News & Exhibitions

Heaven & Earth - Beech Hill & Penobscot Bay, October
Heaven & Earth - Beech Hill & Penobscot Bay, October


– H.D. Thoreau 

An exhibition to celebrate the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau's birth 

Maine Musuem of Photographic Arts 

Exhibition: November 2, 2017 – January 27, 2018 

Opening Reception: November 2, 2017, 6– 8 pm 

MMPA Gallery 

Glickman Library, 5th Floor 

University of Southern Maine 

314 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 

Artists included:  

Elizabeth Greenberg, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Gail Skudera, Gary Green, Johanna Walker, S. B. Walker, Sarah Szwajkos, Dan Walker, Keliy Anderson-Staley, and D.M. Witman. 

"This exhibition celebrates artists who are inspired by Thoreau and his interest in conservation and the Transcendental movement. Photographers and works have been chosen because of a sensitivity and kinship to these ideals. It's a timely endeavor in light of our state's efforts in conservation and stewardship (of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument) and we couldn't be more proud of highlighting the thoughtful photographic artists of Maine."  

– Denise Froehlich, MMPA Director and Curator  

For more about the exhibition, and other related events, please click here. 

For print sale inquiries, pleas contact Denise Froehlich at or 207-331-6622. 


I am honored that the Maine Arts Commission awarded me a Project Grant for Artists. This grant award was used to help produce the 30" x 30" prints for the Maine Musuem of Photographic Arts' exhibition, "We might climb a tree, at least", celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of H.D. Thoreau.  

This is the second time I have received a Project Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, and I am grateful for their continued support.  

Here is a link to an article in Village Soup highlighting the grantees from Midcoast Main.  


Maine Home + Design Magazine SHOWCASE Feature 

November 2017 issue 

My photograph "Heaven & Earth – Beech Hill & Dodge Mountain, October" is highlighted as the opening image for MH+D's Showcase article about "We might climb a tree, at least", the Maine Museum of Photographic Art's exhibition celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau.  

Find the article online. 



Maine Farmland Trust Gallery 

Belfast, ME 

Exhibition: April 3 - June 23, 2017 

Artist's Talk: Friday, May 26 at 5 pm 

With The Inside View, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery shows a variety of interior views of farms: old and new; still used for farming or transformed into an artist’s space; the family’s kitchen table versus the cow’s barn. The group show includes oil paintings, acrylics, mixed media, drawings and photography by artists Julie Cyr, Kerstin Engman, Leslie Harris, DiTa Ondek, Susan Smith, Sarah Szwajkos, and afore-mentioned Margaret LaFarge and Tessa O’Brien. 

There will be artist talks at 5:00pm on Friday May 26, followed by a reception as part of the Belfast Art Walk from 5:30-8:00pm. 

MFT Gallery, located at 97 Main Street, Belfast, is open Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm.  

On Fourth Friday Art Walks, (5/26/17) the gallery is open until 8pm.  

For print sale inquiries, visit my artist page on the gallery's web site, email the gallery, or call the gallery at 207-338-6575. 


February 25 – April 2, 2016 


at 555 Gallery in Boston 

In this exhibition, the drab dead of Boston winter meets glorious color in new works by photographers Sarah Szwajkos, Mary Ellen Strom, Sakura Kelly, Jeffery Heyne and Patty Carrol. 

Curated by Susan Nalband and John Rizzo 

Opening Reception  

Saturday, February 27, 5-8 pm 

Sarah Szwajkos will participate in an Artist's Talk 

Saturday, March 12 

check web site for details and time 



January 29th – March 7, 2015 


Work by Jeffery Becton, Thomas Birtwistle & Sarah Szwajkos 

Guest Curated by Susan Danly at PhoPa Gallery  

132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 

Opening Reception 

Friday, February 6th, 5-7 pm 

(Snow Date: Sunday, February 8, 2-4 pm) 

Artist Talk 

Sunday, February 22nd at 2 pm (doors open at 1:45) 

(Snow Date: Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm) 


Maine Home + Design - The Canvas 

Highlighted in The Canvas, an editorial feature in Maine Home + Design Magazine which showcases the work of three artists along a single theme. Originally appearing in the January 2014 issue, the story was selected to appear again in the 2015 Bonus Art Edition. 

Here is a link to the artist profile from this article posted online at Art Collector Maine.  


July 27, 2014 

"Summer Sunset, Fairview Farm, Union"  

15x15 inch framed archival pigment print offered at CMCA's 37th Annual Art to Collect Now Auction 


January 6-28, 2012 - Five of Sarah's images from the Personal Space project (including "Crazy Lamp & Abstract Art", shown here) are included in the exhibition "Around the House" at the Lewis Gallery in the main branch of the Portland Public Library in the heart of downtown Portland, on Congress Street at Monument Square. The exhibtion was organized by CMCA and curated by Bruce Brown. 

Fall 2010 - Sarah's work is included in "Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later" through December 5, 2010 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, ME 

November 2010 - Sarah's image "Half Hull, Oranges, Blues, Grays" is included in the annual auction to support the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME 

July 7, 2010 - Sarah's work is featured on the Hey, Hot Shot! Contender Blog 


Spring 2010 - Sarah is one of 100 international photographers selected to participate in Review Santa Fe 2010, the prestigious annual juried portfolio review event.