Sara Bakken

1506 Porter Street

Philadelphia, PA 19145






2014  Surface Design Association Personal Development Grant

2014  National Liberty Museum Juror's Award

2007  Fibers Faculty Award, The University of the Arts

2007  Nominee for the Florence Whistler Fish Award

2006  Kimmel Scholarship

2005  W.W Morris Scholarship

2003. James E. Gamble Memorial Art Award


Selected Exhibits


2014 "Resist Dye on the Silk Road:Contemporary Art", juried group exhibit in conjunctsion with the 9th International Shibori            Symposium at the China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China

2014 "Craftforms", juried group exhibit, Wayne Art Center's Davenport Gallery, Wayne, PA

2014 "Modern Spin", juried group exhibit, Narrows Center for the Arts, Falls River, MA

2014 "Deep", solo exhibit, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013. "Library of Life", juried group exhibit, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2012  “Rhythm”, solo exhibit, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011  “34th Anniversary Exhibit", group exhibit, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, P

2010  “By the Sea”, dual exhibit, Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009  “Arts of Summer”, group show, Accent Gallery, Ocean City, NJ

2009  “Vitreous”, juried group show, Ester Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009  “Oceans, Microscopes, and Mushrooms”, solo show, Muse Gallery, Phiadelphia, PA

2009  “Art of the State”, juried group exhibit, The State Museum of PA, Harrisburg, PA

2009  “Thread Count”, juried group exhibit, The PA Guild of Craftsmen, Lancaster, PA

2009  “On the Fringe of Fibers”, juried group show, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2007  “Next Generation”, invitational group exhibit, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD


Professional Experience

2011-2012  International Opera Theater, set designer, “Decameron”

2009-2011 Outcast Studios, glassblower and studio assistant to Greg Nangle

2009-Present Guest Lecturer, Writing Seminar, The University of Pennsylvania

2009-2010 Hudson Beach Glass, glassblower, studio assistant to Sean Gilvey

2008-Present Delaware Art Museum, Instructor, Pre-College 3D Design Course

2007-Present Philly Art Center, Instructor, Jewelry Design and Glass courses

2007-Present Muse Gallery, exhibiting artist, glass and fiber arts

2005-2007 The University of the Arts, teacher’s assistant to Walter Zimmerman’s glass courses

2005-2007 The International Opera Theater, assistant set and costume designer, “The Tempest”



2007  The University of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts  Philadelphia, PA

2005  Hot Soup Glass School, private glassblowing lessons  Philadelphia, PA

2003  Tyler School of Art, Pre-College Jewelry/Metals course  Philadelphia, PA

2003  Hot Soup Glass School, beginning glassblowing class  Philadelphia, PA

2002  Tyler School of Art, Pre-College Drawing/2-D course  Philadelphia, PA