John Mark Sager

BORN
1954  Dubuque, Iowa
EDUCATION
1979 Texas Lutheran University, B.A.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Persephone's Grotto, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2011 Foraging Grace, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin, TX
2009 The Bookkeeper, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2007 Multiplicity, Central Texas College, Killeen
2006 Come Together, Seton Cove, Austin
2005 Lost/Found, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin
2004 The Square Halo, Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
2003 Prepared Atmospheres, O2, Austin
2001 Fossil Poetry, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2000 Four Corners, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
John Sager, Art Center of Waco, Waco, TX
1997 Texas Best! Sculptors on their Sculpture, Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, Austin
1996 The Eternal City, Concordia University at Austin, Austin
Vignette: John Sager, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1995 SAGER, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
Visions, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
1994 Journeys and Destinations, Law Offices at 1210 Nueces, Austin
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 Out of the Blue, Seton Cove, Austin (Featured artist and curator)
Eastside, Studio2Gallery, Austin, TX
Cultural Arts Program Exhibition, The People's Gallery, Austin City Hall
International Collage Exhibition, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2013 Assemblage, Hill Design + Studio, Georgetown, Texas
Sculptures and Unique Creations, Artisans Connect Gallery, Georgetown, Texas
Red Hot Red Dot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
Cultural Arts Program Exhibition, The People's Gallery, Austin City Hall
International Collage Exhibition, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2012 TEXTure: Seton Cove,Austin (Featured artist and curator)
Grand Opening Through the Looking Glass Gallery, Georgetown, Texas
Red Hot Red Dot Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
Cultural Arts Program Exhibition, The People's Gallery, Austin City Hall
The 13th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
International Collage Exhibition, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2011 Shorelines 2011, Rockport Arts Center, Rockport, TX
Eastside, Studio2Gallery, Austin, TX
2011 Cultural Arts Program Exhibition, The People's Gallery, Austin City Hall
Umlauf Museum 20th Anniversary Show, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
The 13th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Red Hot Red Dot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
2010 Library Foliage, Studio2Gallery, Austin, TX
rebound-recycled-repurposed-reused, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
Closed Mondays, Gray Duck Gallery, Austin, TX
2010 Cultural Arts Program Exhibition, The People's Gallery, Austin City Hall
Green Art Series, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
The 12th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Red Hot Red Dot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
2009 Masterworks, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Red Hot Red Dot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
The Talkaboutable, Laity Lodge Retreat Center, H.E. Butt Foundation, Leakey, TX
The 11th International Collage Exhibition, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2008 Celebrate Texas Art, Assistance League of Houston, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston
Lost/Found, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin
Your Documents Please, Organized by ibid in New York to tour the Museum of Arts & Crafts (Japan), 2B Gallery (Hungary) and Galeria Z (Slovakia)
The Chair Project, Austin Museum of Art (Organized by Damian Priour)
Episcopal Diocesan Council Annual Meeting, Moody Gardens, Galveston, TX
The 10th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2007 31, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Global Artists for Peace, On the web in September at http://virtual.tart.co.nz
War: Artists Respond, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin
Bits and Pieces, Tiru Gallery, Austin
Red Hot Red Dot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
Collage, Assemblage and Constructions, Kingfisher Art Gallery, Elgin
Arte Sagrado, Concordia University, Austin
The 9th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Book Works, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
The Heart of the Matter, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City
2007 Cultural Arts Program Exhibition, The People's Gallery, Austin City Hall
2006 Biennial Southwest '06, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Altered Books, Central Texas College, Killeen, TX
The 8th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, Subtaranian Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Red Hot Red Dot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
Arte Sagrado, Concordia University, Austin
2005 Unexpected Art, Austin Children's Museum, Austin
Baker's Dozen Collage Exchange, Subtaranean Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Arte Sagrado, Concordia University, Austin
Image Magazine Conference, Houston
Diptych, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Pathway, Laity Lodge Retreat center, H.E. Butt Foundation, Leakey, TX
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Concordia University, Austin
Play, Laity Lodge Retreat Center, H.E. Butt Foundation, Leakey, TX
Red Hot Red Hot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
2004 Fabric of Life, Studio 2 Gallery, Austin
Assemblage 100, Show in four New Zealand galleries to mark Joseph Cornell's 100th birthday
Art Ball Silent Auction, Austin Museum of Art, Austin
Baker's Dozen Collage Exchange, Subtaranian Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Arte Sagrado, Concordia University, Austin
5 x 7, Arthouse, Austin
Red Hot Red Hot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin
Books, Concordia University, Austin
Banend Book Exhibition, Online gallery organized in San Francisco
2003 Assemblage 100, Percy Thompson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand
Travelling to Lower Hutt, New Plymouth, and Auckland, New Zealand
Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
For the Birds, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
Birds: Concordia University Texas, Austin
The Spines That Bind: A Survey of Comtemporary Artist
Made Books, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX
Arte Sagrado, Concordia University at Austin
Take a Stand!: Armstrong Community School, Austin Lyric Opera, Austin
5 X 7: Arthouse, Austin
International Collage Exhibition: New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2002 Round I, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Tragedy and Transformation: Seminary of the Southwest, Austin Merge: Idea Gallery, Austin Chairs: Concordia University Texas, Austin Hallowed Ground: Gallery Lombardi, Austin Baker's Dozen Collage Exchange, Subtaranian Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Vintage: Studio2Gallery, Austin Arte Sagrado: Concordia University Texas, Austin ConTEXture, Artists' Coalition of Austin, Austin
International Collage Exhibition: New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand Tolerance & Human Rights, Collins Gallery, Multnomah County Central Library, Portland, OR
2001 The Box, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Arte Sagrado: Concordia University Texas, Austin Rituals: Artists' Gallery and Studios on 6th, Austin 2001 Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, The MAC, Dallas
Artview 2001, The Art Center of Waco, Waco, TX
2000 Spatial Expressions, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Millenium Abstractions, The Karen Mitchell Frank Gallery, Dallas
Artes Sagrados, Concordia University at Austin
Illuminati, Doughtery Arts Center, Austin
1999 Texas Connections in Contemporary Art, Stephen F. Austin State University, curators Dr. David A. Lewis and Michael T. Ricker, Nacogdoches, TX
1999 Central Texas Competition, The Art Center of Waco, juror Ben Woitena, Waco
Second Life: reincarnation of the ordinary, Gallery Lombardi, Austin
1998 The Artist Book II, Fine Arts Center en Taos (FACET), Taos, New Mexico
Sager & Irwin: Objects of Desire, Local Color Gallery, Arts Council of Brazos Valley, College Station,TX
Artes Sagrados (juror's award), Concordia University at Austin, Austin, TX
Transitions, Artists' Coalition of Austin, Austin
The Figure & the Chair, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Exhibit K, Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin
1997 Carpenter, McManaway, Ciszek & Sager, British Petroleum, Houston
Autumnal (juror's award), Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin
Sultry Post, Artists' Coalition of Austin, Austin
Artes Sagrados (juror's award), Concordia University, Austin
Aberrations, Artists' Cooperative of Austin, Austin
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin
1996 Sultry Post, Artists' Coalition of Austin, Austin
Rethinking Beauty, Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Beginnings, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Bucking the Texas Myth: Scouting the Third Frontier, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin
Expo '96, 500X Gallery, Dallas
Confluence 1996, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX
Artes Sagrados, Concordia University, Austin
Exhibit I, Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin
1995 Sultry Post, ArtSpace Gallery, Austin
Small Works Exhibition (second prize): Local Color Gallery, College Station, TX
Exhibit H Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin
1994 The Box, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Exhibit G, Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin
Ninth Annual December Competition, Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX
1993 Exhibit F, Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin
Human Rituals, Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin
Sources of Inspiration, Artists Cooperative of Austin, Austin
Confluence ( juror's award), Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014 - 2007 "Austin City Hall: The People's Gallery,"exhibit guide published by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division (Selected for juried show each year except 2009 when he did not enter)
2013 "15 Years of the International Collage Exchange," catalog published by New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2011 "Foraging Grace," exhibit brochure for show at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin
2010 "rebound • recycled • repurposed • reused," catalog for juried show at the Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2008 "The Chair Project," exhibit catalog for show at the Austin Museum of Art
2007 "Global Artists for Peace" 2008 calendar and postcards, published by New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2006 "Biennial Southwest," catalog for juried show at the Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Altered Books," exhibit guide for show at Central Texas College, Killeen
2004 "Assemblage 100," catalog for show to mark Joseph Cornell's 100th birthday, published by New Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Jonathan Padget, "Arts and Religion" (exhibit review of "The Square Halo") Washington Post, Dec. 9, 2004
2003 "The Spines That Bind: A Survey of Contemporary Artists' Made Books," catalog for juried show at the the Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock
2000 "2000 Critic's Choice," catalog for juried show at the Dallas Visual Arts Center
1999 "Rethinking Beauty," catalog for juried show at the Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1996 "Bucking the Texan Myth: Scouting the Third Frontier," catalog for juried show at the Austin Museum of Art
1995 "Magic & Mystery," exhibit brochure for show at the Austin Museum of Art
AWARDS
2006 Juror Commendation, "Arte Sagrado" National Juried Show, Concordia University, Austin
2005 Juror Commendation, "Arte Sagrado" National Juried Show, Concordia University, Austin
2004 Purchase Award, "Arte Sagrado" National Juried Show, Concordia University, Austin
Top 10 Artists to Watch, "Best of Austin Awards," Austin Chronicle
2002 Juror Award, "ConTEXture" Regional Juried Show, Artists' Coalition of Austin
2001 Juror Award, "Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition," McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
2000 Juror Commendation, "Arte Sagrado" National Juried Show, Concordia University, Austin
Purchase Award, "Arte Sagrado" National Juried Show, Concordia University, Austin
Third Place, "Art from the Heart" Membership Show, Austin Visual Artists Association
Honorable Mention, "Time Capsule" Regional Juried Show, Artists' Coalition of Austin
1999 Best of Show, "Central Texas Juried Competition," Art Center of Waco
1998 Juror Commendation, "Arte Sagrado" National Juried Show, Concordia University, Austin
1997 Juror Award, "Autumnal" Regional Juried Show, Artists' Coalition of Austin
Juror Commendation, "Arte Sagrado" National Juried Show, Concordia University, Austin
1995 Second Place, "Small Works" Statewide Juried Show, Arts Council of Brazos Valley, College Station
1993 McAshan Juror's Award, "Confluence" National Juried Show, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Present-1980 Preparator, Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin (Prepare, design, light and create signage for exhibits at the museum)
2010, 2008, 2007 Collage Workshop Instructor, Laity Lodge Retreat Center, H.E. Butt Foundation, Leakey
Various Prepared exhibits for the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, Austin Children's Museum and other venues
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
The Art Center of Waco, Waco
Joe Barry, Austin
Dr. Carolyn & Ken Barth, Dallas
Becky Beaver, Austin
Concordia University, Austin
Connie & Trevor Boyd, Atlanta
Steve Brudniak, Austin
Concordia University, Austin
Joe Doherty, Austin
Margaret Simpson & Tom Druecker, Austin
Karen Mitchell Frank, Rockport
Dr. Mark & Pat Gilbertson, Seguin
Nancy & Tim Hanley, Dallas
Melanie Hickerson, Austin
Geri Hooks, Houston
David Kroft, Austin
Tim Lee & Cheri Duncan, Houston
Lori LeJeune, Menlo Park, California
Joan & Irwin Levy, Houston
Sara & Bill Morgan, Houston
Rick Nielsen, Houston
Theresa & Michael O'Sullivan, Houston
Paula Priour, Austin
Becky Duval Reese, El Paso
Richard Shaffer, Santa Cruz, California
Patricia Speier, Austin
Susan Sternberg & George Holmes, Austin
Martha Vieau & Herman Frietsch, Houston
Renee Wallace, Houston
Kathy Wetmore, Houston
Steve & Emily Wiman, Austin
Ben Woitena & Joan Bishop, Houston