D O N A L D   S A A F


Born 1961

1989    The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma.  Fifth Year Certificate,  

1990    Traveling Fellowship in Oaxaca , Mexico 



2012               New Paintings Cynthia Reeves Gallery, Hanover, NH

2011                One Thousand Voices All At Once, The Clark Gallery, Lincoln Ma.

2010               Public Art Project, Brattleboro Courthouse, Brattleboro, VT

2009               Clark Gallery

2008               George Marshall Store Gallery, ME.

2008               Trees, Spheris Gallery, Hanover NH

                       New Sculpture,  The Stone Church, Bellows Falls, Vermont

2006               Uncommon Worlds: The Art of Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf,

                       Clark Gallery

                       Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT

2005               People and Places: The Work of Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes

                       The Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT

                       The Woods, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

2004                New Paintings,  Spheris Gallery, Bellows Falls Vermont

2003                New Paintings, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

2001                Whirligigs, Groton School Gallery, Groton, MA

1999                Peaceable Kingdom, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

1998                New Paintings, Spheris Gallery, Walpole, NH

1997                Paintings for Children and Adults, Clark Gallery, Lincon MA

1996                Alchemical Pictures, Spheris Gallery,  Walpole, NH

1995                Paintings from Nova Scotia, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

1994                New Paintings, Icons Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1994                Frick Gallery, Belfast ME

1994                New Work, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

1992                New Paintings, Clark Gallery, Lincon MA

1991                The Puszh Gallery, Chicago, IL

1989                Traveling Fellowship Show,

                       The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA.



2013               Silent Spring, George Marshall Gallery, York ME

2012               The Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA

2010               Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincon MA

                       Float, Clark Gallery, Lincon MA

2009               Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincon MA

2008                Inventions, Visions and Other Tales

                        George Marshall Store Gallery, York ME


                       Outdoor Sculpture Show, Harvard MA

                       Visions and  Voices of Children’s Book Illustrators,

                       New Art Center, Newton MA

2006                Peaceable Kingdom, George Marshall Store Gallery, York ME

                       Anniversary Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

2005                People and Places, The Art of Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes,

                       Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro VT   

2002               Storytelling by Artists, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

1995               Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

1994               New Faces-New Energy,Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME.

1993               The Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA.   Salon Show  

1992               10th Annual Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

                       Figuration, Gallery at Loyola University, New Orleans LA

1991                Outside Boston, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

1990                Raw Vision, Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA

1989                Fifth Year Show, Museum School Boston MA

1983                Basement Gallery, Boston MA



'Wee Gee' by Harriet Ziefert,  Simon and Schuster

'Pushkin Minds the Bundle' by Harriet Ziefert,  Simon and Schuster

'Elemenopeo'  by Harriet Ziefert, Houghton Mifflin

'Animal Music' by Harriet Ziefert, Houghton Mifflin

'Train Song' by Harriet Ziefert, Orchard Books

'What Do Ducks Dream' by Harriet Ziefert, Putnam

'The Easter Bunny That Overslept' by Priscilla and Otto Friedrich, Harper Collins

'Ten Little Sleepyheads' by Elizabeth Provost, Bloomsbury Books

'Hello, Hello' by Dan Zanes, Little Brown

'Jump Up' by Dan Zanes, Little Brown

'Skinny Brown Dog' by Kimberly Willis, Henry Holt 



'Rocket Ship Beach' Dan Zanes and Friends

'Family Dance'   Dan Zanes and Friends

'Night Time' Dan Zanes and Friends

'House Party' Dan Zanes and Friends 

'Catch That Train' Dan Zanes and Friends 

'Little Nut Tree' Dan Zanes and Friends 

'The King and The Thrush' Tim Jennings/Leanne Ponder




Brattleboro Courthouse

Wellington International

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

Okemo Mountain Resort


The Boit Competition  1988

SMFA Traveling Fellowship,   1989             



The Oppenheim Gold Toy Award  for the picture book,

‘Skinny Brown Dog,’  published by Henry Holt.  2007



Bernard, Pam, Donald Saaf at Cynthia Reeves Review, Art New England, January 2012

Bergeron, Chris, Puppets Come to Life at New Art Center in Newton,

MetroWest Daily News, March 21, 2010

Thornton, Clara Rose, Southerly Exposure: Cutting a Riff: Rural Art and Human Anxiety, The Rutland Herald, November 19, 2009

Hirsch, Corin, Art Around Every Corner, Okemo Magazine, 2009

Baucom, Caitlin, One Family’s Artistic Vision, The Commons, April 2009

Hanson, Alex, Painting on the Edges of Reality, Fairytale, The Valley News, January, 2008

Taylor, Denise,  Drawing on Children’s Book Illustrators, The Boston Globe, March 29, 2007

Sills, Leslie, Uncommon Worlds; The Art of Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf , Catalog 2006

Calabria, Susan, People and Places; The Art of Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes, Brattleboro Museum Catalog August 2005

Corsano, Suzanne, Allegorical Paintings, catalog 2003

Wilson, Norma, Tales To Tell, American Style, Winter 2002/2003

McQuaid, Cate,  Art That Aims To Empower, The Boston Globe, June 17, 1999

Pearce, Sara, 1998’s Best Illustrated Books, Cincinatti Enquirer, December 1, 1998

McQuaid, Cate,  Toying With Reality, The Boston Globe, November 13,1997

Martin,   Paintings for Children and Adults, The Boston Globe, November 13, 1997

Unger, Miles,  Paintings from Nova Scotia, Art New England, August , 1995

Caillouet, Katie, Go Figuration, The Loyola Maroon January, 1992

Silver, Joanne, Raw Materials Meet Artistic Vision at Clark, Boston Herald, July 20, 1990

Sherman, Mary, Art Turns It’s Focus To Ideas, The Boston Globe, July 12, 1990

Carlock, Marty, “Raw Vision’ an Exhibit of Pure Creativity of Clark, Town Crier, 1990

Sterpka, Dorothy, Artist Donald Saaf Follows his Own Vision, West Hartford News, July 15 1989