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Sara Peak Convery
Chicago, IL
Midwestern painter, photographer and filmmaker
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Thanks to the Northwest Arts Connection curator Frank Styburski and Joe Basilone (owner of Perkolator coffee shop), the Austin Irving Business District is picking up visually! My work will be on display through the end of June. Come see me at Perkolator on June 6th Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Impatience and Narcissism
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On Friday May 29th, I will also be screening my documentary "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy". DVDs will be available at gallery for reduced price for that evening only. The film is also available at my website: ineversaidiwasnthappy.com Come see the art and a movie--free event! Related articles DVDs... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Impatience and Narcissism
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I Never Said I Wasn't Happy DVD Personal Home Use $19.99 USD Library/Educational $175.00 USD Packed with extra features: many deleted and extended scenes commentary with director/producer Sara Peak Convery and main interviewee Janis S. Peak commentary with director/producer Sara Peak Convery and Associate Producer Cyd Peak short film inheritance... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Early warning: upcoming screening of "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy" at Irving Park United Methodist Church, corner of Keeler and Grace in Chicago. Film will screen Friday May 1st at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with Janis Peak and director Sara Peak Convery. $5 admission fee will go to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Save $3 shipping by pre-ordering BEFORE December 31st, 2014 Continue reading
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Artist/filmmaker Sara Peak Convery's award-winning documentary "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy" will be showcased at the St. Louis International Film Festival. The film will screen on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri. The 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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"I Never Said I Wasn't Happy", Sara Peak Convery's award-winning documentary examining her parents’ conflicted marriage, is an Official Selection at the 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival held November 13-23, 2014. SLIFF is one of the largest international film festivals in the Midwest. For more information regarding... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Sara Peak Convery receives an award for her documentary I Never Said I Wasn't Happy at the 2nd Annual Red Dirt Film Festival. Award-winning Chicago documentary filmmaker and artist Sara Peak Convery’s deeply personal documentary examining her parents’ conflicted marriage received the "Best Documentary Concept Award" at the Red Dirt... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Award-winning Chicago documentary filmmaker and artist Sara Peak Convery’s deeply personal documentary examining her parents’ conflicted marriage is among dozens of films selected and screening at the Red Dirt Internatonal Film Festival held at Oklahoma State University, September 19-20, 2014. This is the second year for the new festival which... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Sara Peak Convery is heading to Denmark with her award-winning documentary I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy. The film is an Official Selection at the 2014 BORNSHORTS Film Festival and will screen on Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cassiopeia Cinema, Braenderigaenget 10, 3740 Svaneke, Denmark. For film... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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September looks busy! The Red Dirt International Film Festival in Stillwater, OK also accepted "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy" for their event September 19- 20, 2014. Screening times are still in the process of being programmed. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Closing on Monday July 28th at Elgin Art Showcase (164 Division Street, Elgin, IL 60120), my solo show "About Face", a retrospective of self portraits made from 1986 - 2014. Here's a few: self portrait in London © Sara Peak Convery 1990 ©2006 Sara Peak Convery, watercolor and ink ©2014... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Impatience and Narcissism
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The Snake Alley Film Festival in Burlington, Iowa will showcase I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the restored Capitol Theater, 211 N 3rd Street. Filmmaker/Artist Sara Peak Convery's award-winning documentary is a candid portrait of a rural Midwestern... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Sara Peak Convery's documentary I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy won "Best Documentary" at the 2014 Black Earth Film Festival held in Galesburg, Illinois. The documentary was also an Official Selection at the Kansas City Film Festival, the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, the Fargo Film Festival , the Oneota... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Filmmaker/Artist Sara Peak Convery's award-winning documentary I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy is an Official Selection at the Kansas City Film Festival and will be among several dozen international films showcased at the Cinemark Palace on the Plaza, 526 Nichols Road, Kansas City, Missouri. It screens Saturday, April 12 at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Sara Peak Convery’s documentary I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy is among the Official Selections at this year's Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival and will be showcased at the Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Rd NE, Marion, Iowa on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:50PM in Theater 2 and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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Award-winning filmmaker and artist Sara Peak Convery’s I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy is an Official Selection at the 2014 Fargo Film Festival and will screen Friday, March 7 at 10AM at the Historic Fargo Theater, 314 Broadway, Fargo, ND. Filmmaker/Artist Sara Peak Convery and her mother Janis Peak, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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"Portait Pair"(1988/89) : "Dad in Cap" (left) and "Janis" (right) are 2 of the three of my paintings selected for "Portraits" at Studio 659 in Whiting, IN. The exhibition opens March 7 and continues through March 29, 2014. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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I am happy to announce that three of my paintings will be included in the exhibition "Portraits" at Studio 659 in Whiting, IN. The opening in Friday March 7th and exhibition will continue until March 29th. Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday--check website for hours. Two of the paintings... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Impatience and Narcissism
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The 5th Annual Oneota Film Festival in Decorah, IA will screen "I Never Said I Wasn't Happy" in the 4-6pm slot on February 28th. The screening will take place at Luther College which which is one of several festival venues. Download OFF14Schedule For more information about the other great films... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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The Long View ©2011 Sara Peak Convery "The Long View/Big Sky" (2011) will be on display at Arterie Fine Arts (190 E. 5th Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60563) for the exhibition "Feeling Blue". March 3rd - 31st, with opening reception March 8th. for more information about the exhibit visits: Arterie Fine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Impatience and Narcissism
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Saturday February 15th: Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center (1957 S Spaulding Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 phone: (773) 542-9126) will be hosting an opening reception for "Women's HerStory: Women's Contributions to History" from 1 to 4pm. The Liz Long gallery is open on Saturdays from 11am - 4pm through March 29th.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Impatience and Narcissism
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I am pleased to share my work in the Oak Park Art League (720 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL) exhibition "Body Language" which opened February 7th. The show continues through March 7th with afternoon hours every day except Sunday. Here is "Her Three Sons"(2012), my painting included in the exhibit.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Impatience and Narcissism
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The Black Earth Film Festival has made I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy an Official Selection in its documentary category at this year's festival. The film will show on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the festival's screening room at the Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar, 57 South... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy
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"I Never Said I Wasn't Happy", Sara Peak Convery's deeply personal documentary examining her parents’ troubled marriage, is an Official Selection at the Fargo Film Festival. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at I Never Said I Wasn't Happy