Aug 30 - Nov 12, 2022
We introduce our 2021 National Juried Exhibition Best in Show Winner Sarah Bolduc as she takes a journey through her Attraction for Abstraction.
Meet Sarah Bolduc
Award winning artist, Sarah Bolduc, creates powerfully expressive abstract art utilizing multiple mediums. Her multifaceted pieces evoke emotions from both artist and viewer capturing unique landscapes, people, moments, and other visually stimulating impressions.
Sarah creates from her three studios on Lake Gaston in North Carolina and exhibits and sells her work in multiple gallery and gift shop locations in North Carolina and Virginia. Her 2021 awards include: Best of Show - Open Window: An Alzheimer’s Journey, an oil in the annual national juried exhibit at Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, VA and Honorable Mention for “Winter’s Calling”, a hand dyed white muslin transformation piece utilizing, rust, onion, coffee, chili, and cranberry at MacCallum More Museum and Gardens in Chase City, VA. Her mixed media piece, Wherever You Look, is included in the 2022 edition of Artemis, containing work of artists and writers from the Blue Ridge Mountains and Beyond. In addition, Sarah serves as President of Lake Country Artisans Guild and volunteers at many art venues throughout the region helping to promote the arts at all levels for everyone.
“Creativity” is my thing and art is my passion. I love creating art: exploring new color palettes and working in a vast variety of mediums. Favored mediums include oils, acrylics, watercolors and inks. Papers and fibers, both commercial and my hand dyed, intrigue me and are heavily used adding diverse patterns, texture and interest. I work intuitively utilizing my mediums alone and together. I prefer to create abstractly with suggestions of realism; striving to attract the viewer; embracing both my story and that which the viewer perceives. The stories and visualizations within my work have meaning, narrative and draw a response. Use of color, line, shape , and texture further formulates design. My subject matter is derived from life experiences, thoughts, interactions and observations. I work daily embracing the journey my processes take me on! I am a creative expressionist!