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Painting / Drawing / Mixed Media Sculpture



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.

Knox College, Galesburg, IL, 1967-69.



2016/ 2017  Gallery Artist at Gallery 527, Jerome, AZ.

2014-15  Board of Trustees for the Sedona Art Museum, 2013-2015; Chair Collections & Exhibitions.

2013-2014  Juried Member of  VVLP(Verde Valley Land Preservation’s) Artists Challenge Traveling Exhibit


2012-2014  Juried Charter Signature Member and President of SAGA (Sedona Area Guild of Artists).

2012-2015  SVAC Art Mentor Program.

2011-2013  Member of SVAC (Sedona Artists Coalition), Sedona, AZ, 2010-present.  Director, Membership

Chair and  FYI Editor.

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

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

2012-2013  Gallery Artist at PoP-UP! Sedona Gallery, July.

2011-2013  Gardens For Humanity Clay Workshops (Teaching, Volunteer Work) Spring-Summer.

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

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

2008-Present  Portrait commissions, ongoing.

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

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

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


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

1991-1992  Substitute Art Teacher, Council Rock School District, Newtown, PA.

1990-1992  Part-time Commission Work, Watercolor and Calligraphy.

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

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


1978-1982   President of Countryside Art Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1980-81. Affiliated,1978-82.

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

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





Sedona Arts Center 37th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, March 2017. People’s Choice Award.


Gallery 527 Featured Artist, Jerome, AZ, April 2016.

Sedona Arts Center 36th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, March 2016. Best of Show Award.

SVAC Annual Open Studios Tour

Red Rock Artists Open Studios Tour


“Elemental Studies”, 7 Woman Juried Show, The Hub, Sedona, AZ November 2015.

Red Rock Artists’ Thanksgiving Open Studio Tour, Sedona, AZ, November 2015.

SVAC Member’s Exhibit, “Blue”, Sedona, AZ, November 2015.

NAU Gallery at High Country Conference Center, Juried Community Art Exhibit 2015, Flagstaff, AZ, July-

October 2015.


White Hills Gallery, “Landstracts” Solo Exhibition, Camp Verde, AZ, June 2014.

Sedona City Hall, “Art in Public Places” Invitational Exhibit, Sedona, AZ, January-March 2014.

State Building Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ,  “Verde Artists Challenge” Juried Traveling Exhibit. January 2014.

Two Person Show, Sedona City Hall, Sedona, AZ, January 2014.

SVAC Members’ Exhibits, Sedona, AZ, November 2012, 2013 and 2014.


Sedona Area Guild of Artists (SAGA) “Visions of Fine Art” Show, Sedona, AZ, November-December 2013.

ARC Gallery 40th Anniversary Show, Chicago, IL, September/October 2013.

Sedona Winefest Juried Exhibit, Sedona, AZ, October 2013.

Sedona Art Center’s Annual Open Members Show, Sedona, AZ, 2013.

White Hills Gallery, “Verde Artists Challenge” Juried Traveling Exhibit, Cottonwood, AZ, September 2013.

One Person Show, Old Town Center for the Arts, Cottonwood, AZ, August-January 2013.

Manheim Gallery, “Verde Artists Challenge” Juried Traveling Exhibit, Cottonwood, AZ, August 2013.

NAU High Country Conference Center Gallery Juried Exhibition, Flagstaff, AZ, June-September 2013.

SVAC Juried Salon et Salon de Refuses Exhibit, Sedona, AZ, June 2013.  Juror, Barbara Rogers, ASU.

33rd Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ, March 2013.

GUNS/Children Exhibition, Sedona Public Library, Sedona, AZ, 2013. Third Place Award.

SAGA 2013 Invitational Exhibition (juried), Sedona, AZ, 2013  “People’s Choice” Award.

White Hills Gallery, “Black and White”, Juried Exhibit, Camp Verde, AZ, 2013.


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.  Juried Exhibit, First Place, 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.

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

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

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

2006  Northwest Cultural Council, “Icons and Altars”, a traveling, evolving, juried exhibit with the Chicago-

based women’s collective “Group 22”, Arlington Heights/Barrington, IL.

2005   Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursdays Event, “The Culture of Chrome”, Juried Invitational, Orlando, FL.

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

Oval Gallery, “Ovalution”, Juried Group Exhibit, Orlando, FL.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highland Park, IL.

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


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

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

Show, Chicago, IL.

1983-85  The Art Institute Sales and Rental Gallery, (Juried) Chicago, IL.

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

Hts, IL.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martha Schneider Invitational, Highland Park, IL.

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

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




Sedona Arts Center 37th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, People’s Choice, Sedona, AZ, March 2017.

Sedona Arts Center 36th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Best of Show and 1st Place Watercolor and Mixed Media, Sedona, AZ, March 2016.

SVAC Annual Members’ Exhibit, “Blue”, People’s Choice Award, Sedona, AZ, 2015.

Featured artist in Sedona’s Best Artists anthology by Louise Sheldon McDonald, 2014.

Cover of Kudos in Sedona and two-page spread (Nov. 13-19,2013);

Published in assorted newspaper articles, catalogs, self-published art books;

“Guns and Children”, Third Place Award by Juror Robert J. Miley (“Release the Fear”), Sedona, AZ, 2013.

SAGA 2013 (Juried) Invitational Exhibition, “People’s Choice Award”. Sedona, AZ, April 2013.

SAGA at ASU, Third Place Award by juror, Dr. Anthony Gully, Professor Emeritus of the Herberger

Institute of Design and the Arts, 2012.

Sedona WineFest, First Place Painting, Sedona, AZ, 2012.

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

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

Countryside Art Center, 2 First Place Sculpture awards (one 1979, one1980), one First

Place Drawing award, 1980.  (Monthly juried exhibits- invited jurors from Chicago.)

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



Ms. Jean Albano, Chicago, IL

Greg Samata Design Group, Barrington, IL

Xerox Corp. AIMS Copy Services, Arlington Hts., IL

Art Encounter, Inc., Evanston, IL

My Pie, Intl., Winnetka, IL (Larry Aronson)


CONTACT INFORMATION  for Sharron Vincent Porter

Phone: 928-567-8648   Cell: 630-267-2422   E-mail:



  1. Looking forward to following. Lovely art you make Sharron Vincent Porter.

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