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Sara Shepherd Edgar, Park Record Article

Sara Shepherd Edgar unveils new solo exhibit
Terzian Galleries will host reception

Visual artist Sara Shepherd Edgar is known for creating symbolic work that interpret experiences and stories from her life.

Last September, she and her husband dropped their youngest child off at college, which came on the heels of her oldest spending a semester abroad.

“At first I didn’t think those two experiences would affect my work, but they did,” Edgar said with a laugh during an interview with The Park Record. “There’s a feeling of nostalgia in the new works, and I think because I sent my own kids away that I felt that nostalgia.”

The new work is already on display at Terzian Galleries, 625 Main St. The gallery will host an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7.

The exhibit features at least 14 new pieces, Edgar said.

“ has some other pieces of mine already hung in the gallery,” Edgar said. “So, we’ll see if any of those will work with the new ones.”

Edgar started working on the new pieces in September.

“Since I didn’t have any kids in the house, I could focus,” she said. “That’s when I put my nose to the grindstone.”

Most of the new pieces feature a child or children.

“I think the nostalgia I was feeling is symbolized as kids in the paintings,” Edgar said. “I like painting kids because they also seem to be symbolic to a blank slate. You can see so much opportunity in their faces.”

The biggest challenge Edgar faced was finding a new way to paint children.

“Painting the people is hard because the human form is so recognizable,” she said. “I had to paint them and put my own mark or spin on them.”

Edgar began […]

Doug Braithwaite, Plein Air Magazine

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Terzian Gallery Artist Lane Bennion featured in Southwest Art Magazine

“A box store interior can be quite visually aggressive, violent and chaotic.”

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The Artist’s Magazine Awards Angela Bentley Fife Artist of the Month

“I really like doing small paintings that I force myself to do in 2 hours. They are 7×9 or 8×10 portrait-like paintings. They stretch my abilities and force me to not get too tight or perfectionist.”

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Angela Bentley Fife selected as “Editors’ Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent” in March ’09 Southwest Art Magazine

Southwest Art Magazine’s Editors’ Choice for up-and-coming talent is Terzian Galleries’ own Angela Bentley Fife.  She was selected as “One to Watch”.In high school, Angela Bentley Fife thought about majoring in math when it came time for college. But one day her art teacher pulled her aside and joked, “If you don’t go into art, I’m going to kill you.” Fife began to think more seriously about a career in fine art. When she entered the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, she decided to follow the advice of her art teacher. “I knew it would be sink or swim my first year because it’s an intense program with art classes all day long. Some art majors hated it. But I was in heaven,” Fife says.Today at 34, the Utah-based painter has no regrets. For the past three years she has been juried into the prestigious Springville Salon at theSpringville Museum of Art in Springville, UT. In 2008, she garnered an honorable mention at the show. Although she is equally at home painting figures, still lifes, and landscapes, her artistic heart belongs to creating figurative works. And figures are where viewers discover her most personal work, she says. “Most of this work is based around the balance I try to have in my life between different roles,” Fife explains. “As women we carry many roles like being a wife, mother, daughter, artist, and friend. I think about how to balance these roles and how to be successful in the ones I want to be successful in.”

In paintings such as CONSTANT COMPARISON, Fife expresses her thoughts on how women often compare themselves to others and to unrealistic models. “We put a lot on ourselves. We compare the worst part of ourselves to the best […]