Bachelor’s of Arts (July 2015)
Journalism & Studio Art – Photography
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI
-Online Portfolio: http://sarahcblanchette.work/
-Dean’s List 2011 – 2012
-Graduate of Oakland University’s Honors College (April 2015)
Master’s of Fine Arts (May 2017)
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2017-Present, BULK SPACE, Detroit, MI
2017, Peripheral Vision Arts, http://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/journal/news/salon-2017-fellows
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015, A Silence. Huron Valley Council for the Arts Gallery, Highland, MI, November 4-28
2018, Remediation I. Gallery 2987. Detroit, MI, August 5 - September 15, 2018
Selected Curated Exhibitions
2016, Forever 14, Studio 14, Bloomfield Hills, MI, October 21-28
2016. JENNIFER LOCKE: DROMOS, Rocksbox Pontiac, Pontiac, MI, October 29
2016. KEITH BOADWEE: POSTERS, Rocksbox Pontiac, Pontiac, MI, November 12
Selected Group Exhibitions
2009, Anchor Bay High School Choir Benefit, Exhibited Artist, Fair Haven, MI, November
2009, L’anse Cruise North High School Arts Benefit, Exhibited Artist, Macomb, MI, December
2013, Poetry and Art Night Exhibit, Village Fine Arts Association, Milford, MI April 13-22
2014, Women in Focus Atlanta, International Women’s Exhibit, Web
2014, Anchor Bay High School Relay for Life Benefit, Exhibited Artist, Fair Haven, MI, November 22
2015, Senior Thesis Exhibit, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester Hills, MI April-May
2015, PAIN, The Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, October 30-Nov. 1
2016, Something/Nothing, The Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, February 19-21
2016, Content Aware, The Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, April 1-3
2016, Welcome to the Thunderdome. The Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, September 23-25
2016. SHOWCASE, Rocksbox Pontiac, Pontiac, MI, December 10
2017. Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Degree Show, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, April 22-May 14
2017. http://, The Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, May
2017. United We Quilt, web: http://www.unitedwequilt.com/id-like-to-help-with-that/
2017. Photography Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI, October 4 - November 11
2017. Show me the Money, Huron Valley Council for the Arts, Highland, MI, November 1 - November 29
Selected Private Collections
-Julie Reyes Taubman and Robert Taubman, Bloomfield Hills, MI
-Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg, Bloomfield Hills, MI
-Paul Gamble, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Salon 2017. Georgia Erger - Peripheral Vision Arts. Web. 2017 http://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/journal/issue-7
-Belle Isle/Detroit. Cover Art. The Echo. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Rochester Hills: Oakland University, 2013. Print.
-Article Photographs. OU Magazine. Summer 2013 ed. p. 32-33. Oakland University, 2013. Print.
-Meadow Brook. Cover Art. Echo Cognitio. 1st ed. Vol. 2. Rochester Hills: Oakland University, 2015. Print.
-Fragmented. Rochester Hills: Oakland University, 2015. Print.
-Best of Photography 2015. Photographer’s Forum. 2015. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Ronit Dayan Vishovski: Thesis Book. 2016. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Benjamin Santiago: Thesis Book. 2016. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Morgan Shipps: Thesis Book. 2016. Print.
-Best of Photography 2016. Photographer’s Forum. 2016. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Mariana Pinar: Thesis Book. 2017. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Jing Ouyang: Thesis Book. 2017. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Austin Leroy Swick: Thesis Book. 2017. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Sophie Yan: Thesis Book. 2017. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Raveena Bhalara: Thesis Book. 2017. Print.
-Artwork Documentation, Jing Ouyang: Thesis Book. 2017. Print.
2008, Huron-Clinton Metro Parks Photography Competition, Youth 1st Place – Nature
2014, Handleman Tuition Scholarship, Oakland University Honors College
2014, The Oakland Press Scholarship, Oakland University
2015, Mark Murphy Endowed Scholarship for Photography, Oakland University
2015, Marion Adams Bunt Endowed Fund in Art and Art History, Oakland University
2015, Second Place in Photojournalism, Department of Communication and Journalism Student Showcase, Oakland University
2015, Finalist, Best of Photography 2015, Photographer’s Forum
2016, Finalist, Best of Photography 2016, Photographer’s Forum
Selected Additional Experience
Education Communications Assistant - Flint Institute of Art – Facilitated digital media elements such as photographs, social media and department web management. (May 2017 - February 2018)
Digital Media Specialist – Sew Many Things Sewing Center – Facilitated all digital media such as photographs, videos, social media, and web design. (January 2016 – May 2017)
Photographer – Cranbrook Academy of Art – Responsible for photographing artwork, academy events and student functions. (December 2015 – present)
Graphic Designer – Huron Valley Council for the Arts - Responsible for the creation of all graphic design and advertising components of the organization including promotional materials for gallery openings, large scale art festivals and classes. These promotional materials often consist of outdoor signage, posters, banners, digital and print advertisements, and logos. (April 2016 – present)
Teaching Assistant – Oakland University Project Upward Bound – Assisted in the facilitation of two video production groups where high school students had the opportunity to write and shoot their own documentary and short study skills videos. (Summer 2016)
Marketing and Advertising Specialist – Nuspire Networks - Responsible for creating visual and written content for print and web, as well as assisting with brand consistency. (May 2015 – September 2015)
Social Media Administrator – HealthQuest Physical Therapy (HQ Inc.)– Responsible for brochure creation, tracking of social media statistics, creation of internal monthly newsletter, and maintaining branding integrity. (June 2014 - January 2015)
Grant Assistant – Women in Science and Engineering at Oakland University (WISE@OU) – Responsible for maintaining grant statistics, event planning, researching neighboring ADVANCE grants, creating newsletter, maintaining website, creating yearly faculty guides, tracking faculty promotions, and creating strong relationships between faculty mentors and mentees. (August 2013 – April 2015)
Student Team Member – Ideas2Business (i2B) at Oakland University – Responsible for interacting with i2B companies to assist them with graphic design, photo, marketing, web, and advertising needs. (September 2013 – April 2015)
Communications and Marketing Intern - OU INC - Write and create press releases and newsletters. Assist in event planning and company branding. In addition, performing general office tasks and managing the internal and Executive Director’s calendar. (October 2012 – August 2013)
Owner - SBFinePhoto – Fine art portraiture service based in Metro Detroit. Responsible for all aspects of business including photographing high school seniors, weddings, families, children, newborns, events, and business head shots. www.sbfinephoto.com (January 2008 – present)
2013, Six Sigma Lean Belt Certificate awarded through the Pawley Lean Institute
Selected Technical Skills
Proficiency in Adobe® CC Suite
Proficiency in Windows Office Suite
Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Mamiya, and Sony Digital Camera Operation
Studio Lighting and Management
Digital Color Processing, Both Input and Output through Adobe® Photoshop CC®, Adobe® Photoshop Lightroom CC®, Camera RAW
High Resolution Scanning
Print Lab Management and Operation
Large format printing
Caldera Rip Software – Printer Profiling