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Sally was artistically creative as a child and throughout high school enjoyed many art classes. Her love of photography began as she helped her father in his photo studio in Florida. In college, she took many photography, art history, and humanities courses as she pursued her degrees. 


Creatively restless, she used photography as a springboard to expand her expressive possibilities.  She started with Polaroid transfer, emulsion transfer, and photocopy transfer methods which led her to encaustic and mixed media as ways to explore unique presentations of her photographic images.


Combined with a love of travel, Sally’s photography and art often depict backroad locations she calls "drive-by museums", as well as landscapes, birds, and animals around the U.S. and Europe.   She is especially drawn to photographing old or abandoned buildings, structures, cars, trucks, roads and signs because of the mystery, intrigue, and forgotten stories they hold. They are reminders of inevitable change due to shifting economy, environment or climate. She loves to extend or create new meaning using these images. They are glimpses and vignettes of earlier times, with a spin, and may nudge the viewer to wonder, question, or imagine other realities.

Sally’s dream of living near mountains was realized with her recent move to the Blue Ridge Mountain area after many years of coastal living. Several years prior to relocating, she, her partner, and cat Scotty RVed around the country, enjoying backroads, landscapes, and making art in the process.


As a teacher in Florida, Sally integrated art with language arts and social studies instruction, and taught photography, cyanotype printing and podcasting in the classroom and afterschool programs.

Her art can be seen and purchased at 310 Art School, Studios, and Gallery in Asheville, NC and Tryon Painters and Sculptors in Tryon, NC,  and are in collections around the country. She continues to take courses and workshops to improve her skills and vision, and experiments with different mediums and ways to express her curiosities, concerns, and views.



310 Art Studios and Gallery, Asheville, NC
Tryon Painters and Sculptors, Tryon, NC
310 Art Studios and Gallery, Asheville, NC


Studios of Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach, FL
Studios of Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach, FL
Sanford Welcome Center group show, Sanford, FL
Casselberry Art House group show, Casselberry, FL
University Place group show, Winter Park, FL
Studios of Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach, FL

Juice N Java Cafe and Wine Bar, Cocoa Beach, FL
Studios of Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach, FL
Cocoa Beach Public Library, Cocoa Beach, FL

Coastal Produce Market and Cafe, Cocoa Beach, FL
Studios of Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach, FL
Eau Gallery Juried Exhibit, Melbourne, FL
Beachside Resident Lobby, Cocoa Beach, FL
Simpler Times Market, Cocoa Beach, FL

Department of Interior Wahweap National Park brochure
Liquid Lines Newsletter
Down on the Farm Festival promotional material
Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation Photography Contest 2nd Place
Que Pasa? Puerto Rico Tourism Magazine
Travel and Leisure Online Magazine

Brevard Junior College, film photography,  humanities
Rollins College, American Art, Communication, Liberal Arts, 
Business Administration, B.S.
University of Central Florida, digital photography, Education M.A.
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialization Certificate

Photography Workshops
National Geographic
Dan Burkholder, Digital N
egatives for Alternative Photo Processing

Manuela Thames and SEC4P, Take Two: Double Exposure 

Studio Art  Workshops

University of St. Thomas, Houston,  graphic art workshop
Anna Tomczak, encaustic image transfer
Shelley Jean, encaustic monotype
Wayne Montecalvo, digital images and encaustic
Claire O'Neill, encaustic image transfer
Painting with Fire - year-long multiple master encaustic artist demonstrations
Steven Chapp, GCCA, monoprint and dry point
Deb Puretz, GCCA, collage and mixed media

Photography Club Sponsorship and Education 
Grade school students

Studios of Cocoa Beach Sally Auman August 2017 Featured Artist

Studios of Cocoa Beach Participant Luminous Wax Group Show January 2020
























For more information about her process, or to exhibit or purchase Sally's art feel free to contact Sally .

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