Sandra has been working in the arts for 35 years. She studied sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. She also studied drawing, painting, and printmaking at the New Art Center, Newton, MA.
Berbeco works on a theme or image for about two years: expanding and contracting, abstracting and reconstructing on the picture plane–in watercolors and acrylic paint. She has also experimented with mixed mediums, cast bronze, stone carving, wood working, performance art, cast plaster of paris, and clay. Images or themes may be left dormant for periods of time and then revisited with new energy in a few years.
Berbeco's paintings have been seen in such diverse spaces at Skip Jack's restaurant in Copley Square, Boston, and Burlington Vermont International Airport.
Sandra earned a Certificate of Museum Studies in 2001 from Harvard Extension–completing her program with an internship at the Shelburne Museum. She researched tableware in Colonial America as it is related to the Museum collection. She was a part of the artists’ group at 215 College St., Burlington, VT from 2006 through 2011. Currently, she sits on the board of directors of BCA Center (Burlington City Arts) and is also a member of the exhibitions committee at the New Art Center, Newton, MA. Sandra lives in Shelburne with her husband, David Coen. She has three adult children, two adult step children, and three beautiful grandchildren.