Sharon L. Graham | Trout Run Art

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RESUME

Artist Owner-Trout Run Art

Owner of a small business located in northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior. The building is also the studio of Sharon L. Graham. A variety of art classes are offered as well as art works for sale.

Invited Artist- Zion National Park, A Century of Sanctuary

One of twenty-one artists invited to be part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Zion National Park included a plein air painting event and auction of works.

Adjunct Professor of Art-Northland College

Adjunct Professor teaching ancient art history course

Insructor and Clay Studio Manager-Phipps Center for the Arts

The Phipps is a thriving arts center in Hudson, WI drawing patrons from the Twin Cities Metro area.  Developed the clay component of the instructional arts curriculum which serves both adult and child learners.

Gallery Manager-Craft Connection Gallery

Gallery owned and operated by the Minnesota Crafts Council. Exhibited the works of 45+member artists. Coordinated daily operation of the gallery and supervised volunteers and staff. Responsible for gallery physical plant, layout of exhibitions and window displays. Organized open houses and customer appreciation events.

Vice President, Board of Directors-Minnesota Crafts

Served for four years as a member of the Board of this regional arts organization. Chair of the education committee, working at outreach in the community as well as programming opportunities and workshops for member artists.

Community Artist-CETA, Artspeople of Wisconsin

Provided community arts programming for a three-county area in Wisconsin. Operated under a Federal CETA grant.

Instructor-Pottery and Raku-College of St. Benedict

Clay instructor for the summer academic camps co-sponsored by the Minnesota Arts High School and the College. Students built their own kiln and fired their own pottery.

Ceramics Instructor-University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Taught evening clay classes for those wishing to pursue a degree or just interested in learning the craft of pottery.

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

Juried Artist-Duluth Art Institute, Plein Air Event and Exhibit

One-Woman Show- River Falls Public Library Gallery

Invited Artist- University of Wisconsin-Haas Gallery

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Girl Scouts of America-Indianhead Council, St Paul, MN

Created and produced an instruction video for utilizing re-cycled materials in a variety of arts projects for the Indianhead Council of the Girl Scouts of America

City of River Falls, WI

Introduced and implemented an exhibition program for local artists in the River Falls Municipal Buildings.

University of WI-Stout, Menomonie, WI

Lecturer "Women as Creator" Series, University of Wisconsin, Stout

GRANTS

Wisconsin Arts Board Grant for creation of a mural
Wisconsin Humanities Grant for creation of a participation mural

Pierce County Title IIIB Grant for arts programming in senior centers

Wisconisin Arts Board, Chequamegon Arts Board for creation of a community mural

State of WI -JEM grant for Port Wing Plein Air Festival, 2 years

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts-1972-University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Areas of concentration: painting, drawing and pottery, Teaching assistantship; instructed Freshman level painting/drawing, Full tuition fellowship

Teaching Certification Art K-12-1974-Mount Senario College, Ladysmith WI

Instructor for adult continuing education classes, Completed certification for teaching certification

Bachelor of Fine Arts-1971-University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls,WI

Areas of concentration: painting ,drawing and printmaking