VITAE: SHARRON VINCENT PORTER
(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.
EXPERIENCE / AFFILIATIONS
Sonoran Arts League Juried Member, March 2021 - Present.
Gardens For Humanity "Art in the Earth" teaching artist, October-March, 2012-13, 20113-14, 2018-19, 2019-20.
Member of Gallery 527, Jerome, AZ, March 2016 – March 2018.
Board of Trustees for the Sedona Art Museum, 2013-2015; Chair Collections & Exhibitions, 2014-2015.
Member of SVAC (Sedona Artists Coalition), Sedona, AZ, 2010-present. Director, Membership Chair and
FYI Editor, 2011-2013. Raffle Chair, SVAC Open Studios, 2016.
Member of Sedona Art Center, Sedona, AZ, 2011-present.
Portrait commissions, ongoing.
SVAC Art Mentor Program, 2012-2015.
Juried Charter Signature Member and President of SAGA (Sedona Area Guild of Artists), 2012- 2014.
Juried Member of VVLP's Artists Challenge Traveling Exhibit Group 2013-2014.
Gallery Artist at PoP-UP! Sedona Gallery, July, 2012-2013.
Gardens For Humanity Clay Workshops, Spring-Summer, 2011-2013
Gallery Artist at Sedona Treasures Gallery, Sedona, AZ, 2012.
Member and Special Events Co-Chair at Village Gallery of Local Artists, June 2011-April 2012.
Substitute Teacher, Sedona/Oak Creek USD9, Sedona AZ, 2010-2012.
Member of “Group 22”, a Women Artists Co-operative, Chicago Area, 1995 - 2010.
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.
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.
Sonoran Arts League Juried Members Exhibition, Cave Creek, June - July 2021.
Sonoran Arts League, "Varied Composition" Juried Exhibit, Cave Creek, AZ, May - June 2021.
Sonoran Arts League, "Making Her Mark" Juried Exhibit, Cave Creek, AZ, March - April 2021.
Old Town Center for the Arts, Solo Exhibit, Cottonwood, AZ, November 2020 - March 2021.
Sedona Arts Center Special Year of the Woman juried exhibit of Arizona artists, “Magic and Dreams”, Sedona, AZ, June 2020.
“Landstracts – Newer Work” One-Woman Show at Canyon Mesa Country Club, September – December 15, 2019.
Herberger Theater Exhibit: “Proudly I Stand”, Phoenix, AZ, October-November 2019.
Yavapai College Verde Art Gallery /Smithsonian Exhibit: “Visions of the Verde”, Clarkdale, AZ, Aug-October 2019.
Sedona Arts Center 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Sedona, AZ, Spring 2019.
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s, The Art of Sedona Desert Cool Exhibit, Sedona, AZ, Spring 2017- Spring 2018.
Sedona Arts Center 37th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Sedona, AZ, Spring 2017.
Gallery 527 Featured Artist, Jerome, March-May 2017.
Red Rock Artists Open Studio Tour, Sedona, AZ, October 2016.
Sedona Visual Artists Coalition 16th Annual Open Studios, Sedona, AZ, April 2016.
Sedona Arts Center 36th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Sedona, March 2016.
Gallery 527 Featured Artist, Jerome, March-May 2016.
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.
SAGA 2014 "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
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,
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,
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 Hts.,
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.
Online Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery Competition, “Halfway Through Another Year”, Award of Excellence, June 2018.
Sedona Arts Center 37th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, People’s Choice Award, 2017.
Sedona Arts Center 36th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, 1st Place Mixed Media and Best of Show,
Sedona, 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.
COMMISSIONS /COLLECTIONS (Selected)
Family of Zita and Paul Sodeika, Apple River, IL
Ms. Jean Albano, Chicago, IL
Ms. Jane Rian, Sedona, AZ
Richard Wing, Phoenix, AZ
Robert Vincent, Phoenix, AZ
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hay, Sedona, AZ
Mrs. Molly Rian, Anthem, AZ
Greg Samata Design Group, Barrington, IL
Mrs. Ellen Roth Deutsch, Rockford, IL
Family of Mrs. Margot Gottfried, Arlington Hts., IL
My Pie, Intl., Winnetka, IL (Larry Aronson)
Xerox Corp. AIMS Copy Services, Arlington Hts.,IL
Mrs. Joanne Baumann, New Mexico
Art Encounter, Inc., Evanston, IL
Rabbi Alicia Magal, Sedona, AZ
Elizabeth and John W. Oakes, Sedona, AZ
Jeffrey Spira, Sedona, AZ