Monday, January 12, 2009

Opening January 16th 2009, Happy Smiling People, work by Sarah Neuburger!

Paper Boat Gallery presents:
Happy Smiling People: Photographs + Clothespin People
A solo show with work by Sarah Neuburger
January 16- March 1st

Opening reception Gallery Night, Friday January 16th 7-10pm

Paper Boat Gallery is very pleased to welcome back Athens, GA based mixed media artist Sarah Neuburger for her second show in Milwaukee . Neuberger's 2007 "Peeps" show nearly sold out and we could not be more pleased to be featuring her work in our space a second time. This exhibitNeuburger will not only be showing her world famous detailed tiny clothespin peeps but also a variety of her mixed media work including "retouched" photos where she is "rewriting history and giving everyone that perfect camera smile everytime."

For images of Sarah Neuburgers Clothespin Peeps goHERE
For images of Sarah Neuburgers reworked photos go HERE

Artist Bio

Sarah Neuburger was born in Normal, IL and was quickly transplanted to the middle of South Carolina where she grew up acquiring a subtle southern accent and one very big sweet tooth. After attending Columbia College, she decided to head up further the East Coast for a little snow and received her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. After school, she worked for a non-profit arts organization as an arts administrator for several years and left it all one fateful summer to start her own business. Her unique, quirky designs and illustrations gracing everything from needle cases and rubber stamps to metal canisters and embroidered patches along with the sale of her original artwork. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is in hundreds of collections worldwide.

Named the “Next Big Thing” by Fred Flare ( in their annual product design contest, three years in a row. While she was the only designer chosen three straight years, she is assured in the fact that this simply must mean she is destined for great big things any day now. Her own illustrations and products have received a prestigious place on the glossy pages of several books, including: Tease: 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Superstars of Art, Craft and Design published by Perigree Books, which also features work by Amy Sedaris, Todd Oldham and Debbie Stoller; The Crafter’s Companion published by Snowbooks; Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl; from Chronicle Books her illustration was featured in Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek; as well has her original design inThe Pillow Book by Shannon Okey and another original project featured in Handmade Hellos by Sabrina and Eunice Moyle who are the creative pair behind the popular brand Hello!Lucky.

She was honored with being included in the Taiwanese art + design magazine, dpi, in their issue devoted strictly to international women designers. Her work was showcased again the magazine’s special issue entitled “60+ Design Stars Boulevard” published in late 2008. Sarah’s work has been published in several other magazines such as Vogue Girl Korea, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion, CRAFT, Bust, Bitch, Adorn, Readymade Magazine, among others.

She has appeared on the national cable television show Uncommon Threads (broadcasts on HGTV and DIY networks) and her stamp sets are scheduled to be showcased on the Bay area television talk show The View from the Bay later this summer.

Most recently, illustrations have been commissioned for If’n Books + Marks (, Art Star (, Hello Yarn ( and The Sampler ( Her online store has been mentioned on several well respected web blogs which include: Daily Candy, Boing Boing, Mighty Goods, Oh Joy! and Design*Sponge. Blueprint magazine posted the Nesting Doll Stamp Sets as one of their favorites on their web blog entitled Bluelines. Followed by Parent magazine proclaiming on their web blog, Goodyblog, that “artist, Sarah Neuburger, [is the] creator of the most amazing rubber stamps ever!” Currently, she is working on several projects with Chronicle Books which are scheduled to be released in Fall 2009.