"From my creative vantage point, there are zero limits. The nature and energy of my artwork evokes a spiritual and meditative ethos. I gravitate toward communicating this by forming texture through the use of diverse mediums. My fascination with the manipulation of materials brings about continual exploration and discovery of both myself and my practice. I do not allow my artistry to be confined to any particular order of operations. Instead, I let the art itself dictate the process, which allows me to discover methods and techniques that are essential to the delivery of my vision.
The makeup of my figurative and abstract pieces oscillate between ornament and design, echoing my Pan-African heritage. My paintings and sculptures not only observe the raw beauty of blackness and nature, but also serve as symbols of a certain inner strength and spiritual consciousness, something of which I find myself constantly in pursuit of. My attempt at connecting the threads of blackness, spirituality and nature brings about pieces that are designed to evoke a sense of harmony in its purest form."
BIO SARAH JONES (B 1990) IS A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST, WITH A STUDIO PRACTICe in virginia. IN HER YOUTH, SHE RECOGNIZED A SENSE OF FAMILIARITY WITH THE ARTs AND CONSTANTLY FOUND WAYS TO CULTIVATE THAT CREATIVE DESIRE. JEROME JONES, HER FATHER AND A TALENTED PAINTER, WAS HER MODEL OF PERFECTION ON THE CANVAS.SHE STARTED HER PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN THE CULINARY FIELD AS A PASTRY CHEF AND OBTAINED A DEGREE IN BUSINESS, ALL THE WHILE CONTINUING TO TRANSLATE THOSE EXPERIENCES INTO GROWING HER ARTISTIC CRAFT. SHE USES HER KNOWLEDGE FROM HER CULINARY TRAINING TO DEVELOP UNCONVENTIONAL ARTISTIC METHODS AND PUSH THE LIMITS. SHE IS DRAWN TO THE EXPLORATION ANd MANIPULATION OF MATERIALS. TEXTURE AND CULTURE ARE WEAVED INTO HER ART THROUGH THE INSPIRATIONS OF HER WORLD TRAVELS AND THE WONDERS OF NATURE. SARAH IS CURRENTLY A FULL TIME ARTIST AND FACILITATES INSTRUCTIONAL SESSIONS ON PAINTING AND SCULPTING THROUGH VARIOUS PLATFORMS. SHE IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT DONATING HER CRAFT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT FACILITATE POSITIVE CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
NATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL- 2022 ART PROJECT FUND COHORT GRANT RECIPIENT - ATLANTA, GA USA 2022 Best In Show for "Braid my hair" All women artist competition- Contemporary Art Gallery Online USA 2021
SKOPELOS ARTS FOUNDATION,SKOPELOS TOWN, SKOPELOS, GREECE | AUG 23 -SEPT 22, 2021
CREATIVE GATHERINGS (Shenandoah Valley VIRGInia) | Staunton, VirginiA USA | feb. 16, 2023 SKOPeloS ARTS FOUNDATION |SKOPEloS TOWN, SKOPELOS, GREECE | SEPT. 25 2021
Drawing II- Conceptual Risk-Taking | JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, Virginia | MaRCH/April 2023 Gypsum sculpting for beginners (AdulLt + Youth) | Sanaa Design Studios, Staunton, Virgina | October 2022-Present Youth Courses in sculpting | Hill Center DC, Washington, DC | June 2020-Present Youth courses in sculpting | Eastern Market Art Series and Teachings, Washington, DC | JUne 2020- Present Adult Courses in Painting | SOUTHEAST Washington Arts Group, Washington, DC
We The People| Group Exhibition- Black Art Today FoundatioN + Md Comptroller, Annapolis, MD | March-June 2023
Blackity Black Black | Group Exhibition- Cville Black arts collective + McGuffey Art CEnter, Charlottesville, VA | March 2023 Kumba II | Group Exhibition- Black Art Today Foundation+ NIEMAN MARCUS, Tysons Corner USA | February 2023
NO MAN CAN HINDER ME | SOLO SHOW - BLACK FRIAR'S PLAYHOUSE, STAUNTON, VIRGINIA USA | OCTOBER 2022
ROOTS | GROUP EXHIBITION- GALLERY ARTE AZULEJO+ SEE|ME COMMUNITY, MANHATTAN, NYC USA | SEPTEMBER 2022 GRAND OPENING | SOLO EXHIBITION- SANAA DESIGN STUDIOS, STAUNTON, VA 24401 | JULY 2022
SEE MY COLOR | ONLINE GROUP EXHIBIT- WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART, WASHINGTON, DC USA | NOV. 2020
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH | GROUP SHOW- 5333 CONNECTICUT, WASHINGTON, DC USA | MARCH 2020
PREMIERE | GROUP SHOW- THE FILLMORE, SILVER SPRING, MD USA | MARCH 2020
BEGINNINGS | SOLO EXHIBITION-PEARLS, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA USA | 2016