Sarah Samways is a mixed-race visual artist/writer who lives in Rhode Island.

 

 

  • June 6-9, 2019 – writing “World Awaits Epiphany,” featured in Once Upon A Sign’s public art display for PVD Fest, Providence, RI
  • February 2 – 27, 2019 – group exhibition: “Corazon,” HIVE artspace, York, PA
  • August 18, 2018 – won third prize as chalk artist, “10th Annual Expo for the Senses,” Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
  • August 18 – September 14, 2018 – solo show, window display: “Standing in the Reign with Birds,” Dirt Palace, Olneyville, Providence, RI
  • March 22 – 25, 2018 – group exhibition: “Flower Show: Blast Off – Celestial Gardens,” Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
  • November 2017 – artwork and writing published in “Like A Girl” zine 
  • October 22 – November 19, 2017 (gallery opening October 26th) – group juried exhibition: “The Art of Darkness”, HeARTspot Art Center and Gallery, East Providence, RI
  • October 14, 2017 – Artist participant in Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival at the Alex & Ani Center, Downtown Providence, RI
  • September – December 2017 – AmeriCorps Teaching Artist for Providence CityArts! for Youth at Highlander Charter School, Providence, RI
  • December 2016 – June 2017 – Artist Mentor for Highlander Charter School’s ELO Program, Providence, RI
  • March 18, 2017 – group exhibition: RISD Project Open Door Alumni Exhibition, Providence, RI
  • December 2016 – published in Dusie Press’s Advent Calendar (Dusie.org)
  • June 2016 – published in Sad Asian Girls Club’s anthology: Volume 1
  • April 15 – May 16, 2016 – group exhibition: TIMBER!!! Non-Juried Art Show, Portsmouth Arts Guild, Portsmouth, RI
  • April 3 – May 3, 2016 – joint exhibition with photographer Eric Frazer: “Without a Face,” Firehouse 13, Providence, RI
  • March 24, 2016 – group salon: Roll Around in the Dirt with Me, Vernon St, Providence, RI
  • March 18, 2016 – group exhibition pop-up: Bad Art Show, Finlandia, Providence, RI
  • September 18 – October 1, 2015 – group exhibition: Magick’s Dark Sister: Act of the Occult, Gang Greenough Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
  • August 23, 2015 – performer (hippie occultist) for NecronomiCon Providence/Frank Difficult Presents film screening of “The Dunwich Horror”
  • August 2015 – featured in Bea Bambita’s short film: “Girl” 
  • August 2015 – solo exhibition: “Girl Talk” at Open Window Gallery, AS220, Providence, RI
  • August 2015 – “Condiment Horrors” + “I’m Making That Good Toilet Money” published in Infinite Scroll’s Issue #4 “Time and Money”
  • July 2015 – “Duck and Bunny” + illustration published in Basement Babes‘ Issue #9 “Relationships”
  • July 16 – August 20, 2015 – awarded full tuition scholarship via Frequency Writers to attend ‘Found Poetics’ course at 186 Carpenter St, Providence, RI
  • June 20, 2015 – photographer for 2nd Annual Seamz2BStreetz Flash Show, Boston Common, Boston, MA
  • April 29, 2015 – first article gets published in the Boston Hassle : “E.T. Parcell – Good News for Orchestra”
  • March 7, 2015 – small performance in the “Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant: Auditions” by The Psychic Readings Company, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY (I was “The Maid”)
  • December 19, 2014 – First article is published in The Lankville Daily News : “Lankville Economic Report by Sarah Samways”
  • December 2014 – Annual Staff Art & Craft Exhibition 2014, Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
  • 2014 – live performance piece for the Providence Fringe Festival: “When Your Luck’s Run Out on You” w/Tim Aznavourian & Dorian King + video: “Death to Strawberry Moon” (featuring Adrienne Jones) at the Fluxus Funeral, 95 Empire, Providence, RI
  • 2014 – photographer for Crosswalk Catwalk, Providence, RI
  • 2014 – artisan/vendor at What Cheer Presents Providence’s Rock N’ Roll Yard Sale, Providence, RI
  • 2014 – illustration “My Friends Do Drugs” is published in literary/art magazine, The Gambler
  • 2014 – group exhibition: “Freedom of Fantasy: An International Fine Arts Exhibition,” West Park Gallery, West Park Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
  • 2014 – group exhibition: “Nicolas Cage Art Show,” Balançoire, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 – group exhibition + live body painting: “Pancakes and Booze Art Show,” M1-5 Lounge, New York, NY
  • January 2014 – “Fancy Goldfish” drawing is used for Kickstarter project, Melissa Nichols’s Day By Day 
  • December 2013 to December 2014 (monthly) – artisan/vendor at 95 Empire’s NIGHTFLEA, Providence, RI
  • 2013 – artisan/vendor at St. Joseph’s Church of the Good Shepherd’s Holiday Bazaar, Woonsocket, RI
  • 2013 – group exhibition: “P.A.A.G.E.S Premier Event” at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, Pawtucket, RI
  • 2013 – artisan/vendor at Pin Productions Music and Arts Festival, Woonsocket, RI
  • 2013 – photographer for roaming flash-mob-styled street fashion show, “Crosswalk Catwalk”, Providence, RI
  • 2011 – traveling group exhibition: “The Sketchbook Project: 2011 Tour” at the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011 – group project, zine “Unladylike” is published and presented on behalf of comics/feminist group Ladydrawers, spearheaded by Anne Elizabeth Moore
  • 2011 – awarded Mary Louise Barna Memorial Scholarship and work/study, printmaking intensive at Ox-Bow School of Arts, Saugatuck, MI
  • 2010 – group exhibition: “Dodeka” at Siagusa Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2009 – 2011 – accepted into, attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
  • 2009 – solo exhibition: “Quiet Riot: New Works by Sarah Samways” at AS220 Youth Gallery, Providence, RI
  • 2008 – 2009 – Gallery Assistant at AS220, Providence, RI
  • 2008 – RISD/CE Certificate in Art School Preparation
  • 2007 – received full tuition scholarship to RISD Pre-College Program, with a focus in traditional photography
  • 2005 – 2008 – accepted into, attended Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Pawtucket, RI
  • Summers 2003 & 2004 – awarded scholarships to attend Johns Hopkins’ CTY Program at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI