Van Orden

Sally Van Orden



  • M.F.A., Texas Tech University, 1988
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 1984

Teaching Experience

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Professor, 1997-present
  • Indiana University, Assistant Professor, 1994-1996
  • University of Delaware, Assistant Professor, 1989-1993

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Landslag, Sculptures of Clay and Steel. Cerulean Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2017.
  • Organic Reflections. Knauer Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 2010.
  • Organic Forms: A Series Exploring Boundaries. McKinney Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 2010.
  • Blurring the Line, Solo Exhibition. Gail Piazza Gallery, Elkton, MD. 2008.
  • Solo Invitational Exhibition, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Hellenic International Studies in the Arts, Paros, Greece. 2007.
  • Artist of the Month, Silk Painters International. Website: Juried selection. March 2006.
  • Sally Van Orden Botanical Expressions, Solo Exhibition. Fair Hill Galleries, Elkton, MD. 2004.
  • Organic Architecture: Silk-Painting & Mixed Media, Solo Exhibition. Robert E. Wilson Gallery, Merillat Center for the Arts, Huntington College, Huntington, IN. 2003.

Selected International, National, and Regional Juried Exhibitions

  • A Woman's Perspective. McKinney Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 2009.
  • The Canvas Project 2. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atrium Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 2009.
  • What Texas Means to Me. Austin Art Space Gallery, Austin, TX. 2009.
  • Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity, 60th Anniversary Member Exhibition. The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA. 2009.
  • Inaugural Exhibition. Art Raw Gallery, New York, NY, 2009.
  • Flora & Fauna. Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA, 2009.
  • Winter '08, Juried Group Exhibition, Whistle Stop Gallery, Glen Carbon, IL. Baroque and Monet Award, 2009.
  • Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity Members' Exhibition. Barnstone Gallery, Phoenixville, PA. 2009.
  • Visual Contact Points, West Chester University Cultural Exchange Faculty Exhibition. Guizhou University, China. 2008.


  • Victoria Donohue, Cyber Silk, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 July 2010: W24. Print. July 2, 2010.
  • R.B. Strauss, Art Matters, The Philadelphia Region's Magazine of the Arts, April 2005, p.7. Print. April 2005.
  • Maggie Creshkoff Special to the Whig, Annual Artist's Juried Show to Open at Arts Council, Cecil Whig, 15 September 2005: C8. Print. September 15, 2005.

Representing Gallery

  • Station Gallery, Greenville, DE.

Grants and Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Division of the Arts, Delaware State Arts Council, Dover, DE. 2010.
  • Faculty Development Grant, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 2009.
  • Pedagogy for Engagement Grant, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 2007.
  • Academic Affairs Council Priority Funding, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 2007-2008.
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