Sarah Blumenschein is a pastel artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Although she earned a degree in Industrial Engineering in college, creating art has always been a passion.  Upon retiring from industry, she initially thought she wanted to paint landscapes, but eventually found herself more interested and excited about painting still lifes due to the variety of colors, shapes, textures, and reflective surfaces possible.  


 Sarah entered her first Art Exhibition in 2003 and was honored to be awarded 2nd place.  Since that time she has won many local, national, and international art competitions, including first place in the Still Life category of The Artist Magazine 2009 Annual Art competition, The Grand Prize in the Pastel Journal’s 2010 Pastel 100 annual competition, “Best of Show” in the 2014 New Mexico Masterworks competition and “Best of Show” in the 2015 Pastel Society of New Mexico National exhibition.  She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Distinguished Pastellist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Pastel Society of the West Coast.