Size: 16.1 Linear feet; 2.08 Gigabytes
Summary: The papers and gallery records of fiber artist Jane Sauer measure 16.1 linear feet and date from 1898 to 2013. The papers document her career as a fiber artist through awards, family histories, and other biographical material; correspondences with family, friends, and art colleagues; journals, notebooks, and other writings; workshops, committee work, exhibitions, consignments, and other professional activity; artist files; sketchbooks and other artwork; personal photographs and slides, photographs of artwork, and photographs of exhibitions; and administrative files, artist files, and exhibition materials of the Jane Sauer Gallery.
Jane Sauer (1937-) is a fiber artist based in New Mexico. Sauer was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1937, and she earned a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1959. Sauer initially focused on painting, but shifted to fiber art. She is known for her basket forms, made with knotted waxed-linen. Sauer moved to New Mexico in the 1990s and founded the Textile Art Alliance. She also served as artistic director of Thirteen Moons Gallery until 2005 when she took over management and renamed it the Jane Sauer Gallery. In addition to her gallery work, Sauer has served on committees for organizations such as the American Craft Council. The Jane Sauer Gallery (established 2005; closed 2013) was a gallery owned and operated by artist Jane Sauer in Santa Fe, New Mexico and specialized in fine arts and crafts. The gallery was purchased by Mike and Jennifer Tansey in 2013 and is now called the Tansey Contemporary.
Donated 2016 by Jane Sauer.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Jane Sauer conducted by Paul J. Smith, July 11, 2005.
Material is in English, Dutch, and Japanese
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.