AGOG presents “A Sense of Place” Sarah Osadetz


Art Gallery of Golden
Art Gallery of Golden
516 9th Ave N, Golden, BC


Fri 25 Feb 2022 - Sat 02 Apr 2022
"With this exhibit my intention is to share some of the iconic landscapes we can visit, experience and appreciate close to Golden. We are gifted by beauty. My choices are based on both recent and childhood experiences that have shaped my conscious and unconscious choices to reside in East Kootenay. To me, being outside and in the backcountry is where I feel most at home."

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Sarah Osadetz writes:
As a child, I was always curious and creative, wandering quite freely in nature. I was one of the last generations of ‘free range kids’. NO cellphones, no computers no phones at our cottage. Most of my summers were spent outside with no shoes on swimming, wandering in the forests and beaches. My childhood also gave me broad exposure to painting, sketching and working with clay. Periodically, I sketched all kinds of subject matter and dreamed of painting.

Upon arriving to Golden in 1998, an awakening of sorts occurred for me after reading and participating in the 12 week The Artists’ Way creative book by Julia Cameron. Since that time sketching, journaling, drawing, painting and playing music have been my focus during times of quiet. More recently, I decided to make art everyday – EVERY day. Since August 2018 I have kept the commitment. EVERY DAY. Turns out, we forget how what we do is creative – from how we dress, to cooking – not just the act of art making. My main focus is building my landscape portfolio of places that I have a special connection with. I find the natural world inspiring and I enjoy reflecting on my experiences while I’m painting. When hiking, biking or skiing, I sketch, journal and photograph. 

I am a graduate of College of the Rockies Adventure Tourism Business Management Program and Graphic Design with Sessions College for Design Professionals. I also hold current certifications: Level III CSIA and Level II CANSI Instructor, ACA and CCBC coach and IGA Apprentice Interpretive Guide.

My inspirations include: creatives – all kinds, coffee houses who regularly change their art shows, murals, small towns with nifty downtowns, big cities with grand concrete architecture, galleries, gardens, parks and the natural world. Finally, from a very early age, the Group of Seven captured my curiosity and passion. Specifically Lawren Harris has had the most influence on how I express my paintings. 

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