Sharron V. Porter, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media & Sculpture

Sharron V. Porter

Painter, Drawing, Mixed Media & Sculpture

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Coursework, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 2000-2002.

30+ Hours of Art Education, Art, and Education Workshops and Coursework, 1986-2000.

M.A. Sculpture, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1978.

B.A. Art Education, Cum laude, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1972.

 

EXPERIENCE / AFFILIATIONS

Juried Signature Member of SAGA (Sedona Area Guild of Artists), July, 2012- Present.

Gallery Artist at PoP-UP! Sedona Gallery, July, 2012-Present.

Gallery Artist at Sedona Treasures Gallery, Sedona, AZ, 2012.

Gardens For Humanity “Art in the Earth” teaching artist, October-March, 2012.

Gardens For Humanity Clay Workshops, Spring-Summer, 2011 and 2012.

Member and Special Events Co-Chair at Village Gallery of Local Artists, June 2011-April 2012.

Portrait commissions, ongoing.

Member of Sedona Art Center, Sedona, AZ, 2011-present.

Member of SVAC (Sedona Artists Coalition), Sedona, AZ, 2010-present.  Director, Membership Chair and FYI Editor.

Member of OVAL (Orlando Visual Artists League), 2005 – 2007.

Art Instructor (Middle and High School), Geneva Community Unit School District #304, Geneva, Illinois, 1996 – 2004.

Member of “Group 22”, a Women Artists Co-operative, Chicago Area, 1995 – 2010.

Summer Arts Program Instructor, Burn Brae Arts Camp, Willow Grove, Pa. 1992.

Substitute Art Teacher, Council Rock School District, Newtown, Pa., 1991-92.

Part-time Commission Work, Watercolor and Calligraphy, 1990-92.

Part-time Children’s Art Instructor, The Community Center, Newtown, 1989.

Member of A.R.C. Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, 1981-83.  Executive Board, 1982-83.

President of Countryside Art Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1980-81. Affiliated, 1978-82.

Part-time Art Instructor, Summer Program K-6, Countryside Art Center, 1983, 1984.

High School Art Instructor, H.S. District 214, Mount Prospect, Illinois, 1973-79.  Department Chair, 1977-79.

 

EXHIBITIONS

SAGA at ASU, Juried Exhibit for the ASU Homecoming, October/November, 2012. Third Place Award.

SAGA at Sedona Airport Show, September, 2012.

Sedona Winefest, September, 2012.  First Place in Painting category.

White Hills Gallery, “Every Body Talks”, Juried Exhibit, Camp Verde, AZ, 2012.

Sedona Area Guild of Artists (SAGA) Juried Exhibition, Sedona, AZ, 2012.  “Best Contemporary Painting” Award.

Sedona Art Center’s Annual Juried Members Show, Sedona, AZ, 2012.

SVAC Members Exhibit, “The Illusion Of Reality”, Tlaquepaque Artisan Village, Sedona, AZ, 2011.

Works on view at The Village Gallery of Local Artists, Juried Member, Sedona, AZ, 2011-2012.

SVAC Members Exhibit,  “Pathways”, Tlaquepaque Artisan Village, Sedona, AZ, 2010.

Comma Gallery, “If Walls Could Talk”, Juried Exhibit, Orlando, FL, 2008.

Gallery at Avalon Island, “Artists Registry.com Juried Members’ Exhibit”, Orlando, FL, 2007.

Northwest Cultural Council, “Icons and Altars”, a traveling, evolving, juried exhibit with the Chicago-based women’s collective “Group 22”, Arlington Heights/Barrington, IL, 2006.

Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursdays Event, “The Culture of Chrome”, Juried Invitational,  Orlando, FL, 2006.

OVAL Gallery, “Current Works”, Juried Group Exhibit, Orlando, FL., 2005.  First Place, Painting.

OVAL Gallery, “Ovalution”, Juried Group Exhibit, Orlando, FL, 2005.

Bloomingdale Park District Museum, “Icons and Altars”, Juried Group Exhibit, Bloomingdale, IL, 2005.

ARC Gallery, “Icons and Altars”,  Juried Group Exhibit, Chicago, IL, 2004.

Beacon Street Gallery, “Icons and Altars,”  Juried Group Exhibit, Chicago, IL, 2003.

The Chicago Cultural Center, “The Broad View,”  Juried Group Exhibit”, Chicago, IL, 2002.

Brickton Gallery, “Self- Portrait” Group Show,  Juried, Park Ridge, IL, 2001.

BAAC/ Barrington Area Arts Council, “Images: Me, Myself, I,”  Juried Group Show, Barrington, IL, 2001.

SFAC/ Suburban Fine Arts Center, “Books, Boxes and Small Works,” Juried Group Show, Highland Park,  IL, 2000.

BAAC/ Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery, “22 on View,” Juried Group Show, Barrington, IL, 1996.

ARC Gallery, “Tenth Anniversary Celebration,” Chicago, lL, 1984.

“The Art Institute of Chicago’s 18th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity,” Juried Invitational  Show, Chicago, IL, 1984.

The Art Institute Sales and Rental Gallery, (Juried) Chicago, IL, 1983-1985.

Countryside Art Center Invitational, “Highly Individual: Six Artists Collide in a Small Space,”  Arlington Heights, IL, 1984.

ARC Gallery, Two-Person Show, “Four Be One,” Chicago, IL, 1983.

ARC Gallery, “For Members Only,” Chicago, IL, 1982.

Northwestern University, “ARC at Dittmar,” Juried Exhibit, Evanston, IL, 1982.

Northern Illinois University, Swen Parson Gallery, Three-Person Show, DeKalb, IL,1981.

Northwestern University, Dittmar Gallery, Two-Person Show, “Inner Spaces,” Evanston,  IL, 1980.

Illinois Institute of Technology, Two-Person Show, Chicago, IL, 1979.

Thornton Community College, One-Person Show, South Holland, IL, 1978.

Old Orchard Art Festival, Juried Artist, Skokie, IL, 1978.

Martha Schneider Invitational, Highland Park, IL, 1978.

“Illinois Artists Who Teach and Their Students,” Springfield, IL, 1978.

Countryside Art Center, Juried Gallery Artist, Arlington Heights, IL, 1978.

 

AWARDS

Knox College Annual Blonder Exhibit, First Place in Drawing, Galesburg, IL,1968.

Countryside Art Center, 2 First Place Sculpture awards (one 1979, one1980), won First  Place Drawing award, 1980.  (Monthly juried exhibits- invited jurors from Chicago.)

OVAL Gallery, First Place Painting award, “Current Works”, Orlando, FL, 2005.

SAGA Juried Exhibition, “Best Contemporary Painting” award, Sedona, AZ, 2012

Sedona Winefest, First Place Painting, Sedona, AZ, 2012

SAGA at ASU, Third Place Award by juror, Dr. Anthony Gully, Professor Emeritus of the Herberger Institute of  Design and the Arts, 2012.

Published in assorted newspaper articles, catalogs, self-published art books; no bound publications.

 

COMMISSIONS  (recent)

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dakin, Phoenix, AZ

Jane Rian, Sedona, AZ

Richard Wing, Phoenix, AZ

Brian Hay, Sedona, AZ

Robert Vincent, Phoenix, AZ

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sharron Vincent Porter

355 Montazona Trail

Sedona, Arizona 86351

Phone: 928-284-9526

Cell: 630-267-2422

Website: www.sharronvporter.wordpress.com

email: sharronvporter@gmail.com

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