Sarah Wolf Newlands­

MFA                     Painting, Portland State University
BFA                     Painting, Rhode Island School of Design

Selected Exhibitions
FATE National Juried Member Exhibition (April)
Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH

Keeping House (solo) September 14, 2018 – January 12, 2019
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA

Everyday Futility: Adapting Form to New Uses (solo)

composition gallery, Portland, OR

To Teach How Perfect
In collaboration with Lauren Moran and Project Grow Artists
Project Grow, Portland, OR

Open Call: An Art Reality Game Show

Surplus Space, Portland, OR

Glean Artists Exhibit
ReClaimit! Portland, OR

Open Studio Artists-in-Residence: (F)Utility

Gallery Store Artists-in-Residence Installation
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

Divergent Strategies
Bush Art Barn, Salem, OR

Disjecta, Portland, OR

Sarah Wolf Newlands: Repetition Variations (solo)

Zeitgeist Art, Kalkhoff Bikes, Portland, OR

Oregon Craft Biennial
Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR

Between Texture & Light

Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Emergent: New Directions in Sustainable Art and Design

RISD Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

Northern Fibre V
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Portland Building Lobby Installation (solo)
Portland, OR

Selected Bibliography

Bartels, Eric. “Polychrome Accumulation.” Portland Tribune, 4 March 2005, B6.

Bjarnadottir, Hildur, ed. Textillist 2004. Reykjavik: The Society of Textile Artists of Iceland & The Reykjavik Art Museum, 2004.

Colburn, Emma. “Are we alive? Soundbites from last week’s Learn for Lunch” PSU Vanguard, 5 October 2020.

Drury, Fritz and Joanne Stryker. Drawing: Structure and Vision. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008, 104.

Harris, Beth et al., Educators, Curators and Docents: Creating Interpretive Resources Based on Conversation. In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2010: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. 31 March 2010.

Marx-Wolf, Heidi. “Poetic Dwelling and Artistic Transformation: Letting Things Speak for Themselves,” Shopped Remarks. Portland State University, Portland, OR. 5 June 2003.

Murawski, Mike. “Teaching for Independence: Empowering Learning in the Art Museum,” Art Museum Teaching: A Forum for Reflecting on Practice, 10 May 2013,

“PSU Kinetic Circus Clicks with Kids.” The Oregonian, 18 May 2005, Metro/Portland 1.

RecologyAIR. “Glean” Online video clip YouTube, 28 August 2012,

Rennison, Aislinn. “Professor Hosts Talk on Sublime Exhibit ‘The Enclave’ Exhibit Sheds Light on Harsh Realities of Life in Congo.” PSU Vanguard, 30 March 2015,

Schomburg, Zachary, Michelle Swinehart and Sarah Wolf Newlands. “Foreward” and “Welcome to the Portland Art Museum.” Belonging Ed. Zachary Schomburg. Portland: Portland State University School of Art + Design and Urban Honors College. 4-9. Print.

Stuart, Greg. “‘De/reskilling’ Artistic Practice and Museum Education: College Students as Museum Interpreters,” in ‘In Theory, Spotlight on Practice’ “Art Museum Teaching: A Forum for Reflecting on Practice,” 29 May 2012.


2020 – Present
Associate Professor and Associate Executive Director
University Studies, Portland State University

2006 – Present
Assistant Professor, University Studies, Portland State University

Freshman Inquiry courses: Work of Art, Sophomore Inquiry courses: Popular Culture, and Capstone courses: Museum of the City; Object Talks: Creating Meaningful Museum Experiences

2013 – Present
Portland State University Urban Honors College

Junior Seminars: Rethinking Community Engagement at the Portland Art Museum (co-taught with Michelle Swinehart, 2014-17) and Interpretation and Public Engagement at the Portland Art Museum (co-taught with Grace Hwang, Fall 2013)

2006 – 2017
Instructor, Creative Arts Community, Arts at Menucha

Summer Week-long Intensive Studio Workshops
Open Painting Studio; Costumed Figure; Figure Drawing Intensive; Experimental Drawing; Encaustic Painting; Plein Air Painting; Painting: Watermedia

2009 & 2011
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Willamette University, Department of Art History

Undergraduate Courses: Contemporary Art Theory & Practice and Contemporary Art History

2004 – 06
Instructor, Portland State University, University Studies

Freshman Inquiry: Forbidden Knowledge, Academic Years 2005-06 & 2004-05
Freshman Inquiry: Power of Place, Winter & Spring Terms 2004

Instructor, Portland State University Extended Studies

Haystack Summer Program in the Arts – Painting: Landscape Now; Painting: Portrait as Metaphor

2002 – 03
Instructor of Record, Portland State University, Department of Art

Introduction to Drawing II, Winter 2003; Introduction to Drawing III, Spring 2003

Teaching Assistant, Portland State University, Department of Art
Introduction to Drawing I, Andrea Borsuk, Fall 2002

Gallery Educator and Teen Art Coach

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


Jan – April 2019       Juvenile Justice in collaboration with Deb Arthur and Richard Ross, Office Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
September 2018      Potluck Print Party, Recipe Studio, Hollidaysburg, PA
Sep-Dec 2017          Roz Crews: Imagine There’s a Snake in Every Painting -Office Gallery, Portland State University
Jan-Aug 2017           Larry Supnet: Seven Paintings and a Lightbox -Office Gallery, Portland State University
Feb-Dec 2016          matter(s): Group Exhibition co-curated with Chandra Glaeseman
                                 Supported in part by Project Grow Office Gallery, Portland State University
April-May 2006         The Calder Project, Fine and Performing Arts Dean’s Office, Portland State University

Conference Presentations

Session Facilitator
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference, Columbus, OH

Session Facilitator

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference, Kansas City

Assembly: A Co-authored Social Practice Conference

Roundtable Discussion: Social Practice, Craft, and Aesthetics at Museum of Contemporary Craft

International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities (CAMOC): Presenting and Interpreting the Industrial Heritage and Planning of Cities Using the Platform of a Virtual Museum, the Museum of the City, Chet Orloff and Sarah Newlands 
Gothenburg, Sweden

Open Engagement: Economies of Eating: Food, Art, and Education Panel and Brunch

Jeff Fletcher, Carl Grimm, MK Guth, Keith Nevison, Greg Stuart, and Sarah Wolf Newlands

Open Engagement: FRINQ Community Lunch
Portland State University, Portland, OR

Invited Lectures & Visiting Artist Lectures

April 2016
Guest Lecturer: Philosophy, Art, and Film
Penn State University, State College, PA

March 2015
In Conversation with The Enclave: Photojournalistic, Psychedelic, and Sublime
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

February 2015
Slow Looking

Organizational and Leadership Theory in Research
Portland State University, Portland, OR

August 2014
Museums, Objects, and Cities: Berlin, Dresden, and London

Arts at Menucha, Corbett, OR

June 2012 & 2013
Art and Garbage

Teresa Taylor’s Freshman Inquiry Course
Portland State University, Portland, OR

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Residencies

Freshman Inquiry Excellence in Teaching Award, University Studies/Portland State University

Publication Grant, Wolf-Kuhn Foundation
Artist in Residence, 
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania     

Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation Career Opportunity Grant
Faculty Enhancement Grant, 
Portland State University

College Guide Program, Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program

Portland Art Museum/Portland State University/Molalla High School
Key Bank Thriving Students Grant

Open Studio Residency: (F)Utility, a collaboration of Chandra Glaeseman, Jennifer LaMastra, and Sarah Wolf Newlands

Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

Glean Artist Residency

Metro, Recology, and Cracked Pots, Portland, OR

Professional & Community Service

Portland State University Faculty Senator 

Freshman Inquiry Teaching Award

Mural Committee Representative

University Studies, Portland State University

Judge, Open Show
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

2014 – Present
Co-facilitator, In Dialogue Series

Portland Art Museum

2001 – Present
Education Affiliate, Portland Art Museum

2011 – Present
Education Committee, Portland Art Museum

2016 – Present
Fun Committee

Portland State University, University Studies

2014 – 2017
ReClaimit Volunteer, Portland, OR

2016 & 2017
Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Portland State University, University Studies

2014 – 2016
Peer Review Committee

Portland State University, University Studies

2015 – 16
Faculty Grievance Panel and Committee

Portland State University