
8pm: Fleshlight, a duet performed by Samir Bitar and Erin White
8:15-9:15pm: Laked, an intimate happening from Heart Stück Bernie involving choreography by Sarah Beth Oppenheim, music by Daniel Mancini, and portraiture by Zachary Z.
9:15pm: Flashlight, performed once again by Samir Bitar and Erin White
artist Sarah Hardesty
curator Betsy Johnson, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum
Site specific installation opening and gallery talk on Monday, October 23, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs through December 4, 2017
Metro Micro Gallery, 3409 Wilson, Arlington, VA www.metromicrogallery.com
Artist in Residence at the Hurleyville Makers Lab in Hurleyville, NY
July 15 - August 15, 2017
Artist Talk: Friday, August 11, 6pm www.hurleyvillemakerslab.org
Two new paintings included in McLean Project for the Arts Strictly Painting in McLean, VA
June 15 - August 12, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, June 15, 7-9pm www.mpaart.org
New installation "Passage" at Artist Circle Fine Art, Potomac, MD
TRAJECTORIES, Sarah Hardesty and Chee-Keong Kung
June 4 - July 8, 2017
Opening reception: Sunday, June 4, 2-4pm
The Fall and Rise
Solo exhibition of drawings and paintings at the Lon Fluman Gallery, Wesley College, Dover, DE
March 22 - August 21, 2016
November 4, 2015
Children's Museum for the Arts
Art Auction & Cocktail Party
Dream Downtown NYC
7:30 - 9:30 pm, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (VIP Preview)
Bid online at Paddle8
The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition and Festival
July 31 - August 2, 2015
Summer Exhibition: DEEP END
June 14 - September 20, 2015
Hours: Friday 5 - 7PM, Saturday 12 - 7PM, Sunday 12 - 5PM
Tour of the Exhibition: 4PM, Every Last Saturday, June - September 2015
The Wassaic Project
The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic NY
Art File Magazine
"Force of Nature"
Sarah Hardesty in conversation with AM DeBrincat
A Benefit Auction for Typhoon Haiyan Relief
Aaron Johnson, Rachel Mijares Fick, Ryan Schneider, Keith Schweitzer, Jason Patrick Voegele
To aid the typhoon ravaged Philippines, all proceeds will go to NAFCON to provide clean water, food, shelter, medical attention, and longterm massive infrastructure rebuilding. Works will be exhibited at The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street NYC, Dec 6-10th, with online bidding Dec 2-13th. With this action of collective creative generosity, we celebrate the power of the creative spirit in times of disaster.
December 5-8, 2013
The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL
103 Charlton Street, New York, NY
September 26, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, September 26, 4-6pm
The exhibition features the work of:
John James Audubon•Nina Boesch•Emilie Clark•Sarah Hardesty•Charley Harper•Gail LeBoff•Tamar Mogendorff•Vik Muniz•Perch Interactive•Amy Jean Porter•Eric Rhein•Hunt Slonem•Kathryn Spence•Fred Tomaselli• The CMA Collection
Now commonly used to refer to a “short communication of 140 characters,” prior to 2006 tweet was used to describe the chirp of a bird, generally perceived as a sweet or happy sound. In New York City, we witness more and more pedestrians striding through life with heads buried in smartphones. We tweet, we text, we email on the go. The simple act of looking around as we go about our daily journey is being lost to an ever more fragmented and hectic contemporary society. The exhibition Tweet asks us to pause, reflect, and remember a simple act that is available to everyone. Look around you, enjoy nature, and see the birds.
All the artworks included in Tweet come from a similar starting point – that of careful observation of nature, specifically of birds. To identify and study at great and near distances, with quiet observation and in fleeting moments – this kind of looking is encouraged by these works. As part of the exhibition, CMA asks viewers to use their technology to come together in shared games around bird spotting, or to simply put the gadgets away and draw from nature.
88 Lexington Avenue, apt 14K, New York, NY
September 18 - September 25, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 22, 12-8pm
Assembly Required: A Sukkah Salon
Curated by Danielle Durchslag and Ryan Frank
With artwork by Megan Berk, Brent Birnbaum, Danielle Durchslag, Shannon Finnegan, Ryan Frank, Sarah Hardesty, Jessie Henson, Claudia Paneca, Shana Siegel, and Ian Trask
Assembly Required is a project conceived by artists Danielle Durchslag and Ryan Frank, an exhibition in an artist-built sukkah on an apartment terrace in New York City. Critical thinkers and people of all types will participate in private salons between September 18th - 25th while the show can be seen and observed by the larger community on Sunday, September 22nd.
March 7 - 10, 2013
VOLTA NY - an invitational solo project art fair
Solo exhibition with Davidson Contemporary