Crafts • Fiber Artist
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Sandra Trimble earned an associate degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh,
and continued her education with a BS in Art Education and a MA, both from
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She has taught art at various institutions and school levels, including
St. Athanasius Catholic School, Homer-Center Elementary School, ARIN Intermediate
Unit, Seton Hill University, IUP, and the Fiber Arts Guild in Pittsburgh.
While a public school instructor she was recognized as the
Excellence Foundation Teacher of the Year in 1997 and presented at curriculum
development conferences, as well as the Academic Alliance in the Arts. She is also published in the magazine Art
As a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered teaching artist who
specializes in figurative sculpture and liturgical woven goods, she has over 14
years of experience, having facilitated residencies at schools from elementary
to secondary—including highly successful residences at IUP in the College of
Education and Education Technology with pre-service teachers—to
community-based residencies with seniors. She has also held residencies in the Alpha program at the Indiana County
Community Guidance Center with special needs youth.
As an artist, her works have
been exhibited at many events and juried shows, receiving numerous awards for
her creative designs and soft sculptures. They include the Southwestern Pa. Council
on the Arts Annual show in Ligonier, Pa.; the IUP Museum; the Artists Hand
Gallery in Indiana, Pa.; Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art; Seton Hill
University in Greensburg, Pa.; Bottle Works-Ethnic Arts Center in Johnstown, Pa.;
the APEX Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Ill.; and
the collection of Sean Keegan in Paris, France, to name a few.
arts administrator, Sandy was the board president for the Indiana Arts Council
for five very successful years, and is currently the manager for the Artists
Hand Gallery in Indiana, Pa.
Sandy is most interested in
sharing the creative aspects of fiber processes with students in the context of
holistic learning. Her
focus when working with students is on process. She believes that students
should enjoy how things are created in order to be able to explore materials
freely; the end result will take care of itself. As a
former elementary teacher, she enjoys seeing how children and adults make the
connection between art and learning in core subject areas.
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