Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Sarah Welch

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: Houston, TX
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Sarah Welch is an artist, illustrator, and comics-maker based in Houston, Texas. She is a regular collaborator with letterpress & risograph print service Mystic Multiples, and is a co-organizer with Zine Fest Houston. Welch has participated in artist residency programs at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, MacDowell, Wesleyan University, Lawndale Art Center, and UT Dallas Centraltrak. She is a recipient of grants and support from The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award (Dallas Museum of Art), The Houston Arts Alliance, The Idea Fund (The Andy Warhol Foundation), and the Fred A. Hillbruner Artists’ Book Fellowship. Her work is included in the City of Houston art collection and can be viewed at Houston's IAH airport beginning October 2019.

At MacDowell, she began research, writing, and drawing for her forthcoming comic book, Holdouts, a near future sci-fi chronicling the speculative effects of climate change and sea level rise on the U.S. Gulf Coast.



Sarah Welch worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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