100% Sustainable | SIGNATURE STUDIO APPAREL by Sarah West

Nearly twenty years ago, I began a journey to create something unique. I designed, measured and cut my first pattern from scratch, and stitched the rendering together on my very first sewing machine. I circle back in memory when something in present evokes a sentiment I’ve felt before. Only it’s like the T.S Eliot quote, ” …to arrive back where we started and know the place for the first time.”.. Read More

THE ART BOX | Introducing a Safer Studio Experience

    THE ART BOX, for a safer studio experience. Sarah West, founder of The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts,¬† introduces a custom curated fine art supply kit designed with you in mind. Designed to support and encourage continued creative development through a safer studio experience with the finest art supplies whether at home, in studio or anywhere you choose to explore creativity safely… Read More

Reopening with Increased Health Awareness

  The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts temporarily closed on May 13th, 2020 due to the rising health risks related to the global health crisis COVID-19. Since official statements were released by state and national government and health agencies encouraging the reopening of the economy, we have been steadily and mindfully preparing for the reopening of our studios and art center. The health of.. Read More

Are We Open | Sarah West

During the days of COVID-19, I’ve written and sketched notations. Scenes of life in rural Alabama, the resilience of our people, and the determination to hold on, to reconfigure ways to make an honest living in the midst of uncertainty, as we as a country strive to end a world-wide epidemic through distance. A set of signs placed on the curb along Smiths Station, Alabama’s main street, Lee County Road.. Read More

Before Everything Changed | Sarah West

Before everything changed, I took a drive over to Tybee Island, Georgia. I devoted the day to research for my next painting. Along the marshlands between Savannah and Tybee, I watched as swampy waterways flashed by. This image of a flag raised from the remnants of a tree stump stayed with me. Currently America distances ten feet from one another in a desperate attempt to end this world-wide pandemic which.. Read More

Sarah West | Releases paintings “The Light Keepers” during COVID-19

Today is Day 10, my tenth day of voluntary confinement. It has been ten days since I last taught an art class. On Monday March 16th, I released an official statement regarding the postponement of all classes hosted by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts until further notice. For additional information on related matters, I invite you to click and read my blog posted.. Read More

Official Statement from Sarah West During COVID-19

Official Statement from Sarah West Monday March 16th, 2020 As we enter another stage in the world-wide fight against the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 here in the U.S, on behalf of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts, I have chosen to issue this statement. Since February founders of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art have taken additional steps to practice extreme caution for.. Read More

The Civility Paintings | Return Exhibition hosted by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts announces¬†The Civility Paintings | Return Exhibition Spring 2020. Following their debut at the Alabama State Capitol commemorating the ALABAMA 200 bicentennial & National Women’s Suffrage Movement Centennial, the initial suite of Civility Paintings by Sarah West have returned to the artist’s namesake exhibit space for an ongoing exhibition. This Spring the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A.. Read More

Taking Fine Art Education into Alabama Schools

Over the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts’ history, we have endeavored to find ways to make culturally enriching educational opportunities accessible to students through their local schools. Understanding the importance of exposure to the arts during early childhood development these endeavors have been close to our hearts; and with an Art Center deeply rooted in the core of our community, we’ve taken this pursuit.. Read More

Historic Jones Store Museum Opening |Smiths Station, AL |an ALABAMA 200 Event

The doors creak. The clattering of footsteps upon century old floor boards echo the tap, tap, tapping, the coming and going of people from past we wish we could have known. White washed walls, exterior buttercream, red tin roof, and a painted sign pronounces the establishment’s namesake. Red and white simplicity. I imagine a bygone era. The steam engine barreling down the tracks, as the incoming mail bag is dropped.. Read More