About

Born and raised in southwest Texas, Sarah May’s early years helped shape many of her artistic perspectives on the ideas of stories, histories, layers, and communication. Now, as an artist and educator, Sarah May works with and for young people as an advocate for the valuable role of the arts in the lives of children of all ages.

Education

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education – Ed.M. 2015 – Arts in Education
  • Tufts University – M.A. 2012 – Child Development, Arts and Youth Development
  • University of San Diego – B.A. 2010 – Psychology and Visual Arts

Exhibitions

  • 30 Under 30 Exhibition – Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown – January, 2015
  • Juror’s Choice – UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain – August, 2014
  • New England Collective V – Galatea Fine Arts, Boston – August, 2014
  • State of Being – Piano Craft Gallery, Boston – July, 2014
  • AGC Spring Art Exhibition – Stove Factory Gallery, Charlestown – April, 2014     
  • 30 Under 30 Exhibition – Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown – April, 2014
  • Peer Reviewed Submissions – Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville – November, 2013
  • An Alphabet of Inspiration: Artists Celebrate 100 Years of Collections – A is for Arctic window installation – Boston Children’s Museum, Boston – May 2013 through 2014 – In collaboration with Jessica Englund and Sara Sargent
  • AGC Spring Art Exhibition – Stove Factory Gallery, Charlestown – April 12-14, 2013
  • RAW Awards Semi-Finals Showcase – The Estate, Boston – November 18, 2012
  • 30 Under 30 Exhibition – Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown – October, 2012
  • New England Collective III – Galatea Fine Arts, Boston – August, 2012
  • RAW:Boston presents The Blend – The Estate, Boston – May, 2012
  • “The Painted Surface” – University of San Diego Visual Arts Center, San Diego – April 2010

Research and Contributions

  • Camara, K. & May, S., 2015. Arts for Learning Environments. In W. George Scarlett (Ed.), Classroom Management: An A to Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Paper Presentation: “Beyond Show-and-Tell: The role of expression and aesthetic learning in social and cognitive development” – 43rd Annual Jean Piaget Society Conference 2013: Social Development: Current Trends and Perspectives – Chicago, IL
  • Paper Presentation: “Surprise Encounters: Illuminating Implications for Learning through the Arts” – 42nd Annual Jean Piaget Society Conference 2012: Rethinking Cognitive Development – Toronto, Canada
  • Poster Presentation: “Parental Influences on Alcohol Involvement of Matriculating Hispanic College Freshmen” – 2008 Western Psychological Association – Portland, OR
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