Bio and CV

Sara was raised in a rural town on Maryland's Eastern Shore and relocated to New Mexico in 2004 with her mother’s blessing saying to go do something different. Since then, she has been inspired by the stunning landscape of the mountains to the east, volcanoes to the west, and infinite routes to explore. Albuquerque is a big creative hub with several artistic options. Sara Bolden is currently a senior at the University of New Mexico for a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary arts, with a concentration in jewelry construction and the arts and leadership business program. Sara works as a lab monitor at the Small Metals lab on campus.

Sara started her own jewelry company, Galaxia Berillus Jewelry, after working in the jewelry industry for ten years. Sara learnt about stone procurement, jewelry fabrication, merchandising, and company administration throughout those ten years. Sara's talents, along with her years of experience working in office and retail settings, provided her with the strong work ethic and business acumen required to become a full-time student and entrepreneur.



2021-PresentBA Interdisciplinary Arts,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
(Expected graduation: May 2023)
2018 Associate Liberal Arts, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM

Group Exhibition

2021- Present Duke City Delight, Albuquerque, NM
2020-PresentThe Albuquerque Railyards, Albuquerque, NM
2020-PresentThe Albuquerque Art Walk, Albuquerque, NM
2021 ASUNM Arts and Crafts Fair, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Indoor Artisan Market, Mothership Alumni, Albuquerque, NM
2021 The Santa Fe Railyards Artisan Market, Santa Fe, NM
2021 NM Artisan Market, The Sawmill Market, Albuquerque, NM
2021The Albuquerque Collective’s Backyard Market, Albuquerque, NM
2021Goth Fest, Old Town Herbal, Albuquerque, NM
2021 To the Moon and Back Pop-Up Shop, Albuquerque, NM
2020 The Little Market, Offcenter Arts, Albuquerque, NM
2019 The Divination Show, Fourteen Fifteen Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2019 Winter Holiday Festival, NM Renaissance Celtic Festival, Albuquerque, NM
2019 The Humble Get Down, Humble Coffee, Albuquerque, NM
2019 Spring Shimmies Hafla, Soulstice Belly Dance, Albuquerque, NM
2019 Swing Easy, Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, NM
2018 Halloween & Autumn Hafla, Soulstice Belly Dance, Albuquerque, NM

Teaching/Work Experience

2021-PresentSmall Metals Lab Manager, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2021Basic Jewelry Making, Offcenter Arts, Albuquerque, NM
2010-2020Basic Beading, Thomason Stone Supply, Albuquerque, NM


2022Dr. Dan Trigg Scholarship
2021-2022CNM Transfer Scholarship


Basic Beading
Basic Jewelry Repair
Pearl Knotting
Soft Soldering (Tiffany Technique)
Wire Wrapping

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