May 2017: Sara created a custom piece for the Rockridge High School Silent Auction in West Vancouver – the piece was sold with multiple bids!
November 2016: The West Vancouver Community Arts Council has accepted Sara’s application for a duo-exhibition with another talented local artist at the Silk Purse Gallery coming up in July 2017. Stay tuned for details!
2016/2017: As Committee Head for the Gleneagles Elementary School Visual Arts Team for the last two years, Sara has had the privilege of curating student artworks for the school’s art wall. This example shows Apple artworks by a grade 2/3 class.
June 2016: The final round of the window decals went up at the Gleneagles Community Centre for all to see. Sara has now officially worked with each and every child at the Gleneagles and Lions Bay Schools to create a unique art collage.
March 2016: The second round of what has fondly become known as the “Decal Project” has just completed! (Please see my December post below for details on this project). Sara is so proud of the kids and the art they turned out while working with her. These are the Spring Blossoms Decals. Next up, and final round, will be a nautical theme!
January 2016: It has been fun helping in the classroom with two of Gleneagles Ch’axay Elementary School’s alumni, Scarlet and Sam, as they taught 44 students how to paint a canvas for the school’s anonymous art auction. We got some gorgeous results!
December 2015: As a local artist, Sara was invited to work with three divisions at the Gleneagles Ch’axay Elementary. Sara had the kids each paint an 8 x 8 canvas, which were then photographed by the Gleneagles Community Centre staff and turned into three large window decals. The kids were asked to paint a winter scene, and were restricted only by colour. The remarkable result is below. Please be sure to stop by and see it – it’s on the big windows overlooking the gym. The original art is also on display at the school. Sara looks forward to working with the rest of the divisions to create more art over the remainder of the year!
April 2015: A print from Sara’s Blossom Query Series has sold from Fine Art America, “Lemon Lime Blossom Query”, and is being shipped to Sunny Florida.
February 2015: “Boiling Water” has sold from Saatchi Art.
February 2015: Sara has completed a donation for the Gleneagles Ch’axay Elementary Silent Auction coming up this Feb. 14. It is called “The Randomness of Speculation” (30″ x 30″ x 1.5″). There are multiple layers of texture in this abstract, which can really only be appreciated up close and in person. All proceeds go to the school!
May 2014: “A Little Ways From Home”, has been chosen to be featured in the Originals for $1000 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here.
A Little Ways From Home
May 2014: “Vanity of Spirit”, recently sold at auction at the Anna Wyman School of Dance Art Fundraiser
Vanity of Spirit
January 2014: “Secrets of the Banker’s Suit” was a “top finisher” in the contest Minimalism in Paintings or Digital Paintings on FineArtAmerica.com. You can view the image here.
Secrets of the Banker’s Suit
December 2013: “Joe You have Got to Meet the New Neighbour”, has been selected to be featured in the Abstract Paintings Collection on Saatchi Online’s homepage. You can see the collection here.
Joe You Have Got to Meet the New Neighbour
November 2013: CFO of Etsy, Kristina Salen, selected one of Sara’s art pieces to display in conjunction with an inspiring article she wrote on LinkedIn. You can find the article and the art here.
November 2013: Sara achieved first place out of 1563 image submissions in a Fine Art America contest called Women in The Arts.
#1 Sara Gardner – West Vancouver, BC – Canada”
Original Blossom Query