Artist Biography

Sandy Moser is an international, award winning artist who is inspired to paint the wild creatures of the world. She is a self-taught artist but has taken many workshops. She has studied with world renowned artists Zoltan Szabo and Cheng- Khee Chee. She has studied wildlife art through a course from North Light Art School. She has attended many workshops in watercolors, egg tempera and acrylics. Sandy has also studied wildlife art with artists Ron Decker and Derek Wicks. Her recent realistic paintings of wildlife are painted in acrylics with many glazes, but she also paints animals in gouache, pastels, scratchboard, watercolor and on silk.

The beauty of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada has been the inspiration for many of Sandy’s seacapes, landscapes and wildlife paintings. The ocean and lakes provide her with many images from which to paint. Taylor Head Park and Sober Island Headland are special places where she likes to hike and photograph images that are used for references for her paintings.

Since living along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, she has had the opportunity to study and photograph many species of birds, inparticular, the common loon, with her husband Robert. They photograph the loons from their canoe. She says, “It is so awesome to be able to paddle alongside a mother loon and watch her feed her babies and teach them how to dive. These are the things I want to capture in a painting, a moment in time; a gaze of an eye, a particular stance, or a realistic look of an animal or bird”.

Sandy has been painting endangered species for several years, as well as animals that are indigenous to Canada. She says “I feel compelled to paint endangered species. This may show the importance of looking after our environment which in turn may help to save the habitats of these endangered species.”

Sandy has won over 60 international awards, of which five have been “Best of Show”. Her latest accolade was in January 2019 when her painting “Momma’s Treasures” won first place in the “Animals” Art Exhibition for the Art Room Online Gallery.

Many of her paintings have been featured in various newspapers, websites and publications. Her work has been shown on the following online galleries – Still Point Gallery, My Art Contest, Light, Space & Time Gallery, Raebec Gallery, Richeson Gallery, Leading Artists Gallery, Fusion Art and Art Room Gallery.

 Several of her paintings have been published in two of the Richeson 75 Animals, Birds, and Wildlife books. In May 2014, Sandy was a featured artist in the Visual Language Magazine. In February 2015 her painting “Friends of Taylor Head” was published the in the book AcrylicWorks2 –Radical Breakthroughs. Also, in 2016 she was a featured artist in the Truro Daily News regarding the “Fins, Fur and Feathers Show” at Visual Voice Gallery in Truro. The Eastern Shore Cooperator featured Sandy and her husband Robert in their March, 2019 issue.

 Sandy’s work has been featured in many selected group shows within the province of Nova Scotia and she continues to show her work at various shops and galleries. Two of her paintings of the Eastern Shore are part of the collection at Province House in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

She is currently a member of the Artisans of the Eastern Shore and was the founding president of the Seacoast Trail Arts Association. Sandy’s paintings are now in private collections in many parts of Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Switzerland, England, Iceland and Germany.

Sandy is represented by Visual Voice Fine Art Gallery, Truro, NS., http://www.visual-voice.ca/fineart/about.html,. Dart Gallery, Dartmouth, NS, Liscomb Lodge, Liscomb, NS,  Norse Cove Supply, East Ship Harbour, NS., The Old School  Gallery, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS., and Made in the Sticks Gift Shop, Margaree Centre, Cape Breton, Facebook/Made in the Sticks.

Contact information:

Website:https://sandymoserart.ca    

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandy-Moser-Art

Instagram: Sandy Moser Art

Email: sandymoser4@gmail.com  

Artisans of the Eastern Shore website http://www.artisansoftheeasternshore.ca  

Artist Statement

Painting is entirely for my pleasure and fulfillment. I am driven to create images on canvas and paper. It is something that I cannot stop. It is like breathing – it is a required part of my existence. It’s who I am and it is part of my soul. To be able to create a story, an action, an image, is a wonderful passion to have. When the brush goes into my hand, something takes over and I am lost in the creative process. I want to capture a moment in time; a remembrance for history’s sake of endangered and vulnerable species of the world.

I hope that my realistic style captures the essence of these animals and birds. I have had the opportunity to study and photograph many species of birds and animals, in the wild and at zoos and nature preserves. The dominant theme in my paintings is the relationship between the environment and the animal and the bond between mother and baby. Raising babies in the wild is a challenging job. The young ones of any species face a tenuous existence and realistically may not live out the year. 

Through my paintings, I want the viewer to be able to appreciate the scenery and habitat and the beauty of these creatures. Perhaps then, they will understand how important it is that each of us must do our part to try to preserve the environment especially for their habitat. I believe that each individual has a responsibility to co-exist on this planet in a way that respects and protects wildlife and their surroundings. Being a wildlife artist allows me to give back and donate money, prints and original paintings to various causes, in particular “Hope For Wildlife” and “The Nova Scotia Nature Trust”.

 

SANDY MOSER – CURRICULM VITAE

EDUCATION

 Associate of Education, Nova Scotia Teachers College 1975

 ACCREDITED EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2012

wildlife art workshop from Ron Decker

 2011

3 day wildlife art workshop (textures) with renowned artist Derek Wicks.

2010

3 day wildlife art workshop with renowned artist Derek Wicks.

2006 – 2010

 wildlife art lessons in acrylic with award winner Ron Decker.

2007

watercolor workshops with Nora Gross and Ron Hazel.

2006

week long watercolor workshop with renowned artist Cheng- Khee Chee.

2002-2006

weekend workshops with the following artists: Janna Jacqueline, Peter Gough, Holly Carr, Tom Forrestall, Paul Hannon, Joanne Hunt, Nora Gross, Karen Wilson and Laurie Mireau.

weekend symposium for the Canadian Painters in Watercolor Society in Nov. /02.

week-long workshop in watercolor with Zoltan Szabo in Antigonish, NS.

1996

completed a twelve-month, home study course from the North Light Art School, in Cincinnati, US, specializing in animal art.

1993

 week-long course in watercolors taught by Zoltan Szabo, in Vermont.

 1988

week-long workshop in oils from Lloyd Pretty in Nfld.

1971-72

Art adult education courses in oil painting.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

DART Gallery, Dartmouth, NS http://thedartgallery.com/

Liscombe Lodge, Liscombe Mills, NS.

Visual Voice Fine Arts, Truro www.visual-voice.ca

Norse Cove Supply, Murphy’s Cove, NS

Old School Gallery, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

ONLINE GALLERIES

Artist Portfolio Magazine – http://artistportfoliomagazine.wordpress.com/about

Contemporary Art Room Gallery Art Room Gallery www.artroomgalleryonline.com

Facebook – Sandy Moser Art  

Fine Art America – www.fineartamerica.com

Infinity Art Gallery – www.InfinityArtGallery.com

Light Space and Time Gallery – www.lightspacetime.com

My Art Contest – www.myartcontest.com.

Sandy Moser Art – www.mosersartandphotography.com  

Still Point Gallery – www.stillpointartgallery.com 

Raebec Gallery – http://raebecgallery.com

Richeson 75 – http://www.richeson75.com/wildlife/index.html

Visual Language Magazine –http://issuu.com/visuallanguage/docs/sandy_moser_visual_language_magazin/1?e=6736121/7206037

AWARDS AND HONORS

 2019

March 5, 2019 – The Squawker won an Honorable Mention award which is awarded as a special Mention award in the Traditional Art category recognition due to the exceptional quality of the art received for this competition. This award was won on the Fusion Art online competition for the 4th Annual Animal competition.
https://fusionartps.com/4th-animal-kingdom-art-exhibition-march-2019/
 

March 5, 2019 –Piping Plovers –Endangered Species” was a finalist in the Fusion Art online competition for the 4th Annual Animal competition.
https://fusionartps.com/4th-animal-kingdom-art-exhibition-march-2019/

December, 2018 – January 2019 “Momma’s Treasures” won first place in the “Animals” Art Exhibition for the Contemporary Art Room Online Gallery.

 December, 2018 – January 2019 “The Squawker” was a finalist in the “Animals” Art Exhibition for the Contemporary Art Room Online Gallery.

2017

November, 2017 – “Friends of Taylor Head” won a Special Recognition Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Nature Competition” . www.lightspacetime.com

 November, 2017 “Piping Plovers – Endangered Species” won a Special Merit Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Nature Competition” . www.lightspacetime.com

 2016

October 1, 2016, “The Squawker” was chosen the Special Merit Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Open Art Competition”. www.lightspacetime.com.

August 1, 2016 – “Piping Plovers – Endangered Species” was chosen the Special Merit Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Nature Art Exhibition”. www.lightspacetime.com.

June 30, 2016 – Night Owl was chosen the Special Merit Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Animals Art Competition” . www.lightspacetime.com.

2016 – Sandy was chosen for an artist showcase on the Light, Space and Time Gallery. She was selected as 1of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4.

 2015

March 2015 – “The Catch” won a Special Merit Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “All Women Art Competition” . www.lightspacetime.com.

February 2015 – “Friends of Taylor Head” is published the in the book AcrylicWorks2 –Radical Breakthroughs.  http://www.artistsnetwork.com/competitions/acrylicworks

 2014

July, 2014 – “Loon Dance” won a Special Merit Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Animals Art Competition” . www.lightspacetime.com.

Visual Language Magazine- A Featured Artist for the May Issue, Vol 3 No 5

 2013

October 14, 2013 – Friends of Taylor Head and “Thanks, Momma” were finalists for Richeson75 ONLINE Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2013 Competition which will be displayed on their website http://www.richeson75.com/wildlife/index.html and will be published in the full-color exhibit book. Two other paintings “Eye’m Wide Awake” and “The Early Bird Gets the Fish” won meritorous awards and will also be published in their exhibit book.
October 1, 2013 – “A Joyful Chorus” won a Special Merit Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Animals Art Competition” and “Eye’m Wide Awake won a Special Recognition. www.lightspacetime.com.

September – Sandy was an accepted artist with Raebec Gallery in their International Art Affair Exhibition. http://raebecgallery.com/accepted-artists/international-art-affair-exhibition/   

August 18, 2013 – Sandy was chosen as Artist of the Day on the Visual Language website. http://artistofthedayvl.blogspot.ca/

2012

October 15, 2012 – “I Love You Momma”, “I’ve Got You Babe”, “Muted Brilliance”, and “Tuckered Out” won Meritorious Entries in the “Richeson 75 Online Animals, Birds, and Wildlife Competition 2012. These paintings will be published in their exhibit book. www.richeson75.com

September 15 – October 15, Sandy was the feature artist on the Light, Space & Time Gallery. www.lightspacetime.com.

August 4, 2012 – “I Love You Momma” –tied for Best in Show in the “Guests Gallery 4th International Animal Art Contest.”

August 1, 2012 – “Muted Brilliance –won a Special Recognition Award in the Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Animals Art Competition”.

www.lightspacetime.com.

April 15, 2012 – “Loon Dance” won Best in Show in the Guests Gallery International Realism Competition.

May 1 – July 31, 2012 – I Love You Momma, Tuckered Out and In Momma’s Embrace were juried into the “Still Point 1V”exhibition on the Still Point Gallery website. www.stillpointgallery.com.

February 1, 2012 – Under Momma’s Wing won a Special Recognition Award in the Light, Space & Time “All Women Art Competition” in the Painting Category. www.lightspacetime.com.

 2011

November 11, 2011 – “Loon Dance” –was chosen as the 4th Place winning submission in the Leading Artists Gallery online Nature Competition and Exhibition. www.leadingartists.com

October 14, 2011 “Loon Dance” and “In Momma’s Embrace” won Meritorious Entries in the “Richeson 75 Online Animals, Birds, and Wildlife Competition”. These paintings are published in their exhibit book. www.richeson75.com

August 31, 2011 “Always Alert” – won Special Recognition in the “Seasons” competition at the Light, Space & Time Online Gallery. www.lightspacetime.com.

May 1st, 2011- Fine Art America Cat Competition – won First Place with “Always Alert” by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

Aug. 1, 2011 – “Momma’s Boy” won a Special Recognition in the Light, Space & Time “Open” Competition. www.lightspacetime.com.

 July 29, 2011 – “Snow Angels” won an Award of Merit (2nd place) by public vote, in the “International Animal Art Competition” sponsored by Guests Gallery.

 June 1 – Aug. 9, 2011–– “Snow Angel” was chosen for the juried online art exhibit “We can never have enough of Nature” at Still Point Art Gallery. www.stillpointartgallery.com 

June 2, 2011 – Fine Art America Traditional Art Competition – won Second Place with 355 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

June 6, Fine Art America – “The Importance of White Competition” –    “Innocence” won Third Place with 1970 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

June 6, 2011 – Fine Art America – “The Importance of White Competition” – “ Czar” won Fourth Place with 1970 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

June 6, 2011 – Fine Art America – “The Importance of White Competition” – “ Serenity” won Sixth Place with 1970 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

June 6, 2011 – Fine Art America – “The Importance of White Competition” –  “Curiosity” won Seventh Place with 1970 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

June 2, 2011 – Fine Art America Traditional Art Competition – “Momma’s Boy” won Second Place with 355 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

June 2, 2011 – Fine Art America Traditional Art Competition – “Sushi For Lunch” won Third Place with 355 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

June 1-June 30, 2011 – Light, Space & Time online “Nature” show – “Burgundy Royale” won special recognition.

June 1 – Aug. 9, 2011– “Night Owl”, “Staying Close to Momma”, “Snow Angels” and “The Guardian of Innocence” were chosen for the juried online art exhibit “We can never have enough of Nature” at Still Point Art Gallery. www.stillpointartgallery.com 

June 1, 2011 – the Painting “Night Owl” is featured in the online magazine “Artist Portfolio Magazine, Issue 2, at www.myartcontest.com.

May 27, 2011 – Fine Art America Golden Competition – “The Lookout” won Third Place with 355 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

May 19, 2011 Fine Art America.Com – “Night Owl” and “Nap Interrupted” Placed in the Top Winner Category in Best Foot Forward with 636 entries.  Fine Art America members vote. www.fineartamerica.com

May 17, 2011 – Fine Art America.Com – “Staying Close to Momma” was the First Place Winner in the Reflections Category with 802 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

May 17, 2011 – Fine Art America.Com – “Hitching A Ride” won Second Place in the “Reflections” competition with 802 entries by public vote. www.fineartamerica.com

May 17, 2011 – Fine Art America.Com – “Serenity” won Third Place with 802 entries by public vote.www.fineartamerica.com

May 9, 2011, the Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers and Artists Association competition – won First Place in the Open Category – subject -Birds for “Staying Close to Momma” along with a Best of Show in the Open Category. Juror Jackie Verge. http://nswcaa.ednet.ns.ca/nswcaa.html

May 9, 2011, the Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers and Artists Association competition –

won Third Place in the Open Category – subject Mammals for “Don’t Mess With Momma”. Juror Jackie Verge. http://nswcaa.ednet.ns.ca/nswcaa.html

May 1st, 2011- Fine Art America Cat Competition – won First Place with “Always Alert”. www.fineartamerica.com

May 1st, 2011- Fine Art America Cat Competition – won Second Place with “Daydreamer”. www.fineartamerica.com

May 1st, 2011- Fine Art America Cat Competition – tied for Third Place with “Czar”. www.fineartamerica.com

March 1st, 2011- Sandy’s painting “The Guardian of Innocence” won an Honorable Mention in the international art contest at the online Light, Space & Time Gallery. www.lightspacetime.com. Juror – John Math.

January 15, 2011 – Art work titled “Night Owl” was the 1st Place Winner of the 2011 International Realism Art Contest. www.myartcontest.com. Juror – Lee Munsell.

Jan. 1, 2011 – Art work “Curiosity” was an exhibit finalist in the Infinity Art Gallery International Animal Art Competition.  www.InfinityArtGallery.com  Jurors – Sabina Hass, Rita Kirkman and Paul Miners.

2001

First Place Prize in the “Art in Bloom” exhibition in Truro, N.S.

1995

Featured artist on the television program “Tales of the Eastern Shore”, which appeared on a local Dartmouth cable station.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 1998

Images of Nature Show at The Learning Resource Center Gallery, at the Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro.

 January, 1995

First solo show at The Learning Resource Center Gallery, at the Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro, NS.

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2016 – 2018

Participant in Visual Voice Christmas show.

 2015

September – participant in the “Realism Show” at the Visual Voice Fine Art Gallery in Truro, Nova Scotia. www.visual-voice/fineart and Facebook.com/VisualVoice.ca

April – Sandy, along with Kate Georgallas and Twila Robar-DeCoste was one of three artists chosen to participate in the “Fur, Fin and Feather Show” at the Visual Voice Fine Art Gallery in Truro, Nova Scotia. www.visual-voice/fineart and Facebook.com/VisualVoice.ca

 2014

June, 2014 – 3 of Sandy’s paintings were juried into the “Owls are not what they seem” show for the Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, NS. http://thedartgallery.com/coming-soon-the-owls-are-not-what-they-seem/

 2013

October 14, 2013 – Friends of Taylor Head and “Thanks, Momma” were finalists for Richeson75 ONLINE Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2013 Competition which will be displayed on their website http://www.richeson75.com/wildlife/index.html

October 1, 2013 – “A Joyful Chorus” won a Special Merit Award in the Light,Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Animals Art Competition” and “Eye’m Wide Awake won a Special Recognition. www.lightspacetime.com.

September – Sandy was an accepted artist with Raebec Gallery in their International Art Affair Exhibition. http://raebecgallery.com/accepted-artists/international-art-affair-exhibition/   

Blue show at Visual Voice Fine Art, Truro.

 2012

August 4 – Sept 30, 2012 – “Guests Gallery 4th International Animal Art Contest.”

August 1, 2012 Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery “Animals Art Competition”.

www.lightspacetime.com.

April 15 – June 1, 2012 – Guests Gallery International Realism Competition.

May 1 – July 31, 2012 –  “Still Point 1V”exhibition at the Still Point Gallery website. www.stillpointgallery.com.

February 1 – Feburary 29, 2012 – “All Women Art Competition” in the Painting Category at the Light, Space & Time Gallery www.lightspacetime.com.

 2011

November 11 – December 30, 2011 – “Nature Competition and Exhibition” at the Leading Artists Gallery www.leadingartists.com

August 31 – September 30, 2011 – “Seasons” competition at the Light, Space & Time Online Gallery. www.lightspacetime.com.

August 1, August 31, 2011 – “Open” Competition at the Light, Space & Time Galllery. www.lightspacetime.com.

July 29, – August 31, 2011 – the “International Animal Art Competition”  sponsored by Guests Gallery.

June 1-June 30, Light, Space & Time online “Nature”  at the Light,Space & Time Gallery. www.lightspacetime.com.

June 1 – Aug. 9, “Night Owl”, “Staying Close to Momma”, “Snow Angels” and “The Guardian of Innocence” were chosen for the juried online art exhibit “We can never have enough of Nature” at Still Point Art Gallery. www.stillpointartgallery.com 

March 1 – March 31, 2011 the international “Animal Art Competition” at the online Light, Space & Time Gallery. www.lightspacetime.com. Juror – John Math

January 15 – February 28, 2011 – “International Realism Art Contest” at My Art Gallery.  www.myartcontest.com.

January 1 – January 31, 2011 – “International Animal Art Competition” at the Infinity Art Gallery.  www.InfinityArtGallery.com

2008

May, Contemporary Art Juried Show.

 GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2019

December – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

July- August – Old School Gallery, Musquodoboit Harbour

2018

Sept – Seacoast Trail Studio Tour, Sheet Harbour & Area

June – Seacoast Trail Arts Association held a group show at the Sheet Harbour Public Library.

July- August – Old School Gallery, Musquodoboit Harbour

August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

December – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

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August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

December – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

 2016

August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

December – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

 2015

April – Fin, Fur & Feathers Show, 3 artists, Visual Voice, Truro

August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

December – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

 2014

April –Juried show, Dart Gallery, Dartmouth

August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

December – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

 2013

December – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

August – Visual Arts of Nova Scotia Group Show of the Eastern Shore titled “Living On the Edge”

August – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro titled“The Color Blue”

August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

July – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

2012

December – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

July – Visual Voice Fine Arts Group Show, Truro

July – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

June 4 – July 30, Visual Arts of Nova Scotia Group Show of the Eastern Shore titled “Make Do”. A rug hooking and painting – “Staying Close to Momma” were entered.

May – Oceanside Art Gallery Group Show, Pictou

2011

August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

 2010  

August – Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

July,“The Spirit of Nature and Wildlife” art show at Harris and Company Art Gallery – featured artists Barbara Cronk and Sandy Moser.

May, “A Brush with Nature” – group show of wildlife artists, Dartmouth, NS.

2005-2009

2006 – 2009 -Seacoast Trail Arts Association Exhibition

Group shows at Harris and Company Art Gallery.

Dec. 2005 “Canadian Wildlife Art Expo” exhibit with artist Jackie Verge at Carrefoure Emporium in Halifax.

2000 – 2005 Group shows with Carriage House, Wolfville, NS, Na’gaset Native Art Gallery and Cheesecake Gallery, Mahone Bay, NS.

2000 – 2009 Group shows with Carrefoure Emporium in Halifax.

2003 & 2005 Dartmouth Visual Arts Society group shows, and group shows with the Pilar Shepard Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI.

2002 – 2004 Truro Art Society group shows and Tulip Festival Art Show and group shows with Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay, NS.

1997 – 2001 VANS (Visual Arts of Nova Scotia) group exhibitions as well as various gallery shows.

2001

 “Art in Bloom” exhibition in Truro, N.S.

September, 2017 -Yellow Balloon Studio Tour

September, 2018 – Seacoast Trail Art Tour

 PUBLICATIONS

 2016

Sandy was chosen for an artist showcase on the Light, Space and Time Gallery. She was selected as 1of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4.

 2015

April 22 – Truro Daily News article featuring artist Sandy Moser – “About Art – Nature brought to life in local art show”, by Janice Guinan. www.trurodaily.com

April 15 –Truro Daily News article “About Art: Area wildlife theme of new art show in Truro” by Janice Guinan www.trurodaily.com

February 2015 – “Friends of Taylor Head” is published the in the book AcrylicWorks2 –Radical Breakthroughs.  http://www.artistsnetwork.com/competitions/acrylicworks

2014

Visual Language Magazine- A Featured Artist for the May Issue, Vol 3 No 5 http://issuu.com/visuallanguage/docs/sandy_moser_visual_language_magazin/1?e=6736121/7206037

2013

October 14, 2013 – Friends of Taylor Head and “Thanks, Momma” were finalists for Richeson75 ONLINE Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2013 Competition which will be displayed on their website http://www.richeson75.com/wildlife/index.html and will be published in the full-color exhibit book. Two other paintings “Eye’m Wide Awake” and “The Early Bird Gets the Fish” won meritorious awards and will also be published in their exhibit book.

2012

October 15, 2012 – “I Love You Momma”, “I’ve Got You Babe”, “Muted Brilliance”, and “Tuckered Out” won Meritorious Entries in the “Richeson 75 Online Animals, Birds, and Wildlife Competition 2012. These paintings will be published in their exhibit book. www.richeson75.com

 2011

October 14, 2011 Loon Dance and In Momma’s Embrace won Meritious Entries in the Richeson 75 Online Animals, Birds, and Wildlife Competition. These paintings are published in their exhibit book The Richeson 75 International – Animals, Birds and Wildife 2011. www.richeson75.com

 The Painting “Night Owl” is featured in the online magazine “Artist Portfolio Magazine, Issue 2, at www.myartcontest.com.

2010

Article in the Chronicle Herald “Artists Help Protect Wildlife They Love” by Elissa Barnard.

Article The Spirit of Wildlife and Nature” in The Eastern Shore Gazette, Volume 1V, Issue 6, June 2010.

2009

Juried in the Studio Rally booklet.

2005

Coordinated the “Art of Giving” project for the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital and was featured in an article in The Guysborough Journal.

Featured in Eastern Shore Observer article “Canadian Wildlife Art Expo”.

2004

Feature artist in the article “Watercolor offers hope to others” from The Register, Berwick.

2001

Featured in the Truro Daily News and the Eastern Shore Observer.

1995

“Sheet Harbour artist creates powerful images of nature”, January 19, Chronicle Herald by Steve Proctor.

COLLECTIONS

 2007

The Sheet Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce presented one of Sandy’s paintings to Lieutenant Governor May Anne Francis.

1996

A painting of the Eastern Shore which was purchased by the Sheet Harbour Board of Trade was presented to Lieutenant-Governor Kinley in Oct. and hangs at Province House in Halifax.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 2019– 2005

Teaching art workshops through Parks and Recreation, Sheet Harbour.

 ASSOCIATED WORK PROJECTS

2008 – 2020 – member and tourism director of Sheet Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce and Civic Affairs

2019-2020 – Co Chair of the Marina Committee of the Chamber of Commerce

2016-2020 – Committee member of WITAP tourism project

2018 – Committee member for a Marine Protected Area

 2016 – 2014 – Co Chair of the Sheet Harbour Farmers & Crafters Market

2015 – Co chair of the Sustainable Tourism Expansion Program

2012 – Hope for Wildlife Art Festival

2011 – Coordinator of the First Annual “Hope for Wildlife Art Festival” in September at Cole Harbour Place, Dartmouth.

2010

Sandy was chosen to work on a community pebble mosaic art project to design a bald eagle and to mentor students about the project. SNAP Dartmouth, January, 2010.

2006

Author of catalogue – “Seaside Exhibition of the Arts”.

 ASSOCIATIONS

Seacoast Trail Arts Association – Past President

Visual Arts of Nova Scotia

Artisans of the Eastern Shore – Member

Sheet Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce & Civic Affairs – Tourism Director

Nova Scotia Nature Trust – co chair of the Sustainable Tourism Expansion Program 2015

North Atlantic Oceanarium – Secretary

Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership – Committee Member

Nova Scotia Nature Trust- Member

Truro Imagemakers Photography Club – Member

Nova Scotia Nature Trust – Member