Sarah Kidner sfca, opa

 

Sarah Kidner is a Canadian oil painter born in 1964. After much travelling, Sarah and her family moved to Ontario in 1969. Growing up in Toronto, Sarah was exposed to and inspired by many great art exhibitions from the Group of Seven to the French Impressionists. At the University of Toronto she studied history and philosophy. A love of skiing, hiking and travelling drew Sarah to Banff in 1987.  Now living in Alberta with her twin boys, she finds the Rocky Mountains an ideal setting for creative inspiration. Sarah has attended many painting workshops from highly acclaimed and talented artists whose expertise has helped her to find her current path. Sarah paints primarily out of her  Alberta studio but can also be seen painting out on location. Sarah is a signature member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) as well as a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) and Women Artists of Canada (WAC)

Artist Statement

“ At the market, relaxing in a café, talking with friends; all these aspects of daily life are where I find my inspiration. I love to capture moments where people are enjoying themselves. I look for gesture and body language, anything that tells a story. Most of all I am inspired by the everyday small occurrences that happen all around us all the time. It is in these small moments that I believe we truly celebrate life. “

Exhibitions

2016

Oil Painters of America, National Exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Dallas TX

Oil Painters of America, Salon Show, Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibition, Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ


2015

Oil Painters of America, National Exhibition, Cutter and Cutter, St. Augustine FL

Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibition, Wildhorse Gallery, Steamboat Springs CO

Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham AL


2014

Oil Painters of America, National Exhibition, Bennington Arts Centre, Bennington VT

Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibition, Mountainsong Galleries, CA

July Finalist, Raymar Fine Art Competition

July 3rd Place, Fine Art Views Boldbrush Painting Competition


2013

Oil Painters of America, National Exhibition, InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX

Oil Painters of America, Traditional Salon, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibition, Southwind Gallery, Topeka KS

Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

AIRS, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Dec Finalist, Fine Art Views Boldbrush Painting Competition


2012

Randy Higbee Gallery 6” Squared December Exhibition, Orange County, CA

American Women Artists, K Newby Gallery, Tubac, AZ

AIRS, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, Rist Canyon, Colorado

Impressions Exhibition, Germanton Gallery, NC

Plein Air Show, Germanton Gallery, North Carolina

Randy Higbee Gallery 6” Squared April Exhibition, Orange County, CA

Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX


2011

Randy Higbee Gallery 6” Squared  Fall Exhibition, Orange County, CA

Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibition, Lee Youngman Galleries, CA

AIRS show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC

Oil Painters of America, National Exhibition, Devin Galleries, Coeur d ‘Alene, Idaho

Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Best and the Brightest, Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale , AZ

Randy Higbee Gallery 6” Squared Spring Exhibition, Orange County, CA

February Finalist, Raymar Fine Art Competition

July Finalist, Raymar Fine Art Competition


2010

AIRS show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC

Spilsbury Medal show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC

Raymar 4th Annual Competition - Finalist

Fine Art on Line competition - January finalist

December finalist, Raymar art competition

April finalist, Raymar art competition

Plein Air Show, Germanton Gallery, North Carolina

Fine Art on Line - Fav15 January - December


2009

Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, Texas

Plein Air Show, Germanton Gallery, North Carolina

Calgary Stampede Juried Exhibition, Calgary, AB

Exhibition with Liz Wiltzen and Rowan Hill, Avens Gallery, Canmore, AB

Spilsbury Medal Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vanvouver, BC

October finalist, Raymar art competition

December finalist, Raymar art competition

Fine Art On Line - Fav15 August,  September, October, December


2008

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Division, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, Texas

Solo Exhibition, The Avens Gallery, Canmore, Ab

Plein Air Exhibition, Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC

Spilsbury Medal Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vanvouver, BC

September finalist, Raymar art competition

August finalist, Raymar art competition


2007

Oil Painters of America, Juried Exhibition, Southwind Gallery , Topeka Kansas

Solo Exhibition, The Avens Gallery, Canmore, AB

Spilsbury Medal Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vanvouver, BC


2006

Plein Air Exhibition, Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC

Calgary Stampede Juried Exhibition and Live Auction, Calgary, AB

Solo Exhibition, The Avens Gallery, Canmore, AB

Spilsbury Medal Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC


2005

Solo Exhibition, The Avens Gallery, Canmore, AB

Group Plein Air Exhibition, Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC

Exhibition with Elizabeth Wiltzen, Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC

Federation of Canadian Artists, Urban Landscape, Vancouver, BC




Awards

2016

Bronze Medal, Oil Painters of America, Salon Show, Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne IN

2014

July 3rd Place, Fine Art Views Boldbrush Painting Competition

2013

Urban Landscape Award of Excellence, AIRS show, Federation of Canadian Artists

2010

Raymar 4th Annual Competition - finalist

Urban Landcape Award of Excellence, AIRS show, Federation of Canadian Artists

Bold Brush -Fine Art on Line - January Finalist

2009

Silver Medal, Spilsbury Medal Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver

2005

Award Of Excellence, Federation of Canadian Artists, Urban Landscape, Vancouver