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Sarah Dillon




2004-2006               Boston University, Boston, MA.  MFA: Painting.

1997-2001               University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA.  BA: Studio Art Major, Music Minor.

2000                        University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.  Study Abroad Program.



SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

2019                        Cave Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2016                        Foundry Art Centre, Ultrasound Series, St. Charles, MO

2015                        Burien Art Center, Ultrasound Series Burian, WA

2014                        Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, Vashon Island, WA

2013                        Helen Smith Gallery, Auburn, WA

2013                        Gallery 110, Things May Have Shifted in Flight, Seattle, WA

2011                        Gallery 110, A Place to Call Home, with artist Monika Dalkin, Seattle, WA

2011                        Gallery 110 Spotlight, Seattle, WA

2010                        Januik Winery, Woodinville, WA

2009                        Gallery 110, Urban Migration, with artist Jason Sobottka, Seattle, WA

2009                        Conor Byrne, Seattle, WA

2008                        Helen S. Smith Gallery, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

2008                        Gallery 110 Loft, Seattle, WA

2008                        UUC/Gilmartin Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007                        Museo Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA

2007                        Gallery 110 Loft, Seattle, WA

2006                        Metropolitan Gallery, Boston, MA

2006                        The Colony Group Gallery, Boston, MA

2006                        Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

2004                        Alberta Street Public Gallery, Portland, OR




2019                        Concrete and Adrift, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA

2018                        Defining: The Art of Change in the Age of Trump, Center on Contemporary Political Art,                                               Washington DC

2018                        FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT: Social & Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State                                   University

2018                        Untitled Space Gallery, One Year of Resistance, curated by Indira Cesarine, New York, NY

2018                        Artsy Online Auction

2017                        The Annex Gallery, Symbols, Salem, OR

2017                        Fort Worth Community Gallery, Courage, Fort Worth, TX

2017                        Art/Not Terminal, Seattle, WA

2017                        Columbia City Gallery, Gimme Shelter, Seattle, WA

2017                        Helen Smith Gallery, Auburn, WA

2015                        Helen S. Smith Gallery, Art to Match the Furniture, Auburn, WA

2015                        Auburn City Hall, Faculty Exhibition, Auburn, WA

2014                        Auburn City Hall, Faculty Exhibition, Auburn, WA

2013                        University House, Turning Point, Wallingford, Seattle, WA

2012                        Aljoya, Mercer Island, WA

2007-2012               Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2011                        Faire Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011                        Aljoya, Mercer Island, WA

2011                        Brooklyn Art Library, Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY

2010                        Gallery 114, Portland, OR

2010                        Helen S. Smith Gallery, Auburn, WA

2010                        Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Evergreen, Seattle, WA

2010                        Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

2010                        Gallery 110, Literary, Seattle, WA

2010                        Gallery 110, Foundations, Seattle, WA

2009                        Georgia College and State University Museum, Re: Place, Milledgeville, GA

2009                        Oxbow Gallery, Animals and their Belief Systems?, Northampton, MA

2009                        Allied Arts, Print Invitational, Yakima, WA

2009                        Gallery 110, Unbridled Narcissism, Seattle, WA

2008                        Helen S. Smith Gallery, Auburn, WA

2008                        Allied Arts Gallery, Originally From, Yakima, WA

2008                        Two Wall Gallery, The Art of Democracy, Vashon Island, WA

2008                        Gallery 110, Toy, Seattle, WA

2008                        Gallery XIV, A Politic, Boston, MA

2007                        Carillon Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2007                        Western Bridge Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007                        Trinity Lutheran College, Issaquah, WA

2007                        Form/Space Atelier Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006                        Form/Space Atelier Gallery, The Wall of the People, Seattle, WA

2006                        808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2005                        Sherman Gallery, Boston, MA

2003                        Maritime Museum, Tacoma, WA

2002                        Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

2001                        Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA

1999                        Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA

1996                        Allied Arts Gallery, Yakima, WA




Swine Eclectic a commissioned piece for Pigs on Parade, 2007.  Pike Place Market Foundation with individual artist sponsor Sur La Table.  Seattle, WA




Crosscurrents, 2015.

Winter Tangerine Review Volume 4, 2015.

Guppy, Nancy.  Artzone feature artist on Seattle Channel.  January 15, 2010.

Hobart, Erika.  Toy.  Seattle Weekly.  September 3, 2008: p. 21.

Miller, Brian.  Pecking and Order.  Seattle Weekly.  March 19, 2009: p.25.

Nowacki, Kim.  Five from the Valley Highlighted.  Art Spotlight, Yakima Herald Republic.  September 12, 2008: p. 5.

Skinner, Tina.  100 Artists of the West Coast II.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009.


Articles surrounding A Politic at Gallery XIV, Boston, MA:

Goslow, Brian.  A politic, Gallery XIV.  Artscope Magazine.  July, 2008: pp. 22-23.

Pelletier, Juliette.  A Politic, an Exhibition at Gallery X1V, Boston, MA.  Reflect Arts, NY.  2008.

Lewis, Christina S.N.  Picturing Obama.  The Wall Street Journal.  July 17, 2008: p. D1.

Drake, John C.  Street artist inspires too much enthusiasm.  The Boston Globe.  July 8, 2008: cover article.

Wu, Janet, WHDH Reporter.  ‘Abraham Obama’ Causing Controversy.  MSNBC.  July 9, 2008.




Dillon, Sarah.  Sprouting.  City Arts Curator’s Eye.  November, 2008: p. 30.





Green River College, Auburn, WA

Tenured Faculty and Helen S. Smith Gallery Director, Fine Arts Division, 2015 - present


Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

Probationary Faculty, 2012 - 2015


Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

Adjunct Faculty, 2008-2012 (Temporary Full Time Academic Appointment: 2009-2010 school year).


Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, WA

Adjunct Faculty, 2011-2012


Seniors Making Art, Seattle, WA

Teaching Artist, 2008-2012


Sarah Dillon Studio, Seattle, WA

Owner and Teaching Artist, 2008-present


Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

Gallery Director, 2008-2011


Trinity Lutheran College, Issaquah, WA

Adjunct Faculty, 2007-2008


Museo Art Academy, Issaquah, WA

Senior Art Instructor, 2007-2008


School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Adjunct Faculty, 2006


Boston University, Boston, MA

Teaching Assistant, 2004-2006


Boston University College of Fine Arts Galleries: (Sherman Gallery, BU Gallery and 808 Gallery), Boston, MA

Gallery Assistant, 2004-2006


Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Public Programs Coordinator, 2002-2004


Cultural Council of Greater Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Administrative Assistant, 2002


Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Marketing and Public Relations Intern, 2001



2015                        In December, I will participate as a member of the Fulbright Committee in Washington DC.

2012                        Gallery 110 Promotions Committee Member, Seattle, WA

2008-2011               Gallery 110 Board Chair, Seattle, WA

2011                        Opened a new studio community in conjunction with 11 other Pioneer Square, Seattle                                                 artists: '57 Biscayne, from the ashes of the revered 619 Western Building Artist Colony.

2011                        Juror, Phinney Neighborhood Association Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2011                        Juror, Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Shoreline, WA

2008                        Artist Talk, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

2008                        Curator: The Real Me, Museo Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA

2008                        Curator: Landscape Suburbia, Museo Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA

2007                        Guest Artist Presentation: Developing Artistic Language through the Process of                                                           Printmaking, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX

2007                        Curator: Juried Exhibition: Remembering Youth, Museo Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA.

2007                        Reflections Exhibition Juror, Beaver Lake Middle School, Issaquah, WA

2007                        Gallery 110 Affiliate Artist Member, Seattle, WA

2007                        Artist Talk as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Form/Space Atelier Gallery, Seattle, WA   2005                        Artist’s Book Collaboration, three-month partnership with Poet Terry Quinn

2004                        Artist in the Studio: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2004                        Invitation to present Life Experiences: An Intergenerational Art Project at the Western                                                 Museum Association Conference

2003, 2004              National Fine Arts Exhibition Juror, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA    




2007-2013               Represented by Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2008                        Awarded National Parks Residency opportunity in Stehekin, WA

2006                        National Scholars Honor Society

2004                        Boston University College of Fine Arts Scholarship

2003                        City of Tacoma Arts in the Community Award, as part of Tacoma Art Museum Education                                             Department


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