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Sedona's Best Artists cover

My work has recently been included in a book entitled, Sedona’s Best Artists. I am honored to be among so many accomplished and expressive Sedona artists, many of whom I call friends. The book is based on the critical writings Louise Sheldon MacDonald has had printed over the past several years in our local weekly arts and entertainment publication, Kudos. She writes, “Sedona is a center of artistic ferment. Here we find the famed “vortex”said to enable the mind and the soul to soar. How fortunate we are to live in an area surrounded by craggy formations of red rock and forests of green, bedazzled by opalescent sunsets that turn the mind to the ideals of beauty and art.”

 Well said, Louise!

Of my paintings she says, “Rocks protrude, surging crazily over one another, trunks lean anxiously, twigs grapple rapaciously for water. Colors brighten to their highest hues. Nature is stridently alive in her paintings. She calls them ‘Textured Landstracts’ because of their ‘abstracted, tactile’ quality, but that term fails to express the vitality of these acrylic paintings, their drawing on anthropomorphic traits.”

 I am flattered! Thank you, Louise!

I AM THE SEDONA ART MUSEUM’s  ONLINE ARTIST for the Month of June!  Please check out this fantastic new website, all the artists-of-the-month, the online museum,  and my work
at www.sedonaartmuseum.blogspot.com or to www.sedonaartmuseum.org to learn more about the museum we’re developing for Sedona!
Opening May 23 thru July 7

Solo Exhibit at White Hills Gallery

Please come see my “Landstracts” at Sedona City Hall! I am sharing the space with another, wonderful artist, Cheryl Waale. Our works look really great together!

As Above

Vision Softly Creeping

Resting Place

Resting Place

FALL SHOW POSTER

If you are thinking about going to one of the fantastic concerts at The Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, AZ this fall, look on the walls!  I have 15 of my favorite newer paintings hanging there. They look so fine in a different environment!  

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It took me half of my life to finally get to live in Sedona, Arizona! To me, the Verde Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Painting here is like nothing I have ever experienced before; inspiration is everywhere!

Being a painter and a sculptor, color and form and texture are all important to me. It’s hard to choose between them, so I don’t!
The rocks, with their crazy shapes, stacked in infinite ways, encrusted with lichen, carved by water and invaded by the occasional tree
or flowering plant provide endless compositional possibilities for my camera and canvas.

The kayak trip I took down the Verde River with 22 other artists was an amazing opportunity to learn more about river habitat and to gather
material for some new paintings, as well. It was an exhilarating and beautiful experience, and the people I met became dear friends in three days!
We will all treasure this time we spent together paddling down the sweet green river, hiking, photographing, painting and drawing, and just sitting around the
campfire singing, telling our stories…

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“Moonlight Reverie”

“Moonlight Reverie” won a blue ribbon in the 2-D category at the Sedona Winefest 2012  in late September.  The exhibit was curated and judged by Organizer, Eric Schrode,  Designer/Artist/Instructor Taylor Hellman and SAC Ceramics Program Director/Ceramist Dennis Ott.

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Sharron’s textured Landscape painting entitled “Painted Desert” has been juried into the ASU Emeritus College-SAGA Exhibition, which will be  held as an official Homecoming 2012 event.  This event has been juried by Dr. Anthony Gully, ASU Professor Emeritus,The Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. Dr. Gulley earned his Ph.D. at Stanford, his M.A. at UC Berkley, and his B.A. at UC Riverside in Art. He taught in the ASU art program in Florence for fifteen years while with the Institute.

The exhibition will run from October 24 through November 9, with artists’ receptions on October 26 and 27.  If you are in the area, please come by!

Sharron’s textured abstract landscape, “Molten Memory” was juried into the Sedona Area Guild of Artists 2012 Open Exhibition last March by Jerry Smith, Curator of American and Western American Art at the Phoenix Art Museum.  Her painting has been published in the the SAGA 2012 Open Exhibition Catalog called “The SAGA Best Artists of Sedona 2012” .  It won “The Best Contemporary Art” award in the show, presented by the Amara Resort management team.

Molten Memory