Sara Pauline Armas (Burke)
Presently Illuminare Center for Medieval Art, Leuven, BE. Independent PhD Researcher.
2015-2017 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. M.A. in Art History.
2012 - 2015 University, Miami Shores, Florida. M.A. in Photography
2002 - 2006 Maine College of Art, Portland Maine. B.F.A. in photography.
April 2017 South Central Renaissance Society, Conference Grant for Outstanding Essay.
April 2017 OSU, Stillwater, Don and Catherine Humphry’s Travel Grant/Merit Scholarship.
Dec 2015 Photography Forum, “De Kwelling,” digital photograph, in Best of 2015.
Oct 2015 Utrecht University, Holland Scholarship Award.
Presently Lens Culture Online Magazine. Re:Construction Project, ongoing.
Gallery Art, Miami. ”Just Right," digital print.
Nov 2018 Loosen Art, The Essential Exhibition, “Reconstruction”, digital print.
Spring 2017 Andy Gato Gallery, Miami. “De Kwelling,” digital print. Permanent collection.
Dec 2014 Andy Gato Gallery, Miami. Public Space and Still: Women Unsafe, M.A. Thesis.
Dec 2014 Andy Gato Gallery, Miami. The Path, alternative processes on watercolor paper.
Fall 2014 Student Gallery, Barry University. SPCA Wildlife Center Documentary Project, digital prints.
May 2012 Student Gallery, Barry University. Unsafe Travels, 20 min film and digital prints.
Dec 2009 Art Miami, Art Basel 2009. “Tijeras," digital print.
May 2005 Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine. Supposed Glamour Project, B.F.A Thesis.
June 2005 Umbria Gallery, Boston. My Nightlife in Print, digital prints.
Publications As Author
March 2017 Portraits for Puerto Rico, Blurb self publishing, ISBN 0464897238.
Jan 2016 “Fade to Grey,” article, in the Royal Photographic Society Journal, London.
Spring 2015 "Miami Sights," poem; "Dam Square," Photograph; and “Penguin Dance," Photograph; in What Oft Was Thought, Sigma Tau
Publishing, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.
Spring 2014 "A Walk to Remember," article, in Barry University Magazine, Miami Shores, Florida.
April 2010 "Codex Espangliensis," research essay. University of Miami Library Special Collections in
association with the Department of Art and Art History. <web> http://scholar.library.miami.edu/1492books/codex.html,
Lectures and Presentations
March 2017 Artist’s lecture, presented to the undergraduate art majors, Oklahoma State University,
April 2013 “The Origins of Playing Dress Up”, presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami.
April 2005 “The Birth of The Supposed Glamour Project”, senior presentation, Maine College of Art,
May 2005 - Currently Self-employed Commercial Photographer and Practicing Artist Photographer and post-production assistant
Completed various contracts as lead photographer or assistant on a spectrum of jobs including architecture, portraiture and weddings.
Have conceptualized, implemented and completed several artistic projects that led to exhibitions, publications and private sales of work, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Summer 2017 Groeningemuseum, Brugge, Belgium
Curatorial Intern / Photographer
Completed texts for a city walk and touch table relating art and artists to locations around the city of Brugge.
Assisted curators with various administrative tasks.
Scouted, shot and edited photos for use in the city tour, as well as publication materials (flyers).
January 2017 - May 2017 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City
Researched a set of medieval and renaissance prints for the purpose of re-accessioning.
Photographed prints and documented condition.
Sept 2016 - May 2017 Department of Fine Arts and Art History, OSU, Oklahoma
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Led a semester-long visual analysis project for Art History Survey courses.
Assisted professors with lectures, grading and proctored exams.
March 2012 - June 2013 Barry University, Florida
Photography Technician and Graduate Assistant
Oversaw proper use of the labs by students and monitors and assisted both professors and students with their questions and problems. Taught students proper shooting, developing and printing techniques after hours or when professors were unavailable.
April 2011 - Sept 2012 ID Tech Camps, Rollins College and Columbia University Locations
Instructor and Curriculum Developer
Responsible for giving the photography curriculum a "face-lift," for a national technical summer camp for kids ages 9-17 by updating and/or creating new lessons.
Taught children ages 11-17 photography basics using digital SLR cameras, Lightroom and Photoshop, covering advanced editing for children with appropriate skills.
April 2010 University of Miami Special Collections, Florida
Research Assistant/Website Developer for Project on Artists Books
Participated in the research, curation and presentation of artists books held in Special Collections at University of Miami.
Built the website for the project.
Sept 2006 – April 2007 Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston
Ophthalmic Photographer and Lab/Research Assistant
Used several different cameras and digital imaging devices to aid ophthalmic physicians in the diagnosis and assessment of eye disease.
Began compiling images for an extensive digital learning library for medical students and photographers.
Fall 2005 University of Southern Maine Free Press, Portland, Maine
Managed a group of photographers for a weekly news publication.
Advised and taught said photographers in proper shooting techniques and ethics.
Edited and formatted both digital and film images by deadline for print.
Coordinated with editors, photographers and writers on coverage of breaking news.
Native English Speaker
French, Italian, German - Basic reading abilities.
2017 - 2018 Participated in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s water resources after Hurricane Maria with S.M.R.C. and Human Rights
Festival, Inc, in the NW sections of the island. Documented the ongoing crisis through photography and interviews of
residents and aid workers. Donated the photographs and articles to charity groups for use in fundraising.
“Adopted” a family and advocated for them with FEMA, successfully getting their case expedited.
Resulted in a self-published book of my photographs with all profits to charity.
Fall 2014 Animal Trapper, Pals for Paws Campus Program, Barry University, Florida.
Spring 2014 Photographer, SPCA Wildlife Center, Miami, Florida.
Spring 2014 Photographer, Barry University Bride's Walk Event, Miami Shores, Florida.
Fall 2011 Dog Foster, DOXIE of Miami, Florida.
2009 - 2010 Animal Caretaker, SPCA Wildlife Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2002 – 2005 Photographer, University of Southern Maine Free Press, Portland, Maine.