Sara Petitt

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Profession:

Coordinator of Fabric Styling at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Educator, Artist

 Education:

BA- Bennington College in Bennington, VT

MA- Retail Art Management at the Fashion Institute of Technology (in progress)

Past employers include: Bibb Company, Fabric Country, International China Co., Springs Industries, J.P. Stevens, Franco Manufacturing

Freelance design clients include: Waverly Fabrics, Stockwell, Springs Industries, Schumacher

Shamrock Gravure Corp., Gear, Inc., JG Furniture Systems, Burlington Industries, Bloomcraft

Allume, Imperial Wall Coverings

Teaching experience includes: Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons- The New School for Design, Philadelphia University (formerly the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science), New Jersey City University College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Visual Arts

Awards include: 1991 Winner of COTTON, INC. Award for Design Excellence; 1983 ROSCOE Commendation, Design Excellence

 Guest lectures include: 2005 Shankar College, Israel; 2004 IFFE, Javits Center, NY; 2003 IFFE, Javits Center, NY; 2000 Ibero Americano, Puebla, MX

Expert witness work includes: 2007 Moore & Van Allen, PLLC; 2006 Clayton, O’Donnell, Walsh & Davis; 2005 Storm, LLP; 2004 Bingham MC Cutchen; 2003 Davis & Gilbert LLP

Publications include: 2005 Newsday; 2006 World Shoe Association Periodical

Selected exhibitions include: Cuban and Indian photography at 307 Gallery,Romancing the Common Object, Lightness, Two Degrees of Separation, Flores Antiguas, Three Person Show, Metal, Celebrating 33 Years of Pleiades

Media appearances include: Chuck Scarborough show on NBC Nightly News, USA Today, ManhattanMedia.com, City Arts: New York’s Review of Culture

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