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Sara Siestreem
Sara Siestreem

Adjunct Instructor, Art Practices
Art Building 310
siestree@pdx.edu

Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos and American, 1976-) is from the Umpqua River Valley in southwestern Oregon. She is a Master Artist, Educator, and Theorist. Siestreem graduated Phi Kappa Phi with a BS from PSU in 2005. She earned an MFA with distinction from Pratt Art Institute in 2007. She is represented by Augen Gallery in Portland and her work has been shown in museums and figures in prestigious private and public collections nationally. She teaches studio arts at PSU and and Traditional Indigenous Weaving Practices for The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.

Siestreem serves as a consultant and free lance educator for museums and cultural groups regionally. She also serves various youth organizations and individuals in the role of mentor, workshop leader, promoter, public speaker and volunteer. She now lives and works exclusively in the arts in Portland, Oregon.

Sara's paintings are improvisational abstracts based on observations of natural processes combined with formal strategies. During the month of September 2015 there is an solo exhibition of her new paintings at Augen Gallery. The show is titled LOVE SONGS, and is related to environmental and interpersonal themes.