Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center (when exhibition can be scheduled)

17th Signos da Noite Internacional Film Festival, International Short Films Competition, Desterro, Lisboa, Portugal.


North Star Music Festival, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. Presented with composer/collaborator, Charles Gran.

Outlet Dance Project, 15th Annual Festival at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NEW JERSEY.

Movimiento en Movimiento, Festival Internacional de Danza Para la Pantalla, Center of Digital Culture, Mexico City, MEXICO.

Jeju International Experimental Art Festival,  Republic of Tamnala, Jeju-do, SOUTH KOREA. Screened several video art works (including "Uphold/from below") in a looping installation.

Midwest Women Making Art Because the World Matters, Heuser Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. Organized as part of the symposium: “Midwest Women Artists, Champions of the Environment.”

Evolving the Forest Creative Summit, Film Programme. Dartington Hall, Devon, England.  (Essay about this work to be included in forthcoming book published by


Performance Working Group at the PSi (Performance Studies International) Conference, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, South Korea.


"Uphold (from below)", Video-performance, 2019

 This video-performance was created at the site of a large, half-alive cottonwood tree in a woodland near the Mississippi River in the American Midwest. The tree had been struck by lightning several years prior to making this work and weathered the storm. In June 2017, when this was shot, I had recently completed my last round of chemotherapy after a diagnosis of breast cancer earlier that year. The video is comprised of footage shot just days before my body was forever altered by surgery.  It was the last opportunity to create a site-based piece with body in the landscape as I had known and worked with throughout my life as an artist and a woman.  Multiple superimpositions of the figure appear, including a momentary image of the post-surgical body shot later, representing different states of process and being.


Performed & Directed by Cherie Sampson

Music Composition & Production: Charles Gran

Instrumental performances by: Elaine AuBuchon, oboe & Brian Kubin, cello