Sarah Foltz is an art historian and fine art appraiser, specializing in 19th and 20th century Texas art. She is co-owner of William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art– a gallery in Houston, Texas dedicated to the promotion of Texas art. She completed her M.A. in Art History at Southern Methodist University where she focused her thesis research on Texas regional and Latin American art within the Texas post-war art scene; prior to this, she received her B.A. in Photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Her background includes New York University’s Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal Studies program, as well as the Provenance Research Training Program in Zagreb, Croatia, which focused on restitution of Nazi era looted cultural property.
Recently, she has published several articles relating to Texas art history and presented numerous lectures, with varying topics including Early Texas Art, Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Texas Modernism, Texas Dust Bowl Photography, and Art and the Environment. Sarah is an active member of the Appraisers Association of America (accredited), CASETA (Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art), HETAG (Houston’s Earlier Texas Art Group), the Menil Contemporaries, CAMH Young Patrons, MFAH Art Crowd, Stewards of the Wild – Houston Chapter, and Preservation Houston’s Pier & Beam Group.
She is passionate about educating people on the importance and history of the evolving art scene in Texas during the late 19th and 20th century, and celebrating those artists whose achievements marked and set apart the Texas art community within the field of American art.