Awards & Exhibitions

Below you will find some of the awards I have received through the years as well as some of the exhibitions I have participated in.

Selected Awards

  • 2010 Best of Show at the “Annual Exhibition” at the Octagon Art Center, Ames, IA
  • 2009 The Enamelist Society “Creative Arts Award” for lifetime achievement
  • 2007 Juror’s Award at the “Fusion” show at Columbus Art Center, Columbus OH
  • 2005 First Place at the “Wichita National 2005,” exhibition at the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
  • 2004 Honorable Mention at the “Small Works 2004,” exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
  • 2006, 2003 University Award for Excellence in Research from Southwest Missouri State University
  • 2000 Award of Excellence at the “Metal Marvels” exhibition at The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 1999 Award for “Body of Work” at “Precious Metals” at Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ
  • 1995 Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Crafts
  • 1993 Award of Excellence at the “Smithsonian Craft Show,” Washington, DC

Selected Exhibitions

My work has been included in over 200 one person and group exhibitions including:

  • 2010 Sarah Perkins, Enamel Works, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN (solo show)
  • 2008 Enamel Experience – International Badge Exhibition, traveled in Germany, USA and England
  • 2007 “10×10 Broochless” a show of non-jewelry metal objects at the Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
  • 2007 “Sarah Perkins, New Enamel Vessels” at Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA (solo show)
  • 2006 “Metalisms” a national show at the Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO “Basket (Revolution” at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
  • 2003-2005 “The Art of Gold” traveling show sponsored by Society of North American Exhibitions Goldsmiths
  • 2005 “In Print – In Person” enamel show at Thomas Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2004 “Korean & American Metalsmithing Exhibition”Kepco Plaza Gallery, Seoul,Korea
  • 2003 “Crafts National 2003,” Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA “V Exposicio Internacional. El Mon de l’Esmalt. La Copa,” Salou, Spain
  • 2002 “Rich and Sumptuous: Impressions of India” Studio Fusion, London, England
  • 2001 “Color and Light: International Enamel Exhibition,” National Handicraft Museum in New Delhi and the Museum of Modern Art in Bombay, India
  • “Everyday Ceremonies” at the Arkansas Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR (solo show)