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  • MOM, SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO BE A WOMAN. 2012 / A LOOK BACK

    May 8, 2016 / Sara Girletz Human presence, memory as well as representations of family have always been recurring themes in my art practice. Mom, sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. was a visual analysis concerning my relationship with my mom both past and present. The subject matter seen in Mom, sometimes it’s hard to be…

  • AFTER AUGUST

    April 17, 2016 / Sara Girletz Over the past few years while driving from my adopted city Calgary to my hometown Oyen, I’ve found myself storing away a mental inventory of imagery. I always had an attraction the basic figure | ground relationship that can come from light barely separating itself from the minimal line of…

  • LITTLE DEER MARKET SPRINGTIME SHOPPING AFFAIR

    February 29, 2016 / Sara Girletz Looks like my spring will be spent travelling around this beautiful province I call home! My work homebody is being included in the Little Deer Market’s Springtime Shopping Affair in Innisfail, Alberta on May 14th, 2016. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for updates on what I’m making in…

  • ALL THINGS PRETTY SPRING MARKET

    February 18, 2016 / Sara Girletz I am very excited to venture out of the city limits of Calgary to the All Things Pretty Spring Market in Red Deer, Alberta at the end of April. This market is well known in central Alberta and has just expanded to a larger venue to accommodate its diverse…

  • VIXENS OF VINTAGE SPRING FLING

    January 24, 2016 / Sara Girletz My work homebody has been accepted to the Vixens of Vintage Spring Fling Calgary Edition Market. The show runs Friday, April 22nd (5pm-9pm) and Saturday, April 23rd (10am-4pm). Friday night is a ticket only event . This is the opening night before the market opens to the public on…

  • THE SOINTULA ART SHED, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA SEPTEMBER 2015

    September 14, 2015 / Sara Girletz Currently I am spending the month of September in Sointula, BC doing an artist residency. It is both exciting and overwhelming to be able to paint full time for a whole month. So far my studio time has been dedicated to creating assemblage style pieces for homebody; a soon…

  • THE LURE OF THE LOCAL: WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE CANADIAN LAND(SCAPE), ATHENS GREECE 2013

    In November 2013 I had the great honour of being a part of the group exhibition, The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Land(scape). It was the first international showing of its kind at the Vorres Museum, located in Athens, Greece. The show was supported by the Canadian and Greek Embassies and the…

  • YOU ARE MY HOME. OYEN CENTENNIAL FARMER’S MARKET AUGUST 2013

    This summer I underwent selling my work in a formal setting for the first time since graduating with my BFA. I showed photographs depicting rural life in and around my hometown, as well as the architecture I am so drawn to.  It was great to get feedback from people who also share a connection to…

  • IGNITE! FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS JUNE 12-15, 2013

    My installation We’ll never run dry of love or anything. was featured in the local Calgary arts festival located at The Pumphouse Theatre. IGNITE! is a celebration of emerging artists in both the theatre and the visual arts community.

  • WE’LL NEVER RUN DRY OF LOVE OR ANYTHING. CAAF ST[ART] ARTIST RESIDENCY MARCH 10 – APRIL 6, 2013

    We’ll never run dry of love or anything. was a site specific installation and main focus of my time spent as a resident artist in a sponsored studio space located in Art Central; downtown Calgary. The St[art] Artist Residency is programmed by The Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (CAAF). During the First Thursday of April I…

  • THE NEW ALBERTA CONTEMPORARIES JUNE 15 – AUGUST 29, 2012

    My work along with 47 other emerging artists was chosen to be a part of the Esker Foundation’s inaugural exhibition, The New Alberta Contemporaries. As stated by the newly founded gallery, “One of its primary objectives [was] to celebrate the creative potential of recent fine arts graduates from all the degree granting institutions across Alberta.”

  • MOM, SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO BE A WOMAN. MAY 18TH-MAY 26TH, 2012

    Mom, sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. was an installation shown at the Untitled Arts Society’s White Dwarf Gallery; Calgary, Alberta. It was held in conjunction with the gallery’s main space exhibition, Perfect Uncle. The Closing Reception was on May 25th, 2012.  

  • OPEN STUDIO. BURREN COLLEGE OF ART ARTIST RESIDENCY FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 24, 2012

    During winter 2012, I was accepted as a resident artist at Burren College of Art located in Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland. The residency was a month long and I concluded my time with an open studio showing of work/research/ideas that were a result of this amazing experience.

  • WINDOW PAIN JANUARY 2012

    My first solo exhibition outside of school entitled, Window pain was held at the Marion Nicoll LRT Window Gallery during January 2012.

  • HOME IS.. PROJECT ONGOING

    Upon initially graduating I felt the usual preconceived notions of aloneness; basically that feeling of being astray when a connection with a particular community comes to an end. I decided to reach out to family, dear friends, colleges from school who I didn’t want to lose touch with and people I considered myself very close…

  • ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN 2011 GRAD SHOW: MAY 18-28, 2011

    My grad piece entitled House Blend was featured among nearly 200 other graduates of Alberta College of Art and Design.

  • PERPETUAL INVENTORY: REMEDIATING RAUSCHENBERG: APRIL 11-23, 2011

    Group exhibition based off of a critical analysis of American born artist Robert Rauschenberg.

  • A RESEARCH SHOW IN CONJUNCTION WITH AND SO ON AND SO FORTH…: APRIL 8-10, 2011

    Poster Design by Kelsey Fraser Two group exhibitions done with my FINA. 450 classmates.

  • DOCUMENTATION BECOMES ART: FEBRUARY 2011

    During my final semester of school I was quite happy with the momentum my work had taken on, but I was starting to feel it was becoming too far removed from its primary source; that being the element of photography. I decided to take a piece I had recently made and quite literally place it…