NW MI Arts & Culture Network
Sarah Bearup-Neal is the Gallery Manager of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Michigan State University and and practiced fiber art since 1999 with an early focus on creating one-of-a kind women’s, mixed media garments. In 2003, Bearup-Neal transitioned her professional focus to the art of quilting. And in 2017, she began to transition away from quilts to collage. She describes her collage as the same interest in design, texture, abstraction, and color that informed and steered her quilt making. In 2007, Bearup-Neal was honored with the LAFTA Merit Award for her quilt work.