Returning to America, she opened her own studio in New York. From there, she moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan, and became the art supervisor of their public schools, and then did similar work in Gary, Indiana. In her later years, Ms. Hess called San Diego home, where she continued to paint her well known flower and landscape pictures.
In the late 1940's and early 1950's, Sara's work was shown in national exhibits, including the American Artists in Chicago and St. Louis, the National Academy of Design and the National Association of Women Artists. She is represented in many collections throughout the country. Source: AskART