ideas, critiques, musings, discoveries


July 2012

Sara on Sarah: Day 4 The Award

On day 4 of my series Sara on Sarah Sarah Thornton addresses the Turner Prize awarded to one of 4 finalists every year since 1984, after they have each participated in a solo exhibition at the Tate Britain. Jewelled embrace, acrylic on canvas, 36x...

Sara on Sarah: Day 3 The Fair

In my blog series Sara on Sarah, day 3 of Sarah Thornton's week in the art world is spent at the famous art fair in Basel, Switzerland. Sarah chats with art collectors who get to attend the preview session of the fair before the throngs of art lov...

Sara on Sarah: Day 3 The Fair

Sara on Sarah: Day 2 The Crit

In my new blog series Sara on Sarah, Sarah Thornton spends a very long day (!) in Michael Asher's famous crit class at the California Institute of the Arts. This often times anxiety-provoking ritual varies from program to program and is an essenti...

Sara on Sarah: Day 1 The Auction

In my new blog series Sara on Sarah, the first chapter of Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in the Art World takes a look at the auction. In Canada, the two fine art auction houses I'm familiar with are Heffel's and Maynard's, however one of the most (o...

Sara on Sarah: A conversation about the art world

As an emerging largely self-taught artist I am constantly intrigued by other artists' work, their process, and eager to read, research, and learn about art...there is so much information out there! I just finished Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in th...

Getting out into the community

Creating art is for the most part a solitary endeavour, however the other day I was the "Artist in the Window" at Bird on a Wire Creations, a Vancouver art and artisan gift boutique featuring local artists from a 100-mile radius. The owner Karen U...

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