Curriculum Vitae

Education


2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009 University Transfer Credits for Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Honours/Awards


2015 Artist Opportunity Grant, Calgary Arts Development, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2010 Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009 Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2008 Jason Lang Scholarship, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Student Recognition Award, Red Deer College Arts Center, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

2007 Jason Lang Scholarship, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Residencies


2015 The Sointula Art Shed, Sointula, British Columbia, Canada

2013 Calgary Allied Arts Foundation St[art] Artist Residency, Art Central, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2012 Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland

Known Collections


Stacey McRae, Lebel Mansion, Pincher Creek, Alberta

Karen Zlatnik, Urban Whyte: Vintage Inspired Design, Devon, ALberta

Anna Ostberg, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

Festivals


2013 IGNITE!, We’ll never run dry of love or anything., The Pumphouse Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Artist Talks/Lectures


2013 The Wild Places. in conjunction with The Lure of the Local: Woman Artists in the Canadian Land(scape), Vorres Museum, Athens, Greece

Exhibitions (*solo shows marked by asterisk)


2016 Connections, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Chasing the Silver Line; in conjunction with 925 Sterling Anniversary, Gallery 371, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2015 *If I can’t bring you to my house I’ll bring my house to you; Open Studio, The Sointula Art Shed, Sointula, British Columbia, Canada

Studio 9/41 Spring Art Show Guest Artist, Oyen, Alberta, Canada

2014 A Little Something, Lovecraft Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2013 Grand Opening Exhibition, Lovecraft Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Land(scape), Vorres Museum, Athens, Greece

*We’ll never run dry of love or anything., Studio Loop, Art Central, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2012 The New Alberta Contemporaries, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

*Mom, sometimes it’s hard to be a woman., Untitled Art Society White Dwarf Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

*Open Studio., Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland

2011 *Window pain, Marion Nicoll LRT Window Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Untitled Art Society Annual Member’s Exhibition, Satellite Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Grad Show, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Perpetual Inventory: Remediating Rauschenberg, Gallery 371, Alberta College of Art+ Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

And So On And So Forth.., Anthill Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A Research Show, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2010 Welcoming of Alberta College of Art+Design’s New President, Dr. Daniel Doz, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Painting.. Or Whatever, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The San Fran Show, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Eleventh Hour, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009 Regalia: Wearable Art Performance, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Regalia: Wearable Art Performance, Art Central, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Regalia in Print, One Blue Wall, Art Central, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Regalia in Print, Gem Event, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Regalia in Print, Open House, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Studio 9/41 Spring Art Show Guest Artist, Oyen, Alberta, Canada

Red Deer College Visual Art Year-End Student Exhibition, Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

2008 Studio 9/41 Spring Art Show Guest Artist, Oyen, Alberta, Canada

1500 Wing Visual Art Showcase, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Red Deer College Visual Art Year-End Student Exhibition, Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

2007 Anthropomorphic Vessels, Red Deer College Forum, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Markets


2017 YYC Curated. Holiday Market, Deerfoot City, Calgary, Alberta

Handmade Holiday Pop Up, Lebel Mansion, Pincher Creek, Alberta

Oyen Farmers’ Christmas Market, Legion Hall, Oyen, Alberta

YEG Curated. Holiday Market, Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

Christmas in the Country Art Sale, Leighton Art Centre, Millarville, Alberta

Pop Up Shop homebody by sara girletz at Velour Clothing Exchange, Calgary, Alberta

Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary 2017, Genesis Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Inglewood Night Market, Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Maker Market, BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta

YYC Curated. Summer Market, Bowness Community Association, Calgary, Alberta

YEG Curated. Summer Market, Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

Curated. Summer Market Pop Up, Rosso Coffee Roasters – National Music Centre, Calgary, Alberta

All Things Pretty Spring Market, Pidherney Centre, Red Deer, Alberta

YYC Curated. Spring Market, Bowness Community Association, Calgary, Alberta

Little Modern Market Winter Edition, Earl Grey Golf Club, Calgary, Alberta

2016 Drumheller Christmas Market, Drumheller, Alberta

homebody X Stitch Worx POP UP Shop, Stitch Worx, Oyen, Alberta

Distinctly Nanton Christmas Market, Nanton, Alberta

All Things Pretty Christmas Market, Red Deer, Alberta

A Vintagey Affair, Red Deer Lake Community Hall, Calgary, Alberta

Meet the Maker: homebody by sara girletz X Urban Whyte, Urban Whyte: Vintage Inspired Design, Devon, Alberta

All Things Pretty Goes Market Country, The Big Red Barn, Lacombe, Alberta

Homegrown Market, Penhold, Alberta

The Vixens of Vintage Summer Bazaar, Red and White Club, Calgary, Alberta

White Barn Father’s Day Market, Thorsby, Alberta

Little Deer Market Springtime Shopping Affair, Eastgate Centre, Innisfail, Alberta, Canada

All Things Pretty Spring Market, Pidherney Centre, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

The Vixens of Vintage Spring Fling, Bowness Community Connection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Airdrie Farmer’s Market Spring Fling, Town and Country Centre, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

2015 Marketspot Winter Market, Eau Claire Market, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The In-Definite Arts Society Holiday Sale, The In-Definite Arts Society, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2013 Christmas Farmer’s Market, Oyen Alberta, Canada

You are my home., Oyen Centennial Farmer’s Market, Oyen, Alberta, Canada

2011 Spring Show+Sale, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2010 Winter Show+Sale, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009 Red Deer College Spring Show+Sale, College Forum, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

2008 Red Deer College Winter Show+Sale, College Forum, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Publications/Catalogues


2018 “Pinky Kiss.” Meet Artist Sara Girletz. February 2018. Web.

2017 “The Creative Chronicle.” What You’re Working on: Sara Girletz. November 2017. Web.

“LIFEWTR Instagram Feed: @LIFEWTR.” #ArtByAWoman Feature: Sara Girletz. July 2017. Web.

2016 “Bourbon & Honey.” Feature Friday: Sara Girletz. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. November 2016. Web.

“YYC Girl Gang.” Welcome Wednesday: homebody. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 2016, Web.

“Calgary Buzz.” Discover stellar vintage pieces at Calgary’s Vixens of Vintage Market. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. March 2016, Web.

2013 Exhibition Catalogue, The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Land(scape), Vorres Museum, Athens, Greece

“Calgary Herald.” Alberta Artists Celebrated in Athens. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. November 2013, Web.

“Queen’s University Department of Calssics.” Press Release: The Right Honourable Michealle Jean Speaks at the opening of a New Exhibit at the Vorres Museum in Athens., Athens, Greece. December 2013, Web.

“CANADAART.ONWEG” Women Group Show @ Vorres Museum., Athens, Greece. December 2013, Web.

“Angloinfo: The Global Expat Network.” The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Land(scape)., Athens, Greece. December 2013, Web.

“metrogreece.gr.” The Landscape of Canada… Museum Vorres!. Athens, Greece. December 2013, Web.

Festival Catalogue, IGNITE! Festival for Emerging Artists, The Pumphouse Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sanchez, Rose. “Girletz making connections in the art world.” Prairie Post East Edition (April 2013) pg. 15. Print.

Sanchez, Rose. “Oyen woman turning passion into career.” Prairie Post East Edition (April 2013) pg. 13. Print.

“The Calgary Allied Arts Foundation St[art] Residency.” Sara Girletz St[art]@ArtCentralResident March 10th, 2013 – April 6th, 2013. We’ll never run dry of love or anything.” Art Central, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 4th 2013, Web.

2012 Exhibition Catalogue, The New Alberta Contemporaries, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

“Cultural Calendar: Perfect Uncle and Sara Girletz: Closing Reception and Live Music”, Calgary 2012, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 2012. Web.

“Mom, sometimes it’s hard to be a woman.” Untitled Art Society, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 2012. Web.

2011 “Window pain.” Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 29th, 2011. Web.

“Esker Foundation.” Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 7th, 2011. Web.

Exhibition Catalogue, Perpetual Inventory: Remediating Rauschenberg, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Exhibition Catalogue, And So On And So Forth.. in conjunction with A Research Show, Alberta College of Art and Design and Anthill Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009 Dixon, Pamela. “ACAD Struts its Runway Stuff.” The Weal Volume 84. Issue 9. (2009): pg. 8. Print.

“Regalia.” Art Central, Calgary, AB, November 2009. Web.

Charitable Services/Donations


2017 Feminini – tea Period Party Silent Auction and Swag Bags, The 80/20 Hub – Coach Deb Sousa, Calgary, Alberta

2013 Live Auction for the Oyen Leisure Society, Oyen’s 15th Annual Bull-A-Rama, Oyen, Alberta

2011 Featured Artist of the Month, Jelly Modern Doughnuts, Calgary, Alberta

Live Auction for the Oyen Leisure Society, Oyen’s 13th Annual Bull-A-Rama, Oyen, Alberta

In From the Cold Online Silent Auction, Encana’s The Bow: Emerging Artist Project and Hodgin’s Art Auctions Ltd., Calgary, Alberta

Alberta College of Art+Design Grad Catalogue Silent Auction, Marion Nichol Gallery, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary

2010 The Chinese Students Society of University of Calgary Year End Gala Silent Auction, The Westin Hotel, Calgary, Alberta

2009 Affairs of the Arts Silent Auction, Red Deer College Arts Centre, Red Deer, Alberta

Volunteer Service


2012 ArtaWEARness XII, SAIT Orpheus Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011 Official Launch Party for Alberta Art Days, John Snow House, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Harri De Ville: White Lies Opening Reception, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Blitzen Die Partei, Untitled Art Society Satellite Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Annual General Meeting, TRUCK Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jennifer Akkermans’ Institute of Morphoid Research, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ArtaWEARness XI, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009 Affairs of the Arts, Red Deer College Arts Centre, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Professional Experience


2011-2017 Custom Picture Framer, Framing and Art Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011 Classroom Assistant, Northmount Pleasant Arts Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

FINA. 400 Practicum Student, Axis Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Central, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2002-2006 Photography Convener, Agricultural Society’s Annual Fair, Oyen, Alberta, Canada

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