Nemacolin Artist in Residence
June 2020 Sarah Royer is scheduled to be the Artist in Residence at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Royer took photographs at PJ’s Ice cream Parlor at Nemacolin, then transferred the images onto a silk-screen and printed it onto paper. She is currently working on a limited edition series of 6 images inspired by photographs taken at the resort.
Benko Art Gallery
October of 2019 Sarah Royer showcased her art at Benko Art Gallery in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Benko was the perfect place to show off her solar plate prints. While visiting Expressions Graphics in Oak Park IL, Royer was introduced to the idea of solar plate printing. Intrigued by the non-toxic process Royer took a class from Janet Schill. Benko Art Gallery displayed a combination of solar-plate prints and images of prints that were laser-cut into pieces of wood.
Metropolitan at The 9
June 2019 – November 2019 Metropolitan at The 9 showcased the creative work of Sarah Royer. Attendees experienced the high contrast screen prints of digitally altered photos that she has taken on her travels to cities throughout United States and Europe. While sipping on refreshments friends and family were able to sit back and relax in Alex Theater and view a slideshow of Sarah’s work.
DAYGLOSHO 6 & 7
Sarah Royer’s “Karina’s Shoes at the Beachland” is a great example of pushing the envelope with the paint. The artist screen-printed the color on top of her photograph of a patron or artist at a concert. The work is expertly executed and whets our appetite for more of the same.
– Dott von Schneider, Scene Magazine
DayGlo Corporation sponsors an annual show were regional and national artists are invited to create works inspired by the DayGlo palette. “Soup of Sarah” was created by screen-printing on a canvas and hand painting DayGlo paint in the background. DayGloSho7 included “Karina’s shoes at the Beachland”, and “Marco at the Beachland” both combine screen-printing and DayGlo paint.
Cleveland Museum of Art: Parade the Circle
Cleveland Museum of Art kicks off the summer with an annual parade around Wade Oval. Local and national artists design a wide variety of floats, puppets, and costumes to celebrate. Sarah Royer designed Column & Stripe: The Young Friends of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s ensemble that included images taken from newly launched Open Access, the Cleveland Museum of Art released high-resolution images of their collection, to the public to be used with out permission or fee. The ensemble included 5 brightly colored large paintings of manipulated images from Open Access, one large parachute with images of “The Thinker” reworked to have “The Thinker” looking at a cell phone, and Sarah Palagyi walking on stilts with a handmade hoop-skirt and hand printed “Thinker” T-shirt.
The Cleveland Hostel
Waterloo Arts Fest
Waterloo Arts Fest is an annual event that features music, artists, and interactive art experiences for all ages. Church of Art invited local artist to collaborate on an interactive installation on the walls of their gallery. My contribution was three images from my DayGlo series painted and screen printed directly on the gallery wall. This was a full circle Waterloo inspired piece because I took the photos at The Beachland Ballroom, used left over paint from the DayGloSho at Waterloo Arts, and printed it on the wall of The Church of Art for Waterloo Arts Fest.
Expressions Graphics Oak Park, IL
Expressions Graphics is a printmaking collaborative and fine art gallery located in Oak Park, IL. “Her Voice” is an exhibition of woman printmakers and their guest artists. Sarah Royer has been invited to participate several times. On this rare occasion Royer was able to exhibit a screen print of NYC and a hand painted etching “Fertile Woman.”
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