Sarah Hearn has been chosen as the new Program Manager of Artist INC. Sarah has diverse experience as an Arts Administrator, Curator, Writer, and Educator employed by both for-profit and non-profit art spaces, universities, and museums. Most recently, she has served as an Artist INC Peer Facilitator for the Artist INC regional training program in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, and as Collections Manager of The Collector’s Fund, an innovative art ownership investment fund.
A native of Oklahoma City, Sarah earned her BFA at the Santa Fe College of Art & Design, and her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Sarah is also an interdisciplinary visual artist and citizen scientist. Sarah has exhibited in galleries and art spaces across the United States from New Mexico to New York and has contributed to international collaborations in Brooklyn, Berlin, and most recently Reading, UK for 2014 International Science Week. In May of 2015, Urban Colonizations was unveiled in Kansas City, Missouri. For this project, she created site-specific, artificial lichen colonies hidden in various locations throughout the city, including Mid-America Arts Alliance, Plug Projects, The Anita B. Gorman Conservation and Discovery Center and Union Station/Science City. To learn more about her work, visit her website.
“Sarah has a wealth of experience helping artists develop sustainable art practices and grow their arts businesses,” Artist INC Director Lisa Cordes states. “Importantly, her ongoing work as a successful visual artist gives her invaluable perspective and insight into the professional development needs of artists.”