2013 MFA, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA

2001 BFA, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


Solo Exhibitions

2019     3333 Sacramento Street, New Paintings, San Francisco, CA

2014     Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010     Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2009     Gilded Edge Gallery, Hanover, NH

2009     Grosse Pointe Public Library, Grosse Pointe, MI

2004     Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017     Gallery 2, To What End, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2017     Arkitektura, Sara Dykstra: Selected Work, San Francisco, CA

2017     Daltile, Selections from 48 Pillars, San Francisco, CA

2017     The Arc Gallery, 48 Pillars, San Francisco, CA

2015     The Noyes Museum of Art, MICA: Then/Now II, Oceanville, NJ

2015     Studio 110 Projects, Out of Storage, Sausalito, CA

2014     Studio 110 Projects, SURVEILLANCE everyday, Sausalito, CA

2013     Leidy and Riggs Gallery, Klots International Group Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

2013     The Ethan Cohen Gallery, MICA: Then/Now, New York, NY  

2013     Root Division, Introductions, San Francisco, CA 

2013     The Paul Mahder Gallery, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2013     California College of the Arts, MFA Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2013     The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Painting Symposium, San Francisco, CA

2013     The Arc Gallery, Futures, San Francisco, CA

2012     The Paul Mahder Gallery, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2011     CAFA Museum, International Exhibition of 2D Works, Beijing, China

2011     The Paul Mahder Gallery, Winter Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2011     Abbey de Lehon, Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Exhibition, Lehon, France

2010     The Cornish Colony Museum, Illustrating the Imagination, Windsor, VT

2008     AVA Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Lebanon, NH

2006     Detroit Artists Market, Michigan Artists Exhibit: The Governor's Residence, Lansing, MI

2005     4731 Gallery, Detroit Fashion Week: Photography Exhibit, Detroit, MI 

2005     The Biddle Gallery, Memories Vivid/Faded, Wyandotte, MI

2005     4731 Gallery, ONE, Detroit, MI

2005     555 Gallery, Art for Art Teachers, Detroit, MI

2003     The Viridian Gallery, Multiple Memorials Exhibition, New York, NY

2003     Americans for the Arts On-line Gallery, Project in FOCUS, New York, NY

2001     Meyerhoff Gallery, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland

2000     The CAAC Gallery, Vernissage, Aix-en-Provence, France

1996     The Colorado College, The Sharpe Fellow Exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO


Public & Private Collections

Chevron Corporate Headquarters, San Ramon, California 

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, California

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire

Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Hanover, New Hampshire

Grosse Pointe Public Library, Ewald Branch, Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

Garibaldis Restaurant, San Francisco, California


Residencies / Selected Awards / Visiting Artist

2017    The Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency, Johnson, Vermont

2011    California College of the Arts Merit Scholarship

2011    Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists: Residency 

            Lehon, France

2003    Visiting Artist: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

2000    The Center for Advanced Art & Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France 

            Honors Program for Excellence in Painting

2000    Art Education Department Recognition Award, Maryland Institute College of Art

2000    Painting Department Recognition Award, Maryland Institute College of Art

2000    Sgt. Ralph Roland Demuth Memorial Award, Maryland Institute College of Art

1999    William Ferguson Merit Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art

1999    Maryland Institute Achievement Award, Maryland Institute, College of Art     

1998    Foundation Department Recognition Award, Maryland Institute College of Art

1996    The Marie Walsh Sharpe Fellowship, Colorado Springs, CO


 Publications & Press

2014     Burger, Mary. “Sara Dykstra, Painter.” Web Blog. ARTICIPLE, May 5, 2014

2013     The Whitefish Review, “dis-Integration 1” (plate included), Missoula, MT

2007     Strut Magazine, (Cover) “Untitled,” January/February Edition, Detroit, MI

2007     Ryan, Kathy. “Walking With Childhood Friends,” Grosse Pointe News, August 23, 2007

2007     Tusa, Susan. “On Location: Grosse Pointe Park,” Detroit Free Press, June 24

2006     Livingston, David. “The Life Artistic: Drawn Together,” Signature Magazine, July/August (Cover,    

            pg. 28), Grosse Pointe, MI

2006    Quinn, Beth. “Learning Inspires Ewald Art,” Grosse Pointe News,  May 18, 2006

2005    Stevensen Carter, Laura. “Intensive Care: The Origins of a Bright Idea,” Dartmouth Medicine  

            Magazine,  Spring 2005 (Cover, pg. 40), Hanover, NH

2004    Wiencke, Matthew. “Historical Paintings Give Lecture Hall a Major Face-Lift,” Dartmouth Medicine

            Magazine, Winter 2005, Hanover, NH

2004    Nordoff, Andrew. “Paintings of Medical Achievements Unveiled at Dartmouth Medical School,”  

            Dartmouth News, Summer 2004

2004    Wiencke, Matthew. “Preserving the Past in Paint,” Dartmouth Medicine Magazine, Winter 2004,

            Hanover, NH

2004    Dalton, Gary. “Dartmouth Medical Murals Unveiled,” Connecticut Valley Spectator, June 17, 2004,

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Lectures / Teaching / Professional Experience

2016           Studio & Materials Assistant to Rosana Castrillo Diaz, San Francisco, CA

2016           Artist Talk, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013           Undergraduate Workshop Leader, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2009-10      Education Administrator & Affiliate for the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Great River Arts Institute, Bellows Falls, VT

                    Coordinated Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the State of Vermont, managed print studio, planned events and designed visual arts  


2009-10      Education & Gallery Administration for H2O: Film on Water, Curated by Cynthia Reeves 

                    Gallery management, event planning, artist talks, educational workshops

                    Great River Arts Institut, Newport, NH

2007-10       Adult and Youth Visual Arts Instructor, Drawing & Painting, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

2005            Life Drawing Workshop, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH

2003-07       Continuing Education Adult and Youth Visual Arts Instructor       

                    Drawing & Painting, Motion Graphics & 2-D Design, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop/Illustrator, Macromedia Flash

                    College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI