Sandra Finkenberg trained at the Carnegie Mellon School of Art in Pittsburgh and the Art Students League in New York.
She has received numerous awards including 2nd place at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (2003), Best of Show Cooperstown Regional(1997), and Best of Show and 2nd Place, UCCA Oneonta (1993 and 1992 respectively). Her egg tempera work was featured in the 2000 edition of American Artist Watercolor Magazine. She has shown in various national juried shows, notably in the Salmagundi Club invitational 2014.
Sandra's solo shows include the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in Narrowsburg, NY, the Walt Meade Gallery in Roxbury, NY, the Viviana Hanson Gallery in Delhi NY, the Erpf Gallery in Arkville, NY, CANO in Oneonta, and Bright Hill Word and Image in Treadwell, NY.
Plein air painting is Sandra's way of being a part of the natural world. She sets out with light gear, small panels and oil paints (resilient in extreme weather) and a supplicant heart. Standing in the changing jumble of branches and weeds she tries to frame what speaks to the human eye.
What Sandra achieves is evidence of a meditation that is its own reward. Occasionally it is finished on site but often studio work brings the piece closer to satisfaction.