Sharing a deep love of animals is the goal of every piece of art Sarah Crumb creates. Sarah’s work utilizes a loose, illustrative and impressionistic style, defined by bold color combinations, and whimsical compositions. Her pieces bring a smile to the viewer’s face, and connects them to nature in a new way.
She has received recognition for her work from the Puget Sound Bird Fest where her painting of Black Oystercatchers won their annual poster contest in 2019. She was also awarded the ADG Award for her painting of a Red-lored Parrot as part of Tsuga Gallery’s Chroma 2019 exhibit. Her work has also been featured in advertisements for group shows at Parklane Gallery and Gallery North. She has created art pieces for several private commissions, and her work is held by private collections throughout the United States.
Sarah received her BA in Art History from the University of Washington, and her MA in Zoology, with a focus on connecting children to nature through arts-based activities from a partner program between Woodland Park Zoo and Miami University. She has been an artist since she was a small child, has worked with waterfowl and the education department at Woodland Park Zoo, and has been a teaching artist for a local private art school. She is a lifelong Washington State resident, and currently lives in Bothell, WA.
BA in Art History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
MA in Zoology, Miami Univ. & Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA
2019 - 2021
Homeschool Art Teacher in Bothell, WA
2017 - 2019
Youth Art Instructor at Cloud 9 Art School in Bothell, WA
2013 - 2017
Educator/Animal Unit Volunteer at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA
2010 - 2018
Art Docent at Northshore School District in Bothell, WA
2012 - 2016
CampFire/Girl Scout Leader in Bothell, WA
2019 ADG Award Chroma, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, Bothell, WA
2019 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster selection
Chroma, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, Bothell, WA
Art of the Garden, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Yours Truly Launch Event, Cascadia College, Bothell, WA
Pacific Regent Invitational Show, Bellevue, WA
Small Works, Gallery North, Edmonds, WA
Pets on Parade, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Share the Love, Seattle ReCreative, Seattle, WA
Sip and Stroll Art Walk, Molbak’s, Woodinville, WA
All Creatures Great and Small, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Shoreline Arts Festival, Shoreline, WA
PRINT MEDIA APPEARANCES
Yours Truly, Cascadia College creative arts publication, Bothell, WA, June 2019. 9, 26.
Gallery North: Small Works, exhibition announcement postcard, Edmonds, WA, 2019.
Parklane Gallery: All Creatures Great and Small, exhibition announcement postcard, Kirkland, WA, 2018.
The Seattle Times: WeekendPlus, exhibition announcement with image, Seattle, WA, Sept. 14, 2018. 13.
Get Qurious: Island Crafts, Arctic Crafts, and Conservation Crafts, augmented reality educational product illustrations, 2018.
“Raven and the Birds,” Prezi, February 6, 2018. https://prezi.com/tobbzvvmpocj/raven-and-the-birds/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
“The Role of Zoo Playgrounds: Beyond Playtime & into Conservation Awareness,” IZE Journal 50, 2014. https://projectdragonfly.miamioh.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Crumb_Sarah_IZE.pdf
DIGITAL MEDIA APPEARANCES
“Black Oystercatchers painting chosen for 2019 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster,” My Edmonds News, August 1, 2019. https://myedmondsnews.com/2019/08/black-oystercatchers-painting-chosen-for-2019-puget-sound-bird-fest-poster/
Woodinville Weekly Staff, “Cloud 9 Art School opens in Bothell,” Woodinville Weekly, August 22, 2017. https://www.nwnews.com/news/cloud-9-art-school-opens-in-bothell/article_bba46380-703c-5880-9c6d-58551f685ab9.html
Blake Peterson, “Bothell’s Cloud 9 Art School provides art, travel opportunities for students, teachers alike,” Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, October 25, 2017 1:20pm. https://www.bothell-reporter.com/life/bothells-cloud-9-art-school-provides-art-travel-opportunities-for-students-teachers-alike/
“American Artist Appreciation Week 3,” Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop - Monroe, WA Facebook page, August 22, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/bfranklincraftsmonroe
Briana Gerdeman, “Local women earn biology degrees through program at Woodland Park Zoo,” Woodinville Weekly, Jan 14, 2015 Updated Jul 13, 2020. https://www.nwnews.com/community/local-women-earn-biology-degrees-through-program-at-woodland-park-zoo/article_7e0e63b6-ceca-58e0-9709-f234837cf4d1.html
“Did you say National Toco Day?,” Woodland Park Zoo Instagram page, October 4, 2018. https://www.instagram.com/p/BohssCElwgG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Charlene Collins-Freeman, “Birds!,” Charlene Collins-Freeman Art (blog). March 15, 2018. https://charlenecollinsfreeman.com/blog-montauk/2018/3/15/birds