Sara Minarik Applegate

Color & Black and White Photography, Etchings, Lithographs, Graphite Drawings

Sara Minarik Applegate

Sara Minarik Applegate was born and raised in Reston, Virginia, and graduated from South Lakes High School, completing her degree in only three years.  She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, the oldest art school in the country, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in printmaking in 1997.  She also spent one year at the California College of Arts and Crafts in an exchange program where, besides printmaking courses, she was able to study artist’s bookmaking, papermaking and holography.

Her first piece of artwork to sell went to 2 museums in China in 1995.  Her work has been collected by Actress Rosie O’Donnell, Singer Madonna and Author Anne Rice of Interview with a Vampire.

Sara has been framing for seventeen years and has won awards for her work.  Her Mickey Mouse Mat won a national competition for mat design and her Circus Tent frame design won the Professional Picture Framers Association’s International framing competition in January of 2013.  She specializes in unique mat designs and unusual presentations of artwork.

Award Winning Framing

2013 PPFA Winner





Black & White Photography

Color Photography


Handmade Books