Apr 30, 2012
The Black and Yellow Gallery in association with the Waldorf Hotel is pleased to host Sarah Holtom as a portrait artist in residence for the month of May.
She will be painting 50 portraits in 15 days.
In the summer of 2006, Sarah Holtom (b. 1980) painted 100 Portraits of Calgary artists, from life, in the brief time span of 3 months. The spontaneity, honesty and relevancy of the series struck a chord with Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, who added the portraits to their permanent collection.
Work remains on display until May 31st.
Oil-on-wood portraits (12"x12”) will be completed in a 1-2 hour sitting in the gallery at the special rate of $250 (single) $350 (couple). Pets and children are welcome; costumes and personality are encouraged. Sarah will maintain full-time hours at the gallery during her residency (12 - 7pm, Monday – Saturday) and will accept both appointments and drop-in’s, time permitting. Appointments are limited to 50 portraits.
We are booking sittings now.
Book appointments via: Graeme Berglund // Gallery Director
Sarah Holtom is an accomplished plein air painter. "100 Portraits of Calgary Artists" was completed after her graduating year from the Alberta College of Art and Design with funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and subsequently added to the Glenbow Museum's permanent collection. Since then she has spent time in both New York City and small town Saskatchewan, where she successfully co-ran the "National Gallery of Saskatchewan" for two years, contributed work to several nationally touring shows and instructed art lessons out of the Godfrey Dean Gallery. It was during this time that she created and stared in a TV show airing on Access 7 called "The Painting from Life with Sarah Holtom Show!"; graciously funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Holtom has recently moved to Vancouver, she continues to teach at Collage Collage and plein air paint from her new '92 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon/Studio.