Exhibitions and Collections

Exhibitions

2020 - 2021

  • Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA, group exhibition, In These Uncertain Times. Saffron Ribbons: In Grief

and Solidarity. An installation commemorating 450,000+ US Covid deaths as well as deaths due to police violence and systemic racism. Utilizing ribbons created by members of ARRT and displayed across the county during most of 2020, I designed this memorial. January to June

  • Center for Photography, 8 x 10 invitational Fundraising exhibit. Carmel, CA, Sept.

 

2019

  • Filoli Gardens, Nest: Finding Home. A 6 month exhibition attended by 75,000 visitors. American Women: Birds of

im/Migration series sparked Filoli’s exploration of the immigrant pasts of the workers at Filoli since it was built in 1915. Link to Artist's Film here.

  • Stanford University, purchased five Reichtag Prints for their collection.

  • ARRT group exhibition, Human/Nature, RCNV, Santa Cruz, Co-organizer/curator. 

  • Center for Photography, 8 x 10 invitational Fundraising exhibit. Carmel, CA, Sept. 

2018

  • Sanchez Art Center, Main Gallery, Pacifica, CA – One-person show – American Women: Birds of im/Migration

series of 25 pieces plus installations curated by Susan Hillhouse Leask.

  • Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, State of the Art, Invitational Group Exhibition in Santa Cruz, 15 Northern

CA artists with panel presentation.

  • ARRT group exhibition, Co-organizer/curator, ARRT and the Pursuit of Hope. RCNV. 

  • Santa Cruz County-wide Exhibition, Spoken/Unspoken at Santa Cruz Library (Chinese Women: Bound and

Determined series + American Women: Birds of im/Migration print series) Jan. – Mar. and at UCSC Porter Faculty Gallery, 3 satirical Trump portraits in the Political Response ARRT Exhibition.

  • Stanford’s Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, an ongoing display of 23 pieces in the American Women:

Birds of im/Migration series throughout the building Feb. 2018 to May 2019.

  • Courier International, French Magazine, 4 page spread of Stonewalled in Jerusalem images with an article on

shared trauma in the Israeli-Palestinian impasse.

  • Center for Photography, 8 x 10 invitational Fundraising exhibit. Carmel, CA, Sept.
     

2017 

  • Viewpoint Photographic Center, Sacramento, California, Mar. – Apr. Two Person Show, showcasing American

Women: Birds of im/Migration, 22 pieces, curated by Roberta McClellan.

  • ARRT (Artists Respond and Resist Together) Exhibition, July 3 – Aug. 19. helped establish this group of 100 local

artists to exercise our 1st amendment rights and creatively inspire the SC community to express themselves in the interest of protecting our democracy. Resource Center for Nonviolence art space. Santa Cruz. 

  • Center for Photography, 8 x 10 invitational Fundraising exhibit. Carmel, CA, Sept.

  • ResistFest Organizer for a day of political and artistic interactive experiences to mobilize Santa Cruz community

to create, engage and resist. Art installation; Designed and build a large Citizen-Ship with lifeboats to chronicle our first ancestors to journey to America seeking citizenship. Sept. 23 Museum of Art and History Atrium.

2016

  • Pajaro Valley Arts Center, Immigration: Borders, Boundaries, Beginnings, Featured 8 pieces from American

Women: Birds of im/Migration series. Watsonville, CA, Mar. 1 – Apr. 25.

  • Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, Annual International Competition, piece from American Women: Birds of

im/Migration series in catalogue and online, Linda B. Lehtman, curator, SFMOMA, Dec. 2016.

  • St. Mary’s College Museum, Moraga CA Juried into a group show, Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens

to All. Stonewalled in Jerusalem the full 22 piece installation. Sept. – Dec. Curators: Gutfreund Cornett Art. 

  • Mark & Anne’s Silicon Valley Art Exhibit, San Jose, Sept., displayed 10 from the American Women: Birds of

im/Migration series.

  • Museo Eduardo Carrillo, On View Gallery, awarded representation, 8 pieces from American Women: Birds of

im/Migration, Betsy Anderson, curator, Online.

  • Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz - participant in annual group show of ACOA, 5 pieces from American Women:

Birds of im/Migration series. June.         

  • Kaleid Gallery, San Jose CA Piece accepted for catalogue and onsite slide Presentation, Vision: An Artist's

Perspective. Gutfreund Cornett Art. July.

  • Lensculture.com  Six projects represented. Select images from American Women: Birds of im/Migration were

highlighted in the Fine Art and Alternative Processes Categories. Online.

  • Scotts Valley, CA Public Library – Group Photography show, NY images Subways.

  • Center for Photography, 8 x 10 invitational Fundraising exhibit Carmel, CA, September.

 

2015  

  • Open Studios, Santa Cruz, October. New series – American Women: Birds of im/Migration – first presentation.

  • Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz - participant in annual show of ACOA,  4 Stones from the Stonewalled in

Jerusalem series, June.

  • Santa Cruz Public Library - “Women and Power” educ. 2 Stones from the Stonewalled in Jerusalem series, group

show, March.         

  • Scotts Valley Public Library – Group painting show, Blurred Landscapes, April/May.

  • Peace United Church Santa Cruz - Stonewalled in Jerusalem was exhibited May – Sept.

2014

  • Cowell College, UCSC, Oct. – Dec. Stonewalled in Jerusalem installation and 18-pc. Exhibit, coincided with

the fall quarter class – “Conflict and Compassion,” + 2 lectures. 

  • Mark & Anne’s Silicon Valley Art Exhibit, San Jose, CA with 200 Bay Area artists, The Wall Installation was featured

along with 25 additional works, landscapes etc.

  • Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto, CA (20,000 membership) Stonewalled in

Jerusalem Interactive Art Installation Apr. 29 – Aug. 25.

  • Felix Kulpa Gallery, Nov. – Dec. group show of ACOA, photographers/painters, Santa Cruz, 4 pieces from the

new Stonewalled in Jerusalem exhibition.

  • Vanguard Gallery, Santa Cruz, solo show, Blurred Landscapes and Restructured series June - Aug. .

  • Lensculture Contemporary Photography Online Gallery invited my participation, March 2014. The site features 5

projects: Subway Reflexions, Stonewalled in Jerusalem, Blurred Landscapes, Restructured and Rushing to See Art, http://www.lensculture.com/sara-friedlander.

  • Sylvia White Gallery, Collector’s Choice 2014 exhibition, Apple Triptych selected, Apr. 2014, Ventana, CA.

  • Women’s Caucus for Art  “Half the Sky” exhibition in LuXun Academy, China. Chinese Women: Bound and

Determined series (9 pieces) accepted in juried show. Juror - Alma Luiz, MOCA Los Angeles. Sent book as gift to Academy library.

  • Modernbook Gallery 49 Geary 4th fl. San Francisco, CA, continued representation.

  • Saret Gallery, Sonoma Ca continued representation.

  • Daniella Wohl Art Advisory continued representation.

2013

  • Felix Kulpa Gallery participant in Nov. – Dec. show of ACOA, photographers/painters, Santa Cruz.

  • Museum of Art and History, PHOTO-ID exhibition. Mar. 30 – July 7. Work included in the museum-wide

exhibition on the theme of identity, Santa Cruz. Disney reflexion.

  • Women’s Caucus for Art, 3 images from Chinese Women: Bound and Determined series were accepted into the

catalogue for their January show  “Bound”, Phoenix Gallery, New York.

  • Modernbook Gallery 49 Geary 4th fl. San Francisco CA continued representation.

 

2012

  • Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, 1st place winner of the 2012 Annual International Competition, Jan. 2012.

  • Modernbook Gallery 49 Geary St. San Francisco Jan. 2012 – Group show represented artists. Modernbook since

2009, San Francisco ArtMrkt, SF ArtPad, Chicago Art Fair, LA Art Fair, Art Miami and the Toronto Art Fair during this year.

  • Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, 2 photographs included in the All You Need is Love exhibition Mar. 31 –

July 29.

  • Art for Art co-director/curator, 30 Santa Cruz artists exhibiting together in support of SCAARF (Artist’s

Relief Fund)

  • Felix Kulpa Gallery participant in June show of ACOA, photographers/painters, Santa Cruz.

  • Open Studios Santa Cruz , Oct. 13, 14 & 21,21 spotlighting Stonewalled in Jerusalem.

  • Santa Cruz Art League - “Visual Politics” show, Stonewalled in Jerusalem was featured, Sara also presented 2

forums based on the installation. Nov. 2012.

2011

  • Modernbook Gallery  Part of a group show of represented artists. January. 

  • Modernbook had booths at the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Chicago Art Fair, LA Art Fair, Art Miami and Toronto

International Art Fair.

  • Felix Kulpa Gallery participant in annual show of ACOA show, June.

  • Art Hang   Group exhibition, Tannery Art Center, Santa Cruz, December.

2010

  • Art for Art  Co-Organized and participated in two Benefit exhibitions R. Blitzer Gallery Dec. 10 – 12 and in May

at the Sash Mill in Santa Cruz. Created SCAARF (Santa Cruz Artists’ Assistance and Relief Fund) with Dee Hooker in August.

  • Saret Gallery Solo show, Sonoma CA Aug. 15 – Sept. 28.

  • Modernbook Gallery 49 Geary 4th fl. San Francisco CA presented my work at the FADA Los Angeles Art Fair in

January and at the New York Affordable Art Fair in May, in Toronto’s International Art Fair in October, Art Miami in December.

  • Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA Selected for web gallery 2011 Juried Exhibition. 

  • Vanguard Showroom, Solo Show at  Santa Cruz, CA  Jan. – Mar.

  • Throckmorton Theatre Two person show at the, Mill Valley, CA. Subway Reflexions series presented by the Saret

Gallery and Ursula Gropper.

  • San Jose Art House Exhibition 13 pieces included in this San Jose Art show benefiting the Arts Council of Silicon

Valley. Scheduled for May 8.

  • Felix Kulpa Gallery Included in group show Community of Artists 4th show. June – July.

  • Saret Gallery  1 person exhibit. Sonoma CA. 48 pieces in all, spanning from 1999 – 2010. Aug.  

2009

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History A+C+C (Assemblage, Collage & Construction),. A museum and

countywide show, curated by Susan Hillhouse. My Fushimi Inari Gates was included in this extensive exhibition featuring local as well as nationally acclaimed artists. Altogether: Collage/Assemblage, at Santa Cruz Art League was part of this   countywide collaboration and 2 Subway Reflexions pieces were selected.

  • ACOA Squared 9 photographs included in this exhibition at Felix Kulpa Gallery Santa Cruz CA of the Community

of Artists 3rd annual show.

  • San Jose Art House Exhibition 9 pieces included in this San Jose Art show benefiting the Arts Council of Silicon

Valley.

  • Open Studios Santa Cruz.  October 3, 4 & 17,18.

  • Lulu Carpenter’s One-person show at, Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA Nov. – Jan.

  • Modernbook/Gallery Work represented by them in Palo Alto, CA. Chinese Women: Bound and

Determined pieces presented at the Red Dot Art Fair in Miami, Dec. 1 – 6, 2009.

2008 

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Ying, A museum-wide show curated by Susan Hillhouse,

featuring Contemporary Chinese artists as well as American artists inspired by China. My works in the exhibition included an installation of 25 paintings (“Chinese Women: Bound and Determined”), 2 large mixed media works depicting China, 1983, and a handmade book on Bound Feet. 

  • Lulu Carpenter’s, One-person show, Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 

  • Whitney Gallery Transportation:  Seven pieces from Window Seats and Subway Abstractions in group show,

Savannah, Georgia. 

  • Abstractions, group show, 17 pieces both photographs and paintings. Santa Cruz County Bank.

 

Collections


In addition to numerous private collections Sara’s work is in the corporate and public collections of:

Greenberg Traurig LLP, San Francisco

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Palo Alto

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Stanford University Art collection

 

 

Current Representation

Danielle Wohl Art Advisory, Palo Alto, CA   

https://www.daniellewohlartadvisory.com/

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