Sarah Kidner  sfca

A warm, rich, color palette and fabulous use of back-lighting enhance these engaging, everyday scenes.
Informed Collectorhttp://canvoo.com/blog/24373/sarah-kidner-warm-and-fabulous
 
October Finalist in the Raymar art Competition
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Winner of the Silver medal - Spilsbury Medal Show
Federation of Canadian Artists
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 Finalist in the 4th Annual Raymar Fine Art Competition
http://raymarartcontest.com/2010winners
January Finalist in the FineArtViews Painting Competition
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March Finalist in the Raymar art Competition
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This painting exudes light in a scene of bustling activity. Every carefully simplified figure has the feel of an individual, and not just a mere mass of indistinct figures. It has nicely balanced light as well as a unique balance of movement and interest throughout. The carefully controlled palette shows an artistic interpretation that allows the scene to be more than just a photographic representation - William Scott Jennings
December Finalist in the Raymar art Competition
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Accepted into Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
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Accepted into Salon International
Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio TXhttp://www.greenhousegallery.com/
Judge's Comments: I chose this painting because I commend the artist on simplifying a moving target. I've tried painting musicians before and it is really hard. This artist got the impression of witnessing a sketch from a real-life experience. Breaking the shapes down to the simplest form is what painting from life is all about. - Susan Lyon
February finalist in the Raymar art Competition
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 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
                                    Devin Galleries
                                 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
                                 June 10 - July 9, 2011http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions/2011/national/index.cfmhttp://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions/2011/national/index.cfmhttp://www.devingalleries.com/shapeimage_15_link_0shapeimage_15_link_1shapeimage_15_link_2
Judge's Comments: I especially enjoyed this warmly lit interior scene with it’s strong reflected light. The strong linear perspective and clever placement of figures creates a well considered and constrained composition. The architectural and sculptural elements are handled beautifully as well. A beauty for sure. - Robert Lemler
accepted in Oil Painters of America
Western Regional Exhibition
Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga CA
Oct 8 2011
                          http://leeyoungmangalleries.com/shows.html
“At the Market”
"Bringing in the Catch”
These paintings were both accepted into the 6” squared show at the Randy Higbee Gallery
Accepted into Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
April 20 - May 20 2012
http://www.scottsdalesalonoffineart.com/category/artists-and-artwork
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Accepted into Salon International
Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio TX
April 14 - May 4 2012
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Accepted into Salon International
Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio TX
April 14 - May 4 2012
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Juried in to
 “The 17th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction”
Rist Canyon, Colorado
Sept 2, 2012

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“Impressions”Exhibition
Germanton Gallery, Germanton NC
June 30-July 28http://www.germantongallery.com/http://www.germantongallery.com/http://www.germantongallery.com/shapeimage_25_link_0shapeimage_25_link_1shapeimage_25_link_2
“Reading”
12” x 16”
“Evening Light”
18” x 12”
“At the Market”
6” x 6”
“Lacing up”
16” x 12”
Juried into American Women Artists Exhibition
Newby Gallery, Tubac AZ
Nov 2, 2012http://www.newbygallery.com/http://www.newbygallery.com/shapeimage_30_link_0
Juried into AIRS show
Federation Gallery
Vancouver, BC
Oct 9-28, 2012http://artists.ca/federation_gallery/airsshapeimage_31_link_0
Degrees of Expression Exhibition
Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC
Oct 30 -Nov 11, 2012http://artists.ca/http://www.newbygallery.com/shapeimage_32_link_0
6 inch squared Exhibition
Randy Higbee Gallery
Dec 8 2012http://www.randyhigbeegallery.com/Randy_Higbee_Gallery/Events.htmlhttp://www.newbygallery.com/shapeimage_33_link_0

Accepted into Salon International

Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio TX

April  2013

accepted into

Oil Painters of America 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 

Insight Gallery

Fredericksburg Texas

May 18 - June 17, 2013

http://www.insightgallery.com

accepted into

Oil Painters of America Salon of Traditional Oils 

Crooked Arts Center, Petoskey ,MI

June 22- Aug 31, 2013

http://www.crookedtree.org

“In the Park”  12” x 16” accepted into

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition 

South Wind Gallery, Topeka, KS

Sept 6 - Oct 26, 2013

http://www.southwindartgallery.com


“Yellow Taxis” accepted into

Annual International Representational Show

Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

http://artists.ca/show/airs_2013/23/yellow_taxis

“Washington Park”  18” x 24” accepted into

Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art 

Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

Nov 7- Dec 31 2013

http://www.scottsdalesalonoffineart.com/category/artists-and-artwork

“Evening Out” selected as a Raymar Art Contest September finalist

Judge's Comments: Such beautiful information in the shadow areas. Sarah is great at depicting what I consider slice of life images. Things we might see on any trip into the city on any given day. She imbued this scene with a lush liveliness that stopped me and made we want to investigate. She supplied just enough information but not so much as to bog the painting down. - Michael Orwick

http://www.raymarartcontest.com/winners/120

accepted into

Oil Painters of America 23nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 

Bennington Arts Center

Bennington VT

June 7 - JuLY 27, 2014

December 2013 Finalist in the FineArtViews Painting Competition

http://faso.com/boldbrush/winners/128