EDUCATION

2000    Rank I Teacher’s Certification, Murray State University, Murray KY

1984     MA Painting, Murray State University, Murray KY

1977      BFA Painting and Printmaking/ BFA Art Education, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro NC

 

FELLOWSHIPS/ GRANTS/ AWARDS

2015     Outstanding Alumni in the Fine Arts Award, Murray State University, Murray KY

2006    Sara Shallenberger Brown Foundation Fellowship, Teacher Institute on Dutch Art in the Golden Age, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

2006    Faurest Art Educators’ Residency Fellowship, Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, IN

2002    Individual Artist Fellowship, Kentucky Foundation for Women

1991     Professional Assistance Award, Kentucky Arts Council

1990    Individual Artist Fellowship, Kentucky Foundation for Women

1989    Professional Development Grant, Kentucky Arts Council

1987    Individual Artist Fellowship, Kentucky Foundation for Women

1985    Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Mare Crisium: Sea of Crisis, Solo Show, Murray Art Guild, Murray KY
  • Different Times: Different Places, Ruth Baggett Gallery, Paducah KY
  • Legacy, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah KY

2016    

  • Looking Back. Drawing Forward, Solo Show, Ruth Baggett Gallery, Paducah KY
  • Landspirations, Group Show, Murray Art Guild, Murray KY
  • Side by Side, Curris Center Gallery, Murray KY
  • Arrowmont Faculty Show, Arrowmont School of Arts & Craft, Gatlinburg TN

2015        

  • Simply Graphite, Ruth Baggett Gallery, Paducah KY
  • Sketchbooks, Murray Art Guild, Murray KY
  • Visual Evidence, Murray Art Guild, Murray KY, 2nd Place in Painting

2014    

  • Uncommon Wealth; Group Show travelled to Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville Community College, Madisonville KY; Berea Arts Council,  Berea KY; Rowan County Arts Center, Morehead KY;  Huff Gallery at Spalding University, Louisville KY.
  • Member’s Show, Murray Art Guild, Murray KY

2012        

  • Kentucky Visions at the Capitol, Capitol Building, Frankfort KY
  • Garden Party: Wastelanders Summer Solstice Show, Viterisi Building, Paducah KY

2011    

  • Member’s Show, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY

2010     

  • Holidazle II, Invitational, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Ownesboro KY

2009    

  • Art & Design Alumni Show, Murray State University Curris Center Gallery, Murray KY

2008    

  • Women of Wisdom, Mary Craik Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2007    

  • Kentucky Visions at the Capitol, Capitol Building, Frankfort KY,  Traveled to Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington KY
  • Family Matters, Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mount Saint Francis IN 
  • Zephyr Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville KY

2006        

  • 53rd Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, EvansvilleIN
  • Uncommon Wealth: Legacy of the Kentucky Arts Council Fellowships,  Lexington Art League, Lexington KY

2005    

  • Fall Exhibit, Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, KY
  • A Kentucky Investment: The BB&T Collection, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro KY, Purchase Award

2004    

  • Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibit.Eagle Foyer Gallery, Murray State University, Murray KY
  • Summer Faculty Exhibit, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg TN
  • The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead KY

2003        

  • Small Packages 9, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN

2002        

  • Arts Meets Activism, ArtsWatch Gallery, Louisville KY
  • 51st Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville KY
  • Talking to Ourselves Out Loud: the Art of Paul and Sandy Miller Sasso, Maiden Alley Cinema Gallery, Paducah KY

2002        

  • 20-Year Buddies: The Art of Paul and Sandy Miller Sasso, Icehouse Gallery, Mayfield KY

2001        

  • Kentucky’s Women Artists: 1850-2000, Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Owensboro KY
  • Electronic Gallery Membership Exhibit, NAEA Conference, New York NY 2001        
  • Yeiser 2001, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY, Cash Award 
  • Impressions 2001, Icehouse Gallery, Mayfield KY

2000        

  • Impressions 2000, Icehouse Gallery, Mayfield KY
  • Alumni Exhibit, Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray KY

1998        

  • Murray Art Guild Annual Exhibit, Murray KY, Cash Award

1997        

  • Riversticks: A Driftwood Invitational, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville KY
  • 1997 Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville KY
  • Juried Alumni Exhibition, Eagle Gallery, MSU, Murray KY

1996        

  • Mississippi River: Ten States, Ten Artists; Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
  • Five Kentucky Artists, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ
  • Group Show, Gallery 121, Murray KY
  • Inner Landscapes, Solo Show, Shawnee Community College, Ullin IL
  • Visual Art Faculty Exhibit, Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Cralle Gallery, Bellarmine College, Louisville KY

1995    

  • The Education of an Artist: Thirteen Women, Houchens Gallery, Capital Arts Center,  Bowling Green KY
  • Faculty Exhibit: Summer ’95, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

1993        

  • Revising Boundaries: Southern Women Artists, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle WA
  • Faculty Exhibit, Eagle Gallery, MSU, Murray KY

1993        

  • Instructor’s Exhibit, Horner Gallery, Penland School of Arts & Crafts, Penland NC
  • Owensboro National Bank and the Arts: A Kentucky Investment, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro KY, Purchase Award

1992        

  • 45th Annual Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts & Science, Evansville IN
  • Sandy Miller Sasso: Pastels &  Prismacolors, Solo Exhibit, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY
  • Instructor’s Exhibit, Horner Gallery, Penland School of Arts & Crafts, Penland NC

1991        

  • Fragments: Drawings and Text, Solo Exhibit, ArtsWatch Gallery, Louisville KY
  • Drawing from Experience, Gallery 600, Paducah KY
  • Instructor’s Exhibit, Horner Gallery, Penland School of Arts & Crafts, Penland NC
  • My Vision, Women’s Caucus for Art Conference, Sumner School Museum and Archives, Washington DC
  • Collective Contrasts: Making Feminism Visible, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville KY
  • Penland Show, Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta GA
  • Art Department Faculty Exhibit, Eagle Gallery, MSU, Murray KY

1990        

  • Womanspirit: Myth and Metaphor, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami FL
  • The Red Clay Survey: A Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Art,          Huntsville AL
  • CWCA Hangs Together, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago IL
  • The Fifth Annual Juried Show, Henderson Arts Council, Henderson KY, Cash Award 
  • Artforms’90, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette IN
  • Solo Exhibit, Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center, Dawson Springs, KY

1989        

  • New Artists, H.L. Stine Fine Arts Gallery, Atlanta GA
  • Post Marked Kentucky, Lexington Art League, Lexington KY
  • Solo Exhibit, Sommerset Community College, Sommerset KY
  • Images of Paducah/ Images of Western Kentucky, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY
  • Paducah ’89, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY, Honorable Mention
  • Night Visions, Solo Exhibit, Gallery 600, Paducah KY
  • The Faculty Works, Eagle Gallery, MSU, Murray KY

1988        

  • Reject ’88, Two Street Studio, Paducah KY
  • Southdown Fine Arts Biennial, Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society, Houma LA, Best of Show Award
  • Alumni Invitational, Eagle Gallery, MSU, Murray KY
  • Kentucky Foundation for Women Fellows Exhibit, Café Dog, Louisville KY

1987        

  • Two Person Exhibit, Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art, Frankfort KY
  • Two Person Exhibit, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony IN

1987         

  • State of Mind: Twelve Progressive Kentucky Artists, Water Tower Art   Association, Louisville Ky. Traveled         to Northern Kentucky Arts Council Gallery, Covington KY
  • Solo Exhibit, Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for the Crafts, Smithville TN
  • Women Artists Invitational, Hollins College Art Gallery, Roanoke VA

1986        

  • Precious Pieces, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony IN
  • Society of Fellows First Annual Invitational, Arts Place Gallery, Lexington KY
  • Paduach ’86, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY, Best of Show $500 award
  • The 1986 All Kentucky Art Exhibition, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville KY, Purchase Award

1985        

  • Paducah ’85, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY
  • 20th Annual Juried Exhibit, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro KY
  • Artist in Residence Invitational, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville KY
  • 14th Annual Coca-Cola Art Show, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Elizabethtown KY

1985        

  • Solo MA Thesis Exhibit, Eagle Gallery, MSU, Murray KY
  • Out of Towners Invitational, Gallery 200 East, Knoxville TN

 

PAST EMPLOYMENT

2008-2015     Art Instructor, Calloway County High School, Murray KY

1994-2008     Art Instructor, North Calloway Elementary School, Murray KY