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Sara Proctor graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Cum Laude in ‘05 with BFA in General Fine Art. While enrolled, Proctor was awarded the Academic Excellence Scholarship, the MICA Achievement Award, and a MICA Trustees Award. To date, her paintings have been featured in over 25 group exhibitions and many solo shows, including, “Class Trip” at the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, MD, “To Do List” at 49 West Coffeehouse & Winebar in Annapolis, and “A Victim of Fun Times” at the Cazbar in Baltimore. She was the winner of the Eastport Yacht Club’s 2008 Light’s Parade Poster Contest, and has commissioned numerous paintings on recycled sailcloth, as well as donating pieces for local charity auctions.

In the summer of 2011 Proctor accepted a position at RTI Forensics as the company’s in house graphic designer. RTI Group is an international forensic engineering consulting firm that provides world class investigative, expert witness, legal visuals media, safety, security, and education services to law firms, insurers, corporations, and governments.

Proctor is an avid sailing photographer, shooting local events and regattas, as well as the official event photographer of 2008 – 2011 Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta’s and the 2009 – 2011 Storm Trysail East Coast & Mid Atlantic Championships. In 2011, Ken Comerford of North Point Yacht Sales and Sailfastphoto partnered and pooled their resourced to bring Chesapeake Bay sailors and power boaters affordable on the water and shoreside regatta photographs. Their continued partnership in 2012 is moving full steam ahead with JBoat regatta’a, Quantum Key West Race Week, and the Annapolis Hospice Cup on the books for the upcoming year.

In 2011 Proctor was published in Sailing World Magazine and had the honor of having 2 photos selected for the 2012 Dr. Crash Calendar, as well as being hired to shoot on assignment for SAIL Magazine for the 2011 Caribbean 1500. In April of 2012 Proctor earned the honor of becoming the exclusive photography partner with Layline, providing the company with one design race images for online and print marketing. Her photos have also been featured on numerous sailing blogs and websites, in addition to shooting for individuals and teams up and down the east and west coasts, namely, Enfant Terrible (F40), Struntje Light (F40), Mascalzone Latino (M32), Anema & Core (JV 52), Beau Geste (Farr 80), Argo (M32), Warpath (M32), Ramrod (M32, Farr 40), Team Barbarians (M32 & M24), Bliksem (M32, F30), Roxanne (M32), Yellow Jacket (Farr 40), Team Aqua (RC44), Vela Veloce (Southern Cross 52), Diesel (M20), Stray Dog (GP42), Big Booty (Lutra 42), Kahuna (Farr 395), Donnybrook (Santa Cruz 72), Samba Pa Ti (M32), Chris Larson, Gavin Brady, and Gary Jobson.

Proctor has volunteered numerous hours of time to charity events and her high quality photographs have been published and shared by many different businesses and organizations, including: Quantum Sails (Official photographer for 2012 Quantum Key West Race Week), GQ Magazine, Sailing World Magazine, Sailing World’s Dr. Crash Calendar (2011, 2012, 2013) SAIL Magazine, Seahorse Magazine, ZHik, The Farr 40 Class Association, World Cruising Club, Bavaria Yachts, Nationwide Insurance, Solo Vela, Magic Marine, MJM Yachts, Farr Yacht Sales LLC, Annapolis Sailing Fitness, The National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North Point Yacht Sales, MJM, JBoats, JWorld Annapolis, Storm Trysail Club, BoatU.S., Doyle Sails Chesapeake, Sailing Anarchy, Spinsheet, PropTalk, Stagg Yachts, APS Ltd., Sound Boat Works, The Annapolis Yacht Club, The Eastport Yacht Club, The Larchmont Yacht Club, The Chicago Yacht Club, U.S. Sailing, Velocitek, North Sails, Baltimore City Yacht Association, Landfall Navigation, Jobson Sailing, Re-Sails, IMCA, USMCA, Womanship, The Capital Newspaper, and the Chesapeake Boating Club, among others. Proctor’s current photography can be viewed on her sailing photography website: www.sailfastphoto.com.